Worth a read: "Lana Del Rey makes me wish I were straight"

"As a woman who only sleeps with women, I need these things spelled out for me, and female pop stars usually leave me wanting. […] But not Lana. Lana speaks a language that I understand. She’s heterosexual, to be sure, but she’s not heteronormative.” — Samantha Allen


Untitled By Curran Clark


Untitled By Curran Clark

Worth a read: "For the love of money"

"I’d always looked enviously at the people who earned more than I did; now, for the first time, I was embarrassed for them, and for me. I made in a single year more than my mom made her whole life. I knew that wasn’t fair; that wasn’t right." — Sam Polk

Worth a read: "How not to discuss sexual violence against third world women"

The speakers made a point in saying that the Sudanese government was against the work done by the organization; yet, no other Sudanese representatives from universities or NGOs were invited. There were no black people either… the report was surrounded by the whiteness that put it together and the money that funded it.” eren


"In 2005, artist Jennifer Kanary’s sister-in-law committed suicide while suffering from a psychotic episode. This event led Jennifer to develop Labyrinth Psychotica, an experience designed to give people more insight into how it feels to suffer through psychosis."

This is a fantastic use of technology to teach empathy. The Oculus Rift, in it’s final form, will no doubt be able to help teach and treat people with mental illness.

My heart goes out to people suffering with mental illness.

(Source: youtube.com)

Worth a read: "How Richard Sherman became America's newest thug"

"Jameis Winston is a thug; Richard Sherman is a thug; Serena Williams is a "ghetto thug" for arguing with an umpire—John McEnroe was presumably less ghetto and thuggish when he regularly berated refs throughout his career" — Cord Jefferson

Market WonderfulSix iconic images filmed in one shot: “Icons,” by The Sunday Times. 

Worth a read: "Why do poor people 'waste' money on luxury goods?"

"How do you put a price on the double-take of a clerk at the welfare office who decides you might not be like those other trifling women in the waiting room and provides an extra bit of information about completing a form that you would not have known to ask about? What is the retail value of a school principal who defers a bit more to your child because your mother’s presentation of self signals that she might unleash the bureaucratic savvy of middle class parents to advocate for her child?" — Tressie McMillan Cottom

Art attack: “Paint in my head 6” (2012), by Eloy Morales. (It’s a painting.)

Art attack: “Paint in my head 6” (2012), by Eloy Morales. (It’s a painting.)

Worth a read: "It gets better, unless you're fat"

"And suddenly, otherwise good people — those who are proud to not have a bigoted bone in their bodies — feel no shame in condemning us fatties. It’s not bigotry if we deserve it." — Louis Peitzman

Worth a read: "The Nobel committee did Malala a favor in passing her over for the peace prize"

"Sometimes the heroes we appoint to solve our problems can say as much about us as about them. Malala’s answer is courage. Our answer is celebrity." — Max Fisher