1. #latergram Macy Gray gave such a smashing performance last night at SOB’s

     

  2. I was licking the bowl afterwards. Not figuratively. Just try them; you’ll see.

     

  3. I really need to read this book this fall.

     
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  5. Worth keeping in mind.

    huffingtonpostwomen:

    Daily dose of Kristen Wiig.

    (via huffingtonpost)

     

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    "Faces in the Crowd": this looks like a good read.

    Review by @alexkalamaroff

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  7. Jealous, @guyfieri? #latergram cc @danceoval (at Corolla Beach, NC.)

     
  8. millionsmillions:

    Heading back to school? Here’s a guide to effective close reading

    Most of all, a reminder of the importance of close reading.

     
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  10. The internet can go a little bit over-the-top with 90s kid nostalgia— I’ve seen enough odes to Rainbow Brite and early *NSync to last a lifetime. But I loved this fond look back at gURL.com. It’s long overdue!

    My friends and I did a lot of growing up on this website. Like one former reader puts it in this New York mag piece, gURL was “the internet equivalent of sneaking into an R-rated movie for the first time”

     
  11. Data viz from dailydot: how the #ferguson news spread on Twitter. Still watching stories on this roll in, in disbelief.

    (Source: kenyatta, via dailydot)

     

  12. "I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough."
    — Some words of wisdom from Ira Glass.

    (Source: annfriedman)

     
  13. #Rembrandt: the original master of the selfie. (at National Gallery of Art)

     
  14. Just visited a library with a 3D printer. Anyone can take a free tutorial and print objects with it. I love to see public libraries reinventing themselves and offering new tech-related resources.

    Of course there’s a long waiting list to use this one…

     
  15. What I’m reading this morning: ways our most of-the-moment slang is rooted in race and sexuality, on The American Reader.

    The best slang tends to come from groups disenfranchised for their race, age, class or gender. So what happens when their edgy slang gets swept up by everybody else? 

    This all makes me think about language and power— how some of the most subversive slang gets ground up into the vernacular of those in power. Is it even slang, then, anymore?