items of interest to me and, possibly, to you.

 
 
Does the world need another Interpol album? I ask because El Pintor is best described as “another Interpol album.”

Premature Evaluation: Interpol El Pintor - Stereogum

 
As ever, these enduring human flaws manifest in their most absurd, cartoonish form at the nexus of Washington, D.C. neoconservatism, and Fox News. “What’s the harm of bombing them at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens?” Bill Kristol said of ISIS on the infotainment network. ”I don’t think there’s much in the way of unanticipated side effects that are going to be bad there.”

Looking Squarely at What War in Syria Would Mean - The Atlantic

 

On the other hand, weddings represent the exact opposite of potential. They are, as traditionally imagined, about the foreclosure of possibilities—and, particularly, the possibility of romance with other people. “The one.” “Forsaking all others.” Etc. This is the subtext of the marriage vow, whether it follows a time-honored script or a unique one: “I am choosing you above everyone else.”

And the additional subtext is about timing rather than timelessness: “I am choosing you, now, no matter who else comes along later.”

Jennifer Aniston: A Monomyth - The Atlantic

 
"They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me in to the cultural ideal of beauty. Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That’s my body! I refuse to stand by and allow ANY company or person to perpetuate the belief that "thinner is better". All women are beautiful, and we come in different shapes and sizes! This industry is crazy!!!! It is NOT OKAY to alter a woman’s body to make it look thinner. EVER!" (via Model Goes Nuclear on Photoshop-Happy Swimsuit Brand)

"They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me in to the cultural ideal of beauty. Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That’s my body! I refuse to stand by and allow ANY company or person to perpetuate the belief that "thinner is better". All women are beautiful, and we come in different shapes and sizes! This industry is crazy!!!! It is NOT OKAY to alter a woman’s body to make it look thinner. EVER!" (via Model Goes Nuclear on Photoshop-Happy Swimsuit Brand)

 
 

This post was reblogged from Burrito Justice.

 
webuiltthiscity:

We’re excited that For the Record is making its BFF.fm radio debut this morning at 9:30, right after Roll Over Easy! Listen at http://bff.fm or use the Soundtap mobile app and choose the BFF.fm channel. Many thanks to Burrito Justice for putting it together and to Cosmic Amanda for letting us join the BFF family.

webuiltthiscity:

We’re excited that For the Record is making its BFF.fm radio debut this morning at 9:30, right after Roll Over Easy! Listen at http://bff.fm or use the Soundtap mobile app and choose the BFF.fm channel. Many thanks to Burrito Justice for putting it together and to Cosmic Amanda for letting us join the BFF family.

This post was reblogged from We Built This City.

 

This post was reblogged from Jolly Good! John Roderick.

 
 
 

This post was reblogged from RiYL.

 
 
 

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