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The Forgotten 1980 Chinese STAR WARS Comic Book Adaptation That You Always Wanted But Never Had

thomdunn:

Asian entertainment bootlegs and knock-offs are nothing new, but this Star Wars adaptation from 1980 is pretty amazing nonetheless. Maggie Greene, an assistant history professor at Montana State University, recently unearthed this gem at a market in Wen Miao. The adaptation takes the form of…

(Source: shanghaiist.com)

gwendabond:

A classic. And its cousin: Something like this but good.

Something like this but better. And quick. And cheap.

gwendabond:

A classic. And its cousin: Something like this but good.

Something like this but better. And quick. And cheap.

(Source: moonshine-whiskey)

Twice The Work, Half The Attention

knownforms:

mallelis:

Vanity Fair released a shitty list of almost exclusively white men who are currently disrupting media today. I made a better list

and if you’re not watching Mallory tear Vanity Fair a new one (several new ones) on twitter for their white cis-male list of ‘media disruptors,’ you’re missing a delightful sparkling/excitatory moment for your ‘you fucking tell them!’ neurons.

Grindr users on Scottish independence

machotrouts:

I’ve spent the past couple of days asking several hundred Grindr users in Edinburgh whether they believe Scotland should be an independent country. Replies were of variable quality. Here is a representative sample:


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raresenses:

nappynomad:

socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

My people getting it!

these people are the real heroes. not the military, not politicians, not the Hollywood actors. they risked their lives and livelihoods to challenge white supremacy and institutionalized racism.

(via knownforms)

shananaomi:

if you’ve recently heard sam smith’s version of “fast car,” which is going around a lot of blogs today (including outofficial)—please, please, please, promise me you will go listen to the original version. it’s not a heartfelt jazz cover about reckless love penned by a white british gay guy. it’s one small but important part of a fucking masterpiece of an album about being a dead broke, young black lesbian struggling to survive in a fucked up, racist country, and yet still daring to believe in love, and revolution, and a better life.

I have absolutely no quibble with discovering great older work through new covers, or even finding room to love both (or many) versions passionately. (I actually really like sam smith’s album, for whatever that’s worth.)

but in this case the history of the album is really, really important. it was this startlingly specific piece of art that still resonated enough with enough people in 1988 that it sold millions of copies and was nominated for an album of the year grammy. (which she didn’t win, though she did take home three, including best new artist and best female pop vocal performance for “fast car”—which also went to #3 on the billboard hot 100, which is sort of impossible to believe but true.)

this album was one of those “i didn’t know we could do that” moments in my young life, and if you’ve never heard it before, i hope you’ll take the time to listen now. it holds up well. too well.

(via knownforms)

LAUNCH DAY!

benparzybok:

Late Night Library interviewed me

New, amazing review by Shelf Awareness

And also these nifty patches, to be used at events:

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paperalphabet:

theparisreview:

Congratulations to Joshua Ferris for making the 2014 Man Booker shortlist!
Read our interview.

Karen Joy Fowler’s book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, was also nominated for the Man Booker, and, man, is it pretty great, too. Here is her picture:

Here she is talking to the American Reader.

Always reblog Karen Joy Fowler!

paperalphabet:

theparisreview:

Congratulations to Joshua Ferris for making the 2014 Man Booker shortlist!

Read our interview.

Karen Joy Fowler’s book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, was also nominated for the Man Booker, and, man, is it pretty great, too. Here is her picture:

Here she is talking to the American Reader.

Always reblog Karen Joy Fowler!

(Source: talking-fiction, via harrietvane)

AT LAST, THE END!

sarahreesbrennan:

I wrote the start of this story when I was having a tough time writing anything, and it reminded me I love writing, and I continued because I love y’all. I never expected Elliot to be the hero of something that looks alarmingly booklike—I never expected him to be the hero at all—but suddenly like…

thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

  • joins tumblr to pass time
  • becomes a radical feminist

(via baronvonmerkens)

hertzwhale:

pamela-jane:

I know its a little early but

Jingle Bell Rock w/ my mom

i hate being that person who comments on posts but i just want u all to know that i watch this video all the fucking time every year once it hits september bc nothing gets me more pumped for christmas than this person rocking out w/ their mom while their mom windexes a countertop

(Source: phiftycent, via prettiestmonsters)

mhisadj:

The Space Lady - Major Tom

This is made of gorgeousness.

Beam yourself over to Dazed Digital’s SC page & hear the cosmic wonder that is The Space Lady.

(via knownforms)

proofreadingbooks:

The literature: Steve Almond’s AGAINST FOOTBALL

The libation: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? Then grab the chips, clear the couch, crack open an ice cold Bud Light® (official sponsor of the NFL!)…

…and pour it directly down the toilet. Neither watch football nor drink Bud Light® until the NFL figures its shit out, Jesus.

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