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Under the guise of Arab nationalism the modern Arab despot (Saddam, Qaddafi, the Assads) emerged. But these men lived in splendid solitude, detached from their own people.

The repression and intimidation of the societies they ruled over were painfully summarized by the gifted Syrian poet Muhammad al-Maghout: “I enter the bathroom with my identity papers in my hand.”

Politico | The Barbarians Within Our Gates
I would like Martin Scorsese to be interested in a female character once in a while, but I don’t know if I’ll live that long.
Meryl Streep pulling weeds (via kazurinsky)
Keep busy with coffee until it’s acceptable to drink wine!

Keep busy with coffee until it’s acceptable to drink wine!

@thereaIbanksy | If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success | #banksy | http://bit.ly/1lb60Sn

@thereaIbanksy | If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success | #banksy | http://bit.ly/1lb60Sn

PHOTO of the day | June 18, 2014 | aloofproof | “Something’s always happening here. If you’re bored in New York, it’s your own fault.” Myrna LOY 

PHOTO of the day | June 18, 2014 | aloofproof | “Something’s always happening here. If you’re bored in New York, it’s your own fault.” Myrna LOY 

Oberyn: We don’t hurt little girls in Dorne.
Cersei: Everywhere in the world they hurt little girls.

Oberyn: We don’t hurt little girls in Dorne.

Cersei: Everywhere in the world they hurt little girls.

Yup!: FYI: Tumblr quotes take html formatting

felixsalmon | You CAN get your quotes on Tumblr to go bold or italicized. If your line breaks are disappearing, you can format that too. Just write the formatting into the quote. So <b>Bold text.</b> <i>Italics.</i> The formatting for getting line breaks is just <br />, no closing tag. So put <br />. 

I just did this, it works! Even though the quote does not look like an HTML field, you can put HTML in there. Weird, yet wonderful.

Another significant step away from the antiquated principle of ‘one person, one vote’ toward the more modern, and utilitarian, notion of ‘one dollar, one vote.’
newyorker | John CASSIDY on the McCutcheon decision | http://nyr.kr/QGFDb2 
PHOTO of the day | April 2, 2014 | “Metropolis is New York by day, Gotham is New York by night.” Frank Miller. | Chelsea seen from the High Line | June 2013 | clok_moitie | Flickr | Twitter

PHOTO of the day | April 2, 2014 | “Metropolis is New York by day, Gotham is New York by night.” Frank Miller. | Chelsea seen from the High Line | June 2013 | clok_moitie | Flickr | Twitter

This is no fairytale. These are facts based on opinion.
Kristen Schaal, The Daily Show, March 27, 2014 | The best-ever description of cable TV news

I would say that most of the film I did — the biggest issue in the film business now is less, I think, about how tough it is to raise money. That’s been the case for a long, long time.

The biggest issue is the shortage of good directors. The film industry has three main creative pistons — the writing, the directing and the acting. Obviously there are other people who make huge contributions creatively: sets, editing, costumes, cinematography, art design — those people are invaluable. But I’m just saying the immediately identifiable critical elements of a film are the script, the director and the cast. That’s really what the money is raised on. The fourth element being the money itself.

Of those three creative elements — take away the money for a moment — the one that’s the most anemic right now is the directors unit, because there is an abundance of great actors out there. Tons of them. They might not be famous, they might not be the greatest at the box office, but there’s a lot of great acting out there. There’s a lot of great scripts out there. A lot of great, unproduced scripts.

Alec BALDWIN on Film
Populism is just as hot a force, albeit with different parameters, in the GOP base as it is among Democrats. The bigger story of American politics to come has less to do with the presidential horse race than with a pattern that has emerged steadily since the 2008 financial meltdown: The economic grievances that fueled Occupy Wall Street and the tea party are two sides of the same coin, and someone in one party or the other is going to figure out how to harness that crossover political constituency.
Frank RICH | nymag | November 13, 2013
Labor Day | Power concedes nothing without a demand | and it never will | Frederick Douglass

Labor Day | Power concedes nothing without a demand | and it never will | Frederick Douglass

theimpossiblecool | “The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” | Mark Twain

theimpossiblecool | “The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” | Mark Twain

Cate BLANCHETT recalled, &#8220;He wouldn&#8217;t even remember saying it, but he said something along the lines of, &#8217;We all know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.&#8217;&#8221;

Cate BLANCHETT recalled, “He wouldn’t even remember saying it, but he said something along the lines of, We all know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.’”