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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

Over-attachment is maximal, expansive: it uses words like always and never and every day and so much and so true. It is fiercely metonymic: my heart, my hand, inside me; one night is a relationship, one phone call might as well turn into ten, one person is the world. But it’s also a minimal form of life, because it requires so little to spin itself upon.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

…virtue and innocence were only a veil that needed to fall away so the girls might see themselves, and their chosen course, more clearly.

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…virtue and innocence were only a veil that needed to fall away so the girls might see themselves, and their chosen course, more clearly.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

…both serious history and a serious pleasure, a story that reads as if Huddie Ledbetter spoke it while W. E. B. Du Bois took dictation.

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…both serious history and a serious pleasure, a story that reads as if Huddie Ledbetter spoke it while W. E. B. Du Bois took dictation.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

myblackisthenewblack:

Nicholas Laird and Zadie Smith (He is a poet and she is a novelist)

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from Famous BWWM couples
April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

…based on the true story of Dido Belle, a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It follows Belle, adopted into an aristocratic family, who faces class and color prejudices. As she blossoms into a young woman, she develops a relationship with a vicar’s son who is an advocate for slave emancipation.

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April 17th, 2014
thesmithian

gelopanda:

afro-dominican:

jcoleknowsbest:

 been working out..?

Gah damn.

We gettin swole out here??

[look of the hour]

(Source: michaelbjdaily)

Reblogged from "Wisdom is Wealth"
April 16th, 2014
thesmithian

'…perhaps the most striking claim…went mostly overlooked: the argument that gentrification is not inevitable.'

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April 16th, 2014
thesmithian

'If you’re a Chinese American child of Chinese American immigrants, then it’s quite likely you spent part of your childhood attending Chinese school. It’s a coming of age ritual of growing up ½ or 1st generation Chinese American. And of course we all hated it when we were going to Chinese school, complained to our parents about it, and if our parents caved we eventually got out of it. It’s also true that once you’re an adult, you realize your parents were right all along, and almost all of us wish we had stuck with it, and learned more in that dreaded Chinese school.'

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April 13th, 2014
thesmithian

…powerful linoleum prints provide a unique graphic history of one of the most infamous, racially-charged episodes in the annals of the American judicial system…

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