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"I would suggest that you go and support all bold things. There are really only a handful of plots or situations in the world, and we only expand upon them when we risk something. One’s art—not to mention one’s heart—shrivels if you have too rigid an expectation for everything you see or read or hear. You do not know everything; you have not seen everything. Surprise yourself. Let others surprise you. Get out more. See everything. Love it. Argue about it. Take the shards from what you saw and apply it to what you’re working on. Pass it on. Meet the deadline. Go to the pale judgment. There is no mystery to how these things begin or how they are implemented. The mystery is when it all works."

New Arrivals: First Edition of MILDRED PIERCE (1941) by James M. Cain.
Cain’s third novel, a story of “the great American institution that never gets mentioned on the Fourth of July, a grass widow with two small children to support” (Hoopes, p.305). Basis for the 1945 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Joan Crawford, as well as a more recent adaptation - a 2011 HBO mini-series starring Kate Winslett, Guy Pearce, and Evan Rachel Wood. An attractive copy of a key Cain novel, and one that is seldom-seen in this condition.

New Arrivals: First Edition of MILDRED PIERCE (1941) by James M. Cain.

Cain’s third novel, a story of “the great American institution that never gets mentioned on the Fourth of July, a grass widow with two small children to support” (Hoopes, p.305). Basis for the 1945 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Joan Crawford, as well as a more recent adaptation - a 2011 HBO mini-series starring Kate Winslett, Guy Pearce, and Evan Rachel Wood. An attractive copy of a key Cain novel, and one that is seldom-seen in this condition.

rosiesays:

Oppression is cooking being “women’s work,” while the overwhelming majority of top restaurant chefs are male.

Oppression is fashion being a “silly girl thing,” while the top earning designers and CEOs in fashion are male.

Oppression is reducing women to consumers profiting a male system, even in fields that we supposedly dominate.



Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gets the Penguin Modern Classics treatment. Quoth Penguin:

Celebrating 50 years of Roald Dahl’s groundbreaking#CharlieandtheChocolateFactory, we’d like to share a new edition with you. Publishing for the first time as a Penguin Modern Classic, this design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.
This new image for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks at the children at the centre of the story, and highlights the way Roald Dahl’s writing manages to embrace both the light and the dark aspects of life, ready for Charlie’s debut amongst the adult titles in the Penguin Modern Classics series.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has inspired generations of children and adults alike and it is only fitting that its 50th anniversary year sees this phenomenally successful tale join Penguin Modern Classics’ list of the most exciting, groundbreaking and inspiring works of the last 100 years, at the same time as Puffin Books’ celebratory golden edition introduces Mr Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his winning Golden Ticket to a new generation of Roald Dahl fans.
Both the Penguin Modern Classics and Puffin celebratory edition will be available from September.



I love this so much and the Puffin cover as well… it makes me think of Alison from PLL, maybe that’s why I love it so much,

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gets the Penguin Modern Classics treatment. Quoth Penguin:

Celebrating 50 years of Roald Dahl’s groundbreaking#CharlieandtheChocolateFactory, we’d like to share a new edition with you. Publishing for the first time as a Penguin Modern Classic, this design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.

This new image for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks at the children at the centre of the story, and highlights the way Roald Dahl’s writing manages to embrace both the light and the dark aspects of life, ready for Charlie’s debut amongst the adult titles in the Penguin Modern Classics series.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has inspired generations of children and adults alike and it is only fitting that its 50th anniversary year sees this phenomenally successful tale join Penguin Modern Classics’ list of the most exciting, groundbreaking and inspiring works of the last 100 years, at the same time as Puffin Books’ celebratory golden edition introduces Mr Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his winning Golden Ticket to a new generation of Roald Dahl fans.

Both the Penguin Modern Classics and Puffin celebratory edition will be available from September.

I love this so much and the Puffin cover as well… it makes me think of Alison from PLL, maybe that’s why I love it so much,

theblvckpvnther:

"No movement can survive unless it is constantly growing and changing with the times. If it isn’t growing, it’s stagnant, and without the support of the people, no movement for liberation can exist, no matter how correct it’s analysis of the situation is. That’s why political work and organizing are so important. Unless you are addressing the issues people are concerned about and contributing positive direction, they’ll never support you. The first thing the enemy tries to do is isolate revolutionaries from the masses of people, making us horrible and hideous monsters so that our people will hate us.All we usually hear about are the so-called responsible leaders, the ones who are “responsible” to our oppressors. In the same way that we don’t hear about a fraction of the Black men and women who have struggled hard and tirelessly throughout our history, we don’t hear about our heroes of today.The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. Nobody is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. Schools in amerika are interested in brainwashing people with amerikanism, giving them a little bit of education, and training them in skills needed to fill the positions the capitalist system requires. As long as we expect amerika’s schools to educate us, we will remain ignorant.” | Assata Shakur

theblvckpvnther:

"No movement can survive unless it is constantly growing and changing with the times. If it isn’t growing, it’s stagnant, and without the support of the people, no movement for liberation can exist, no matter how correct it’s analysis of the situation is. That’s why political work and organizing are so important. Unless you are addressing the issues people are concerned about and contributing positive direction, they’ll never support you. The first thing the enemy tries to do is isolate revolutionaries from the masses of people, making us horrible and hideous monsters so that our people will hate us.

All we usually hear about are the so-called responsible leaders, the ones who are “responsible” to our oppressors. In the same way that we don’t hear about a fraction of the Black men and women who have struggled hard and tirelessly throughout our history, we don’t hear about our heroes of today.

The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. Nobody is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. Schools in amerika are interested in brainwashing people with amerikanism, giving them a little bit of education, and training them in skills needed to fill the positions the capitalist system requires. As long as we expect amerika’s schools to educate us, we will remain ignorant.” 

| Assata Shakur

two-winchesters-and-castiel:

shreba:

Doctor Who: Ghosts aren’t real, they’re aliens.
Supernatural: Aliens aren’t real, they’re ghosts.

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someone get sherlock to decipher

Houdini was wonderful! I adore Adrien Brody, what a picture perfect Houdini. I’ve waited so long for a good biopic.

"But there are pleasures to be had from books beyond being lightly entertained. There is the pleasure of being challenged; the pleasure of feeling one’s range and capacities expanding; the pleasure of entering into an unfamiliar world, and being led into empathy with a consciousness very different from one’s own; the pleasure of knowing what others have already thought it worth knowing, and entering a larger conversation."

The Pleasure of Reading to Impress Yourself - The New Yorker

and that’s why I think it’s so important not to stick to just one genre or age group


Rastrophiliopustrocity is a barrage of creative random thoughts, images, and ideas that spontaneously overwhelms the right brain, which then becomes immediately exercised when paired with discernment through the left brain under spacious awareness from an empty point.

Rastrophiliopustrocity is a barrage of creative random thoughts, images, and ideas that spontaneously overwhelms the right brain, which then becomes immediately exercised when paired with discernment through the left brain under spacious awareness from an empty point.

Anonymous said: A little elephant stumbles into your ask box, holding a small letter in his mouth. He hands the note to you, "I love you, you are a wonderful, loved person." Pass it on to the first 10 people on your dash anonymously.

this is so sweet x