“‘Salinger’” might have been a portrait of the artist’s escape from the philistines were it not apparent to us, well before the end, that the filmmakers have become the most determined philistines of all.”
poynterinstitute:

brooklynmutt:

If everyone lived as densely as they do in Manhattan, the human race could fit in New Zealand.
More> Co.Exist

Shout out to my home country. Hooray!

poynterinstitute:

brooklynmutt:

If everyone lived as densely as they do in Manhattan, the human race could fit in New Zealand.

More> Co.Exist

Shout out to my home country. Hooray!

Jules et Jim, François Truffaut

magnificentruin:

Holzer Cat

Revelation of the day

magnificentruin:

Holzer Cat

Revelation of the day

Writing Democracy

Some people put their bodies on the line for democracy.  Some pick up weapons.  And some put pen to paper.   Writers who use their gifts to speak truth to power have a special place in the annals of literature.  We revere them for their conscience and their courage.  We’ll talk with some of the world’s most celebrated writerstalk with us about the literature of democracy.

Short, but very pleasant interviews. Includes, among others, Mario Vargas Llosa on Trujillo, Vaclav Havel on art and politics, VS Naipaul on colonialism, and Christopher Hitchens on George Orwell.

Boys don’t cry

Show us not the aim without the way.
For ends and means on earth are so entangled
That changing one, you change the other too;
Each different path brings other ends in view.
In an old joke from the defunct German Democratic Republic, a German worker gets a job in Siberia; aware of how all mail will be read by censors, he tells his friends: ‘Let’s establish a code: if a letter you will get from me is written in ordinary blue ink, it is true; if it is written in red ink, it is false.’ After a month, his friends get the first letter written in blue ink: ‘Everything is wonderful here: stores are full, food is abundant, apartments are large and properly heated, movie theatres show films from the West, there are many beautiful girls ready for an affair—the only thing unavailable is red ink.’
Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power’s disappearance.
cmonstah:

tass-posters:

KukryniksyRussian, 20th centuryThe Metamorphosis of the “Fritzes”, January 15, 1943Ne boltai! Collection

The Art Institute of Chicago has a special Tumblr feed devoted to its Soviet TASS posters show. Follow!!!

cmonstah:

tass-posters:

Kukryniksy
Russian, 20th century
The Metamorphosis of the “Fritzes”, January 15, 1943
Ne boltai! Collection

The Art Institute of Chicago has a special Tumblr feed devoted to its Soviet TASS posters show. Follow!!!

BEST. BLOG. EVER. PERIOD.
uglybelgianhouses:

Suburbs & suburbs filled with these monsters. Welcome to Belgium

BEST. BLOG. EVER. PERIOD.

uglybelgianhouses:

Suburbs & suburbs filled with these monsters. Welcome to Belgium

Agent Scully: “Now where going to run a few tests, this is a simple lie detector. I’ll ask you a few yes or no questions and you just answer truthfully, do you understand?”
Homer: “Yes”

Agent Scully: “Now where going to run a few tests, this is a simple lie detector. I’ll ask you a few yes or no questions and you just answer truthfully, do you understand?”

Homer: “Yes”