So, so good.

(Source: Spotify)

think-progress:

A star basketball player’s interview about college athletics.

Fucking outrageous. Slavery is alive and well in college athletics.

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These two were supposedly based on a real couple, who said they wouldn’t board a life boat as long as there were younger people still aboard the ship. They both went below deck, presumably to their room, and that’s the last time they were seen.

;________________;

Isador & Ida Straus
The couple had been married for 41 years at the time of the disaster. They raised six children together, and were almost inseparable. On the rare occasion that they were apart, they wrote each other every day. They even celebrated their birthdays on the same day, although they were well apart from one another. During the sinking, Titanic’s officers pleaded with the 63 year old Ida to board a lifeboat and escape the disaster, but she repeatedly refused to leave her husband. Instead, she placed her maid in a lifeboat, taking her fur coat off and handing it to the maid while saying, “I won’t need this anymore”. At one point, she was convinced to enter one of the last two lifeboats, but jumped out as her husband walked away to rejoin him.
When last seen by witnesses, they were standing on deck, holding each other in a tight embrace. Their funeral drew some 6,000 mourners at Carnegie Hall.
A monument to them still stands in a Bronx cemetery, it’s inscription reads: “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.”

why wasn’t the movie about them

why wasn’t the movie about them

These two were supposedly based on a real couple, who said they wouldn’t board a life boat as long as there were younger people still aboard the ship. They both went below deck, presumably to their room, and that’s the last time they were seen.

;________________;

Isador & Ida Straus

The couple had been married for 41 years at the time of the disaster. They raised six children together, and were almost inseparable. On the rare occasion that they were apart, they wrote each other every day. They even celebrated their birthdays on the same day, although they were well apart from one another. During the sinking, Titanic’s officers pleaded with the 63 year old Ida to board a lifeboat and escape the disaster, but she repeatedly refused to leave her husband. Instead, she placed her maid in a lifeboat, taking her fur coat off and handing it to the maid while saying, “I won’t need this anymore”. At one point, she was convinced to enter one of the last two lifeboats, but jumped out as her husband walked away to rejoin him.

When last seen by witnesses, they were standing on deck, holding each other in a tight embrace. Their funeral drew some 6,000 mourners at Carnegie Hall.

A monument to them still stands in a Bronx cemetery, it’s inscription reads: “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.”

why wasn’t the movie about them

why wasn’t the movie about them

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Going Home

I sail like the moon, like a wave, like the sweetest sugar rush; like the hills, like the mail to its box; like the wind to a tree, like the bee to a knee; that’s how I take the train.

Velvet Fog on a sunny day.

(Source: Spotify)

John Prine, getting me through health insurance-garnering tedium.

(Source: Spotify)

theparisreview:

Avant-garde jazz musician Sun Ra’s film version of his concept album Space Is the Place has no linear plot line and is set in an intergalactic forest, but, as Albert Mobilio commented earlier this year, “What else would you expect from the double-dubbed (sun, sun god) monarch from Saturn?”

Watch the full film here.

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johnskylar:

lesbiansandthelivingdead:

iamabutchsolo:

This is actually so legit.

It’s so stupid how people actually think that a woman’s period would make her completely irrational so that she cannot be in a position of power.

One of my favourite 30 Rock running jokes

Equivalent of saying males shouldn’t run things because we can’t be trusted when we have an erection…wait, except that might be true.

Damn guys, we’ve gotta start voting more women into power.

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New Yorkers Aren’t Rude. You Are.

johnskylar:

And I mean that title with the utmost of respect.

I’ve been a denizen of this fair[ly crappy] city my entire life, in one way or another.  I spent some time in LA during college, but don’t worry, I got over it.  The one thing, though, that I’ve consistently heard from around the US is that New York is a rude city.

This is, I feel, based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what this place is.  

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buzzfeed:

Benedict Cumberbatch keeps asking the hard hitting questions. 

(Reblogged from buzzfeed)

theparisreview:

“What is an author’s intention for how a piece is read, or experienced? What is a reader’s?” 

A visit to the Laboratory of Literary Architecture, where writing students, quite literally, create architectural models of literary texts.

Pictured: George Saunders’s “The Falls” and J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace

(Reblogged from theparisreview)

Educational Stages

musictheoryaugmented:

Bachelors:

Masters:

PhD:

Post-Doc:

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at Coney Island W. 23

"When we’re going outside, guys, just…give everything that you guys have got. Just give me the chance to be there. I mean, it’s an honor, guys, and a privilege — don’t forget that, man. When you’re stepping on this field, you guys should be proud of what you’ve all accomplished. And for me, playing with you guys…it can be nothing but pleasure."

Sweet Mo.

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Taking the silly video option out for a spin. (at Home, Washington Heights, New York, NY)