In honor of upcoming Ravencon here’s a link to Con or Bust, a non-profit the helps people of color attend cons! Hooray!
Richmond’s Post-Industrial East End - a beautiful guidebook.
Click for a great short piece from The Atlantic’s “Cities” site about a public housing project that objected to their media representation, so residents commissioned a filmmaker to re-shoot establishing shots of their neighborhood to better represent the space. The commissioned film is beautifully done.
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Before those virile women!
I. Further Exploration of Spitsbergen
Toward the still dab of white that oscillates
And up there I cannot tell if it is still
Introduction by Vilhjalmur Stefansson
As if your absence now concluded long ago.
Sculpting each tree to…
Survivors of the very cold winter and of being rescue plants in the first place:
at least five grape vines
the fig tree
the pecan tree
two apple trees
two red buds
two blueberry bushes
a climbing rose bush
some rogue perennials
Commercial fantasies of rebellion, liberation, and outright “revolution” against the stultifying demands of mass society are commonplace almost to the point of invisibility in advertising, movies, and television programming. For some, Ken Kesey’s parti-colored bus may be a hideous reminder of national unraveling, but for Coca-Cola it seemed a perfect promotional instrument for its “Fruitopia” line.
Conquest of Cool. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.
I see you accidentally reblogging my chart then deleting it, vcuchs
Impressed by your initiative, looking forward to seeing the rest - will wait to reblog both charts until then. - “Thinking of going through and analyzing the cost of each thing that you can swipe for to determine how much aramark is actually getting out of students.” -proseposeur
That was four years ago. I knew something about redlining and the New Deal. But not really. I had not heard of Arnold Hirsch. I certainly had never heard of contract lending. I knew about the wealth gap, but not really. I knew that the ghetto was public policy, but I did not know the extent. (I still don’t totally. My knowledge about what happened on the South Side, for instance, is still lacking.)
I was grappling with the Civil War. I had some sense of Reconstruction. I had begun to grasp that slavery was not a side practice in America, but big business. I still (sort of) believed in “class-based” solutions, for racist problems. I hadn’t read Patrick Sharkey’s research into neighborhoods. I hadn’t grappled with Robert Sampson’s work on Chicago and the vast gulf that divides blacks and whites. I hadn’t read Walter Johnson’s work on the intrastate slave trade. I hadn’t thought about Rousseau’s sense of slavery as useful killing. I hadn’t read Isabel Wilkerson.
And I hadn’t thought at all about what any of this meant for humanity.
Have you visited Poictesme’s new website? We’re really excited to be our own domain name for the first time in our history. Big thanks to our designer, Kristen Rebelo, for creating our new logo, paying homage to James Branch Cabell’s signature eye glasses. And best of all, our space is add free.