July 28, 2014
heracliteanfire:

(via BibliOdyssey: Taishō Posters)

heracliteanfire:

(via BibliOdyssey: Taishō Posters)

July 28, 2014
budapestposter:

Hétfői mozi: My Fair Lady - Minden idők egyik legjobb musical filmadaptációja Audrey Hepburn főszereplésével  | Monday Movie: My Fair Lady - one of the all-time best movie musicals starring Audrey Hepburn(Darvas Árpád, 1969)

budapestposter:

Hétfői mozi: My Fair Lady - Minden idők egyik legjobb musical filmadaptációja Audrey Hepburn főszereplésével  | Monday Movie: My Fair Lady - one of the all-time best movie musicals starring Audrey Hepburn

(Darvas Árpád, 1969)

July 28, 2014
tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Beth Tether
Tumblr: http://generalnerd.tumblr.com/

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Beth Tether

Tumblr: http://generalnerd.tumblr.com/

July 28, 2014
austinkleon:

Saul Steinberg and Kurt Vonnegut

In A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut called Steinberg “the wisest person I ever met in my entire life”:

I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”
I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”
Six seconds passed, and then he said, “God put him on Earth to show us what it’s like to be really rich.” I said, “Saul, I am a novelist, and many of my friends are novelists and good ones, but when we talk I keep feeling we are in a very different businesses. What makes me feel that way?”
Six seconds passed, and then he said, “It’s very simple. There are two sorts of artists, one not being in the least superior to the other. But one responds to the history of his or her art so far, and the other responds to life itself.”
I said, “Saul, are you gifted?”
Six seconds passed, and then he growled, “No. But what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.’

Filed under: Steinberg, Vonnegut

austinkleon:

Saul Steinberg and Kurt Vonnegut

In A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut called Steinberg “the wisest person I ever met in my entire life”:

I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”

I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”

Six seconds passed, and then he said, “God put him on Earth to show us what it’s like to be really rich.” I said, “Saul, I am a novelist, and many of my friends are novelists and good ones, but when we talk I keep feeling we are in a very different businesses. What makes me feel that way?”

Six seconds passed, and then he said, “It’s very simple. There are two sorts of artists, one not being in the least superior to the other. But one responds to the history of his or her art so far, and the other responds to life itself.”

I said, “Saul, are you gifted?

Six seconds passed, and then he growled, “No. But what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.’

Filed under: Steinberg, Vonnegut

(via joespub)

July 28, 2014
newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Venus on the Beach,” by Roz Chast: http://nyr.kr/1zlAwxQ

newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Venus on the Beach,” by Roz Chast: http://nyr.kr/1zlAwxQ

(Source: newyorker.com)

July 28, 2014
synchrodogs:

Bimba&Lola fw14-15 campaign  by Synchrodogs

synchrodogs:

Bimba&Lola fw14-15 campaign by Synchrodogs

July 28, 2014

pulitzercenter:

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There is no way to treat patients who don’t know that they have TB, and it’s estimated that a person with TB who goes untreated will infect between 10 and 15 people every year. So even if things inside the walls of a hospital are running smoothly, it is what is happening outside the clinics and hospitals that is most important.

If there is a good health system in the cities but not in the countryside, then the disease will continue to spread. Because TB is contagious and airborne, no half measures can be effective in ending the disease. That is one of the reasons that the funding gaps we are exploring in this project are so worrying. TB is a powerful disease that is present across the globe. If you don’t fully fund the fight against TB, then every dollar you spend will only make a small difference and then be washed away.

Read more from Pulitzer Center grantee David Rochkind’s project: The Price of Health: TB Budget Gaps in Vietnam

July 28, 2014

brwnpaperbag:

Ceramics by Chau Nguyen

July 28, 2014
"Long before de Blasio took office, New Yorkers of lesser means were being pushed to the back door not just of their buildings, but of the city itself. The mayor has been clear enough on his priorities. The question now is whether the residents of this city will allow him to proceed."

The Poor Will Always Be With Us. But Where Will We Let Them Live?

(Source: thisiscitylab)

July 28, 2014
retrogasm:

Bowery Babe

retrogasm:

Bowery Babe