1. ethiopienne:

    beautifullybirdy:

    loveandzombies:

    This fall, New York City becomes the first city in the nation to tackle the issue of girls’ self-esteem and body image. Recognizing that girls as young as 6 and 7 are struggling with body image and self-esteem, (over 80% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat and by middle school, 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body), New York City is launching a self-esteem initiative to help girls believe their value comes from their character, skills, and attributes – not appearance. 

    HOLY SHIT DISABILITY REPRESENTATION IN A MAINSTREAM BODY ACCEPTANCE CAMPAIGN

    and girls of color!

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  2. nypl:

Tony award-winning actor Alan Cumming is many things, but typical he is not. Nor is he a cheese. So when he comes to The Library for the Performing Arts next month, don’t expect a typical talk about the acting process. (That’s why the title of the event is "I Am Not a Cheese; I Do Not Have a Process": Alan Cumming on Acting.)
A portion of the seats for the June 23 event are now available for advance reservation online. And don’t worry: if you can’t scoop up an advance ticket, the remaining seats will be distributed on a first come, first served basis the day of the event. We recommend arriving early. Click here for more info. 

    nypl:

    Tony award-winning actor Alan Cumming is many things, but typical he is not. Nor is he a cheese. So when he comes to The Library for the Performing Arts next month, don’t expect a typical talk about the acting process. (That’s why the title of the event is "I Am Not a Cheese; I Do Not Have a Process": Alan Cumming on Acting.)

    A portion of the seats for the June 23 event are now available for advance reservation online. And don’t worry: if you can’t scoop up an advance ticket, the remaining seats will be distributed on a first come, first served basis the day of the event. We recommend arriving early. Click here for more info. 

    Reblogged from: nypl
  3. Missed connection: We were married for three days in 1989, and I saw you on the subway - m4w

    Fascinating.

  4. 
It seems strange to select such a New York City-centric film as Spike Lee’s 25th Hour for Lone Star Cinema, but the epilogue for the movie was filmed in our state. So, here we are.

(via Lone Star Cinema: 25th Hour | Slackerwood)

    It seems strange to select such a New York City-centric film as Spike Lee’s 25th Hour for Lone Star Cinema, but the epilogue for the movie was filmed in our state. So, here we are.

    (via Lone Star Cinema: 25th Hour | Slackerwood)

  5. coherentramblings:

Divine heaven at this soda jerk we stumbled upon in Carroll Gardens on date night. They make their own peanut butter. (at Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain)

oh my guh.

    coherentramblings:

    Divine heaven at this soda jerk we stumbled upon in Carroll Gardens on date night. They make their own peanut butter. (at Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain)

    oh my guh.

    Reblogged from: coherentramblings
  6. coherentramblings:

Storytime: whilst walking Bella after I got out of work yesterday in front of my house, 4 black SUVs roll up and a huge security detail comes out. In the middle car mayor Bloomberg hops out. It startled me so much that I stopped to let him by w/ his crew. He told me hello and said my dog was cute. That’s right: my dog has Official NYC Mayoral Endorsement. (He’s the shorty in the middle)

    coherentramblings:

    Storytime: whilst walking Bella after I got out of work yesterday in front of my house, 4 black SUVs roll up and a huge security detail comes out. In the middle car mayor Bloomberg hops out. It startled me so much that I stopped to let him by w/ his crew. He told me hello and said my dog was cute. That’s right: my dog has Official NYC Mayoral Endorsement. (He’s the shorty in the middle)

    Reblogged from: coherentramblings
  7. lincolncenter:

Lincoln Center’s AtriumFlix series, a monthly FREE cinema showcase with filmmaker discussion and screening, continues tonight. 
April’s event begins with an interview of prolific filmmaker Mira Nair (Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominations) conducted by Elvis Mitchell, the curator for the Film Independent/Los Angeles County Museum of Art, followed by a showing of Nair’s seminal film Mississippi Masala. 
Staring a young Denzel Washington, this exquisite film tells of a third-generation Ugandan Indian family – Jay and Kinnu - who are expelled from the country in 1972 and then escape to Mississippi. In 1990 Mina, their daughter, falls in love with Demetrius (Washington), a local carpet cleaner and their forbidden and sensuous romance begins. The film highlights racial and class tensions in the supposedly “New South.” Join us at 7:00pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium. 

Mira Nair fan 4 LYF (is that how the kids say it?).  I say that, but I haven’t seen her Earhart film because my dislike of Hillary Swank is stronger than my desire to see every film Nair makes.
Still, Mississippi Masala is pretty wonderful. Denzel is so cute in it!

    lincolncenter:

    Lincoln Center’s AtriumFlix series, a monthly FREE cinema showcase with filmmaker discussion and screening, continues tonight.

    April’s event begins with an interview of prolific filmmaker Mira Nair (Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominations) conducted by Elvis Mitchell, the curator for the Film Independent/Los Angeles County Museum of Art, followed by a showing of Nair’s seminal film Mississippi Masala

    Staring a young Denzel Washington, this exquisite film tells of a third-generation Ugandan Indian family – Jay and Kinnu - who are expelled from the country in 1972 and then escape to Mississippi. In 1990 Mina, their daughter, falls in love with Demetrius (Washington), a local carpet cleaner and their forbidden and sensuous romance begins. The film highlights racial and class tensions in the supposedly “New South.”

    Join us at 7:00pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium.

    Mira Nair fan 4 LYF (is that how the kids say it?).  I say that, but I haven’t seen her Earhart film because my dislike of Hillary Swank is stronger than my desire to see every film Nair makes.

    Still, Mississippi Masala is pretty wonderful. Denzel is so cute in it!

    Reblogged from: lincolncenter
  8. wnycradiolab:

    Date: Apr. 4, 2013
    Contact: James P. Judge
    Media & Public Relations Manager
    BluePearl Veterinary Partners

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    NYPD Officer’s Cat Missing for 2 Years Found, Returned by Zombie

    NEW YORK – Late Saturday night, the “Times Square Zombie” was walking on 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan when he saw a black and white cat running rampant in the middle of the street.

    Jeremy Zelkowitz, a 22-year-old Brooklyn native, who works as a promoter and dresses in character as a zombie for Times Scare, a year-round haunted house located on Eighth Avenue, saw the fugitive cat trying to enter Dallas BBQ and later Starbucks.

    According to Zelkowitz, the cat then darted on and off of the road interrupting traffic. That’s when he and a friend decided to help and took the curious cat to nearby BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital in Manhattan on 55th Street.

    Once at BluePearl, doctors used a microchip scanner and were able to determine the cat, named Disaster, belonged to Jimmy Helliesen, a Long Island resident and New York City Police Officer.

    “When our staff initially called Mr. Helliesen, he couldn’t believe it and thought we were playing a practical joke on him,” said Steve Baker, hospital administrator of BluePearl in Manhattan. “He said Disaster had gone missing two years ago.”

    According to Helliesen, he has been fostering cats at his home in Long Island that wind up at the precinct where he works until he can find them a home with suitable owners. Disaster was one of the first he took in, but about two years ago, he managed to claw through a screened window and got loose.  

    “This really goes to show the importance of micro-chipping your pets,” said Baker. “If you and your pet are separated, sooner or later, the odds of you and your pet being reunited are more likely thanks to this affordable technology.”

    Micro-chipping is an inexpensive procedure where a tiny, rice-sized microchip is implanted under the pet’s skin and can be used by veterinarians or animal service workers to find the pet’s owner.

    No one may ever know the full story of where Disaster spent the past two years or how he got from Long Island to Manhattan, but he has been reunited with Helliesen and is back at home in Long Island.

    I bolded for emphasis (also that reminds me I need to update Panda’s address on the microchip site!)

    Reblogged from: wnycradiolab
  9. lincolncenter:

    This month, the iconic children’s television series Sesame Streetbroadcast in more than 150 countries and seen by over 120 million international viewers—will visit another icon, Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts center, on its popular “People in Your Neighborhood” segment.  Inspired by the classic Sesame Street song “The People in Your Neighborhood,” Murray Monster goes on location to interview real people about their jobs.  The Lincoln Center segments will showcase the New York City Ballet, The Juilliard School, the New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera.

    The first segment features
    Murray Monster and Ovejita as they visit Lincoln Center to join four New York City Ballet dancers in the studio to learn about ballerinas. Dancers Kristen Segin, Alina Dronova, Callie Bachman, and Sara Adams explain how dancers use their bodies to tell a story and explain terms like “barre” and “plié.”

    Stay tuned for more segments later this month.

     

    Reblogged from: lincolncenter
  10. imwithkanye:

We Found Our Son In The Subway | NYT

The story of how Danny and I were married last July in a Manhattan courtroom, with our son, Kevin, beside us, began 12 years earlier, in a dark, damp subway station.

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More from the essay:

Three months later, Danny appeared in family court to give an account of finding the baby. Suddenly, the judge asked, “Would you be interested in adopting this baby?” The question stunned everyone in the courtroom, everyone except for Danny, who answered, simply, “Yes.”

    imwithkanye:

    We Found Our Son In The Subway | NYT

    The story of how Danny and I were married last July in a Manhattan courtroom, with our son, Kevin, beside us, began 12 years earlier, in a dark, damp subway station.

    [image]

    More from the essay:

    Three months later, Danny appeared in family court to give an account of finding the baby. Suddenly, the judge asked, “Would you be interested in adopting this baby?” The question stunned everyone in the courtroom, everyone except for Danny, who answered, simply, “Yes.”

    Reblogged from: imwithkanye
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