Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said in a televised address.
Full coverage remembering the man remembered for his courage and respect: http://reut.rs/Mandela
Photo: Nelson Mandela sits beneath the window of his prison cell on Robben Island near Cape Town, November 28, 2003. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
spreading the christmas cheer guys
Time to watch this everyday for the rest of this month.
World AIDS Day, December 1st
World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials observe the day, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics.
Screenshots from Interactive World AIDS Day 2013 Infographic by CNN
Source: UK’s National AIDS Trust, WHO, UNAIDS, amfAR, CDC
EDITORIAL: BRYONY JONES
GRAPHIC: CNNI DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
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Philographics project is Genis Carreras’ journal explaining philosophy through simple design. He has a series of posters each capturing a single philosophical ideology through simple geometric shapes.
It is interesting to note that the most dominant philosophy on Tumblr is Stoicism, at least that is how it looks from my seat. But “emotional and physical self-control” are easier said than done. Most people would agree that our emotions are much more powerful than our minds and more often than not, during the usual vicissitudes of life, “control” goes right out the window.
Check out Carreras’ website for more.
Long Island City Says Goodbye to 5 Pointz
To view more photos and videos of 5 Pointz both before and after the whitewashing, be sure to visit the 5 Pointz location page.
For over 20 years, the 5 Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens, has been a hub for street artists from around the world to showcase their work. Many Instagrammers in New York have visited 5 Pointz to document the dynamic, vibrant graffiti on its exterior.
The building is privately owned by Long Island developer Jerry Wolkoff who has plans to raze 5 Pointz at the end of this year. Early Tuesday morning, the structure’s artwork was quietly painted over with white paint. In the wake of this news, locals and visitors alike are documenting the changes that herald the building’s final days.
What did you do when you were nineteen? Were you awkward and unsure of yourself? Confused about a lot? Imagine five years later and your friends still compare you to the person you were back then. Should I do the same to them? (I wouldn’t, but I’m probably the better friend)