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"There’s no diploma in the world that declares you as an artist—it’s not like becoming a doctor. You can declare yourself an artist and then figure out how to be an artist." —Kara Walker

In a new episode from the ART21 Exclusive series, artist Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists, shown again recent work at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. and the 2014 Frieze Art Fair.

WATCH: Kara Walker: Starting Out

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 Exclusive episode, Kara Walker: Starting Out. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

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"After discovering my mom’s beat-up copy of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl among the Mona Simpson and Toni Morrison novels, I started reading Kerouac and the Beats."

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#oitnb 
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picadorbookroom:

Celebrating because Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore has just surpassed 100,000 paperback copies sold!

My favorite thing about this book is telling patrons that the cover glows in the dark.

WAIT THE COVER GLOWS IN THE DARK!?

darienlibrary:

picadorbookroom:

Celebrating because Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore has just surpassed 100,000 paperback copies sold!

My favorite thing about this book is telling patrons that the cover glows in the dark.

WAIT THE COVER GLOWS IN THE DARK!?

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#things I've read #things that glow in the dark #things I didn't know 

"The famous lightning scar has company: Potter is sporting a nasty cut over his right cheekbone."

Rita Skeeter, “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final

headcanon that Neville punched Harry right in the goddamn face for naming his son Albus Severus

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Sunday roofdeck #whimseybox crafting.

Sunday roofdeck #whimseybox crafting.

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#whimseybox 
Making a zine about zines to see if anyone wants to make a zine at the library. #kentonlibrary #teenlibrarians

Making a zine about zines to see if anyone wants to make a zine at the library. #kentonlibrary #teenlibrarians

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#teenlibrarians #kentonlibrary 
atomicdomme:

ida b wells was definitely grandmacore and also every other kind of core
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It has begun. #lockin #teenlibrarians #sweetsweetcoffee

It has begun. #lockin #teenlibrarians #sweetsweetcoffee

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#teenlibrarians #lockin #sweetsweetcoffee 
Lock in supply run. #teenlibrarians

Lock in supply run. #teenlibrarians

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#teenlibrarians 

"If your TBR list works for you, that’s great. Get on down with your bad self. But if it makes you feel guilty or overwhelmed or depressed or unfulfilled or like you’re doing reading wrong, throw it away. Click “delete.” Trust your brain to remember the books you’re actually interested in, then trust your gut to pick out the right reads at the right time. Take recommendations from reliable sources, but know you are not committed or obligated to them. Remember that your reading life is yours. Read what you want when you want to. Buck the pressure, fuck the haters, and make room for the magic."

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