jmcbks

jmcbks:

goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that

his father was like that to his mother

he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that

and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that

And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.

My favorite captain. Except maybe Wentworth?

harkaway
harkaway:

theparisreview:

A new location (and ambiance) for Foyles, “London’s temple of books”: “Light streams down from rooftop windows on to a spacious white-walled atrium catching the edge of a 1930s dancefloor like a spotlight. It’s a huge change of scene for Foyles … which was once famed for dark forbidding bookshelves and a payment system so arcane that many visitors chose to steal rather than buy their favored paperback.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

Wow!

harkaway:

theparisreview:

A new location (and ambiance) for Foyles, “London’s temple of books”: “Light streams down from rooftop windows on to a spacious white-walled atrium catching the edge of a 1930s dancefloor like a spotlight. It’s a huge change of scene for Foyles … which was once famed for dark forbidding bookshelves and a payment system so arcane that many visitors chose to steal rather than buy their favored paperback.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

Wow!

newyorker

Little Boxes of Decision Avoidance

newyorker:

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Atossa Araxia Abrahamian on Birchbox, Blue Apron, StitchFix, and the paradox of choice: http://nyr.kr/1kdQNPH

“By effectively outsourcing buying decisions to someone else, these services attempt to help people avoid what Barry Schwartz, a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, describes as the ‘misery-inducing tyranny’ of the modern American marketplace.”

Photograph: © AlexandraDost/Lumi Images/Corbis

It’s also a little gift you give yourself but that feels like it’s from someone else. The auto-payment comes out of your account without you even noticing, and when you do notice it’s small, almost inconsequential. 

Never mind that one Birchbox mailing contains enough packaging to choke a horse. All those little tubes and vials, and the lovely tissue paper they wrap the samples in, plus the postcard telling you what you’ve received. And the brown cardboard box. They seem like no big deal until you’ve amassed a dozen of them.

I managed a year with Birchbox and then I couldn’t take it anymore. Who needs 5 sample tubes of BB face cream and 3 miniature bottles of second-rate nail polish?