"People are hungry for different stuff, and this summer Hollywood kept feeding them the same movie over and over."

Just how bad was the summer movie season? / The Dissolve

"Sure, these carriage disputes may be crucial to the short-term bottom lines of the companies involved — but by pushing viewers to cut the (cable or satellite) cord, both sides are overlooking the very real possibility that they’re simply hastening the demise of an old order that has served them both well but is by no means permanent."

CBS–Time Warner Feud Is Only Hurting Themselves — Vulture

The Top Ten Writers Whose Success You’ll Resent This Year: The Maddeningly Gentle Food Blogger With The Completely Unjustified Book Deal Whose Posts You Read Every Day

nellienellie:

“This is so stupid,” you tell your best work friend over gchat. “Why does anyone read these posts? It’s just glossy pictures of icing and domesticity porn.” Your friend does not respond.

“Do you want to get lunch,” you write. Still no response. Seven minutes later:

“Most of her recipes are just stolen from somewhere else. They’re not even original.” Your friend’s status changes to Busy. An hour later, you will see her at the Panera Bread down the hill from your office park with two coworkers you don’t know.

Source: http://the-toast.net/2013/07/03/resent-that-success/

Tracie Chan: Protests Are For The Privileged

traciechan:

I’ve been at the Texas State Capitol about five times in the past few weeks to witness the GOP-led Texas Legislature push through legislation that would make abortions nearly inaccessible in the state. After work or during lunch, I arrived at the Capitol to sit in the Senate Gallery during Wendy…

Roxane Gay is Spelled With One "N": The Impotence of a Good Life

roxanegay:

This morning I was browsing the news as I do every morning and read about the following:

  • The difficulties women have in academia if they choose to have children.
  • Impending abortion legislation in Texas that will leave only 5 abortion clinics open.
  • Nigella Lawson, being choked, in public, by…

dooeytwo:


[The] pictures are actually a very clever advertising campaign by South African firm Lowe and Partners to help boost the profile of newspaper The Cape Times. Under the tag line ‘Every story feels like a first-hand account’ the ad agency recreating iconic images as if the world famous subjects had taken the photos themselves. (via Famous photos reimagined as ‘selfies’: What if Jackie Kennedy had an iPhone? - NY Daily News) [via Jezebel]

I’m a fan of this particular picture in the ad campaign. 
The smile suddenly looks both genuine and freely given in the imaginary world where Jackie, or any First Lady, might have this kind of agency in sharing her private moments with the world.

dooeytwo:

[The] pictures are actually a very clever advertising campaign by South African firm Lowe and Partners to help boost the profile of newspaper The Cape Times. Under the tag line ‘Every story feels like a first-hand account’ the ad agency recreating iconic images as if the world famous subjects had taken the photos themselves. (via Famous photos reimagined as ‘selfies’: What if Jackie Kennedy had an iPhone? - NY Daily News) [via Jezebel]

I’m a fan of this particular picture in the ad campaign. 

The smile suddenly looks both genuine and freely given in the imaginary world where Jackie, or any First Lady, might have this kind of agency in sharing her private moments with the world.

"We discover ourselves through our girlfriends; it’s a mutual process of self-discovery that goes on when we enter into this kind of female relationship. It’s really a process, not just discovering the other person, but of discovering yourself."

Sue Monk Kidd (via my QotD calendar)

"The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (via my QotD calendar)