The Age of Sincerity

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Sometimes funny. Sometimes political. Always quoting Jay-Z.

vmagazine:

Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

Charlie Ahearn’s Film Retraces a Moment in New York Style - Video 1 / / 3

As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn.  “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” [1]

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Quiénes son los Puertorriqueños, según Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

No hay nadie que no conozca a un puertorriqueño o, por lo menos, conoce a alguien que conoce a un puertorriqueño. De todas maneras, le preguntaron en una ocasión a un reconocido sabio maestro:

¿Qué es un puertorriqueño?

Su respuesta fue la siguiente: ¡Ah, los puertorriqueños… que difícil pregunta! Los puertorriqueños están entre ustedes pero no son de ustedes. Los puertorriqueños beben en la misma copa la alegría y la amargura. Hacen música de su llanto y se ríen de la música.

Los puertorriqueños toman en serio los chistes y hacen chistes de lo serio. No creen en nadie y creen en todo. ¡No se les ocurra discutir con ellos jamás!

Los puertorriqueños nacen con sabiduría. No necesitan leer, ¡todo lo saben! No necesitan viajar, ¡todo lo han visto! Los puertorriqueños son algo así com o el pueblo escogido, por ellos mismos.

Los puertorriqueños se caracterizan individualmente por su simpatía e inteligencia y, en grupos, por su gritería y apasionamiento. Cada uno de ellos lleva en sí la chispa de genios y los genios no se llevan bien entre sí, de ahí que reunir a los puertorriqueños es fácil, pero unirlos es casi imposible.

No se les hable de lógica, pues eso implica razonamiento y mesura y los puertorriqueños son hiperbólicos y exagerados. Por ejemplo, si te invitan a un restaurante a comer, no te invitaron al mejor restaurante del pueblo, sino al mejor restaurante del mundo.

Cuando discuten, no dicen: No estoy de acuerdo contigo sino ¡Estás completamente equivocado!

Tienen tendencias antropofágicas; así entonces ¡Se la comió! es una expresión de admiración y comerse un cable es señal de una situación crítica. Llamarle a alguien come mierda es un insulto lacerante.

El puertorriqueño ama tanto la contradicción que llama monstruos a las mujeres hermosas y bárbaros a los eruditos. Si te aqueja alguna situación de salud te advierten ¡Mano, debiste hablar conmigo para llevarte donde un pana mío médico que es un caballo!

Los puertorriqueños ofrecen soluciones antes de saber el problema. Para ellos nunca hay problema. Saben lo que hay que hacer para erradicar el terrorismo, encausar a América Latina, eliminar el hambre en África, pagar la deuda externa, quién debe ser presidente y cómo Estados Unidos puede llegar a ser una potencia mundial.

No entienden por qué los demás no les entienden cuando sus ideas son tan sencillas y no acaban de entender por qué la gente no quiere aprender a hablar el español como ellos.

¡Ah, los puertorriqueños… No podemos vivir mucho con ellos, pero es imposible vivir sin ellos! Dedicado con cariño a los habitantes del mejor país del Mundo…”

— Gabriel García Márquez (via unsimple-dejavu)

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tomhardyvariations:

Esquire.com has posted the full feature article on Tom:
HEY, ISN’T THAT TOM HARDY, THE GREATEST ACTOR OF HIS GENERATION?

tomhardyvariations:

Esquire.com has posted the full feature article on Tom:

HEY, ISN’T THAT TOM HARDY, THE GREATEST ACTOR OF HIS GENERATION?

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chrisgriswold:

haymitchdrinksfirewhiskey:

ediebrit:

oh my fucking god

SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT.

SHOTS FIRED.

Holy crap.

Damn!

newyorker:

Richard Avedon first photographed Gabriel García Márquez on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. Avedon finally had another chance to photograph the writer in 2004. This is the portrait that emerged from that second session: http://nyr.kr/1h2usmA

newyorker:

Richard Avedon first photographed Gabriel García Márquez on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. Avedon finally had another chance to photograph the writer in 2004. This is the portrait that emerged from that second session: http://nyr.kr/1h2usmA

(Source: newyorker.com)

That’s me, Bill Cosby and Wyatt Cenac*. This was the day Bill Cosby came to my office for an interview to be featured on the show where I am line producer, NPR’s Latino USA. 
Last week I did my most ambitious radio project to date: I produced a full episode around this interview. We talk about salsa, jazz, representation on TV, and The Cos tells a story that feels like it’s right out of his stand up. We talk about Tito Puente (it would have been his 91st birthday on 4/20) and family. I am so proud of this episode. If you never listen to or share anything I make, please make this the thing you put on in the background or listen to on your phone, and please share it. Listen here: http://latinousa.org/2014/04/18/1416-music-lessons-bill-cosby/
Also available for download via iTunes. The show is Latino USA and the episode is Music Lessons…
*Wyatt doesn’t appear on the show. I invited him to hang out at the recording because he is a friend and because he took me to see Bill Cosby do stand up when I lived in LA. 

That’s me, Bill Cosby and Wyatt Cenac*. This was the day Bill Cosby came to my office for an interview to be featured on the show where I am line producer, NPR’s Latino USA. 

Last week I did my most ambitious radio project to date: I produced a full episode around this interview. 

We talk about salsa, jazz, representation on TV, and The Cos tells a story that feels like it’s right out of his stand up. We talk about Tito Puente (it would have been his 91st birthday on 4/20) and family. 

I am so proud of this episode. If you never listen to or share anything I make, please make this the thing you put on in the background or listen to on your phone, and please share it. 

Listen here: http://latinousa.org/2014/04/18/1416-music-lessons-bill-cosby/

Also available for download via iTunes. The show is Latino USA and the episode is Music Lessons…

*Wyatt doesn’t appear on the show. I invited him to hang out at the recording because he is a friend and because he took me to see Bill Cosby do stand up when I lived in LA. 

schoolnight:

  • Nore Davis
  • Tyler Gildin 
  • Evan Berke 
  • Miguel Dalmau 
  • Reid Faylor 
  • Neil Charles 
  • Will Miles 
  • Griffey 
  • Dava Krause 
  • Andrea Shapiro 
  • Nicole Pasquale

Hosted by Charla Lauriston

Go support people’s new bits and congratulate Charla. 

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Referring back to my previous post: But then I see this and a noise comes out of me involuntarily and I mean, what do I do?

Referring back to my previous post: 

But then I see this and a noise comes out of me involuntarily and I mean, what do I do?

(Source: beyonce)

humansofnewyork:

"Before them, I didn’t realize that I could value someone more than myself."

I can never decide if having kids would be great for me or if I would run away and abandon them. This is an actual concern. 

humansofnewyork:

"Before them, I didn’t realize that I could value someone more than myself."

I can never decide if having kids would be great for me or if I would run away and abandon them. This is an actual concern. 

art-is-the-word:

wonder woman special 01

Can we go back to this? Yes?!!!

I lose cosplayers yet have never had a desire to be one.

That said, I’d rock this easily. Mostly because I have the hair for it. 

(Source: americachavez, via chrisgriswold)