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When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation.

But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him.

Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.

Sep 18, 2014 / 10,012 notes
[Medium-sized movies] are too risky. If you look at movies like… I guess, All the President’s Men was important enough and based on a big enough transgression. But take a movie like Klute – I don’t think that movie would be made today. I mean, The Godfather would have a hard time being made today. Even if you could put up the $75 million it would take to make that movie today, and you could guarantee that it would be one of the greatest movies of all time, people would still go, “$75 million? I dunno man, that’s a lot of bread…” There are realities to our business. The bottom has fallen out. Dramas that cost more than $20 million, you’re taking a big risk. I think Soderbergh was right. And it’s sad. I think the thing is to make movies cheaper. People are migrating to television to find characters that aren’t spandex-clad superheroes.
David Fincher, in response to the question Did you see Soderbergh’s speech in San Francisco? He was lamenting the death of medium-sized movies. (via cinematicfantastic)

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Sep 17, 2014 / 371 notes
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (via flyingmind)

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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
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I want a movie about a little girl, aged like 11-12, going through the stuggles of prepubescent girl life, with her entire inner monologue is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

Shot of disgruntled adorable little girl.

SLJ: I knew that Susie was a backstabbin’ motherfucker, and if anyone was going to ruin my chances of being Miss Sugar Drop Queen, it was that asshole. 

I didn’t know I needed this in my life until now.

This is never not funny

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Sep 12, 2014 / 1,563 notes

Robert De Niro, 1975.

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Joan Crawford in Possessed (1931)

82 years later and it’s still relevant

This will never not be relevant.

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A thunderstorm Monday night had cleared the air over Manhattan and the sunlight of a warm September morning was glinting off the Hudson River as the business day began in the city’s highest buildings.
A description of the conditions in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, before the planes struck the World Trade Center. From our Sept. 12, 2001, story that we pulled from the archives on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. (via latimes)

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Ebola survivor donates blood to treat infected US doctor


NBC NewsUS Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly has donated his blood to treat another infected US doctor, Rick Sacra, currently hospitalized in Nebraska, aid agency Samaritan’s Purse said Thursday.

Using serum from an Ebola survivor is an experimental treatment but the World Health Organization endorsed the approach last week.

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This research demonstrates that community music programs can literally ‘remodel’ children’s brains
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