The Eurozone Crisis: A Reading List

As we continue to follow developments of the European economy, we pulled together a quick reading list to gain further insight into what has been happening across the EU:

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Image Credit: “Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and Eurogroup President gives his remarks after the Eurozone Summit, 26 October 2011″ by European Council. CC BY NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr.

Steven Universe Feelings


ROSE’S VOICE -  It trips me out how much Susan Egan (who is forever Megara to my ears) also sounds like Mara Wilson’s character in Welcome to Night Vale (The Faceless Old Woman Who Lives in Your Home).

“I see so many things that can hurt you. I should never have let one of them be me.” 

Amethyst Back-story


Garnet thanks Greg for the message

Your sisters - “The tall one, the purple one, the hot one.”

I finished season one. That last episode was….a really heavy twelve minutes. Time for sleep.


Here are some drawings from the musical sequence in ‘We Need To Talk’! I was given the immense, dream-come-true privilege of providing visuals to a love song sung by Tom Scharpling and Susan Egan. Drawing Rose for the first time was a fantastic challenge, and Susan Egan is my absolute favorite voice actress so I really poured my guts out. On Greg’s end–he’s enjoying himself, but there’s this lingering sour note of insecurity from how in love he is–how he’s worried he doesn’t measure up, that Rose doesn’t feel the same way… I lived for it!

Also, the drawing at the end I did as a joke during the original pitch, but I think it made it into the iTunes version of the episode! HAHA!!!

“What Can I Do” from We Need To Talk, composed by Rebecca Sugar, Jeff Liu, and Ben Levin. We worked with their musical ideas and recruited the amazing Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks on drums and Stemage on electric guitar. Tom Sharpling (Greg) and Susan Egan (Rose) gave fantastic vocal performances!

New York Times columnist Timothy Egan wrote a provocative piece in which he argued President Obama has a unique and important opportunity to apologize on behalf of the United States for slavery.

Egan was on CNN tonight, and Don Lemon had just one question: “Why now?”

Egan said that a lot of the racial strife America’s currently dealing with goes back to that original sin of slavery, and it would be incredibly significant if the first black President of the United States apologized for one of the worst things America ever did.

Joe Madison, however, was completely baffled by this. He told Egan it’s not the responsibility of a black president to apologize for an institution “based on white supremacy,” the apology should come from “those individuals whose heritage are benefitted from this.”

He said this is “the most absurd thing that I have ever heard.”