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.
THR joined together five generations from the family tree of the Oscar-nominated drama’s real-life protagonist in three different cities.
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.
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 one on top is my favorite photograph in the Charles Marville exhibit currently on view at the Met!
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!
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
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so people will stop making disingenuous, hypocritical generalizations about Russia that both revive and are informed by outdated Cold War tropes.
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.
I just want a gif of Jay Smooth @ 1:46
If John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan could negotiate with the Soviet Union, then surely a strong and confident America can negotiate with less powerful adversaries today.”
— POTUS on Iran (via kateoplis)
"I Rewatched Love Actually and Am Here to Ruin It for All of You"
I love this movie even though it is shit and this is a hilarious recap. One point for team Jezebel’s sarcasm.
I can’t even begin to pick a favorite line. It’s all amazing.