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Pygmalion and Galatea (c.1890), Jean-Leon Gerome / ***Flawless, Beyonce ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Maybe a little lame that I just found out about it via Buzzfeed but nevertheless I am feelin this Tumblr!

flyartproductions:

***Galatea

Pygmalion and Galatea (c.1890), Jean-Leon Gerome / ***Flawless, Beyonce ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Maybe a little lame that I just found out about it via Buzzfeed but nevertheless I am feelin this Tumblr!

(via flyartproductions)

"Hey, the Court is saying, we’re not telling you not to have sex! We’re just telling you that if you do, you’ll find it difficult to maintain a career, gain financial footing, or live a healthy life. You’ll just have to work a little harder, it says. Find the loopholes. Drive a little farther. Pay a little more. You’ll find a way — you women are resourceful."

Current vibe.

(Source: rweplay)

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Chelsea’s comments reveal a far more honest self-reflection: that with her million-dollar family and hedge-fund husband, she didn’t have to think about money. In a crucial way, she’s different than Maribel and the vast majority of millennials, half of whom are unemployed or underemployed. Chelsea’s comments are actually less of her generation than her parents’. A good chunk of the Boomer generation, who grew up in an era of abundance, also had the privilege not to worry much about money. Instead, they turned their attentions to other “metrics of success” besides material gain, like social revolutions or a quest for authenticity.

Most Millennials, on the other hand, still obsess over dollar signs. As New York Times reporter Annie Lowrey deftly pointed out last year, our downwardly mobile generation is “the kind of hungry that cannot stop thinking about food” — obsessed with money, in other words, because we don’t have any.

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"A town loses its identity when it loses a school."

I reported from tiny Monticello, Maine on how rural school closures are sweeping the country, leaving ghost towns in their wake. Beautiful photos by Robert Bukaty and Tim Gruber.

GIVE MY HONEY SOME MONEY! (for his documentary about the best shoe-repair man on the planet) (watch more of his stuff here)

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Not gonna lie, it was a tad depressing to see Wesleyan, my alma mater, featured in “Ivory Tower,” a new doc about the apocalyptic state of affairs in higher ed. (Luckily, we come off better than some.) I chatted with the director for NBCNews.com.

Not gonna lie, it was a tad depressing to see Wesleyan, my alma mater, featured in “Ivory Tower,” a new doc about the apocalyptic state of affairs in higher ed. (Luckily, we come off better than some.) I chatted with the director for NBCNews.com.

For the 70th anniversary of D-day today, I profiled a program out of College of the Ozarks that takes WWII veterans and students on a trip to Europe. What struck me most while reporting this piece was how uncontroversial war was in the eyes of these college students. Granted, the European front of WWII is as cut-and-dry a narrative as war can hope for. But this program also organizes veteran trips to Japan, Korea, and China (for Cold War veterans), and is planning one to Vietnam. The College of the Ozarks counts patriotic education as one of their main goals, which trumps any contention over why America might be fighting on another country’s soil. To these kids, veterans are heroes, no matter what.

For the 70th anniversary of D-day today, I profiled a program out of College of the Ozarks that takes WWII veterans and students on a trip to Europe. What struck me most while reporting this piece was how uncontroversial war was in the eyes of these college students. Granted, the European front of WWII is as cut-and-dry a narrative as war can hope for. But this program also organizes veteran trips to Japan, Korea, and China (for Cold War veterans), and is planning one to Vietnam. The College of the Ozarks counts patriotic education as one of their main goals, which trumps any contention over why America might be fighting on another country’s soil. To these kids, veterans are heroes, no matter what.

"I stay here, no matter how many fantasies I have about buying a $1 house in Detroit. I stay here not because I think it’s the only—or even the best—place to thrive creatively. I stay here not just because my friends and family and a lot of the media are here. I stay because I’m not willing to be pushed out of my own city, even if I never experienced the bohemian-friendly wonderland of which my mother was a part. For the moment, I’m here, but I’m not here the way my mother was. I’m here knowing I may not always be here, remembering that the only way I can keep up intellectually and politically with my generation is if I sometimes get out of here."

— I wrote about my NYC, my mom’s NYC, why I constantly leave, and why I always come back. It’ll be in the new issue of Brooklyn Magazine but for now you can read it on the internets!