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June 26th, 2012

Paula Hays Harper, Art Historian, Is Dead at 81

Paula Hays Harper, Art Historian, Is Dead at 81:

In the early 1970s, Dr. Harper provided the creative spark for a project that became a milestone in women’s art. As a lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts, outside Los Angeles, where the first feminist art program at a major art school had just begun, Dr. Harper suggested that the 21 students in the original class collaborate on a project about what house, home and domesticity meant to women.

The idea clicked, and working with the two artists who had founded the program, Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, the students transformed a rundown mansion in Hollywood into “Womanhouse,” one of the biggest and most celebrated exhibitions of art by and about women ever assembled.

I’m shattered. This is the work. It’s the work. Oh my god.

June 26th, 2012

"Take notes,” Nora Ephron’s mother advised her as a child. “Everything is copy."

““Take notes,” Nora Ephron’s mother advised her as a child. “Everything is copy.””

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Nora Ephron, prolific author and screenwriter, dies at age 71 - The Washington Post (via heathalouise)

mh: i know, nora ephron, she was so fucked up but so great. heartburn—pioneering revenge art!

kj: i was never all that into her but feel so in debt to her. 

(via karaj)

rbing purely for spite tag opportunity

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June 26th, 2012

If you’re a feminist who understands the (apparently not) radical concept that women can have penises and men can have vaginas (and that there are people with either or both of those who may very well identify as neither a man nor a woman), would you mind reblogging this? I could really use a little faith in humanity being restored right about now.

vanboobsenstein:

like duh

I love that big number!

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June 26th, 2012

Alex Balk: I was gonna do a mix-and-match quiz on famous deathbed regrets, but now that Nora Ephron has passed it seems rude.

Alex Balk: I was gonna do a mix-and-match quiz on famous deathbed regrets, but now that Nora Ephron has passed it seems rude.:

alexbalk:

“I wish that I had met a man who rimjobs highly prized. It pains me that my prowess there will go unrecognized.”

“You ever kick a Jew in the backside while you’re in a crowd and then, when he looks back at you, you tilt your head over at some unsuspecting black in the crowd, so the Jew thinks the…

Sometimes I just come to with a start and wonder if I will be far enough away from Alex Balk when the lightning strikes.

June 26th, 2012

First Guns: Don’t Feel Bad About Your Arms, Nora Ephron

First Guns: Don't Feel Bad About Your Arms, Nora Ephron:

Apparently Nora Ephron had some things to say about us when she was interviewed by Barbara Walters over the weekend. The Daily News reports it thusly:

“Julie & Julia” director Nora Ephron is “upset” about Michelle Obama’s sleeveless look - but not because she thinks first ladies shouldn’t…
June 26th, 2012

MELISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life,

MELISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life,:

This better have Salem dirt.

June 26th, 2012

So last night instead of dinner we had an intervention. That sucked. How is it that being even in…

So last night instead of dinner we had an intervention. That sucked.

How is it that being even in the most moderately if not minutely successful band launches you into a culture of enabling that will literally kill you given half a chance.

June 26th, 2012

"It is June. I am tired of being brave."

“It is June. I am tired of being brave.”

- Anne Sexton, The Truth the Dead Know (via nogreatillusion)
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June 26th, 2012

"Spiderlike, I spin mirrors, Loyal to my image, Uttering nothing but blood— Taste it, dark red! And…"

Spiderlike, I spin mirrors,
Loyal to my image,

Uttering nothing but blood—
Taste it, dark red!
And my forest

My funeral,
And this hill and this
gleaming with the mouths of corpses.



- Sylvia Plath, from “Childless Woman” (via awritersruminations)
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