“As the likely major-party candidate to run America’s most major city, Bill de Blasio represents a new kind of boring — the value system, loosely, of the New Brooklyn culture De Blasio is said to embody. Members are aware of privilege, “identity,” and representation. Diversity is an accepted value. And so, just as Chirlane McCray found herself excited to see a family like hers thrust into the mainstream by a cereal commercial, the De Blasios now symbolize a change in what is considered normal, and who is allowed to be boring. “We are a very conventional, unconventional couple,” Chirlane McCray told Essence in an interview about how a black lesbian ended up married to a white man. “I was wearing West African–inspired clothing and a nose ring, and Bill says he had the love-at-first-sight experience.”
— so cool. (The Cut)
2:53 pm • 11 September 2013 • 1 note
Netflix continues to have the most fucked up sense of who I am. I don’t get it.
11:24 pm • 9 September 2013
“Tomorrow’s yesteryears will be hazily golden, too. Now what we have left is an unwritten chronology of names of neighborhoods that white people have at various times actually said out loud that they feel “safe” living in. These days the squeegee men are back. They are working the cars on Atlantic Avenue, by Bedford, at the Armory. The squeegee men are “Prospect Heights adjacent.” The squeegee men are working “ProCro.” The squeegee men are “okay just maybe across the border into Crown Heights.” The squeegee men “can see Prospect Park” if they just look in the right direction.”
— Choire Sicha on the death of New York for New York
10:31 am • 9 September 2013