June 2, 2014
"Could this be ‘cause of Hip Hop music
Or did the ones with the good sense not use it?"

— T.I.

June 1, 2014
"Your parachute is a latex condom hooked to a dread"

— Kendrick Lamar

April 9, 2014

When I was trying to quit smoking
and we drank white wine from Mason jars,
you called my freckles cocoa powder
and I called your green eyes

I am learning how to be a grown-up
who pays bills, cooks her own meals,
and doesn’t cry at words like
I think I just want to be friends.

The truth is this:
Love is an organic thing.
It rots and softens.


— Clementine von Radics, “All That’s Left To Tell”
(via perfect)

(Source: clementinevonradics, via evelynanddot)

April 9, 2014
"As adults we try to relax from the never-ending quest for reason and order by drinking a little whiskey or smoking whatever works for us, but the wisdom isn’t in the whiskey or the smoke. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics."

— Willie  (via evelynanddot)

(Source: thecountryfucker, via evelynanddot)

April 8, 2014
"One of the mixed blessings of being twenty and twenty-one and even twenty-three is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened before."

— Joan Didion  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: thecountryfucker, via evelynanddot)

April 7, 2014

How Google Earth Revealed Chicago’s Hidden Farms


How Google Earth Revealed Chicago’s Hidden Farms

(via thisbigcity)

March 22, 2014
Play ► USC’s Special Collections LibraryA Zeega by Deena Khattab

Play ► USC’s Special Collections Library

A Zeega by Deena Khattab

March 21, 2014
"The reality is: Sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens."

— Beyonce on self-acceptance

March 16, 2014


How’s this for a reimagined LA river?

Our latest post looks at how craft beer production in LA could be harnessed to transform the city’s concrete river

March 12, 2014
"As more and more of our daily interactions become text-based—people preferring texting to phone calls, workplaces that rely heavily email and instant messaging—we’re developing ways to stretch our written language so it can communicate more nuance, so we can tell people what we mean without accidentally leading them on or pissing them off. Periods have become more forceful, commas less essential, and over the last few years, the hashtag has morphed into something resembling the fabled sarcasm font—the official keystroke of irony."

Lindsay Zoladz breaks down "The #Art of the Hashtag"—and which musicians are taking advantage of its culture-jamming potential—in her latest Ordinary Machines column. (via pitchfork)

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