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i was about to delete this blog and start a new one that was “cooler”. but you can never really get away from all your uncoolness, so this one stays.

inezandvinoodh:

Our favorite picture of the story we did with @fkatwigs for @dazedmagazine ! Love this girl! Kisses iv

inezandvinoodh:

Our favorite picture of the story we did with @fkatwigs for @dazedmagazine ! Love this girl! Kisses iv

wetheurban:

MUSIC: Chance The Rapper Covers the ‘Arthur’ Theme Song
So um, this is oddly amazing. Judging by a fan-captured visual at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, Chance The Rapper had quite some fun during his performance as he took some time to do a rendition of the theme song to the PBS cartoon series Arthur.
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wetheurban:

MUSIC: Chance The Rapper Covers the ‘Arthur’ Theme Song

So um, this is oddly amazing. Judging by a fan-captured visual at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, Chance The Rapper had quite some fun during his performance as he took some time to do a rendition of the theme song to the PBS cartoon series Arthur.

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A tale of two countries: Ukraine and Venezuela in news media

punchypolitics:

In recent months, two similar crises have emerged in two different parts of the world. Both Ukraine and Venezuela have seen a sharp increase in protests and all that comes with such growth of social movements: governmental oppression of the protests, arrests and, in some cases, deaths. The two…

When 12-year-old girls are watching something like the CW’s long-running campy drama One Tree Hill (which aired from 2003-2012), in which actors like 25-year-old Hilarie Burton played 17-year-old cheerleader Peyton Sawyer, they’re not seeing an accurate portrayal of their future on screen. They’re seeing a glamorized vision of some executive’s idealized version of high school instead. When a real 16-year-old cheerleader flips on the CW and sees fellow pompom shakers who look like Burton or costar Sophia Bush, also well beyond her high school years, they’re looking at themselves at wondering why they don’t look like that in their uniform. Here’s the secret: they didn’t when they were 16, either.

Samantha Wilson, Why Teenagers Need to Play Teenagers On Screen (via thunderboltandlightning)

The only show on U.S. television I can think of that did have actual teenagers playing teenagers was American SKINS, and when they showed them doing things teenagers actually do, “family advocacy” groups called it child porn and it got cancelled.

Maybe the root of the problem lies here.

(via siminib)