He woke up naked in the back seat of his car. It was full of leaves. Apparently it was a sign.
Just caught up to this post from Minh Le. Happy Monday. (via E.L. Doctorow Goes Fight Club on the National Book Awards)
Brian McCarty’s WAR-TOYS is a photographic series that recreates children’s memories and fears of conflict in the Middle East with toys.
Jury nullification. Pass it on.
Jury nullification is so fucking important.
This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.
I didn’t know about this. Wow.
This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it.
I had a chance to read a copy of The Well of Loneliness that had been translated into Polish before I was taken into the camps. I was a young girl at the time, around twelve or thirteen, and one of the ways I survived in the camp was by remembering that book. I wanted to live long enough to kiss a woman.
I’m way more excited for my upcoming sober birthday than I am for my upcoming womb birthday.
May South Africa continue to work toward the democratic ideals of Nelson Mandela.
Image by the also missed Keith Haring
ALA Think Tank gets so weird. Too weird, it hurts.
An oral history of The Kids In The Hall.