do most american world maps seriously have america in the centre?
WE DO HAHAHAHA
Are you fucking kidding me.
In Chinese maps, Asia is in the center. Which nation is centralized depends on the map’s origins.
In Canada, our maps are cut through the Pacific, so we don’t offend anyone.
sometimes i feel like canadian stereotypes go too far and then this happens
Australian maps are upside down so Australia is above everyone else
you think this is a joke
are you fucking serious
this is weirdly fascinating
December 5, 1933: Prohibition Ends
On this day in 1933, prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which achieved the mandatory three-fourths majority of states’ approval with support from Utah, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Subsequently, the 18th Amendment was repealed after it was passed during the prohibition and temperance movements in the early 19th century. This activism initially stemmed from the concern about the effects of alcohol abuse.
Check out a video collection from Ken Burns’s Prohibition film to discover the rise and fall of the prohibition era.
Photo: Agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid ca. 1921 (Library of Congress).
With seven million people, Hong Kong is the 4th most densely populated places in the world. However, plain numbers never tell the full story. In his ‘Architecture of Density’ photo series, German photographer Michael Wolf explores the jaw-dropping urban landscapes of Hong Kong. He rids his photographs of any context, removing any sky or horizon line from the frame and flattening the space until it becomes a relentless abstraction of urban expansion, with no escape for the viewer’s eye. Infinite and haunting.
Editor’s Note: Co-signed.
Sydney Leroux for Nike
A Defining Moment
Actress Lupita Nyong’o graces the pages of DuJour Magazine’s latest issue. In her interview, the 30-year old star opens up about all the critical acclaim the movie 12 Years a Slave is getting, saying, “I’m really fulfilled right now by the traction this film is getting. It was made to be seen, and that’s what’s happening—America is engaging with it and being moved and changed by it. It’s really rewarding to be a part of that. That’s more important to me than any award.”
"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)
Just one of a litany of overtly racial complaints.
Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders.
Instead of apologizing, the New York Times reports that the city has charged Broadnax ”with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders.”
Broadnax was emotionally disturbed and dodging cars in the middle of the street when officers say he reached into his pocket to grab what they believed was a weapon, prompting them to open fire. His lawyers says he was reaching for his wallet.So, because the NYPD is made up of trigger happy, crappy marksmen who fire at unarmed black people with impunity, Broadnax might spend up to 25 years in prison on trumped up assault charges, which the Manhattan district attorney insisted on.… Meanwhile, the two cops who did the shooting are on desk duty pending an investigation. If the past is any indication, that means they will be back on the streets in no time.
from nytimes: Mariann Wang, a lawyer representing Sahar Khoshakhlagh, one of the women who was wounded, said the district attorney should be pursuing charges against the two officers who fired their weapons in a crowd, not against Mr. Broadnax. “It’s an incredibly unfortunate use of prosecutorial discretion to be prosecuting a man who didn’t even injure my client,” she said. “It’s the police who injured my client.”
"When he reached into his pants pocket [for his wallet], two officers…opened fire, missing Mr. Broadnax, but hitting two nearby women. ‘The defendant is the one that created the situation that injured innocent bystanders,’ said an assistant district attorney, Shannon Lucey."
are you serious????
seriously? wth are they smoking up in nyc, man?
See high-resolution version here.
You might have seen a great infographic popping up around the internet yesterday that showed the human body as a style of subway map (subway maps are becoming an increasingly popular metaphor for network visualization infographics). Most of the graphics were of disappointingly low resolution, but Sam has sent us an exclusive high-resolution copy of the graphic so that you can see all of the details and text.
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hisher other fantastic work at his website just-sam.com.