Ruthie B.

I'm trying.

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slaughterhouse90210:

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t know yet the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.”—Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

slaughterhouse90210:

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t know yet the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.”
—Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

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There are a lot of things I love about this short film my friend Alison made, but my favorite is the scene where they talk about Rabaa Square and June 4th and then they talk about how talking about it will get them thrown in jail and then they crack up.

It’s a little moment, but it’s also such a beautiful embodiment of why freedom of speech is something that’s worth standing in front of a tank for. 

Filed under alison klayman june 4th rabaa square true friendship tiananmen square

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livelymorgue:

April 7, 1983: For the 50th anniversary of the “King Kong” film, a 3,000-pound model was being hoisted onto the Empire State Building once again, but “with a blowout in an armpit” and other problems, the nylon replica ape was a laughingstock, or a disappointment, but not a terror, for millions of metropolitan area residents. Photo: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

I know this is just an inflatable replica, but I feel like you tempt fate when you refer to an 8-story monster as a laughingstock. 

Filed under monsters

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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.

Filed under moona lisa

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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).