November 9th - Tyler Shields Book Launch (x)
What good is a new life if you don’t have anyone to share it with?
Photographer: Joe Lally, Stylist: Seth Howard
2008 photo shoot for OUT to promote Rocknrolla.
Quote from the interview:
Masculine, butch groups of blokes together—it’s never really been my cup of tea. Playing a gay man in a Guy Ritchie movie is a finger up to that whole attitude of men talking about men doing men’s things, which is so fucking narrow-minded. Handsome Bob is what a man should be—except for the part of him taking a crowbar to the back of someone’s head.
and it looks like I’m the queen
portraits by sergio carbajo, sergey agapov and hans silvester (click pic) of some of the eight tribes of the lower omo valley in southern ethiopia, land that now has been leased to a gold mining company as well as multinational companies which plan to plant biofuels and cash crops. the land and its people are further threatened by the construction of a massive hydro electric dam on the omo river.
the ethiopian government has begun the forcible removal these pastoral, semi nomadic tribes, massacring the beyahola village in december of last year. those who oppose the theft of their land are routinely beaten and thrown in jail. there have been reports of rape and further killings of tribal people by the military, who patrol the region to guard the construction and plantation workers.
Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.
Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.
The question you have to ask yourself is this:
What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?
To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.