Source: The hypocrisy of Arab liberals – sister-hood magazine. A Fuuse production by Deeyah Khan.
As a liberal, I believe liberalism is really about believing in your own individual freedom and that of those around you, and treating them as equals in their right to exist and live their lives.
What they wear, where they want to go, where they live, what they do for a living, who they pray to, who they want to sleep with, who they want to love … is really up to them. By freedom I mean everything that does not result in harming other individuals. Yes, those points were important enough to put in BOLD.
Source: Justices won’t block new congressional maps in Pennsylvania – SCOTUSblog
Justices won’t block new congressional maps in Pennsylvania
One day before the filing deadline for the primary election, the Supreme Court rejected a request by Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania to block a remedial plan adopted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from going into effect. The ruling means that the state’s 2018 congressional elections will likely go forward under the new maps, which could allow Democrats to pick up three or four more of the state’s 18 seats in the House of Representatives – which could in turn increase Democrats’ chances of taking back the House.
Sound engineers have managed to construct the speech former US president John F Kennedy was about to make before he was assassinated in 1963.
Source: JFK’s ‘lost’ final speech recreated by sound engineers
Source: Masha Ivashintsova Photography
My mother, Masha Ivashintsova, was heavily engaged in the Leningrad poetic and photography underground movement of the 1960−80s. She was a lover of three geniuses of the time: Photographer Boris Smelov, Poet Viktor Krivulin and Linguist Melvar Melkumyan, who is also my father. Her love for these three men, who could not be more different, defined her life, consumed her fully, but also tore her apart. She sincerely believed that she paled next to them and consequently never showed her photography works, her diaries and poetry to anyone during her life. As she put herself in her diary:
“I loved without memory: is that not an epigraph to the book, which does not exist? I never had a memory for myself, but always for others”.
The pioneering New Zealand photojournalist and photographic educator Tom Hutchins captured Communist China in 1956, which was then closed to most of the world.
Source: Tom Hutchins
The Gray Lady is flushing decades of dependability down the drain with its increasingly disturbing op-ed hires, turning a Paper of Record into a Paper of Discord.
Source: Dear, NYT: It’s Not Us, It’s You | Dame Magazine