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nprontheroad:

On the eve of Day One of this years RAGBRAI, the small town of Rock Valley in the northwest corner of the Hawkeye State, welcomed some 10-thousand cyclists to their community. There was a huge street festival… And this aerial sculpture of bikes, forming a steel & spoke garland across a downtown street.

nprontheroad:

On the eve of Day One of this years RAGBRAI, the small town of Rock Valley in the northwest corner of the Hawkeye State, welcomed some 10-thousand cyclists to their community. There was a huge street festival… And this aerial sculpture of bikes, forming a steel & spoke garland across a downtown street.

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Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything.

They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.
Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever (via larmoyante)

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Contemporary tellings tend to mask the real horrors of the original Brothers Grimm stories and their ilk. We remember the princess and the happy ending. We’d rather forget that a passing stranger raped Sleeping Beauty as she lay unconscious, or that Snow White’s jealous stepmother not only called for her death but wanted to eat her liver and lungs. Roxane Gay’s striking debut novel, “An Untamed State,” is a fairy tale in this vein, its complex and fragile moral arrived at through great pain and high cost.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/books/review/an-untamed-state-by-roxane-gay.html?ref=review (via roxanegay)