[lady lazarus]
hi i'm laura and i embody the spirit of every geeky ass white boy on the planet it's nice to meet you (icon credit)


Man you know Dracula was invented by white people. Homies weakness was a seasoning, the sun and Jesus Christ

"One of the things that was great for David Byrne when we did Stop Making Sense was that David really got to design the lighting for the show—and by extension for the movie. He hadn’t got to do everything he wanted to do lighting wise with the stage show because of the limitations of technology at that point. But David got a chance to work with Jordan Cronenweth who shot Blade Runner and was a great master of American cinematography, and he could do all the little tweakings and brushstrokes that he had dreamed of doing with the stage show. […] It’s great working with [Cronenweth] because he’s an absolute tight-ass perfectionist. You can’t get Jordan to back away from anything he’s doing until he’s got it perfect, and that can be exasperating because you’ve got one eye on the clock and you’re desperate to get moving. But then when you see the dailies and you see the extra level Jordan was taking it to when he was driving you nuts, you go, ‘Thank God he did it.’ He’s a painstaking artist.”

"I’d just as soon it didn’t occur to people that they’re watching a concert, but rather a band performing without the distancing factor of it being an event that happened once. That’s why there’s no audience in the film until the very end. I thought it was important if the film was to be as effective for filmgoers as it was for me watching the concert. I wanted to capture the energy and the flow and that unrelenting progression of music."

"We were minutely prepared. David had storyboarded the concert in a series of close shots. Not for the film, but for a tour. From this storyboard, I started to develop a model of the film, which by the way never stopped being modified. I worked closely with my visual advisor Sandy McLeod, who made sure I was in constant contact with the Talking Heads while they were on tour. I traveled with them myself for one week in Texas, then, before our concert, I followed all their performances on the West Coast. So on D-Day, I had a precise idea about the best camera placements. Having said that, 50 percent of the shots were conceived on the spot. […] This was the first multiple-camera situation I’d ever been in. The first night was pretty disastrous. Suddenly it was all happening, and all the preparation and planning was put up against the reality of the show. Cameras ran out of film, the band was real nervous and uptight having cameras stuck in their faces. We kept getting each other in the background of shots too much. It was a mess, but a superb camera rehearsal. The next three nights were spectacular." — Jonathan Demme on Stop Making Sense

“ Maybe my limbs are made
mostly for decoration,
like the way I feel about
persimmons. You can’t
really eat them. Or you
wouldn’t want to. If you grab
the soft skin with your fist
it somehow feels funny,
like you’ve been here
before and uncomfortable,
too, like you’d rather
squish it between your teeth
impatiently, before spitting
the soft parts back up
to linger on the tongue like
burnt sugar or guilt.
For starters, it was all
an accident, you cut
the right branch
and a sort of light
woke up underneath,
and the inedible fruit
grew dark and needy.
Think crucial hanging.
Think crayon orange.
There is one low, leaning
heart-shaped globe left
and dearest, can you
tell, I am trying
to love you less. ”

— "Crush," Ada Limón  (via commovente)



Zeus could not unmake the webs
of stone that surround me. I have forgotten
the men I used to be; I follow the hated
road of monotonous walls
that is my destiny. Straight galleries
that curl themselves into secret circles
throughout the years. Parapets
cracked by the…

7 Tools to Increase your Happiness


1. Be proactive and go for what you want.
2. Go for novelty and try something new.
3. Cut yourself, and other people, some slack.
4. Look for, and think about, the good in other people.
5. Opt for kindness and tenderness.
6. Be spontaneous, and please yourself sometimes.
7. Make time to relax – to laugh, and have some fun.

“ i detest the masculine point of view. i am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. i think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore. ”

— virginia woolf, the pargiters: the novel-essay portion of THE YEARS  (via cesaire)


Anime guys these days are soooo original ( ´ ▽ ` )



drop a heart

break a nameeeeeee




“ Health care is a basic human need and right. In light of the characteristics of women in the U.S. today (here, pg. 1)—nearly one in three women ages 18 to 64 live in households below 200% the federal poverty level; one in three identify as racial and ethnic minorities, 15% report their health is fair or poor; and 43% have a health condition that requires monitoring and treatment—access to quality and affordable health care is essential. An effective health care system that covers everyone—regardless of gender, race, documentation status and economic status—is critical for gender equality, public health, safety and economic security. Health care for all and comprehensive immigration reform are the civil rights movements of our time. ”

How Race/Ethnicity Shapes Health Care Coverage, Costs and Access

many poor women in the US, especially poor Latinas, still don’t have access to health insurance either because they are undocumented or because they live in a state that has decided not to expand medicaid.

we need universal health coverage for every single person who lives here, regardless of status.

(via disabilityhistory)