ALISHA LEVIN

Special initiatives at the Guggenheim, a nerd. Elsewhere: Twitter / Instagram / BLK WHT RED

This album on repeat all day.

(Source: Spotify)

— 18 hours ago
#music  #spotify  #guilty of everything  #band of nothing 

Natalie Dormer x Sophie Turner

High Priestesses of the Order of the Cheekbones, we are not worthy.

(Source: dormerdaily, via mymissus)

— 2 days ago with 484 notes
#natalie dormer  #sophie turner 
wmagazine:

Mariacarla and Anna
Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2014. 

wmagazine:

Mariacarla and Anna

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2014. 

— 4 days ago with 648 notes
#mert & marcus  #black and white 
"But the media is comprised of people, and those people have been acculturated in a country that does not value black lives or the tenor of black anger and grief. This is a culture that does not care about black anger and grief unless it inconveniences them."
— 5 days ago with 1 note
#ferguson  #roxane gay  #mike brown 
emchughes:

I’m watching BSG for the first time and alishalevin is my spirit guide.

emchughes:

I’m watching BSG for the first time and alishalevin is my spirit guide.

— 6 days ago with 9 notes
#battlestar galactica  #emchughes  #important texts 
"Perhaps someday you will learn that my success is not a threat to you unless you wish it to be."

Ayn Rand’s The Devil Wears Prada (via rachelfershleiser)

The snake has eaten its own tail and come full circle to the best true, sincere advice that there is.

(via jaimealyse)

(via jaimealyse)

— 6 days ago with 22 notes
#mallory ortberg  #the devil wears prada  #ayn rand  #perfect things 
THE BLACK EMERALD is released and i write a bunch of stuff about it

jwthornton:

http://www.instarbooks.com/books/the-black-emerald.html

http://www.instarbooks.com/books/the-black-emerald.html

http://www.instarbooks.com/books/the-black-emerald.html

So this is a little belated because I Was Traveling and then I Was Recovering From Travel. But my new book, THE BLACK EMERALD, is finally released from INSTAR BOOKS. Right now it is available as an ebook in epub, mobi, and PDF format. If it gets to 500 copies sold, OR Books is pledged upon its honor to release it as a paperback. I guess we are at 32 copies now, so DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR A PB EDITION ANYTIME SOON, but the ebook is pretty fancily done and features illustrations! (And if it hits I think like 200 sales I’m gonna do a limited number of hand-bound copies / probably gonna do that anyway in secret.)

Basically this is two long novella-ish things and a bunch of short stories exploring different kinds of despair, the kinds of good effects despair can have in our lives and on our friendships, and possible reasons why we might want to take steps to get away from it. I think it is kind of a “transitional work” in key ways, but I’m proud of it, and you should check it out!

From here on I’m gonna write at length about this collection. I’m doing this in part because I like reading this kind of thing so hopefully at least someone else will to, but also because at the present moment I’m terrified that there will be actually no reviews of it or press relating to it at all, despite people having said they’d review it/interview me about it. I do care about this stuff and don’t want this book to just like vanish as some dumb extraneous thing I did—it is legit an important book to me—so maybe if I talk some about it, its qualities as a specific text instead of “a friend’s book” will become maybe more apparent, and you will become curious about it??? Curious enough to pick up a copy??? WHO CAN SAY / READ ON IF YOU THINK THIS IS YR KINDA THING.

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— 6 days ago with 28 notes
#jeanne thornton  #the black emerald  #lit 
"In the world of 50 Shades, I — a queer Domme — am unthinkable."
On Autostraddle, the uber-talented azura09 on the shitty, misleading, and often offensive genericness of BDSM lit
— 1 week ago with 252 notes
#jen hanks  #azura09  #autostraddle  #bdsm  #50 shades 
"Abbi and Ilana are the idols of a largely underserved and under-chronicled female id. Men have managed to get away with prolonged adolescence, on the screen and in life, in a way that women haven’t. “Women always have to be the eye rollers, as the men make a mess,” Poehler said. “We didn’t want that. Young women can be lost, too.”"
— 1 week ago with 4569 notes
#broad city 
emchughes:

I live to make alishalevin happy with my media consumption choices.

Yeah but I hope you know that soon as you’re done I fully expect you to watch The Wire.

emchughes:

I live to make alishalevin happy with my media consumption choices.

Yeah but I hope you know that soon as you’re done I fully expect you to watch The Wire.

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#my friends  #emchughes 
The #grilledcheesemafia is strictly east coast.

The #grilledcheesemafia is strictly east coast.

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#best friends gang 
smithsonian:

What makes your night cheese so delicious? Microbes. smithsonianmag has the details about what makes cheese so distinctly delicious.


Science + cheese + 30 Rock = reblogged so fast

smithsonian:

What makes your night cheese so delicious? Microbes. smithsonianmag has the details about what makes cheese so distinctly delicious.

Science + cheese + 30 Rock = reblogged so fast
— 2 weeks ago with 364 notes
#science!  #30 rock 

One of my favorite feel-good movies and it’s just so gorgeously shot. Let’s not even talk about all the Givenchy and mid-century modern goodness.

— 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#sabrina  #favorite movies  #audrey hepburn  #humphrey bogart 
moschops911:

1819 ichthyosaur print by Paul W. Stewart


This is bizarre and wonderful.

moschops911:

1819 ichthyosaur print by Paul W. Stewart

This is bizarre and wonderful.

(via scientificillustration)

— 2 weeks ago with 207 notes
#science!