racebend -> the avengers
- Lenny Kravitz as Tony Stark
- Michael Ealy as Steve Rogers
- Naveen Andrews as Bruce Banner
- Jason Momoa as Thor
- Dichen Lachman as Natasha Romanoff
- Shemar Moore as Clint Barton
- Ken Watanabe as Nick Fury
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Phil Coulson
- Mark Dacascos as Loki
- Lucy Liu as Maria Hill
Holy shit this is great.
…I NEED THIS.
“…sometimes books are the only connection you have to the world that exists outside your neighborhood. You begin to imagine that the people in those books matter. You imagine that they are important—maybe even immortal—because someone wrote about them. But you? When you fail to find yourself in books—or people like you, who live in neighborhoods like yours, who look like you and love like you—you begin to question your place in the world. You begin to question if those people who make up your neighborhood and your family are worth writing about, if you are worth writing about. Maybe no one thinks about them or you. Maybe no one sees you.”
I. Mr. Mouth
You eat. That’s what you do. When asked what your occupation is, you do not say writer or artist. You do not say educator. You say, I am a professional eater. You say I am in the business of devouring. Most of the time you don’t know what goes in. A professional eater is a not a…
Our weekly trip around the field of YA, with stops at the most helpful, interesting, or otherwise entertaining news.
Justin Heckert is a writer living in Indianapolis. His work has recently been anthologized in the book Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.Most Beautiful Story: “Never Let Go,” Kelley Benham, Tampa Bay Times
Best Essay: Lisa Taddeo, “Why…
Writers read on behalf of Liu Xiaobo.
Click here to view the entire video wall at the joint project from PEN International and Frontline Defenders.
I hate mornings like this, the mornings after something terrible, grieving and thinking at a remove. My nephew called me at 7:25 this morning, a popular time for phone calls in my family and a deeply annoying time for me. At first, I was cranky, but then he said, “I’m waiting for the press…
Has it been a year already? WOW. Come get cozy with us! It’s time for…YA Highway’s Fourth Annual Winter Giveaway!THE BOOKS
ADVANCED READER COPIES (ARCs)Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi +Mind Games by Kiersten White
Taken by Erin Bowman +
City of Death by Lawrence Yep
This week’s Longreads Member Exclusive comes from Margot Singer, whose essay “Call It Rape” was published in the Fall 2012 issue of The Normal School. Singer is the author of The Pale of Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2007), winner of the Flannery O’Connor Prize for…
20something degrees out in Madison. #HomieDog
1. We know the Obama presidency has been flawed but I don’t think we do enough to acknowledge the Sword of Damocles that has been hanging over his head since he assumed the presidency. He was damned if he did or did not with regard to so many issues. Not only did he inherit a complicated economic…