My dream for the 2016 presidential election is not having to choose which human rights I’m feeling like compromising on.
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
One of the most philosophically profound novels ever written in any language. Read it for free here.
"The Robot Aliens," cover art for Wonder Stories, February 1935. Art by Frank R. Paul.
These empty spaces, interlaced with moments of a distant clarity.
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
"Just come back
And peel away the mask
Lay here beside me
And open your eyes
Take it back
Your dignity, your tact
Turn back to the person
You tried to let die”
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Do you ever have that moment when a kid is looking at you and you realize that they’re looking at you as a grown up? Then its like no child im a children too, dont. Im sorry my outward appearance confuses you.
The novel by Jack Kerouac about his existential journey and quest for Zen. If you like your Buddhism served up with drugs, knife fights and group sex set in Eisenhower’s America then this is the novel for you. It is an adult novel with adult themes but engrossing as a snapshot of the angst endured by the misfits in that era of conformity.
You may read it for free here.