This funny thing happens when people ask where I’m from, especially when I’m at academic conferences, where people are so often from uninteresting places.
“Mississippi,” I say.
“Oh, wow!” they say.
I can tell they’ve never seen a real live racist before. It’s exciting for them. They want to Tweet it.
“So,” they say. “What’s Mississippi really like?”
I tell them that it was basically just like Faulkner described it, meaning that my state is too impoverished to afford punctuation, that I have seen children go without a comma for years, that I’ve seen some families save their whole lives for a semicolon.


Harrison Scott Key, “The Imaginary Farm” OA77


ladypuns:

Big Freedia Kahlo

ladypuns:

Big Freedia Kahlo


the24hourcampus:

10:00am | Thursday | The Barn
Needless to say, I had trouble focusing in Philosophy this morning.

the24hourcampus:

10:00am | Thursday | The Barn

Needless to say, I had trouble focusing in Philosophy this morning.




the24hourcampus:

We asked some students to tell us about the moment they decided to go to Bennington. This is what they shared.


benningtoncollege:

Not one but TWO Bennington alumni win a Pulitzer this year. Congratulations Donna Tartt ‘86 and Megan Marshall ‘75!


I’m gonna see Loretta Lynn at the rodeo this Sunday, y’all! regram courtesy my dear @nailsyall  (at PALOMA Botanical Beauty Parlour)

I’m gonna see Loretta Lynn at the rodeo this Sunday, y’all! regram courtesy my dear @nailsyall (at PALOMA Botanical Beauty Parlour)


nailsyall:

Tiny valentines

My friend Meghann is a genius. A GENIUS!

nailsyall:

Tiny valentines

My friend Meghann is a genius. A GENIUS!