Ashley Mackenzie - Filling In The Gaps             Drawings

Ashley Mackenzie - Filling In The Gaps             Drawings

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Where are Jane Austen, Borges, and Heidegger now? The first in a week-long series of illustrations by Jason Novak, captioned by Eric Jarosinski.

Where are Jane Austen, Borges, and Heidegger now? The first in a week-long series of illustrations by Jason Novak, captioned by Eric Jarosinski.

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highs0ciety:

arabbara:

R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

this is the only september 11th post I’m reblogging

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Today in Unjustified Emotions:

supreme bitterness (with a touch of laughter and ironic realization)

my dream, like my DREAM, for this next year was to perfect gershwin’s rhapsody in blue on the piano, audition for the concerto competition, win, and check “perform favorite piece of all time with orchestra" off my bucket list. this dream allowed me to fall in love with music again. this dream allowed me to challenge myself in an area i thought i’d given up on. it seemed unrealistic at first, but the harder i practiced, the more attainable this goal became. i turned to this piece when i felt like i wasn’t good enough at school or being a girl or anything else, because practicing was something i could control. practicing made me feel strong, and reminded me that dedication and repetition produce tangible, beautiful results. entering the school year, i was very confident that i could perform that piece successfully within the next few months. everything was coming together. 

and what happens? we’re playing it NOW, with a fucking professional soloist, in carnegie fucking hall. GREAT. 

i feel like someone ripped my dream out from under my feet and slapped me across the face with it.

like 11:11-make-a-wish misunderstood me. “oh, you want to play this piece? SURE LET’S DO IT (but like completely eliminate the chance of you even registering to compete with this solo, because you aren’t good enough anyway. how does last chair second violin sound instead?”

but god, this is so brilliantly ironic that i can’t help but laugh a little. of all the pieces we could have played before next fall.  










darksilenceinsuburbia:

Andy Freeberg

Guardians

In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

1. Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum

2.Matisse Still Life, Hermitage Museum

3.Konchalovsky’s Family Portrait, State Tretyakov Gallery

4. Veronese’s Adoration of the Shepherds, Hermitage Museum

5. Rublev and Daniil’s The Deesis Tier, State Tretyakov Gallery

6. Michelangelo’s Moses and the Dying Slave, Pushkin Museum

7.Malevich’s Self Portrait, Russian State Museum

8. Nesterov’s Blessed St Sergius of Radonezh, Russian State Museum

9. Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery

10. Kugach’s Before the Dance, State Tretyakov Gallery

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colourmebaadd:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Tuesday afternoon, Ferguson protesters march in downtown St. Louis, from City Hall to the US Courthouse. 

This is super important

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confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth




thirdmanrecordsofficial:

Lisbon. Portugal. 

thirdmanrecordsofficial:

Lisbon. Portugal. 

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lucytwobows:

Florence and the Machine.

lucytwobows:

Florence and the Machine.

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