my new dj name

Posted: November 27th, 2017 | No Comments »

N*JOY


something about this name

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | No Comments »


in ways that were free of ideology

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | No Comments »

from hilton als’s profile of filmmaker kahlil joseph (bolding my own):

Then, in the mid-aughts, he was hired as an assistant to the black photographer and filmmaker Melodie McDaniel. Working at the Directors Bureau, a commercial and music-video production company in L.A., Joseph learned on the job: he shot behind-the-scenes footage and interviews for Sofia Coppola (whose brother Roman had founded the bureau), and filmed B-roll for that artist of disjunction Terrence Malick, while absorbing what McDaniel had to impart: the importance of representing the black world and the female world in ways that were free of ideology.


dog in wild

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | No Comments »


wait a sec

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | No Comments »

found while reading regina hall’s wikipedia page: is there really a cutoff age for nuns? or is this just yahoo! answers style garbage facts?


is it wrong if sometimes i think clyde looks sexy

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | No Comments »


one of my first art lessons

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | No Comments »

inspired by stanley whitney. i wasn’t sure if the lessons worked, but seeing it on the walls i think they look awes (especially alberto’s abstract stormy sky style rendering, corner left in first picture). kids are COOL.


who wouldn’t?

Posted: November 14th, 2017 | No Comments »

spotted in a los angeles parking lot, courtesy of courtney


a name i can get behind

Posted: November 13th, 2017 | No Comments »


frustrating

Posted: November 9th, 2017 | No Comments »

a chilling article — the interpreter’s “What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer”:

More gun ownership corresponds with more gun murders across virtually every axis: among developed countries, among American states, among American towns and cities and when controlling for crime rates. And gun control legislation tends to reduce gun murders, according to a recent analysis of 130 studies from 10 countries.

This suggests that the guns themselves cause the violence.

also:

Switzerland has the second-highest gun ownership rate of any developed country, about half that of the United States. Its gun homicide rate in 2004 was 7.7 per million people — unusually high, in keeping with the relationship between gun ownership and murders, but still a fraction of the rate in the United States.

Swiss gun laws are more stringent, setting a higher bar for securing and keeping a license, for selling guns and for the types of guns that can be owned. Such laws reflect more than just tighter restrictions. They imply a different way of thinking about guns, as something that citizens must affirmatively earn the right to own.