she-works:

This is insulting to women because this is not actually screened or sound financial advice.
MLS, Oakland, CA
We’re asking women to share their two cents. What’s a good lesson you’ve learned about using money? What’s something smart you’ve done with your money? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

she-works:

This is insulting to women because this is not actually screened or sound financial advice.

MLS, Oakland, CA

We’re asking women to share their two cents. What’s a good lesson you’ve learned about using money? What’s something smart you’ve done with your money? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com


futurejournalismproject:

China Televises Sunrise
Daily Mail:

The smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city’s natural light-starved masses have begun flocking to huge digital commercial television screens across the city to observe virtual sunrises.
The futuristic screens installed in the Chinese capital usually advertize tourist destinations, but as the season’s first wave of extremely dangerous smog hit - residents donned air masks and left their homes to watch the only place where the sun would hail over the horizon that morning.

Filed under: The future has arrived.

futurejournalismproject:

China Televises Sunrise

Daily Mail:

The smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city’s natural light-starved masses have begun flocking to huge digital commercial television screens across the city to observe virtual sunrises.

The futuristic screens installed in the Chinese capital usually advertize tourist destinations, but as the season’s first wave of extremely dangerous smog hit - residents donned air masks and left their homes to watch the only place where the sun would hail over the horizon that morning.

Filed under: The future has arrived.


360 degree books by 

Yusuke Oono


castlecrier:

Fund a trip for 5 deserving Castlemont students to go on a East Coast College tour!
Check out the Indiegogo campaign, “East Oakland to the East Coast” at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/east-oakland-to-the-east-coast-college-tours-for-deserving-seniors?c=home
Pictured: Sponsoring teachers Claire Shorall and Marguerite Sheffer, along with current Castlemont seniors, celebrating their application the Questbridge scholarship program.

castlecrier:

Fund a trip for 5 deserving Castlemont students to go on a East Coast College tour!

Check out the Indiegogo campaign, “East Oakland to the East Coast” at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/east-oakland-to-the-east-coast-college-tours-for-deserving-seniors?c=home

Pictured: Sponsoring teachers Claire Shorall and Marguerite Sheffer, along with current Castlemont seniors, celebrating their application the Questbridge scholarship program.


theatlantic:

Dioramas Inspired by 19th-Century Women Novelists

Jane Eyre.Wuthering Heights.The Awakening.The Lifted Veil. “The Yellow Wallpaper.” What these works have in common is, of course, that they’re all pieces of fiction written by women authors in the 19th century. Undoubtedly as a result, they all share an explicit or latent fixation with the domestic sphere to which so many women were relegated at the time — and with the psychological implications of that confinement.

These are the subjects of Julia Callon’s Houses of Fiction, a series of photographed models that depict rooms from these novels, exploring both their sedate surfaces and their chaotic subtext. “The dichotomous representation of women — mad or sane — is crucial to represent in this series,” Callon writes. “Therefore, each story is presented as a diptych: one image represents the passive, subservient woman, while the other represents ‘madness.’”

See more. 


Mind Blowing Concert Put on by Local Radio Station Alice 97.3

By Jennifer Almendarez

Castlemont Crier staff writer

This years free Now and Zen music festival put on by Alice 97.3 last Sunday September 30 at the Golden Gate park in San Francisco completely blew me away with amazing performances by Hedley, Tristan Prettyman,Phillip Phillips, Ed Sheeran, Matt Nathanson, and Alanis Morissette. However it was Ed Sheeran who stole the show.

The performances at Now and Zen were incredible. The show kicked off with Hedley followed by Tristan Prettyman and Phillip Phillips.Concert attendee Esmeralda Argueta,16, states, “I was pretty stoked because they were really cool! They were full of energy and charisma…it was contagious!” After Phillips finished his set, the much anticipated Ed Sheeran took the stage and the audience completely lost their mind at the glimpse of the 21 year old British singer.

I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears for that matter during Sheeran’s performance. He started with “Give Me Love” and continued with “Lego House”,an elongated version of “You Need Me Man, I Don’t Need You”, and ended with the song that skyrocketed his career “The A Team” all with such passion. According to Natalia Almendarez,13 who also attended Now and Zen, “Ed Sheeran was phenomenal! His performance was unbelievable and way better than anything I expected! I enjoyed every single minute of it.” Sheeran managed to capture the attention of the entire audience - being one of the biggest turn out Now and Zen has ever had- and lead a sing a long to his final song. Not a single word was missed.

After Ed Sheeran’s magnificent performance, the very talented Matt Natahanson went on followed by this years head liner Alanis Morissete.

Now and Zen was free of admission and open to all ages. There was all sorts of people there from all over the Bay area.Concert attendee Carla Santos,25, shares, “I loved the line up and the fact that i was able to bring my son with me without having to worry” This free outdoor concert had extraordinary quality and i highly recommend anyone looking for a great time who enjoys music to attend next years Now and Zen brought to you by Alice 97.3.



This guy.
Franz Boas!

This guy. Franz Boas!


shortformblog:

One year ago, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed to the world that he was an undocumented immigrant — building his entire career, which included time at The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, on a lie. Vargas looks back at the past year in an interview with BuzzFeed, where he considers the weirdness of becoming an activist, his friends lost (many in the news industry), and his friends gained (Mark Zuckerberg, Aaron Sorkin). Great piece.

April

shortformblog:

One year ago, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed to the world that he was an undocumented immigrant — building his entire career, which included time at The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, on a lie. Vargas looks back at the past year in an interview with BuzzFeed, where he considers the weirdness of becoming an activist, his friends lost (many in the news industry), and his friends gained (Mark Zuckerberg, Aaron Sorkin). Great piece.

April


Hysterical realism treats the world as an infinite network, but we already have an infinite network, the Internet, and our nose is rubbed in it on an hourly basis. We don’t need more of that—more hysteria. We need novels that help us manage hysteria instead. If the hysterical realist novel is a synecdoche, the unrealist novel is a metaphor: it tries to represent the world as (i.e. it substitutes for it) a shape, a pattern, a dramatic arc, that reveals the simplicity that underlies the complexity. The Mandelbrot set is infinitely complex, its borders ramify without end, but it still has a shape, an outline that’s instantly recognizable. That’s the shape of the Unrealist novel.
Lev Grossman offers some first thoughts on Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, the David Foster Wallace biography written by D.T. Max due out in September, and, more interesting, wonders whether “hysterical realism” is dead. (via millionsmillions)

This is hanging on my wall at home

This is hanging on my wall at home

(via thetinhouse)



sfmoma:

welovecindysherman:

Cindy Sherman installing her exhibition at SFMOMA, photographed by Russell Yip.

See more photos + an interview with Cindy Sherman here.


use this to teach irony

use this to teach irony

(via thebrickhouse)


No. 1, “The Grand Epiphany Ending”: “Gatsby believed in the green light, but sitting out among the quiet whisperings of the shore I had a different sort of revelation: Sometimes life is easy, but sometimes it is hard.”

No. 2, “The Bourgeois Hardship Ending”: “Out there in the dark with the moon rising high over the Sound I thought about Gatsby and his big, rambling house. It turned out to be true what they said—you never really get what you expect. I shrugged and left.”

No. 3, “The Ending Ending”: “Ferryboats stirred across the Sound and disappeared toward the horizon. Gatsby had seen something strange and new in this untrammeled land, but contemplating it now I could only think one sad, unvarnished thought. We are born, we eat a lot of lunches, and then we die.”

These and 45 alternative endings to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby  on Slate. Also, how Fitzgerald’s masterpiece almost bore the tone-deaf title The Gold-hatted Gatsby.

For class!