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jeobunny:

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posterchronicles:

#TheStrokes - back with a new album #ComedownMachine
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awkwardsituationist:

"where ever there is a man who exercises authority, there is a man who resists authority. disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. it is through disobedience that progress has been made." - oscar wildeon september 3, 1958, a twenty seven year old martin luther king jr was arrested for loitering outside pf a montgomery court room where a man was being arraigned for assaulting his friend and fellow organizer of the bus boycott, ralph abernathy. in january of that year, following the successful end of the boycott, abernathy’s house had been bombed.
this photo, taken by charles moore, shows king’s wife, coretta, calmly looking on as her husband, arm wrenched behind his back, is frogmarched to the local jailhouse for booking. when it was published the following day, journalists from all over america were dispatched to montgomery to cover the arrest. 
king would be convicted two days after his arrest - not for loitering but for disobeying a police order - and fined fourteen dollars. though he would opt to serve fourteen days in jail instead of paying the fine, he would be quickly released thanks in part to the national attention.   
charles moore would spend eight years chronically king and the civil rights movement with his camera. arthur schlesinger would later say that moore’s photographs “transformed the national mood and made legislation not just necessary, but possible.” 
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theatlantic:

Booksellers Say They Bough Shakespeare’s Personal Dictionary on eBay

Scholars say that William Shakespeare used as many as 30,000 different words in his plays and poetry. They further estimate that he knew about a quarter of all the words circulating in English during his lifetime.
This is remarkable, and it raises a question: How did he learn them? Some, we know, he invented; some he borrowed from Latin or French. But others he simply looked up, in any one of a number of reference books available to Londoners in the late 16th century.
Now, two New York City booksellers say they have found one of those books. And it’s not just any guide: This is William Shakespeare’s dictionary, owned and annotated by the man himself.
For more than half a century, many scholars have believed that Shakespeare consulted a 1580 dictionary published in London called An Alvearie, or Quadruple Dictionarie. Assembled by Cambridge Latin instructor John Baret, the Alvearie was one of the most popular dictionaries of its time. It was “quadruple” because it covered four languages: English, Latin, Greek, and French.
Read more. [Image: Koppelman, via the Folger Shakespeare Library]
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blackpicture:

Abbas
Tehran. Iran (1997)
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