In a world that too often tells little girls to choose between womanhood and success, between femininity and a seat at the head of the table, both onscreen and off Kerry Washington embodies the promise that lives in all our young people to shape their own destinies and succeed as ‘gladiators’ for the causes in which they believe.
Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, on Kerry Washington (TIME 100)

(Source: TIME)



oupacademic:

Happy Earth Day from Oxford Journals!
Climate change, greenhouse emissions, urbanization, and agricultural policy are just a few of the most important environmental issues of our day.
In recognition of Earth Day 2014, we’ve put together a free digital collection of articles that address all aspects of environmental studies, from law, history, economics, literature, life sciences, and social sciences.
Image: Earth Eastern Hemisphere by NASA. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

Happy Earth Day from Oxford Journals!

Climate change, greenhouse emissions, urbanization, and agricultural policy are just a few of the most important environmental issues of our day.

In recognition of Earth Day 2014, we’ve put together a free digital collection of articles that address all aspects of environmental studies, from law, history, economics, literature, life sciences, and social sciences.

Image: Earth Eastern Hemisphere by NASA. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.



How to Fall in Love with Your City: Atlanta

From The Bitter Southerner:

“‘It’s not part of our agenda, per se, to market the city,’ Barr says. ‘Our agenda is to pull together really talented people and let them tell their stories and then reflect their stories back onto the community. What’s been so amazing is how much I’ve been surprised by the talent that appears every time we give up the reins and try to just empower the community.’

"And as the #weloveatl community has grown, its members find themselves relating to their city in new ways, seeking out neighborhoods they’ve seen only in the #weloveatl Instagram feed, spending more time walking around the city in the hope of capturing a new image.

“‘You start to take MARTA because you want to take photos,’ Barr says. ‘You start to walk that extra block to lunch so you can take photos. I’m starting to see an urbanist thing happening because of mobile photography.’”



Don’t forget tomorrow’s Earth Day. 

Don’t forget tomorrow’s Earth Day. 



megcorbs:

Parallels: 30 Rock 4.18 // Parks and Recreation 6.13

My heroes! 

(Source: drunkknope)



A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

5 million census blocks in the U.S. with zero population. WHAT. 



smithsonian:

“I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe.” —John Coltrane
Pictured: John Coltrane’s Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone. More about his legacy and what is widely considered to be the best jazz album of all time, A Love Supreme

smithsonian:

“I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe.” —John Coltrane

Pictured: John Coltrane’s Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone. More about his legacy and what is widely considered to be the best jazz album of all time, A Love Supreme



sparkamovement:

from the second best episode of arthur ever (the best is obviously the musical episode)

"In conclusion, over half the people on Earth are girls, so please" — put that in all caps — "create some decent girl characters." 

sparkamovement:

from the second best episode of arthur ever (the best is obviously the musical episode)

"In conclusion, over half the people on Earth are girls, so please" — put that in all caps — "create some decent girl characters." 

(Source: outofcontextarthur)



Five things I learned from prize-winning journalism - Poynter



And for about the millionth time in her life she felt an overwhelming gratitude for her best friend. Because she knew he wouldn’t mention this afterward; she knew he wouldn’t take it as a sign that she was losing her nerve or was in too deep. There weren’t many people in this world who would let you be vulnerable and still believe you were strong.
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham