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Trend Alert: Skirts and Sneakers

Feminine frocks and sporty sneakers are a thing at this year’s coveted New York Fashion Week. Check out some of our favorite looks from the week and get inspired to take this playful trend from the jungle gym to the urban jungle.

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An M train approaches the Marcy Avenue Station.


On Thursday Jay Z, Marcy Media, The Weinstein Company and Spike TV held a press conference in New York officially announcing their production of a Kalief Browder series and Richard Pryor biopic. He also spoke on police brutality and the upcoming election during the press conference.

Browder was arrested at 16 years old and was imprisoned on Rikers Island for three years without conviction, spending over 1000 days in solitary confinement with no set date for a trial. He was released in 2013, and took his own life two years later.

After reading The New Yorker’s landmark profile about his life, Jay Z arranged to meet Kalief Browder in 2014, inviting him to his Roc Nation office: “We met and I wanted to give him words of encouragement, that I’m proud of him for making it through, and to keep pushing.”

Eight Days (Part 3/10)

A/N: I swear, I meant to post this three weeks ago, too. We’ve got ourselves a pattern. Time, thou art not mine friend.

Link to: PART 1 + PART 2 + PART 4  + PART 5

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            Cliff Tufton is a big-boned Welshman with a graying handlebar mustache, a sharp receding hairline, and a bulbous nose that sits a bit too large on his face. He is dressed casually in black trousers and a plain white shirt, and every so often he pulls a handkerchief from his back pocket and dabs at his perspiring brow. He does not seem to be much of a smiler, nor much of a talker, but when he grips James’s hand in his, he pumps it firmly and wishes him luck in the upcoming match.

            “Good fingers,” he observes, holding the clasp a second too long. “Always keen on a lad with good fingers.”

            From beside him, James can practically feel the strength of Hoff’s beaming.

            “Yes, he does,” the agent agrees readily (too readily). “And speed like you’ve never seen. Did you get those times I sent over from training yesterday? Really quite spectacular. It’s—”

            “They do the job,” James interrupts, shooting Cliff a commiserating look.

            The man does not move a muscle. Not even a single twitch of the too-large nose or the perspiring brow.

            (Likely, Greta Moors has good fingers, too.)

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Heléne Yorke’s last Popular with Marcie Dodd, Wicked 2NT - March 7, 2010

The Marcy Stop for Wantering: “Brooklyn Beats” New York Fashion Week Playlist

With the combination of freezing temperatures and slush in the city, you’re gonna need a little more than your die-hard love for fashion to get you up and ready for New York Fashion Week. Music helps, and this Brooklyn Beats NYFW Playlist from style blog The Marcy Stop in Rdio is an effective cure. With the prominent deep bass in the tracks, you’ll be tapping your feet and dancing to the rhythm in no time. So turn up the bass, and put on your earphones or blast out these awesome tracks while getting pretty for fashion week. Not in New York at the moment? Listen to the playlist while catching up on NYC fashion and street style shots on the web. Start with some of our picks below!

(photos from The Marcy Stop, Pinterest, Tumblr: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8)
Let Joseph Walk!!

HI! so I have a 7 year old cousin who’s autistic and has spent the last 2 years working very hard to complete kindergarten. His family just found out that because of his disability, he will not be allowed to walk at his graduation, he will greet people at the door instead. this is discrimination and is very unfair! pls pls sign this petition to let him walk!!

anonymous asked:

Some of my characters live at the top of a mountain, and this isolation is important to the plot, but I'm worried that it's unrealistic for them to be up there for a long period of time. Do you have nay advice what I need to consider?

  • Shelter. Many mountains have some kind of forest growing in or around them, or caves, or natural overhangs, so making a shelter would not be too difficult. Your characters will need shelter from the wind, the cold, and possibly the snow.
  • Supplies. However, your characters would need to go without certain amenities and foods. The problem with living in isolation is that you must become self-sufficient. The characters need to grow, gather, hunt, or farm their own food and their supplies. No domesticated mammals? No cheese, milk, or dairy. They might get eggs if they raid bird’s nests. They won’t have any salt to preserve meat or add taste to their food. They’ll need to worry about scurvy in the winter. They probably won’t have any light sources other than a torch or open fire, unless they manage to raid enough bee nests to make candles. They’ll need to make and mend their own clothing. 
  • Type of mountain. There’s a big difference between this mountain (Denali - Alaska) and this mountain (Mt. Marcy - New York). You could probably live on the top of Marcy - its peak (5,344 ft.) is below the snow line, descending and ascending isn’t grueling, and it has plenty of natural resources in and around it. You couldn’t live on top of Denali. Its peak (20,322 ft.) is covered in snow year-round, the descent/ascent is harder and takes longer, and you would constantly be searching for resources.  
  • Time of the year. In many mountainous environments, animals move up the mountain during the summer to escape the heat and down the mountain during the winter to escape the cold. Your characters might move in a similar way. They don’t need to leave the mountain - they just need more than one shelter.