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cleispress:

Book Cover Spotlight: Boy In The Middle by Patrick Califia


maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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rose tyler alphabet

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Rose forever



todayinhistory:

August 9th 1974: Nixon resigns

On this day in 1974 at noon, Richard M. Nixon became the first and only President of the United States to resign from office. He was replaced by his Vice-President Gerald Ford, who remains the only President to have never been elected Vice-President (as he was appointed in 1973 to replace Spiro Agnew), or President (as he lost his presidential re-election bid in 1976 to Jimmy Carter). Richard Nixon resigned due to the revelations of the Watergate scandal that his administration had been involved in illegal activities, which included breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex, covering up said break-in, and widespread wiretapping. He long denied direct knowledge of these activities, but after the Supreme Court forced him to hand over the tapes of his conversations in the Oval Office, Nixon’s involvement was clear. What was also made evident by the tapes was Nixon’s intense paranoia, his rough demeanor and his often racist attitudes. He resigned rather than face impeachment and almost certain removal by Congress. He was later pardoned for his crimes by Ford, who hoped his decision would help America heal and move on. 40 years on, Richard Nixon is mainly remembered for the corruption and dishonesty of Watergate, which discredited the presidency for many years after. However, his numerous achievements in office must not be forgotten: he cooled down the Cold War with his policy of détente and was the first President to visit China and Moscow; withdrew American troops from Vietnam; supported affirmative action policies; established the Environmental Protection Agency; supported the Equal Rights Amendment; and oversaw major desegregation of schools. Nixon is rightfully remembered for his role in Watergate and his unprecedented resignation in disgrace but we must be wary of only seeing one side of one of the most controversial figures of American history.

40 years ago today


"I’m very perfectionistic and very lazy, which is a terrible combination."

Robert Stone, on his writing ethic (via sirui)

Me in a nutshell! LOL

(via booksnobwannabe)

This though


iconsmagcon:

THIS SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE’S BLOG.

yes


  • cis people: i wont use 'they' pronouns for you because thats not grammatically correct
  • cis people: transgendered

"By 1992 I discovered that I was in a ghetto as a lesbian novelist. My fifth novel Empathy was published. I got reviewed in “Entertainment Weekly” but still could not get one straight bookstore in New York City to let me read there except during Gay Pride Month. The best-selling books by lesbian writers had no lesbian content. When that was introduced, the books plummeted in the esteem of critics, book buyers, and the general public. My books were translated in eight languages. Straight people never heard of me. I went to my high school reunion. I could tell who was straight and who was gay because the gay people said, “Oh Sarah, you’ve been doing so much[,]” and the straight people said, “Oh Sarah, what have you been doing?”"

Sarah Schulman, My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years (xviii-xix)


holybatshitrobin:

haha this is awesome.

Darlene for the win



"John [Greyson] belongs to a category of gay and lesbian artist that I call “credible.” By this I mean that they have consistently produced artistically engaged work with authentic queer content AND that they treat other openly gay thinkers and artists with a recognition and respect denied them by the straight world. Given how many queer artists pander to mainstream approval by closeting, watering down, or coding their content—or who turn away from the community at the first sign of mainstream recognition—those who have regularly chosen truth over power are people I take very seriously. The professional price one pays for authentic LGBT subject matter is life changing. So when these individuals take a stand, I pay attention."

Sarah Schulman, Israel/Palestine and the Queer International (p. 24)

Thoroughly endorsing this standard for “credible” queer artists/writers


Holy shit


groveatlanticinc:

This is fabulous.

wordpainting:

Bestselling writer Stephen King reading in the middle of a Red Sox baseball game. His team, the Red Sox, were losing, so he made the best of that time. The book he’s reading is Kate Atkinson’s book, When Will There Be Good News?

Stephen King performance art



Cass
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