GIMME FIVE

joehillsthrills:

One-quarter of the year down and I figure it’s time for a report on the best of what I’ve read, seen, and heard in the first leg of 2014. Someone has to make sure you’re all properly entertained. I feel like if I don’t take action you might wind up sitting at home in your Captain Caveman jammies,…

YES, LEXICON WAS AMAZING.

12 hours ago
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homage to my hips by Lucille Clifton

these hips are big hips
they need space to
move around in.
they don’t fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don’t like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,   
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top!
12 hours ago
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Shakespeare’s poetry is like a labyrinth. And his verse is so full of twists and turns, which at first can seem confusing and befuddling and intimidating. But, if in preparation on your own, you’ve worked out the route from the outside to the center and you know you have to take this turn and then this turn and then go around the back of this and then come back in this way… If you as an actor know the way through the labyrinth you can lead other people faster and with clarity and with fun.

Tom Hiddleston in the documentary A Muse Of Fire. See clip here: http://vimeo.com/92063920

What do you guys think about this?? Is Tom Hiddleston right? or are you just agreeing with him because he’s hot? 

(via williamshakespearethings)

Teaching Shakespeare in a nutshell.

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If you as a teacher don’t know your text inside and out, you can’t teach it to kids.  And a good actor can convey much of that.  I’ve always maintained my theater experience—what little I have—has helped me more teach Shakespeare and much literature than anything else. 

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1 day ago
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"We are not born knowing how to love anyone, either ourselves or somebody else." #bellhooks #allaboutlove #feminism

"We are not born knowing how to love anyone, either ourselves or somebody else." #bellhooks #allaboutlove #feminism

1 day ago
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"This is Not the End of the World"-Neil Hilborn

Because I feel a little like this today.

2 days ago
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iwhaleyou:

idontcareaboutyourblog:

One of the best visual representations of the double standards subjected to all women on a daily basis. Reconsider the next time you toss about the words in column 3.

this is important

iwhaleyou:

idontcareaboutyourblog:

One of the best visual representations of the double standards subjected to all women on a daily basis. Reconsider the next time you toss about the words in column 3.

this is important

(Source: tristyntothesea, via yeahwriters)

23 hours ago
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girlwithalessonplan:

itsssnix:

If you teach at a school that does penalize late work, consider doing an amnesty week. One week only, you get to turn in any missing assignments with no penalty. It may not "teach responsibility", but it does express grace, something we all need more of.

That’s a lovely idea.

girlwithalessonplan:

itsssnix:

If you teach at a school that does penalize late work, consider doing an amnesty week. One week only, you get to turn in any missing assignments with no penalty. It may not "teach responsibility", but it does express grace, something we all need more of.

That’s a lovely idea.

1 day ago
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take it to the hoop, “magic” johnson,

take the ball dazzling down the open lane

herk & jerk & raise your six-feet, nine-inch frame

into the air sweating screams of your neon name
“magic” johnson, nicknamed “windex” way back

in high school

cause you wiped glass backboards
so clean, where you first juked and shook

wiled your way to glory

a new-style fusion of shake-&-bake

energy, using everything possible, you created your own

space to fly through–any moment now

we expect your wings to spread feathers for that spooky takeoff

of yours–then, shake & glide & ride up in space

till you hammer home a clothes-lining deuce off glass

now, come back down with a reverse hoodoo gem

off the spin & stick in sweet, popping nets clean

from twenty feet, right side

put the ball on the floor again, “magic”

slide the dribble behind your back, ease it deftly

between your bony stork legs, head bobbing everwhichaway

up & down, you see everything on the court

off the high yoyo patter

stop & go dribble

you thread a needle-rope pass sweet home

to kareem cutting through the lane

his skyhook pops the cords

now, lead the fast break, hit worthy on the fly

now, blindside a pinpoint behind-the-back pass for two more

off the fake, looking the other way, you raise off-balance

into electric space

sweating chants of your name

turn, 180 degrees off the move, your legs scissoring space

like a swimmer’s yoyoing motion in deep water

stretching out now toward free flight

you double-pump through human trees
hang in place

slip the ball into your left hand

then deal it like a las vegas card dealer off squared glass

into nets, living up to your singular nickname

so “bad” you cartwheel the crowd toward frenzy

wearing now your electric smile, neon as your name

in victory, we suddenly sense your glorious uplift

your urgent need to be champion

& so we cheer with you, rejoice with you

for this quicksilver, quicksilver,

quicksilver moment of fame

so put the ball on the floor again, “magic”

juke & dazzle, shake & bake down the lane

take the sucker to the hoop, “magic” johnson,

recreate reverse hoodoo gems off the spin

deal alley-oop dunkathon magician passes

now, double-pump, scissor, vamp through space

hang in place

& put it all up in the sucker’s face, “magic” johnson,

& deal the roundball like the juju man that you am

like the sho-nuff shaman that you am, “magic,”

like the sho-nuff spaceman you am

"A Poem for Magic"-Quincy Troupe
1 day ago
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Yay! I gave some people some money and they gave me these! #feminism #precaritystudies #literarytheory #laurenberlant #bellhooks #books #thereadinglife #englishmajor #somanyhastags #numbercorrelatestohowexcitediam

Yay! I gave some people some money and they gave me these! #feminism #precaritystudies #literarytheory #laurenberlant #bellhooks #books #thereadinglife #englishmajor #somanyhastags #numbercorrelatestohowexcitediam

3 days ago
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