As a student in the 1970s, Deborah Willis came to the realization that images of black beauty, female and male, simply did not exist in the larger culture. Determined to redress this imbalance, Willis examined everything from vintage ladies’ journals to black newspapers, and started what would become a lifelong quest. With more than two hundred arresting images, many previously unpublished, Posing Beauty recovers a world many never knew existed. Historical subjects such as Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker illuminate the past; Angela Davis and Muhammad Ali take us to the civil rights era; Denzel Washington, Lil’ Kim, and Michelle Obama celebrate the present. Featuring the works of more than one hundred photographers, including Carl van Vechten, Eve Arnold, Lee Friedlander, and Carrie Mae Weems, Willis’s book not only celebrates the lives of the famous but also captures the barber shop, the bodybuilding contest, and prom night. Posing Beauty challenges our most fundamental assumptions about what it means to be “beautiful.”
242 duotone photographs; 40 pages of five-color photographs.
“No ship should go down without her captain…”
The final, huge trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. Nothing else to be said except to enjoy…
tracked tags now show the most popular posts
which means if you track a tag for new posts you actually cant see any new posts because the same popular posts are only displayed making tracking tags 100% redundant
tumblr has literally just broken an entire feature for no reason
Blondie - “Sunday Girl” & “Dreaming” on ToTP, December 15, 1979
She performed in shades like that on New Year’s Eve as we hovered over the High Line, lost in a sea of white balloons and bubbly. If, after Saturday, the silence remains, I guess I’ll start filling in my social calendar and booking my solo trek to the Old World.
I mean, our party where I was going to 3D print the specialized chocolate dessert decorations… the collaborative installations we were one day going to build… the houses we were going to flip… There was so much we had planned before he ran away.
Jamie Cullum - Save Your Soul - Later… with Jools Holland - BBC Two (by BBC)
The amazing performance of last night’s rant! :)
I really LOVE this, the strings, the bearded choirboys(amazingly talented lovely guys).the lyrics and basically everything.
Been on repeat since the moment I woke up, been singing and jumping in the shower like crazy :D
I dreamed that this year I’ve been following Jamie around the UK, instead of Europe like we did in 2010-2011 :)
Can’t wait till 20th May!
I LOVE THIS
I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT
I already have so many favourite tracks from this album and it’s not even out yet UGH I WANT IT SO BADLY WHY CAN’T IT BE OUT ALREADY?!
A year ago today, I casually made a Tumblr post entitled Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch. By lunchtime it was trending on Twitter. By the next day, it was appearing in tabloid newspapers. Over the months that followed, I found out that Benedict himself had seen it, when he called it “brilliant” and “fantastic” in the New York Times, and discussed it in a VH1 interview. It’s even been the subject of a gag on 30 Rock.
When I originally posted it, I imagined that a few of my Tumblr friends would giggle and that would be it. Now it’s given me tons of new followers and has got more notes than anything else I’ve ever done. Thanks, folks!
On this Otterversary, there’s only one thing I want to say: Benedict, I’m so sorry…
Do they ever want to escape?
Climb out of the curved white pages
and enter our world?
Holden Caulfield slipping in the side door
of the movie theater to catch the two o’clock.
Anna Karenina sitting in the local diner,
reading the paper as the waitress
in a bright green uniform
serves up a cheeseburger and a Coke.
Even Hector, on break from the Iliad,
takes a stroll through the park,
admires a fresh bed of tulips.
Who knows? Maybe
they were growing tired
of the author’s mind,
all its twists and turns,
or they were finally weary
of stumbling around Pamplona,
a bottle in each fist,
eating lotuses on the banks of the Nile.
Perhaps it was just too hot
in the small California town
where they’d been written into
a lifetime of plowing fields.
Whatever the reason, here they are,
content to spend the day
roaming the city streets, rain falling
on their phantasmal shoulders,
enjoying the bustle of the crowd.
Wouldn’t you, if you could?
Step out of your own story
to lean for an afternoon against the doorway
of the five-and-dime, sipping your coffee,
your life somewhere far behind you,
all its heat and toil nothing but a tale
resting in the hands of a stranger,
the dingy sidewalk ahead wet and glistening.
|—||danusha laméris, fictional characters. (via black-poetry)|
Lego Globe Theatre. More photos here.
Lego Globe (!)
Kanzashi by Sakae