"You can go through the Bible and select certain verses if you want to to prove that men are superior, but in my opinion, I always go back to what Jesus did: he never insinuated at all that women were inferior."
"I was born at a time when segregation was running rampant and we were fighting in our communities for freedom, equality, and justice. We all felt we were American citizens. We were good citizens, we were paying our taxes, and we deserved to have all the rights. So my battle was not only on the football field, but also to make sure that we were recognized as American citizens and be able to be a part of freedom, equality, and justice."
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A book of short stories can be difficult to read. Most often, when you pick up a book, you want to read a narrative from cover to cover. While there were some stories in ‘One More Thing’ that felt unsatisfying, the anthology as a whole is really a delight. There were characters you wanted to hang out with longer (the boy whose life is turned upside down when he goes for the brand name cereal, the friends who try to stage an intervention for Willie, and what’s up with all the free concerts in heaven?), but each story felt like it had a nice bow on top of it when it was done.
The one story that stayed with me is “Sophia,” which contains the phrase that is used as the book’s title. I won’t spoil it for you, but here’s a teaser: it’s not just about the sex doll.
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Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.
Beautiful gif art. <3
The art of the subtle gif.