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Portland, OR

There will be many efforts in the coming days to derive meaning from Jim’s death. Some will say ISIS had him killed to punish the US for its recent air strikes against them in Iraq, some will say it was to egg the Americans on, and others will attribute it to simple madness. … I would rather derive meaning from Jim’s life. As a journalist, I want to celebrate his dedication to truth and understanding. But that would sell him short. It is clear even just by secondhand accounts from the family that would do anything to help him, even when he insisted on returning to a war zone, and from the friends who were so enriched by knowing him, that Jim’s value was so much more.

—Max Fisher, “On James Foley” (via excitablehonky)

humansofnewyork:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

(via aragamah)

Mt Hood (mural)

wish I had gone to school for botany most of the time

wish I had gone to school for botany most of the time

lananews:

Lana and Francesco Carrozzini

lananews:

Lana and Francesco Carrozzini

The Smiths

—How Soon Is Now?

brittanylibertine:

I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does

(via stri-fee)

Art Everywhere

assemblage2011:

Choose your favorite pieces of art to be displayed in the largest outdoor art event to take place in the US. Your votes will inform the final selection of 50 works of art that will appear on public displays such as billboards, bus shelters, subway posters, and more throughout August.”

I think bringing art into the public  realm is awesome. So I am behind this project. To show my support I’ll be posting some of my favorite nominated pieces and encouraging you all to participate and vote! It’s so easy. All you have to do is create a name and password and you are done! You can vote once a day or only once, depending on how strongly you feel about the pieces. Get voting!

neverwasastoryofmorewhoa:

Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1907-1908) and Egon Schiele’s Cardinal and Nun (1912)

In 1907, Egon Schiele sought out Gustav Klimt, who generously mentored younger artists, and he took a particular interest in the gifted young Schiele, buying his drawings, offering to exchange them for some of his own, arranging models for him and introducing him to potential patrons. Klimt invited Schiele to exhibit some of his work at the 1909 Vienna Kunstschau, where he encountered the work of Edvard Munch, Jan Toorop, and Vincent van Gogh among others. Schiele began to explore not only the human form, but also human sexuality. At the time, many found the explicitness of his works disturbing.

(Source: Wikipedia, via kingkutie)

take 2

take 2

True Detective vibes

True Detective vibes