“ive made a huge mistake”
Richard Naples, Peeled Back
This is what happens when photographers shoot photographers. Alice Gao has F&W Classic Photo Project cohort Chris Ozer hold her cone at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.
Comedian and author Paula Poundstone (via juliyeti)
Speaking of which: ALA calls for accountability and transparency in nation’s surveillance laws
Reblogging because my mom was one of those librarians who stood up to the Patriot Act. Because the act required libraries to turn over the names of books patrons checked out, she led the way in encouraging libraries to stop keeping checkout records; it’s one of the many reasons I’m so proud of her.
Both the military library I worked in and the high school/college library I work in now don’t hold patron checkout records any more. Our public library did, at the request of patrons, because they were an older set who liked to see printouts of everything they’d read that year. But we know who the last person was to check out a book, if it was on our shelves, just so we knew who to hunt down if the book was damaged. But once it was checked out again that record went away. We can see how many checkouts a book has, but not by whom. THIS is a product of the patriot act. And i do get folks who want to know what book they checked out last summer that had that great recipe in it, and I can’t tell them. It’s a shame.(via deducecanoe)
Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.
— Joyce Meyer (via oscomigosdemim)
You can cuss out colonialism, imperialism, and all other kinds of ism, but it’s hard for you to cuss that dollarism. When they drop those dollars on you, your soul goes.
— Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements (via moroccanstateofmind)