alien sunset this is all just some special effects
By Alberto Reyes
1 center street is one of my favorite buildings in nyc
This is what the diversity breakdown of best director nominees for the Oscars looks like. This year provides a big opportunity for a breakthrough, as Buzzfeed’s Adam B. Vary explains:
At this year’s Academy Awards, Alfonso Cuarón could be the first Latino man to win the Oscar for Best Director (for the sci-fi film Gravity) — and given that he’s won the Directors Guild of America award, he is by far the odds-on favorite to win. If he doesn’t, however, the man who has a strong chance of scoring an upset is12 Years a Slave’s director Steve McQueen — who would be the first black man to win in this category.
And this would be a very big deal: More than perhaps any other people in the world, film directors have had the greatest first-hand influence on how we see ourselves for over a century, as they’ve steered tens of thousands of film productions big and small, driving and defining one of (if not the) most influential representation of our culture for just about 100 years.
But when one looks at the nominees and winners for the Academy Award for Best Director — the best barometer we have for whom the film industry regards as the finest film directors of their respective years — an overwhelming majority of them have been white men.
By the way, that sliver of the pie shown that makes up people who aren’t white and male represents just 17 people.
first weekend of march 2014 mapped
- goodbye party at the blarney stone on trinity place for a coworker leaving for a summer abroad before law school. too much beer and pizza.
- the living room in east williamsburg for soul food, and to watch the pd arresting a dude for throwing a rock through the window of a bar across the street while yelling racial slurs
- my ambulance corps on greene for the monthly meeting, and monthly dose of the history of new york city EMS and politics from people who lived through it
- the gibson bar in williamsburg, owned by one a friend’s uncle who was very amenable to buying shots for the whole bar. and after that, brooklyn ale house and a house party on malcolm x in the stuy. lots of beyonce got sung acapella.
- olympia wine bar in dumbo even though it was too cold to look at the water
- going home on the F train but stopping on the lower east side to pick up dollar slices from SX on essex
- home base on decatur street, and armando’s pizza a couple blocks away in bushwick to gorge ourselves on their awesome dough
this cat is trash, sweep it up and throw it away #catsofinstagram #catsofbedstuy #garbagecat
you think you’re just about to fall asleep but then your housemates get home and you can’t help but get outta bed and talk about every topic under the sun / street con artists / bike accidents / stop n frisk / sugar daddies / tinder god damn i am going to abuse my body with caffeine tomorrow
At the time and place of occurrence, CV entered the pizzeria because he saw a man inside he did not like and he wanted to call the man a “cocksucker.” CV had never seen this man before, but he thought “it would be funny” to do this.
from an interview transcription in one of my case files. jesus christ the stupid shit people do
just don’t escalate confrontations it is not that hard