3. npr:



    Casa Tomada Rafael Gómez Barros

    "The urban interventions are meant to represent displacement of peasants in his native Columbia [sic] due to war and violence, themes that resonate in one form or another in any country his work is displayed in. Crafted from tree branches, fiberglass, and fabric, the 2 foot ants are particularly striking when seen clustered aggressively on facades of buildings.”

    I will always reblog giant ants.

    This is truly terrifying.

    – Alexander

  4. humansofnewyork:

    "I’m a traffic cop. It’s a job. Somebody’s got to do it. I don’t even represent myself when I’m working. If I was representing myself, I’d let everyone off with a warning. I represent a system. Did I design the system? No. I just enforce it. It’s not for me to decide the system. We elect the people who decide the system. When I write a ticket, everyone tells me a reason that they don’t deserve it. If I gave a warning to everyone with a reason, I wouldn’t give any tickets, and the system wouldn’t work. I don’t get any joy by giving a ticket. And I’m not upset if you beat it in court. It’s not personal. It’s my job."


  5. Novelty

    What once was manna,
    the pinnacle of taste,
    now plummets
    to the stomach’s floor.
    There’s not enough
    salt in this world
    to make it
    halfway the way it did.

    I look forward
    and I think back, but
    things change.
    I’m boring you and
    I’m boring me.

  6. humansofnewyork:

    "We’ve been friends for 43 years. Every few years, we meet for a few hours, and pick right back up."

  7. artmastered:

    Patrick Caulfield, Portrait of Juan Gris, 1963, paint on board, 122 x 122 cm, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

    The cubist compositions of Spanish artist Juan Gris have been a major influence on the work of Patrick Caulfield. Caulfield painted this tribute to his artistic idol 36 years after Gris’ death.

  8. humansofnewyork:

    "We were twenty-five and twenty-eight, but we acted like fifteen year olds. Fighting over little things, storming off, breaking up for a week and then getting back together. But developmentally, we were fifteen year olds. We’d been in the closet our whole lives, so we didn’t have any practice with relationships. He still hadn’t come out to his family and a lot of his friends. We were on one of our ‘little breaks’ when he died suddenly from a seizure. And nobody in his family or circle knew I existed. It took me four months to find out that he died. I thought he’d just decided never to talk to me again. His family never found out about me. Or him, for that matter."

  9. plannedparenthood:

    You might have heard that emergency contraception (AKA the morning-after pill) causes an abortion. But that’s just not true. Emergency contraception prevents pregnancy from happening. If you take it and you’re already pregnant, it won’t harm an existing pregnancy. Emergency Contraception = birth control.
  10. humansofnewyork:

    "My family made me come. But I hate it. I can’t get a job because I have a lot of accent. I was an assistant manager at a big jewelry store in the Dominican Republic, now I clean tables. We had a big house there. Now we live in a small apartment. If I was home right now, I’d be in a very nice restaurant, on the beach, laughing with my friends. Not sitting alone on a bench, trying to learn English. There I was a princess. Here I am an immigrant. A servant."