“Reclaiming My Time”

Because I needed this in my life, I thought you might need it too.

Here’s an MP3 ringtone I made of the gentle lady from California Maxine Waters saying what we all should be saying to nonsense everyday: “Reclaiming My Time.”

Download BADASS RINGTONE

Pic credit: Maxine Waters’ Official Portrait

NEW BEGINNINGS

IF YOU DON’T KNOW YET, YOU SHOULD
Why It’s Too Late to Let Spiderman into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or the best article you’ll read about Homecoming
#NoConfederate
Jahsua Smith Deconstructs the 4th Wall
Princess Nokia and Smart Girl Club

MEDIA
Minneapolis College of Art and Design releases high-res scans of vintage posters
Hollywood is not okay with you watching movies at home

A soldier statue is slowly melting in London to commemorate 100 years since WWI’s Battle of Passchendaele
This review of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (now playing at Montgomery College in the D.C. area) is pure gold.

RANDOM
The once-common practice of communal sleeping
A math genius blooms late and conquers his field
All about Texas Rebel Radio

Photo credit: Me © 2017

BRAIN FOOD

MUSIC
Beyoncé, Black Mamahood & Affirmation
Bette Midler live in Cleveland 1976
My Brightest Diamond | This is My Hand

WORDS
Rebecca Solnit on Virginia Woolf’s darkness
AWP: (might as well) give the books away
We know what works in teaching composition

WHAT DO WE KNOW
Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse
The best kitchen gadget of the 1600s was a dog
How much diggity

ART | DESIGN
24 creative die cut business cards
Jade Beall photography (NSFW — beautiful naked mommas)
W.E.B. Du Bois hand-drawn infographics 

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Pro-tip: email subscribers click title for cute-ass kitteh gif

GET BLACKLISTED

people making art | music | change | fun

FRIENDS
Yvonne Woon, Atlanta-based author of Dead Beautiful and other killer fictions
Blackmarket Boo, Sydney-based photographer and queen of my heart
Joshua Liebowitz, New York-based sound artist and favorite enigma

LA MUSICA
Current obsession: Princess Nokia, Brujas
Androgyne Eliot Sumner, Dead Arms & Dead Legs
Out of Line interactive music video

ART
WASTED RITA: God’s Only Mistake
BEHIND YOU: A series of nightmare children’s illustrations
https://clickclickclick.click

FALLOUT
17 essays and stories about how we ended up in Trump’s America
A map of two Americas
Women take up encryption post-election
How to call your Congressional Representatives when you have social anxiety
via Mary South: George Orwell’s Notes on Nationalism

GRAB BAG
Shit Sindhi parents say
One of the worst jobs in 19th century New York City
The Rock as Flex Kavana in the USWA Memphis wrestling scene, 1996
Pet bobcat really loves to snuggle

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Pro-tip: email subscribers click title for sweet pic of Princess Nokia

Onward

TRUMP
Kate McKinnon plays the piano and sings a tearful Hallelujah as Hillary Clinton (and makes me cry)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn voted for Trump
Judith Butler on Trump, Germany’s Willkommenskultur, and radical Democracy
16 writers on Trump’s America

LESSER KNOWN AMERICAN HISTORY
“The earliest record of an Indian traveling to the USA is that of a young Indian man from Madras who may have visited Massachusetts in 1790. As Salem developed its trade with India during the next decade, young Indians worked on the India wharves at Crownshield and Derby, two of the larger shipyards. In 1851, six Indians marched in the Salem Fourth of July parade under the banner of the “East India Marine Society”. Most of these men are believed to have married American women of African origin and integrated themselves into that community.”

PREP
Autocracy: Rules for Survival
How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

LA MUSICA
This Land is Your Land
The story of Ella and Louis (one of the greatest albums of all time), 60 years later
Kulning demonstration (watch to the end)
The “I was not a Nazi” Polka

DOING BETTER
Wancy Young Cho on racism in the male gay community
A list of pro-woman, anti-bigotry, pro-earth, pro-immigrant organizations that need your help

FUN
A street dog gets adopted, become L.A. foodie cutey
Start your week (every week) with a map!
Hong Kong’s unflappable Starbucks uncle is the hero we all need

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Pro-Tip: email subscribers click title for “I Want a President” by Zoe Leonard, 1992

Towards a Better World

GET WOKE
An incredible article about Harry Belafonte and the Civil Rights Movement
The distress of the privileged and how to talk about it
Misrepresenting the white working class: what the narrating class gets wrong
In the Harvard Business Review: there is no invisible hand
Women were included in the Civil Rights Act as a joke
Explaining white privilege to a broke white person
How to explain what is wrong with #AllLivesMatter as a response to #BlackLivesMatter
Map of 73 years of lynchings
Gender bias in Academe
The case of the missing perpetrator: disappearing men
Free books on race, gender, sexuality and class

FILM
Fact checking Alec Baldwin’s monologue in Glengarry Glen Ross
The Ace of Hearts (1927) silent movie online
Confidence at The Barbershop about Women
Jimmy Durante in Palooka (1934)

MUSIC
The oldest melody in existence
Tom Waits Burma Shave (full video)
Cher and David Bowie Young Americans medley
Shovels and Rope, Gasoline
Dolly Parton and Pentatonix sing Jolene acappella

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Pro-tip: email subscribers click title for pic of young Dolly Parton holding a kitten