After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If...– Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be. (via oliviacirce)
The Bittersweetest Thing: The Female Perspective... →
dgaider: I happen to be fortunate. My team of writers on Dragon Age currently consists of nine people— most of which are female. It’s reached the point that, when we consider new hires and transfers, I tend to joke “ummm, we could use some more testosterone in here…” and give a big goofy grin. Mine is…
'Allegiance' breaks Globe box office records →
allegiancemusical: The Balboa Park institution has announced that “Allegiance” is officially the highest-grossing show in the theater’s 77-year history, taking in $2.23 million since performances began Sept. 7. “I’ve got to say, we are really indebted to the Old Globe, because this is a high-risk project,” Takei said. “(Internment) was a shameful chapter in our history. It’s not a happy story...
What Happens Next: A Gallimaufry: Rape Culture In... →
kateelliottsff: fozmeadows: About a week ago, I wrote a post on Penny Arcade vs. Rape Culture, which sent my blog traffic skyrocketing after it was linked on Reddit. However, both in comments on the post itself and elsewhere on Reddit, quite a few people seemed to be missing the point: or, more specifically,… Another great post by Foz Meadows, but difficult to read & exhausting...
MARMALADE CHRONOFILE: Game of Privilege →
marmaladechronofile: Over on his blog, Scalzi offers a resonant metaphor for Straight White Male privilege: Imagine life here in the US — or indeed, pretty much anywhere in the Western world — is a massive role playing game, like World of Warcraft except appallingly mundane, where most quests involve the… Thinking about this, brewing response to OP.
A Puritan twist in our nature makes us think that anything good for us must be...– Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan, Out of the Labyrinth
scott's tumblr: Notes from an Occupation 17:... →
Hmmm. scottrossi: So I’m just going to quick talk about what happened tonight, 30 April, 2012, on the eve of the May Day 2012 General Strike. I don’t know everything yet, and I’m too busy getting ready for tomorrow to really sit down and do homework. You’re getting my on the ground observations and you’re getting…
Reg's Mom on Saving Tali
biowareaccordingtomom: Mom: wat Reg: What? Mom: numbers? Reg: Timed mission. Mom: y Reg: [sudden realization] MOM YOU HAVE TO SAVE TALI Mom: who Reg: STOP TEXTING ME AND SAVE TALI AND DO NOT PICK UP THIS PHONE UNTIL YOU HAVE SAVED HER. [several minutes pass] Mom: so android gril Reg: Tali is my homegirl, Mom. You are not allowed to trash talk her. Mom: but shes an andrid Reg: She’s not an...
For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in...– President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama)
So we have a new organization of content and expression, each with its own forms...– Deleuze & Guattari, “The Geology of Morals”, A Thousand Plateaus, 2007, p. 63