Jake Stanley | Brooklyn, N.Y. | @betamax3000

nevver:

Supermoon

The moon, the super moon.

A few weekends ago, I spent two full days in Portland—a solo impromptu vacation tacked onto a business trip. I stayed in a Northeast Portland house through Airbnb. NE Portland is essentially a collection of idyllic neighborhoods with the charm and peace of the suburbs and without that word’s usual sense of ostentation and houses that look like they were fabricated at Home Depot. Scattered main streets of restaurants and stores cut arteries through the domestic scene. One joyfully forgets he is in a city. 

People do ride bikes in Portland. I saw a procession of naked people on bikes. Thousands of them, in some city-sanctioned semi-protest against other means of transport. (“I burn calories, not fossil fuels!”) I couldn’t cross the tree-lined street for safety of self and the genitalia of the cyclists. So I watched at a crosswalk for half an hour, accompanied by a bemused dad in a soccer jersey and nerd glasses. His two daughters were less interested in the shouting cohort of these people than he; we exchanged one-liners on the bizarre yet appropriate display.

Did I really expect to depart Portland without seeing copious public male bush, lady butt and skinny (white, almost always white) torso?

I don’t believe I could live in Portland, no. I need the tension of New York, the nervous energy, the desirous anxiety springing from some inborn syndrome that draws the hordes here. Perennial with the pavement, gorgeous among the looming metal and stone forms, floating in and out of buildings with the seasons, kvetching and screeching and dallying. 

Future Islands: A Dream of You and Me

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The cruiser turned inexplicably from Atlantic onto Nostrand against an amalgam of angry cars southward coursing.

The driver was light skinned and skin still young. His partner was concealed.

I removed my earphones and followed.

A man stood at Nostrand and Herkimer with a three inch gash above his right eye, a red river scourge sprouting tributaries and the blood flowing frustrated through the weeksold beard, imagery of an illness that inescapable matures.

The officers pulled several objects from the layers of their uniforms. They mouthed sentences and met no person’s eyes.

Onlooking with light rage outside the bodega, a young white woman, and she too has removed her earphones and her phone hand is gloveless and trembling and we are all hovering at 52 degrees Fahrenheit and the blood is advancing.

The stained staggering man as though stricken with scrupulosity cried and cried “what did I do what did I do.”

newyorker:

The Maltese-American cartoonist Joe Sacco is best known for his comics journalism. His latest work, “The Great War,” illustrates the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916, a defining event of the First World War. In this interview, Sacco discusses his approach: http://nyr.kr/1hVgFjG View high resolution

newyorker:

The Maltese-American cartoonist Joe Sacco is best known for his comics journalism. His latest work, “The Great War,” illustrates the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916, a defining event of the First World War. In this interview, Sacco discusses his approach: http://nyr.kr/1hVgFjG

(Source: newyorker.com)

Rest in Peace Lou Reed. The last photo ever taken of the man who wrote many things including the morning song of all morning songs. 
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Rest in Peace Lou Reed. The last photo ever taken of the man who wrote many things including the morning song of all morning songs. 

via LouReed.com

FreeCandy
Crown Heights, Brooklyn 
August 3, 2013
Filters with help from Mextures and Instagram.

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FreeCandy

Crown Heights, Brooklyn 

August 3, 2013

Filters with help from Mextures and Instagram.

"To become immortal, and then die." 

Jan Pehchan Ho. 

Let’s live like this, with electric dance ensembles, and masks!

The Official White House Tumblr: The White House, Tumbling Things

Romney had binders full of women. Obama has tumblrs full of cool stuff. 

I do not, however, expect any drone-based GIFs. Hm. 

whitehouse:

We see some great things here at the White House every day, and sharing that stuff with you is one of the best parts of our jobs. That’s why we’re launching a Tumblr. We’ll post things like the best quotes from President Obama, or video of young scientists visiting the White House for the science…