Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Keppel adorning a Herm of Hymen
Pilot and her mom really working that “idgaf” look
Nicki is the wind beneath my wings. - Alesia
"Pop stars traffic in symbology, so when white girls like Miley, Katy, and Lily Allen hide behind the claim that they just didn’t know any better, it seems insufficient. Maybe they didn’t, but somebody around them at some point should have. Which is why it felt tone-deaf when Taylor Swift put out a music video for her new single that featured a couple of scenes in which she used black dancers as props to offset her own clueless whiteness."
"Into this humid cultural climate strolls Nicki Minaj, whose new video for “Anaconda” isn’t technically a response video to “Shake It Off,” but might as well be. The “Anaconda” video is an extremely self-aware deconstruction of twerking as a trend. Nicki inverts the Miley paradigm, putting her own body front-and-center and surrounding herself with dancers of all races. “Anaconda” turns Nicki’s butt into a literal force of nature, causing earthquakes in a jungle setting. After parodying the idea of exoticism by opening on a jungle scene, she shifts into a workout setup with comically small weights. All of these setups make the same point: Nicki’s body is the modern ideal. And because Nicki is spitting rapid-fire jokes the whole time she is onscreen, it’s impossible to feel like she’s been reduced to a mere body."
Molly’s Nicki piece x Ayesha’s Nicki tweets
i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add
like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?
alternate ending to tfios
aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:
Portrait of East India Company Official (probably William Fullerton)
Murshidabad, India, ca. 1760 - ca. 1764
Painted in opaque watercolour on paper
Victoria & Albert Museum
The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one probably depicts William Fullerton of Rosemount, who joined the East India Company’s service in 1744 and was second surgeon in Calcutta in 1751. He was present at the siege of Calcutta in 1756 and became mayor of Calcutta in 1757. In 1763 Fullerton became a surgeon to the Patna Agency. He was the only Englishman to survive the massacre of the English during the war with Mir Kasim of Murshidabad. An excellent linguist, he clearly mixed with Indians more than was common and had one or more Indian bibis (mistresses).
The Man I Nearly Married Calls Years Later Unexpectedly
He said it sounded
like I had died, like it was
speaking to him.
Who was I
to say it wasn’t.
Who was I to say
I was alive.
I told him the afterlife is good
free trains always running
on time, noodle shops
and plenty of mangoes.
He said, okay, good night
I’m so glad I called.
Welcome to the sugar-coated nightmare. James Ostrer creates alluringly grotesque portraits of individuals suffocating in sweets for his series Wosit All About. Inspired by his own love/hate relationship with junk food, Ostrer bought around $8000 worth of cookies, licorice, cheese puffs and jelly beans for the project.
Breakfast around the world
breakfast is the only meal that matters
ELLE MAGAZINE: The Alvin Ailey Dancers Take on Spring’s Best Dresses
Photography: Kathryn Wirsing