A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.
But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.
Light it up, Ferguson. Respect to all of you.
real talk, one of Community’s funniest sequences.
Such a strangely captivating music video. It’s kinda easy forget about what kid energy feels and looks like and this is like an intimate reminder of that.
Lots of little things about this song I think are original and fun. Stuck in my head all day to boot.
Nina telling me how she thought I’d like this band: “and the lead singer is…”
both of us: “Suave.”
A new service is angling to help out women worried about how their rejection will be handled by overly-aggressive gentleman callers. It’s called the Feminist Phone Intervention, and it’s a brilliantly simple trick for socially active.
It works like this: The next time you give a man your number to get him to leave you alone, use this one: (669) 221-6251, courtesy of the folks over Feminist Intervention. When someone calls that number, they’ll reach a computer-recorded message of a bell hooks quotation — so you can “protect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted ‘suitor’ calls or texts,” the website explains. It works for texts, too.
so useful. spread this shit like wildfire
We shouldn’t need this, but I’m glad we have it
Hi Emmy!! I'm sure you get this question a lot, but I've been struggling lately. How did you maintain your confidence in your artwork while you were still developing your style? I know to not compare my art to others, but I was wondering if you had any unique insight into feeling positively about your art? (Your art is lovely btw! I'm a big fan!!)
Every artist has those days where they compare themselves to others and it just feels like an uphill battle that never ends. That’s ok! Checking out how other people do things is a cool way to learn some new tricks, but what’s NOT great is listening to that voice saying “What’s the point of me even trying? That person can do everything way better.”
There’s always gonna be someone better than you, technically, but no one in the world will ever be YOU. You, with your specific thoughts and emotions. Those are the things that will make your art great. Your choices and tastes are what’s going to make your work different from other peoples, just like their tastes make theirs stand out as well.
Don’t worry about “developing a style”. Draw in LOTS of styles. I try to do this, but I’m still pretty stuck in my artistic comfort zones a lot of the time.
It is tough staying positive sometimes! But you gotta remember that you are you, your voice is unique, and there is room for EVERYONE in the art world. Every skill level, every level of dedication to the die-hard draw-every-dayers to the once-in-a-while-doodlers. Everyone’s art is unique and interesting and worth making.
I’ll never be the best technical artist in the world, but maybe I could be an artist who makes someone barf from laughing too hard someday. Goals, man
Advice that’s helpful even for people not in the art world. And her art has been making me laugh out loud for a few years now.
The act of seeing is discontinuous. We see only the things we are interested to see.
UK Foreign Office minister announces resignation on Twitter over UK’s morally reprehensible stance on Gaza
August 5, 2014
Sayeeda Warsi, the senior Foreign Office minister, has resigned from the government in protest at its policy on Gaza, describing it as “morally indefensible”.
Lady Warsi announced her departure on Twitter on Tuesday, saying: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.”
In her resignation letter, Warsi said the government’s “approach and language during the current crisis in Gaza is morally indefensible, is not in Britain’s national interest and will have a long term detrimental impact on our reputation internationally and domestically”.
She said the UK’s stance was “not consistent with the rule of law and our long support for international justice”, adding: “The British government can only play a constructive role in solving the Middle East crisis if it is an honest broker and at the moment I do not think it is.”
Following criticism about the timing of her resignation – on the 29th day of the conflict and after a ceasefire had been announced – Warsi spoke to the BBC to say: “Over the last four weeks, I have done everything that I can both at formal meetings and informal meetings trying to convince my colleagues that our current policy on Gaza is morally indefensible, that it’s not in our interests, it’s not in British interests and that it will have consequences for us both internationally and here at home.
“In the end, for us I felt the government’s position was not moving and therefore I had to on a point of principle resign.”
Warsi became the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet when she was made Conservative party co-chair by Cameron after the 2010 general election. She was subsequently moved to the post of minister of state at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities in the prime minister’s 2012 reshuffle – a move widely regarded as a demotion.
I particularly liked how Cameron responded to her resignation without responding to the point she made about the UK arming Israel
And then there’s the song I start listening to like “ok fine” and then when the chorus came my mouth fell open. Whuck. Such vibrato I don’t know if that’s technically the word I want but it’s the word that came out.
The kind of song that comes on Pandora and makes me do a double take.