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I'm trying.

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philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, whose famed “Mona Lisa” inspired Patrick Kelly’s Spring/Summer 1989 collection. In 1988, Kelly became the first American and the first black designer to be elected into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, which allowed him to present his ready-to-wear collections at the Louvre. His line was a spirited evocation of all his favorite Lisas, including this otherworldly “Moona Lisa.” “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" opens April 27."Woman’s Evening Dress," Spring/Summer 1989, designed by Patrick Kelly (Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones)

Moona Lisa is my new look for spring.

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, whose famed “Mona Lisa” inspired Patrick Kelly’s Spring/Summer 1989 collection. In 1988, Kelly became the first American and the first black designer to be elected into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, which allowed him to present his ready-to-wear collections at the Louvre. His line was a spirited evocation of all his favorite Lisas, including this otherworldly “Moona Lisa.”

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" opens April 27.

"Woman’s Evening Dress," Spring/Summer 1989, designed by Patrick Kelly (Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones)

Moona Lisa is my new look for spring.

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Anonymous asked: Hello, I am an English teacher at a middle school in Oklahoma. For one of our projects, one of my students choose you to write a letter to about your book Defriended. I was wondering where I could find the information for her to mail it to you?

Hello,

Thank you for tracking me down on behalf of your student— I love mail!  Your student can send the letter to me care of my publisher, Scholastic, at 557 Broadway/New York, NY 10012 or you or the student can email me at ruthlessbaroness at gmail dot com and I will send my home address. Please do not send anthrax or use my personal information to steal my identity (unless you are using my identity to solve a crime, in which case, do your thing). 

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Although many harsh words are said about the childlike response of the public to the coming emergency, the response doesn’t seem to me very surprising, either. It’s hard to keep apocalypse consistently in mind, especially if you want to get out of bed in the morning. What’s missing from the account is how much of our reaction is emotional. If it weren’t, the whole landscape of debate would be different. We can easily imagine, for example, a world in which the deniers were not deniers at all, but simple ruthless pragmatists, the kind of people who say: “I understand very well what’s coming, but I am not concerned with my grandchildren; I am concerned with myself, my shareholders, and the Chinese competition.” And there are indeed a few who say this, but not as many as it might be reasonable to expect.
Elegy for a Country’s Seasons by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books

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Over at the day job, I’ve been working on a site redesign for the past year or so. It launched this morning, and I’m especially happy with our Quotables tool, from which I pulled the image above. Tomorrow I’m going to start taking Queen Tina’s advice, but for now… I hope you like it. 

Over at the day job, I’ve been working on a site redesign for the past year or so. It launched this morning, and I’m especially happy with our Quotables tool, from which I pulled the image above. Tomorrow I’m going to start taking Queen Tina’s advice, but for now… I hope you like it. 

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Now that I know Rob Thomas writes pretty good LoVe fan fiction, I guess I should give this a shot?

Now that I know Rob Thomas writes pretty good LoVe fan fiction, I guess I should give this a shot?

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And there are things about the South—the politics, the classism, the racism—that I hate, and I want to be here to fight those things. I don’t want to be in California or Michigan just complaining about them. I’m here trying to make a difference in the way I can, writing about it. And I want younger people, especially kids from my community, to see that being successful doesn’t have to mean leaving a place like this. You don’t have to trade in your family or your sense of belonging for that.

Jesmyn Ward stays being brilliant.

Beating the Drum, Dwyer Murphy interviews Jesmyn Ward - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

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