Representation Matters:


Whoopi Goldberg on Uhura Nichelle Nichols: Well, When I was 9 years old, Star Trek came on. I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, "COME HERE, MUM, EVERYBODY, COME QUICK, COME QUICK, There's a black lady on the TV and she ain't no maid!" I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.

Well, When I was 9 years old, Star Trek came on. I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, “COME HERE, MUM, EVERYBODY, COME QUICK, COME QUICK, There’s a black lady on the television and she ain’t no maid!” I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be. — Whoopi Goldberg


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We Are Big Daddy: Sergio’s Soccer Jersey


New on View:  Soccer Jersey belonging to FDNY firefighter lost on 9/11

The afternoon of Sept. 9, 2001, with minutes left in the match, FDNY Soccer Club Player Sergio Villanueva charged down the field and shot the ball past the goalie, winning the game 1-0. Villanueva, an Argentinian native, loved soccer. It would be the last game he would play.


via New on View: Soccer Jersey belonging to FDNY firefighter lost on 9/11 | National September 11 Memorial & Museum


 

OSSA: Dario Imbrogno


stop motion short from director Dario Imbrogno

OSSA is the latest stop motion short from director Dario Imbrogno who turns the bare essentials of an animation puppet into a striking dance performance. Much of the animation process itself including cameras, lighting, and even the hands of the animator are incorporated into the film, creating…

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ECO: more aphorisms


“There is nothing more difficult to define than an aphorism.”


“There are more books in the world than hours in which to read them. We are thus deeply influenced by books we haven’t read, that we haven’t had the time to read.” Continue reading