God, I needed this.
This fucking country
Just PAY YOUR STAFF
(and yes I will keep tipping in the meantime sigghhhhhh)
This week Sky Ferreira released the video for “I Blame Myself” off her debut album Night Time, My Time. You might want to head over to the SSENSE page to check it out if you haven’t already. The clip features Sky mugging around what looks to be Compton and meeting up with a bunch of…
Revolutionary concept: when it comes to thorny issues of race and gender, ask the people who might be offended for their opinion, instead of rushing in to be MORTALLY OUTRAGED on their part. (Cf. Knowles, B.)
Perhaps the saddest and most powerful message of Illmatic is that it could have been made yesterday, and that something like it may well be made tomorrow.
I wrote this, I did
I’m constantly surprised by the fact that other countries don’t have nicknames for absolutely everything: Arvo, Maccas, ute, brissy, chockas, barbie, avos, bikkies, bottle-o, bundy, cab sav, chockie, brekkie, compo, metho, sanger, snag, spag bol, ciggie, footy, garbo, goon, kindie, pash, polly, pokies, rego, servo, sickie, smoko, stubby, tinny, trackies, vee-dub, veggo, u-ey…
Translated (for Jacob): afternoon, McDonalds, utility (kinda like a pick-up truck), Brisbane, full (short for chock-a-block, which sort of means crammed to capacity), barbecue, avocados, biscuits (or ecstasy pills haha), bottle shop (ie. liquor store), Bundaberg rum, cabernet sauvignon, chocolate, breakfast, compensation (for an accident etc), methylated spirits, sandwich, sausage, spaghetti bolognese, cigarette, football (specifically AFL), garbage collector, cheap wine that’s sold in boxes, kindergarten, make out, politician, poker machines (ie. slot machines), registration, service station (ie. gas station), sick day, smoke break, bottle of beer, can of beer, tracksuit pants (ie. sweat pants), Volkswagen, u-turn
well fine then
For the record I said “yes if there are cats”
Does sci-fi have a race problem? If you’re The Atlantic, the answer is yes - yesterday, the magazine’s website ran this piece, wherein writer Noah Berlatsky argues that there are essentially four ways in which sci-fi handles race: metaphor, tokenism, diversity, and explicit narrative. It’s ambitious to try to construct a definitive thesis about an entire genre’s handling of race, especially a genre as diverse as sci-fi, and judging by the article’s mammoth comment section, which is basically like 500-plus comments by Roman DeBeers, Berlatsky has touched a nerve. I don’t want to tear him down here, but I do want to note one fundamental flaw in his thesis: it works from the assumption that all sci-fi starts from an essentially white male point of view and then either does or doesn’t address race. The problem with this approach is that it perpetuates the marginalization of sci-fi that doesn’t come from that point of view.
Just saw this - shout out back to Afrofuturist Affair, which is one of my favorite tumblrs