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July 31, 2014

The Lost Voice of Sam Cooke's Brother

You may find the voice familiar. As smooth as honey, with just the right bit of grit. Here and there, you might think it sounds like Sam Cooke. And you wouldn’t be wrong. It’s his younger brother, L.C., whose first studio album was delayed fifty years. Today, Cooke, at 81, is finally releasing his debut The Complete SAR Records Recordings, done in 1964. 

Amazing! Click through to listen to “Put Me Down Easy” with what certainly sounds like both Cooke brothers. 

I wish I was a Cooke brother.

(via bestrooftalkever)

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June 12, 2014


Love these girls. Will happily adopt them and/or contribute to their college funds. 

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June 11, 2014


Yup. I’m sharing a McDonald’s ad.

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June 6, 2014

The best of the rest of the internet

A lot of great reading material here — particularly the stories on the creator of #yesallwomenAngelina Jolie's brilliant image management, and misogyny, pick-up artists, and violence against women.



Bringing back an old blog feature after a two year break, because links are good. Some things I’ve read and loved over the past couple of weeks.

Everyone is totally just winging it all, the time. (It’s true.) (The Guardian)

Why don’t women’s magazines write about female scientists and engineers? (It’s OK for Intellectual Feminists to Like Fashion)

7 ways to increase your chances of getting your book published. (Medium)

What happens to the creators of viral hashtags like #yesallwomen? (Daily Dot)

"Help is so affordable when migrant workers make $200 a month." Molly Crabapple interviews Donald Trump… and pisses off Ivanka. (Vice)

Pitch, bitch. Love this new initiative from Estelle Tang. (Kill Your Darlings)

"If depression is the Black Dog, then jealousy is the Black Cat." Justin Heazlewood on negativity in the Australian arts scene. (Faster Louder)

"Taken together, these images, and the stories that accompanied them, were speaking about their relationship, even if the pair themselves weren’t offering comment. And what they were saying was that this wasn’t a story about sex or scandal; rather, it was one of family, humanitarianism, and global citizenship.” Anne Helen Petersen on Angelina Jolie’s perfect media game. (Buzzfeed)

It’s not all men, but we don’t know in advance which one it will be. (Dame Magazine) 

This whole tour has been such a humbling experience.” Shit writers say on social media.

And in case you missed it, here’s me talking antiporn activism in The New Inquiry.

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May 7, 2014


NEWS 4/28/14 : 

Kim and Kanye’s Vogue issue has set an all time record for Vogue with sales expected to surpass 500,000 copies. The Kimye issue will surpass previous top selling issues Beyonce (355,000) and First Lady Michelle Obama (293,000) image

Black and brown people sell Vogue!

File under: lessons we wish Anna Wintour would learn.

(via buzzfeedceleb)

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May 6, 2014

Awesome people hanging out together.

Awesome people hanging out together.

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May 1, 2014

Nailed it.
(Via Of a Kind.)

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April 23, 2014


Beyonce assists her album collaborator Boots on the surprise new single “Dreams.”

Work music. (As opposed to werk music.)

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April 19, 2014


god bless this queen. 


(Source: jenamaroney)

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April 4, 2014


I know I’m late to the party, but I got back into town and just now got around to watching the Louie CK Saturday Night Live.

Holy fucking shit, Sam Smith.

SNL musical performances are notoriously awful. The stage is tiny. The soundboard is unforgiving. World class rock stars show up and consistently delivery painfully mediocre performances.

This dude, though. Wow. Out of nowhere, he gives one of the most beautiful live performances I’ve ever seen on SNL. Totally melted my face.


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