A current proposal from a board in Colorado’s second largest school district reads, “
Materials should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights.” It goes on to say that “material condoning civil disorder, social strife or disregard for the law should be removed from the history classroom.” Students and teachers are now protesting while the board calls the whole thing a misunderstanding. The Resident discusses.
Our hearts are heavy burdens we shouldn’t have to bear alone
Michael Palin | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Everything is nothing, with a twist.
This is too intense
Green movement embracing more radical tactics as desperation grows: Organizers say climate change crisis narrowing divisions between traditional green groups, reformist factions
Hundreds of thousands of people marched recently in the biggest climate-related demonstration ever. The slogan of the march: “To change everything, we need everyone.”
A day later hundreds of people were arrested in downtown Manhattan for blocking traffic as part of the Flood Wall Street demonstration. The protesters’ slogan: “Stop capitalism. End the climate crisis.”
The two events, within 24 hours of each other and just a few miles apart, juxtaposed what have been two factions in the larger climate movement. The climate march highlighted the big-tent approach to organizing. Groups with widely differing and often conflicting ideals came together to broadcast a message that climate change is important — which they accomplished — but offered few solutions.\
Photo credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty
By: Peter Moskowitz
The Victoria & Albert Museum
What’s a “half-mourning” dress? Mourning in the front, party in the back?
Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning.
Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.
That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:
I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.
attention. attention. this photoset includes a sketch of Ashitaka with long hair. I repeat. Ashitaka with long hair. this is not a drill.
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