heidisaman:

"My car’s my best friend. My office. My home. My location. I have a very intimate sense when I am in a car with someone next to me. We’re in the most comfortable seats because we’re not facing each other, but sitting side by side. We don’t look at each other, but instead do so only when we want to. We’re allowed to look around without appearing rude. We have a big screen in front of us and side views. Silence doesn’t seem heavy or difficult. Nobody serves anybody. And many other aspects. One most important thing is that it transports us from one place to another."
— Abbas Kiarostami 
Stills from Certified Copy (2010) and Like Someone in Love (2012)
heidisaman:

"My car’s my best friend. My office. My home. My location. I have a very intimate sense when I am in a car with someone next to me. We’re in the most comfortable seats because we’re not facing each other, but sitting side by side. We don’t look at each other, but instead do so only when we want to. We’re allowed to look around without appearing rude. We have a big screen in front of us and side views. Silence doesn’t seem heavy or difficult. Nobody serves anybody. And many other aspects. One most important thing is that it transports us from one place to another."
— Abbas Kiarostami 
Stills from Certified Copy (2010) and Like Someone in Love (2012)

heidisaman:

"My car’s my best friend. My office. My home. My location. I have a very intimate sense when I am in a car with someone next to me. We’re in the most comfortable seats because we’re not facing each other, but sitting side by side. We don’t look at each other, but instead do so only when we want to. We’re allowed to look around without appearing rude. We have a big screen in front of us and side views. Silence doesn’t seem heavy or difficult. Nobody serves anybody. And many other aspects. One most important thing is that it transports us from one place to another."

— Abbas Kiarostami

Stills from Certified Copy (2010) and Like Someone in Love (2012)

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ryannorth:

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mikemaihack:

No one is more excited about Batgirl’s new costume than Kara.

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ADORBS

jessethorn:

More importantly: directly audience-funded creative work is by far a net positive for society. It fosters deeper and more important work - there’s a big difference between your relationship to something you voluntary give money to and something you’re willing to show up to a theater with friends for. It reduces the risk inherent in any creative undertaking for the creative people. It makes it so that folks can spend more of their time making and less begging big corporations for money. It gives creative people control, with the backing of people who like their work, rather than giving that control to someone who wants to sell stuff. All of these are good, good things.

Worth reiterating.

lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE. lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE. lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE. lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE. lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE. lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE. lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE. lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE. lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.
Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.
"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE.

lareviewofbooks:

If you’re in Los Angeles, chances are if you look out your window right now, you’ll see a palm tree.

Today we published a fascinating longform essay by Victoria Dailey on the history and cultural iconography of the palm tree in Los Angeles. The piece is part of our collaboration with Flaunt Magazine on their 15th anniversary issue.

"Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles" by Victoria Dailey

When I first came to Los Angeles, Palm Trees symbolized a kind of vacation getaway atmosphere that I held dear. After more than a year here, they just seem kind of like inescapable, useless pillars of wood.

More importantly, I had no idea that they needed so much water! Or that there are oaks and cedars indigenous to LA. THOSE TREES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TREES ASK ANYONE.

sarahb:

Please, let me name your baby.
sarahb:

Please, let me name your baby.

sarahb:

Please, let me name your baby.

egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4
egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 
i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.
part 2
part 3
part 4

egelantier:

my childhood russian edition of lord of the rings had the most amazing, medievally styled illustrations by sergey yuhimov. 

i haven’t appreciated them when i was a child (i obviously wanted something more aesthetically obvious), but now i think they’re just - really badass. going to upload all i could find, in three posts.

part 2

part 3

part 4

Of course.

“[T]he advocates of economic reform will introduce free trade in grain, so that the most deprived regions of the country will have to go compete in the market. But a little riot or two, and on go the controls again. In 1770, the Abbé Terray, the Comptroller General of Finance, acted very quickly to reimpose price controls, levels, restrictions on the movement of grain. He sought no opinions, just acted by royal decree. “Despotism!” cried those who had eaten that day.”
— Hilary Mantel - A Place of Greater Safety


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“In one meeting, Abramson was upset with a photograph that was on the homepage. Rather than asking for a change to be made after the meeting, she turned to the relevant editor and, according to sources with knowledge of the meeting, said bluntly, “I don’t know why you’re still here. If I were you, I would leave now and change the photo.””

This seems like a pretty good and clear example of a double standard, putting aside any broader and more speculative commentary about the implications of Abramson’s termination. It is nearly identical to a story often repeated in praising tones about Apple’s Tim Cook:

Cook’s no-nonsense approach to management and solving problems was made immediately evident upon coming to Apple. When in a meeting discussing a problem in China, Tim Cook noted that the problem was “really bad” and that someone should be in China fixing it. Thirty minutes later, Cook then famously looked over at Apple’s operations manager, Sabih Khan, and asked “Why are you still here?” Khan was on the next flight to China.

This anecdote appears in every hagiography of Cook’s time at Apple, never with negative implications, always as evidence of decisiveness, attention to detail, high standards. People love it! Of course, a flight to China is a lot more onerous —did Khan have a family?— than a trip to a computer to change a photo. While I personally can make no real evidence-based argument that Abramson’s departure, pay, or treatment is the result of sexism in its entirety (I certainly have my suspicions, which only grow as more details leak), I can say this: much of the coverage of her time at the NYT reeks of it.

(via millsinabout)