An alien is left behind by his spaceship and is adopted by Elliot and his family. With his cuteness he’ll soon be able to enter their heart…
Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 2009
model: Freshie Juice
photographer: Rayne Tupelo
location (and general greatness): Karen Jerzyk
that first paragraph up there—the stuff about investing in after school activities and keeping the schools open until 9pm, etc. —I’m thinking about that in context to of the Emergency Managers in Michigan. And how if they were *really* invested in fixing economic problems rather than privatization, they’d be figuring out ways to do *exactly* what she is suggesting. Making the schools an essential part of the community means that youth don’t drop out and people don’t transfer to other districts. it means that people *move into* that district.
another example, what would happen if community groups were trained and paid to go to houses in the community and clean up lead? not only would it provide jobs, but when there’s a proven correlation between lead levels and low achievment in school—what effect would it have on student’s test schools and ability to focus and stay in school if their bodies aren’t being poisoned? there are seriously NO foundation grants for this sort of thing? why aren’t city mayors, councils, EMs, etc working their asses off to find foundation grants and corporate investment in cleaning up lead so that public schools can stay open—instead of building a whole new building to stick a charter school in?
“people on his block he knew would rather pay to keep somebody incarcerated than to support music lessons or soccer team memberships or basketball team uniforms for kids in poor neighborhoods.”
Next time I hear that we should fight racism with cool, calm logic, I will be thinking about this.
Ray Harryhausen, the man who pioneered the use of stop-motion special effects in Hollywood, has died at the age of 92, his family announced on Tuesday. In an era before CGI, Harryhausen used clay monsters and mythical creatures to bring life to live-action adventure films like Clash of the Titans, Valley of the Gwangi and Jason and the Argonauts. He inspired the likes of John Landis, Stephen Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Tim Burton and Guillermo Del Toro, and was awarded both a Bafta and a special Academy Award for his work
Harryhausen, Mighty Joe Young
Lego Helm’s deep redefines the term ‘Epic Battle’
propers to theswinginsixties:
Otis Redding performing at the Atlanta Braves Stadium, 1966.