August 29, 2014
Book Review: Strivers Row by Kevin Baker

AuthorKevin Baker
Title: Strivers Row
Narrator: Thomas Anthony Penny
Publication Info: HarperAudio, 2006
ISBN: 9780060195830
Other books read by same author: Paradise Alley and Dreamland
Summary/Review:

This is third in a series of books known as the City of Fire, where Kevin Baker delves into the drama of everyday lives among the ordinary, working class communities of historical New York.  The books…

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August 29, 2014

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August 29, 2014

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policymic:

7 lies we have to stop telling about African-American female students

There is a myth that African-American girls generally fare better than African-American boys — that they somehow have it easier. This creates a potentially damaging narrative that may ultimately prevent society from truly empowering these young women.

Here are seven myths that we need to stop repeating when it comes to African-American women and the achievement gap.

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TELL THIS TRUTH AND LET THE STRONG BLACK WOMAN MYTH DIE

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August 28, 2014

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August 28, 2014
Book Review: All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior

Author: Jennifer Senior
TitleAll Joy and No Fun
Narrator: Jennifer Senior
Publication Info:
ISBN: 9781482991376
Summary/Review:

This book explores the issues of modern parenting (at least for white, middle class Americans) where the expectations of what a parent can and should do seem to be out of line with the past and with reality.  One illustration of the shift in recent generations is the change…

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August 28, 2014

publius-esquire:

It feels like when the states formed, when Massachusetts decided to become the moral torch bearer of America, South Carolina was determined to become the country’s moral burden.

August 28, 2014
"Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism."

— Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via ohdreaming)

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August 28, 2014
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American Cities Beginning to Embrace Pedestrian Safety
More than 4,500 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles every year on the streets of America.

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American Cities Beginning to Embrace Pedestrian Safety

More than 4,500 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles every year on the streets of America.

August 28, 2014

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thedapper-dyke:

I always used to describe my depression as fog, and then I saw this and it makes me happy in a way to know I’m not the only one with the fog in my brain.

I identify with this very much

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August 27, 2014
"One group of people is decidedly happy about the militarized response in Ferguson: those who work in the weapons industry. The array of police forces–the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the St. Louis county and city police and local Ferguson officers–that descended on the largely black Missouri city have used the products these corporations are selling in abundance. Tear gas, rubber bullets, smoke bombs, stun grenades, armored personnel carriers, sound cannons and high-caliber rifles have all been deployed to quell the unrest, though they have contributed to anger over police tactics."

Big business is getting rich off Ferguson. (via salon)

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August 27, 2014
Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Book Review:

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Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Translator: Gregory Rabassa
Narrator: John Lee
Publication Info: Blackstone Audio (2014) (originally published 1967)
ISBN: 9781482939682
Other books read by the same author: Love in the Time of Cholera
Summary/Review:

I always find it difficult to review a book that is a recognized…

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August 27, 2014
Book Review: Book of Ages : the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

AuthorJill Lepore
TitleBook of Ages : the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Publication Info: Vintage (October 1, 2013)
ISBN: 9780307958341
Books read by the same author:

Summary/Review:

Jill Lepore, one of my favorite historians, addresses the question put forth by Virginia Woolf regarding about Shakespeare’s sister being equally brilliant but lacking the…

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August 26, 2014
1. Mike Brown was UNARMED 2. He had his hands UP 3. Everything else is irrelevant

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It defies belief how this could not be called murder

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August 26, 2014
"Literature was the best plaything that had ever been invented to make fun of people."

— Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

August 26, 2014
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