William Eggleston’s photographs of eerie Americana – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian


A selection of this colour photography pioneer’s most iconic shots of American life – from diner booths to beehives, Coca-Cola to cowboys

(An old essay worth rereading, click.) Source: William Eggleston’s photographs of eerie Americana – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

What White America Fails to See – The New York Times


We all watch the same videos. But some insist the camera doesn’t tell the full story.

We feel powerless to make our black lives matter. We feel powerless to make you believe that our black lives should matter. We feel powerless to keep you from killing black people in front of their loved ones. We feel powerless to keep you from shooting hate inside our muscles with well-choreographed white rage.

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But we have rage, too. Most of us keep our rage inside. We are afraid that when the tears begin to flow we cannot stop them. Instead we damage our bodies with high blood pressure, sicken our souls with depression.

We cannot hate you, not really, not most of us; that is our gift to you. We cannot halt you; that is our curse.”

(Click to read the entire most compelling and excellent essay!) Source: What White America Fails to See – The New York Times

Trump Gets The Constitution Wrong As His Campaign Morphs Into A Total Dumpster Fire


By all objective accounts, Trump’s meetings on Capitol Hill were a complete debacle. The Republican nominee met with members of his own party without bothering to do the slightest bit of research about who was on the ballot this fall. He got the Constitution wrong, claimed that he had a secret source inside the Clinton campaign, and invented polling that showed him winning Illinois and Oregon.

Another Republican who’s shown great reluctance with Trump, Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, said he wasn’t particularly impressed.

“It was the normal stream-of-consciousness that’s long on hyperbole and short on facts,” Sanford said.

(Click to read more.) Source: Trump Gets The Constitution Wrong As His Campaign Morphs Into A Total Dumpster Fire