Trees, trees, they’re good for your heart… (at Belgrad Ormanı)

Trees, trees, they’re good for your heart… (at Belgrad Ormanı)

"There are glances in Zurich, where I am spending the summer, and there are glances in New York City, which has been my home for fourteen years. There are glances all over Europe and in India, and anywhere I go outside Africa. The test is how long the glances last, whether they become stares, with what intent they occur, whether they contain any degree of hostility or mockery, and to what extent connections, money, or mode of dress shield me in these situations. To be a stranger is to be looked at, but to be black is to be looked at especially."

Teju Cole on re-reading James Baldwin. (via newyorker)

Yes 👏👏👏

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This is so true I have to re-reblog

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drugwar:

whattt the fuckk!

drugwar:

whattt the fuckk!

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newyorker:

What is it like to be keenly intelligent and to care deeply about science and animal life—but to feel absolutely alienated from even the simplest human emotions and interactions? In one of Atul Gawande’s favorite pieces from the archive, Oliver Sacks asks what Temple Grandin’s experiences can tell us about the enigma of autism.
Photograph by Laura Wilson.

newyorker:

What is it like to be keenly intelligent and to care deeply about science and animal life—but to feel absolutely alienated from even the simplest human emotions and interactions? In one of Atul Gawande’s favorite pieces from the archive, Oliver Sacks asks what Temple Grandin’s experiences can tell us about the enigma of autism.

Photograph by Laura Wilson.

(Source: newyorker.com)

shortformblog:

Slate highlights the financial dynamics that led to the insane police situation in Ferguson:

When you split a metro area into dozens of tiny local governments (St. Louis County, to be clear, doesn’t include the actual city of St. Louis, which spun off from it in the 19th century), they tend to duplicate each others’ services, which is of course extremely expensive. But raising taxes so that each tiny borough can afford its own police and fire department is a nonstarter, since wealthy residents can always just move one town over. End result: You have police departments that self-fund by handing out tickets. And thanks to the delightful racial dynamics of U.S. law enforcement, black residents are disproportionately stopped and accosted, even though police in Ferguson are less likely to find contraband when they search black drivers than when they search whites.

In other words, Ferguson’s police department financially buoys itself by treating its residents like crap.

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upnorthtrips:

Twenty-five years ago today, Saved By The Bell premiered on television.

upnorthtrips:

On this day in 2002, Clipse released their debut album, Lord Willin’.

upnorthtrips:

On this day in 2002, Clipse released their debut album, Lord Willin’.

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to discover the cure for Ebola."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to discover the cure for Ebola."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

newyorker:

Michael Specter on the problem with G.M.O. labels:

“G.M.O. labels may be a political necessity, but they make no scientific sense. Most of the legislation that has been proposed would require a label that says something like ‘produced with genetic engineering.’ Almost none of the labels would identify any specific G.M.O. ingredient in any particular food. In fact, the laws now proposed are so vague that many of the foods in a grocery store would have to carry a label. They would tell you how your food is put together, but not what it contains. How could that help anyone make a sound decision about his health?”

Photograph by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

newyorker:

Michael Specter on the problem with G.M.O. labels:

“G.M.O. labels may be a political necessity, but they make no scientific sense. Most of the legislation that has been proposed would require a label that says something like ‘produced with genetic engineering.’ Almost none of the labels would identify any specific G.M.O. ingredient in any particular food. In fact, the laws now proposed are so vague that many of the foods in a grocery store would have to carry a label. They would tell you how your food is put together, but not what it contains. How could that help anyone make a sound decision about his health?”

Photograph by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

(Source: newyorker.com)

harahus

piddlebucket:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

softboycollective:

TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD

I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops

Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.

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paxamericana:

Happening right now.

paxamericana:

Happening right now.

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"Sadly, if it was once difficult to conceive of people capable of such unfathomable cruelty, it is no longer. Yesterday’s guerrillas have given way to terrorists, and now terrorists have given way to this new band, who are something like serial killers. ISIS, an organization of thugs, is the Middle East’s answer to the psycho-killer narco gang Los Zetas, trying to out-bad their enemies, to frighten them into submission, and to somehow draw themselves into an ugly cartoon of evil."

Jon Lee Anderson on the men who killed James Foley. (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

howtobeafuckinglady:

93’ was a good year 

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