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Apr 23

“I would prefer the movie in which Judy Greer is the recurrent bridesmaid, however, because she would not take the crap Jane puts up with.” — 27 Dresses Review- Save The Date Jen Doll

“Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities being denied access to the political process. … Race also matters because of persistent racial inequality in society — inequality that cannot be ignored and that has produced stark socioeconomic disparities. … In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.” — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (via englishprof)

awwwwwwwww, taekwonjew, this is such a sweet pic.

awwwwwwwww, taekwonjew, this is such a sweet pic.

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The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939, is on view to mark the 75th anniversary of the concert. 
American History Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Washington, DC
April 8. 2014 - September 7, 2014

The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939, is on view to mark the 75th anniversary of the concert. 

American History Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing

Washington, DC

April 8. 2014 - September 7, 2014

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I’m a guy who loves romance novels — and Jennifer Weiner is right about reviews - Salon.com -

romancecanon:

The inspiration for this Tumblr! In this essay, Berlatsky argues:

The genre is so culturally maligned that there has been no concerted effort to codify it. There is, in short, no romance canon.

ashleyeleigh and I are going to share reasons for books to be included in our own version of a romance canon*.  Feel free to suggest your own favorites.

*Never mind that the whole concept of a canon is exclusionary and somewhat hegemonic; that’s a topic for another post.

Join us!

The Misshapes: Coming for Your Ereader

elisabethdonnelly:

Hi Tumblr,

I cowrote an awesome book with Stu Sherman under a pseudonym, “Alex Flynn,” called The Misshapes for Polis Books which is available for your ereader of choice on Tuesday April 29th. It is the first in a trilogy!

It is a book about teenage superheroes with powers that suck. Our hero, Sarah, is trying to get into the Hero Academy of her dreams … but is she good enough? I feel like it’s a mix of Rushmore, Gilmore Girls, and The Tick. It’s funny and it’s a YA book and it’s the first in a trilogy. I can promise that you’ll fall in love with Sarah’s crush Freedom Boy (the greatest Hero of all, who takes her on a flying date) and Sarah’s badass brother Johnny, who can turn water into alcohol (which is kind of a chronic illness if you think about it too hard) and makes handmade red t-shirts that say “this is not a red shirt.”

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We have an official, single-serving website over here at The Misshapes where you can check out the first couple of chapters and order it in a variety of places.

Say hi on Goodreads.

Follow us on Facebook and you can win a t-shirt for being casually brilliant, which you are!

If you’re in New York, you can come to our book release party on Wednesday, April 30th at Housing Works with so many killer readers and you can also win a t-shirt.

Feel free to share, read, and let the world know! Any bit helps and its super appreciated.

You are the best,

Elisabeth (ie, one half of ALEX FLYNN)

Apr 22

The Girl was filmed in Austin and areas of Mexico. The main character is portrayed by an Australian actress who cannot pull off a believable Texan accent. Thankfully, the majority of the film is in Spanish, which Cornish speaks capably — or as well as someone with a high-school level knowledge of the language might. Cornish conveys her character’s confusion and frustration clearly; her character’s slow growth is moving to witness.  (via Lone Star Cinema: The Girl | Slackerwood)

The Girl was filmed in Austin and areas of Mexico. The main character is portrayed by an Australian actress who cannot pull off a believable Texan accent. Thankfully, the majority of the film is in Spanish, which Cornish speaks capably — or as well as someone with a high-school level knowledge of the language might. Cornish conveys her character’s confusion and frustration clearly; her character’s slow growth is moving to witness.
(via Lone Star Cinema: The Girl | Slackerwood)

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“this was a spur-of-the-moment question about a controversial topic. Mr. Sorkin can’t be expected to speak for the entire film and TV industry with one improvised answer. He doesn’t even have to write female protagonists if he doesn’t want to — but he shouldn’t pretend that the reason male-driven movies get made while women’s scripts sit in a bin is because the former are of a higher quality.” — Aaron Sorkin Says Scripts With Female Protagonists Aren’t Good Enough | New York Observer

Apr 21

Went to a Stephen Tobolowsky show on Friday with a friend after the Good Friday service.  I assumed he’d talk about actors he’d worked with in the past, life as a character actor, or something to that effect.

Nope! He gave a long monologue (broke into segments) about his 7th grade year, growing up in Oak Cliff (Dallas neighborhood), playing basketball, and his take on JFK’s assassination that year.

I told my dad the next day, and he said, you could have just talked to me instead (He was a year behind Tobolowsky — in another Dallas school).

Well, Tobolowsky did have some interesting things to share in the Q&A portion.  And it was a free ticket and we had Amy’s afterwards, so it was still a fun night. Just not what I was expecting.