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Tiny Houses, RVs, and Other Places We Call Home: A Reading List. For my husband and me, 2014 has been all about downsizing: we got rid of 80 percent of our belongings, moved out of San Francisco and into my parents’ home, and are currently building a 131-square-foot tiny house on wheels.

Tiny Houses, RVs, and Other Places We Call Home: A Reading List

While this path to minimalism is winding, our goal remains clear: to experiment and create a home that makes sense for us. Here are four pieces exploring different approaches to space and home—from living on wheels to escaping the grid. Photos capture post-punk and hip hop icons before they made it big. Tony Alva skateboards in southern California in 1977.

Photos capture post-punk and hip hop icons before they made it big

Glen E. Friedman re-released 40 years of photographs featuring heavyweights of hip-hop, hardcore punk and skate culture in his new book, “My Rules.” Photo by Glen E. When the Lights Shut Off: Kendrick Lamar and the Decline of the Black Blues Narrative. Raymond Williams - Alan O'Connor. Nude in your hot tub, facing the abyss (A literary manifesto after the end of Literature and Manifestos) Down from the Mountain.

Nude in your hot tub, facing the abyss (A literary manifesto after the end of Literature and Manifestos)

How Commerce Trumped Art at Miramax - viewcontent.cgi. PHOTO ESSAY: 40 Photos That Give A Window Into Black Life In Chicago In The ’70s. July 28, 2013 John H.

PHOTO ESSAY: 40 Photos That Give A Window Into Black Life In Chicago In The ’70s

White was hired by the Environmental Protection Agency as a freelance photographer for the “Documerica Project.” In addition to taking photos “relating to environmental problems,” he was sent to capture images of “everyday life in the 1970s.” “A Young Black Man Showing His Muscle During A Small Community Program In Chicago On The South Side.” Hey Mama by Kiese Laymon. A black mother and her son talk about language and love in the South.

Hey Mama by Kiese Laymon

Image by Jennifer Packer, Mario II, 2012. Courtesy the artist Hey Mama, I’m feeling alone this morning. Hip Hop Family Tree. <!

Hip Hop Family Tree

Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist. About fifteen years ago I was in a long-distance relationship with a woman from St.

Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Paul, Minnesota I had met through the Internet. On one of my visits out to see her, I made the mistake of bringing up “Fargo”, a Coen brothers movie that I really liked at the time. New Orleans Mardi Gras. Baby boomer humor’s big lie: “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack” really liberated Reagan and Wall Street. I am going to start with three beloved movies of my childhood, and end with a suggestion of why liberals will probably never be able to come to grips with what they winningly call “inequality.”

Baby boomer humor’s big lie: “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack” really liberated Reagan and Wall Street

The three movies I have in mind—”National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Caddyshack,” and “Ghostbusters”–were all written or directed, in whole or in part, by the great Harold Ramis, who died last week, and whose work was eulogized by President Obama as follows: When we watched his movies . . . we didn’t just laugh until it hurt. [VIDEO] William S. Burroughs: 100 Years. Mind Matters. One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern LifeBy Mitch HorowitzCrown Publishing, 2014352 pp.; $24 cloth George Orwell once wrote that you had to be a part of imperialism in order to hate it.

Mind Matters

A comparable sentiment drives author and editor Mitch Horowitz’s inquiry in One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life. Luna of Cairo by Luna and Leela Corman Narratively. In 2008, Luna left New York City on a Fulbright scholarship to write a book about dance in Egypt.

Luna of Cairo by Luna and Leela Corman Narratively

She holds a master's in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and a B.A. in journalism and political science. She is fluent in Egyptian Arabic, Spanish and English. For her own safety and security, Luna prefers to use only her first name. Leela Corman’s latest graphic novel, Unterzakhn, has been nominated for the L.A. Times Book Award and The Eisner Award, and won Le Prix Mille Pages in 2012. Narratively's "Colorful Women" week is presented in partnership with Symbolia magazine. Any National "Conversation About Race" Must Include Black Radical Tradition. Famed intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois, who embraced communism and fathered the Pan-Africanist movement after founding the NAACP.

(Photo: Addison N. Scurlock)Black radicalism has taught that any serious "conversation about race" must address the systemic racism that results in patterns of racial inequality in the judicial system, the national and global economies, policing, the education system, religion, popular culture and a war machine that predominantly kills non-Europeans around the world. The acquittal of George Zimmerman, the half-white/half-Peruvian neighborhood watchman who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, by a predominantly white jury in Florida in July 2013 sparked calls in the media for a national "conversation about race. " I, Too, Sing America. Questlove's Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of All Time: Public Enemy, Rebel Without a Pause 1987. Essays by and on Stuart Hall – open access from Cultural Studies. James Baldwin and Dick Gregory: "Baldwin's Nigger" (1969) Garbage Warrior - Full Length Documentary.

Blame it on the internet - Opinion. In June 2013, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey was under threat. "There is a problem called Twitter right now and you can find every kind of lie there," he told reporters following days of mass protest in Istanbul. "The thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now.

" Days later, 25 Twitter users were arrested on charges of inciting demonstrations and spreading propaganda. Officials claimed they used Twitter to organise protests. The Key of Hell: An Enlightenment Sorcery Manual. Cyprianus was, by all accounts, a shady character. In her book Remedies and Rituals: Folk Medicine in Norway and the New Land, Kathleen Stokker writes that medieval Scandinavians spun tales of a Dane named Cyprianus who was so evil that Satan cast him out of hell: "This act so enraged Cyprianus that he dedicated himself to writing the nine Books of the Black Arts that underlie all subsequent Scandinavian black books.” Bizarrely, another tradition maintained that the true Cyprianus was “a ravishingly beautiful, irrestistibly seductive, prodigiously knowledgeable, pious Mexican nun.” And yet another tradition traces the name back to St. Celebrating The Life of Amiri Baraka. Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.

We need to talk about TED. In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky. But have you ever wondered why so little of the future promised in TED talks actually happens? So much potential and enthusiasm, and so little actual change.

Are the ideas wrong? Or is the idea about what ideas can do all by themselves wrong? Rattle. Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: David Simon - Some People are More Equal than Others. Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures. David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world'. Awhile ago Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead got some attention when they pulled their recent record from Spotify. A number of other artists have also been in the news, publicly complaining about streaming music services (Black Keys, Aimee Mann and David Lowery of Camper van Beethoven and Cracker). Bob Dylan, Metallica and Pink Floyd were longtime Spotify holdouts – until recently. Orson Welles and Peter O'Toole on Hamlet. Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Was Matt Groening's Homer Simpson inspired by a mid-1900's Swedish cartoon? Map Monsters. Medieval & Renaissance Cartographic Sea Monsters. Water Has No Enemy. It is one thing to guess at the danger that is Lagos, quite another to experience it first-hand. The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Andrews. If He Hollers Let Him Go - by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah.

Discussed: Ohio’s Rolling Farmland, Hippies in Tie-Dye, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Kanye West, Oprah, A Simpler Way of Life, Seventy-Year-Old Comparative Literature Professors in Birkenstocks, Negritude,Thurgood Marshall, Black Activism, Patrice Lumumba, Stepin Fetchit, Richard Pryor, Dick Gregory, Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson, Hemp Stores, Reuben Sandwiches, Dusk in Yellow Springs. June 2005. Lewis Lapham’s Antidote to the Age of BuzzFeed. Anthony Shadid: His Final Words to His Publisher. How David Chase and The Sopranos Changed Television Forever. Some fans were hard-pressed to distinguish the actors from their roles. "I was living in the meat-market district on the far West Side, below 14th Street," Gandolfini remembers. Omniscient Gentlemen of The Atlantic. My Japanese parents. Remembering what Japan meant to those who dreamt of transforming India after Independence.

Three Tremés. Renata Adler: 'I've been described as shrill. Isn't that strange?' Large denominations of United States currency. Counter-Culture Colophon. Fela Kuti and Bob Marley: two ports of the Black Atlantic « Africa in Words. pTEFo.png (PNG Image, 407 × 613 pixels) Words Enough: Eric Hayot's "On Literary Worlds" Gore Vidal, Elegant Writer, Dies at 86. Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Ulrich Beck: A new cosmopolitanism is in the air (20/11/2007. Jenny Turner · As Many Pairs of Shoes as She Likes: On Feminism · LRB 15 December 2011. Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? Fernand Braudel Lucien Febvre Marc Bloch Annales school Mediterranean. Portland Gang Territory.