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[App of the Week] This Dog Walking App Will Change Your Pet’s Life
Wag! will teach you how to take care of your dream pup, and let you hire reliable walkers to do it while you’re at work. ​
**  For  dog  owners  in  need  of  a  walker_  Wag!  has  an  on-demand  walker  service  where  you  can  have  a  walker  at  your  door  in  15  minutes  or  less.  just  schedule  walks  ahead  of  time    whatever  floats  your  boat. 
6 days ago by matzner
The Refusal to Make Things Easy for Anyone | Online Only | n+1
For an age where more people are porn-literate than literature-literate, the nerdy Roth may prove to be his most transgressive persona in posterity, although there’s another candidate for the role. As all the tributes pour in and multiply in thousands of bytes on our screens, there’s another thing that no one has really mentioned: his political astuteness. His satirical Nixon speech, where the president refuses to step down if impeached, published in the New York Review of Books in June of 1973, makes for chilling reading for anyone still anticipating Trump’s eventual removal from office. The hatred of small-mindedness, of base opportunism, of attempts to restrict, segregate, or control is there throughout the work, but anyone who doubts his political imagination should read I Married a Communist for its sympathetic evocation of working-class Newark and Gary, Indiana, of labor organizers and Communist-inspired actors, and for its sharp portrayal of the gossip and innuendo traders who abetted McCarthyism and the smear campaigns of Trump’s professor of the dark arts, Roy Cohn. Or there are the chilling portraits of the West Bank Settler, Mordecai Lippmann, in The Counterlife and the Mossad agent Smilesburger in Operation Shylock, which trace a different perversion of the Jews with as much depth, insight, and hard judgment as any vigorous opponent of the Occupation might wish to have composed.
And then there’s the question of health care and bodily frailty, which is pretty much a constant theme in the novels. Although not a political issue when Roth first started subjecting his alter-egos to prostate tumors, neck and back pain, or heart problems, reading these novels now is to get a snapshot of a world in which the clinic is an institution that works to uphold people’s dignity when they’re at their most undignified, an element of civic grandeur even attaches to it. As much as he hated and feared illness and death, Roth at least understood and, to a certain extent, believed in medicine as a sustaining institution and possibly the only professional locus of human compassion.
Or there’s The Plot Against America which, although superficially a counterfactual historical novel about what might have happened had a Lindbergh style anti-Semite and outright Nazi sympathizer won the presidency in 1938, captures the transformation of the United States from a Republic of Hope to the post–September 11 Republic of Fear that we still inhabit.
**  review  literature  criticism  history  roth 
7 days ago by gpe
Send Me the Thorns - Xela - Inception (2010)
The reason Arthur wears high collared shirts is because there's a black leather collar underneath that shows he belongs to Eames.
length:<5k  rated.t  host:ao3  author:Xela  fandom:inception  pairing:arthur/eames  kink:collars  kink:d/s  trope:humor  ** 
8 days ago by LadyLame — Ethical Design Manifesto
Technology that respects human effort is functional, convenient, and reliable.

It is thoughtful and accommodating; not arrogant or demanding. It understands that you might be distracted or differently-abled. It respects the limited time you have on this planet.
design  technology  **  accessibility  manifesto  webdesign 
9 days ago by gpe
i thought of you and where you'd gone - gyzym - Inception (2010)
Their eyes meet in the reflection of the frosted-over freezer glass, another layer of distance to be splayed haphazardly across the oceans and mountains and countries they keep building between them, and Eames is smiling at him.
rated.t  length:<5k  host:ao3  author:gyzym  fandom:inception  pairing:arthur/eames  genre:romance  genre:angst  trope:breakup  trope:happyending  genre:feels  ** 
9 days ago by LadyLame
we're the heirs to the glimmering world - orphan_account - Inception (2010)
"You're an investment banker," Eames tells him. "You're very good. You keep me in the style I'm accustomed to, and we are charmingly co-habitating."
Arthur pauses and tries to take that in.
"Is there a reason why I'm your imaginary boyfriend?" Arthur asks.
rated.g  length:<5k  host:ao3  author:orphan_account  fandom:inception  pairing:arthur/eames  genre:humor  genre:romance  trope:fakedating  ** 
9 days ago by LadyLame
The Graphics of Solidarity | VQR Online
Of all these images, one in particular seemed most to sear itself into the Polish national subconscious. When you mention Poznan to Poles today, they will tell you about the crowd of workers led by the young woman in a white dress who was carrying a Polish flag back into the town square. The white of the flag was stained red: it had just been dipped in the blood of a fallen worker.

What is interesting about this memory is that everyone tells you that it is the woman who was bearing the flagpole, whereas in fact when you look at the photograph—which now, in the wake of Solidarity, existed in omnipresent, openly displayed profusion throughout Poland—it was clear that the woman had been carrying nothing at all, and that a worker behind her was the one holding the flag. This once again suggests the way in which people are prepared for images—in which images are prepared for people—by the context of prior images. For there is indeed an image—by this time almost an archetype—of a woman leading a crowd over a barricade while holding a flag aloft. She is Liberty Leading the People, as depicted by Eugène Delacroix in 1830. (The composition of the two pictures—the lower-left-to-upper-right diagonal of the advancing crowd which in turn is advancing from left to right—is remarkably similar.) I am convinced that this particular photograph, rather than any of the innumerable others taken that day, was the image that Poles came to remember because, in a strange sort of way, they already knew it by heart.
art  poland  memory  images  **  protest  solidarity  history 
10 days ago by gpe
Make It A Triple - 51stCenturyFox - The Avengers (2012)
Tony’s lips are on his again, surprisingly soft and warm and his beard isn’t scratchy at all, but pleasant, and his mouth tastes faintly of scotch, and that’s Pepper’s other hand on his shoulder, between them, tightening there.
Steve pulls his head back, slightly. “Sorry,” he says, and he’s not sure which of them he’s addressing, but he’s had Long Island iced teas and Adios, Motherfuckers and he can maybe pretend later that he didn’t know any better.
length:05-20k  rated.e  host:ao3  author:51stCenturyFox  fandom:mcu  pairing:pepper/steve/tony  genre:romance  trope:living.together  trope:gettingtogether  trope:alcohol  trope:pining  trope:fluff  trope:polyamory  genre:smut  ** 
14 days ago by LadyLame
[App of the Week] This App Makes Brewing The Best Cup of Coffee Super Simple
Filtru Coffee
Were you given a French Press for the holidays and still haven’t figured out how to use the darn thing? Filtru Coffee is the coffee timer app that will help you out.
**  Filtru  has  brewing  guides  for  9  popular  brewing  devices;  French  Press_  Moka  Pot_  Siphon_  Kalita  Wave_  Bee  House  Dripper_  Chemex_  AeroPress_  Hario  V60  and  Bonmac  Dripper.  each  method_  the  app  gives  a  brief  description  and  basic  instructions. 
20 days ago by matzner

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