"The LYS is closing" has to be one of the worst...
Because mine is closing and it’s not exactly devastating, but it is pretty sad. The owner recently purchased another shop over two hours away and will still be maintaining that store, and said in the newsletter that we should be looking forward to the next phase, which I hope will be a return to this area again before I graduate.
In a nation with the racial history of the United States I am baffled by the...– Melissa Harris-Perry, The Epistemology of Race Talk (via mswyrr) 0h shit i just got truth all down my shirt (via muckrakingiswomenswork)
If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.– President Obama, responding to a question about Trayvon Martin and the role of “stand your ground” laws. (via theatlantic)
While The Daily Show thrives on highlighting absurdity, the American press is...– Conor Friedersdorf, on what the mainstream press can learn from The Daily Show’s recent foray into (somewhat serious) reporting. (via theatlantic) There are good reasons that I’ve become a regular watcher of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report again.
Let us begin our activism right here: with the money-driven villainy at the...– The White Savior Industrial Complex - Teju Cole - International - The Atlantic Excellent article. You should read the whole thing. (via theatlantic)
If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they probably would...– President Barack Obama on the critics of a clean energy future, in Maryland today. (via barackobama)
Yarn Harlot: For Women →
I wasn’t aware that International Women’s Day was something that existed, but I’m glad that it does. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee shares her experience at the link above and puts it in perspective fairly well.
A sermon wants to change your life, and a lecture wants to give you a bit of...– Religion for Atheist – Alain de Botton on what secular movements like education and the arts can learn from the ritual and delivery formats of religion. (via explore-blog)
I have been working on the sleeves for this...
They are knit top down, so I can go long just to be safe. I can hem or rip out a few rows later, but I don’t think I’ll ever feel like I got it just right.
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for...– Neil deGrasse Tyson (via nedhepburn)
I am glad to see Lady Gaga and Oprah combating bullying at Harvard. It would...– Ta-Nehisi Coates (via ayjay)