Browning 3 lb. of free range #uswellness chicken thighs to make @dianesanfilippo’s Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo! #paleo #mealprep #21dsd

Browning 3 lb. of free range #uswellness chicken thighs to make @dianesanfilippo’s Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo! #paleo #mealprep #21dsd

theparisreview:

“You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury
Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).

theparisreview:

“You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury

Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).

blackyogis:

Yogini Erykah Badu on the cover of Mantra Magazine

blackyogis:

Yogini Erykah Badu on the cover of Mantra Magazine

the-exercist:

Reclaiming Fitspo: Brenda Villa

Villa is an American water polo player. Standing at 5’4” and 174 pounds, she is the shortest member of the US women’s polo team.

Born in Los Angeles, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She first joined a water polo team at 8 years old, following in the footsteps of her older brother. However, since her high school did not have a girls’ team, she spent those four years on the boys’ water polo team instead. This helped her to establish a competitive attitude that contributed to her becoming a 4-time 1st team All-League member, 4-time 1st team All-C.I.F. and a 4-time All-American. She was even invited onto the Junior Olympic Team when she was 16.

While Villa attended Stanford University, she played three seasons on their polo team. In her freshman year alone (2001), she scored 69 goals and was named the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year. In 2002 she led her team with 60 goals to win the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship. She was then awarded the 2002 Peter J. Cutino Award as the top female college water polo player in the United States. She graduated in 2003 with a degree in political science.

Villa joined Team USA in 1998. This means that she has participated in four Olympic Games (earning one Bronze medal, two Silver and one Gold), often scoring the most goals per game for her team. She was even made team captain of the 2005 US national team, winning a silver medal at the FINA World Championship in Montreal. When considering multiple World Championships, Pan American Games and World Cups, Villa is officially the world’s most decorated athlete in women’s water polo. 

Click here to see all #Reclaiming-Fitspo profiles.

neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

Why Normal People Don’t Trust Data Journalism

shortformblog:

lifeandcode:

For a start, this kind of reporting doesn’t obey any of the four golden rules of attention-seeking: novelty, controversy, celebrity and sex. Another way of putting it is: they’re boring, written by boring people and they cover boring subjects.

Let’s be honest: this stuff is written for other journalists. If you’ve signed up to a life of crafting explainer tabs for Vox, or landed a gig at the Guardian writing for its datablog, good for you. But know that your work will only ever be read by dorks.

Look at the three big explainer sites. Vox, FiveThirtyEight, The Upshot. What do they all have in common? All of them originate from one side of the divide. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying they’re bad because they’re liberal. I’m just saying they have editorial priorities that ignore 50 per cent of the population. You know, the “ordinary” people, who don’t stay up until 2.00 a.m. rage-commenting on Jezebel.

So-called “actually” journalism doesn’t speak to these people because it doesn’t use the language of emotion or common sense, as most of us do in most of our lives.

Yowch!  

At least, unlike Milo Yiannopoulos (the author of this piece), Vox, FiveThirtyEight, and The Upshot pay their writers

kickstarter:

Project of the Day—Sixpenny Magazine is a “mobile phone inspired, but also printed magazine” that features beautifully illustrated (you’ll get the vibe up above) short stories. 

kickstarter:

Project of the Day—Sixpenny Magazine is a “mobile phone inspired, but also printed magazine” that features beautifully illustrated (you’ll get the vibe up above) short stories. 

My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.
Michele Roberts, the NBA’s new union leader (via annfriedman)
I haven't been keeping score or anything, but I feel like you've written enough short stories since Fragile Things to warrant a new collection. Any chance of publishing one soon? — Asked by iamrazorwing

neil-gaiman:

I’m finishing the very last short story of the next collection RIGHT NOW. Everything else has been written: the stories, the introduction, all that…

It’s being published in February, and it will be called TRIGGER WARNING: Short Fictions and Disturbances.

neil-gaiman:

Just recorded my links for Selected Shorts episodes I host on Public Radio. Airing on Halloween & the week after. Babka!View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

neil-gaiman:

Just recorded my links for Selected Shorts episodes I host on Public Radio. Airing on Halloween & the week after. Babka!

View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay