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maudnewton:

First two sentences of Rebecca Solnit’s latest*: “The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be.”
* From the October Harpers, in my mailbox today but not yet on newsstands.

Just got mine.

maudnewton:

First two sentences of Rebecca Solnit’s latest*: “The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be.”

* From the October Harpers, in my mailbox today but not yet on newsstands.

Just got mine.

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"Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path."
Carl Sagan. Happy International Literacy Day! (via doubledaybooks)
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theparisreview:

“They’re impossibly perfect names that seem hewn from granite, as are, presumably, the abdomens of the men they belong to.”

Remembering romance writer Jane Arbor, who was born on this day in 1903, and her talent for naming characters.

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lacigreen:

im laughing my ass off and my bae doesn’t get it

Hilarious

lacigreen:

im laughing my ass off and my bae doesn’t get it

Hilarious

(Source: cheesusfugget, via semaphore-drivethru)

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