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On Boston.

ircats:

Hey, everyone. I’d just like to take a moment away from the usual for some words on the bombing in Boston, and some of the responses I’ve been seeing on social media sites. There have been numerous posts that’ve brushed off the bombing with other tragedies that range from the tangentially related to the utterly inane. I get bringing up the bombings in Iraq that have so far killed dozens, days before the vote there. Or the atrocities that scar entire communities on a daily basis, mostly outside the West. Drones are a stretch, although I get the link to hellfire missiles. Western imperialism is where things start to get ridiculous. However, regardless of the strength of the association, I find the reasoning behind it all to be crass and absurd. Such a zero-sum game of comparative suffering is not only ridiculously insensitive but strategically self-mutilating. 

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A team of researchers at California’s Humboldt State University have produced a visual representation to show where the most hateful, bigoted speech on twitter originates. The Geography of Hate shows which regions in the United States produce the most homophobic, racist, and anti-disability twitter traffic. You can search the country by specific slurs, none of which we want to print here. According to the MIT Technology Review, the researchers used an algorithm to develop the map but had actual people review 150,000 tweets to ensure that the slurs were truly being used in a derogatory context.


thejazzway:

Little Lulu - Bill Evans

The title of Bill Evans’ 1967 album ‘Further Conversations with Myself’ is a real summation of his unique solo playing style. From the same album is a brilliant arrangement of the theme song from the cartoon show ‘Little Lulu’ - originally written by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman.

Nathanael de Boer and Emma McCann
 via HONY (http://www.humansofnewyork.com/)

Nathanael de Boer and Emma McCann

via HONY (http://www.humansofnewyork.com/)

thejazzway:

Joey DeFrancesco plays his ‘Blues for Bobby C’ on Legends of Jazz

Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt

woodendreams:

(by 13thFOOL)