Music is energy, and energy is the single most important form of it in the world. Without energy, there is no life. The only difference between a dead person and a live person is the energy, the electricity flowing inside their system, and that’s what makes music.
— John Frusciante
"Dream Girl", Kate Moss by Ryan McGinley for W July 2007
Alexa Chung at ELLE Fashion Preview in São Paulo.
did tennessee the heaven hurt when you fell from the it
enough to break the ice
Medusa: You and your homies might be lined in chalk
Medusa (1597), Caravaggio / Gangsta’s Paradise, Coolio
edit: i understand i have made a few mistakes in this post, and i apologize, i did not intend to spread misinformation. i’ve addressed some of the feedback i’ve received here.
i’ve been getting some feedback on that bh6 post, so here are some responses to what i’ve been reading:
Goku is an alien, he’s not Asian.
yes! however aliens can have human races attached to them (the doctor from doctor who is white, even though he’s an alien), so i just assumed goku is asian considering he’s from a japanese anime, and that’s based on a chinese book. apologies for the assumption. however, goku being portrayed by a white actor still reeks of whitewashing.
Ricardo Montalban is Mexican.
i apologize for not making the actor/character difference clear. ricardo montalban is mexican, yes, while khan is asian (specifically sikh). in retrospect it was inappropriate to put him there, since poc are not interchangeable with each other. i wanted to show how the original star trek had a poc playing a poc in the 60’s, while the 2013 hollywood blockbuster had a white actor playing a poc, which is much less progressive.
Marvel’s BH6 comics were racist, too.
yes, they were. i’m not too familiar with it, but they apparently used a bunch of stereotypes and disney specifically choosing to adapt those racist comics is pretty iffy. i didn’t choose to focus on the original comics’ racism, because i wanted the post to focus on the erasure of asians by inserting whiteness.
The Impossible is based on a true story.
and isn’t it suspicious how, out of the countless survivor stories, the one focusing on white tourists is the one that gets made into a movie? just because it’s a true story doesn’t excuse the movie industry’s love for using asian settings as mere props.
This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.