To ascribe this entirely to contempt for black men is to miss an essential variable, though—a very real, American fear of them. They—we—are inexplicably seen as a millions-strong army of potential killers, capable and cold enough that any single one could be a threat to a trained police officer in a bulletproof vest. There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.
Werner Herzog on creativity, self-reliance, money, and how to make a living of doing what you love – wisdom culled from an epic 600-page interview.
Remember the right for women to vote isn’t that old in the civil and human rights movement!
On this day in 1920, the19th Amendment was passed and American women got the right to vote, but not without pushback—appalling anti-suffragette postcards from the early 20th century remind us of women’s plight.
Pair with Roxane Gay on the blind spots of the equality movement a century later.
This is the perfect chair for Singapore. Nice and airy on the derrière! Thank you Ray & Charles Eames!
Clash of cultures in sparkling clean Singapore!!
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I told you all this back in 2004, but you still re-elected Dubya. Vote Democrat for a better economy!
1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to “Black Spring”.
3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
5. When you can’t create you can work.
6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
8. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
9. Discard the Program when you feel like it—but go back to it next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.
10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.