started out hustling
gowns asked: oh my lord that picture of you as jesus
Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care...– Zadie Smith (via tobia)
and when shes walking shes looking so fine and when shes talking she’ll tell you shes mine
James Baldwin: The Art of Fiction No. 78 →
longform: “No one works better out of anguish at all; that’s an incredible literary conceit.” James Baldwin | The Paris Review | Apr 1984 INTERVIEWER The attitudes you found in America which made you go to France—are they still with us, are they exactly the same? BALDWIN I always knew I would have to come back. If I were twenty-four now, I don’t know if and where I would go. I don’t know...
Our Radical Future: Cults, Utopias and Rebellions... →
longform: On the holy city of Canudos, and other attempts at better living “by the dispossessed and marginalized the world over.” Jacob Mikanowski | The Awl | Apr 2013 “The 1890s were a time of starvation and revolt. It was a decade of environmental catastrophe, economic depression and savage colonial wars. It was also the golden age of liberal capitalism and global imperialism, a time...
What the fuck happened? What the fuck happened to all the black groups? I...– Scarface Interview, Hardknock TV, 4/29/2013
We Don't Sleep Like We Used To →
At TEDGlobal 2010, Gamble said: …when people are living without any sort of artificial light at all, they sleep twice every night. They go to bed around 8:00 p.m. until midnight and then again, they sleep from about 2:00 a.m. until sunrise. And in-between, they have a couple of hours of sort of meditative quiet in bed. And during this time, there’s a surge of prolactin, the likes of...
30 for 30: Elway to Marino →
aptris: Tokyo Decadence (Topâzu) 1992
Them and Them →
longform: In Ramapo, New Jersey, the immigrant community and the growing population of Hasidic Jews had eyed each increasing wariness. Then the Hasidim took over the public schools, schools their children do not attend, and proceeded to gut them. Benjamin Wallace-Wells | New York | Apr 2013
Allen Iverson, NBA icon, Struggles with Life after... →
Iverson stood during a divorce proceeding in Atlanta in 2012 and pulled out his pants pockets. “I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger,” he shouted toward his estranged wife, Tawanna, who then handed him $61. Basketball was Iverson’s sanctuary, and he signed huge contracts: a six-year deal in 1999 worth $70.9 million and, four years later, a new agreement worth $76.7 million. Reebok signed...
There is more wisdom in your body than your deepest philosophy.– Friedrich Nietzsche