This was not a speech for Lilly Ledbetter…– Jane Mayer on Ann Romney’s bid for women at the Republican National Convention: http://nyr.kr/OrLf2w (via newyorker)
James Baldwin's Last Interview; on Toni Morrison
Troupe: What do you think about Toni Morrison?
Baldwin: Toni's my ally and it's really probably too complex to get into. She's a black woman writer, which in the public domain makes it more difficult to talk about. . . . Her gift is in allegory. Tar Baby is an allegory. In fact all her novels are. But they're hard to talk about in public. That's where you get in trouble because her books and allegory are not always what it seems to be about. I was too occupied with my recent illness to deal with Beloved. But in general she's taken a myth, or she takes what seems to be a myth, and turns it into something else. I don't know how to put this—Beloved could be about the story of truth. She's taken a whole lot of things and turned them upside down. Some of them—you recognize the truth in it. I think that Toni's very painful to read.
Baldwin: Yes. Because it's always or most times a horrifying allegory; but you recognize that it works. But you don't really want to march through it. Sometimes people have a lot against Toni, but she's got the most believing story of everybody—this rather elegant matron, whose intentions really are serious and, according to some people, lethal.
popculturebrain: Watch ‘The Mindy Project’ pilot in its entirety now. The ‘Ben and Kate’ pilot is available as well. (via Hulu, ht tvhangover)
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Fear of the unknown is...– (via modernconnoisseurtt)
I love my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case heart...– Rumi (via fuckyeahrumi)
NYC, US & Gun Violence. When/how does it end?
stolenchariot: A shooting at the Empire State Building? All this violence and hatred needs to stop, it’s going too far. Innocent people are dying for no reason. Why is this happening? Prayers go out to all those injured in the shooting and their families!