Can we please start acknowledging that, yes, gays gentrify, but so do black...– Why Do I Hate Steve Zahn’s Davis in ‘Treme’? | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture
[RuPaul] elaborated on a point from our interview regarding his tendency to get...– My Own Private Untucked: Behind The Scenes At The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 Reunion | NewNowNext
While it is impossible to rigorously specify precisely what constitutes a...– Ed Cohen, Talk on the Wilde Side.
“It has become a cliche of auto/biographical studies that bourgeois modes of subjectivity, or properly of literary subjectivity, conditioned and impelled the ‘rise’ of biography and autobiography in the nineteenth century. There have been many accounts of this subjectivity and its relationship to narrative, but Regenia Gagnier’s thumbnail sketch will suffice: a...
I’m under the gun for the next week or two with school, finishing up my duties for the year. Back to the regularly scheduled freakery, hermaphrodites, and 19th century oddities very soon.
Top Ten Things That Annoy People in Wheelchairs →
Some will make you feel smug (as in, do people actually do these things?), and some might remind you to check your privilege.
languagehat.com: SAVE THE SAMURAI! →
Save the <em>Last Samurai</em> from going out of print!
Confederate ‘history’ means more than the four years during which...– Confederate history is about race, by Grace Elizabeth Hale for CNN.
This paper brought to mind a particular afternoon I spent studying in a coffee...– Intellect does not, in fact, exclude empathy « Peachleaves
Apparently D’Angelo thinks that the appropriate way to treat someone like...– I’M SOMEWHERE ELSE: I don’t feel sorry for Schlitzie Surtees
But I have always found, as in the case of arguments over the sanctity of Liz...– On My Quasi-Disinterest in Tina Fey Forelash/Backlash - The Pursuit of Harpyness
which leaves no room for melancholia, for black bile, the true meaning of the...– Paul Guest, “Melancholia” — check out the full poem, it’s beautiful and rather short.
…retrodiction or postdiction ‘is the act of making a...– languagehat.com: POSTDICTIVE.
Because I was born into ongoing falsehood, I have had to learn to think in...– “Vocation,” by Richard Hoffman, found at a particularly good edition of wood’s lot.
A great majority of us have done discreditable, even cruel things in our lives,...– Good Writers. Bad Men. Does It Matter? [Quoted even though I object to the equation of writers and men in the title. Female authors are alluded to in the article, so I’m not just being pedantic.]
So why I had found it easier to read from my iPhone? First, an ordinary page of...– My iPhone has revolutionised my reading - The Guardian — article on dyslexia and e-readers, especially the iPhone.
In The Human Province, a volume of fragmentary reflections, Elias Canetti writes...– Impudence | The New Republic
It’s disarming when people break from the self-conscious, coded language we all...– The Book Bench: War and Peace, and Saying Your Piece - discussing Amazon reviews that trash the classics.
gubbins [ˈgʌbɪnz] n Informal 1. an object of little or no value 2. a small...– languagehat.com: GUBBINS.
Magary’s beliefs are like the beliefs of basically everyone about basically...– Sportsblogging Without Balls - aka I’m super gay for bmichael.
Beneath its multifarious and often alarming presentations a central feature was...– “Deleuze and Ricoeur: Disavowed Affinities and the Narrative Self,” by Declan Sheerin. I think I have to read this for the chapter I’m working on. Odd. Via: paperpools: ego glue
TH: …Oh mommy, she fell down! SH: Yes she did. She was shot. TH: Why?...– A five-year-old reviews Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat” video
Our (extensive; perhaps too extensive) gen ed program introduces them to the...– Sacrificing Students to the Major
At one point, when she and her fellow activists were about to be arrested for...– Leymah Gbowee
When nine miners were rescued from the Wangjialing mine in northern China, a...– Aaron Bady at History News Network, “Massey Coal seems to have a lot of ‘accidents.’”
Two out of three professors have approved my dissertation proposal. Waiting to hear back from the third. I have a chapter mostly drafted. It is a big old failure pie, but I’m going to love it anyway.
Secrets Behind "The Forbidden Books" →
libraryland: It was the most ambitious censorship drive the world has ever known, and the Rev. Hubert Wolf wants to reveal its secrets. Not only that, he wants to turn the Index of Forbidden Books inside out, posting on the Internet for all to see a guide to the confidential debates that lay behind it. Wolf is a German historian with a hefty budget and several dozen researchers who are poring...
Yeah, the whole family knows. It’s no big deal. One night at dinner I said,...– Holly Black (Tithe) (via iwannotowidigdo)