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austinkleon: theparisreview: A look at Cincinnati’s old public library, erected in 1874 and demolished in 1955. Filed under: libraries - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
austinkleon:
  
theparisreview:
  
A look at Cincinnati’s old public library, erected in 1874 and demolished in 1955.
  
Filed under: libraries
biomorphosis: A curious little morepork owl. - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
biomorphosis:
  
A curious little morepork owl.
fsgbooks: Read the first chapter of Mood Indigo here…  - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
fsgbooks: “The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive. First published in 1947, Mood Indigo perfectly captures the feverishly creative, melancholy... - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
fsgbooks:
 
“The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive.
 
 
First published in 1947, Mood Indigo perfectly captures the feverishly creative, melancholy romance of mid-century Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Recently voted number ten on Le Monde’s list of the 100 Books of the Century (the top ten also included works by Camus, Proust, Kafka, Hemingway, and Steinbeck), Boris Vian’s novel has been an icon of French literature for fifty years—the avant-garde, populist masterpiece by one of twentieth-century Paris’s most intriguing cultural figures, a touchstone for generations of revolutionary young people, a jazz-fueled, science-fiction-infused, sexy, fantastical, nouveau-decadent tear-jerker that has charmed and beguiled hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. With the help of Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou, it is set to seduce many, many more, as the movie based on the book premieres in the U.S. this summer.”
 
(Read the first chapter of Mood Indigo)
unamusedsloth: Puppy fire drill. - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
unamusedsloth:
 
Puppy fire drill.
emoij: When you don’t understand something in class but everyone else does  - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
wisdomofjames: "But no mater what, remember: Die on your feet. Don’t live on your knees." — James Brown - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
wisdomofjames:
 
"But no mater what, remember: Die on your feet. Don’t live on your knees." — James Brown
sadanduseless: Never give up! - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
sadanduseless:
 
Never give up!
brookshawphotography: My all-time favourite elephants shot! Two young elephants playing at Chester Zoo… - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
brookshawphotography:
  
My all-time favourite elephants shot!
 
Two young elephants playing at Chester Zoo…
malapropsbookstore: Finally picked up The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry a couple of days ago, after hearing much about it from my coworkers. I love Gabrielle Zevin’s work, but it never seemed like quite the right time for it — that is, until I spotted it that morning in the middle of one of the many teetering to-be-read stacks in my apartment and... - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
malapropsbookstore:
 
Finally picked up The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry a couple of days ago, after hearing much about it from my coworkers.  I love Gabrielle Zevin’s work, but it never seemed like quite the right time for it — that is, until I spotted it that morning in the middle of one of the many teetering to-be-read stacks in my apartment and just knew.  Sat down with it and finished it all in one sitting, and cried at the end.  It’s a love letter to books and bibliophiles, but also an inspiring and hopeful and sweet book about life in general.  Absolutely charming and gorgeous.  Go get it now!  Your local bookseller lovingly commands it.
pleatedjeans: @themercinater - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
pleatedjeans:
 
@themercinater
unamusedsloth: Cats can be bros sometimes. - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
unamusedsloth:
  
Cats can be bros sometimes.
Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping... - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
so comfortable - Jason P
giantpandaphotos: Bao Bao at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. on June 15, 2014. © Dan Dan The Binary Man. - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
giantpandaphotos:
 
Bao Bao at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. on June 15, 2014.
 
© Dan Dan The Binary Man.
4gifs: Hamster loves his popcorn - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
4gifs:
  
Hamster loves his popcorn
thevictorianlady: Lady Ottoline Morrell photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1927. - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
thevictorianlady:
 
Lady Ottoline Morrell photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1927.
newsweek: Considering they’ve been making the internet rounds for over a month, I did not want to write about David Magnusson‘s photographs of fathers and daughters who attend purity balls. The pictures have been featured on the Huffington Post; they’ve been shown on Flavorwire; they’ve been on BuzzFeed and Slate — hell, Time‘s LightBox blog beat... - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
newsweek:
 
Considering they’ve been making the internet rounds for over a month, I did not want to write about David Magnusson‘s photographs of fathers and daughters who attend purity balls. 
 
The pictures have been featured on the Huffington Post; they’ve been shown on Flavorwire; they’ve been on BuzzFeed and Slate — hell, Time‘s LightBox blog beat everyone and wrote about them last year. 
 
There wasn’t anything left to say, I figured, and so I didn’t need to write about them. But see, that’s just it: there’s so much left to say, because barely anyone has said anything. In the bland, mindless reposting of Magnusson’s Purity photos, we have a prime example of the vapid virality of the internet. 
 
Which would generally be fine if the photos weren’t also bound up with patriarchy and sexism in troubling ways that pretty much no one is interested in talking about. Let’s start with the phenomenon itself. 
 
Purity balls are formal dances at which girls and young women pledge to abstain from sex until they’re married, while their fathers pledge to protect their purity. 
 
The first one was organized by a couple in Colorado because (according to Wikipedia) they were concerned that fathers didn’t have enough of a place in their daughters’ lives. So, you know, logically they should become protectors of their daughters’ virginity. 
 
Because that’s how everyone fills a family gap … with sex. 
 
Is There Really Nothing Left to Say About Purity Ball Photos?
babyferaligator: U r beautiful and ur gonna do great today - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
babyferaligator:
  
U r beautiful and ur gonna do great today
wisdomofjames: "Our souls had met a long time before." — James Brown - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
wisdomofjames:
 
"Our souls had met a long time before." — James Brown
sweetbriarcollege: 1983 Alumnae Magazine- students gather before Commencement in the Reading Room of the library - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
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1983 Alumnae Magazine- students gather before Commencement in the Reading Room of the library
newsweek: The bell hooks Hotline: For When You’d Rather Not Give Out Your Number | The Hairpin Awesome. - http://juliekane.tumblr.com/post...
newsweek:
 
The bell hooks Hotline: For When You’d Rather Not Give Out Your Number | The Hairpin
 
Awesome.
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