satindolls:


The Queens, c. 1950

"Once, when we were playing at the Apollo, Holiday was working a block away at the Harlem Opera House. Some of us went over between shows to catch her, and afterwards we went backstage. I did something then, and I still don’t know if it was the right thing to do - I asked her for her autograph."-Ella Fitzgerald

satindolls:

The Queens, c. 1950

"Once, when we were playing at the Apollo, Holiday was working a block away at the Harlem Opera House. Some of us went over between shows to catch her, and afterwards we went backstage. I did something then, and I still don’t know if it was the right thing to do - I asked her for her autograph."
-Ella Fitzgerald

(Source: salsmineo, via fuckindiva)

america-wakiewakie:

California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters | KQED

The Bully Fire, which has burned more than 12,600 acres in Shasta County, is nearly contained. In the two weeks since it ignited, about 2,000 firefighters have battled the blaze. Nearly half of them — 900 — are inmates with the California Department of Corrections. These “low-level offenders” making just $2 a day are a crucial component in how the state battles wildfires.

“First day we was out here it was like 111 or 115 and that’s not including the fire,” says Emir Dunn. His orange fire suit swamps his slender body, but don’t be fooled by his size. Like most inmate firefighters he lugs more than 100 pounds of gear with him: an axe, food, water, fuel for the chainsaw.

The air tastes like a charcoal briquette. The wind picks up, and a mix of dirt and ash swirl from the ground. Dunn scours the scorched area looking for embers that could reignite. He sees smoke billowing from the ground. He readies the hose and he and a crewmate blast the smoking mound with water.

Dunn and 15 others will stay here for a 24-hour shift. They might catch some sleep, but very little. They hiked up here and they’ll hike back to the pick-up point, a slog that’s likely to be several miles.

Each crew has one professional firefighter, a captain, and the rest are men convicted of crimes including drug offenses and armed robbery.

(Read Full Text) (Photo Credit: Adam Grossberg/KQED)

(via proletarianinstinct)

my baby sister is 22 today! happy birthday, sprout.

my baby sister is 22 today! happy birthday, sprout.

"What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses."

— John Irving, The Cider House Rules (via larmoyante)

“You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that? And I said,
Where can I put it down?”

—Anne Carson, “The Glass Essay”, Glass, Irony and God

longform:

How the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 rippled around the world, from the the battlefield of Ukraine to Schiphol Airport in Amstedam to the White House.

obviously a must-attend event.

obviously a must-attend event.

bargainbinblasphemy:

Killy Joel Eats Shit.

WHAT.

bargainbinblasphemy:

Killy Joel Eats Shit.

WHAT.

i love to look at you /

from the side at night with music playing

passivelove:

from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


“Come back and make up a good-bye at least. Let’s pretend we had one.”

passivelove:

from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Come back and make up a good-bye at leastLet’s pretend we had one.”

(Source: PASSIVELOVE)


Israeli Violations of U.N. Security Council Resolutions
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am."

The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)

lora-mathis:

How to disappear completely, Lora Mathis

lora-mathis:

How to disappear completely, Lora Mathis