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Rinko Kikuchi for Jalouse China December 2013 by Jumbo Tsui

"Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential."  - Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

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Ethel Leontine GABAIN & HOGRET

One day we were shooting “Portlandia” downtown and we went to eat in the lunchroom of this church where they were having an art show. This season’s shoot was really hard; I felt very pushed and challenged, and I was tired and disoriented a lot. I remember sitting down and seeing this painting on a canvas. It said: “If you can, please wake up.” It’s this weird, dark, intense phrase that almost sounded like something like a kid would say to his parents. And that became my mantra for the whole rest of the shoot.
I spent two weeks chasing down the artist— he was the security guard at the building. I told him how much that painting meant to me and how it had really gotten me through the shoot and he said, “I would be happy to sell it to you if it means that much to you.” So about a month ago, I drove over to his house and bought the painting from him.

Carrie Brownstein
Photographs © We Are The Rhoads
Is it easy for you to forget about people?

Emily, I would prefer to discuss this in private messages. 

Like the naked leads the blind.
I know I’m selfish, I’m unkind.
Sucker love I always find,
Someone to bruise and leave behind.

Sex (The 1975 cover) // Lauren Aquilina 

And this is how it starts
Take your shoes off in the back of my van
Yeah my shirt looks so good,
When it’s just hanging off your back

1920’s dresses (via)


The college radio DJ has played 22 mountain goats songs in a row without comment, and I feel like someone should call and make sure they’re ok.

« Can you see? The two lovers over here. The man with the hat and the red-haired girl. » 

What i find very interesting in the Nighthawks of Hopper is the couple at the bar who slightly touch their hands. Or maybe they’re strangers and they share important information for a dangerous mobster or maybe they’re cops and take a break after a long journey? Perhaps the barman who smile at them is a dangerous murderer and they’re going to catch him just after Madame had finished her peanuts?