celebrities on the subway

There’s a universe where we have four dogs and a small 17th floor apartment in downtown Chicago and there’s one where we’re childhood friends playing tag in the cul de sac. There’s a universe where we’re strangers pressed up against each other in the crowded elevator of a Wall Street investment firm and there’s a universe where I sit beside you in English class and memorize the way your brows furrow when you’re talking about Hemingway. There’s a universe where all we do is exchange a shy smile as I bump into you on my way off the subway and one where we’re celebrating our 45th anniversary over a slice of apple pie from the small diner across town. There’s a universe where we meet in a basement lit with Christmas lights when you sit down next to me on the couch with the leather peeling off and I run my fingers through your curls while some boy stumbles into the coffee table and spills his beer. There’s a universe where you set my favorite sweater on fire and one where you finally apologize for the lies and the yelling and the holes in the wall, and, of course, there’s this universe, where nothing ever goes the way it should.

In his memoirs, Khrushchev portrays Stalin’s panic and confusion in the first days of the war and later. I saw no such behaviour. Stalin did not isolate himself in his dacha until June 30th, 1941. The Kremlin diary shows he was regularly receiving visitors and monitoring the deteriorating situation. From the very beginning of the war, Stalin received Beria & Merkulov [co-head of the Soviet security service] in the Kremlin two or three times a day.

They usually returned to NKVD headquarters late at night, or sometimes called in their orders directly from the Kremlin. It appeared to me that the administrative mechanism of command and control was functioning without interruption. In fact, Eitingon and I maintained a deep belief in our ultimate victory because of the calm, clear, businesslike issuance of these orders.

On Nov. 6, 1941, I received an invitation to attend the October Revolution anniversary gathering in the Mayakovsky subway station. Traditionally, these celebrations were held in the Bolshoi Theatre, but this time, for security reasons, it was arranged on the subway platform.

… Stalin spoke for about 30 minutes. I was deeply moved, because his confidence and self-assurance symbolised our ability to resist the Germans.

—  Pavel Sudoplatov, Special Tasks, 1993.


I am truly overwhelmed right now, I always thought ASTRO were miracle workers because they consistently exceed everyone’s expectations but AROHA are just as much capable of miracles when we come together.

I love all of you so much
Let’s go together and support astro forever


get to know me: [3/5] tv shows ★ girl meets world (2014 - present)

‘friends, family, and all you other subterranean mole people. we’re here today to celebrate riley being riley. now, some may call this a new york city subway pass. but you, riley, can consider this a ticket to the world.

Tagged Meme

Got tagged by @primeexplorer

Rules: Answer and tag 10 people you’d like to know better.

Birthday: January 13th

Gender: Female

Relationship status: Alone forever

Zodiac: Capricorn

Siblings: Older brother

Wake up time: I tend to wake around 11 if I close

Lemonade or tea: Tea

Day or night: Both but then again…

Coke or Pepsi: Coke cause Vanilla Coke

Call or text: Text

Met any celebrities: Sarah Jessica Parker only cause we were on the subway once like 5 years ago. I didn’t talk to her I just realized and then got off my stop.

Smile or eyes: Smile?

Country or city: City fuck the burbs

Last song I listened to: Black Betty by Caravan Palace

Tagging: uh @dangan-hunter @hotpantys @lolololmira @rexlatrans @giorno-wryovanna @lumdarling

Bruce Davidson began taking photographs at an early age - ‘Most boys my age had a dog. I had a camera.’ -  and, when in the army and stationed in Paris where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, he decided to make his the words of his mentor: ‘It’s by living that we discover ourselves, as well as we discover the world. It shapes us, but we can act upon it.’ He thus worked on his first series, La Veuve de Montmartre, in 1957 and became a member of the Magnum agency the following year. The American photographer soon turned into a pioneer of radical documentary photography alongside his friend Diane Arbus but also Danny Lyon and Lee Friedlander, as he observed the Civil Rights struggle, off-guarded celebrities, the intimacy of Harlem’s inhabitants but also New York’s subway: a unique raw and colorful vision that combined Wall Street traders and marginals, graffitis and flesh, strobe lighting and dark tunnels as well as physical proximity and distant minds.


NYC's brand new subway is the most expensive in the world — that's a problem
Today, New York City is celebrating the opening of the first phase of the Second Avenue subway, a project that’s been anticipated for nearly a century, and that’s sorely needed to relieve overcrowding on the Lexington Avenue lines and to extend access to some very densely populated neighborhoods. The plan is, eventually, to extend it up into East Harlem, and potentially then either go further south or else swing west to provide crosstown subway service across 125th Street. New York State has a fair amount of potential financial resources at its disposal and could certainly come up with $6 billion to spend on extending the subway to East Harlem. Read more
Watch 'The Warriors' Recreate Their Last Subway Ride Home
Rolling Stone rode the Q Train with the cult movie's cast to Coney Island for a fan-organized event

Most of the cast members that made up the titular street gang in the 1979 cult classic The Warriors reunited on the Q Train on September 13th to take one last ride together to Coney Island, where hundreds waited at a fan-organized event celebrating the Walter Hill-directed film. “These subways are different than they were in 1978,” actor Michael Beck, who played the head-Warrior-in-charge Swan in the film, told Rolling Stone on the voyage to the Boardwalk.