Amazon also keeps a running list of the most highlighted Kindle passages of all...– Truths Universally Acknowledged by Noreen Malone (via thenewrepublic)
One of the greatest threats we face is, simply put, bullshit. We are drowning...– Jon Lovett’s commencement address to Pitzer College. (via theatlantic)
Hate Map →
Using twitter to map hatred/bigotry.
Nearby tweets: Search local tweets by location and... →
Nearby tweets allows you to search local tweets from Twitter by location and keyword. By default it will show you tweets near your current location. For best results, combine with keyword “Instagram”.
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People empty me. I have to get away to refill.– Charles Bukowski
Maybe you have to believe in the value of everything to believe in the value of...– A beautiful read by Jon Mooallem. (via explore-blog)
I can tell you from experience that when a person you love makes it through that...– Amanda Hess, on double mastectomy surgery. (via Slate)
GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! →
Extremely, extremely addictive.
The real value of a real education … has almost nothing to do with knowledge and...– David Foster Wallace (via explore-blog)
All this time I assumed we would be debating the constitutional flaws inherent...– Meet the Most Important Ted Cruz Birther: Ted Cruz by Noam Scheiber (via thenewrepublic)
They mean one thing to one person, another thing to another person; they are...– Virginia Woolf on words. (via explore-blog)
Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.– The Shirky Principle (via explore-blog)
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fffflickr.com for instagram. Ish.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places....– Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929 (via vineetkaur)
The essayist, unlike the novelist, the poet, and the playwright, must be content...– E. B. White (via explore-blog)
In the end, even a simple word space, paragraph or full stop carries the weight...– A brief history of punctuation (via explore-blog)
Film allows us to examine ourselves in ways earlier societies could not—examine...– Writing from nearby the Boston manhunt, Kirstin Butler ponders a remarkably prescient excerpt from a 1992 interview with Don DeLillo, discussing Libra, his novel about Lee Harvey Oswald. (via explore-blog)
Boston took a punch on Monday — two of them, actually — that left it staggering...– From Dennis LeHanes’ Messing With the Wrong City
In disputes upon moral or scientific points, ever let your aim be to come at...– The art of conversation, 1866 (via explore-blog)
Into the Arctic | Greenpeace →
The future of websites.
You don’t have to write a book in order to reflect reality. You can also write a...– Author David Levithan, echoing E. B. White’s insights on the role of the writer, reflects on the legacy of his groundbreaking Boy Meets Boy ten years later. (via explore-blog)