David Meir Grossman

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Thus on the moral level I propose that we view the whole of American life as a drama acted out upon the body of a Negro giant, who, lying trussed up like Gulliver, forms the stage and the scene upon which and within which the action unfolds. If we examine the beginning of the Colonies, the application of this view is not, in its economic connotations at least, too far-fetched or too difficult to see. For then the Negro’s body was exploited as amorally as the soil and the climate. It was later, when white men drew up a plan for the democratic way of life, that the Negro began slowly to exert an influence upon America’s moral consciousness.

Gradually he was recognized as the human factor placed outside the democratic master plan, a human “natural” resource who, so that white men could become more human, was elected to undergo a process of institutionalized dehumanization.

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- Ralph Ellison, from his essay “Twentieth-Century Fiction and the Black Mask of Humanity”, found in his collection of arts criticism Shadow and Act



Shifted Librarian unpacks free CDs from the RIAA [2004]

mostlysignssomeportents:

As a requirement of its price-fixing settlement with the Feds, the RIAA is obliged to give thousands of CDs to public libraries. However, as has been noted, the CDs they’re sending around are worse than shit: hundreds of copies of the years-old Whitney Houston single of the Star Spangled Banner, that species of kidney.

Jenny Levine (AKA the Shifted Librarian) works at a library where the RIAA care packages have started to come in. She reports on the contents thereof:

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unabibliotecacomunitaria:

Ciencia, cyborgs y mujeres. La reinvención de la naturaleza (1991)
Donna Haraway
Libro completo, Cátedra
Español
Estado de la copia: 4/5
Link de descarga

unabibliotecacomunitaria:

Ciencia, cyborgs y mujeres. La reinvención de la naturaleza (1991)

Donna Haraway

Libro completo, Cátedra

Español

Estado de la copia: 4/5

Link de descarga

(Source: operation-neptune)

(Source: 420antonia)

"I think there will be post-Watchmen comics, probably some good ones, like the thing from Dark Horse The American: a superhero who has been a patriotic symbol for the government since the ’40s, but there’s something very strange about the way he works: he keeps getting killed, or reported killed, and then he turns up again and calls a press conference. It’s a beautiful strip and it’s got that Watchmen flavour. I will say this: I’ll bet my arse that within 6 months or a year, everyone will be sick to the back teeth of realistic superheroes."



- Alan Moore being very wrong in 1988. From here. (via kierongillen)



90shiphopraprnb:

Mariah Carey and LL Cool J

90shiphopraprnb:

Mariah Carey and LL Cool J

studiomuseum:

Lyle Ashton HarrisMemoirs of Hadrian #1, 2008 Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle satin paper 30 × 34 inches Courtesy the artist and CRG Gallery, New York

studiomuseum:

Lyle Ashton Harris
Memoirs of Hadrian #1, 2008 
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle satin paper 
30 × 34 inches 
Courtesy the artist and CRG Gallery, New York