showslow:

The intricate magic of pencil lead sculptor Dalton Ghetti.

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kvetchlandia:

Bob Gruen     David Johansen and Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls, New York City     c.1974

"This is like Groundhog Day or something. So when you stop doing that (being perpetually blitzed), it’s like a lot of new vistas open up. One of them is daylight. It’s funny because near to where I live in Manhattan, there’s a park, I wasn’t aware of that. I think it’s called Central Park."  David Johansen 

kvetchlandia:

Bob Gruen     David Johansen and Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls, New York City     c.1974

"This is like Groundhog Day or something. So when you stop doing that (being perpetually blitzed), it’s like a lot of new vistas open up. One of them is daylight. It’s funny because near to where I live in Manhattan, there’s a park, I wasn’t aware of that. I think it’s called Central Park."  David Johansen 

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fuckyesgratefuldead:

Garcia & Grisman on Letterman, playing Friend of the Devil
9/15/93

thecivilwarparlor:

Lincoln Daguerreotype 1854
A ninth-plate copy tintype of the lost Polycarpus Von Schneidau daguerreotype of Lincoln, taken in Chicago in 1854, was listed on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $22,000. 
Source: The Rail Splitter

thecivilwarparlor:

Lincoln Daguerreotype 1854

A ninth-plate copy tintype of the lost Polycarpus Von Schneidau daguerreotype of Lincoln, taken in Chicago in 1854, was listed on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $22,000. 

Source: The Rail Splitter

theweekmagazine:

Sorry, but this is Velveeta-grade cheese. Her is full of these treacly moments, such as when poor Joaquin Phoenix is forced to frolic in public as Theodore’s relationship with Samantha blooms, an emo-adolescent vision of happiness that in no way resembles what being in love looks or feels like. Even the humor — a foul-mouthed video game avatar, a joke about data that is too silly to repeat here — is of the cutesy variety. At one point, a ukulele makes an appearance.
None of this would be even worth mentioning were it not for the glowing reception Her has received in the mainstream press, which could very well land this mawkish mess an Oscar for writing, of all things. But perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised, since mawkishness is having something of a moment in American culture, popping up most egregiously in the more recent films of Wes Anderson, but also in fashionable literature and broad swathes of indie rock music.
This is the art of the hipster, which is to say that there is a lot of style, but the substance is missing. 
Ryu Spaeth, in Spike Jonze’s Her is actually a terrible movie

theweekmagazine:

Sorry, but this is Velveeta-grade cheese. Her is full of these treacly moments, such as when poor Joaquin Phoenix is forced to frolic in public as Theodore’s relationship with Samantha blooms, an emo-adolescent vision of happiness that in no way resembles what being in love looks or feels like. Even the humor — a foul-mouthed video game avatar, a joke about data that is too silly to repeat here — is of the cutesy variety. At one point, a ukulele makes an appearance.

None of this would be even worth mentioning were it not for the glowing reception Her has received in the mainstream press, which could very well land this mawkish mess an Oscar for writing, of all things. But perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised, since mawkishness is having something of a moment in American culture, popping up most egregiously in the more recent films of Wes Anderson, but also in fashionable literature and broad swathes of indie rock music.

This is the art of the hipster, which is to say that there is a lot of style, but the substance is missing

Ryu Spaeth, in Spike Jonze’s Her is actually a terrible movie

instagram:

Exploring Cafés in Japan with @tukanana

To see more photos of Japanese coffee shops and beautiful latte art, follow @tukanana on Instagram. You can also find more photos and stories of his experiences on his blog.

Over the past few years, cafés have become a place of craftsmanship and artistry in Japan. New coffee shops that roast their own beans and serve them in their own brewing styles are emerging across the country. Many locals have embraced the coffee culture, including Tokyo Instagrammer @tukanana. A fan of Japanese cafés for nearly ten years, he goes to as many as four coffee shops daily to enjoy various types of coffee and the different atmosphere of the shops.

"Japanese cafés are great because each of the shops has their own personality which reflects the seasons as well as the area of their location," he says. "Also, there is a good selection of cafés to choose from to find the one that best matches your taste."

@tukanana makes his selection of cafés based on a holistic evaluation of location, appearance, interior and menu. While many of his photos focus on just the coffee, he always likes to share at least one photo that captures the total atmosphere of the shop. “I look at many magazines and works of other good photographers, which makes it easier for me to picture the kind of shot I want,” he says.

To see more photos and videos from coffee shops in Japan, explore the following location pages:

retronewyork:

New York Mid-Late 1960s

retronewyork:

New York Mid-Late 1960s

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gratefuldeadnotes:

Janis would of been 71 today. here’s the two lost souls in communion.

gratefuldeadnotes:

Janis would of been 71 today. here’s the two lost souls in communion.

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65

The number of countries in which homosexuality can be punished by at least 14 years in jail.  In 10 countries, you can be punished with life imprisonment.  In Somalia and Nigeria, there’s no law against murdering LGBT individuals.

India’s gay sex ban shows why the LGBT movement must go global

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