Spent an hour and a half today at the Tenement Museum, exploring the nexus of immigration, community, commerce, public vs. private space, identity, assimilation, racism, the Civil War, class, women who riot, late-19th century German political clubs — a snapshot of the long, complex history of New York City and America. Walked the Lower East Side with a heightened sense of these complexities. (at Lower East Side Tenement Museum)

Spent an hour and a half today at the Tenement Museum, exploring the nexus of immigration, community, commerce, public vs. private space, identity, assimilation, racism, the Civil War, class, women who riot, late-19th century German political clubs — a snapshot of the long, complex history of New York City and America. Walked the Lower East Side with a heightened sense of these complexities. (at Lower East Side Tenement Museum)

If we are able to send one million troops to Kuwait in a few months to return the oil, presumably we can do something about tax havens.
Thomas Piketty, speaking with The New York Times's Steven Erlanger, who profiles the French economist and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  
Brooklyn sunrise.

Brooklyn sunrise.

Auden, 30. 

Auden, 30

yearsoflivingdangerously:

Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode

San Francisco filmmaker and long time comrade David Martinez reflects on the Oakland Occupy movement of 2011. 

Faulknerscape.

Faulknerscape.

Hurray for Global Warming!

"love is the every only god", by E.E. Cummings, from 50 Poems (1940)

"love is the every only god", by E.E. Cummings, from 50 Poems (1940)

A 1939 recording of Gene Autry, singing “Death of Mother Jones,” a far cry from his better known performances of “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and his biggest hit, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”