Look, I don’t have a reason for posting this. I just need it in my life right now.
Just out of curiosity, where are the celebrities re the Michael Brown protests? Seems like a no-brainer to me that Jay and Bey should be there, arm in arm with the protesters. Right?
It is worth considering that Jay and Bey, despite their cultural influence, are still, also, trapped within the confines of white America and all the implications therein.
I would love for any celebrity to get involved, but I can’t fathom their reasons for not doing so.
This photo was taken in St. Louis this morning by Koran Addo. The demand for justice continues there.
On Wednesday, VonDerrit Myers was shot and killed by an off-duty cop. He was
shot 16 times shot at 16 times, shot 7 times. The cop said he had been shot at, and that Myers had jumped out of the bushes, attacking him. Except Myers was busy buying a sandwich in a convenience store just a few minutes earlier.
It doesn’t end until we make it end.
I’ve spent the past few days reading this Paris Review interview with Matthew Weiner in sprints and snippets and it is just so very good. I didn’t know which block of text to sample there were so many great choices of real, casual insights from the guy who makes one of the best shows on television.
Weiner isn’t infallible, and before this interview I wouldn’t say I necessarily liked the guy, but here he just sounds so… honest, in a way. It helps that one of Mad Men's staff writers is interviewing him, but it will always be fascinating and insightful to hear how creative people, writers especially, think. It's comforting to know that in between their layers of brilliance are layers of terror and fear and failure. And it's eye-opening to hear about how showrunner X thinks about story and character in a way that feels light-years beyond my brain.
New Ghostbusters already started filming! “What did you do, Ray?!”
Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal For A Majority Of The U.S.
Can someone lawyerly and smarter than me explain the SCOTUS decision not to hear these cases? Everyone is eager to point out what a victory this is for marriage equality, but is it? Because from my limited, uneducated point of view (episodes of The Good Wife notwithstanding), it seems as though SCOTUS is acting too cowardly instead of just coming out and saying that gay marriage is legal and all state bans on said marriage are unconstitutional, case closed.
By denying these appeals, they are respecting the lower courts’ decisions while also respecting other, unrelated states that have banned marriage equality and you can’t have your cake and eat it too, right? I mean, they’ve got to take a stand at some point, don’t they? Are they being cowardly by not taking on the cases? Is there an argument that given our political climate, they are making the smart choice by avoiding an obviously controversial verdict? Should the court even consider political climates and controversies at all?!
When is SCOTUS going to take up a case and just say “oh, hey, since we’ve already ruled that DOMA is unconstitutional, and since we just looked at the constitution, all marriage bans in all states are now overturned, because America is about freedom, yo”? That is the end of this track. There is no legal argument that can prevent marriage equality from happening. Why are they delaying? I don’t get it. Help!
We got to see John Prine on Sunday and it was awesome. I wanted to hang out with him for a few more hours and just listen to the guy tell stories.
I hadn’t heard of Prine until Erica put him on a mix CD when we started dating. Maybe you haven’t heard of him either bit he’s like if Bob Dylan took himself way less serious. Roger Ebert gave Prine his first review!
Prine is one of those storytellers, man. His voice is mesmerizing and deep and silly all at once. Like a guy you can’t bullshit but wouldn’t make you feel bad about it either. It was a wonderful evening, is what I’m trying to say.