what the heck???? it’s so unfair that i, as a white person,can’t say a word used derogatorily against an entire group of people for centuries, just because i want to sound hip! i mean, i didn’t own slaves! it’s not fair to ostracize me like that. i feel oppressed! let me use this racial slur PLEASE! i NEED to be able to use derogatory hate speech in my everyday discourse!!!
“[Ghost Stories is a] subdued work that finds Chris Martin and his band crisply moping through mid-tempo soundscapes and fuzzy electronic touches that have the visceral impact of a down comforter tumbling down a flight of stairs.”—Larry Fitzmaurice, Pitchfork Media, review of Ghost Stories by Coldplay
“If you find my long sentences annoying, please know that that gives me an enormous amount of pleasure.”—Jamaica Kincaid, from Monday night’s live Writers at Work interview at 92nd Street Y. (via ethiopienne)