I grew up reading a generation of American and English people like [Saul] Bellow, [John] Updike or [Martin] Amis. Everybody’s neutral unless they’re black — then you hear about it: the black man, the black woman, the black person. Of course, if you happen to be black the world doesn’t look that way to you. I just wanted to try and create perhaps a sense of alienation and otherness in this person, the white reader, to remind them that they are not neutral to other people.

Zadie Smith, discussing how she never mentions the race of any of the characters in her new novel, NW, unless they are white. (via theraconteurasaurus)

I don’t always love Zadie Smith books, but I ALWAYS love hearing her talk about them.

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mikksmadelsen:

A Rainbow of Penguins (x)

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carnivaloftherandom:

radicalrebellion:

Serious question: Has mainstream feminism ever lauded Shonda Rhimes as a feminist icon the way they have Lena Dunham?

Because for real, Shonda has not one, not two, but THREE successful shows under her belt, is a working mother of three children, and often writes very strong female roles. 

Am I missing something?

Shonda Rhimes is like 100000x more than Lena Dunham can even bother trying to be.

so true!

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littlefoible:

573 - kat’s cats

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snorkmaiden and little my are my spirit animals

snorkmaiden and little my are my spirit animals

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adventuresinhires:

Picture this: quite possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone. Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house. John began developing his new collection of photographs, some 100,000 negatives in total, that had been abandoned in a storage locker in Chicago before they ended up at the auction house. It became clear these were no ordinary street snaps of 1950s & 60s Chicago and New York and so John embarked on a journey to find out who was behind the photographs and soon discovered her name: Vivien Maier. Since then, the work of this incredibly talented and mysteriously private woman has  rocked the art world, receiving international mainstream media attention alongside exhibitions all over the world including London, New York, Los Angeles, Chiago, Hamburg and Oslo.

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dogpuppy:

slowartday:

Shay Aaron

And everyone said my idea of opening a little food store would be a failure

crazy amazing

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shmickmackle:

Daily feel 10/20/13


this is the story of my life

shmickmackle:

Daily feel 10/20/13

this is the story of my life

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imagineeringdisney:

So much backstage goodness in one photo: 

❤❤❤

imagineeringdisney:

So much backstage goodness in one photo: 

❤❤❤

sydwiki:

Pugasus

sydwiki:

Pugasus

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nervous tummy, very excited. big things are happening. i can&#8217;t wait to share more. mostly i just want to say that i am the luckiest girl in the world. i have the best of friends and the cutest little family and am so, so lucky.

nervous tummy, very excited. big things are happening. i can’t wait to share more. mostly i just want to say that i am the luckiest girl in the world. i have the best of friends and the cutest little family and am so, so lucky.

SCIENCE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

geeklearnstorun:

Help! The Los Angeles Science Fair is being cancelled just three weeks before the event due to insufficient funding.

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Over 4,000 students have been working diligently since July to compete in this science fair. They are not able to compete in any other counties and will not be able to compete regionally or nationally this year or next if the LA Science Fair is cancelled. One of my best friends is one of these students. He’s been working towards his culminating project since he was 13 and building microbial fuel cells; he’s now a high school senior and may graduate having never been able to compete with his final project.

We need help right now to make this year’s competition happen. Every dollar helps; you can donate here: http://www.lascifair.org/donorspartners/donate-now/

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We’re one of the most competitive science fairs in the country; in cancelling this science fair, we’re cutting hundreds of incredible young scientists clean out of the race.

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This is about kids loving science. Please don’t let them down. Please please please donate. We’re currently $70,000 short for this year and, if things don’t look up, there will be no 2013 or 2014 science fair.

 http://www.lascifair.org/donorspartners/donate-now/

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