Pour my life into a paper cup
The ashtray’s full and I’m spillin’ my guts
She wants to know am I still a slut
I’ve got to take it on the otherside
Atlantis Booksis an independent bookshop on the island of Santorini, Greece, founded in 2004 by a group of friends from Cyprus, England, and the United States.
"This is not a drill. This is the apocalypse. Please exit the hospital in an orderly fashion. Thank you." | Dogma (1999)
Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 2 [Part 1]
i love how the boy who grew up listening to misfits and iron maiden and was really angry and spent years covering himself in messy eyeliner and fake blood is now some weird retro glittery alien dude in a nice suit
The homemade video for “Rapt” premiered this week on Pitchfork. Karen says…
"Rapt is the 2nd song written on this curated collection of crush songs from my personal library This track is about someone who became a habit that was hard to kick. Thanks to Barney for making this little video happen." xoko
Watch it here now.
Listen: Charli XCX - Break The Rules: Okay, so it’s not quite on "Boom Clap"'s level, but then there's not much else that is, because that song is quite possibly one of the best pop tunes of the millenium so far. But regardless, “Break The Rules” is still a heck of a followup, with roots in what we'll refer too as Charli's Scandinavian punk phase:
The song is inspired by a lot of the things I was listening to whilst in Sweden at the end of last year… I spent about a month making a punk record and covering songs by Swedish punk bands like Snuffed By The Yakuza and stuff. This song was written when I came out of the other side of that punk phase and translated it into something more pop. Obviously, it’s about not giving a fuck.
It’s a damn fine primer for her upcoming second album Sucker, released on October 21st.
jim and jamie dutcher, determined to show “the hidden life of wolves”, lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the idaho wilderness of yellowstone. a constant but unobtrusive presence, the dutchers earned the unshakable trust of the wolves, and came to know them as complex, highly intelligent animals with distinct individual personalities, who are caring, playful and above all devoted to family.
"only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly," they note. "they are capable of not only emotion but also real compassion. this is the view of the wolf that we want to share. …it is an animal that cares for its sick and desperately needs to be part of something bigger than itself - the pack. the bond a wolf has to its pack is certainly as strong as the bond a human being has to his or her family."
they add, “rarely did two wolves pass each other without playfully rubbing shoulders together or exchanging a brief lick. so often we would see two wolves relaxing together, curled up beside each other.” the dutchers also recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death of a pack mate; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members.
but as the wolves struggle to reestablish their foothold in the american west, their public demonization continues. say the dutchers, “as we see wolves, once again, being shot, trapped and poisoned, we recognize that our unique experience, living with wolves, is unlikely to ever happen again, and for that reason we feel that we have an obligation to share the lives of these wolves we with the widest audience possible.”
it’s not just the wolves at stake, but the entire yellowstone ecosystem. wolves keep the elk gene pool strong (no other predator does this); they redistribute elk herds, allowing vegetation to recover along rivers and streams, which provides food for beavers; and they keep the number of coyotes in check, which helps to maintain populations of rodents, antelopes and birds of prey.