The Ronettes on “Thank Your Lucky Stars”
Aired: 1-25-1964


The Ronettes on “Thank Your Lucky Stars”

Aired: 1-25-1964

Saturday Aug 8 @ 12:00pm


shot this for a while ago!!


Polyester 2014, shoot by Arvida Byström.

Friday Aug 8 @ 12:00pm
The test of one’s decency is how much of a fight one can put up after one has stopped caring. Willa Cather (via likeafieldmouse) Thursday Aug 8 @ 12:00pm
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The song recounts a specific sexual assault (“One of the most shattering experiences of my life,” Grimes, who was born in Vancouver as Claire Boucher, told SPIN in 2012) by describing the psychic fallout: “And never walk about after dark/ It’s my point of view/ Because someone could break your neck/ Coming up behind you always coming and you’d never have a clue,” she lisps in her high, pinched voice. It’s a dazzling, paralyzing performance, in part because Boucher sounds almost playful, and in part because the skronking behind her—the song’s springy, propulsive synth line was one of 2012’s most unforgettable—indicates something other than victimization. “See you on a dark night,” Boucher repeats. […] But what “Oblivion” ultimately offers is victory. It’s the sound of one woman turning personal devastation into not just a career-making single, but a lasting anthem of transformation.

Grimes’ Oblivion is the best song of the decade - so far.

Wednesday Aug 8 @ 12:00pm
Further Reading


To Supplement Dr. Christina Sharpe’s essay, Black Life, Annotated, TNI asked Sharpe to create a syllabus for further reading on the subject and she graciously obliged, with help from Mariame Kaba and Dr. Tamara Nopper.

Introduction to The Prison Industrial Complex

Tuesday Aug 8 @ 07:11pm
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