Today there are more African-Americans under correctional control, — in prison...– legal scholar Michelle Alexander. On Monday’s Fresh Air, Alexander talks about how the mass incarceration of African-Americans in the War on Drugs has undermined many of the gains of the Civil Rights movement. (via nprfreshair)
texturism: i fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. and it’s these things i’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. i love her and it is the beginning of everything. - f. scott fitzgerald on his wife, zelda | via vanillabean45: uncannie
texturism: voice in my throat | pearl + the...
Scipsy: Some notes about agnosticism, atheism, and... →
scipsy: Why do I refer to myself as an atheist instead of an agnostic? To answer, I need to point out what is it, in very simple terms, agnosticism. Agnosticism is the position in which you claim you can’t say if God exists or not, and so, you declare you neither believe nor disbelieve that God exists.
Love, Boxing, and Hunter S. Thompson →
When John Kaye sent this report it made me realize that two of my great literary touchstones — Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Tristram Shandy — have much more in common than I had ever noticed. They are both colossal failures of mission, spectacular performances of the art of being sidetracked, of being shanghaied by errant attention, or, perhaps, perfect examples of the way art is, at its...
Definition of a City #5
citybreaths: A rainy, crowded streetscape. Location unknown ©Blog-a-tastic “What is the city but the people?” - William Shakespeare
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value;...– C.S. Lewis (via accidentalism)
A riot is the language of the unheard.– Martin Luther King, Jr. (via corwood)
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at...– Martin Luther King, Jr. (via crookedindifference)
Kodak, along with many a great company before it, appears simply to have run its...– The former giants of photographic film have diversified into cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and flat screens, with differing degrees of success. Why is Fujifilm thriving while Kodak is at death’s door? (via theeconomist)