1. "

    Two days at Wimbledon, two very different experiences. I wouldn’t go so far as to describe the queue as socially mixed, but there was a substantial non-English contingent. Most of the people queuing knew a fair bit about tennis; the debenture ticketholders – when they weren’t chatting about business or checking their work email – seemed flummoxed that Murray had lost. I was on my own in the queue, but I felt like I was part of something. In the debenture area, the point was to feel separate.

    Yet on both days, I got the sense that being at Wimbledon was something I was expected to feel privileged about – as if taking part in a great British institution was the whole point of the exercise. British tennis, despite Murray, isn’t doing particularly well. It’s hard not to suspect that Wimbledon may be part of the problem.

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    —  Wimbledon
     
  2. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap (HBO)

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  3. God Help the Girl - Trailer

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
     
  4. The Amazing Snakeheads - Nighttime

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
     
  5. Lykke Li - Gunshot

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
    Tagged #lykke li #music
     

  6. "In real life we might wonder, is that all there is to it? We grow up at the hands of everyone we brush up against. Our parents, our siblings, our friends, our stepparents, our teachers, our girlfriends and boyfriends, strangers, good people, bad people, wars and presidents, sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. We are a mosaic of those imprints. They make their mark on us and eventually we emerge as who we are. Boyhood reminds us that much of life is figuring that out. It also reminds us that once we do figure that out we eventually uncover an even bigger truth: our lives are other people."
     
  7. The One I Love - Trailer

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  9. Alive Inside - Trailer

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  10. Water drops reflect sunflowers near the Boyang River on Thursday in Jiujiang, China.

    Fu Jianbin/Xinhua/Zuma Press 

    (Source: The Wall Street Journal)

     
  11. “A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space.” - Reid Wiseman via Twitter, June 1, 2014

    (via Astronaut Reid Wiseman’s Photos from the International Space Station)

     
  12. King Creosote - For One Night Only

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
     
  13. King Creosote - From Scotland With Love (Album Trailer)

    From Scotland With Love was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, to be released for the Commonwealth Games this summer. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images.

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
     
  14. The Tribe - Trailer

    NSFW

    (Source: youtu.be, via thiscaledonianlife)

     
     

  15. "

    Mostly, though, winning is not actually the overall objective expressed by the people; not publicly at least. Everyone is just somehow elated to have reached the final, happy to be anxious, relishing the details over and over again, full of desire. It is a wonderful state and one wishes it could last longer. Some sentiments of patriotic fervour are seeping through, mostly from the media, and if, as Norman Douglas once wrote, “you can tell the ideas of a nation by its advertisements”, then this nation is a sentimental, flag‑waving, proud to be Argentinian, weepy melodramatic entity.



    However, if one probes social media and measures the temperature of the kids milling about, the guitar-playing teens and the poetry-loving intellectuals are churning out gems 10 to the dozen; finding beauty in ideas, conversation and football itself; relishing still images of the games so far, close-ups of the players, analysing every detail of the tournament instant by instant. All this is eliciting interesting thoughts about what it might all mean, and ultimately, how it probably means nothing more than the pleasure of its own existence.

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