Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
Jack Dawson… Penniless artist who wins a ticket onto Titanic in 1912, attends a first class dinner, develops a taste for the finer things in life, pockets the Heart of the Ocean, survives the sinking, pawns the diamond, spends the following ten years building his wealth and in 1922 moves to West Egg as Jay Gatsby… Millionaire with a shady past and fear of swimming pools.
Who still dies alone in the water without the girl. Turns out you CAN relive the past.
(Like, in say AP English or your freshman in college lit class.)
I am asking because we are thinking about the future of Crash Course and stuff. Okay thanks.
I’m Canadian so, it might be a little different, but two books I remember being mandatory reading was “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Of Mice and Men”. In the higher grades, we got a lot of free reading and choices on what to read. I remember my grade 12 teacher assigned me “Things Fall Apart” to read and it changed my life, if I may be slightly hyperbolic :-)
Then there was also lots and lots of Shakespeare: Namely “Romeo and Juliet”, “King Lear”, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The World Is Not Over
Lawmakers in Arizona are still pressing for a law that protects any business requiring trans customers to use a bathroom corresponding with the sex they were assigned at birth. And that gave Allyson Robinson an idea. She is the trans woman who taking on the military as executive director for OutServe-SLDN. While passing through Phoenix, she used a women’s restroom and left behind a message to Arizonans. See a photo she shared of the image above. It’s attached to a bathroom stall.
This is ridiculous. Something similar was defeated in Canada recently.
As a cisgendered woman, I’d be far more comfortable with a transwoman using the washroom with me than a transman who was born a woman but now lives as a man. I mean, that means men would be in the woman’s bathroom. Transwomen are women and have the right to use the associated washroom; I don’t care which chromosomes she possesses or where she may be in her transition (if she’s even choosing to do so). Transwomen look like women and transmen look like men (because they are). Having a transman be in the bathroom with me would make me pretty uncomfortable because I don’t feel comfortable using the bathroom with men, any men.
How would you even police something like this? Should everyone have to wear their chromosome mapping on their chests like a name tag or something? ‘Cause, I mean, in Canada anyway, anyone can change their gender on their birth certificates, driver’s licences, passports, or whatever. Blood tests would really be the only way to be sure.
DiCaprio and Mulligan, meanwhile, don’t seem like star-crossed lovers so much as a delusional man in love with a bauble of a woman. Maybe that’s intentional?
People Magazine’s review on ‘The Great Gatsby’
READ A BOOK
HE’LL TAKE HIS OSCAR NOW
I feel like this has to be a joke.
He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
This just… hurts.
This reminds me of all the executives being hired to run YouTube networks who probably couldn’t name more than one YouTube channel.
I wasn’t going to comment on this ‘cause no one who’s making these comments will see this (probably) but I just feel bad for J.J. Abrams because this quote is kind of out of context. Well, not so much out of context as incomplete. If you watch the entire interview, he goes on to say how the philosophical part of Star Trek is what he ended up loving the most. although he didn’t appreciate it at first, it became his favorite part. So while this is accurate as far as he did say that, it doesn’t go on to complete his thought which is what all the Star Trek fans on tumblr are justifiably upset over.
go easy on him?
The wounded child inside many females is a girl who was taught from early childhood on that she must become something other than herself, deny her true feelings, in order to attract and please others.
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So, favourite tumblr of the moment: You’ve Got Diaries. Mixing the Lizzie Bennet Diaries with my second favourite movie, You’ve Got Mail.
Guess what I’m watching this weekend?
YES, TOM. YES, I WILL HAVE COFFEE WITH YOU FOR AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE.
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