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At Longreads, journalist Gabriel Thompson reports on the real people of California's Coachella Valley in "Coachella, Underground." #longreads Art, Coachella, Graphics, Coachella Valley, Photographer, Photograph, Fine Art, Graphic, Sculpture Art
Coachella, Underground - Longreads
At Longreads, journalist Gabriel Thompson reports on the real people of California's Coachella Valley in "Coachella, Underground." #longreads
At Tin House, poet and essayist Patricia Lockwood writes a beautiful piece on writing in an age of toxicity and distractions online. #PoweredByWordPress Crafts, Reading, Ideas, Inspiration, Worth Reading, Writers Write, Essayists, Literary Terms, Writing Advice
How Do We Write Now? - Tin House
At Tin House, poet and essayist Patricia Lockwood writes a beautiful piece on writing in an age of toxicity and distractions online. #PoweredByWordPress
A comic by Wellington-based artist, writer, and mother Sarah Laing (https://sarahelaing.com) on rape culture. Writing, Humour, Political Comics, Shit Happens, Misogyny, Boundaries, Pick One, Knowledge, Journalling
Rape culture
A comic by Wellington-based artist, writer, and mother Sarah Laing (https://sarahelaing.com) on rape culture.
Jessie Kanelos Weiner at https://thefrancofly.com shares watercolor reportage from the Women's March in Paris. Paris, People, Photo Art, Posters, Artists, Artist, Political Art
Watercolor reportage: The Women’s March Paris
Jessie Kanelos Weiner at https://thefrancofly.com shares watercolor reportage from the Women's March in Paris.
"And in so doing, we all know exactly how Brock became the man he became. He became the man he was raised to be." (https://alyssaroyse.wordpress.com) Parents, The More You Know, Guys, Its Time To Stop, Parenting, Say What, Relationship, Tragedy
Private Site
"And in so doing, we all know exactly how Brock became the man he became. He became the man he was raised to be." (https://alyssaroyse.wordpress.com)
"I am always looking for signs to show me that I’m actually here. That I’ve actually done something. I write on my typewriter and cherish the full page that was once blank. I covered it with ink, hammer-stroke after tiny hammer-stroke. I did that. I am here. I am alive." (https://oneaardvark.wordpress.com) Rain, Perspective, Foundation, Design, Instagram, When It Rains, Alive, Blue Orchids
Catharsis of Mundanity
"I am always looking for signs to show me that I’m actually here. That I’ve actually done something. I write on my typewriter and cherish the full page that was once blank. I covered it with ink, hammer-stroke after tiny hammer-stroke. I did that. I am here. I am alive." (https://oneaardvark.wordpress.com)
An Open Letter to Vice Media’s Natasha VC and to Anyone Else Who Thinks I’m Lying (https://leifegreenz.com). Police, Fitness, Wordpress, Open Letter, Everyone Else, Vice, My Way, Open
An Open Letter to Vice Media’s Natasha VC and to Anyone Else Who Thinks I’m Lying
An Open Letter to Vice Media’s Natasha VC and to Anyone Else Who Thinks I’m Lying (https://leifegreenz.com).
"Some people have a 401K to secure their financial future. I have a letter of apology from Anna Wintour." A fourteen-year-old model sees the softer side of the devil in Prada. (https://luluwrites.net) Writing Prompts, Anna Wintour, Words, Phrase, Anna, Prompts
"Some people have a 401K to secure their financial future. I have a letter of apology from Anna Wintour." A fourteen-year-old model sees the softer side of the devil in Prada. (https://luluwrites.net)
"It was ten minutes dominated by the ghosts of young lives, cruelly destroyed by radiation, upheaval, trauma." Peter Zarko-Flynn documents Chernobyl in a series of photo essays, 30 years after the disaster (https://pzfphotography.com/chernobyl). Places, Outdoor, Vintage Photos, Snow, Photo, Winter Scenery, Abandoned, Ghost, Historia
Chernobyl: 30 Years On
"It was ten minutes dominated by the ghosts of young lives, cruelly destroyed by radiation, upheaval, trauma." Peter Zarko-Flynn documents Chernobyl in a series of photo essays, 30 years after the disaster (https://pzfphotography.com/chernobyl).
"The prose is so thick that to me it has the closeness of a summer day; you can feel yourself choking on the humidity, feel the grit of Macondo sticking to the back of your neck, and all you want to do is lie on the tile floor, eat a banana, and sweat." Honoring literature with pie -- a frozen banana pie, for "One Hundred Years of Solitude," at https://thepiebrary.com. Desserts, Dessert, Foods, Meringue, Pie, Favorite Recipes, Sweet Treats, Favorite Desserts, Yummy
(He Was To Remember) Iced Banana Pie
"The prose is so thick that to me it has the closeness of a summer day; you can feel yourself choking on the humidity, feel the grit of Macondo sticking to the back of your neck, and all you want to do is lie on the tile floor, eat a banana, and sweat." Honoring literature with pie -- a frozen banana pie, for "One Hundred Years of Solitude," at https://thepiebrary.com.
Jennifer K. Armstrong (https://jenniferkarmstrong.com) connects the dots on powerful women publicly dealing with cheating. "Their version flips the script on the trope of the pathetic doormat who suffers through her man’s infidelity silently." Beyoncé, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bill And Hillary Clinton, Clinton Foundation, Sally Miller, Hillary Clinton 2016, Gennifer Flowers, President Trump, President Obama
Beyoncé, Hillary, and ‘The Good Wife’: The Power of Women Scorned
Jennifer K. Armstrong (https://jenniferkarmstrong.com) connects the dots on powerful women publicly dealing with cheating. "Their version flips the script on the trope of the pathetic doormat who suffers through her man’s infidelity silently."
Tents inside a warehouse in 'The Jungle,' the camp where hundreds of migrants are living in Calais, France, from where they try to cross the English Channel to make it to the United Kingdom. Photograph by Mary Turner. Around The World Trips, United Kingdom, Tent, Home, Camping, Around The Worlds, Warehouse, New Century, Troilus And Cressida
Homes of Calais
Tents inside a warehouse in 'The Jungle,' the camp where hundreds of migrants are living in Calais, France, from where they try to cross the English Channel to make it to the United Kingdom. Photograph by Mary Turner.
On the new triangle trade, and the surprising connection between modern slavery and ecological disaster. Africa, Threat, American, Human Trafficking, Best Web, Black History, Human Rights, The Past
Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy - Longreads
On the new triangle trade, and the surprising connection between modern slavery and ecological disaster.
Hollywood Studios, Actors, In Hollywood, Hollywood, Oscar Photo, New Gossip, Oscar Speech, Academy Awards
Snarcasm: Let's Talk About How the Oscars Don't Matter (Again) - Jon Negroni
"It must have brought back the memory of being a young man, seeing his first child and holding her for the first time; now, here he was 50 years later, holding her in those same hands." https://myswede.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/4/ Mr., Good People, Well Said Quotes, 50 Years, Job, Young Man, Thankful
thanks, mr. jobs.
"It must have brought back the memory of being a young man, seeing his first child and holding her for the first time; now, here he was 50 years later, holding her in those same hands." https://myswede.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/4/
"Adults who challenge books are more often trying to protect themselves and their ideas about what childhood and adolescence should be than they are trying to protect real children and adolescents." https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/fifty-shades-of-censorship-or-how-we-can-learn-to-stop-worrying-and-let-kids-read-by-rosemary-hathaway/ Roman, High School, Indiana, Young Adult Novels, Books Young Adult, Banned Books Week, Adults Books, Best Children Books
Fifty Shades of Censorship, or How We Can Learn to Stop Worrying and Let Kids Read by Rosemary Hathaway
"Adults who challenge books are more often trying to protect themselves and their ideas about what childhood and adolescence should be than they are trying to protect real children and adolescents." https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/fifty-shades-of-censorship-or-how-we-can-learn-to-stop-worrying-and-let-kids-read-by-rosemary-hathaway/
"Does Chaucer probably being a rapist change the way we read The Reeve’s Tale? Yes and no." http://menysnoweballes.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/chaucers-funny-rape-addressing-a-taboo-in-medieval-studies/ History, Canterbury, Elisabeth Frink, Dame, Tales, Taboo, Artist Books
Chaucer’s Funny Rape: Addressing a Taboo in Medieval Studies
"Does Chaucer probably being a rapist change the way we read The Reeve’s Tale? Yes and no." http://menysnoweballes.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/chaucers-funny-rape-addressing-a-taboo-in-medieval-studies/
"If it weren’t for book banning, this experience I had would not have happened. But I would trade this memory in a nanosecond if it meant everyone had access to books that had been deemed unsuitable for younger individuals just because a high court of people don’t understand how books and reading work." http://theywillclimbthewalls.com/2014/09/24/bannedbooksweek/ Vintage, Memories, Negro, Noir, Fotografia, Black And White, White
"If it weren’t for book banning, this experience I had would not have happened. But I would trade this memory in a nanosecond if it meant everyone had access to books that had been deemed unsuitable for younger individuals just because a high court of people don’t understand how books and reading work." http://theywillclimbthewalls.com/2014/09/24/bannedbooksweek/
"People often assume that as a white female, I don’t have to deal with racism. And they’re right — I don’t." https://emmanorthcottblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/people-often-assume-that-as-a-white-female-i-dont-have-to-deal-with-racism-and-i-dont/ Fan, Sisterhood, Black History Facts, Deal, Century, Theta Xi
"People often assume that as a white female, I don’t have to deal with racism. And they’re right — I don’t." https://emmanorthcottblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/people-often-assume-that-as-a-white-female-i-dont-have-to-deal-with-racism-and-i-dont/
"Let me just say this right now — being the loved one of someone in prison is often like being in prison yourself. And it’s perfectly fine to feel that way." http://nonsenseshenanigans.com/2014/09/23/one-sentence-two-prisoners/ Feelings, School Counsellor, Im In Love, Interesting Quotes, What Really Happened, School Counselor, First Love
nonsenseshenanigans.com
"Let me just say this right now — being the loved one of someone in prison is often like being in prison yourself. And it’s perfectly fine to feel that way." http://nonsenseshenanigans.com/2014/09/23/one-sentence-two-prisoners/
"One thing that needs to stop is our desperate cling to one homogeneous Libya. We can be united while still being diverse." https://bravenewlibya.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/what-it-means-to-be-libyan/ Leonardo Da Vinci, Portrait, Mona Lisa Parody, Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa Smile, Famous Artwork, Black Artists, Italian Artist
What It Means To Be Libyan
"One thing that needs to stop is our desperate cling to one homogeneous Libya. We can be united while still being diverse." https://bravenewlibya.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/what-it-means-to-be-libyan/
"But exploiting authors isn’t important. Let’s get mad about an Amazon affiliate deal instead." — David Gaughran https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/publishing-is-rotten-to-the-core/ Ipad, Angeles, Fruit, Los Angeles, Education, Standardized Testing, Increasing Student Engagement, Pearson Education, Districts
Publishing Is Rotten To The Core | David Gaughran
"But exploiting authors isn’t important. Let’s get mad about an Amazon affiliate deal instead." — David Gaughran https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/publishing-is-rotten-to-the-core/
"I’m tired of how some days, being a woman in science gets in the way of actually doing it." — Jacquelyn Gill https://contemplativemammoth.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/when-words-fail-women-science-and-women-in-science/ #fails, Fails, Women, Change, Clue, Ny Times, Olds
When words fail: women, science, and women-in-science
"I’m tired of how some days, being a woman in science gets in the way of actually doing it." — Jacquelyn Gill https://contemplativemammoth.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/when-words-fail-women-science-and-women-in-science/
"Please do teach about Mike Brown. But don’t stop there." https://rethinkingschoolsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/teach-about-mike-brown-but-dont-stop-there/ Intersectionality, Still I Rise, Difficult Conversations, Humane Education, Fiction And Nonfiction, Social Justice, Social Justice Education
Teach About Mike Brown. But Don’t Stop There.
"Please do teach about Mike Brown. But don’t stop there." https://rethinkingschoolsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/teach-about-mike-brown-but-dont-stop-there/
"What nobody tells you as an artist is that every project starts at the beginning. Not just the blank page, the empty stage, but that you have to re-establish your credentials and your quality every time." https://brevity.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/disinformation/ Illustrators, Woodcut, Lost Art, Cartoonist, Artwork, Art Articles, Drawing And Illustration
Disinformation
"What nobody tells you as an artist is that every project starts at the beginning. Not just the blank page, the empty stage, but that you have to re-establish your credentials and your quality every time." https://brevity.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/disinformation/
"Today, 11 September 2014, imagine a world we could have before us if we had then responded with humility instead of bravado." https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/imagine-on-bravado-and-humility-11-september-2014/ Coaching, Close Reading, Critical Thinking, Literary Analysis, Teaching Essay Writing, Reading Instruction, Essay Writing Tips
Imagine: On Bravado and Humility, 11 September 2014
"Today, 11 September 2014, imagine a world we could have before us if we had then responded with humility instead of bravado." https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/imagine-on-bravado-and-humility-11-september-2014/
"Being a Yes voter isn’t about being a gambler or a blackmailer, a zealot or an economic imbecile. It’s about being a force for bottom-up change across all the countries of the ‘Union’ so that the 99% are calling the shots, not the 1%." http://teachersforyes.net/2014/09/10/an-open-letter-to-jk-rowling/ Harry Potter, Johnny Depp, Celebrities, Long Hair Styles, Michael Jackson, Feliz, Harry
"Being a Yes voter isn’t about being a gambler or a blackmailer, a zealot or an economic imbecile. It’s about being a force for bottom-up change across all the countries of the ‘Union’ so that the 99% are calling the shots, not the 1%." http://teachersforyes.net/2014/09/10/an-open-letter-to-jk-rowling/
"I end up changing everything halfway through the semester anyway because the plan on paper is never what the living class ends up being about." One teacher's shadow syllabus: http://sonyahuber.com/2014/08/20/shadow-syllabus/ Teaching, Ombre, Fear, Shadow, Illusions, The Real World, Tools, Teaching Tools
Shadow Syllabus
"I end up changing everything halfway through the semester anyway because the plan on paper is never what the living class ends up being about." One teacher's shadow syllabus: http://sonyahuber.com/2014/08/20/shadow-syllabus/
Native advertising, explained in a comic strip:  https://drmattcarlson.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/the-conference-paper-as-comic-strip/ Writing Tips, Book Publishing, Writer, Conference, Native Advertising, Advertising
The Conference Paper as Comic Strip
Native advertising, explained in a comic strip: https://drmattcarlson.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/the-conference-paper-as-comic-strip/
When to hug someone -- life's greatest mystery: http://you-monsters-are-people.com/2012/12/26/when-to-hug-someone-lifes-greatest-mystery/ I Got This, Things To Know, You Monster, I Need You, Lesson
When To Hug Someone: Life’s Greatest Mystery
When to hug someone -- life's greatest mystery: http://you-monsters-are-people.com/2012/12/26/when-to-hug-someone-lifes-greatest-mystery/