ALISHA LEVIN

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slaughterhouse90210:

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

slaughterhouse90210:

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

— 14 hours ago with 1530 notes
#bob's burgers  #slaughterhouse90210 

How was this view even real?

— 1 day ago
#seneca lake 
The 123 Worst Musicians of All Time →

shotintoeternity:

THE CLASH

If you wanna bum people out, play the intro to “Straight to Hell” and watch their disappointment as they realize it’s not the M.I.A. song. That’s right, M.I.A. managed to make a more popular song than the Clash. Thank God someone paid to fix Joe Strummer’s teeth or this would’ve just been another unmarketable British band.

Noisey presents the 123 worst musicians of all time.

Okay this was pretty excellent.

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#noisey 
Ode to George Bernard Shaw

a found poem from Blake Lively’s bee attack as recounted on Preserve.us

(previously)

an electric shock of energy
(I was shaken)

why did it feel like agony
(I was swollen)

melting, melting, burning, melting
(I had to stop)

running at top speed
a terrible sound
from my very own mouth
piercing the air

but in my mind—dolls, candy drops, baby’s breath
a flower interpretation
invisible votives that marked so many of my earlier years
(I will never, ever grow up)

— 5 days ago with 3 notes
#found poem  #found poetry  #blake likely  #preserve  #preserve.us  #poetry 

Perfect reminder of how early this shit starts, and how quickly it changes from (questionably) sweet to creepy. (That would be right around when we turn 12. Yeah. 12.)

(Source: ursaeyer)

— 5 days ago with 985 notes
#cat calling  #street harassment  #feminism 
jwthornton:

housingworksbookstore:

We are so thrilled to be working with the very fine folks at orbooks on a new book: Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York. A portion of proceeds from book sales will benefit Housing Works, and we are working on a not-to-be-missed launch event here a the bookstore in October; stay tuned for details!
The book is edited by John Freeman, illustrated by Molly Crabapple, and features and amazing roster of writers: 
GARNETTE CADOGAN, BILL CHENG, TEJU COLE, LYDIA DAVIS, JONATHAN DEE, JUNOT DIAZ, MARK DOTY, DAVE EGGERS, JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER, D.W. GIBSON, CHAASADAHYAH JACKSON, SARAH JAFFE, LAWRENCE JOSEPH, VICTOR LaVALLE, VALERIA LUISELLI, COLUM McCANN, DINAW MENGESTU, TÉA OBREHT, PATRICK RYAN, MICHAEL SALU, ROSIE SCHAAP, TAIYE SELASI, AKHIL SHARMA, ZADIE SMITH, JEANNE THORNTON, HANNAH TINTI, MARIA VENEGAS, and EDMUND WHITE.
More on the book:
Growing inequality is today a world-wide phenomenon. But it is at its most acute in the “world cities” where the rich choose to live (or invest their fortunes in real estate). Nowhere is this more evident than New York City, where the top 1% earns upwards of $500,000/year, while 22,000 children are homeless.
What does this chasm of wealth feel like to people who live and work in NYC? The stories in Tales of Two Cities mix fiction and reportage to convey the indignities and heartbreak, the callousness and solidarities, of living side-by-side with people who have a stupefyingly different income.
In these pages we read of the polarizing effect of a violent attack on the Q train as it crosses the Manhattan Bridge, of the subterranean lives of homeless people who must find a bed in the city’s underground tunnels, and of the rage felt by a millionaire at being stuck in a snowstorm. We hear of the stresses that burgeoning gentrification can bring to neighbors in a Brooklyn apartment block, and of the way destitution in India shapes the perception of poverty in New York for an immigrant from the sub-continent. We walk past the luxury pet spas and yoga studios that have opened next to cheap hair braiding salons and detox clinics in Hamilton Heights, witness the shenanigans of seriously alienated night shift paralegals, and find out what it’s like to be a housing defendant standing up for tenants whose landlords go to shocking lengths to raise rents.
Eschewing more direct sociological or economic analysis, the pieces here focus on the human dimension of penury and profligacy coexisting in the tightest of quarters. In his successful election campaign, Mayor Bill de Blasio referred often to the “tale of two cities” that is life in today’s New York. With writing that will move the reader, not just emotionally but perhaps, too, to action, this anthology gives life to the meaning of those words in the streets and buildings of the metropolis.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to Housing Works.

Hey I have a piece in this everyone / it is about my final days before moving away from new york city, working in independent publishing as a trans woman, and the cruel betrayal of friends / if these subjects interest you then get yr copy today I guess!

THIS LOOKS SO EXCELLENT

jwthornton:

housingworksbookstore:

We are so thrilled to be working with the very fine folks at orbooks on a new book: Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York. A portion of proceeds from book sales will benefit Housing Works, and we are working on a not-to-be-missed launch event here a the bookstore in October; stay tuned for details!

The book is edited by John Freeman, illustrated by Molly Crabapple, and features and amazing roster of writers: 

GARNETTE CADOGAN, BILL CHENG, TEJU COLE, LYDIA DAVIS, JONATHAN DEE, JUNOT DIAZ, MARK DOTY, DAVE EGGERS, JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER, D.W. GIBSON, CHAASADAHYAH JACKSON, SARAH JAFFE, LAWRENCE JOSEPH, VICTOR LaVALLE, VALERIA LUISELLI, COLUM McCANN, DINAW MENGESTU, TÉA OBREHT, PATRICK RYAN, MICHAEL SALU, ROSIE SCHAAP, TAIYE SELASI, AKHIL SHARMA, ZADIE SMITH, JEANNE THORNTON, HANNAH TINTI, MARIA VENEGAS, and EDMUND WHITE.

More on the book:

Growing inequality is today a world-wide phenomenon. But it is at its most acute in the “world cities” where the rich choose to live (or invest their fortunes in real estate). Nowhere is this more evident than New York City, where the top 1% earns upwards of $500,000/year, while 22,000 children are homeless.

What does this chasm of wealth feel like to people who live and work in NYC? The stories in Tales of Two Cities mix fiction and reportage to convey the indignities and heartbreak, the callousness and solidarities, of living side-by-side with people who have a stupefyingly different income.

In these pages we read of the polarizing effect of a violent attack on the Q train as it crosses the Manhattan Bridge, of the subterranean lives of homeless people who must find a bed in the city’s underground tunnels, and of the rage felt by a millionaire at being stuck in a snowstorm. We hear of the stresses that burgeoning gentrification can bring to neighbors in a Brooklyn apartment block, and of the way destitution in India shapes the perception of poverty in New York for an immigrant from the sub-continent. We walk past the luxury pet spas and yoga studios that have opened next to cheap hair braiding salons and detox clinics in Hamilton Heights, witness the shenanigans of seriously alienated night shift paralegals, and find out what it’s like to be a housing defendant standing up for tenants whose landlords go to shocking lengths to raise rents.

Eschewing more direct sociological or economic analysis, the pieces here focus on the human dimension of penury and profligacy coexisting in the tightest of quarters. In his successful election campaign, Mayor Bill de Blasio referred often to the “tale of two cities” that is life in today’s New York. With writing that will move the reader, not just emotionally but perhaps, too, to action, this anthology gives life to the meaning of those words in the streets and buildings of the metropolis.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to Housing Works.

Hey I have a piece in this everyone / it is about my final days before moving away from new york city, working in independent publishing as a trans woman, and the cruel betrayal of friends / if these subjects interest you then get yr copy today I guess!

THIS LOOKS SO EXCELLENT

— 1 week ago with 156 notes
#jeanne thornton  #bill cheng  #to read  #books  #housing works 

huffingtonpost:

Emmys’ Best Actress In Comedy Goes To Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Before taking the stage, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made out with Bryan Cranston. Earlier in the broadcast, Cranston and Dreyfus joked about the actor’s guest appearance on “Seinfeld,” where he kissed Dreyfus’ character, Elaine.

For more on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ win read on here. 

(Source: Giphy)

Don’t care how pre-planned this was; it was magical and adorable.

(via huffposttv)

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#julia louis-dreyfus  #bryan cranston  #emmy awards  #emmys 2014 

This album on repeat all day.

(Source: Spotify)

— 2 weeks 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 weeks ago with 633 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. 

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#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."
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#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.

— 2 weeks ago with 9 notes
#battlestar galactica  #emchughes  #important texts