1. "The Kony videos, especially the first one, provide a very simplistic narrative about a complex situation and offers a feel good solution that at the end of the day does nothing on the ground."
    Former child soldier and author Ishmael Beah on his issue with the Kony 2012 videos. (via newsweek)
  2. rollingstone:

.@EllieGoulding stopped by earlier to play us some songs for an #RSLive taping. (Taken with instagram)

    rollingstone:

    .@EllieGoulding stopped by earlier to play us some songs for an #RSLive taping. (Taken with instagram)

  3. "I think it was Lessing who once said, “There are things which must cause you to lose your reason or you have none to lose.” An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior."
  4. "If writers had to wait until their precious psyches were completely serene there wouldn’t be much writing done."
  5. "Today there are more African-Americans under correctional control — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began."
    Michelle Alexander, on the number of blacks in the criminal justice system. On Monday’s Fresh Air, Alexander details how President Reagan’s war on drugs led to a mass incarceration of black males and the difficulties these felons face after serving their prison sentences. (via nprfreshair)
  6. slaughterhouse90210:

“We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that’s the thread that we  follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as  personalities are the ones who lose that thread.” ― Paul Auster 

    slaughterhouse90210:

    “We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that’s the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.”
    ― Paul Auster 

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