humansofnewyork:

"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."

humansofnewyork:

"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."

theatlantic:

The Origins of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Magic Realism

"Surrealism runs through the streets," the Colombian author, who died today at age 87, told The Atlantic in 1973. ”Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America.”
Read more. [Image: Bjorn Elgstrand/AP]

theatlantic:

The Origins of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Magic Realism

"Surrealism runs through the streets," the Colombian author, who died today at age 87, told The Atlantic in 1973. ”Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America.”

Read more. [Image: Bjorn Elgstrand/AP]

explore-blog:

Mr. Bliss — the little-known children’s book J.R.R. Tolkien lovingly hand-wrote and illustrated for his own two kids when they were little.

explore-blog:

Mr. Bliss — the little-known children’s book J.R.R. Tolkien lovingly hand-wrote and illustrated for his own two kids when they were little.

mothernaturenetwork:

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoirPortland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

mothernaturenetwork:

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoir
Portland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

“In the end all books are written for your friends. The problem after writing One Hundred Years of Solitude was that now I no longer know whom of the millions of readers I am writing for; this upsets and inhibits me. It’s like a million eyes are looking at you and you don’t really know what they think.”

Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927 – April 17, 2014) in this altogether excellent 1981 Paris Review interview, a fine manifestation of the magazine’s mastery of the art of the interview. (via explore-blog)
bookoisseur:

It’s Friday, y’all.

bookoisseur:

It’s Friday, y’all.

(Source: outcrassedoutcast, via vikingpenguinbooks)

humanoidhistory:

Astronaut James Newman waves at the camera during a 7-hour, 21-minute spacewalk, December 7, 1998. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

Astronaut James Newman waves at the camera during a 7-hour, 21-minute spacewalk, December 7, 1998. (NASA)

(via crookedindifference)

pitchfork:

Check out our Top 25 picks for this year’s Record Store Day.

(Source: televandalist)

zenpencils:

CHRIS HADFIELD An astronaut’s advice

(Source: zenpencils.com, via cosmo-nautic)

seraphica:

Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition [x]

(via awkward-aeries)

sciencefriday:

Harvesting sap for maple syrup - now vs. the future.

[Video footage by Luke Groskin and Mark Isselhardt]

archiemcphee:

Let’s go to Idaho and have a slumber party inside this giant beagle! His name is ‘Sweet Willy’ and he’s a bed and breakfast located just outside the town of Cottonwood, Idaho. It’s called the Dog Bark Park Inn and it was built by Frances Conklin and Dennis Sullivan, who spent eighteen months building their awesome canine hotel. The inn offers two double bedroom and, as you’d hope, pet accommodations as well. They even leave a plate of dog-shaped cookies on your pillow.

So who’s coming with us? Visit the Dog Bark Park Inn website to book a reservation.

[via Lost At E Minor]

nationalpostphotos:

AN ORANGUTAN WALKS INTO A DOCTOR’S OFFICE ….. Veterinary staff members of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia’s ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Center on April 15, 2014 in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation. The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners and over 200 have been reintroduced in the wilds. The critically-endangered primates population are dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habitat that is being converted into palm oil plantation.

SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images

(via trailerparkofmydreams)

amandaonwriting:

A Literary Couple at Home: Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon at home

(via writersrelief)