THE AWL
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emilygould:

I just wrote something like this in an email to friends who told me the latest (I’m off twitter), which is apparently that Ed Champion made a suicidal gesture and is in Bellevue (not confirmed.)

I have a hard time even talking about how terrible the week that he published that rant was for me….

Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell? All your dreams came true, except they’re the dreams where your face gets sucked into the drain at the bottom of the pool. I mean if they wanted a guy that looks like Vince Vaughn but can act, they should have gone with Jon Favreau.
I feel like these dudes are expecting to have a McConaissance. There is no Vaugnaissance happening.

vickyj

There is no Vaugnaissance happening.

There is no Vaugnaissance happening.

There is no Vaugnaissance happening.

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Here we go. 

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Sing it.

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durgapolashi:

"Pop stars traffic in symbology, so when white girls like Miley, Katy, and Lily Allen hide behind the claim that they just didn’t know any better, it seems insufficient. Maybe they didn’t, but somebody around them at some point should have. Which is why it felt tone-deaf when Taylor Swift put out a music video for her new single that featured a couple of scenes in which she used black dancers as props to offset her own clueless whiteness."

(…)

"Into this humid cultural climate strolls Nicki Minaj, whose new video for “Anaconda” isn’t technically a response video to “Shake It Off,” but might as well be. The “Anaconda” video is an extremely self-aware deconstruction of twerking as a trend. Nicki inverts the Miley paradigm, putting her own body front-and-center and surrounding herself with dancers of all races. “Anaconda” turns Nicki’s butt into a literal force of nature, causing earthquakes in a jungle setting. After parodying the idea of exoticism by opening on a jungle scene, she shifts into a workout setup with comically small weights. All of these setups make the same point: Nicki’s body is the modern ideal. And because Nicki is spitting rapid-fire jokes the whole time she is onscreen, it’s impossible to feel like she’s been reduced to a mere body."

Molly’s Nicki piece x Ayesha’s Nicki tweets

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thecorcorangroup10amspecial:

August 18, 2014 – Upper West Side Condo on Riverside Drive

220 Riverside Boulevard, Apt. 12R
Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York
$4,850,000 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Approx. 2,375 sq. ft.

Best priced 4 bedroom/4 bath home on Riverside Boulevard! Fantastic Space/Amazing Light…This beautifully designed four bedroom four bath home is shy 2,400sf offering North, South, and East exposures with walls of windows throughout.

$1.21 million per bedroom lol.

hannahmight:

Since moving to L.A. I have not met one person who writes for n+1. 

What did Andrea Dworkin really think of men?


Andrea Dworkin, Men’s Rights Advocate

After I got done muting everyone on Twitter last night, I decided to re-read Andrea Dworkin’s “Right-Wing Women.”

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"With their needs and basic desires met, Urban Space Colony residents will demand very different things of their physical surroundings. They won’t need stores, and the ones they want will be novel and luxurious (they will exist as a reminder of shopping, as a diversion, not as a part of the area’s infrastructure). They won’t need restaurants or grocery stores, and the ones they want will be specialized and expensive luxury experiences, meant to be enjoyed in the company of other Colonists. They will want nightlife, and they will want it to be tailored and convenient to them. The physical economy that the presence of an Urban Space Colony creates will be flimsy, minimal, deliberate, and tilted toward leisure. Any "delights" it can not support will be supplied by travel, which Urban Space Colonists enjoy constantly—there are similar sister Colonies all around the country and the world. The area surrounding the Colony may not price out the previous residents directly, in part because the Colonists build tall, but it will not meet their basic needs. It will wither. The Colonists will not be any kind of neighbor; they will not necessarily know each other. There will be, in effect, no remaining neighborhood at all." That’s just LIFE in the Urban Space Colony! http://www.theawl.com/2014/08/the-rich-life-of-the-urban-space-colonist

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