18 May 2011

barnes and noble doesn't know what to do with this

andrej pejic gets his nipples censored at barnes and noble. he is a BOY! ctmol.

"It's a naked man on the cover of a magazine, which is done all of the time without being covered up, so I definitely don't think it merits this, but I understand what it is...It's not a coincidence that it's only the giant U.S. chain stores that are asking us to do this....It's only the American copies that are being censored. It seems that it probably made people uncomfortable. But that's part of what's interesting about the cover, I think, is that it's playing with those ideas of gender roles. He's topless, you can see that he's a man, but if you look at his face, he looks like a woman and he's so beautiful, he's both in that picture, in a way. I think that's what's interesting about it."

handicrafts teacher, ctm

when I was growing up and I introduced myself to people I’d say, ‘Hi, my name is Robyn and I’m a girl,’ because in Sweden, Robyn is a boy’s name and I had such short hair. My handicrafts teacher thought I was a boy for three years. I tried to tell her I was a girl, but she’d just say, ‘My little boy wanted to be a girl when he was a kid, too.’ Finally my mom had to write her a note that said, ‘Please don’t assume that Robyn is a boy anymore because she’s a girl.’

robyn interviewed by out magazine.


donte stallworth tweets his support of marriage equality. thanks donte for being such an excellent example of the volunteer spirit.

all of this is for you

beyonce's new music video for run the world (girls)

science is no joke


What I Am Doing on My Summer Vacation


On Saturday, May 21st I will be walking in our graduation here at school (not barbequing at Blithewood…)

On Wednesday, May 25th, I will be driving back to NY.

On Saturday, May 28th, I will be attending a wedding on Lake George, NY (pixies to follow)

Starting June 1st, I will be subletting a furnished apartment in Manhattan. (sorry Joel).

On July 1st, I will be starting a Master’s in Educational Leadership (think dept head, Dean of Students, vice principal) at Bank Street College of Education

Which is right across the street from my new favorite diner.

I will also try to secure a better position but keep that under your hat.

i think i can help with the hunger games soundtrack.

this song just came on my ipod, and my mind flashed to scenes from the hunger games. that is easy enough to explain, as i've been listening to the new antlers album a lot while reading. however, i started paying attention to the lyrics this time, because i'm not reading, and found that they are hauntingly appropriate (no spoilers, don't worry) :
"No Widows" - The Antlers
If I never get back home,
There’s no garden overgrown,
No widows in the walls,
No widows left alone,

No shirts to hang or fold,
No kid out in the cold,
No widows on the walls,
No widows on the phone.

If I’m stuck out here alone,
If I’m stranded here all year,
With just nothing left at home,
No widows disappear.

If the wheels jump off the road,
There’s no widows left to know,
No perfect love above,
No punishment below.

When they shake, say the wings won’t break.
When they shake, say the wings won’t break.
 mockingjay wings, amiright?!!?!?
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