Stuff I found while looking around


The stunning photography of 17-year-old Alex Currie

How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in:

But what these connected histories teach us is that the right to occupy public accommodations unharassed is a right black people fought for. Died for. Endured centuries of indignity and white entitlement for. Battles over how we share public space are foundational to the narrative of race in this country.

Ayn Rand reviews children’s movies

Love Letters to Richard Dawkins

Your childhood entertainment is not sacred:

There’s an unmistakable element of generational chauvinism to these complaints as well. I want my son, who is now just under four months old, to watch and love Ghostbusters the way I did when I was eight years old. But I’m also excited about him growing up with a Ghostbusters franchise where women are front and center in heroic, central roles, rather than limited to supporting roles as secretaries and love interests inhabited by demons at key moments. Old isn’t necessarily good, just as new isn’t necessarily bad.

How To Insult Like the British

Those responsible for Deflategate finally come forward

Amazing radiology images: How sharing them is changing medicine

Anti-Vaxxers Ruined Disneyland: Why this Public Health Nightmare Needs to be Stopped

Nobody Lives Here, A Fascinating Map

The Kinspiracy: Making white people feel artistic since 2011

An Open Letter To Charles Barkley & Co., By Josh Gordon:

Again, I make no excuses for my past. That culture didn’t make me do anything I didn’t want to do, but when you judge me without actually knowing me, you deny the existence of the world I come from.

– I could watch this all day long: babies going through tunnels

Whoa-oo-oh Supercut

My life

“And frankly, Wickenburg is a total loss.”

Maureen Dowd’s clueless white gaze: What’s really behind the “Selma” backlash:

But the truth is, a new racial lens is exactly what America needs. In “Selma,” we learn what films look like when directors and cinematographers who love and respect black people turn their gaze on us. “Selma” artfully displaces a white gaze, and it is this unnamed and unsettling anxiety that sits at the heart of so many of the critiques of the film.

– Sitting at my desk bawling as I watch this: “Wish my parents could see him…”

Musicless Musicvideo / BEASTIE BOYS – Fight For Your Right (To Party)

A few of my favorite recent tweets: