blackhistorytheremix:

Twenty years before NWA screamed “Fuck tha Police” Marsha P. Johnson was in the streets of New York throwing shoes at them (so the story goes). Marsha P. Johnson (June 27, 1944 – July 6, 1992) aka “the Saint of Christopher Street” was an iconic trans* rights activist. She was a leader in the resistance against police harassment in what we know as the Stonewall Riots. She also was the cofounder of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.)

blackhistorytheremix:

Twenty years before NWA screamed “Fuck tha Police” Marsha P. Johnson was in the streets of New York throwing shoes at them (so the story goes). Marsha P. Johnson (June 27, 1944 – July 6, 1992) aka “the Saint of Christopher Street” was an iconic trans* rights activist. She was a leader in the resistance against police harassment in what we know as the Stonewall Riots. She also was the cofounder of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.)

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from blessedsisyphus with 5,143 notes

august-mor:

Jane Goodall. National Geographic, 1974.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 

august-mor:

Jane GoodallNational Geographic, 1974.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 

wehadfacesthen:

Lillian Gish by Edward Steichen, 1932
via decayinghollywoodmansions

wehadfacesthen:

Lillian Gish by Edward Steichen, 1932

via decayinghollywoodmansions

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from littlepennydreadful with 187 notes

luzfosca:

From the book “Building London: The Making of a Modern Metropolis”  by Bruce Marshall.
Photo from the archives of Getty Images
Thanks to tytusjaneta

luzfosca:

From the book “Building London: The Making of a Modern Metropolis”  by Bruce Marshall.

Photo from the archives of Getty Images

Thanks to tytusjaneta

(Source: tytusjaneta)

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from amory-blaine with 455 notes

sci-universe:

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupting perfect smoke rings.
Blaze it.

Reblog if you love Poirot

space-happy:

avenuequed:

I know a lot of people on Tumblr love Mr. Holmes. I wanted to know if there is a Poirot fan base here too.

heyyyyyyyy

You know it. It’s all about the little grey cells!

joichang:

riddlemetom:

unfollower:

I like how sweden just decided one day that gender is fucking bullshit so they got a gender neutral pronoun and stopped separating boy clothes and girl clothes and have pictures of spiderman pushing a baby stroller in a toy magazine why isn’t every country like sweden

you push that stroller sassy spiderman!

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you fight those bad guys girlfriend!

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you style that hair lil’ dude!

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and in that moment, i swear we all wanted to be swedish.

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from indigo-veins with 357,458 notes

wetheurban:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photos of Abandoned Shopping Malls by Seph Lawless

Ohio-based photographer Seph Lawless has documented two abandoned malls which were once gleaming symbols of the US’s booming economy.

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20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from wetheurban with 2,520 notes

"

Forgiveness.

The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this, because it is the key to making art and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life. Every time I have set out to translate the book (or story, or hopelessly long essay) that exists in such brilliant detail on the big screen of my limbic system onto a piece of paper (which, let’s face it, was once a towering tree crowned with leaves and a home to birds), I grieve for my own lack of talent and intelligence. Every. Single. Time. Were I smarter, more gifted, I could pin down a closer facsimile of the wonders I see. I believe that, more than anything else, this grief of constantly having to face down our own inadequacies is what keeps people from being writers. Forgiveness, therefore, is key. I can’t write the book I want to write, but I can and will write the book I am capable of writing. Again and again throughout the course of my life I will forgive myself.

"

In her beautiful meditation on the writing life, Ann Patchett adds to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing. Pair with Patchett’s advice to graduates on writing and life. (via explore-blog)

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from explore-blog with 1,219 notes

nevver:

Dead at 76, Rubin Hurricane Carter

nevver:

Dead at 76, Rubin Hurricane Carter

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from nevver with 446 notes

(Source: inflomora-art)

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from hokeoutsider with 7,785 notes

likeafieldmouse:

Ken Currie - Three Oncologists (2002)

likeafieldmouse:

Ken Currie - Three Oncologists (2002)

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from hokeoutsider with 291 notes

medievalpoc:

black-culture:

Kehinde Wiley’s paintings often blur the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation. Rendered in a realistic mode–while making references to specific Old Master paintings–Wiley creates a fusion of period styles, ranging from French Rococo, Islamic architecture and West African textile design to urban hip hop and the “Sea Foam Green” of a Martha Stewart Interiors color swatch. Wiley’s slightly larger than life size figures are depicted in a heroic manner, as their poses connote power and spiritual awakening. Wiley’s portrayal of masculinity is filtered through these poses of power and spirituality.

Contemporary Art Week!

Kehinde Wiley official website

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from gothramen with 11,546 notes

"Moleskine is very good at telling stories. The question is whether people are interested in hearing this new one. The company’s revenue continues to grow each year. Customers remain willing to buy Moleskine notebooks. They are also willing to engage with the brand online—but only to a point."

Adrienne Raphel on Moleskine’s foray into the digital world: http://nyr.kr/1mcX11z (via newyorker)

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from newyorker with 271 notes

curvellas:

being a carefree black girl has nothing to do with actually having no cares. to me it literally just means being alive and carving out tiny pockets of happiness and freedom in this shitty ass society that is trying to mentally destroy you for existing.

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from gothramen with 4,256 notes