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Thank you, Frank Ocean.
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Introducing my newborn to hip-hop has been a real struggle. Mostly it makes her cry a lot. Which...
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Octavia E. Butler, science fiction visionary, 1947–2006
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Giant Magazine, 2008
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@dreamhampton Detroit Academy of Arts and Science perform "Happy" http://t.co/aTgZiPdOJ4
@dreamhampton Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake remember the lyrics your favorite rapper forgot.
@dreamhampton Harry Styles visited my Venice coffee shop. If I see him I'll have to throw him in my trunk and make him take a co-selfie w me, for my kid.
@dreamhampton RT @warsan_shire: 'when in doubt, give' - bjork
@dreamhampton A middle school prankster, I used to call 411 in the 80s and ask them trick questions about Prince. #thuglife
@dreamhampton ...I would love to tell you how much I love you and that I will never forget you. ~Gabriel García Márquez
@dreamhampton There is always tomorrow, & life gives us another opportunity to do things right, but in case I am wrong, & today is all that is left to me,
"Then it was a letter with bad news," Erendira said,
"but it will never arrive." ~Gabriel García Márquez
@dreamhampton Erendira, who never spoke except when it was unavoidable, asked: "What day was it in the dream?" ~Gabriel García Márquez
@dreamhampton "Last night I dreamt I was expecting a letter," the grandmother said. ~Gabriel García Márquez
@dreamhampton The granddaughter had just turned fourteen and was languid, soft-boned, and too meek for her age. ~Gabriel García Márquez
@dreamhampton The grandmother, naked and huge in the marble tub, looked like a handsome white whale. ~Gabriel García Márquez
@dreamhampton Erendira was bathing her grandmother when the wind of her misfortune began to blow. ~Gabriel García Márquez
@dreamhampton @MichaelHJordan @BaconSexSleep Pacific time.
@dreamhampton I loved that Gabriel García Márquez drew a genealogy map for One Hundred Years of Solitude.
@dreamhampton In Detroit, it often snowed on Easter. In 1981 I wore a robin egg blue rabbit fur cape with white patent leather shoes.
@dreamhampton Hannibal has me in on Friday nights.
@dreamhampton @OnSolOm I don't need to be "kept in context" I'd like for 99.9% of the people who know my name to forget it.
@dreamhampton You could've cut my rage with the Utah Mormons who own the NBC affiliate that won't play Hannibal with a knife last Friday.
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