Denis Akagha, having his hair cut, was caring for his pregnant fiancé, who died of Ebola. He also caught it, but survived.
“I survived, you can too!
Get help early,
Drink plenty of ORS,
Believe you will survive!”- Dennis Akagha. Photo by andrew esiebo @andrewesiebo for WHO #who #ebola #andrewesiebo #dennis #akagha #lagos #nigeria
Role model shit.
Alice McDermott at Community Bookstore, 10/9/14
Pirate Mary Read don’t take no mess.
Via SSENSE, here’s the video for Chromeo and HAIM's slick collaboration “Old 45's.” The visual is directed by Dugan O'Neal, with “fashion and styling” direction courtesy of SSENSE.
This is kind of fantastic.
From "Back to School with Elizabeth Losh" on the MIT Press blog
- Q: You critique the idea of the Web being one big classroom that’s accessible through search engines. Could you explain this further? Also, what do you believe the student can gain from online instruction instead of the classroom?
- A: As a rhetorician, I am always interested in analogies. The Internet has been compared to a superhighway, a global library, a public square, a classroom, and many other things other than a large-scale distributed computer network on which many kinds of digital files can be transferred. I think it is important not to romanticize “access” to information in isolation from other factors such as: “Do you have a community to help you interpret and analyze that information?” or “Do you have a way to understand the structures of power so you can have meaningful participation?” Too often it is one-way access to information as a passive (and grateful) recipient in some supposedly unenlightened corner of the world that is imagined.
"…the findings also point to something else: If a woman wants to do substantive work of any kind, she’s going to be criticized — with comments not just about her work but also about herself. She must develop a way of experiencing criticism that allows her to persevere in the face of it."
From “Learning to Love Criticism” by Tara Mohr.
(Source: The New York Times)
"God did not make women mothers and wives. He made them human and the rest is their choice."
Reverend Timothy Njoya of Kenya
MUSIC: Lady Gaga - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Lady Gaga is gearing up for the television premiere of her duet special with the legendary Tony Bennett and has just released the visual to accompany her scarily amazing vocal performance of Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).”
Gaga serving Cher/Michael Jackson circa “Beat It’ realness through the jazz lens and I’m here for every moment of it.
"The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it."
James Baldwin (via cecileemeke)