theatlantic:

Was Shakespeare a Good Actor?

Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, today, will bring an outpouring of written appreciations for his works. Many, though, will likely omit or only fleetingly mention one fact: Shakespeare’s first acts of creation were not poems or plays, but the characters he gave life to as a struggling actor.
This is no small omission. The stage is where Shakespeare taught others to lose sight of him, where he taught himself to lose sight of Shakespeare. The first lesson served him as a player, the second as a playwright. Omit the stage, and you omit the origin of William Shakespeare.
Read more.

theatlantic:

Was Shakespeare a Good Actor?

Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, today, will bring an outpouring of written appreciations for his works. Many, though, will likely omit or only fleetingly mention one fact: Shakespeare’s first acts of creation were not poems or plays, but the characters he gave life to as a struggling actor.

This is no small omission. The stage is where Shakespeare taught others to lose sight of him, where he taught himself to lose sight of Shakespeare. The first lesson served him as a player, the second as a playwright. Omit the stage, and you omit the origin of William Shakespeare.

Read more.


diographicss:

Earth
by: DioGraphicss
"Look down. See?" [tumblr.]
Happy Earth day to everyone!

diographicss:

Earth

by: DioGraphicss

"Look down. See?" [tumblr.]

Happy Earth day to everyone!



My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress.
Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via didyoueatallthisacid)

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"Adam didn’t pull his weight as a mover and my gosh…Crosby, he injured himself being a schmuck. So, I guess by default you win the best mover prize."

(via nbcparenthood)



lokithegreyhound:

10 away from my first hundred ! Thank you all !

Greyhounds!

lokithegreyhound:

10 away from my first hundred ! Thank you all !

Greyhounds!


Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

ourtimeorg:

Last week, Derrick Gordon, a basketball player on the University of Massachusetts team, came out as gay. He is the first openly gay man in Division I of the NCAA.
Click here if you think it’s time for equal rights for everyone.

Five Colleges FTW!

ourtimeorg:

Last week, Derrick Gordon, a basketball player on the University of Massachusetts team, came out as gay. He is the first openly gay man in Division I of the NCAA.

Click here if you think it’s time for equal rights for everyone.

Five Colleges FTW!


And when you love a book, commit one glorious sentence of it - perhaps your favourite sentence - to memory. That way you won’t forget the language of the story that moved you to tears.
John Irving (via amandaonwriting)

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theatlantic:

There Really Are So Many More Twins Now

From about 1915, when the statistical record begins, until 1980, about one in every 50 babies born was a twin, a rate of 2 percent. 
Then, the rate began to increase: by 1995, it was 2.5 percent. The rate surpassed 3 percent in 2001 and hit 3.3 percent in 2010. Now, one out of every 30 babies born is a twin.
That’s a lot of “extra” twins above the 1980 baseline, but how many?
When the CDC calculated the number through 2009, they pegged it at 865,000. Now that several years more data is available, I recalculated the number. I took the number of twins that would have been born if the 1980 twin rate had held, and subtracted it from how many twins were actually born. 
The result: 1,009,337! That’s a million extra twins from 1981 through 2012, the most recent year for which data is available.
Read more. [Image: Alexis Madrigal]


Why do people still act like they’ve never seen twins before?

theatlantic:

There Really Are So Many More Twins Now

From about 1915, when the statistical record begins, until 1980, about one in every 50 babies born was a twin, a rate of 2 percent. 

Then, the rate began to increase: by 1995, it was 2.5 percent. The rate surpassed 3 percent in 2001 and hit 3.3 percent in 2010. Now, one out of every 30 babies born is a twin.

That’s a lot of “extra” twins above the 1980 baseline, but how many?

When the CDC calculated the number through 2009, they pegged it at 865,000. Now that several years more data is available, I recalculated the number. I took the number of twins that would have been born if the 1980 twin rate had held, and subtracted it from how many twins were actually born. 

The result: 1,009,337! That’s a million extra twins from 1981 through 2012, the most recent year for which data is available.

Read more. [Image: Alexis Madrigal]

Why do people still act like they’ve never seen twins before?



So proud of this future educator! She received her first big girl job offer from Magnolia Montessori in Austin, TX. Took this picture when I heard the news. Proud pooter! #futureteacher #firstjob @authentikate92  (at Abbey Hall)

So proud of this future educator! She received her first big girl job offer from Magnolia Montessori in Austin, TX. Took this picture when I heard the news. Proud pooter! #futureteacher #firstjob @authentikate92 (at Abbey Hall)


I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
Pablo Neruda (via texaszetalove)

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Today’s the day I was offered a big kid job! Commemorating with bluebonnets for TX! Photo c/o R. Wiggins flickr #senioryear #teacherkate #montessori #austintx

Today’s the day I was offered a big kid job! Commemorating with bluebonnets for TX! Photo c/o R. Wiggins flickr #senioryear #teacherkate #montessori #austintx