"Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death—ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those who are coming after us."

James Baldwin; The Fire Next Time

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A few things about Israel you won’t see much of in mainstream media

"Inside Out" - Spoon


After spending his early twenties writing film criticism and aspiring to make films of own, Schrader was hovering around Hollywood, unsettled by the films presented to him. What he saw were pictures that “exalted idiosyncrasy and the cult of personality,” focusing on me and not we, highlighting the importance of individuality as a means of understanding oneself on a greater level. However, through his time spent admiring Eames and learning from his work, Schrader came to find a person who exposed him that to the idea that the cult of personality was in fact ephemeral, flowing from one person to the next, uniting humanity with a deeper kind of likeness.

Schrader claims it was that sentiment, combined with the thought that “images are ideas,” which overturned his world. The article he wrote on Eames would be published in Film Quarterly in the Spring of 1970, and was titled “Poetry of Ideas.” The focus was on Eames’ short films created with his wife, Ray, and how they exemplified something entirely unique to the cinematic tradition. Amalgamating science and technology to convey their own means of communication, Schrader said the films possessed a “unified aesthetic with many branch-like manifestations,” and that they had a “cerebral sensibility” seldom seen in the medium.

A Brief Look Back on Paul Schrader and the Man Who Overturned His World, Charles Eames





Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

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IVAW: Iraq Veterans Against The War.

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Jim ManganTime of Nothing: The Great Salt Lake, Utah

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"Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean."

Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet”

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Bob Marley - “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”


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The Blood of a Poet (dir. Jean Cocteau, 1930)

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Sex is the Same Thing as Gender, and it is Socially Constructed. Not Science




So I’m not sure if this will make it easier for people to understand the idea of sex as a social construct as well as being the same thing as gender as soon as it enters the social sphere but I’m going to try.

A penis is just a…


I think the most terrifying and exciting thing is having a conversation with someone so interesting that they leave you repeating their words in your head over and over again for days.

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LGBTQ* Typography, Art and Posters You May Have Missed

Art posted during Gay Pride Weekend, Portland, Maine in late(r)-2000s

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Just as plants live from the earth, and animals live from the plants, so does the part of society which possesses free time … live from the surplus labour of the workers.

Wealth is therefore disposable time.



Barbara Kruger
(We don’t need another hero)
90” by 117”
photographic silkscreen/vinyl

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