I have been channeling all my creative energy into emails to people I know and don’t know and I have been talking the face off my coworker on the bus ride home. I am watching myself tell everyone t…
today, i wrote about oversharing and chloe caldwell’s awesome new novella, women.
Handing out STACKS AND STACKS of @lenadunham’s Not That Kind of Girl at the Newmark last night. #latergram #notthatkindoftour
Sleater-Kinney are officially back with a new record and tour in 2015! No Cities to Love comes out January 19th on Sub Pop and will be followed by a tour. Pre-order and tour info can be found here. In the meantime, listen to “Bury Our Friends, the first new Sleater-Kinney material in a decade.
Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Di Van Niekerk
Dear employers, I will have to take the day off today because:
☐ It’s December and the streets are papier-mached with wet bronze leaves and it’s so dark outside that the cars have their headlights on at 3pm
☐ I have recently been through a breakup, or I have been through a breakup at any time in my life really, and I woke up today with the absolute conviction that I will never be loved again
☐ A dog looked at me
☐ I got a text from someone for whom I feel a mix of concern and frustration and recognition and longing that is both more and less than romance
☐ Someone made a joke about dead pets meeting you in heaven
☐ Daylight savings time
☐ I passed a knot of flowers that were so bright they glowed through the dim grey water of the day and when was anything in my life last that luminous?
☐ Girls are too pretty
☐ For the first time I genuinely comprehend that there is not enough time to have all the lives I wanted
☐ I accidentally listened to Leonard Cohen
As the content of video games has begun to expand, some gaming fans are intent on shutting down new perspectives. Simon Parkin on Gamergate:
"At their best, video games promote empathy and understanding by allowing us to experience virtual life from another’s perspective. Those who stand against honest debate and dialogue may think that they are protecting a beloved pastime, but their actions compromise its vibrant future."
Above: Anita Sarkeesian, whose criticism of misogyny in video games has made her the target of violent threats. Photograph by Jim Wilson / The New York Times / Redux.
criticizing anita sarkeesian rn for a reason as petty as “she didn’t do her research on bayonetta” in a time where she had to go into hiding & is constantly having threats made on her life and others who agree w/ her is tasteless and honestly you need to reevaluate your priorities