Wanderings and Discoveries

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Do you hear the people sing,Singing a song of angry men?It is the music of a people Who will not be slaves again.When the beating of your heartEchoes the beating of the drums,There is a life about to startWhen tomorrow comes!

Hoping & praying that this revolution is more successful than Enjolras’. 

Do you hear the people sing,
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again.
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums,
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Hoping & praying that this revolution is more successful than Enjolras’. 

(Source: hewasneverminetolose)

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Listening to MOMS’ newest recording (though released a while ago now), MEEMS, and this track is a particular favorite. “Physics Is Our Business”. Check it out.

(Source: Spotify)

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These guys painstakingly recreated the entire film of Toy Story using real toys in live action filming. Extremely impressive, and as entertaining as the original, if not with some additional novelty factor. Loving it. (by jonasonsMovies)

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The Reconstructionists: Celebrating Badass Women

What do Buddhist artist Agnes Martin, Hollywood inventor Hedy Lamarr, and French-Cuban author Anaïs Nin have in common? Their names may not conjure popular recognition, and yet, for Lisa Congdon and Maria Popova, these women represent a particular breed of cultural trailblazer: female, under-appreciated, badass. They are “Reconstructionists,” as the writer-illustrator duo call them — and for the next year, they’ll be celebrated on a blog of the same name. Every Monday for 12 months, The Reconstructionists will debut a hand-painted illustration and short essay highlighting a woman from fields such as art, science, and literature. The subject needn’t be famous, but she will, as Popova, the creator of Brain Pickings, puts it, “have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture.” We spoke with Popova, and illustrator Congdon, about the inspiration behind their project.

How’d you come up with the name ‘Reconstructionist’?

Maria Popova: It’s very challenging to celebrate women without pigeonholing the project into some stereotypical and alienating feminist corner, the most dangerous part of which is the preaching-to-the-choir quality that many such projects tend to have. So when it was time to come up with a title for the project, it couldn’t be something too literal or too obvious. After sifting through hundreds of letters, diaries, autobiographies, and other writing, I suddenly remembered something Anaïs Nin had written in a 1944 diary entry — about “woman’s role in the reconstruction of the world.” It was perfect. It was the only common denominator between those women – they aren’t all artists, or all writers, or all to be expected in the pages of a tenth-grade history book. They are simply all reconstructionists.

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Reconstructionists. Looking forward to enjoying and learning from this art/blog over the next year.