Pre-breakfast snack: pistachio macarons from last night’s dinner at Nightwood.
Speaking of t-shirts… while ya’ll are busy in a shopping frenzy this cyber monday, have a look at what’s actually behind all that #fashion in this awesome t-shirt documentary video series from NPR’s planet money.
Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:
Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?
And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.
Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.
Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.
The Wretched of the Earth: On Rape Culture (via exoticwild)
it was a nice sunset tonight in bay ridge
Wow is an understatement.
“She felt a disappointment so familiar it was almost a comfort.”
― Jennifer Egan, The Invisible Circus
#roofbreakup / #worstrooftalkever
Yesterday I had some free time so I got some of my extremely talented friends together to shoot a short on a roof in brooklyn.
This is what I imaged the series events unfolded that the comedian Kyle Ayers documented. I guess you could say this is a #darkcomedy, but more dark than comedy.
i basically just directed a scene from ‘girls’.
#worstrooftalkeverRead the tweets:
De Blasio should be measured by how much he restructures the way the city taxes its residents and businesses, and how much it invests in improving the lives of poor New Yorkers, said Kink. He also said just glancing at statistics today and four years from now may not tell the whole story of de Blasio’s work.
“If there’s another Wall Street meltdown, another economic collapse, or another Sandy, and you have a lot of joblessness and a lot of homelessness, that skews statistics,” said Kink.
A bear market may not help matters either, statistically speaking.
“If Wall St. does well—something he [de Blasio] needs to absorb his tax hike—inequality will get worse under the Gini coefficient, which people will use,” emailed Nicole Geliinas, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow who studies economic and fiscal issues.