Moleskine is very good at telling stories. The question is whether people are interested in hearing this new one. The company’s revenue continues to grow each year. Customers remain willing to buy Moleskine notebooks. They are also willing to engage with the brand online—but only to a point.

 - Adrienne Raphel on Moleskine’s foray into the digital world: http://nyr.kr/1mcX11z (via newyorker)
April 21 2014, 04:05 PM   •   299 notes   •   Via   •   Source
newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “The Cart Before the Horses,” by Bruce McCall: http://nyr.kr/1ffCxQS

newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “The Cart Before the Horses,” by Bruce McCall: http://nyr.kr/1ffCxQS

April 21 2014, 08:35 AM   •   513 notes   •   Via   •   Source
stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

April 21 2014, 08:34 AM   •   50,319 notes   •   Via   •   Source
guardian:

Syrian rebels warn of potential Homs massacre as regime troops advance
Syrian government forces stepped up efforts to advance on opposition areas of the central city of Homs on Thursday amid warnings of a potential massacre following months of siege and starvation.
But reports from the scene described rebels clinging to their positions despite tank shelling, sniper fire and air strikes mounted to help government troops recapture several enclaves in the old city. Full story
Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

guardian:

Syrian rebels warn of potential Homs massacre as regime troops advance

Syrian government forces stepped up efforts to advance on opposition areas of the central city of Homs on Thursday amid warnings of a potential massacre following months of siege and starvation.

But reports from the scene described rebels clinging to their positions despite tank shelling, sniper fire and air strikes mounted to help government troops recapture several enclaves in the old city. Full story

Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

April 18 2014, 06:53 AM   •   83 notes   •   Via   •   Source
#syria   #world   #politics   

To the extent that the word ‘desegregation’ remains in our vocabulary, it describes an antique principle, not a current priority. Today, we are more likely to talk of diversity—but diversification and desegregation are not the same undertaking. To speak of diversity, in light of this country’s history of racial recidivism, is to focus on bringing ethnic variety to largely white institutions, rather than dismantling the structures that made them so white to begin with.

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Jelani Cobb on the failure of desegregation: http://nyr.kr/Qs3Ktj

(via newyorker)

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