“Here’s my Bustle take on Bustle: Bryan Goldberg is creating paying jobs for female writers who would otherwise be toiling without an outlet or a paycheck. On the other hand, the paychecks are borderline criminal. Still, they’re better than nothing. But then again, the writers are awarded for creating content that promotes the idea that women aren’t very interesting. In the end, though, millions of women have found it interesting enough to click.”
— Amanda Hess on the surprising success of lady-site Bustle, where the articles always strive for “balance”
3:40 pm • 21 August 2014
Great pics from Ferguson on the FADER
1:01 pm • 15 August 2014 • 1 note
how does it feel to have me thinking about you?
12:36 pm • 14 August 2014
“Why didn’t these people understand that you can’t just will depression away? It’s not something solved by “reaching out” or “knowing that people love you”; depression is not, in point of fact, you at all, but a malicious program that’s taken up residence in your brain that runs alongside your you-ness, and turns your brain into a zero-sum landgrab between malware and firmware. Not only does the depression chip away at your energy and focus and clarity, but what you do retain is so exhausted from the nonstop defense of its resources that at times you just want to give in, give up, sink all the way into the warm, quiet darkness.”
— Helen Rosner on public perceptions of depression in reaction to RW’s suicide.
5:19 pm • 13 August 2014 • 3 notes
Not everybody emerges from prison cut.
11:22 am • 5 August 2014