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The latest n+1's opening editorial is partially about the comeback of bookstores and has some good jokes at b&n's expense
An American Anarchist:The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre | by Paul Avrich.
Almost felt like an anarchist prayer
Also, Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes is at the SAM until the 26th and i love it
#anarchist #seattle #books #SAM #anarchy #Artemisia
May you be a Judith decapitating a Holofernes,
A Joan of Arc leading a people to victory,
A Louise Michel fighting on the barricades,
A Voltairine de Cleyre singing songs of revolt,
An Emma Goldman preaching the gospel of rebellion.
Into The War | by Italo Calvino
History sure does rhyme
This is an image that is a mashup of the two opening pages to "Into the War", a book by Italo Calvino.
The book opens with a page of very mundane descriptions of some Italian teenagers just being teenagers. And then suddenly, Mussolini has announced Italy will enter the war.
borders and governments don't protect you, but they can sure get you killed
We are getting close to the 11th annual Seattle Anarchist Book Fair!
Great chance to connect with old friends and make some new ones
(more info in the PSA link below)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at VERA PROJECT (SEATTLE CENTER)
EVENT IS FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples | by Erica Lagalisse
"When entire cosmologies are reified as 'proper' only to specific preordained identities, we are effectivley saying they are false to the extent that they do not apply across the cosmos whatsoever"
I never had imaginary friends as a kid...
But I have my fingers crossed to one day be reminiscing about an old friend with my parents and have them look at me like, "Who are you talking about? You spent that summer alone."
I'm currently reading «How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency» by Akiko Busch
Just finished reading:
Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis | by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky
I found it to be individualistic to a fault.
I'd recommend 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization' instead.
*IF* you are curious of what a neo-liberal take on the climate crisis would look like, it's a quick read.
I *WOULD* recommend the "Afterword" for a good demonstration of what a dishonest hack Steven Pinker is.
book recommendation, mental health (neutral)
This was a difficult read, especially for me personally at this time, but at the end of it I was glad I read it
Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves | Jesse Bering
Heard about it on this episode of the "This is Hell!" Radio show: https://thisishell.com/interviews/1034-jesse-bering
My new catechism
No One Belongs Here More Than You | by Miranda July
❝What is the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to you?
Did it involve a car? Was it on a boat? Did an animal do it? If
you answered yes to any of these questions, then I am not
surprised. Cars crash, boats sink, and animals are just
scary. Why not do yourself a favor and stay away from these
From Love is Not Enough | by Frances Gregory
I am not
will never be
have never been
I love you
but my fist is a muscle
the size of my heart
and both beat strong
while neither can yield harm.
My stories are mine,
laced and woven into
and I have enough tears now
to water your garden
Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man | by Thomas Page McBee
Just finished this and cannot recommend more
In this book, the author, a trans man, examines "becoming a man" and "masculinity" in a mindful, observant, and intentional way that cis men never do (because they are dumb teenagers when they absorb these concepts, and then almost never revisit them after becoming adults)
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