Watch Louis Armstrong play a 1965 concert in East Berlin. From his art portfolio in our Spring 2008 issue, “In a typical year, Louis Armstrong spent more than three hundred days on the road, bringing his music to audiences around the world. He always traveled with a steamer trunk designed to house two reel-to-reel tape decks and a turntable, and he carried a stash of music for his own listening pleasure, to while away the hours he spent in hotels and dressing rooms before and after each gig. … When not pressing the valves on his trumpet or the record button on his tape recorder, Armstrong’s fingers found other arts with which to occupy themselves. One of them was collage, which became a visual outlet for his improvisational genius.”
John Beale was the model public servant. He was also untouchable.
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Captain Planet was arrested in front of the White House with hundreds of other young protesters for #climateaction #XLDissent
Here’s the Facebook pics
Captain Planet got a shout-out!!
#excUse you ron #not everyone comes from a wizard family #some of us only found out a couple months ago they have magic #some of us are being thrown into an alien culture and don’t appreciate the disadvantage this gives us #and some of us are going to do something about it #like reading up on a whole new universe of history in our spare time #in hopes that sometime soon #ideally long before finals #some of us might be able to better compete academically with the rest of you #bloody hell (via nonlinear-nonsubjective)
THIS! Also I wish Rowling would have explored Hermione’s motivations more, because damn, these tags did a better job at explaining her motivations than the actual books. I mean, seriously, we get to know all about Ron, get to learn all his deepest fears and his greatest motivations, get to meet each member of his family, get to see where he lives, get to know him outside the context of being one of Harry’s best friends… but Hermione? Well, we don’t even get to know half of that.
Hermione is one of my favorite characters, but we don’t get to know Hermione like we do Ron. In fact, this can be said of most of the women in the series when you think about it.Since everyone’s already talking about Hermione, I’d like to bring this back. I have a lot of feelings about the women in Harry Potter.
In my hazel eyes
I take in the view: sunrise.
A new beginning
Hours tick on by
Now I am taking in the
velvety black sky
I count each bright star
And think: “what a perfect way
To end everyday”