Happy Sunday everyone. Who else remembered to say Rabbit Rabbit yesterday morning? I never remember, but I did yesterday so I guess that means good luck for me. I still can’t believe it is already June. I’m having the best weekend ever with my sister here to visit. This hasn’t left a ton of free time for poking around on the internet, so a lot of these links are old but still fun!
Happy Sunday! I am trying to remember if Sunday is Funday or if that is Monday? Why can’t you just have fun both days? Let’s do it. I don’t know about you, but I think there is a lot to be happy/excited about this week. Actually, there is one big thing that I’ve been exciting about for a very long time: Gatsby. The Baz Luhrmann interpretation comes out this weekend. Here are a few links to get you as excited as I am: Continue reading
This week’s links post is pretty long. Also some of these articles are pretty old. Also I haven’t included descriptions for a lot of them because I am lazy.
I’ve been having a great weekend: eating good food, drinking good wine, meeting new people. I hope your weekend has been equally great! If you find yourself with some downtime (maybe a commercial break during an NCAA tournament game? Go Card!) here are some links you might check out.
We’re having a party at our house to watch the Super Bowl today. I’m most excited for the commercials (even though most of them are already available online I’m waiting to see them live), Beyonce and Elementary! So, basically I’m ready for everything but football (I don’t dislike football, it’s just the least important part of the Super Bowl for me). Whatever you’re doing today, here are some links for your enjoyment!
There are two days left in 2012. What are you doing with them? If you have a little time for a break, check out some of these links.
+ Goodreads has doubled in size in the last year (Alison D and I have been on goodreads for a long time and we can tell you that it is ~10,000 times better than it used to be) and other interesting statistics in this infographic
+ Learning to like like (Fun fact: Prescriptivist asshole is one of my new favorite insults… it’s not found in this article though)
+ For Young Latino Readers, an Image Is Missing: Kimberly Blake, a third-grade bilingual teacher, said she struggles to find books about Latino children that are “about normal, everyday people.” The few that are available tend to focus on stereotypes of migrant workers or on special holidays. “Our students look the way they look every single day of the year,” Ms. Blake said, “not just on Cinco de Mayo or Puerto Rican Day.”
+ 10 Commonly Misunderstood Words In English: Another infographic
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. It’s raining here, and I’m being very lazy today.
+ This is my favorite groupon (I’m not the biggest fan of American Apparel as a company, but I love their leggings and circle scarves… so I might as well get them at a discounted price.)
+ How I Put My Library on a Diet I should do this too
+ Looking Good, Watson! I like this article about CBS’s Elementary
Hi friends! Who is getting excited for Thanksgiving? I know I am, and I don’t even like turkey that much. Here are some of my favorite recent internet happenings. If you’ve seen something cool, put it in the comments so I can grow my pathetically short list (have I mentioned that I’m pretty bad at the whole internet thing?).
- It’s no secret that the Alisons were both strongly pro-Obama. We were pretty tickled on election night, and here is my favorite new tumblr: White People Mourning Romney
- I’ve been thinking about book titles a lot recently. Here is a list of book titles that come from poems. Do you know any poems that contain a good title?
- I was lucky enough to work with a short time with blogger and creator of More Love Letters, and let me tell you she, as well as pretty much everything to which she devotes her time, is pretty fantastic. One of her posts this week – For the win: I want to love your face off – was enjoyable and thought-provoking on so many levels. You will love her unique and flowery prose, but even more importantly I think many of you will connect with her message.
Hope you’re all having a good weekend!
+ Paperman Breakdown Heard of Disney’s new animated short “The Paperman”? Here’s how they animated it.
+ The Writing Revolution “So, faced with closure, the school’s principal went all-in on a very specific curriculum reform, placing an overwhelming focus on teaching the basics of analytic writing, every day, in virtually every class. What followed was an extraordinary blossoming of student potential, across nearly every subject—one that has made New Dorp a model for educational reform.”
+ Mysteries of Vernacular Eventually this project will include one video per letter of the alphabet on the mysteries of vernacular (English). (Eight are up right now.)
+ Real Indians Don’t Care About Tonto A timeline of Adrienne K’s protests against Johny Depp playing Tonto in the new Lone Ranger film. It includes a response article and her interactions with the filmmakers.
+ Julie D’Aubigny definitely deserves the title Badass of the Week
+ On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization raises good questions and examines issues of representation in Marvel’s recent (and upcoming) movies
+ Reading in Color has put together a few lists of YA fiction with (main) characters of color
+ The Visibility Project is “a national portrait + video project of/by Queer Asian American Women, Trans, and Genderqueer folks, [which] brings more presence and representation to our community through powerful imagery”
+ Shakeville posted an article a while back criticizing the lack of diversity on NPR’s Best Young Adult Book list
+ Open Library is a website that functions just like a library for ebooks. The selection is rather limited, but I’ve still found lots to read from here
+ This Guy Asks to Sleepover at Celebrities’ Houses (and They Let Him!): This man is my new hero