1 month ago

inothernews:

  • A family in the town of Beeville in the county of Bee, Texas was attacked by… bees.  ”We totally did not see this coming,” they perhaps said through their spokesman, Eddie Izzard.
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4 months ago
A really good TED talk changes you. A really-really good TED talk not only changes you, but the way it changes you can change. Cite Arrow The brilliant and wise Amanda Palmer at TED 2014. She should know – hers is one of the most spectacular TED talks of all time. (via explore-blog)
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millionsmillions:

In 2013, only 93 of 3,200 children’s books were about black characters, according to a new study. “Children of color remain outside the boundaries of imagination,” Christopher Myers writes about the absence. In a follow-up piece, his father and fellow author Walter Dean Myers examines the paralyzing effect under-representation can have on readers. “Books did not become my enemies. They were more like friends with whom I no longer felt comfortable. I stopped reading,” he writes.

millionsmillions:

In 2013, only 93 of 3,200 children’s books were about black characters, according to a new study. “Children of color remain outside the boundaries of imagination,” Christopher Myers writes about the absence. In a follow-up piece, his father and fellow author Walter Dean Myers examines the paralyzing effect under-representation can have on readers. “Books did not become my enemies. They were more like friends with whom I no longer felt comfortable. I stopped reading,” he writes.

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design-is-fine:

The bolivian diary of Che Guevara, 1967. World Heritage.
The book is a german calendar, Che bought it on a Prague Trip in Frankfurt. His last entry on the 7th of october shows no sign of fear. „The eleven months since the beginning of our guerilla offensive went without troubles, in a bucolic way.”

design-is-fine:

The bolivian diary of Che Guevara, 1967. World Heritage.

The book is a german calendar, Che bought it on a Prague Trip in Frankfurt. His last entry on the 7th of october shows no sign of fear. „The eleven months since the beginning of our guerilla offensive went without troubles, in a bucolic way.”

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8 months ago

theparisreview:

While book trailers don’t always feel logical, the video made for Nancy Miller’s memoir Breathless is an exception. The project began as a graphic book. As a result, Miller, a professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, had a wealth of cartoon she had never used, and which subsequently became the trailer. Watch it here.

theparisreview:

While book trailers don’t always feel logical, the video made for Nancy Miller’s memoir Breathless is an exception. The project began as a graphic book. As a result, Miller, a professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, had a wealth of cartoon she had never used, and which subsequently became the trailer. Watch it here.

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1 year ago

66lanvin:

quads-for-the-gods:

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

NEVER FORGET…………No.1

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1 year ago

latimes:

World War II, chemical weapons and…bunny rabbits?

The pretty little island of Okunoshima is known for two things: It was there that the Japanese military once cooked up chemical weapons, a mission so guarded that the spot did not exist on official World War II-era maps. And it is totally overrun by fluffy bunny rabbits.

Read more on the dual identity of Okunoshima, which during WWII hosted extensive Japanese chemical weapons projects, and is now also known by tourists for its extensive rabbit population.
Photo: Emily Alpert / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

World War II, chemical weapons and…bunny rabbits?

The pretty little island of Okunoshima is known for two things: It was there that the Japanese military once cooked up chemical weapons, a mission so guarded that the spot did not exist on official World War II-era maps. And it is totally overrun by fluffy bunny rabbits.

Read more on the dual identity of Okunoshima, which during WWII hosted extensive Japanese chemical weapons projects, and is now also known by tourists for its extensive rabbit population.

Photo: Emily Alpert / Los Angeles Times

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1 year ago

kateoplis:

“Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.” 
— Franz Kafka

kateoplis:

“Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.”

Franz Kafka

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1 year ago

centerforinvestigativereporting:

theifiles:

According to AP via The Huffington Post:  

Former employees of the National Security Agency say the publishing of a court order asking Verizon to hand over all its phone calling records for a three-month period opens a new window on an operation that has been in place for years and involves all major U.S. phone companies.  
“NSA has been doing all this stuff all along, and it’s been all these companies, not just one” William Binney told news program Democracy Now on Thursday. “They’re just continuing the collection of this data on all U.S. citizens.”

The New York times profiled Binney in a tell-all interview last year. His revelations were eye-opening. 

Touche, ceiling cat. 

centerforinvestigativereporting:

theifiles:

According to AP via The Huffington Post:  

Former employees of the National Security Agency say the publishing of a court order asking Verizon to hand over all its phone calling records for a three-month period opens a new window on an operation that has been in place for years and involves all major U.S. phone companies.  

“NSA has been doing all this stuff all along, and it’s been all these companies, not just one” William Binney told news program Democracy Now on Thursday. “They’re just continuing the collection of this data on all U.S. citizens.”

The New York times profiled Binney in a tell-all interview last year. His revelations were eye-opening. 

Touche, ceiling cat. 

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1 year ago

explore-blog:

Celestial Homework – a reading list for Allen Ginsberg’s class “The History of the Beats.”
Complement with Carl Sagan’s reading list, the books Alan Turing checked out of his school library, and David Foster Wallace’s syllabus. 

explore-blog:

Celestial Homework – a reading list for Allen Ginsberg’s class “The History of the Beats.”

Complement with Carl Sagan’s reading list, the books Alan Turing checked out of his school library, and David Foster Wallace’s syllabus

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burnedshoes:

Unknown photographer / Getty Images, Sep. 1962, Three French children wait on a railway platform with their toys and luggage 
“On the train: staring hypnotized at the blackness outside the window, feeling the incomparable rhythmic language of the wheels, clacking out nursery rhymes, summing up moments of the mind like the chant of a broken record: god is dead, god is dead. going, going, going. and the pure bliss of this, the erotic rocking of the coach. France splits open like a ripe fig in the mind; we are raping the land, we are not stopping.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

burnedshoes:

Unknown photographer / Getty Images, Sep. 1962, Three French children wait on a railway platform with their toys and luggage

“On the train: staring hypnotized at the blackness outside the window, feeling the incomparable rhythmic language of the wheels, clacking out nursery rhymes, summing up moments of the mind like the chant of a broken record: god is dead, god is dead. going, going, going. and the pure bliss of this, the erotic rocking of the coach. France splits open like a ripe fig in the mind; we are raping the land, we are not stopping.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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