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The best way to honor [Robin] Williams may be to drag depression out of the closet and place it center stage.

—Sandy Banks writes that, in the wake of Robin Williams’ death, it’s time to shine a light on suicide and banish the shame. “Instead of saying ‘Are you OK?’ to a friend who seems hopeless or depressed,” she writes, “we ought to ask directly, ‘Have you felt so bad you wanted to die? Have you thought about taking your life?’” (via latimes)

(via latimes)

calumet412:

Looking south on Grant Park at crowds gathered for an air show, 1911, Chicago.

calumet412:

Looking south on Grant Park at crowds gathered for an air show, 1911, Chicago.

(via studentloop)

under-radar-mag:

If it weren’t for the very self-explanatory name LP1, you’d be forgiven for not believing it was British singer/producer FKA twigs’ debut album. Rarely does a young artist make such an assured and confident statement with their first full-length album, and LP1 establishes twigs as one of those artists who is immediately and uniquely themselves right out of the gate. (via FKA twigs: LP1 (Young Turks) Review | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

under-radar-mag:

If it weren’t for the very self-explanatory name LP1, you’d be forgiven for not believing it was British singer/producer FKA twigs’ debut album. Rarely does a young artist make such an assured and confident statement with their first full-length album, and LP1 establishes twigs as one of those artists who is immediately and uniquely themselves right out of the gate. (via FKA twigs: LP1 (Young Turks) Review | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

mobylosangelesarchitecture:

i just got back from shambhala fest in british columbia. and i need some sleep.

i wanted to write a little update about the space itself, as it’s a really remarkable permanent installation lodged in a valley near salmo, b.c.

i walked around on the first day when people were arriving and i took some daylight pictures of the structures and the first arrivals and when they were testing out the sound systems. then later that night i took a few pictures as i was dj’ing.

i’d write more from an architectural perspective but honestly i need to go to sleep. mea culpa, i choose sleep over architecture, at least right now. my eyelids feel like sandbags.

goodnight.

and thanks to everyone who organized and attended shambhala fest. it was a really remarkable weekend.

thanks

moby

The paradox of social media is that it offers a channel through which to communicate yourself while the technology itself shapes and limits what is communicated, and how. All these people, each of them tweeting a tiny Whitmanesque song of himself, are largely indistinguishable.

Mark O’Connell on Cory Arcangel’s new book, “Working on My Novel,” and why novelists tweet about their writing: http://nyr.kr/1sF4avK (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

sociolab:

My favorite thing about gendered products is not when the same thing is marketed to men or women based on color, but when they have one for women and one for everyone else.  Yes, this white thermometer is for people, but this pink one is especially for women because they are a different brand of people.

theclassyissue:

JULY mixtape for ACCLAIM Magazine.


~~~ TRACKLIST ~~~
01. G-Unit - Come Up
02. AD - Without It feat. Problem & Bad Lucc
03. Game - Or Nah feat. Too $hort, Problem & Eric Bellinger
04. Young Thug - Strange Things
05. PARTYNEXTDOOR - Recognize feat. Drake
06. Cap 1 - Get Out Here & Werk feat. 2 Chainz & Skooly
07. Kevin Gates - Out The Mud
08. Sir Michael Rocks - Some Ish feat. Twista
09. Big K.R.I.T - Pay Attention feat. Rico Love
10. Rico Love - He Got Money feat. Future
11. The Dream - Outkast
12. Que - Diamonds feat. August Alsina
13. Waka Flocka - Trap Hop
14. Danny Brown & Rustie - Attak
15. Rich Homie Quan - I Got It feat. Young Thug
16. B.o.B - Swing My Way feat. Sevyn Streeter
17. Young Scooter - Life Support feat. 2 Chainz
18. Ca$h Out - She Twerkin (Remix) ft. Juicy J, Lil Boosie, Ty Dolla Sign & Kid Ink
19. French Montana - R&B Chicks Feat. Fabolous & Wale
20. Jeezy - Seen It All feat. Jay-Z