1. September 14th, 2014

    humansofnewyork:

"I think the great fear of every Tibetan is that our story will die out. It’s been over fifty years now since Tibet lost its independence. Our monasteries have been destroyed. The Chinese language curriculum is being mandated in our schools. More and more Han Chinese are moving into Tibet— building homes, building malls. I think now we are all starting to think that the Chinese are too powerful and that the dream of returning home is fading away. I think our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently. I think our challenge now is to educate our children in a modern way, so hopefully they will be better at sharing our story."
(Dharamshala, India)

    humansofnewyork:

    "I think the great fear of every Tibetan is that our story will die out. It’s been over fifty years now since Tibet lost its independence. Our monasteries have been destroyed. The Chinese language curriculum is being mandated in our schools. More and more Han Chinese are moving into Tibet— building homes, building malls. I think now we are all starting to think that the Chinese are too powerful and that the dream of returning home is fading away. I think our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently. I think our challenge now is to educate our children in a modern way, so hopefully they will be better at sharing our story."

    (Dharamshala, India)

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  2. September 14th, 2014

    equalityandthecity:

Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class

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  3. September 14th, 2014

    metropolitanh:

tarkowski:

Jane Birkin

Goals

    metropolitanh:

    tarkowski:

    Jane Birkin

    Goals

    (Source: enoughing, via downtownings)

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  4. September 11th, 2014

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  5. September 11th, 2014

    excdus:

It Is In Your Self-Interest To Find A Way To Be Very Tender
Jenny Holzer

    excdus:

    It Is In Your Self-Interest To Find A Way To Be Very Tender

    Jenny Holzer

    (via yokto)

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  6. September 11th, 2014

    npr:

nprpolitics:

President Obama, VP Biden & FL observed a moment of silence this morning at the WH for the 9/11 anniversary. Hundreds of staff gathered. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Other 9/11-related events scheduled for today include:
— A gathering in New York’s ground zero for relatives of victims of the World Trade Center attacks. The names of those killed will be read.
— A ceremony at the Pentagon, where Obama was expected to speak.
— In Shanksville, Penn., in the field where United Flight 93 went down, the names of the 40 passengers and crew killed will be read aloud.
Nation Remembers 9/11 On 13th Anniversary Of Attacks

    npr:

    nprpolitics:

    President Obama, VP Biden & FL observed a moment of silence this morning at the WH for the 9/11 anniversary. Hundreds of staff gathered. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

    Other 9/11-related events scheduled for today include:

    — A gathering in New York’s ground zero for relatives of victims of the World Trade Center attacks. The names of those killed will be read.

    — A ceremony at the Pentagon, where Obama was expected to speak.

    — In Shanksville, Penn., in the field where United Flight 93 went down, the names of the 40 passengers and crew killed will be read aloud.

    Nation Remembers 9/11 On 13th Anniversary Of Attacks

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  7. September 9th, 2014

    audacitymadethequeen:

    thepoliticalfreakshow:

    The True Trayvon Martin

    • He didn’t eat pork bc his father didn’t. Once his uncle fixed pork chops; they smelled so good,he called them “beef chops” & ate 1.
    • He was passionate about aviation.
    • When he volunteered at a soup kitchen for. The first time, he was astounded by the US hunger crisis.
    • He loved his little cousins birthday parties. Even as a teen, he wasn’t too cool for Chuck E. Cheese.
    • He was modest about saving his father from dying in a house fire. His father called him his best friend bc of it.
    • Hoodies made *him* feel safe. Like so many teens (and adults), he wore them as a protective shell, a security garment.
    • He called his dad, “My ol’ boy.” Lord, how he loved his dad.
    • When folks wanted to tease him, they said, “Boy, you too skinny to take a breath.” And he’d just smile.
    • If he wanted to hang out with his cousins and they had chores, he helped so they could finish faster.
    • His uncle said they never had to ask him to do something twice.
    • At 17, he was still into BMX bikes. He could cat-walk wheelie.
    • The tattoo on his wrist read, “Sybrina.”
    • The tattoo on his chest read, “Cora” — his grandmother’s name.
    • I’m going to stop here. But just claim one of these memories I tweeted. Carry part of this boy with you, write him on your heart.
    • Write the beautiful details of all the black children you meet on your heart. That’s where they’ll be safest.
    • I feel like this stuff is important.

    All facts about Trayvon are from this Esquire article.

    I will never forget Trayvon. Never.

    (via wah-mos)

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  8. September 9th, 2014

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  9. September 9th, 2014

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  10. September 9th, 2014

    chndy:

Yeezus tour X Oman

    chndy:

    Yeezus tour X Oman

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