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Further Reading

thenewinquiry:

To Supplement Dr. Christina Sharpe’s essay, Black Life, Annotated, TNI asked Sharpe to create a syllabus for further reading on the subject and she graciously obliged, with help from Mariame Kaba and Dr. Tamara Nopper.

Introduction to The Prison Industrial Complex

I recommend…

thetinhouse:

On this day in 1819, Herman Melville was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

Happy birthday, Herman.

thetinhouse:

On this day in 1819, Herman Melville was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

Happy birthday, Herman.

Motherfucker, get your mouth open, you know you’re mine. 

Going away present from a.l.c.

Going away present from a.l.c.

Taking Off, in Numbers and One List

Since leaving Phoenix on June 18th

Books purchased: 
Anne Carson — The Albertine Workout
Anne Carson — Nay Rather
Keith Ridgway — Never Love a Gambler
David Harvey — The Condition of Postmodernity
Jean-Francois Lyotard — Driftworks
William Vollmann — Last Stories and Other Stories
Giorgio Agamben — Remnants of Auschwitz 
Jacques Ranciere — The Emancipated Spectator
The State of Things (anthology)
Julia Kristeva — Desire in Language 

Bikes stolen: 1

Bikes retrieved: 1

Jobs applied for: 15+

Interviews had: 5

Job offers: 1 

Jobs accepted: 1

Jobs rejected before offered: 1

Number of times I’ve told Herman, “Buddy, you have to chill” : 10,000+

Number of times I’ve told myself, “Buddy, you have to chill” : 15+

Dinner parties thrown: 1

Pianos lifted: 1

Strangers (purposefully) conversed with: 11+

Coffees drunk: 12+ 

Beers drunk: 25+ 

Miles biked: my brain says 40-50, my thighs say 400-500