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Jan 06

Nice story on Cool Tools
Good printed work includes a mix of elements in which juxtaposition and tempo tell their own story, the kind of story best told with ink and paper. (via Print Starts to Settle Into Its Niches - NYTimes.com)

Nice story on Cool Tools

Good printed work includes a mix of elements in which juxtaposition and tempo tell their own story, the kind of story best told with ink and paper. (via Print Starts to Settle Into Its Niches - NYTimes.com)

Jan 05

newyorker:

A cartoon by William Haefeli. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1d6CdSj

newyorker:

A cartoon by William Haefeli. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1d6CdSj

(Source: newyorker.com, via gregcohn)

Dec 31

Facebook power editor explained
(via How to Use Facebook Power Editor, a Detailed Guide | Social Media Examiner)

Facebook power editor explained

(via How to Use Facebook Power Editor, a Detailed Guide | Social Media Examiner)

Dec 27

Great shot of the Bay

Great shot of the Bay

(Source: joe-wii, via idoitfordabay)

Always love this!
vitazur:

Edmund Dulac - La princesse au petit pois

Always love this!

vitazur:

Edmund Dulac - La princesse au petit pois

(via androphilia)

“I can’t believe how seven years have gone by so quickly. It feels like it was just yesterday that I first began chatting with then-VP for digital Maria Thomas about the possibility of joining NPR. It was a weird idea at the time: I was a blogger, a telecom policy wonk, an Internet activist. Apart from running a music magazine in college – mainly for the free concert tickets – I had almost no journalism experience. But I figured what the hell – the worst that could happen would be to quit and find another job, back doing what I was doing before.” —

Best of luck in the new world, Andy!

This…Was NPR. « Andy Carvin’s Waste of Bandwidth

Dec 18

Wrd on Beyonce:
If you haven’t heard it, let me sum up Beyoncé’s fifth album, “Beyoncé,” with a series of unrelated words and phrases: sex, I love having sex with my man; family; I’m the best at life and I’m OK telling you; I’m an awesome sex partner who doesn’t mind a little jizz on a designer gown.
(via I Repeatedly Fought Back Tears While Jamming to Beyoncé’s New Album Because Free Black Girls Are Not As Much of A Thing As We Should Be | xoJane)

Wrd on Beyonce:

If you haven’t heard it, let me sum up Beyoncé’s fifth album, “Beyoncé,” with a series of unrelated words and phrases: sex, I love having sex with my man; family; I’m the best at life and I’m OK telling you; I’m an awesome sex partner who doesn’t mind a little jizz on a designer gown.

(via I Repeatedly Fought Back Tears While Jamming to Beyoncé’s New Album Because Free Black Girls Are Not As Much of A Thing As We Should Be | xoJane)

Dec 16

Great questions about Queen Bey:
"…we’re concerned that the capitalist ethics of mainstream hip hop has seduced feminist allies into flirting with bottom bitch feminism in their silencing of those who would critique Bey and the systemic violence she represents. To this we ask: Is a feminism sponsored by the corporate music industrial complex as big as we can dream? Is the end game a feminism in which the glass ceiling for black women’s representation only reaches as high as our booties? Can’t we just love Bey as an amazing corporate artist without selling out the hard won accomplishments of our black feminist and womanist foremothers? Can we not love her for the gorgeous and fierce mega pop star she is without appropriating her for some liberal, power feminist agenda?"
(via The Problem With BeyHive Bottom Bitch Feminism | Real Colored Girls)

Great questions about Queen Bey:

"…we’re concerned that the capitalist ethics of mainstream hip hop has seduced feminist allies into flirting with bottom bitch feminism in their silencing of those who would critique Bey and the systemic violence she represents. To this we ask: Is a feminism sponsored by the corporate music industrial complex as big as we can dream? Is the end game a feminism in which the glass ceiling for black women’s representation only reaches as high as our booties? Can’t we just love Bey as an amazing corporate artist without selling out the hard won accomplishments of our black feminist and womanist foremothers? Can we not love her for the gorgeous and fierce mega pop star she is without appropriating her for some liberal, power feminist agenda?"

(via The Problem With BeyHive Bottom Bitch Feminism | Real Colored Girls)

Dec 15

Powerful essay!
I am new to the experience of male privilege and its consequence of authority, as well as the disprivilege of race that marks my black male body as innately suspect. It is the delicate balance between power and criminal that has allowed me to see the machinations of misogyny in an entirely different light. Whereas black cisgender men have generally approached feminist discourse through the academic texts and writings of black women, for me, it is my lived experience as a black female that has shaped the ways in which I embrace and practice black feminism. (via How my past as a black woman informs my black male feminist perspective today | blac (k) ademicblac (k) ademic)

Powerful essay!

I am new to the experience of male privilege and its consequence of authority, as well as the disprivilege of race that marks my black male body as innately suspect. It is the delicate balance between power and criminal that has allowed me to see the machinations of misogyny in an entirely different light. Whereas black cisgender men have generally approached feminist discourse through the academic texts and writings of black women, for me, it is my lived experience as a black female that has shaped the ways in which I embrace and practice black feminism. (via How my past as a black woman informs my black male feminist perspective today | blac (k) ademicblac (k) ademic)

Dec 14

“Based on its research and analysis, CIRP estimates that Kindle owners spend $1,233 per year on Amazon compared to $790 per year for Amazon shoppers who don’t own one of the company’s e-readers or tablets. Kindle owners aren’t necessarily buying more at a shot, but are buying more frequently.” — The Amazon Kindle Numbers That Jeff Bezos Must Really Care About - Jason Del Rey - News - AllThingsD

Dec 13

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Dec 12

How to pack for a 12-day European vacation in two tote bags -

Great post on packing light!  #triptospain

batmanimal:

I have what can only be described as a psychotic preoccupation with traveling light. I don’t know where this came from, but somewhere along my travels, I realized that 98 percent of the stuff I own is not actually useful, and checking your bag is a fool’s errand.

I’m going to Europe for 12 days,…

Dec 09

fitzthereporter:

And then Boots Riley was all “Everyone deserves a living wage” #fastfoodstrike in Oakland, CA #latergram

fitzthereporter:

And then Boots Riley was all “Everyone deserves a living wage” #fastfoodstrike in Oakland, CA #latergram





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BREAKING: Protesters halt and block @google bus, protesting San Francisco evictions #ows pic.twitter.com/LRPwPIrwhx

BREAKING: Protesters halt and block @google bus, protesting San Francisco evictions #ows pic.twitter.com/LRPwPIrwhx

great shot!

great shot!

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