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theparisreview:

“Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.” The secret of life and love, according to Ray Bradbury. (via)

smithsonianlibraries:

"This is madness", thought The Collector, "being up all night, trying to catch bugs. Why don’t I collect stamps or bottlecaps like a normal person…"
From: Taschenberg, Ernst Ludwig et al. - Die Insekten, Tausendfüssler und Spinnen (1877)

smithsonianlibraries:

"This is madness", thought The Collector, "being up all night, trying to catch bugs. Why don’t I collect stamps or bottlecaps like a normal person…"

From: Taschenberg, Ernst Ludwig et al. - Die Insekten, Tausendfüssler und Spinnen (1877)

gladyourenothere:

"Greetings from Joe"
Brooklyn, NY

willyoulookatthat:

thetiredgames:

Dachshund U.N.

For three weekends, 47 Dachshunds, more commonly known as Sausage Dogs, will attempt to solve the world’s Human Rights issues.”

The only hope for humanity in a long time

nprbooks:

Twenty-five years ago, on April 15, 1989, Chinese students were mourning the death of a reformist leader. But what began as mourning evolved into mass protests demanding democracy. Demonstrators remained in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, day after day, until their protests were brutally suppressed by the Chinese army — on June 4. Hundreds died; to this day, no one knows how many.

NPR’s Louisa Lim explores those events, the forgotten deaths and the Chinese government’s rewriting of the official narrative in a new book, The People’s Republic of Amnesia. Her story includes an investigation into a forgotten crackdown in the southwestern city of Chengdu — which, to this day, has never been reported.

Tang Deying holds her determination in the stubborn set of her jaw. This diminutive, disheveled, elderly woman shuffling into the room in her pink plastic flip-flops is one of the few living links to the crackdown in Chengdu during the summer of 1989.

When martial law troops opened fire on civilians in Beijing on June 4, 1989, the violence was beamed immediately into living rooms around the world. Yet it has taken a quarter-century for details to emerge of the deadly events in Chengdu that cost Tang’s 17-year-old son his life.

For 25 years, a single aim has driven Tang’s existence: seeking restitution and accountability for the death of her son, Zhou Guocong, who was fatally beaten in police custody after disappearing in the 1989 Chengdu crackdown.

"Right is right. Wrong is wrong," she told me firmly

See the rest of the story here.

Images courtesy Louisa Lim and Kim Nygaard

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stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

How to lie with statistics: Death In Florida version
btw, a clearer version of this graph is here:

kenyatta:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

How to lie with statistics: Death In Florida version

btw, a clearer version of this graph is here:

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Mary Poppins coffee set by Monika Diamantopoulou

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