smithsonian:

“I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe.” —John Coltrane
Pictured: John Coltrane’s Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone. More about his legacy and what is widely considered to be the best jazz album of all time, A Love Supreme

smithsonian:

“I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe.” —John Coltrane

Pictured: John Coltrane’s Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone. More about his legacy and what is widely considered to be the best jazz album of all time, A Love Supreme



sparkamovement:

from the second best episode of arthur ever (the best is obviously the musical episode)

"In conclusion, over half the people on Earth are girls, so please" — put that in all caps — "create some decent girl characters." 

sparkamovement:

from the second best episode of arthur ever (the best is obviously the musical episode)

"In conclusion, over half the people on Earth are girls, so please" — put that in all caps — "create some decent girl characters." 

(Source: outofcontextarthur)



Five things I learned from prize-winning journalism - Poynter



And for about the millionth time in her life she felt an overwhelming gratitude for her best friend. Because she knew he wouldn’t mention this afterward; she knew he wouldn’t take it as a sign that she was losing her nerve or was in too deep. There weren’t many people in this world who would let you be vulnerable and still believe you were strong.
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham


fuckyeah1990s:

Geek party at Arnolds….



A Million Things We Loved About 10 Things I Hate About You

The title of this piece says it all. 




Dear 10-Year-Old Self,
Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty.
First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though.
Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you.
Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts.
Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously.
Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now.
Mindy Kaling

Solid life advice from the lovely Mindy Kaling. 

Dear 10-Year-Old Self,

Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty.

First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though.

Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you.

Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts.

Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously.

Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now.

Mindy Kaling

Solid life advice from the lovely Mindy Kaling. 

(Source: zachjohnson)



It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.
John Green, Paper Towns (via bookmania)


BESIDE STILL WATERS: A Chris Lowell Film

Saw this fantastic movie at the Atlanta Film Festival last night and met the director, the charming Chris Lowell. Support if you can!