Lupita Nyong’o at the 86th Annual Academy Awards

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me screaming from the top of every mountain (via venchy)

for reference: my only Academy Awards fb post ever

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Congrats on Winning Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o!


LUPITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! literally all I have cared about this awards season. 

Does it ever just break your heart that Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak are not married?


I celebrated Havdalah on Saturday with a bunch of my Jewish friends and a super cool lady rabbi and an assortment of grad students/adults. And it felt so good and I felt very Jewish. All prayer should be as almost like delicious as that. I really couldn’t tell you why I’ve started to get more in touch with my Jewish heritage/identity except that spiritual yoga is calming, progressive theology is rad, singing and drinking with Jewish is fun, wearing a my hamsa every day is comforting, having something in common with my grandparents is lovely, and traveling to Israel will be amazing. It’s weird though because I know so little about Judaism as a tradition and like going into that with 1) little existing knowledge 2) the intention of nonreligion/secularism 3) queerness of some variety, you’re going to get people judging you for “doing it wrong.” Not Jewish enough, not secular enough, not queer enough, etc. But last night assured me that there are nonjudgmental Jewish (female, diverse, queer) spaces. I fee strongly enough about this, I actually just used the word “space” without rolling my eyes @ myself.



  • finding someone aesthetically pleasing
  • being sexually attracted to someone
  • being romantically attracted to someone

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Rue Saint Dominique. Paris, 2013.

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Clarissa Bonet - City Space


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It occurred to me, after reading this excellent post on women in fiction and the Bechdel Test, that perhaps you could construct one to address issues of POC and race. The analog seemed obvious, so I just wrote it out.

1. It has to have two POC in it.
2. Who talk to each other.
3. About something other than a white person.

Now, you see the obvious issue there, right? Yeah, it has to do with number one. Even in stories that feature prominent POC characters, it is so rare to find more than one present, let alone who know each other well enough to talk to each other…

Alaya Dawn Johnson on The Bechdel Test and Race in Popular Fiction (via wocinsolidarity)

Brooklyn Nine Nine and Chicago Fire are the only examples that spring to my mind. 

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i like my coffee how i like my men. rich 

and black

and strong

and three times in the morning before i do anything

#it’s idris elba i’m talking about idris elba

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yo, coffee is a fascinating crop with a truly remarkable history. I don’t get why more people don’t see this?

You know nobody’s ever going to see the stuff, but you have to write through it. You’re just trying to satisfy some grim, barren mandate. There’s probably a German word for that.

John Jeremiah Sullivan, on false starts (via theparisreview)

Yep. #8thweek

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man am I feelin’ this

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When New York completed the Erie Canal in 1825, Boston grew so envious it stopped referring to its rival by name. (Massachusetts Governor Levi Lincoln would only call it “a neighboring state.”) When Boston responded by building the country’s first true railroad system, it was New York’s turn to worry about keeping pace with its “enterprising neighbors.”

This feels a little like crashing and burning, but at least I got some extensions. This quarter just needs to hurry the fuck up and finish.