"Maybe you’re one of those people who writes poems, but rarely reads them. Let me put this as delicately as I can: If you don’t read, your writing is going to suck."

—  Kim Addonizio, Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within

WhiskeyPaper publishes good work in its journal. Now, WhiskeyPaper wants to publish good work in chapbooks! Support them, if you can!

Writers’ Corner: Claire Harlan-Orsi

laurusmagazine:

PhD candidate and fiction writer Claire Harlan-Orsi’s candid discussion of the publishing world makes this our most entertaining interview yet.

The awesome Claire Harlan-Orsi, who I went to grad school with (my 2nd to the last year and her first year) and with whom I sometimes exchange stories for one-on-one workshops, talking about publishing and writing with the undergraduate journal at Nebraska!

Exec at Lifetime: “How can we offend black women and white women? Let’s hurt all women! You know, how can we piss off as many Americans as possible? Come on: shoot stereotypes at me. Go!

braiker:

gotta go. my folks are here to pick me up. 

braiker:

gotta go. my folks are here to pick me up. 

(Source: thepaludians)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wage Gap

(Source: youtube.com)

npr:

The tech giant has launched a new tool for teachers. “Google Classroom” is paperless, and integrates with the rest of Google’s apps, like Google Docs. 
While it’s too soon to tell how Classroom will be received, Google Apps for Education is already changing how early adopters teach — and raising some important questions about the transition to tech-enabled classrooms.
Is Google’s Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

npr:

The tech giant has launched a new tool for teachers. “Google Classroom” is paperless, and integrates with the rest of Google’s apps, like Google Docs. 

While it’s too soon to tell how Classroom will be received, Google Apps for Education is already changing how early adopters teach — and raising some important questions about the transition to tech-enabled classrooms.

Is Google’s Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

(via teachingliteracy)

Best advertisements ever.

Best thing ever: BoJack Horseman. Better? The ad campaign.

If you have not seen it yet, please see my playlist featuring female artists!

trophywivesclub:

Gustave Moreau - Study for Lady Macbeth (1851)
Brian De Palma - Carrie (1976)

Lovely!

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(Source: megaloveluck, via maartjeleah)

clientsfromhell:

I was contracted by a local business to create a logo and a website; my client said that a mutual friend referred me. We discussed his project over the phone and he agreed to meet me at a local coffee shop to start work after the contract had been signed.

After receiving the signed contract…

Smart designer | Scary client.

clientsfromhell:

I am a (female) fashion designer. I create unique dresses, mostly for cocktail parties and weddings.

Me: So here is my quote for the cocktail gown that we discussed last week.

Client: Thanks… I understand the lines for fabric and other material, but what is the last line about?

Me: That’s…

Sigh.