Anonymous said: do you go to duke?
WAT. I might be seeing her play with Black Keys in November (maybe it was December?)
dooooooo it. her live persona weird as fuck… definitely not for everyone but it needs to be seen! (reviews of the show i went to were split basically 50/50 between people who think she’s cold/detached/pretentiously calculated, versus everyone else who thinks she’s downright the most intriguing live act in the world right now)
i strummed st. vincent’s guitar today
"As long as Western liberal democracies can name “gay rights” as the new litmus test for an appropriate twenty-first century democracy, we can obsess about “anti-gay” legislation in Nigeria and say nothing about the violence and economic exploitation of the Shell Oil Company on the land and bodies of Nigerians. We can be seduced by the international gay travel industry to visit “gay friendly” (and “post-racial paradise”) Rio de Janeiro, and say nothing of the massive police violence and genocidal removal of blacks from favelas in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Is it any wonder that many people outside of the United States, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, have grown resentful of increasing threats to pull critical funding by NGOs and Western nations for not being “LGBT friendly,” while we let all other sorts of violence and exploitation (often by corporations and evangelical churches that originate within the West) go unmentioned?"
nah still undergrad, getting my professional degree now. Architecture starts with a 4 year pre-professional degree and then one more year for your bachelor’s in architecture or two for your master’s. you need one of these to be licensed
Waitress: Do you have any questions about the menu?
Dad: *points to grass-fed burger* I didn’t know that was legal in NC?
Waitress: I’m sorry…??
Dad: *mimes smoking a joint*
Waitress: collapses into adjacent chair
She drew this on our receipt hahah never a dull day with the father
I worked full-time all summer and did photography gigs on the side, and for the first time, I was able to pay my tuition in full by myself. Forfeiting my earnings was an awesome but bittersweet feeling.
Then today, I got a notification that I had received a refund to my account. I logged in and found out that I’ve mysteriously been awarded a full scholarship by the school of architecture for the remainder of my degree, meaning it’s all sitting back in da bank account, which is an even better feeling $$$$$
"The great-great grandchildren of my mother have lost their [Palestinian] grandmother, three uncles, an aunt and a cousin at the hands of the Israeli army. Their family apartment building in Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza was bombed on July 20 from an Israeli F16, turning the four story building to rubble, leaving every single family member inside it dead. … For me to hold on to the honour granted by the State of Israel, under these circumstances, will be both an insult to the memory of my courageous mother who risked her life and that of her children fighting against suppression and for the preservation of human life as well as an insult to those in my family, four generations on, who lost no less than six of their relatives in Gaza at the hands of the State of Israel."
Zanoli, an attorney by profession, heard about the killing of the Ziadah family from his niece. As a way of expressing his shock and pain, he decided to return the medal and certificate that were awarded to him and his mother (posthumously) as Righteous Among the Nations. Because of his age and poor health, he did not do so in person, but sent them by messenger to the Israeli Embassy in The Hague – the same place where he received them in an official ceremony three years ago.
His letter is really worth reading in full.
"I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist, racist capitalist dogs like Ronald Reagan, who come right out and let you know where they’re from. And on the opposite end, you have the left, who are supposed to be committed to justice, equality, and human rights. And somewhere between these two points is the liberal. As far as I’m concerned, ‘liberal’ is the most meaningless word in the dictionary. History has shown me that as long as some white middle class people can live high on the hog, take vacations to Europe, send their children to private schools, and the reap the benefits of their white skin privileges, then they are ‘liberals’. But when times get hard and money gets tight, they pull off that liberal mask and you think you’re talking to Adolf Hitler. They feel sorry for the so-called underprivileged just as long as they can maintain their own privileges."
Assata Shakur (via basednkrumah)