philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

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Noam Chomsky

I’ve seen more drugs behind the brick walls of my private college than I have ever even heard of back home in my hood.

(via newwavefeminism)

It’s a known fact that you will find more drugs,especially hard drugs, in the suburbs than in the hood

(via postracialcomments)

The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the streets. But they can’t go into the elegant apartments and get a stockbroker who’s sniffing cocaine.

I like the wallpaper. And this person.

I like the wallpaper. And this person.

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covenesque:

tashabilities:

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

Follow micdotcom 

From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

Niiiiiiice

Way to go Canada.

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engelbaum18:

iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so godamn cool

LOL well that was unexpected

TBT 1984.

TBT 1984.

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millionsmillions:

Beginning today and lasting to the end of the summer, the New Yorker website is free — and includes its complete archive from 2007. Our humble suggestions of where to begin your reading frenzy.

millionsmillions:

Beginning today and lasting to the end of the summer, the New Yorker website is free — and includes its complete archive from 2007. Our humble suggestions of where to begin your reading frenzy.

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sexpigeon:

Scrambled off the train at Smith and 9th, a few stops too early, to get a picture of this rad laser pointer sunset and also the greasy hazy city next to it. I did it for you. For you! All for you!

Friday sucked in a lot of ways because this moving company worker assaulted and harassed and followed me in and from an elevator and then across Broadway in broad daylight through bustling pedestrian traffic, and it fucked up my day+.

The text screencap above is the halfway point of the entire incident, though as that was happening I thought it was nearing the end. The images are cropped from surveillance footage.

A positive is that my HR jumped into action with building management and the guy’s employer’s HR and handled everything as properly as imaginably possible, including not questioning or blaming me, and not sending surveillance images where I’m present.

Takeaways:

1. Don’t talk to or touch anyone without their consent — it’s harassment. This especially applies while on an elevator. Also, don’t follow people who are clearly trying to get the fuck away from you. That’s harassment as well.

2. I am so impressed with how my boss, my HR and my coworkers handled / discussed / reached out about everything, following the incident.

3. If you’re ever joking with friends and want a snarky comeback to “eat shit,” well, there’s your start. But if you’re harassing someone and they tell you to eat shit, back the fuck off. Wait, no… just don’t harass people to begin with.

Kiddo’s goods.

Kiddo’s goods.

Really cool sky tonight.

Really cool sky tonight.

Zonked.

Zonked.

Weird Teeth!

Weird Teeth!