Happy Friday, everyone.
We have kind of a heavy link roundup today, so let us ease into it with this excellent baby humpback whale content . (Related: I love this Mary Oliver poem a whole lot.)
Just the latest action taken in this administration’s promised, ongoing persecution of immigrants and their families: The Department of Homeland Security has created an office to “help” victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. (In happier news, so far .) their office hotline is flooded with prank calls
I always learn a lot from Tina Vasquez ( #ff ) at Rewire ; here is her article on what could happen if the Trump administration adds a question about immigration status to the Census .
Poems of Resistance: A Primer
Morgan Parker Gets a Tattoo
You do not want to miss a single essay in this incredible MTV News series on the L.A. riots .
Ta-Nehisi Coates is working on ! And his two new books Between the World and Me will be adapted into multimedia performances for the Apollo.
Viet Thanh Nguyen on the writing workshop : “We come speaking languages other than English. We come from the margins, where English is broken. We come with financial aid and loans and families that do not understand what ‘creative writing’ is. We come from communities we do not wish to renounce in the name of our individualism. We come wanting to do more than just sell our stories to white audiences. And we come with the desire not just to show, but to tell.”
How Well Do You Know Your Sondheim Musicals? (VERY WELL, CHALLENGE ME NEXT TIME)
By the two-minute mark, really had me on the edge of my seat. Then I watched it three more times? this
Y i k e s, Oregon Country Fair
Speaking of my beloved home state, my friend Anton tweeted this story at me yesterday (
any time I see ridiculous Oregon news, I think of you), and I truly wanted to be like UGH PORTLAND HIPSTERS, CONTROL YRSELVES but I cannot even; I find this too delightful.
Something nice to take with you into the weekend:
. This lovely little comic by our friend Adrienne Celt