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"Don’t forget
to love her.
The little girl you used to be.
Perhaps
She lies within you.
Untucked.
Sleeping peacefully."


brutalgeneration:

(by Joe Curtin)

brutalgeneration:

(by Joe Curtin)


"

Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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Aug 20th at 8PM / via: niqabisinparis / op: crankyskirt / 18,989 notes

"I have decided
to make a home
in my own body.
I no longer
rent hearts
for comfort."


Aug 18th at 9PM / via: sommerrr / op: thesoftghetto / 84,036 notes

thesoftghetto:

Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.


Aug 18th at 5PM / via: darkestshade-of-grey / op: halfadams / 388,513 notes

Aug 18th at 3PM / via: tellann / op: knock-a-door--run / 11,339 notes

acureforreality-:

good morning karwendel II (by Dennis_F)

acureforreality-:

good morning karwendel II (by Dennis_F)


Aug 17th at 10PM / via: hafsaherazade / op: ambitiousgurl1 / 136,962 notes

ambitiousgurl1:

College is viewed as a necessity, yet priced as a luxury.


Aug 17th at 8PM / via: darkestshade-of-grey / op: endofdayz / 120,825 notes