Vidal Sassoon: Secret Life as Anti-Fascist Streetfighter


Before becoming hairdresser to the stars, Vidal Sassoon had a hithero unknown life as a Jewish streetfighter.

“Their speeches and their literature depicted us, the Jews, as coarse, ugly caricatures with long beards and dirty fingernails, dressed in black gaberdine. And they hurled the same abuse that I remembered from the1930s. I was too young to do anything about it then but I had never forgotten the fear. When you’ve got a thousand throats all screaming ‘Yids, yids, we’ve got to get rid of the yids’, it’s pretty terrifying. They’d wear uniforms, insignia, the whole thing.

“I don’t remember when we decided to fight back but the pictures we were seeing from Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau gave the slogan ‘Never again!’ real meaning.”


via: Vidal Sassoon: Hairdresser’s Secret Life as Jewish Anti-Fascist Streetfighter


 

What a Finale, amirite?


While this season was both shortened and almost devoid of any real meme-heavy moments that have hallmarked previous seasons, and as such didn’t find me reveling in –or posting– them. A quick recap of the moments that thrilled me the most about this shortened season, and the finale in particular. While fan art is still generated rather regularly, it seems that it doesn’t have the same intensity that it once did.

**SPOILERS BELOW**

Game of Thrones Finale
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Julius Eastman: Femenine


He contained so much art and vision as to be a scene unto himself. Then he faded from view.

After alienating lovers and collaborators alike, Eastman was evicted from his apartment in the mid-’80s. Most of his scores were bagged and carted away—eventually lost to history. Details from his homeless period are sketchy (or contested), but it’s generally agreed that he lived in Tompkins Square Park and also suffered from some form of addiction. After he died, alone in a Buffalo hospital at age 49, it took eight months for an obituary to be published. Continue reading

Leiomy Maldonado #BeTrue #Equality


Hey Lei,

What did you do, to make a mark on this world?
What mountains did you climb?
Which angels gave you their wings?
Which skies have you flown?
When you reach the heavens, who was there to catch when you fell?
And did they tell you that you saved them too, like you saved me?
That they are mending their wings and holding them up to the sun, just to step back and watch…you fly

So go head Lei, FLY !!!

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