A revolution is not a painless march to the gates of freedom and justice. It is a struggle between rage and hope, between the temptation to destroy and the desire to build. Its temperament is desperate. It is a tormented response to the past, to all that has happened, the recalled and unrecalled injustices—for the memory of a revolution reaches much further back than the memory of its protagonists.

- Hisham Matar on Libya: http://nyr.kr/1n7I6mX (via newyorker)

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humansofnewyork:

"Do you have any advice for other fishermen?""You have to sneak up on them and catch them real fast. And you have to wear boots. I once caught a monster fish that went all the way up to the sky like a giant. I like giants. But not mean giants. I like nice giants."

humansofnewyork:

"Do you have any advice for other fishermen?"
"You have to sneak up on them and catch them real fast. And you have to wear boots. I once caught a monster fish that went all the way up to the sky like a giant. I like giants. But not mean giants. I like nice giants."

Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.

- Laura Miller (via dehanginggarden)

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fuckyeahwillowandoz:

Fun fact: This was the first use of the word “googled” on television.

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ssupervix:

Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe

ssupervix:

Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe

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newyorker:

A cartoon by David Borchart. For more cartoons from this week’s issue, visit www.newyorker.com/humor.

newyorker:

A cartoon by David Borchart. For more cartoons from this week’s issue, visit www.newyorker.com/humor.

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School is out for the summer. The sun is beating down on Israel and Gaza. Kids are growing restless. So that they don’t have to pay with their lives for a game of hide-and-seek on a beach, so that they don’t have to duck for cover every time a siren sounds, all eyes should turn to Gaza in hopes that this conflict finally comes to an end.

- Ruth Margalit on the children of Gaza and Israel: http://nyr.kr/1u0xika (via newyorker)

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(via chardonette)

rareaudreyhepburn:

Audrey Hepburn on the set of Funny Face in Paris, France, 1956.

rareaudreyhepburn:

Audrey Hepburn on the set of Funny Face in Paris, France, 1956.

(via oh-audrey-hepburn)

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I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the ability to live on Earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky (via seabois)

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smithsonianmag:

The Highest Resolution Image of Earth Ever

This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.

Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
Ed note: Perfect for your desktop background. Click the photo for the 8000x8000 image
h/t Gizmodo

smithsonianmag:

The Highest Resolution Image of Earth Ever

This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.

Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

Ed note: Perfect for your desktop background. Click the photo for the 8000x8000 image

h/t Gizmodo

(via joberholtzer)

newyorker:

A cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/T1wBWL

newyorker:

A cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/T1wBWL

(Source: newyorker.com)