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Volunteers at an overdose prevention site in Vancouver, Canada, say they saved the life of a rat named Snuggles after the little rodent overdosed on heroin.

Sarah Blyth, who co-founded the organization behind the prevention site, wrote about the rescue on Twitter. While Snuggles was initially described as a mouse, Blyth tells NPR that the pet is actually a rat.

She posted photos of Snuggles before and after volunteers administered nalaxone, also known as Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

Blyth also said Snuggles now “has a new home.”

Pet Rat In Vancouver Overdoses On Heroin, Saved By Narcan

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Blyth

Leave all the lights on, Maybe I’ll find my way back home
[ if I’m not worth letting go ]

-Chaol Westfall and Celaena Sardothien-

Chaol Missing Celaena

Every group of working musicians has its own origin story, ranging from the widely familiar — friends jamming in a garage, someone responding to a classified ad — to the random and unusual. The story of how the Pet Shop Boys met — by chance at a hi-fi shop in London as they were separately browsing equipment — makes for a particularly charmed example. The band Algiers might have one of the most unexpected stories of all: As one member explains, it all started not merely before they knew each other, but before any of them individually existed.

“You can probably trace our origins back to the births of me and Ryan, because our mothers were friends before we were born,” Lee Tesche says. “We’ve been playing music together for probably almost 20 years.”

Tesche is speaking on the phone from Atlanta, the closest thing his band has to a hometown. Deep as its roots go, Algiers also has distance and disagreement woven into its DNA. On a separate call from the UK, where he’s lived for some years, Ryan Mahan tries to be a bit more precise.

“Really, the band fundamentally came together in 2012,” he says, pointing specifically to the day a tiny Southern indie released the group’s first 7" single. “Before that, we were spread out: We were exploring our own musical and political spaces, and trying to figure out how it would work. It really didn’t form until Franklin put down the foundations of ‘Blood’ and then it came into the world.”

Joining our conversation from New York, Franklin Fisher listens as Mahan lays out his timeline. When asked if he agrees, he laughs and responds, “No — but that’s what makes this band interesting. We’ve gone through just as many evolutions and phases as any band that’s put out however many records, in however many years’ time.”

Exactly when and where Algiers began may be less important than where it is has ended up. Founded as a trio of Atlantans, it is now four musicians living in three cities on two continents, separated by one massive ocean. On June 23, Matador Records will release its second album, The Underside of Power, a work of political critique that draws on and repurposes aggressive '80s punk, Italian horror soundtracks, modern-day hip-hop and R&B, film, literature, current events and continuing tragedies, all conceived as national politics on both sides of the Atlantic were boiling over. If there’s anything in their history that the members do agree on, it’s that the group — named for The Battle of Algiers, the 1960s film about an anti-colonial uprising — has always prized a collective instinct, where no one vision is definitive.

A Band Apart

Image: Photos: Courtesy of the artist / Illustration: Sarah Gonzales for NPR

When The Day Met The Night

Summary: Dan Howell is what every high school student aspires to be. A player on the football team and invited to every party within a 10 mile radius, Dan doesn’t have much to complain about. Everyone knows who Dan Howell is. Until someone doesn’t. Phil, an artist with dark hair and a paint-stained leather jacket. He’s alternative, he’s different. But maybe Dan needs something a little different.

Genre: Angst/Fluff

Warnings: Swearing (warnings/triggers will vary from chapter to chapter)

Word Count: 1861

A/N: So basically this is my first chaptered fic. *celebratory music* This is something I’ve been wanting to write for awhile and I’m finally doing it. The updates will probably be a bit slow do to me currently being in school but I’ll try to post as much as possible. Also I know they don’t have American Football in the UK but for this just pretend they do. Anyway, thanks so much for reading. Enjoy!! xx

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Before you ask, yes, this happened to me today, I was sent things I did not know were coming, and it does not include things that have been posted on a certain spoiler blog. It’s different information. And I was NOT asked if this was ok.

I will post spoilers once the book comes out next week. Once we all have a chance to hold that bad boy in our hands. Not a moment before, and I will tag the shit out of it, and use a “read more” thing, and all that. So please extend me the same courtesy.

danaaxlove  asked:

Hello! How are ya? I was wondering if you could list a few fanfics that are the most popular/best?

It’s hard to say what fics are ‘best’ because that’s something that is based on personal preferences. 

What we can do is recommend a few well reviewed fics that we enjoyed and thought were well written.

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The Goblin Market  by Viciously Witty

The End of Days  by dansemacabre

My Fine Feathered Friend  by Lixxle

Power Struggle  by bobmcbobbob1

Talespinner  by Dreamer In Silico

The Lady and the Knight  by Jack Hawksmoor 

A Forfeit of Dreams by KL Morgan

Today at 3 p.m., join artists Mary Simpson and Sara VanDerBeek along with Associate Curator Margot Norton for a discussion on the work of artist Sarah Charlesworth

Over four decades, Charlesworth investigated the language of images in our culture, dissecting pictorial codes and conventions while drawing attention to the role of photography in mediating our perception of the world. This discussion will probe the allegorical as a function within painting and photography, and specifically in relation to the mythological and psychological resonances within Charlesworth’s own practice. The speakers will consider still life, abstraction, and the production of desire as aspects of the allegorical that Charlesworth both put to use and deftly interrogated throughout her career.

Image: Sarah Charlesworth, Goat, from the “Objects of Desire” series, 1985. Cibachrome with lacquered wood frame, 42 × 32 in (106.6 × 81.2 cm). Courtesy the Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone Gallery, New York


Artist on Tumblr

Sarah Illenberger | on Tumblr (b.1976, Germany) - Flowerwork, a photographic series of flowers arranged in the style of fireworks. Photography: Sabrina Rynas (2014)

Sarah Illenberger is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Berlin working at the intersection of art, graphic design, and photography. With a focus on analog craftwork using everyday items, Sarah is renowned for creating vivid, witty images that open up new perspectives on seemingly familiar subjects. Her ability to transform ordinary materials into complex and unexpected visual experiences has been utilized to develop concepts for clients from the fields of culture and business in several countries. In her aim to explore the fertile overlap between art and design, she’s collaborated with numerous photographers and artists, and filled exhibition spaces with self-initiated projects in Paris, Tokyo, and Berlin. (by Mary Scherpe) © All images courtesy of the artist

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“I think of myself as a robber,” artist Sarah Charlesworth told an interviewer. “I plunder and pillage on paper. . . . I possess these things and give them my own meaning.”

Read more on the New Museum’s survey of her work.

This image is “Bird Woman” (1986), from Charlesworth’s opulent but restrained series “Objects of Desire.” Courtesy estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone Gallery.


Prambanan, a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia. 

Dedicated to the Hindu god Siva, Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple complex in Java, and an outstanding example of Hindu art. The move of Indian culture into Java can be (somewhat) traced back to the early 1st century B.C. -although these historical records are a little sketchy. By the beginning of the 8th century Indian culture began significantly spreading through Indonesia.

There is no doubt that a strong link prevailed between Java and India: Javanese princes were sent to India to be educated, and some immigration occurred from southern India to Java, although not on a large scale. India’s religions may have been brought by traders, or perhaps from Buddhist Brahman missionaries. […] Whatever the reason, Buddhism probably did not become prevalent until the Sailendra Dynasty, based in nearby Sumatra and ruling a large portion of the Malay Peninsula, Java, and the Sunda Islands, became instrumental in spreading Indian culture throughout the Indonesian Archipelago beginning in the 8th century. 

In the middle of the 8th century, two dynastic and cultural influences appear to have been strong: the Buddhist Sailendras of the south and the Hindu Sanjayas of Old Mataram in the north. It is thought the Sailendra kings began to control Java around 750. This occured when, for unknown reasons, the local Javanese king moved east. But early in the 9th century the king returned to Java, and Hindu Saivism (the worship of Siva) again became the region’s official religion. To celebrate the restoration of Hinduism, the construction of Prambanan was begun around 835.

-International Dictionary of Historic Places: Asia and Oceania (1996), page 692.

Photos courtesy & taken by Sarah Faulwetter.


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