shoplift a thong

The Best Stuff I Read This Week

“The soul of our politics is the commitment to ending domination.”

— bell hooks / Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

“Crows, crows, crows, crows
then the slow flapaway over the hill
and the dead oak is naked”

— Ed Ochester / “Fall”

“Mark my words. The war on inflation is about to get ugly – especially if the people who are drafted into it are mainly average working people and the working poor rather than top corporate executives and major investors.”

— Robert Reich / Substack Newsletter

mayhem doesn’t mean what we think it means, mayhem

— Bernadette Mayer / “Marroon, Muckle & Me”

“Chickens died or struggled to lay eggs, pigs were hosed down by fire trucks to keep them cool and Sichuan’s famed pandas lay on blocks of ice. People hoisted food to their apartments using buckets and ropes because the power blackouts had left elevators idled. Some simply fled to underground tunnels to stay cool.”

— Matthew Bossons / “What My Family and I Saw When We Were Trapped in China’s Heat Wave”

“To have an ahistorical world — to forget the past — can be dangerous. Paradoxically, it can make society less able to perceive and respond to change. The modern American relationship with history is inconsistent and fractured.”

— Madeline Ostrander / At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth

“Reading it will make you want to burn the world down or at least shoplift a thong from Victoria’s Secret.”

— Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, on Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School /

What I’m Listening To:

“In your eyes, I see the weight
Of the planets
And it’s sucking me out”

— Aldous Harding / “Weight of the Planets”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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