Actor, HARRY DEAN STANTON says….

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“I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.

The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.

Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”

 

A Pictorial History of Afro-American Gay Couples

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couples_1(Words From ‘Imitation of the Arabic’ by Afro-Russian poet, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin)

Sweet Lad, Tender Lad

Sweet lad, tender lad,
Have no shame, you’re mine for good;
We share a sole insurgent fire,
We live in boundless brotherhood.

I do not fear the gibes of men;
One being split in two we dwell,
The kernel of a double nut
Embedded in a single shell.

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3D printing creates a new face for war victim

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A Somali woman waited 23 years for life-changing reconstructive surgery

 3D printed faces created by artist Heather Dewey"Stranger Visions" by Heather Dewey

3D printed faces created by artist Heather Dewey “Stranger Visions” by Heather Dewey.

Turns out 3D printing can do more than just insta-print guns, couture dresses and miniature models of Sad Keanu. In Ayan Mohamed’s case, the advancing technology helped to create her new face. When Mohamed was two years old, a stray bullet shattered her face as her family were fleeing the Somali civil war. Most of the tissue from her bottom eye socket, her whole top jaw and most of her cheekbone and palate was blasted away. Miraculously, she survived, but was left a devastating facial disfigurement that, due to its severity and her geographical location, could not be treated by traditional reconstructive surgery. For 23 years, she couldn’t close her right eye and she wore a niqab to hide her face. A pre-surgery charity appeal here shows the extent of her injury.

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Bad-ass Women of India..making the Law Stick…literally!

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“Gulabi Gang” is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

women of indiaEnough … is What they’re Saying.

That’s not all they do – they’ve got more information on their website.

What else they do that is awesome:

  • Stop child marriages
  • Persuade families to educate girl-child
  • Train women in self-defense
  • Oppose corruption in administration
  • Create awareness about the evils of dowry
  • Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
  • Publicly shame molesters
  • Encourage women to become financially independent

Yesssssssss. Female empowerment is a wonderful thing.

WTF? An American Faux Pas, Kim Kardashian & Kanye West.

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Ask me: Kermit & Piggy is more like it.

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Words out that America is now officially pushing its own version of “the Royals” on the rest of the World. We’re talkin’ Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! Vogue Magazine’s, April 2014 Cover boy & Cover Girl. What’s up with this move and is it because ALL the Top Models on sabbatical at the same time?

These two (we don’t really know why their famous people, people) have done everything wrong since we started being suffocated with News of their daily debacles, day in, day out. Now magazines like Vogue U.S. are attempting to romanticize what most of us view as two ‘train wrecks’ getting ready to go up in flames! This move by Vogue U.S. really does emphasize societies attempt to make do with what we have as, Celebrities.  

Yes, at one time, I too was young & foolish as well. I think! But, I am grateful it didn’t get to the tabloids. Cause, if it had, I would now have to explain it ALL to my Children while trying to make it seem oh so “Cool”.

Summary:

It appears that we like to celebrate the bad Boys & the Bad Girls. But. As soon as they stop being  oh so very BAD, we want to wrap them up in a nice bowl of cotton candy & throw kisses at them. Yuk…..ukk! This is really, really much too sweet for any of us to bare.

Skin color: Shades of gray by Pantone.

The ‘What I Be’ Project by Steve Rosenfield

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The “What I Be” project is all about honesty. In today’s society, we are told to look or act a certain way. If we differ from these “standards,” we are often judged, ridiculed, and sometimes even killed over them. More after the jump:

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Photography by Brooke DiDonato

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Dreamy Photography by Brooke DiDonato 

Today we’re delighted to showcase the work of NYC based 23-year-old fine art and portrait photographer Brooke DiDonato. Already earning her BA in photojournalism, DiDonato’s dreamy photos seamlessly blur the lines between fantasy and real-life.

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Amazing 3D Street Art

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SPOTLIGHT: Art by Julian Beever

English artist Julian Beever is considered a leading chalk artist in sidewalk art. He’s also (clearly with good reason) called Pavement Picasso. – – Read  & See More

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Oscar Stars…then & now! Take a look.

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Oscar Nominees Pose with Younger Versions of Themselves

Which one is your favorite? tell us in comments!

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