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Anonymous gods, Marion Balac

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We’re all writing secret novels, right? One of my favorite colleagues actually finished his, and it’s a charming comedic mystery featuring a smartly dressed grad student heroine named Emma Clarke.

And it’s up on Amazon here: The Great Banana Peel Mogul (how can you resist that title?)…

(via Slide Show: American Public Libraries Great and Small : The New Yorker)
Slide Show: American Public Libraries Great and Small : The New Yorker

Slide Show: American Public Libraries Great and Small : The New Yorker

Barack Obama Being Adorable with Adorable Children

alexleo:

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Tags: Obama!

bindersfullofwomen:

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blackgirlphresh:

Uncompromising Photos Expose Juvenile Detention in America

On any given night in the U.S., there are approximately 60,500 youth confined in juvenile correctional facilities or other residential programs. Photographer Richard Ross has spent the past five years criss-crossing the country photographing the architecture, cells, classrooms and inhabitants of these detention sites.The resulting photo-survey, Juvenile-In-Justice, documents 350 facilities in over 30 states. It’s more than a peek into unseen worlds — it is a call to action and care.

The U.S. locks up children at more than six times the rate of all other developed nations. The over 60,000 average daily juvenile lockups, a figure estimated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), are also disproportionately young people of color. With an average cost of $80,000 per year to lock up a child, the U.S. spends more than $5 billion annually on youth detention. On top of the cost, in its recent report No Place for Kids, the AECF presents evidence to show that youth incarceration does not reduce recidivism rates, does not benefit public safety and exposes those imprisoned to further abuse and violence. 

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To the Little Fort of San Lazaro on the Ocean Front, Havana

Watch tower once for pirates
That sailed the sun-bright seas-
Red pirates, great romantics.

DRAKE
DE PLAN
EL GRILLO

Against such as these
Years and years ago
You served quite well-
When time and ships were slow.
But now,
Against a pirate called
THE NATIONAL CITY BANK
What can you do alone?
Would it not be
Just as well you tumbled down,
Stone by helpless stone?

- Langston Hughes (from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, Vintage Classic, 1994, p.136.)

(Just stumbled on this and wanted to share..)

Before and after photoshop images of Victoria’s-Secret models.

Before and after photoshop images of Victoria’s-Secret models.

A compelling interview with scholar of Haitian history, Laurent Dubois.

thepublicarchive:

Aftershocks + Avengers: An interview with Laurent Dubois
A compelling interview with scholar of Haitian history, Laurent Dubois.

thepublicarchive:

Aftershocks + Avengers: An interview with Laurent Dubois

schomburgcenter:

Pan-Africanist Walter Rodney (1942–1980) was born to a working-class family in Guyana. He earned his Ph.D. at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 1966. His thesis, published in 1970, A History of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545–1800 has remained a classic.

Teaching…

(via thepublicarchive)

The NYTimes has an article and slideshow of buildings in Havana designed by NY Architects. Worth a looksie.

washington heights

washington heights