The seam meets him at a party one night, at a mutual friend’s house & the attraction is, for a change, equal. It’s something beyond the way he speaks: the tone of his voice, gentle and sweet, the way he challenges what I utter, something purer, something just beyond language, pre-cartographic.
Young people are stringing together multiple unpaid internships, and it’s not always helping them find a job — breaking an implicit promise that has drawn a generation of workers into offering their work for free.
Is anybody really goddamn surprised? A generation nobody seems to want to employ is instead offering their skills—by the way, they’re one of the most educated generations to date!—for free, because that’s what people told us we’d have to do to get good jobs (though they told us that about the expensive education, too, and we know where that went). And the same people who told us our educations weren’t good enough to get us in are now exploiting our free, trained labor and we’re still not good enough to hire? I’M SHOCKED.
Tumblelogs, by construction, breaks this experience up: Unless you visit individual blogs one after the other, you see them intermingled in your Tumblr Dashboard; As a consequence, photographs are reduced to snippets of information — one photo by some artist followed by another photo by another artist, etc.
This is precisely why I’m often left feeling overwhelmed by tumblr. I prefer going through folk’s tumblr’s individually; this is why you’ll see my like 5-10 of your posts all at once; it also makes for a more coherent reception of information. Being inundated with images and information, when all I care to do is “catch up” with the latest thoughts and happenings of those I like, makes using tumblr a trying process.
Yes! I was really concerned that after the SOTU excitement died down, lawmakers would forget about the minimum wage thing. Pelosi and two other Dems are backing a bill that would make the minimum wage $10.10 an hour and index it to inflation in the future. HUGE deal.
Nelly van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian, and Hannah Höch, 1924
June Leaf, Man as a Gutter Spout, 2007