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30

Mar

wired:

some-awesome-society:

Emoji-nation. part 2.

by Nastya Ptichek.

Dedicated to Edward Hopper.

Check out part 1 here

So legit.

23

Mar

newyorker:

In light of the announcement of Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, and Paul Ryan’s uncommonly blunt appraisal last week of “inner-city” men, Jelani Cobb explores the issues of black aspiration and the vexed dialogue about poverty, race, and government: http://nyr.kr/1ga4zB6

18

Mar

gq:

The Mountains Where Women Live as Men

It began hundreds of years ago, deep in the Albanian Alps—an unusual tradition where women, with limited options in life, took the oath of the burrnesha. A pledge to live as a man. To dress like a man, to work like a man, to assume the burdens and the liberties of a man. But these freedoms came with a price: The burrneshas also made a pledge of lifelong celibacy. Today these sworn virgins live on, but their numbers have dwindled. Many Albanians don’t even know they exist. What happens when the society that created you no longer needs you? And how do you live in the meantime?

17

Mar

From Page to Screen — Barry Allen

#dope

15

Mar

Quincy Jones.

Quincy Jones.

03

Mar

newyorker:

Take a look at the work of photographers documenting the complex, inevitable aging process: http://nyr.kr/1hDlUQR
Above: Colin Gray, “In Sickness and in Health”

newyorker:

Take a look at the work of photographers documenting the complex, inevitable aging process: http://nyr.kr/1hDlUQR

Above: Colin Gray, “In Sickness and in Health”

05

Feb

wired:

If Instagram was around in the ’80s, this would be its launch video.

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04

Feb

wired:

Yes, that’s makeup.

There’s a good reason we see more paintings of faces than paintings on faces: The face is not a good canvas. That’s what makes these photos by Moscow photographer Alexander Khoklov so impressive: They collapse three dimensions into two and defy the eye to discern whether what it’s seeing is really a photo.

[MORE: Trippy Face Paintings Turn People Into 2-D Canvases]

03

Feb

Speak English!: Racist Revolt As Coca-Cola Airs Multilingual 'America the Beautiful' SuperBowl Ad

publicshaming:

During the SuperBowl, the Coca-Cola Company aired a commercial to promote their brand as every other mega corporation who has a few million dollars to blow on a 30 to 60 seconds of television airtime. It was a nice commercial titled “It’s Beautiful” in which American people did American things…

28

Jan

jbell:

"Electric Love" Live from Lincoln Hall.