In a Simpsons episode from the late nineties, Lisa Simpson, concerned that her mental skills may be deteriorating, manages to finagle her way onto a local TV news broadcast, where she urges the residents of Springfield to read two books: To Kill a Mockingbird and Harriet the Spy. At first glance, the two novels might not seem to have that much in common, but as Anna Holmes argues in a blog post for The New Yorker, the books share “ideas about the complexity, sophistication, and occasional wickedness of young girls’ imaginations.” (You could also read our own Garth Risk Hallberg on Malcolm Gladwell and To Kill a Mockingbird.)
8:09 pm • 10 March 2014 • 44 notes
for the past two weeks I’ve had so much energy I couldn’t sit still or sleep through the night. Now its week 10 and I’m trying to schedule in another 6 hour nap.
10:38 am • 10 March 2014
“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.”
— Kavita Ramdas (via g-lovesuglee)
(Source: redheadnonsense, via g-lovesuglee)
5:25 am • 8 March 2014 • 13,607 notes
Middle of the night pancakes are the only kind.
4:21 am • 8 March 2014 • 1 note
Reality Bites (1994) - Can you define “irony”?
I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three.
9:30 pm • 4 March 2014 • 820 notes