1. The most important thing I did today was paint my nails neon pink and then cover them with glitter. Painting my nails has seriously become essential to my self-care routine.
2. I’m watching Synecdoche, New York and it’s so painful to watch Philip Seymour Hoffman onscreen knowing…
yea i know.. i guess we can’t help feeling a connection when we see somebody pouring their feelings out, even if it’s their character’s emotions. acting is a very honest act and it’s impossible to keep yourself from responding to it somehow. add to that the question about how the actor himself actually felt at that time- while surrounded by so many people, surely some of whom were close and loved him, but still being alone with their own demons.. it’s a heartbreaker.
Young black and Latino men are being churned out of classrooms and into the criminal justice system at an astounding rate. Despite modest gains in high school graduation rates, far too often young men of color become fodder for the so-called school-to-prison pipeline, a euphemism for institutional criminalization that for decades has filled prison cells disproportionately with youthful black and brown faces. Across the country, poor, minority and special needs boys especially face the wrath of so-called zero-tolerance school discipline policies that subject them to suspensions, expulsions and arrest at a disproportionate rate for committing similar infractions as their white counterparts.
To read the full article, written by Elissa Curtis and Trymaine Lee, click here.
Images by Carlos Javier Ortiz. United States, 2012. Carlos has been following the stories of young men in Chicago and Guatemala for years. To view more of his images, visit his project page: “Too Young to Die.”
Netherlands-based photographer Henk Wildschut has traveled extensively to Calais, Dunkirk, Malta, Patras and Rome, documenting temporary shelters built by illegal immigrants in transition.
The sun sets over the city, seen from a hotel room in Pyongyang, North Korea on August 7, 2012.
[Credit : David Guttenfelder/AP]
"Back in the 1980s, the USSR talked about international Marxism but no longer believed it. Brussels today, Russia believes, talks about human rights but no longer believes in it. Europe is really run by an elite with the morality of the hedge fund: Make money at all costs and move it offshore."
Leave everything the way you found it.
I actually quite like this one.
I am so used to seeing pictures of places far away from me and reading posts of people living thousands of miles away, that whenever a picture from Bulgaria appears on my dash, I feel like I’ve stumbled on a stranger taking pictures in my living room. Or I’ve seen a picture of my grandparents in a magazine. ‘What? How is it possible?’
[But I’m glad there are more and more people photographing BG, in ways so beautiful I’d never be able to.]
The End of My Career, Miles Franklin (via haventreadthat)
I feel really sorry for men, honestly sorry. And that’s basically the only thing I feel towards them. So sue me.
The largest full moon of 2013, a “super moon” scientifically known as a “perigee moon”, rises over the Tien Shan mountains and the monument to 18th century military commander Nauryzbai Batyr near the town of Kaskelen in Kazakhstan, June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Check out more images of the super moon here.