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melvillehouse:

rodham-clinton:

i’ve been an english major for 3 years how is this the first time i’ve heard this story

Look, there’s two sides to every story, okay, and I don’t think it’s fair to cast aspersions on just ONE of these guys when CLEARLY things were VERY COMPLICATED and there were DEFINITELY SIGNALS and TENSION that were RECIPROCAL and I just think you really have to look past the drama to see that love is a nuanced thing that maybe isn’t best understood at the time but you know in a few weeks or months or years Hawthorne realized what he’d lost and regretted it, and that it was his loss, and like, yeah. 

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The gloom says,

The gloom says,

The Internet's Own Boy

Documentary about Aaron Swartz, internet genius who killed himself as the us government was trying to throw him in jail for 35+ years for downloading academic articles from jstor.

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.