Newest obsession, found at the #BKBF14: #LaphamQuarterly. Beautiful. Shout out to my roommate for the introduction. (at Brooklyn Book Festival)

The star of my first Brooklyn Book Festival: a little girl drawing and singing at the top of her lungs at the Dim Sum comic book stand.

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your biggest goal in life?"
"To afford to live."

(Chi Linh, Vietnam)

humansofnewyork:

"The American jets were called Phantoms, because they appeared out of nowhere, and by the time you saw the plane, the rockets were already heading toward you. My friend and I were doing maintenance on the machinery when our factory was bombed. We heard the plane coming and tried to run toward the coal vault, but before we got there a missile tore him in half." 

(Hanoi, Vietnam)


“I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.” 

“I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.” 

(via yeahwriters)

newyorker:

The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes:

"Copeland is considered an unlikely ballerina: she is curvy and she is black, neither of which is a common attribute in the field. But it is her very late beginning and rapid attainment of virtuosity that are arguably without precedent for a female ballerina."

Photograph by Pari Dukovic

“If the translations are worth their salt, they just may win recruits to learn the old languages themselves.”

The Redeemers

billmaher:

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By Bill Maher

Cory Booker and Rand Paul have joined forces, which sounds like a bad cop show – “Booker and Rand.” But it’s for a good cause. They’re pushing a bill that would expunge the criminal record of people sent to jail for non-violent drug offenses. So that way, when they get out, they can get a job and become a contributing member of society. Which is more than I can say for Ted Cruz.

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“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”