Map on a World War 1 helmet

Photo: Pete Seeger's homemade banjo with inscription, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” 
Pete Seeger is one of the most important figures in the history of American folk music.  In the notes to the box set “Washington Square Memoirs,” musicologist Cary Ginell writes that, ”the image of  Seeger, with his homemade long-neck five string banjo, is synonymous with folk music… Today, only Woody Guthrie equals his status as a folk music icon.”  He believed songs were a way of binding people to a cause.  Seeger died Monday at the age of 94. 
Terry Gross spoke to the folk legend in 1985. Today we rebroadcast the interview in memory of him. 

A lesbian couple at Le Monocle in Paris, 1932. The cafe was so named because of a fad at the time where gay women would wear monocles to indicate their orientation.

goodbye human

I’m reading an article about “health goth” and laughing my butt off

me reading aloud from yik yak october 20th ~11pm

Men fear witches because they take their power from the earth without poisoning the soil.


Sam Falls (American, b. 1984), Untitled (Roll Fade), 2011. Sun fade on paper, 64.5 x 49.5 cm.

Rudolf Stingel


Warning Signs of Satanic Behavior. Training video for police, 1990

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Carlos Cazalis, Haiti (2010)


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to enroll in a Classics course and deliberately and consistently mispronounce “Penelope” as “Peen-a-loap.”

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