Sonia Saraiya
what kind of magpie keeps this blog?

writer on the internet and at @soniasaraiya

medievalpoc:

1800s Week!

Ferdinand Max Bredt

A Courtyard in Tunis

Germany (c. 1890s)

Oil on Canvas, 78 x 118 cm.

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Orientalism

Posted at 9:58 am on Friday, June 13, 2014 with 7,531 notes
coketalk:

Sometimes news stories juxtapose themselves so ironically, you almost feel like fate has a sense of humor.

coketalk:

Sometimes news stories juxtapose themselves so ironically, you almost feel like fate has a sense of humor.

Posted at 9:57 am on Friday, June 13, 2014 with 201 notes

exhibition-ism:

Zarathustra the cat is not only the muse of his owner Svetlana Petrova but is now the centerpiece of some of history’s most famous art works

Posted at 9:49 am on Friday, June 13, 2014 with 4,072 notes
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Posted at 6:02 pm on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with 1,674 notes

memewhore:

image

Posted at 5:58 pm on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with 875 notes

All men must die, Jon Snow.

Posted at 5:58 pm on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with 10,112 notes
likeafieldmouse:

Pelagio Palagi - Unfinished Portrait (1815)

likeafieldmouse:

Pelagio Palagi - Unfinished Portrait (1815)

Posted at 11:05 pm on Monday, June 2, 2014 with 12,977 notes
chelseahodson:

Inventory #518: Harper’s Vol. 328, No. 1969, June 2014
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REGARDING DETECTIVE WORK
My fear and my curiosity battled it out, and my curiosity won. It wasn’t much of a contest, honestly. 
—Maud Newton, “America’s Ancestry Craze”
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I’ll be appearing with Maud Newton and Peter von Ziegesar this Friday at India House for the season finale of Cafe Society. More information here. 

this is a mad legit photo

chelseahodson:

Inventory #518: Harper’s Vol. 328, No. 1969, June 2014

——-

REGARDING DETECTIVE WORK

My fear and my curiosity battled it out, and my curiosity won. It wasn’t much of a contest, honestly. 

—Maud Newton, “America’s Ancestry Craze”

——-

I’ll be appearing with Maud Newton and Peter von Ziegesar this Friday at India House for the season finale of Cafe Society. More information here

this is a mad legit photo

Posted at 10:58 pm on Monday, June 2, 2014 with 32 notes

sciencevsromance:

Stark girls forever.

Posted at 2:11 am on Monday, June 2, 2014 with 407 notes

fuckyeahreactions:

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thank you sweet lord

Posted at 2:09 am on Monday, June 2, 2014 with 674 notes

jazzmoth:

inspired by this, i decided to graph the notes from my moth post. i only got through about 27k notes before the window froze, so the graphs include 14k reblogs (i.e., excluding likes and replies). the gif is just the algorithm adjusting to the 14k data points, but it looked so cool i had to share.

mmm notesplosion.

i’ll probably try to graph a slightly less insane post so i can actually get back to the first notes. i think that’ll probably make for a cleaner graph, too. but for now, that gif is so damn soothing.

now i should be asleep.

Posted at 12:48 am on Monday, June 2, 2014 with 22 notes
meme-meme:

stabilized star trek shot

meme-meme:

stabilized star trek shot

Posted at 12:43 am on Monday, June 2, 2014 with 118,949 notes

apio:

apio:

Although I’m loving this season (it’s my FAVORITE part of the books!), I’ve been having these recurring thoughts throughout and decided to make a spiritual successor to my previous set of Game of Thrones posters. Here are four dupes of this season’s official poster.

Reblobbing in honor of Sunday night!

Posted at 12:37 am on Monday, June 2, 2014 with 91 notes

yup another reblog. because holy hell that lighting.

Posted at 12:34 am on Monday, June 2, 2014 with 3,450 notes