Little things that make me happy.


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Apr 4, 2014
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I made this video for Girls Write Now! They’re NYC’s first and only writing and mentoring program for high school girls, and the program is truly amazing. Working with them has been such a gift. Watch the video to meet some of the girls and learn about what being in the program is like!


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Apr 4, 2014
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my life.


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Mar 29, 2014
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the future coolest new hashtag - #sogladwemet - keep an eye out

the future coolest new hashtag - #sogladwemet - keep an eye out


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Mar 17, 2014
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Before It Had A Name »

Please please please listen to Part 1 of this episode of This American Life, “Before It Had A Name.” It discusses the first recorded testimonials of Holocaust survivors made by David Boder made in 1946 before the term “the Holocaust” even existed and before people even the mass move to record oral histories in the 1960s. It’s haunting, it’s morally intriguing, and it raises interesting questions about how we record history and how language shapes the human experience.


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Mar 4, 2014
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'12 Years a Slave': Portraits of Solomon Northup's Descendants »


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Mar 1, 2014
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arthousecoop:

In case you missed it, we now have OVER 30,000 SKETCHBOOKS in The Sketchbook Project!! This one is by Peter Wadsworth of Brooklyn, NY. #brooklyn #artists #sketchbookproject #milestones (at Brooklyn Art Library)

I see you, Met Museum. 

arthousecoop:

In case you missed it, we now have OVER 30,000 SKETCHBOOKS in The Sketchbook Project!! This one is by Peter Wadsworth of Brooklyn, NY. #brooklyn #artists #sketchbookproject #milestones (at Brooklyn Art Library)

I see you, Met Museum. 


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Mar 1, 2014
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photojojo:

As long as there have been cameras, those using them have felt inclined to capture the buildings around them. 

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles just launched an incredible exhibition that shows the unique relationship between photography and architecture.

The Picturesque Relationship Between Photography and Architecture

Photos by Eugéne Atget (top) and Louis-Émille Durandelle / via Reddit

The one on top is my favorite photograph in the Charles Marville exhibit currently on view at the Met!


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Mar 1, 2014
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adriennepitts:

It’s going to be quite a while before I can share the DSLR photographs I took in Iceland with you, so for the meanwhile, here are some of my favourite Instagram shots taken during 5 days in this most magical of places. I cannot wait to return, and explore this treasure of a place even further… If you’d like to see more you can visit me @hellopoe on Instagram!

(via phootcamp)


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Feb 20, 2014
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My Year Volunteering As A Teacher Helped Educate A New Generation Of Underprivileged Kids vs. Can We Please, Just Once, Have A Real Teacher »

Just once, it would be nice to walk into a classroom and see a teacher who has a real, honest-to-God degree in education and not a twentysomething English graduate trying to bolster a middling GPA and a sparse law school application. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for a qualified educator who has experience standing up in front of a classroom and isn’t desperately trying to prove to herself that she’s a good person.

aka TFA needs to go away


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Feb 13, 2014
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I’d really like the Olympics to be over so people will stop making disingenuous, hypocritical generalizations about Russia that both revive and are informed by outdated Cold War tropes.


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Jan 30, 2014
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We Need To Talk About Colonialism Before We Criticize International Anti-LGBTQ Legislation »

For those of us queer people in the West, we must support human rights everywhere in the world; however, standing up for our LGBTQ siblings’ rights also means acknowledging how we are culpable. We must stop pretending that we are ahead of the world when we talk about LGBTQ rights and democracy. If being “ahead” of other nations means that we export our hate instead of confronting it, we are not only backwards, but we are also hypocrites. We cannot call attention to other LGBTQ people’s voices if we only want to hear half of the story. Our struggles are not all the same, but they are definitely connected.


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Jan 30, 2014
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I just want a gif of Jay Smooth @ 1:46