The Prince Zine is reprinted once again!
Forgot to make a more official announcement about it, but: The revised and updated second edition of The Prince Zine is here!
7:58 pm • 15 July 2014 • 109 notes
Helsing Junction Sleepover 2014 | K
I’m reading at the Helsing Junction Sleepover on August 16 along with a bunch of other amazing people— Moe Bowstern, A.M. O’Malley, Joshua James Amberson to name a few. PLUS there is music by the Hive Dwellers, The Memory Boys, Tender Forever… HAVEN’T YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE A MAGICAL MYSTICAL FUN TIME ON A FARM. c’monnnnnn
11:50 am • 14 July 2014
“[How To Survive a Plague] does the same thing that Philadelphia does: It makes the dominant culture comfortable. It gives them heroes that look like them that they can identify with. That’s the story that they want. In Philadelphia, the straight lawyer heroically overcomes his prejudice to help the poor gay man. Why Tom Hanks’s character didn’t just get a gay lawyer is something I never understood about that movie. It had this bizarre conceit, but that’s what straight people want. Now we have this whiteness that is uniting gay people, especially gay men, with the rest of the white race. This is pervasive, now we see that straight people can identify with these white gay protagonists, it made them the heroes. That’s why they like it. It doesn’t matter that it wasn’t true.”
— Sarah Schulman forever and ever
6:05 pm • 30 June 2014 • 1 note
“'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick.”
— Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)
7:52 pm • 29 June 2014 • 26,574 notes
“5. Saturday I sat on the floor in front of a great big window in my living room. I sat in the middle of a patch of sunlight. I read poems by Pablo Neruda aloud to myself. I sipped ginger tea. I stuffed slices of freshly cut mango into my mouth and let the my fingers get sticky enough that I had to suck on them a bit before I could use them to turn the page. There are times when I feel safe and absolutely IN my body. Times when the sun can reach me without overwhelming me with its heat and I can speak love into existence on the tail of sliced fruit. Sometimes, a mango is home and the smell of ginger can bleed you out.
Sometimes the feel of your mouth around your fingers is a reminder: This is mine. This is mine. This is only for me.”
— Now, You see Me: 5 Things (6/29/14), by Ashley Ford (via katiecoyle)
7:51 pm • 29 June 2014 • 178 notes
I finally started watching Season 2 of Orange is the New Black and one of the inmates said she was from Muskegon, Michigan, and pointed to her hand, and I immediately yelped, “THAT’S NOT WHERE MUSKEGON IS.” I realize that this is probably the least consequential inaccuracy of this show but it’s the only thing I have expertise in, the geographic homography of Michigan and hands.
4:18 pm • 28 June 2014 • 6 notes
The Tall Calm, by Sara Renberg
10 track album
Today’s the day! My first record is out! You can stream it or buy it online here. You can also buy it on cassette (with a digital download code!)
It’s so exciting for it to be finally out in the world.
If you live in Portland come to my backyard tonight at 8 p.m.for a celebration, with music by Lucia Fasano, Letters, and me! (Message me for details.)
11:38 am • 20 June 2014 • 6 notes
How to Talk to Your Cat About Evolution. After a successful campaign for cat gun safety, the American Association of Patriots are back; this time working to dispel the myth of evolution.
very important zines
1:32 pm • 13 June 2014 • 6 notes
“You have these long periods of what appears to be stasis, in which nothing’s happening, but those moments are charged with possibility and expectation. There is the mental game that’s going on between the pitcher and the batter, or what the situation is — where the runners are, or how you’re playing the batter, anticipating the pitch, the type, the location. There are all these levels of detail — really more than you can possibly take in; you can’t be aware of everything that’s going on in a baseball game at the same time. So for me, it’s about paying attention; it’s about awareness. And to me, that’s what music is about, also.”
John Luther Adams, composer
via NYTimes http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/sports/baseball/with-composers-mindset-john-luther-adams-obsesses-over-baseball.html?smid%3D=tw-nytsports&_r=0&referrer=
12:20 pm • 4 June 2014 • 40 notes