Jul 27, 2014
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hiphopclassicks:

Whitney Houston


Bow-in-hair, don’t care Whitney is my favorite Whitney

hiphopclassicks:

Whitney Houston

Bow-in-hair, don’t care Whitney is my favorite Whitney

(via actuallygrimes)

Jul 21, 2014
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You win, Eleanor Catton.

(this is from her novel The Luminaries, which I am enjoying very much right now)

You win, Eleanor Catton.

(this is from her novel The Luminaries, which I am enjoying very much right now)

Jul 20, 2014
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Atlanta, sometime prior to May 2003

"Hey, what do you think of using this Matisse collage for the next cover of Emerging Infectious Diseases?"

"Go for it, I guess"

Atlanta, sometime prior to May 2003

"Hey, what do you think of using this Matisse collage for the next cover of Emerging Infectious Diseases?"

"Go for it, I guess"

Jul 16, 2014
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The 7 Ugliest Government Buildings In Washington, D.C.

hexproof:

i really wanna punch this guy in the face for talking shit on such beautiful  brutualist monsters. one of the few things dc does right is scary brutalist architecture. get the fuck out if you don’t like it.

I wonder how many times Benny Johnson had to deal with overzealous police telling them to stop photographing these buildings. My architecture student brother-in-law has gotten hassled SO many times while trying to photograph the HUD building*

*Which is GREAT, by the way. Have you ever looked at that thing in person?! It’s amazing! The flying saucers are my office’s gathering point when our building evacuates, and I love them. I also love the enormous planters full of lawn, because they make no sense.

So much of this article is about poor maintenance, though, and I can’t really argue with that. My building (not featured here, because it’s a big old ugly box in an Art Deco envelope instead of a Brutalist one) still has cracks in the walls from the earthquake. Remember the earthquake? In 2011? I spent a lot of time under the flying saucers that day.

(I could say a lot more about the aesthetic arrogance of being all “LOL Brutalism is so ugly” without trying to learn about the style, understand the history of it, etc., but I’ll leave that to my brother-in-law)

Jul 15, 2014
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southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE


I would agree with this if I could stop listening to the tyrannical inner voice that insists my legs be hairless if I want to bare them to the world.This voice doesn’t care about green-brown bruises 3”+ in diameter, apparently. Only leg hair.

southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE

I would agree with this if I could stop listening to the tyrannical inner voice that insists my legs be hairless if I want to bare them to the world.

This voice doesn’t care about green-brown bruises 3”+ in diameter, apparently. Only leg hair.

(Source: bowsbrosandbacrdi, via meetapossum)

Jul 14, 2014
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nprmusic:

pbsdigitalstudios:

Rufus and David Yow are a match made in mac-rimony. Go cocoNUTS for this macaroon recipe while enjoying the silly cooking styles of Rufus and David Yow in this episode of Pancake Mountain

http://youtu.be/D7B0M2aqZcM

What in the… 

Wow, Pancake Mountain is back! It was a local punk children’s TV show in DC in the 00’s (is there anything more DC-in-the-00’s than a local punk children’s TV show? Where/when else might something like that ever, ever happen?).


Somehow (still not entirely sure how, it might’ve been through a WVAU connection?) I ended up going to the Deerhoof performance for Pancake Mountain at the Black Cat back in 2007. It was at like 10 AM on a Saturday and the kid audience was NUTS. Best atmosphere of any concert I’ve ever been to except for Grass Widow/The Raincoats at Comet Ping Pong, and unlike at that show, I was not drinking red wine out of a beer can.


Goddammit, I’m going to miss DC, aren’t I.

Jul 12, 2014
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actuallygrimes:

summer happiness jam! 

I can’t help but move my hips to this song, even while sitting down. The bridge leaves something to be desired, but otherwise I’m all about it.

Jul 11, 2014
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eriebasin:

19th Century Oddfellows Eye of Providence Painted Silk Aprons, $195/each

Automatic reblogs for creepy eyes where they don’t belong

eriebasin:

19th Century Oddfellows Eye of Providence Painted Silk Aprons, $195/each

Automatic reblogs for creepy eyes where they don’t belong

Jul 10, 2014
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A few years ago I got to attend a Q&A session with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I asked her how the dynamics of the Supreme Court changed with 3 women on the court these days, as opposed to when it was just her & Sandra Day O’Connor, or when she was the only woman after SDOC retired.
I wish I remembered her answer in more detail, but the thrust of it was: 3 was the magic number. 1 was the loneliest (obv) and 2 was comrades, but still individuals, you know? But 3… 3 starts to be a clique.

A few years ago I got to attend a Q&A session with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I asked her how the dynamics of the Supreme Court changed with 3 women on the court these days, as opposed to when it was just her & Sandra Day O’Connor, or when she was the only woman after SDOC retired.

I wish I remembered her answer in more detail, but the thrust of it was: 3 was the magic number. 1 was the loneliest (obv) and 2 was comrades, but still individuals, you know? But 3… 3 starts to be a clique.

(Source: beyoncevoters)

Jul 10, 2014
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1st season of Twin Peaks > 1st season of True D(ick)tectiveIf you’re gonna do the dead-girl-creepy-mystery thing, you gotta GO THERE, you know?

1st season of Twin Peaks > 1st season of True D(ick)tective

If you’re gonna do the dead-girl-creepy-mystery thing, you gotta GO THERE, you know?

(Source: somethingheinous, via thespectraldimension)

Jul 5, 2014
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fy-fruits:

Chiakichi, S NK KU

Perfect face, perfect fashion, perfect photo

fy-fruits:

Chiakichi, S NK KU

Perfect face, perfect fashion, perfect photo

Jul 3, 2014
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Truths about Charli XCX in this piece on the NPR music blog

  • Her stage presence is similar to Fred Durst
  • It’s too bad that she had to be cast as Tai in the “Fancy” video
  • She ought to collaborate with Nicki Minaj
Jul 3, 2014
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lolololol no no no here is NOT HOW
Do not use an easy curl barbell to do Olympic lifts. You will have bad form (the squiggly shape will make it hard to keep the bar close & you’ll hurt your back). Or the part that sticks out will bang against your shin or knee or iliac crest or collarbone, which, OW

lolololol no no no here is NOT HOW

Do not use an easy curl barbell to do Olympic lifts. You will have bad form (the squiggly shape will make it hard to keep the bar close & you’ll hurt your back). Or the part that sticks out will bang against your shin or knee or iliac crest or collarbone, which, OW

Jul 3, 2014
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fy-fruits:

Awatsu Mai, 20 yr old

Hello, where do I sign up to get this outfit

fy-fruits:

Awatsu Mai, 20 yr old

Hello, where do I sign up to get this outfit

Jul 2, 2014
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“The Big Ship” is anchored by a synthesizer playing unceasing sustained chords that suggest a hymn. (Hymns have been an obsession of Eno’s since childhood.) A guitar rises up in a distorted swell, following the chords closely, playing the root note of each one. The chords cycle without changing, though a contrapuntal arpeggio sneaks in and plays against the chords as they fade.
Sasha Frere-Jones on that song that I love
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