Bergdorf Goodman’s first personal shopper, Betty Halbreich - Profiles - The New Yorker
The light from her face is captivating.
In the 1946-1961 era, some ingenious Russians began recording banned bootlegged jazz, boogie woogie and rock ‘n’ roll on exposed X-ray film. The thick radiographs would be cut into discs of 23 to 25 centimeters in diameter; sometimes the records weren’t circular. But the exact shape didn’t matter so much, as long as the thing played. (via ‘Bone music’: Soviet-era bootleg records of banned rock and jazz pressed on X-ray plates | Dangerous Minds)
sleepin’ on the jobon the set of Rebel Without a Cause.
"Stay Alive"- José González
I made some life changing decisions in March.
I wrote a post in which I shared the struggles and hardships of living as a gay man- battling through thoughts of faith and doubt, love and culture. The weight of the last 24 years had been compiled into a handful of paragraphs and periods.
The following morning, I went for a run through the riverbed by my house. Amidst the upbeat and catchy pop songs, this one began to play. I’ve heard it hundreds of times before, but for some reason the words echoed differently within me. I stopped running and stood still.
I can remember the way the trees shook and the water danced. I began to cry. Tears have come countless times throughout this journey, but this was different. These were tears of relief and joy. The kind of salty that represents hope. Strength. Perseverance.
I suppose this is a thank you. To those of you who stand beside me, who have written kind words and shared parts of your story with me. My call, my commission, is to speak words of life into the dark corners. The world needs a little more kindness. Let’s chase after it, fellow explorers.
there is a truth, and it’s on our side.
dawn is coming. open your eyes.
From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.