I was once a linebacker-sized eighteen-year-old, too. What I knew then, what black people have been required to know, is that there are few things more dangerous than the perception that one is a danger. — Jelani Cobb on Ferguson. (via newyorker)
(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)
what can I tell you,
we had a lot to work with
and we poured most of it down
the drain. I’m sorry for what we’ve done,
what we haven’t.
If it’s too late, I don’t need my money back,
but I thought you could come take a look.
Would you like to be alone,
you and your earth?
A rejected draft of an illustration I did last year for the Corey Doctorow book “Little Brother”, an Orwellian look at a near-future America, in which teens are forced to rebel against a violent police state. #ferguson #policestate #handsupdontshoot #coreydoctorow #littlebrother
Give the Short Story Another Shot -
We have a book club (of sorts) at Litographs. And while we have varied interests and balance nights spent reading with TV or movies, a lot of our loose change around here goes towards books. We’re always looking to pick up an old copy of a title we carry or share a new release with the team.
Isn’t that the duty
of the mother,
to fill you
with her own life,
enough to get you
from her world to the next,
the first faint thump
not the only time
you’ll impersonate her.
Found in a book -
Each time we pick up a book, we’re seeking kinship. Maybe seeking is the wrong word — it’s more like the hands-off guidance a parent gives, the kind where we learn a lesson, but don’t realize our parents gave us all the tools to solve the puzzle and then let us do it on our own. From a young…