This is a personal blog and I talk about/repost whatever I find interesting, diverting, or beautiful. Topics include but aren't limited to: politics, feminism, race/ethnicity, social/economic justice, art, history, literature, cute animals, pop culture, other nonsense. I credit/link back to sources whenever possible. More about this blog
The minimum wage needs to be a living wage. The business-side discomfort with raising the wage would be more understandable if every sector was hurting. But it isn’t. The rich are richer than ever, corporate profits are at record highs, the stock market is soaring. We don’t need to coddle McDonalds and WalMart by paying their employees less than living wages. But in any case, raising the minimum doesn’t hurt the economy at all. It actually creates more jobs.
…[E]very heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.
My fondest dream is that it will be the date movie that breaks up couples nationwide. Maybe people will walk out of there and think, ‘Maybe not. I don’t know if I know you well enough.’
Gillian Flynn on Gone Girl (2014), dir. David Fincher (via paulthomasandersonn)
I’ve been looking forward to the movie because I didn’t care much for the book. It is not very well written, but the story is this ludicrously over-the-top psychodrama that’s just begging for a dramatic score and frantic shaky cam. BTW, casting Ben Affleck as Nick was a stroke of genius.