"[When I was at the ACLU, w]e had clear targets. That is, we wanted to get rid of every explicitly gender-based law, and the statute books were riddled with them, federal and state. Now discrimination is more subtle. It’s more unconscious. I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at."

— Jessica Weisberg, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I’m Not Going Anywhere, Elle (Sept. 23, 2014). (via notoriousrbg)

"Good writing is like a windowpane." - George Orwell

"Good writing is like a windowpane." - George Orwell

newyorker:

Two of the women in Garry Winogrand’s 1964 photograph “World’s Fair, New York City” recollect that summer afternoon.
Courtesy Garry Winogrand/Fraenkel Gallery

newyorker:

Two of the women in Garry Winogrand’s 1964 photograph “World’s Fair, New York City” recollect that summer afternoon.

Courtesy Garry Winogrand/Fraenkel Gallery

(Source: newyorker.com)

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published
On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.
Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.
Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.
Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published

On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.

Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.

Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.

Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

(via nypl)

"Your whole life you are really writing one book, which is an attempt to grasp the consciousness of your time and place – a single book written from different stages of your ability." - Nadine Gordimer, 1923-2014 (photo: 1961 via Gallo)

"Your whole life you are really writing one book, which is an attempt to grasp the consciousness of your time and place – a single book written from different stages of your ability." - Nadine Gordimer, 1923-2014 (photo: 1961 via Gallo)

"The way you live your days is the way you live your life." - Annie Dillard

"The way you live your days is the way you live your life." - Annie Dillard