Elizabeth Kolbert with a strikingly elegant op-ed on what’s at stake with the Keystone pipeline.
This Brooklyn-based hipster outlet has exploded over the last decade.
Oldie but goody - I’m a big fan of the show!
Tumblr Tuesday: 2013 Webby Award Winners Edition
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring the coolest stuff on the Internet, and we’d like to highlight just a few of our favorites from this year’s round of winners. Congratulations to all!
Webby Person of the Year: Frank Ocean
“Frank Ocean has had a truly remarkable, impactful year as both a musician and cultural icon, showing a deep understanding of the Internet as a communicative tool for social change.” — Webbys
Webby Artist of the Year: GRIMES
“Grimes has used the Internet to spread a unique and compelling mix of cutting edge music, visual art and DIY style that has defined her as one of contemporary music’s most interesting and engaging artists.” — Webbys
Art: The Creators Project
An ongoing global arts and technology initiative created by Intel and VICE.
Best Use of Photography: Humans of New York
Glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.
Political: Comedy Central’s Indecision
News, politics and other jokes from your friends at Comedy Central.
Personal: Daily Dishonesty
Lovely little lies from a hungry graphic designer.
Celebrity/Fan: Team Coco
The official Conan O’Brien Tumblr.
Welcome to the brand-new GOOD Global Citizenship project, a space where people who give a damn connect around issues of global health, poverty, and development.
Whether we live in Los Angeles or Lagos, Seattle or São Paulo, we are all part of the movement to creatively engage with each other and our surroundings to improve and strengthen our communities and our world.
Our mission is to uproot the idea that knowledge flows from global North to South, and that poor equals helpless and needy. We are more alike than the way we talk about power and poverty implies.
That’s where you come in.
We are looking for a truly global community of contributors from all walks of life. We encourage anyone to contribute to this conversation by posting relevant things you’re discovering online and simply tagging them with “global citizenship.” But we’re also looking for a select group of experts to contribute original thoughts, reporting, and help us identify key stories going on in your area. If you want to get involved with this growing Global Citizen Network let us know by applying here.
We hope you can join us in the celebration, and we’ll be in touch soon with exciting new ways of working together and bringing more GOOD to life.
In my time, I have visited and poked around in every one of the hundreds of neighborhoods of which this city is made up, and by the city I mean the whole city – Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond. I have gone to some of these neighborhoods only once or twice, but I have gone to others – or to certain streets in them – over and over and over again, sometimes for reasons that I clearly understand and sometimes for reasons that I dimly understand and sometimes for reasons that I don’t understand at all. Certain street haunt me and certain blocks of certain streets haunt me and certain buildings on certain blocks of certain streets haunt me. At any hour of the day or night, I can shut my eyes and visualize in a swarm of detail what is happening on scores of streets, some well known and some obscure, from one end of the city to the other – on the upper part of Webster Avenue, up in the upper Bronx, for example, which ahs a history as a dumping-out place for underworld figures who have been taken for a ride, and which I go to every now and then because I sometimes find a weed or a wildflower or a moss or a fern or a vine that is new to me growing along its edges or in the cracks in its pavement…… - Joseph Mitchell