Earlier today, while waiting for the train at Jackson Square, I definitely saw a woman shoot herself up with (what I’m pretty sure was) heroin. It was pretty out in the open, from where I was standing. Just before that, two women sitting on the ground randomly asked her if she got high, and as it turns out, she does. I happened to turn my head to look at the countdown tickers and saw her shirt lifted up with her stomach exposed. I quickly turned away. She quickly fell into a stupor but managed to get on the train. The two women who gave her the drugs got onto another train car while the woman, now looking very sedated, slowly walked into my train car and sat down. Slumped over.
I’ve only seen something like that happen in movies and TV shows.
Help me, please.
If you were in my shoes, which would you go for?
The cozy two-bed apt with no laundry or outdoor space, but is literally a 2 min walk from the train and bus stop. First and last month fees only. Roommate seems really nice, is gay, has a gf (so she’ll never be home), and will be possibly moving out by Sept. Summer sublet to possible lease takeover in Sept.
Spacious three-bed with laundry and outdoor space that is 10-15 mins from the train but 2 mins from the bus stop? First, last, and broker’s fee. 14 month lease. One person signed on so far, but I haven’t met her.
They’re both approximately the same price, but the two-bed is going up by $30.
The Packard factory of Detroit, Michigan – the largest (3.5 million square foot complex on 35 acres of land) abandoned factory ever.
The buildings were built in 1903 and the company went bankrupt in the late 1950s.
The persistence of Ms. Jackson
The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast
your fave is problematic, super-sonic, hypnotic, funky fresh
Once you’ve had superior Scottish made shortbread, Pepperidge Farm and Girl Scouts cookies no longer mean shit to you.
Northeastern: Would you like to make a $20 donation in appreciation for what the university has provided for you and your education?
Me: You’ll get a donation once I pay off these student loans.
Northeastern: Okay, but, participating in this program really helps the school move up in university rankings, which also makes your diploma more valuable.
Me: That is completely unimportant to me right now.
B4XVI is gathering a collection of comparisons between pre-16th century art and famous rappers.
Victorian era house in Angeleno Heights, Los Angeles
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Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.
The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.
In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.
Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.
As Muholi writes:Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.
The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.