1. This Sunday!


  2. afrosonics:

    Even when you’re smiling, you remember. And that is what  I call, the connective tissues of the Haiku and the Blues. There’s no solutions with the blues.   You know, my dad told this joke about the first black ariline pilot in America. He said it happened at the end of WW2 (blues). He said that people got on the airplane. Only white folks flying at that time, after WW2, and the cockpit door was open, and they looked in and saw a black man sitting at the controls, right, blues, right. They sat down and start fishing for that little bell, they said, stewardess, stewardess, stewardess, and she came over her name was Mary Jane, and she said,  yes? And they said, is that a negro in the cockpit? Blues, right. And she said, oh, just a minute, ah, just a minute, ah, I’ll go talk to him. And she said Jack… Jack, Jack…. why you leave that door open, people done seen you, and they ready to leave the plane. He said, calm down MaryJane, I’ll go on the intercom and I will talk to them (blues). Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, my name is captain Jack Jones, I am your pilot for this trip to LA. But before we begin let me just tell you just a little bit about myself (blues, right) I’m a graduate of Harvard University, I’m a graduate of Yale University, I’m a graduate of MIT, I’m a graduate of Oxford University, and in WWII I taught all of the pilots how to fly, so if you will just settle down and calm down, I will see, if I can get this big motherfucker off the ground, You know. That’s a Blues. 


  3. "I made a conscious decision to inhabit my own subjectivity in this book in the sense that the middle-class life I live, with my highly educated, professional, and privileged friends, remains as the backdrop for whatever is being foregrounded. Everyone is having a good time together—doing what they do, buying what they can afford, going where they go—until they are not."
  4. anothergracekellyblog:

    Grace Kelly as a Freshman in the 1944 Stevens School Yearbook.

  5. runrunrunning:

    Children playing at the Kelly Playground at 5326 Pulaski Ave in 1958, when the Queen Lane apartments, seen towering in the background and imploded this morning, were still young.

    (Photo courtesy of PhillyHistory.org)

  6. theothergermantown:

    The 3rd annual Germantown show opens at iMPeRFeCT Gallery this Saturday, September 13th and I’m pleased to share that I am a participating artist.

    what an amazing lineup here - 60+ artists!!

  8. "So why try to predict the future at all if it’s so difficult, so nearly impossible? Because making predictions is one way to give warning when we see ourselves drifting in dangerous directions. Because prediction is a useful way of pointing out safer, wiser courses. Because, most of all, our tomorrow is the child of our today. Through thought and deed, we exert a great deal of influence over this child, even though we can’t control it absolutely. Best to think about it, though. Best to try to shape it into something good."
    — Octavia Butler, “A Few Rules for Predicting the Future,” Essence 2000. pg 264. (via purposefulthoughts)

  9. "I am always trying to tell this thing that a space of time is a natural thing for an American to always have inside them as something in which they are continuously moving."
    — Gertrude Stein, “The Gradual Making of The Making of Americans” (via sunshinemoonbeam)
  10. shutupnlive:

    **Flawless** bey franklin #selfie

    Again, I feel obliged to reblog certain things

  11. From Joseph Massey’s To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014)


  12. "It was indeed a filthy process in which I was engaged. During my first experiment, a kind of enthusiastic frenzy had blinded me to the horror of my employment; my mind was intently fixed on the sequel of my labour, and my eyes were shut to the horror of my proceedings. But now I went to it in cold blood, and my heart often sickened at the work of my hands."
    — Mary Shelley on revising Frankenstein via @Alison_Kinney on Wordsworth Trust
  13. theothergermantown:

    Spider Web and Butterfly sightings, Friends Free Library, August 24, 2014.

  14. Good Morning.

    (Source: halloween-things)

  15. statelibrarynsw:

    Mary Shelley Lock of hair, 1851

    Mary Shelley, best known for her novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, was born on this day, 30th August 1797. 

    This lock of hair is from the State Library of New South Wales collections, part of the Berry Family Realia collection. Read the story of how this keepsake reached Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.