2. Well this is interesting.


  3. I’d told him to keep his opinions to himself. Was I comfortable with that advice, even when giving it to someone who had advocated for a whites-only state?

    An article that raises a few interesting questions: is it beneficial to society to tell people with radical views to be quiet, keep their opinions to themselves, and subject them to harassment, force, and  abuse? Should radical views lower the value of the person and of the person’s other opinions (the halo effect)? And, as he closes his article, “What should [someone with such views] have to go through? I still had no idea.”



  5. Another cool set of photos: Handscapes by Tomoya Kaishi

  6. This is a remarkably powerful poster created by Kenji Chow.


  7. "I’ve been in a mental prison the past four years of my life. I have nightmares. If I see guns on TV where people are getting killed, I change the channel."

    So the obvious point of discussion this brings up has to do with misogyny and the social attitude towards prostitutes as someone who is expendable, but beyond that there’s also the law that was twisted in this man’s defense—a law that states that it is acceptable to use deadly force to recover stolen property. That law is sad and subverts the value of all human lives and not just those of prostitutes. The attitude that my stuff is worth more than your life is sickening.



  9. The blog of Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi, A.K.A. “Red”. Many of her works are large collages made with non-traditional methods. One of the most interesting ones is this portrait of Burmese rebel and Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi made with carnations and different colored water. But lately, she’s been challenging herself to work within the confines of a plate using only foods. Some of them are incredibly quaint. And if you explore deeper into her blog or go to her website you can see some of her truly inspired methods for creating portraits, including using candles and coffee stains.