1. We have a criminal justice system that treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.

    — 

    Bryan Stevenson

    One Lawyer’s Fight For Young Blacks And ‘Just Mercy’

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    interview

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  1. Posted on 21 October, 2014

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Schoolchildren are amazed to see Batman from a skyscraper skydeck in Melbourne, Australia. Stuntman Chris Davies scaled the outside of the Eureka Tower along with Catwoman. Photo: Graham Denholm/Getty Images. 
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    guardian:

    Schoolchildren are amazed to see Batman from a skyscraper skydeck in Melbourne, Australia. Stuntman Chris Davies scaled the outside of the Eureka Tower along with Catwoman. Photo: Graham Denholm/Getty Images. 

    More photo highlights of the day »

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  1. Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With ‘Wonder Years’ And ‘Pee-wee’ Releases
Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli: 

"The Wonder Years holds up so beautifully in every way. It stars Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold (center), a teenager coming of age in the late ’60s and looking back on his life 20 years later in a narration provided by Daniel Stern.
Another 20 years have gone by since the series ended — Savage is old enough now to record his own middle-aged narration for the show – but The Wonder Years hasn’t dated at all. The music, the tone, the message, the nostalgia: Everything remains pitch-perfect.”
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    Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With ‘Wonder Years’ And ‘Pee-wee’ Releases

    Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli: 

    "The Wonder Years holds up so beautifully in every way. It stars Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold (center), a teenager coming of age in the late ’60s and looking back on his life 20 years later in a narration provided by Daniel Stern.

    Another 20 years have gone by since the series ended — Savage is old enough now to record his own middle-aged narration for the show – but The Wonder Years hasn’t dated at all. The music, the tone, the message, the nostalgia: Everything remains pitch-perfect.”

  2. the wonder years

  1. Edward Norton on Wes Anderson’s films:

"What I’ve loved about Wes from the get-go [is] — the whimsy, the incredible humor … but there’s always these moments of pathos that come in and sideswipe you. Every time I watch The Royal Tenenbaums, I’m laughing and laughing and then for whatever reason, as soon as there’s that scene where [Richie Tenenbaum] releases the falcon or the hawk over the city and they play that Velvet Underground song, I tear up every single time. … I can’t explain it.
I’ve come to think that a lot of Wes’ movies are about the same thing, which is maybe people struggling with the way that the family that you’re born into fails you or you don’t have the family that you want, so you go and create the family that you need. So many of the characters in Wes’ movies are essentially creating alternative communities that support them. I think there’s something really sweet in that idea.”

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    Edward Norton on Wes Anderson’s films:

    "What I’ve loved about Wes from the get-go [is] — the whimsy, the incredible humor … but there’s always these moments of pathos that come in and sideswipe you. Every time I watch The Royal Tenenbaums, I’m laughing and laughing and then for whatever reason, as soon as there’s that scene where [Richie Tenenbaum] releases the falcon or the hawk over the city and they play that Velvet Underground song, I tear up every single time. … I can’t explain it.

    I’ve come to think that a lot of Wes’ movies are about the same thing, which is maybe people struggling with the way that the family that you’re born into fails you or you don’t have the family that you want, so you go and create the family that you need. So many of the characters in Wes’ movies are essentially creating alternative communities that support them. I think there’s something really sweet in that idea.”

    Full interview: Ed Norton On ‘Birdman,’ Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud

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  1. via Kateoplis 

Diamond Nights, Beth Moon
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    via Kateoplis 

    Diamond Nights, Beth Moon

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    stars

  1. Posted on 21 October, 2014

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Carrie Brownstein by Parker Fitzgerald


Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Announces New Album
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    Carrie Brownstein by Parker Fitzgerald

    Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Announces New Album

    Also: Carrie and Fred Armisen on  Fresh Air 

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  1. Posted on 20 October, 2014

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    smartgirlsattheparty:

A reminder for you.

    smartgirlsattheparty:

    A reminder for you.

    (Source: glamour)

  2. never give up

  1. Tuesday: Actor Ed Norton on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), working with Wes Anderson, and Smoochy, of course.  View in High-Res

    Tuesday: Actor Ed Norton on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), working with Wes Anderson, and Smoochy, of course. 

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  1. "The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening of the north-flowing river’s delta, with Jerusalem’s answering high beams to the northeast. This 4,258 mile braid of human life, first navigated end-to-end in 2004, is visible in a single glance from space." - Chris Hadfield
Astronaut Chris Hadfield has a new book of photography called “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.” View in High-Res

    "The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening of the north-flowing river’s delta, with Jerusalem’s answering high beams to the northeast. This 4,258 mile braid of human life, first navigated end-to-end in 2004, is visible in a single glance from space." - Chris Hadfield

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield has a new book of photography called “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.”

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  1. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the debut album by punk rock trio Ex Hex. The album is called Rips and it’s at once a throwback to bands like the Ramones and something new: 

"Even if the band doesn’t sell many copies of Rips, I’ll bet there are TV and movie music producers all over LA and New York who’ll want to use its artful irony in their productions. This sort of guitar-based rock music isn’t part of the hit-making machinery just now—you’re not, thank heaven, going to hear contestants on TV shows like The Voice doing Ex Hex covers. But that only means it’s exactly the right time for a reminder of how durable and endlessly elastic this kind of music can be.”

Ex Hex’s ‘Rips’ Does What It Says On The Cover
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    Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the debut album by punk rock trio Ex Hex. The album is called Rips and it’s at once a throwback to bands like the Ramones and something new: 

    "Even if the band doesn’t sell many copies of Rips, I’ll bet there are TV and movie music producers all over LA and New York who’ll want to use its artful irony in their productions. This sort of guitar-based rock music isn’t part of the hit-making machinery just now—you’re not, thank heaven, going to hear contestants on TV shows like The Voice doing Ex Hex covers. But that only means it’s exactly the right time for a reminder of how durable and endlessly elastic this kind of music can be.”

    Ex Hex’s ‘Rips’ Does What It Says On The Cover

    Photo: Mary Timony 

  2. Ex Hex

    punk rock

    ken tucker

    ramones

  1. Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet.

    Today he spoke to us about justice in the 21st century:

    "The new statistic from the Justice [Department] is really disheartening: The Justice Department is now reporting that one in three black male babies born in the 21st century is expected to go to jail or prison. The statistic for Latino boys is one in six. That statistic was not true in the 20th century. It was not true in the 19th century. It didn’t become true until the 21st century. That means we have enormous work to do to improve our commitment to society that is not haunted and undermined and corrupted by our legacy of racial inequality.”

    One Lawyer’s Fight For Young Blacks And ‘Just Mercy’

    Photo: Linda Nylind, The Guardian

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  1. smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Rice Terrace Sunset
Two farmers hunt for frogs at sunset.
Photo by Shawn Talbot; Honghe, China.
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    smithsonianmag:

    Photo of the Day: Rice Terrace Sunset

    Two farmers hunt for frogs at sunset.

    Photo by Shawn Talbot; Honghe, China.

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  1. Fresh Air Associate Producers Molly and Heidi at the Philadelphia Film Festival. 
(Go see Birdman!)  View in High-Res

    Fresh Air Associate Producers Molly and Heidi at the Philadelphia Film Festival. 

    (Go see Birdman!) 

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    npr

  1. It’s not like astronauts are braver than other people; we’re just meticulously prepared. We dissect what it is that’s going to scare us, and what it is that is a threat to us and then we practice over and over again so that the natural irrational fear is neutralized.

    — 

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

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  1. 
"You’ll probably be wowed by Birdman, by how the camera hurtles after characters in what’s made to look like a single, fluid, movie-long take, transcending space and often time, even soaring off into fantasy while viscerally evoking the desperation of a washed-up film actor to bring off his Broadway debut. You should be wowed; I was, too—and I didn’t even like the movie. I had to marvel at director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s choreography, at the go-for-broke performances."
- David Edelstein

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    "You’ll probably be wowed by Birdman, by how the camera hurtles after characters in what’s made to look like a single, fluid, movie-long take, transcending space and often time, even soaring off into fantasy while viscerally evoking the desperation of a washed-up film actor to bring off his Broadway debut. You should be wowed; I was, too—and I didn’t even like the movie. I had to marvel at director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s choreography, at the go-for-broke performances."

    - David Edelstein

    'Birdman' Follows A Film Actor Frantic To Prove Himself Onstage

  2. birdman

    review

    david edelstein

    alejandro gonzález iñárritu

    michael keaton