G R I M E S: I don't want to have to compromise my... →
actuallygrimes: i dont want my words to be taken out of context i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction i dont want to live in a world where…
Being fired is actually kind of awesome when...
jessbennett: You get emails like this (links mine): Hi there, I don’t know you, except in the internet sense, but I loved Storyboard and I’m sad you got fired. My boyfriend works at [redacted] and he just told me they are hiring a [redacted]. I bet you would be good at this! The internet: restoring my faith in humanity, while simultaneously crushing it.
Tumblr Staff: A year ago, Tumblr did something... →
jessbennett: staff: A year ago, Tumblr did something unprecedented — we created an editorial team of experienced journalists and editors assigned to cover Tumblr as a living, breathing community. The team’s mandate was to tell the stories of Tumblr creators in a truly thoughtful way — focusing on the people, their… RIP TUMBLR EDITORIAL. WE PRODUCED SOME AWESOME MOTHERFUCKING SHIT / REDEFINED...
Emily Bazelon & Dave Cullen Talk Bullying,... →
Emily Bazelon’s new book Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy has been a lightning rod for criticism among educators and parents who believe the author shows too much understanding for all parties in the social equation, the bulliesandthe bullied, even while it has won much praise among readers who praise its comprehensive and...
This weekend's #FridayReads–”The Big Book of... →
Delightedly making my way through this terrific manuscript which I’m going to soon be presenting to publishers. A spirited anthology of historical and adventure fiction, it features generous selections from the work of such writers as Rafael Sabatini (best known for Scaramouche), Anthony Hope (of Prisoner of Zenda renown, Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro), Conan Doyle (he favored his adventure...
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#FridayReads, March 8 →
The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr, a reporter’s journey through the nether regions of pseudo-science, religious fundamentalism, Holocaust deniers, climate change skeptics, and their ilk. Read the entire article http://philipsturner.com/2013/03/08/fridayreads-march-8-the-heretics-storr/
The recipient of the award turned out to be Ben Fountain for Billy Lynn’s Long...– Blogger Philip Turner’s lively report on the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards, handed out last week at The New School (my alma mater) in New York City. And now all the major U.S. book awards covering 2012 publications have been handed out. Three of the six NBCC winners are available...
Chez embeedub: On not being middle class in New... →
An excellent piece of advocacy and opinion journalism that is also written in lively personal essay style from a tumblr headed Chez embeedub. embeedub: On Friday, the New York Times ran a classically tunnel visioned New York Times feature, about what it means to be middle class in Manhattan. The Times would have you believe that to live in the Apple, you’re going to need about $235K a year to...
Speakerfile CEO at Digital Book World Jan. 16 →
Swiftian Onion Zany →
In this sad time w/gun killings so sickeningly common, the Onion offers Swiftian satire of high order.