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khalikallah:

Here it is: Field Niggas….

This film is a salute to the Summer nights of 2014. Watch it in 1080pHD. This goes out to all real New Yorkers the world over, and all souls against the concrete! Respect to everybody who ever stood in front of my camera. Salute to my brother Josh Furey for soldiering the audio, titles and posters. Sincere thanks given! Get prepared for the realest street document. The whole file is wild! I’m signing off as a True and Living field nigga. This is Visual calligraphy. This is some Barbara Walters 60 minute shit. Come walk with me for an hour. Peace! 

(via lostinurbanism)

committeetoprotectjournalists:

On the Wall: How Photographers Envision Human Rights

There is a flood of gory photos coming from conflict zones around the world today thanks to advancements in digital imaging and connectivity. These photos, increasingly made by perpetrators of war crimes themselves, serve to reveal injustices; yet increasingly it seems that their function has been to excite. More than ever, it’s important to filter and withhold a particular representation of atrocity, in favor of another, more nuanced image. 

Photo credits, from top:

1. Manual laborers confront a military policeman at a gold mine in the state of Pará, Brazil. Sebastiao Salgado, 1986.

2. Like other children, a young boy in northern Uganda lives in constant danger of being abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Thomas Morley, 2005.

3. A woman stands at the edge of a mass grave in the mountains of Iraqi-Kurdistan. Susan Meisalas, 1992.

4. African-American laborers working in Mississippi’s fields. Ken Light, 1992.

See more.

(via reportagebygettyimages)

comedycentral:

Key & Peele have some tips for attending a gay wedding in this new sketch from the Season Four premiere, airing tonight after South Park.

entertainmentweekly:

We enlisted two of the funniest guys we know—Key and Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele—to guest edit our Comedy Issue. 
Turns out they’re better at our jobs than we are.
Photo Credit: ART STREIBER for EW

entertainmentweekly:

We enlisted two of the funniest guys we know—Key and Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele—to guest edit our Comedy Issue. 

Turns out they’re better at our jobs than we are.

Photo Credit: ART STREIBER for EW

(via broadcastarchive-umd)

missliteraryali:

35 Photographs of Abandoned Places: Where Eerie and Beautiful Overlap

Abandoned places around the world make for some of the most stunning pictures, but they also have an eerie quality about them. These photos from the popular Twitter account Abandoned Places lead you to wonder about what the place was once like. Kings, queens, empires, cities and even architecture and infrastructure can fade from fame and glory as the years pass.

These photos of abandoned places remind us that nothing is everlasting or indestructible. They are proof that deserted buildings break down, and unused roads vanish as the earth reclaims what was once hers. So much of what’s man-made will eventually surrender to the greatest force around us, the force of nature.

mandiieee:

Abandoned Places…

Makes you want to explore… doesn’t it?

mandiieee:

Abandoned Places…

Makes you want to explore… doesn’t it?

“The only obsession everyone wants: ‘love.’ People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open.”

—   Philip Roth, The Dying Animal (via wordsnquotes)

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“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.”

—   Tupac Shakur (via feellng)