Is this not one of the most adorable and hilarious school photos ever?
Mmm hmm. Nodding along with Joss Whedon on this.
The Logic of Stupid Poor People is an interesting article on what it takes to survive. (via Dean)
"Someone mentioned on twitter that poor people can be presentable with affordable options from Kmart. But the issue is not about being presentable. Presentable is the bare minimum of social civility. It means being clean, not smelling, wearing shirts and shoes for service and the like. Presentable as a sufficient condition for gainful, dignified work or successful social interactions is a privilege."
There's been a whole lot of discourse on rape culture and consent on my internet this past month. A. Whole Lot. More. than usual. And this is a good thing. I'm not going to go into my opinions on the whole Roastbusters case, but I will share with you a couple of pieces that are relevant and good. First up, 4 Ways Parents Teach Kids that Consent Doesn't Matter. As a parent to a little one this is something to be mindful of. And secondly, Morgue's double excellent piece, Rape is easy here.
Oh wow, I totally panicked along with pianist Maria Joao Pires as she realised the orchestra was playing a concerto she hadn't prepared for.
I agree with this piece on how the popular GoldieBlox Ad Perpetuates the Fallacy of the Pink.
Luxirare has created an Edible Christmas Tree! I think this may be one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
A few thoughts on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Yes. (Obviously, spoiler alert, but actually, only a really mild spoiler alert.)
Lorde's music video for Team kills it ~