Thursday, May 23, 2013
It’s also worth stating that Bill Nighy is the coolest fucker alive. But you knew that already.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
The notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoke cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”
“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date— to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny”
Saturday, May 11, 2013
May 17, 1954: The Supreme Court Rules on Brown v. Board of Education
On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which says that no state may deny equal protection of the laws to any person within its jurisdiction.
Although the decision did not succeed in fully desegregating public education in the United States, it put the Constitution on the side of racial equality and galvanized the nascent civil rights movement into a full revolution.
Can you name all the key players behind Brown v. Board of Education? Revisit the landmark case with PBS’ The Supreme Court site.
You can also learn more about Brown v. Board of Education with “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow” and explore more events of the Civil Rights Movement with PBS Black Culture Connection.
School integration, Barnard School, Washington, D.C., 1955 (Library of Congress).
Monday, May 6, 2013
I have regressed into a showtunes pandora rutt.
Someone help me. Oh, god, someone. Halp.
I don’t even like macarons. But I tell you, when a beautiful man gives you a box full for a smile, you learn to love them quite immediately.
Thank you, Grace. For saying what all the cool kids are hoping no one is thinking. Met ball, you’re lame this year.