1. 1 - painfully and problematically true for all of middle school through high school.
    2 - the only way to commute, anywhere and everywhere. Just beware knee-height things like fire hydrants and small dogs. They live to trip you up.

    (Source: sarahseeandersen, via hissdontbite)

  2. mymodernmet:

    Cambridgeshire-based artist Chris Wood's beautiful, geometric arrangements of colorful glass create dazzling reflections and projections of light.

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  3. haussofkm:



    The cutest thing ever.

    (Source: sizvideos, via anglophilemeetsbibliophile)


  4. "But every true god must be both organizer and destroyer."
    — Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow (via likeafieldmouse)

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  5. americanlibraryassoc:

    Chicago Public Schools Reassign Librarians, Endanger Freedom to Read


    When Chicago Public Schools administrators abruptly decided last year that Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis was not appropriate for some students, the directive to ban it initially went to school librarians. But instead of following the order, some of the librarians quickly spread the word to teacher colleagues and citizen journalists, and told the central office in no uncertain terms that such an action would be highly unconstitutional. Within days the administration backpedaled, claiming that it never intended for the book to be removed from libraries but only from some classrooms. In light of this saga, it was very troubling to hear last week that Chicago schools are increasingly losing their first line of defense against censorship as librarians are reassigned to be classroom teachers.

    Chicago has more than 600 public schools but only 254 full or part-time librarians. That number has dropped precipitously from only two years ago, when there were 454 librarians in the district. But the loss is mostly not due to attrition; instead librarians are simply being moved into jobs they never intended to have. This is possible because in Illinois as in most states, public school librarians are required to have teacher certification. Most librarians also hold a Master of Library Science degree, but since there is no equivalent at the undergraduate level they hold a Bachelor’s in some other subject area like English or Education. So when budgets are cut, principals and school councils see librarians as unused teachers who might as well be in the classroom.

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  6. enchanted-dystopia:



    She is always spot on.

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  7. recoveryisbeautiful:

    forever my favorite post

    (Source: pumpingironman, via sophiehatter)

  8. chris du plessis
    stefan meyers
    david schultz
    michaela walch
    will burrard-lucas
    igor laptev
    ed hetherington
  9. tsabe:

    The Animated Self Portrait 

    T.S Abe

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  13. (Source: beyond-the-canvas, via post-impressionisms)

  14. Upcoming Exhibits Series

    Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt
    February 6–May 3, 2015
    Kelsey Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

    The exhibition “Death Dogs” will explore the history of some unusual mythical beings: Anubis, Wepwawet, and the other jackal gods of ancient Egypt. From wild, scavenging dogs in prehistory to Egyptian deities of embalming and protection, these gods have fascinated and disturbed people from ancient times to the present. Using artifacts in the Kelsey Museum, this exhibition will identify the most important Egyptian jackal gods and decipher their complex roles in Egyptian religion and understandings of death and the afterlife. The show will also explore the lasting appeal of these dogs as vivid symbols of ancient Egypt in modern times.

    Image: Egyptian jackal god Anubis from the coffin of Djehutymose, around 625–580 BC, Nag el-Hassiya, Egypt (KM 1989.3.1).

  15. tastefullyoffensive:

    "I nominate Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring." [via]

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