19 8 / 2014

Charlie Sheen Raises the Stakes in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! - Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe

This is what real social activism should like.

Light activism is wack.

18 8 / 2014

One’s political rights could not be seen as something completely different from one’s ‘freedom of speech’ but also freedom to sing, to play or even to move your body in a particular way.

One’s political rights could not be seen as something completely different from one’s ‘freedom of speech’ but also freedom to sing, to play or even to move your body in a particular way.

31 7 / 2014

Jan 9, 2009 Congressman Ron Paul brave words from the House floor against the bias one-sided resolution supporting Israel’s war against Gaza.

2009!!!

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The news of yesterday today.

29 7 / 2014

How much ‘deep’ White America knows about Black Entertainment Television?

29 7 / 2014

Celebrating 50 years of the Civil Rights Act.

25 7 / 2014

"The paradox and pathos of movie acting, as opposed to theatre acting, is that in the theatre the actor gives; in the cinema, the actor is taken from. It’s the camera that makes the star and the director who sees through the camera."

Richard Brody on the essence of stardom: http://nyr.kr/1o03j2n (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

25 7 / 2014

billwerde:

I went to Barnes & Noble today to use their bathroom. I’d not been inside a bookstore for a very long time, and was immediately captivated by the feeling of being in a massive space that time forgot. This was a business full of dying businesses: magazines, CDs, printed books, movies, maps, DVDs… The list could keep on going. This was — what? 75,000 square feet of primo, Union Square real estate, floors and floors, shelves and shelves of physical media, literally every iota of which I now experienced with my phone. It’s all fairly obvious and academic at this point, I know. But just five years ago, this place would have represented almost unlimited potential: art, culture, music, literature, knowledge. Now I can only see it for its limitations: a finite physical space, a highly inefficient physical business, clutter destined for a landfill.

Media Future’s (and futuristic) Museum.

billwerde:

I went to Barnes & Noble today to use their bathroom. I’d not been inside a bookstore for a very long time, and was immediately captivated by the feeling of being in a massive space that time forgot. This was a business full of dying businesses: magazines, CDs, printed books, movies, maps, DVDs… The list could keep on going. This was — what? 75,000 square feet of primo, Union Square real estate, floors and floors, shelves and shelves of physical media, literally every iota of which I now experienced with my phone. It’s all fairly obvious and academic at this point, I know. But just five years ago, this place would have represented almost unlimited potential: art, culture, music, literature, knowledge. Now I can only see it for its limitations: a finite physical space, a highly inefficient physical business, clutter destined for a landfill.

Media Future’s (and futuristic) Museum.

18 7 / 2014

American contemporary -and more complex- racism: Donald Sterling.

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(A new ‘separated but equal’ era?)

18 7 / 2014

American contemporary -and more complex- racism: Donald Sterling.

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(A new ‘separated but equal’ era?)

18 7 / 2014

American contemporary -and more complex- racism: Donald Sterling.

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(A new ‘separated but equal’ era?)

08 7 / 2014

'My ears hear what others cannot hear.

Small, faraway things people

cannot normally see are visible to me.

These senses are the fruits

of a lifetime of longing.

Longing to be rescued.

To be completed.

Just as the skirt needs the wind to billow…

…I’m not formed by things

that are of myself alone.

I wear my father’s belt

tied around my mother’s blouse.

And shoes which are from my uncle.

This is me.

Just as a flower does not choose its color…

…we are not responsible

for what we have come to be.

Only once you realize this

do you become free.

And to become adult…

…is to become free.’


Freedom


Once you recognize you are not entirely free you will be able to make more free choices. But there is a thin line between a ‘good’ use of freedom and a ‘bad’ use of it.

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'He used to say, sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse.'

07 7 / 2014

Why do we have children in the first place?

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P.S. Then why do some people decide NOT TO have them?

07 7 / 2014

nevver:

Quit

Technological Progress.

nevver:

Quit

Technological Progress.

07 7 / 2014

Why Are There So Many Super Hero Movies?

The rise of super heroes’ movies in recent times, among several hypothesis, could lead to an idea of how America needed to see itself as a hero after the 9/11 attacks, especially the hero-vigilant-keep-the-status-quo type. One of the things I find curious is that 9/11 was an attack perpetrated by civilians, let’s say, as Bush used to say: ‘evil-doers’, not foreign countries. In most super heroes stories, not to say all super heroes comics, the ‘evil’ is represented by an evil guy, a megalomaniac guy who wants to ‘destroy/conquer the world’, but it doesn’t have a country-state support. Maybe the so called ‘war on terror’ falls into the category of comic super heroes compared to, let’s say, ‘James-Bond-movies-type’ where a foreign-enemy country is somehow involved (U.R.S.S. or China, etc.). Usama Bin-Laden fits into the perfect ‘comic-villain’ type of guy like to portrait as the enemy. At the end, U.S. power would take the ‘police guy’ role of the world, with its authority, like most super heroes, is not above the law, not under it but in some kind of weird limbo, lawless space.

Having said this I could suggest that the new trend of showing these old super heroes in a new ‘fallible-&-vulnerable’ way only supports the idea of how the U.S. government saw itself after the attacks.  

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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. ~ Bertolt Brecht.

03 7 / 2014