Clearance in an Oak Forest, Robert Zünd
I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”
(at the Avis Frank Gallery, 1606 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77009)
Jean-Léon Gérôme BASHI BAZOUK
Project Superpowers: Chapter Two #10 cover by Alex Ross
Groupe de Châtaigniers, Alexandre Calame
Stars - Maxfield Parrish
Float Away your Stress
Penal law was not created by the common people, nor by the peasantry, nor by the proletariat, but entirely by the bourgeoisie as an important tactical weapon in this system of divisions which they wished to introduce.
Michel Foucault | On Popular Justice: A Discussion with Maoists (1971)
Yemen: A Failed State
Since 2011, when Yemeni youths took to the streets and sparked the eventual demise of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime, the country has fallen to pieces. The new embattled government is now struggling to cope with a bevy of issues, including sectarian rivalries, CIA drone strikes, and one of al Qaeda’s most sophisticated branches. It now risks presiding over the failure of one of the world’s most fragile countries.
In “Yemen: A Failed State,” VICE News visits some of Yemen’s most dangerous and hard-to-reach places and groups, including the national Army in the country’s lawless East, the Houthis in Sana’a, and the Popular Committee in the South, to find out how both the government and the West’s policy toward Yemen have gone wrong.
When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.
Alan Shepard, describing his time on the lunar surface during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971 (via whats-out-there)
Man as Industrial Palace, 1926 - Artwork by Fritz Kahn