Futurist Giacomo Balla was born today in 1871. Birds in flight inspired this painting.
[Giacomo Balla. Swifts: Paths of Movement + Dynamic Sequences. 1913.]
Madame Louise-Elisabeth with her Two-Year old Son, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1787. Detail.
— Noam Chomsky (via ratemyprofessors)
— Bertrand Russell (via liberatingreality)
— Samuel Edward Konkin (An Agorist Primer)
President Obama came down hard on gun-control laws during today’s Tumblr Q&A. See the president’s full response on gun control here.
The most comprehensive study of school shootings to date—encompassing thirty-eight countries between 1764 and 2009—found that the United States had one less mass shooting than all the other countries combined. (source)
Newspaper clippings found in a book. Crazy times.
Too long was America deprived of Henry Miller.
— Orhan Pamuk, The New Life (via liberumarbitriumindifferentiae)
Sunday Dalí: Nike, Victory Goddess of Samothrace, Appears in a Tree Bathed in Light, c. 1977. Oil on canvas.