"When I playacted with my girl friends, I always wanted a boy’s part. And my model was my father, who drew me diagrams of magnets and the digestive system, not my mother, who intruded on my life of the mind by making me dry the dishes. Later on things got more complicated. On one level I was determined to prove that except for a little accident of hormones, I was a perfectly good man: I was going to be a famous writer/actress/scientist. Domestic chores were contemptible (I would have servants, since I couldn’t have a wife), and children—who needed them? Women were pretty contemptible too, except those happy few of us who were really men.

At the same time, without any feeling of absurdity, I worked obsessively at making myself a desirable object. I followed all the rules—build up their egos, don’t be aggressive, don’t flaunt your brains, be charming, diet, dance, be with it, wear a girdle, never kiss goodnight on the first date—until I learned that breaking them a little, or better yet appearing to break them, attracted the more imaginative boys."

Up from Radicalism by Ellen Willis - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via guernicamag)

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eugenialoli:

“A Creek Between Us" by Eugenia Loli.
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dorkly:

Game of Thrones is Arrested Development with Swords and Dicks
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She never missed sending me flowers on my birthday. And she was in the hospital that week and everybody was expecting her to be released. I got up the next morning and I turned on the morning news and there it was. She died on my birthday. And that afternoon … her flowers arrived for me.Carol Burnett

The flowers came with a note that read "Happy Birthday, Kid. Love, Lucy.”

(Source: gatesmcfaddens, via vintage-visuals)

architizer:

Simone de Beauvoir Footbridge in Paris. Read more. 

architizer:

Simone de Beauvoir Footbridge in Paris. Read more

guernicamag:

Image by Laura Plageman, Vista, 2008
"For many years I had thought about my father’s suicide, about his various possible suicides. I had become so used to the idea that I wondered if the rest of the world carried around the same mental images, imbued with an identical insistence. Sometimes I imagined I was in the courtyard of an indeterminate house, sitting in a hammock or on a sofa. I would hear a shot and run inside to find him, the warrior of the pen and the word, stretched out over a table, his desk. Other times, the image was of a house I walked into after being out all day, and seeing his dead body sitting on the sofa in the living room, sometimes with no visible injury, while other times blood trickled from his temple and seeped into his shirt."
A Brave Pilot From the New China, Excerpts from a novel by Ernesto Semán, translated from the Spanish by Tara FitzGerald - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

guernicamag:

Image by Laura Plageman, Vista, 2008

"For many years I had thought about my father’s suicide, about his various possible suicides. I had become so used to the idea that I wondered if the rest of the world carried around the same mental images, imbued with an identical insistence. Sometimes I imagined I was in the courtyard of an indeterminate house, sitting in a hammock or on a sofa. I would hear a shot and run inside to find him, the warrior of the pen and the word, stretched out over a table, his desk. Other times, the image was of a house I walked into after being out all day, and seeing his dead body sitting on the sofa in the living room, sometimes with no visible injury, while other times blood trickled from his temple and seeped into his shirt."

A Brave Pilot From the New China, Excerpts from a novel by Ernesto Semán, translated from the Spanish by Tara FitzGerald - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

Little comics everywhere.

Professor Chewbacca

indiantalkingmachine:

Battle of the sexes. Marrakech.

babylonfalling:

The intersection at Broadway and 72nd Street on New York’s West Side is officially known as Sherman Square. To heroin addicts it’s Needle Park.

babylonfalling:

The intersection at Broadway and 72nd Street on New York’s West Side is officially known as Sherman Square. To heroin addicts it’s Needle Park.

exhibition-ism:

The Andy Warhol Foundation in collaboration with Campbells Soup Co. has released a special edition pop-art themed can series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s original work entitled “32 Campbell’s Soup Cans” 

You can pick them up at your local Target store for just 75 cents each!

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