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13th
Dec
Thu
  • beatonna:

olosta:

group of women having a smoke, gelatin silver print, c. 1896.

How to go back in time and be this person is the question

My spirit Victorian.

    beatonna:

    olosta:

    group of women having a smoke, gelatin silver print, c. 1896.

    How to go back in time and be this person is the question

    My spirit Victorian.

  • 4th
    Dec
    Tue
  • Lecture: Former People

    passionforrussian:

    A few weeks ago I went to Politics and Prose to hear Doug Smith talk about his new book: ‘Former People’. 

    Smith, a historian and former State Department USSR analyst, draws his title from the Soviet term for the Russian nobility. Focusing his narrative on three generations of two dynasties, Smith traces the fall of the upper class from its pre-1917 wealth and privilege to the punishing treatment—ranging from impoverishment to execution—meted out to class enemies.

    In his remarks Smith noted he’s gotten some curious comments and looks from both Russians and Americans for writing about what many consider to be an unpopular subject: What it was like for ‘the other side’ (the losing side) following the Revolution. To me, it doesn’t seem that strange. Did people deserve to be imprisoned, or even killed simply because they were born into a certain social status? Maybe the division of wealth wasn’t (isn’t) fair, but like Smith said, any time a an entire class of people are sought out and killed, that’s wrong.

    The book follows events surrounding two noble families:the Shermetevs and the Golitsyns. Smith says by the end of the book, you feel like you get to know them. Sounds like an entertaining way to work your way through some serious Russian history. I, for one, look forward to reading ‘Former People’, as well as the three other books he’s written.

    If you’re in DC, keep an eye on Politics and Prose for future interesting events. Or even better, just subscribe to my DC Russian Events Calendar, and I’ll let you know when something related to Russia is coming up!

  • 3rd
    Dec
    Mon
  • White Privilege 101

    vasundharaa:

    This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

    Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

    On White Privilege
    aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

    On Reverse Racism
    aka you are being racist against white people:

    On Cultural Appropriation
    aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

    Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
    aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:


    Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

    I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:

  • 3rd
    Dec
    Mon
  • beatonna:

this ad deserves some credit for being so very direct, I think

    beatonna:

    this ad deserves some credit for being so very direct, I think

    Tags: vintage advertisements advertising pickles catsup food 
    Notes: 633
    Reblogged from beatonna
  • 3rd
    Dec
    Mon
  • flatfaces:

tats and cats

    flatfaces:

    tats and cats

    (Source: tryonasaurousrex)

    Tags: tattoos cats pets animals cute hawt 
    Notes: 14536
    Reblogged from
  • 3rd
    Dec
    Mon
  • theanimalblog:

Female walruses and their young haul themselves out of the water to rest between foraging bouts in the eastern Chukchi Sea, US.

Walruses are professional loafers.

    theanimalblog:

    Female walruses and their young haul themselves out of the water to rest between foraging bouts in the eastern Chukchi Sea, US.

    Walruses are professional loafers.

    Tags: walrus animals nature arctic wildlife fauna alaska usa loafing 
    Notes: 383
    Reblogged from theanimalblog
  • 3rd
    Dec
    Mon
  • (Source: teddytutson)

  • 2nd
    Dec
    Sun

    arsvivendi:

    Paper Mache Bee Models by Dr. Louis Thomas Jerôme Auzoux (1797-1880)

    2nd
    Dec
    Sun
  • Tags: best things mohawk cat cats animals pets love punk kitty 
    Notes: 3873
    Reblogged from bunnyfood
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