Prison sentences of black men were nearly 20% longer than those of white men for similar crimes in recent years, an analysis by the U.S. Sentencing Commission found.
That racial gap has widened since the Supreme Court restored judicial discretion in sentencing in 2005, according to the Sentencing Commission’s findings, which were submitted to Congress last month and released publicly this week.
11:31 am • 15 February 2013 • 16 notes
i want my hair to do that how do you do that howww
(Source: aclockworkpink, via juliasegal)
6:57 pm • 14 February 2013 • 7,439 notes
Rote documentation is an important part of how I form memories (see also). At some point a few months into my last job, I started intermittently taking photos of myself in the mirror across from the lobby’s bank of elevators as I ascended to the office in the morning. Here they all are, a collective portrait of…something, anyway.
best portrait project
11:04 pm • 12 February 2013 • 15 notes
Home No. 5: Every inch of your life can be mined for profit and/or pleasure.
I’ve been working on this essay about seeing Sonic Youth in 1992 and coming back from a year abroad and feeling like I was vibrating from all the change I had been through. Then I remembered: I was briefly engaged at that time! This is probably its own essay. That time I almost got married. To a…
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12:24 pm • 12 February 2013 • 21 notes
Lauren Spends Money: How To Dress For Your Man On An Arbitrary Holiday Designed To Make Women In Relationships Feel Like They Owe Something...
United States’ Chief Lady Arts and Crafts Laureate and Dean of Laguna Beach Community College’s online Women’s Studies program Lauren Conrad is at it again, intrepidly paving exciting new avenues for young American women as they navigate society’s perplexing, opaque millennial gender…
“3) “In terms of hair, I love tousled waves. Men prefer looks that aren’t too fussy, and this undone look is always a winner.” This information, along with “Roll Your Hair Up In a Fucking Sock,” is a component of of Conrad’s 2007 study entitled “Flowers Mean I’m Sorry, Chocolates Mean I Love You: I’ll Forgive You, and then I’ll Forget You” (Conrad, Patridge, Cavalleri, et al.). The study concluded that fussy hair suggests that subjects have complete nervous systems, attached to high-functioning brains that fire messages to limb sets to perform sophisticated series of movements to complete complicated tasks, which, nonono.”
3:14 pm • 11 February 2013 • 8 notes
Two or Three Things I Know About Texas: A few things, not necessarily related
1. When I was a senior in high school, I took a class called Rhetoric and Oratory, taught by one of the smartest humans and best teachers I had / have ever encountered. One of the kinds of arguments we studied was the “argument from authority,” wherein the speaker links his claims to claims made…
9:02 am • 11 February 2013 • 4 notes
NYC GIF Series Looking north from the East River Ferry, Greenpoint Stop, 06/13/2011
bobby’s series of NYC gifs is something i just spent a long while looking at and also smiling at, while looking at. recommended. thanks bobby
9:08 am • 8 February 2013 • 321 notes
Used the six things I know about Los Angeles to decorate the wall of my friend’s “I’m moving away!” party.
2:11 pm • 7 February 2013 • 64 notes
Logan and new blog friend Sarah came over Saturday night. In addition to playing Lion King with Sandy and watching “Drunk History” on Funny or Die, they helped me brainstorm how to take the next step in asking for help with the two babies to be.
We talked about a calendar where friends can sign-up for times to come over and hold babies and all around articulating what I need to get done.
apparently my TRUE HAPPINESS face is exclusively reserved for making eyes at babies, and that’s it. OBSERVED. NOTED.
5:04 pm • 4 February 2013 • 32 notes