03 9 / 2014

whippit-princess:

lasso:



Guys seriously would you LOOK at mini Adam Scott from Boy Meets World circa 1994



was this when he was mayor

WHAT STOP.

whippit-princess:

lasso:

Guys seriously would you LOOK at mini Adam Scott from Boy Meets World circa 1994

was this when he was mayor

WHAT STOP.

(via hellakaty)

03 9 / 2014

"These cities aren’t telling contractors what they want to buy. They’re laying out problems they want to fix."

02 9 / 2014

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

(via hellakaty)

02 9 / 2014

(via Ballet of the Sidewalk - Metropolis Magazine - February 2014)
The homes, while nondescript, are lovely. Step inside from the garage—front doors are rarely used—and you’re met with vast expanses of space in which every amenity can be found. All the pleasures that were once provided publicly by the community are now provided privately by the middle-class house. The theater has been replaced by the giant-screen TV, the pool hall has made its way into the rec room, and the playground has become the backyard jungle gym.  

This is wrong. The privatization of the public realm means the end of community life, and we don’t need a new, better pope to tell us what that does to our spirit. … As we drive more, we spend less time publicly, which allows the public realm to deteriorate further, causing us to drive more.

(via Ballet of the Sidewalk - Metropolis Magazine - February 2014)
The homes, while nondescript, are lovely. Step inside from the garage—front doors are rarely used—and you’re met with vast expanses of space in which every amenity can be found. All the pleasures that were once provided publicly by the community are now provided privately by the middle-class house. The theater has been replaced by the giant-screen TV, the pool hall has made its way into the rec room, and the playground has become the backyard jungle gym.

This is wrong. The privatization of the public realm means the end of community life, and we don’t need a new, better pope to tell us what that does to our spirit. … As we drive more, we spend less time publicly, which allows the public realm to deteriorate further, causing us to drive more.

01 9 / 2014

01 9 / 2014

somervillearchives:

Here’s a postcard for our new arrivals. May your moving day be as painless as possible.

Hahaha. That woman does not look like she’s feeling safe in Somerville.

somervillearchives:

Here’s a postcard for our new arrivals. May your moving day be as painless as possible.

Hahaha. That woman does not look like she’s feeling safe in Somerville.

31 8 / 2014

arb

(Source: madmothmiko, via hellakaty)

31 8 / 2014

30 8 / 2014

I think I have been reading aldaily since 2007, making it one of the longest-lasting bookmarks I have. It occurs to me that I should make an attempt to share the wealth.

29 8 / 2014

"In 2010, he devised Participatory Chinatown, a role-playing game in which Bostonians were invited to play one of 15 fictional residents, and complete missions like finding a job or a place to hang out. “People said they appreciated the perspective of this other person they got to play,” he says. “They told the story of what was happening in a very different way – much more personalised.” But the method has its limitations: “They might play, say, an immigrant who couldn’t afford to buy a coffee at Starbucks every morning. But if they wanted a Starbucks on every corner in real life, that was still the case [after they finished the game]. Playing Grand Theft Auto doesn’t make me want to shoot people, so why would playing a pro-social video game make me more pro-social?”"