Black in Latin America →
“We thought the prime black experience in the New World was in America. It wasn’t. By the numbers alone, the prime experience was south of our borders,” says Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Tina Fey's prayer for her daughter →
newsweek: braiker: First, Lord: No tattoos. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty. When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer. Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Honestly. It ain’t easy being a young lady today. True...
theatlantic: Michael Beirut | Project: Create Logo for the New World Symphony in Miami An award-winning designer, Bierut is a partner in the New York design firm Pentagram. He was commissioned by the New World Symphony to create a new logo inspired by the Gehry-designed performance hall itself. Here he shares the path he took to create the logo—a process by which art of one sort influenced art...
O, Miami, in translation →
“This is where translations happen. … When we were designing a festival to speak to Miami and not be just a naval-gazing, MFA-style festival, we looked for something that all Miamians intrinsically understand.” —O, Miami co-founder P. Scott Cunningham
new Iris Rising: Inner Vision blog posts →
Daily frame posts updated through Day 13, but really I’m up to Day 27. Out of 70. This seemed so much easier on Day 1.
Who thinks it's still called INS? Lots and lots of... →
In January 2011, our report registered nearly 30,000 searches for the term “INS.” This leaves us wondering. After all, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has not existed since March 1, 2003.
Flip cam discontinued!?! :( →
@jordanzakarin: How long until hipsters can start using Flip Cams? @ajchavar: When they put down the Holgas and Dianas they got at Urban outfitters. I like the Flip cam! But then again, I still don’t have a smartphone.
Mark Twain's beautiful letter to Walt Whitman on... →
washingtonpoststyle: This. motherjones: Walt Whitman’s Tumblr would have been pretty solid. kateoplis: Transcript Hartford, May 24/89 To Walt Whitman: You have lived just the seventy years which are greatest in the world’s history & richest in benefit & advancement to its peoples. These seventy years have done much more to widen the interval between man & the other animals...
Hi, I’m calling from the DHS FOIA office. I wanted to give you an update...
Magnum in Motion and AARP.org take a look at older Immokalee workers who believe they still have productive years ahead of them in Florida’s fields but struggle to get enough to eat.