★ “This right here is a tiny bit disgusting weather,” the five-year-old said, trudging through the damp false spring.
What if the universe doesn’t even have an arc to bend? Photo: josef.stuefer It will one day seem stunning that the right tried to turn Barack Obama into some sort of Stalin when he was in almost every sense — refusing to help labor unions improve their ability to organize, granting the insurance industry unprecedented federal gifts, allowing banks to remain as private institutions when there was a compelling case to nationalize them and bailing out Wall Street to such an extent that Republicans were able to profit from the resulting discontent — corporate capitalism’s greatest handmaiden during its darkest hour.
You know the one YouTube balk [4:08 PM] what;s the name of that lady [4:08] who was a kid actress [4:08] and is now an adult actress [4:08] something with a g?
Friday reading roundup Flickr The moment was so great in magnitude that it even made Beyoncé weak in the knees.
What are you smiling about? Photo: russellstreet I’m still not all the way sold on this one — the lyrics can be a bit much (although I tend to feel that way about almost all lyrics; it is best to just hear them as valueless sounds) — but if you are looking for something to be sad about that is unrelated to all the obvious candidates on offer these days the vibe here is exactly what you’re looking for.
It’s different, right? But why? Photo: Steve Snodgrass Here’s how your voice sounds in your head when you say something out loud: “Brilliant!
Mick Jagger’s first and best baby mama You’ve read about Mick Jagger’s most recent feat of paternity — in December he signed for baby number eight, with mother number five — so you’ve seen the name Marsha Hunt: a news story can’t inventory Jagger’s children without it.
A thorough examination of football’s most auspicious players. Image: Ryan McDonough As an adjective, the word “elite” still conveys something positive, even aspirational: elite athlete, elite model, elite travel services.
Talk to the hive before it’s gone. Flickr This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added the rusty patched bumblebee to the endangered species list.
It will have to be the little things from now on. Photo: Moose Winans It’s Friday, you made it, it’s a long weekend.
★★★ The rain had passed overnight, and the morning was well on its way to drying out. A greasy dampness still clung to the tiles of the subway station, though.
The life and work of Frantz Fanon Image: “The Healers: Frantz Fanon,” 2009, Rudy Shepherd If you’re reading this there’s a decent chance you have read Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth or know that you should have done and feel bad about not getting around to it yet.
Why aren’t we listening? Flickr This week, health and medicine site STAT posed a question that gets asked a lot: So I’d like to write down the answer someplace once and for all: Because our ear canals are full of earwax.
A Tribe Called Quest’s latest release, in context. The first time I heard A Tribe Called Quest’s “Check The Rhime,” I was on a basketball court in Houston.
Classical Music Hour with Fran Image: StudioMONDO I’ll be honest with you and say that it’s now been almost four years since I played with a symphony orchestra of any kind.
How much better would things be without Trump? Photo: Ronnie Pitman Have you found that, no matter what the subject, the emails you receive from people you haven’t spoken to in some time invariably end up at, “So, this is really going to happen, huh?
The Adventures of Liana Finck Liana Finck is a New Yorker cartoonist. She is also on Instagram. Complimentary Carla was originally published in The Awl on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
Wifebeaters A shirtless rack makes a cozy hang for beatings if a girl’s hard-pressed or steamed. Words get worn this way: at festivals, we tuck our violence in our bras with cash for cigarettes and pretzels.
Slowdive “Star Roving” Flickr I don’t know about you, but I’ve been reverting back to my high school musical tastes in the current cultural environment.
It should be Friday but it’s not. Photo: Evangelical Resident Have you had your first, “At least it’s Friday… oh, no, it’s not Friday at all!