The little black dress is a staple of the modern woman’s closet, but, for years, black attire signalled that the wearer was in mourning. A century’s worth of bereavement clothing will be on display next week at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute.
Above: An 1848 mourning dress. Its white stripes would have indicated that the widow wearing it was past the darkest stage of her grief. Photograph by Pari Dukovic.
"A lot of different men will come on as day players or guest parts, and I recognize that there’s a certain strength that I have now, or a certain command that I have being one of the leads on the show that I hadn’t had before…. Just owning that space and not being expected, as a woman, to shrink, or curtsy, or any of those sort of things."
#the pied piper
#the horseman of war
#go where i send thee
The Pied Piper has a creeptacular bone flute; Ichabod and Abbie search for a missing girl #SleepyHollow #FOX
Abbie plans to get Sara home, load up on ammo, and head back to get the piper. “Cool, you guys let me know how that turns out,” says Hawley. Ichabod is horrified, calling him a self-serving reprobate, but to Hawley, the approaching apocalypse means only that “business is booming, end of sentence.” Hawley, you play like you’re an immoral badass who doesn’t care about the war between good and evil, but I can bet you dollars to doughnuts there are fangirls out there already creating complex backstories of suffering that made you this way.
"I was hoping you were better than this," Abbie says, disappointed. "Do we have a problem?" he asks, demanding the creeptacular bone flute he was promised as payment. Oh, damn, Abbie breaks the flute over her knee. "In all the excitement, looks like it was damaged," she says thoughtfully. Abbie, I love you with the burning of a thousand fiery suns!
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AN ENDLESS LIST OF FLAWLESS → JOHN CHO
"Yes, I do feel a responsibility, and always have, and it’s been an odd burden for me. Even when I started and no one gave a shit, I was trying to avoid doing roles and it’s no accident that I’ve never done something with a chop suey accent. It’s no accident that I’ve never played those parts. I strongly believe there are a lot of Asian American actors who think that that’s the price to pay before you get to wherever you’re going. And I take real issue with that. Because you have to maintain integrity from the start, and on a personal level, you have to not do something that’s going to make you sick to your stomach."
'Thug Kitchen' Is the Latest Iteration of Digital Blackface
Earlier this week, a hard-hitting investigation by Epicurious revealed that the food blog (and upcoming cookbook) Thug Kitchen—a brand that got popular by writing recipes in a tone reminiscent of African American Vernacular English—is run by two WASPy white people from California, Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway, whom Epicurious refers to as “masterminds.”
For the uninitiated, Thug Kitchen’s recipes are sold with phrases like “Don’t fuck around with some sorry-ass ten-dollar takeout,” and “This holiday season bake a batch of these spiced sons of bitches.” The tone has led many people to deride the “Thugs,” as Davis and Holloway wish to be called, as “deceptive” and “a lot like the latest iteration of nouveau blackface.” Others criticized the title of Thug Kitchen for its use of the word thug, something that has been deemed a code word—that is, a “polite way to say ‘nigger’ in mixed company.”
The backlash to the revelation that Thug Kitchen is written by white people has inspired a backlash of its own. Detractors of Davis and Holloway’s critics point out that automatically associating the word thug with black men is itself racist. But there’s no denying that the word has historically been used as a weapon to condemn people of color.
#in case you missed this
EVIL COINS! Abbie and Ichabod race to stop Henry’s dirty money #SleepyHollow #FOX
Inside, Abbie finds the shooter is a teller who is well known for her kindness and loyalty to the bank and its customers. “You helped me set up my first savings account, remember?” Abbie appeals to her, asking her to put the gun down. Cripes, that totally got to me, because foster kid Abbie bravely setting up her own little savings account? MY HEART, OKAY?
Ahaha to Abbie’s mention she’s heard of Benedict Arnold, “A little bit, yeah.” You can just taste her desire to unearth one of her third-grade essays about why Benedict Arnold was a no good traitor to wave under Ichabod’s nose (I totally bet that essay got two gold stars, by the way).
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Look at what the fuck we got in the mail this morning. Less than a month away until the dopest cookbook ever drops.
Preorder your copy now or get left behind this fall.
Don’t buy this book! This blog is run by corny white people pretending to be black by awkwardly inserting “motherfuckin” and “shit” in their recipes.
Read Thug Kitchen: A Recipe in Blackface for a breakdown of their shenanigans, including the racist commercial they released to promote this racist book under their racist brand.
If you want an actual “thug” perspective on food that’s not a total mockery and actually stands for something, consider The Hood Health Handbook, written by actual black people who actually give a fuck instead of exploiting black culture for $$$.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this is important. do not exploit blackness for profit. do not appropriate aave for jokes. that’s racist as fuck.
Literary blackface. NOT COOL.
I went to a reading last night, and I was SUPER disappointed to see these chuckleheads have a reading there soon.
Who on earth decided that blacks have ownership of cuss words and the word, “thug”? How do you know the authors’ upbringing or ethnicity? Sounds like you are basing your judgement purely on the COLOR of their skin. Now what is the word for that? Oh yeah! RACISM! Racism is boycotting a book based on the color of the authors’ skin… even if they do have pale skin!
Get over yourself with this “race appropriation” b.s. If I love all things East Indian, then by the basic fact that I am a human, I can dress, speak, and act Indian though I have no knowledge of Indian blood in my veins. The world has been appropriating “white” culture for centuries. Do you hear white people crying about that? The adoption of aspects of another culture SPREADS understanding, knowledge, and acceptance of that culture. What you are doing builds walls between people.
So, instead of being an idiot who blathers about issues which you have not fully explored, take a minute to think things through. Go read up on the opposing view so you understand WHY people do what they do instead of throwing stones.
Oh, and btw, even though I am VERY fair skinned, my great grandmother was listed in the census as being a mulatto, making me part black. Go back far enough and we ALL have black blood. So this argument is utterly and completely moot.
I’m torn between
But hey, to answer your question?
American black people are the ones who get to say what is and what isn’t appropriative.
They’re the ones whose culture has been cherry picked and white washed here and back.
So if black bloggers are calling this book out? That’s their call to make.
Also, learn the fucking difference between cultural appropriation and colonialism.
White people colonizing other countries and FORCING their culture, language, and values onto indigenous people through brutality, murder, and laws is not the same as white people wholesale stealing other cultures and using them as props without permission.
And if you’re not East Indian, but act like you have the right to the culture simply because you love it, you’ll get called out on your appropriative bullshit like everyone else.
Basically, shut the fuck up because you don’t know a goddamn thing.