"I feel like when we’re together, we’re in a little bubble just floatin’ above the ground. And I know we can’t stay there, but it makes coming back down to earth feel better. What do you call that?" —Jason Stackhouse
99 percent of the time, True Blood is a ridiculous show, but this moment stunned me. We don’t have a word for that person who is so completely impractical—either they live far away, or they’re betraying their significant other, or they’re emotionally stunted, or all three—that they can never quite be an everyday friend or lover, but rather a fixture who weaves in and out of your life as the years go on. They bounce between being a outlet for love, lust, frustration, and hate, but regardless of the drama  you know they’ll always regard you highly, at least as high as that little bubble you two float in together from time to time.

"I feel like when we’re together, we’re in a little bubble just floatin’ above the ground. And I know we can’t stay there, but it makes coming back down to earth feel better. What do you call that?" —Jason Stackhouse

99 percent of the time, True Blood is a ridiculous show, but this moment stunned me. We don’t have a word for that person who is so completely impractical—either they live far away, or they’re betraying their significant other, or they’re emotionally stunted, or all three—that they can never quite be an everyday friend or lover, but rather a fixture who weaves in and out of your life as the years go on. They bounce between being a outlet for love, lust, frustration, and hate, but regardless of the drama  you know they’ll always regard you highly, at least as high as that little bubble you two float in together from time to time.

#manicureday

"I’m already in my 20s, and Mrs. Doubtfire is not for me, and I am already cynical enough to realize that this movie is trying to convince you that a hero can be a man who neglects his family and then deceives both said family and the United States court system by cross-dressing. I still laugh, though, because Robin Williams is so funny. He is funny enough that I am crying laughing, even though I know this movie’s main plot points describe a horror movie, not a comedy. And I realize that Robin Williams is the only reason this movie is well remembered because the actual plot is completely insane. I’m sitting there, realizing that this movie is not for me and it is very weird, but I am laughing, and the laughing feels good, and I haven’t laughed in a very long time because I am depressed every day. And I realize that Robin Williams isn’t just funny, he is funnier than my omnipresent emotional pain."

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I was on Morning Edition today talking about the class dynamics on Honey Boo Boo and 2 Broke Girls, aka my dream interview request.

"Each sentence in this collection bears the mark of a writer haunted by the notion that without a constant search for clarity on what mattered most to her, she would never realize the life — or love, or society — she hoped for. If we persist in thinking that the members of her generation deceived themselves when they believed they were beginning to see the light, we deserve every bit of darkness that is blinding us now. For those of us who would rather not get fooled again, we have these 513 pages as a guide."

The New York Times review of “The Essential Ellen Willis” is a rave!

(Although it does take a jab at our generation and era of Internet journalism, calling it “self-congratulatory clique-building and fresh outrage every hour on the hour”—which is a maddeningly cynical way to think of an exciting, creative, participatory media climate about which Mom would have been thrilled.)

(Source: ellenwillis)

"To read her cultural criticism is to see her admitting insecurity, weakness. Willis wasn’t always sure where the boundaries fell between personal and political, if those boundaries even existed. She could grant, “My commitment to heterosexual sex is very basic and I want, need love and companionship.” And she could also observe when her own politics became more sophisticated. She later footnoted her celebrated article on Dylan as a “prefeminist essay,” critiquing her reference “with aplomb if not outright endorsement to Dylan’s characteristic bohemian contempt for women.” She calls another statement in the piece “absurd.” What other writer would inspect her shedded skin with such harsh and bracing honesty?"

Emily Greenhouse’s Dissent review of “The Essential Ellen Willis” is one of the most perceptive things written on the book so far, and it has now been liberated from the paywall!

(Source: ellenwillis)

"Throughout the conference, speakers labeled Common Core “anti-Christian,” “collectivist,” and “violating the Constitution.” Speakers like State Rep. Bill Zedler, R-96th district, called for legislation that would force school districts to “choose” between state and federal funds. One audience member raised her hand and worried that her “grandchildren are being abused.” Another suggested that teachers and administrators using elements of the Common Core in Texas should go to jail."

I reported on how Pacific Islander students are falling behind. And because of stereotypes and messy data, nobody seems to notice.

flyartproductions:

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Pygmalion and Galatea (c.1890), Jean-Leon Gerome / ***Flawless, Beyonce ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Maybe a little lame that I just found out about it via Buzzfeed but nevertheless I am feelin this Tumblr!

flyartproductions:

***Galatea

Pygmalion and Galatea (c.1890), Jean-Leon Gerome / ***Flawless, Beyonce ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Maybe a little lame that I just found out about it via Buzzfeed but nevertheless I am feelin this Tumblr!

(via flyartproductions)