August 16, 2014

Concrete Blonde — “Caroline”

August 14, 2014

Social media users have been sharing many incredible images coming out of Ferguson, Mo., as tensions between police and demonstrators protesting the killing of an unarmed black teenager continue to flare. But one of the most powerful photos making the rounds on Twitter was taken hundreds of miles away at Howard University, the historically black college in Washington, D.C., as incoming freshman gathered in an auditorium Wednesday for a move-in meeting.
The photo, showing hundreds of students with their hands in the air, was organized by Khalil Saadiq, a member of the Howard University Student Association and promoted by the school.
"We are proud of our students who have united peacefully to show they will not stand for the senseless violence anymore," the school said in a statement. “Thank you to the Howard University Student Association for leading and organizing this display of solidarity. #HandsUpDontShoot”
Megan Sims, one of the first students to tweet the photo, told Mother Jones that the student body collectively “felt we needed to respond to the Mike Brown issue.”
The image was later shared on Twitter by Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin who is now representing Brown’s parents.

Social media users have been sharing many incredible images coming out of Ferguson, Mo., as tensions between police and demonstrators protesting the killing of an unarmed black teenager continue to flare. But one of the most powerful photos making the rounds on Twitter was taken hundreds of miles away at Howard University, the historically black college in Washington, D.C., as incoming freshman gathered in an auditorium Wednesday for a move-in meeting.

The photo, showing hundreds of students with their hands in the air, was organized by Khalil Saadiq, a member of the Howard University Student Association and promoted by the school.

"We are proud of our students who have united peacefully to show they will not stand for the senseless violence anymore," the school said in a statement. “Thank you to the Howard University Student Association for leading and organizing this display of solidarity. #HandsUpDontShoot”

Megan Sims, one of the first students to tweet the photo, told Mother Jones that the student body collectively “felt we needed to respond to the Mike Brown issue.”

The image was later shared on Twitter by Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin who is now representing Brown’s parents.

(Source: yahoonews)

August 12, 2014
blootje:

alone in the old house by -wh-f-
500px: http://500px.com/photo/76473581

blootje:

alone in the old house by -wh-f-

500px: http://500px.com/photo/76473581

August 8, 2014
newyorker:

Early notes on “The Sun Also Rises” give readers a sense of how different Hemingway’s novel might have been: http://nyr.kr/X4TaMU

“At the start, it seems, Hemingway was attempting to write a novel very different from what would become ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ which made his name as one of ‘those ones with their clear restrained writing.’ He imagined a book in which the ‘whole business’ of life gets expressed, in all of its messy detours and associations.”

Photograph by Robert Capa/Magnum.

newyorker:

Early notes on “The Sun Also Rises” give readers a sense of how different Hemingway’s novel might have been: http://nyr.kr/X4TaMU

“At the start, it seems, Hemingway was attempting to write a novel very different from what would become ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ which made his name as one of ‘those ones with their clear restrained writing.’ He imagined a book in which the ‘whole business’ of life gets expressed, in all of its messy detours and associations.”

Photograph by Robert Capa/Magnum.

(Source: newyorker.com)

August 6, 2014
Not what Jesus taught.  In fact, he said the exact opposite.  But so what?  Why would anyone think words matter?  This is business, you understand.  This is a restaurant.  This is a university.  This is a church.  Etc.

Not what Jesus taught.  In fact, he said the exact opposite.  But so what?  Why would anyone think words matter?  This is business, you understand.  This is a restaurant.  This is a university.  This is a church.  Etc.

August 4, 2014
"Content Rating: Everyone"
Really?!  You’ve read the book, right?  “Everyone” here as a “rating” just means “everyone should read this…and follow it as law.”  Stripped of its sacred label, many passages in this book would raise the ire of “concerned parents” who are up in arms about many other works of art and demand “content ratings.”

"Content Rating: Everyone"

Really?!  You’ve read the book, right?  “Everyone” here as a “rating” just means “everyone should read this…and follow it as law.”  Stripped of its sacred label, many passages in this book would raise the ire of “concerned parents” who are up in arms about many other works of art and demand “content ratings.”

August 2, 2014
Kate Upton

Kate Upton

(Source: bustynutthouse, via gentlemansblog)