Not that we needed it… but this is just more proof that America is stupid.– Joe Muto on the success of the debut episode of $#*! My Dad Says (via soupsoup)
East Village: An 8-mile-long graffiti tag in... →
neighborhoodr-eastvillage: abangupjob: Check out the map view! Largest graffiti tag in the world. Kind of awesome that it took people this long to notice. Awesome, indeed. Over the last four years hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who have walked by or on top of the orange lines have unwittingly passed what is…
Maybe I wanted to be crushed, too. To be ready you need to be tired, and you...– You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers (via thechocolatebrigade)
I watched the sea. Under the dark sky, the water’s surface was a vibrant blue,...– Kathy Harding, “Diving Deep to Reach the Surface,” Modern Love column in the New York Times
Berman’s writing in his new book, The Flight of the Intellectuals, is tighter,...– (via nplusonemag)
One of the best social change concepts I’ve heard.
Joshua liked the Beatles, used to listen to them in his room, you could hear the...– Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin, pg. 81
We have all heard these things before. The love letter arriving as the teacup...– Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin, pg. 68
We seldom know what we’re hearing when we hear something for the first...– Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin, pg. 47
Baby Love, by Sara Levine →
I have read twice through Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010 and found I cannot get enough of these stories. So, this week, I’m dedicating Story of the Day to showcasing some of my favorites from the anthology. On this Labor Day, enjoy Sara Levine’s “Baby Love,” from Necessary Fiction: Once home I handed my husband the baby. First I had the baby, and then I handed my husband the baby I had had....
Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a...– Kirk Johnson, “Fewer Young Voters See Themselves as Democrats,” The New York Times
She wants to know if I love her, that’s all anyone wants from anyone else, not...– Jonathan Safran Foer (via tomorrowsparties)
Brooklyn College Furor Is More Heated Online -... →
daisies-and-vervain: Reading about it online, you would think that the controversy over this year’s assigned reading for students new to Brooklyn College would have led to fevered student and faculty protests by now, making the campus the latest to be roiled by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But so far at least, the furor over the book —“How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and...