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The Best of the Book Lists 2012

randomhouse:

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is the recap of the year in books! Publications, websites, and readers everywhere begin pulling together what they think is the cream of the crop — the best books of the year. Take a look below through some of the lists we’ve pulled together, and keep an eye here for additions to the list as we approach the end of this stellar literary year.

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Tokenism is not the same thing as diversity.
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Black trans women? I love you. You deserve justice.
bookmania:

Children led astray by the Bronx Traveling Library, Westchester Square branch, New York. (via Robert Barone)

bookmania:

Children led astray by the Bronx Traveling Library, Westchester Square branch, New York. (via Robert Barone)

Janet Jackson is obviously not going to be a judge on the X-Factor.

rafi-dangelo:

I don’t even know how somebody fixed their mouth to start this rumor.

…On February 22, Simon Cowell revealed that Paula and Nicole would be replaced by two women, so naturally a short list of A-list ladies (who need no surname) began to formulate: Mariah. Britney. Pink. Janet.

Well, you can officially cut that list by one, because Janet Jackson tells TheInsider.com that she is “very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn’t be possible.” (cont.)

But really.  Did you really think JANET DAMITA JO JACKSON would be a judge on a talent show?  Are you crazy?!

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I almost feel you on this but Janet’s Nutrisystem commercials are making your megastar argument invalid.

But I  agree, no one wants to hear Janet whispering noncommittal remarks about…well, anything.  I love Janet but that trademark Jackson doubletalking persona is never worth my time.

heyfranhey:

It’s been a min since we’ve done a cool giveaway :)

There will always be mixed reviews when it comes to beauty products. Not everyone’s hair or skin responds the same to certain ingredients, so getting a 100% positive response is unlikely! However, I think it’s fair to say the one product line we…

If you have, let us say, a theory about man, and if you can only prove it by talking about Plato and George Washington, your theory may be quite a frivolous thing. But if you can prove it by talking about the butler or the postman, then it is serious, because it is universal. So far from it being irreverent to use silly metaphors on serious questions, it is one’s duty to use silly metaphors on serious questions. It is the test of one’s seriousness. It is the test of a responsible religion or theory whether it can take examples of pots and pans and boots and butter-tubs. It is a test of a good philosophy whether you can defend it grotesquely. It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

Chesterton sketchedG.K. Chesterton, from the chapter “Spiritualism” in his 1908 book All Things Considered

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ladyksempresschronicle:

We, Kevin and Cindy Jamison, Anthony English, family, and friends of our beloved daughter Stacey Nicole English, pray that you will assist us as time is of the essence to bring our daughter safely home. Stacey was last seen on Monday, December 26th, around 10:30 or 10:40 PM.  Our daughter is a smart, vibrant, out-going, and a well liked person that would help anyone in need. We so desperately need your assistance as we are trying to schedule a news press conference tomorrow which is Wednesday 1/4/12.The missing person report is on the AtlantaPD.org website. We can no longer sit and hold our peace as we have searched around the metro area where she lived on Lenox Rd, (The Vanderbilt), and have called and searched area hospitals and jail areas.  Our daughter, Stacey Nicole English, is 5’3” approximately 135 lbs. She has brown eyes with shoulder length hair. She is 36 years of age. She attended Fayette High School and graduated from Hampton University c/o ’93. Her car is missing as well. It is a four door 2006 white Volvo S80; tag number BPR 324, with tan toned leather seats. We solicit your help in finding our precious daughter as we will uncover every stone and utilize all sources to do so. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Atlanta Police Department’s missing person bureau. Sincerely, Kevin and Cindy Jamison  (Contact Person: Kevin Jamison-404.906.6581) APD Case #: 113651076 Investigating Officer: Inv. Stripling (404.546.2511)

ladyksempresschronicle:

We, Kevin and Cindy Jamison, Anthony English, family, and friends of our beloved daughter Stacey Nicole English, pray that you will assist us as time is of the essence to bring our daughter safely home. Stacey was last seen on Monday, December 26th, around 10:30 or 10:40 PM.
Our daughter is a smart, vibrant, out-going, and a well liked person that would help anyone in need. We so desperately need your assistance as we are trying to schedule a news press conference tomorrow which is Wednesday 1/4/12.The missing person report is on the AtlantaPD.org website.
We can no longer sit and hold our peace as we have searched around the metro area where she lived on Lenox Rd, (The Vanderbilt), and have called and searched area hospitals and jail areas.
Our daughter, Stacey Nicole English, is 5’3” approximately 135 lbs. She has brown eyes with shoulder length hair. She is 36 years of age. She attended Fayette High School and graduated from Hampton University c/o ’93.
Her car is missing as well. It is a four door 2006 white Volvo S80; tag number BPR 324, with tan toned leather seats.
We solicit your help in finding our precious daughter as we will uncover every stone and utilize all sources to do so. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Atlanta Police Department’s missing person bureau.

Sincerely,
Kevin and Cindy Jamison
(Contact Person: Kevin Jamison-404.906.6581)

APD Case #: 113651076
Investigating Officer: Inv. Stripling (404.546.2511)