Unavoidably detained by the world

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t.

—John Green

(Source: fishingboatproceeds)

Why Men Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote — thom dunn

Suffragette satire from 1915. Love it.

Why Men Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote — thom dunn

Suffragette satire from 1915. Love it.

Jackie Kerouac? 12 women’s road books - LA Times

I wish there were more of these. Guess I’m going to have to write one.

Jackie Kerouac? 12 women’s road books - LA Times

I wish there were more of these. Guess I’m going to have to write one.

The band has had a few different names over the years. 

Andy Dwyer forever.

(Source: irlziall)

9 TV Shows That Rose From the Dead | Made Man
I wrote a thing about zombie TV shows! Not shows featuring zombies, mind you, but shows that are themselves undead. (A few of ‘em might have had a zombie or two in them, though. Or at least a Reaver.)

9 TV Shows That Rose From the Dead | Made Man

I wrote a thing about zombie TV shows! Not shows featuring zombies, mind you, but shows that are themselves undead. (A few of ‘em might have had a zombie or two in them, though. Or at least a Reaver.)

I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Hedy Epstein told The Nation as she was being led to a police van. "We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.

incidentalcomics:

The Writers’ Retreat
For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

incidentalcomics:

The Writers’ Retreat

For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

The firelight magnified our shadows, glinted off the silver, flickered high upon the walls; its reflection roared orange in the windowpanes as if a city were burning outside. The whoosh of the flames was like a flock of birds, trapped and beating in a whirlwind near the ceiling.

—Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Girls With Slingshots
Man, am I glad Danielle Corsetto is back from her no-comics hiatus.

Girls With Slingshots

Man, am I glad Danielle Corsetto is back from her no-comics hiatus.

slaughterhouse90210:

“Our friendship is made up of these brief frenzied exchanges, but the quality of our conversation, for all its feverish outpouring, is genuine.” ― Carol Shields, Small Ceremonies

slaughterhouse90210:

“Our friendship is made up of these brief frenzied exchanges, but the quality of our conversation, for all its feverish outpouring, is genuine.”
― Carol Shields,
Small Ceremonies