SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked to me about her 35 page Hobby Lobby dissent. Watch the full interview here.

"how I hate disease, it’s like worrying
that comes true
and it simply must not be able to happen

in a world where you are possible
my love”

- Frank O’Hara

Recipe for Happiness in Khabarovsk or Anyplace | Lawrence Ferlinghetti


One grand boulevard with trees
with one grand café in sun
with strong black coffee in very small cups

One not necessarily very beautiful
man or woman who loves you

One fine day

Zadie Smith - Frank O'Hara 'Animals'


Zadie Smith reads Frank O’Hara

(via fyeahzadiesmith)

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Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death—ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those who are coming after us.
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time 

E.B. White on what makes a great city – spectacular read


E.B. White on what makes a great city – spectacular read

(via 99percentinvisible)


Jerry: Why do you like that word (debauched?)
Larry: I don’t know.

"hallelujah for knowledge and for the honor of language and ideas and books."

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