August 19, 2014
thenationmagazine:

How most arguments about Israel/Palestine go.

thenationmagazine:

How most arguments about Israel/Palestine go.

August 19, 2014

tastefullyoffensive:

Satan’s Little Helper [x]

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August 3, 2014
theparisreview:

“Thunderstorms were what death, and dramatic events, generally should be like, but usually were not; the idea that our life’s dramas rarely look as dramatic as they are. Our most cataclysmic moments are typically free of gravitas, of necessary thunder; a person dies, but instead of the sky darkening and lightning striking, the sun continues to shine and the birds to sing.”
—Alain de Botton, from “Drama or Melodrama.” Art: Amy J. Greving.

theparisreview:

“Thunderstorms were what death, and dramatic events, generally should be like, but usually were not; the idea that our life’s dramas rarely look as dramatic as they are. Our most cataclysmic moments are typically free of gravitas, of necessary thunder; a person dies, but instead of the sky darkening and lightning striking, the sun continues to shine and the birds to sing.”

Alain de Botton, from “Drama or Melodrama.” Art: Amy J. Greving.

August 3, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:

Ninety years ago today, James Baldwin was born in New York. 
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read." 

vintageanchorbooks:

Ninety years ago today, James Baldwin was born in New York. 

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read." 

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April 4, 2014
nevver:

“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever. ” — David Letterman

nevver:

“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever. ” — David Letterman

April 4, 2014

nevver:

The Dream is over - April 4th, 1968

March 11, 2014
"The day may come when the rest of animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny. The French have already discovered that the blackness of the skin is no reason why a human being should be abandoned without redress to the caprice of a tormentor. It may one day come to be recognized that the number of legs, the villosity of the skin, or the termination of the os sacrum are reasons equally insufficient for abandoning a sensitive being to the same fate. What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason, or perhaps the faculty of discourse? But a full-grown horse or dog is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or a week or even a month old. But suppose they were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?"

— Jeremy Bentham (via man-of-prose)

March 8, 2014
dvdp:

140302

dvdp:

140302

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March 4, 2014
apoetreflects:

Painting: Edgar Degas, Interior, 1868

apoetreflects:

Painting: Edgar Degas, Interior, 1868

March 4, 2014

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Andrew Wyeth.

Christina’s World, 1948

One of my favorite paintings.

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