Gentrification in Progress
Smart work on the street, from a sharp artist and close homie of ours — whatup GILF! The last two images are from a building where the landlord recently got old school NYC, and destroyed the building to displace rent-stabilized tenants. They’re in court now. See the video here.
photos by rob mcdougall of shetland ponies, named fivla and vitamin, wearing cardigans knitted by doreen brown.
Captive by Gaston Lacombe
Lacombe on his project:
We relish the chance to see these animals up close, but we also often fail to notice the habitats in which we keep them. That is why I photograph from a regular visitor’s perspective, instead of doing a behind-the-scenes documentary. I want the viewer to revisit what they see in zoos, and look beyond the animal. So, really, these photos are not about the animals - they are about us. It documents what happens when humans use animals as objects of display and entertainment.
this is possibly the saddest post on this site
Video reblogged from with 206 notes
If you are a friend, family member, partner, date or consider yourself an ally to sex workers, you are hereby obligated to watch this.
BEHOLD THE MIGHTY KITTYSAURUS REX :D
Jayne County is probably the most interesting musician you’ve never heard of. A regular at the Stonewall Inn, County was one of many trans women who participated at the Stonewall Riots.
She worked alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, David Bowie (having a great influence on his Diamond Dogs tour) and was direct influence on a young Patti Smith, who met County by being cast opposite her in the first of several plays they would do together. While Jayne was already an active musician in what would become the punk rock scene, it would still be several years before Patti Smith would begins putting her poems to music.
She was also the inspiration for the titular character in the cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
There’s really no other woman more deserving of the title “mother of punk rock.”
Reblogging again because Jayne County is a goddess and an inspiration. “She scares straight people,” according to the director of Wigstock: The Movie (read the rest of that interview, it’s pretty great) and a badass punk rock diva second to none. Her name should always be mentioned along with Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Poly Styrene, Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and the other incredible female underground vocalists of the 70s.
For fuck’s sake, she inspired Bowie!
Reblogging Jayne again cause people need to know about her!
ALWAYS REBLOG JAYNE COUNTY.
calling punk dudes out for being oppressive and alienating is essentially like breaking up with your boyfriend when you’re a freshman in highschool. it is most certainly the “right” thing to do, you just have to be prepared to be called a cunt on the internet.
east bay queer bingo by Sam
every single one is me/ my homies except white dreads, pet rats, and people named finn -_____-
OOF, this could also be gentrified Brooklyn.
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