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Get to Know Me Meme: 5 favorite female characters
↳4/5: Elsbeth Tascioni

Oh my God! That is the prettiest cupcake I’ve ever seen!

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Huh I forgot Kyle Maclachlan showed up

Elsbeth Tascioni and Dale Cooper for True Detective Season 2

But it would have been impossible to cut Chris Evans’s hands off. I mean, he’s a hundred percent muscle and I’m a hundred percent fat, even though we’re both men… You just have to admire him when he wears that form fitting spandex in Captain America.

Actually, it was really hard to hide his muscles, to make him look like he had been in the back of the train for 17 years, and we had to hide him under costumes. Inside the coat, we had to take out the lining and remove the sleeves of the sweater so his muscles looked like the bulk of the sweater. So he was just wearing a vest under that coat the entire movie. It was just his naked arms inside that coat.
Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho [x] (via fiveyearmission)

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Holy fuck this is a splendid thing. From the packaging, to the Dagwood comic strip, to a government-promoted pamphlet called “Prospecting for Uranium”  to the fact that there are multiple forms of uranium included, it’s just… I don’t… GUH. There’s a geiger counter, an electroscope, a miniature cloud chamber, a spinthariscope… I don’t even. 

"Science kits these days don’t contain many items that you couldn’t already find around the house: salt, balloons, magnets and a few odds and ends. But kids who were lucky enough to have wealthy parents in the early 1950s had the unprecedented chance to play with uranium ore in this very cool science kit. The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was only sold from 1951 to 1952, and at the time its $50 price tag was too steep for many families.”

So they discontinued it. Nowadays, on auction sites, full kits go for thousands of dollars to avid collectors.


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Dang, forgot to get a pic of this when it was hot out of the oven and all puffed up. Pear and smoked Gouda Dutch baby.


You never know what you’ll find when you pick at the loose edges of the ordinary.

Seared flank steak with blistered cherry tomatoes over Parmesan polenta

I realized that this was exactly what I wanted to do when I wrote about poor inner-city children — to make them human in the eyes of readers and, especially, in their own eyes. I need to make them feel as if they are part of America’s dream, that all the rhetoric is meant for them, and that they are wanted in this country.


Photographer Martin Klimas captured the exact moment of these kung-fu porcelain figurines shattering on the ground, resulting in chaotically beautiful images.

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  • Maybe when kids are afraid of things in the dark, they are actually sometimes real? Like, I was thinking about how sometimes I poke my head in to check on M while she’s sleeping. What if she wakes up, only to see the door slowly opening? Or to see the glint of light off of two eyes in the dark? Or to hear something in her closet (which, over the fourth of July, was the dog, shaking and scared shitless)?
  • It’s a good thing that I produce so much milk (I’m lucky), otherwise I would very literally be crying over spilled milk right now. I wonder if that is where the expression comes from? (not really but it’s fun to think so) 


Quick assignment for the NY Times Letters to the Editor, out in today’s paper. The topic is about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down abortion clinic buffer zones on the grounds of “free speech” (you can read the original article reporting the decision here, and the Letters section here). Previously, protesters had to stay 35ft away from the entrances to abortion clinics (a distance at which they were still able to exercise their ‘right’ to scream and harass) but now they will be allowed to do it directly in the faces of women seeking medical treatment.

Thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. This was an assignment I felt pretty strongly about. If the Letters section wasn’t neutral ground, you can bet I would have drawn the protestors differently in this piece.

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My [scattered] thoughts on Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer. This was originally just a defence of the film’s ending—which I’ve seen widely criticised—because I think it’s brilliant and necessary and worth defending. But… then there’s everything else.

[major spoilers, of course]

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Oh, my God! This is amazing!

This is a really excellent piece of film analysis.

I loved Snowpiercer. I think its weaknesses are largely those of most graphic novels I’ve read, even the ones I love.



From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode—a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady. (x)

so basically they name drop everyone in the film except for gugu mbatha-raw, who plays the title character

Oh, helllll no! The cover is just a picture of her. The book is about the real person she plays in the movie! But she can’t even be mentioned in the blurb.