Imagine ordering a tall double caramel macchiato at Starbucks (SBUX) and simply waiting for a “Yo” to come through your phone when it’s ready, instead of straining to listen for a barista to shout your name. Or receiving a “Yo” from your airline at the airport when it’s time to board your flight.
velamag
velamag:

"It was the eighties in New York City and every street corner and radio station was saturated with the exclamations, nay the proclamations, of boys being bad. I took Nikki’s poems and held them in my mouth like hidden pieces of fruit. I whispered them to myself as I glared and pouted and snarled and puffed at no one in particular. I tried on being bad.”
-Nadxieli Nieto on Nikki Giovanni
12 writers on the women authors who inspired them from Literary Mothers, a project on female literary influence.

velamag:

"It was the eighties in New York City and every street corner and radio station was saturated with the exclamations, nay the proclamations, of boys being bad. I took Nikki’s poems and held them in my mouth like hidden pieces of fruit. I whispered them to myself as I glared and pouted and snarled and puffed at no one in particular. I tried on being bad.”

-Nadxieli Nieto on Nikki Giovanni

12 writers on the women authors who inspired them from Literary Mothers, a project on female literary influence.

nprfreshair
nprfreshair:

Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker reviews the latest album from Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal: 

Parquet Courts creates songs that dare you to be irritated by them. They stick with a riff like that one, a song called “Dear Ramona,” and shuffle into it lines such as “Whoever she might be goin’ to bed with, you can read about that in her moleskine.” There’s an undercurrent of sarcasm there, and I would be surprised if the Parquet Courts boys don’t own a few moleskine notebooks themselves. But making clever snark develop into something more emotional, more revelatory — that’s the challenge the band sets for itself. 

photo by Ben Rayner via Rolling Stone

nprfreshair:

Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker reviews the latest album from Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal: 

Parquet Courts creates songs that dare you to be irritated by them. They stick with a riff like that one, a song called “Dear Ramona,” and shuffle into it lines such as “Whoever she might be goin’ to bed with, you can read about that in her moleskine.” There’s an undercurrent of sarcasm there, and I would be surprised if the Parquet Courts boys don’t own a few moleskine notebooks themselves. But making clever snark develop into something more emotional, more revelatory — that’s the challenge the band sets for itself.

photo by Ben Rayner via Rolling Stone