The Library Sphinx

Libraries, books, feminism, politics, art, science, roller derby and the occasional cute cat.

birdandmoon:

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

birdandmoon:

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

(via mage-cat)

desidere:

bellahugo:

ratchetmelancholy:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective. 

please let them know.

white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."

(via lightsharpnesssong)

staggasaurus:

derbytastic:

ephilog:

And again - NSO boi saves the day!

Magical NSO boi could totally do all the NSO positions simultaneously on their own (they don’t though because they like to share the NSO glam!).

Thanks, germaineofthrones, for this brilliant ask! 

ERMAIGAWD THIS IS AWESOME!!

This is just incredible.

(Source: cindymayweather, via margotmeanie)

The Evolution of Trust in the US, 1972-2012

maptitude1:

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darienlibrary:

My extremely talented coworker Amanda photoshopped our children’s librarians to look like American Girl dolls and I have been laughing about it ever since.

(via theinnkeeperlibrarian)

afrofuturistlibrarian2904:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

WOW

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

Follow micdotcom 

From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

YES. BRITAIN, DO THIS!

(via margotmeanie)

causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

(via lightsharpnesssong)

pjayk:

Alan Turing, Letter to Dr. N. A. Routledge, AMT/D/14A Turing Archive
A Queer History of Computing

pjayk:

Alan Turing, Letter to Dr. N. A. Routledge, AMT/D/14A Turing Archive

A Queer History of Computing

(via stammsternenstaub)