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A Boy Without Name

Mojo Wan

Humanize Palestine

IN MEMORY: SHAYMA KHALIL & SHAYMA QANAN

Shayma Sheikh Khalil, 5 days old, was born prematurely via caesarian section on July 26, 2014, 10 minutes after her mother died from wounds in an Israeli airstrike. Shayma was referred to as a “miracle baby” for surviving. However, baby Shayma died on July 30, 2014 when her incubator shut off, when Israeli forces attacked power plants in Gaza causing a power outage.

Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back..Just come back..
Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza.  (via nowinexile)

Après Mai (Something in the Air) dir. Olivier Assayas (2012)

Après Mai (Something in the Air) dir. Olivier Assayas (2012)

Après Mai (Something in the Air) dir. Olivier Assayas (2012)

i backed my car into a cop car the other day
well, he just drove off, sometimes life’s okay
i ran my mouth off a bit too much, ah, what did i say?
well, you just laughed it off and it was all okay

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Andy Freeberg

Guardians

In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

1. Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum

2.Matisse Still Life, Hermitage Museum

3.Konchalovsky’s Family Portrait, State Tretyakov Gallery

4. Veronese’s Adoration of the Shepherds, Hermitage Museum

5. Rublev and Daniil’s The Deesis Tier, State Tretyakov Gallery

6. Michelangelo’s Moses and the Dying Slave, Pushkin Museum

7.Malevich’s Self Portrait, Russian State Museum

8. Nesterov’s Blessed St Sergius of Radonezh, Russian State Museum

9. Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery

10. Kugach’s Before the Dance, State Tretyakov Gallery