mexicans in new york


Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at the Menorah Journal Dinner in New York on May 10, 1933.

(Original Caption) Ousted Artist Speaks at Menorah Dinner. Diego Rivera, noted Mexican artist who was ousted from Rockefeller Center and his partly finished fresco hidden from public view, was the principle speaker at the Menorah Journal Dinner at the Hotel Park Crescent, New York, May 10th. Prior to the dinner, the guests viewed the exhibition of pictures of Jewish types, the work of Lionel Reiss, New York artist. The exhibit was held with the intention of disapproving the Nazi Aryan theory, in that the characteristics of the Jews are as varied as the nations in which they make their homes. Left to right: Mme. Diego Rivera, Diego Rivera, Henry Hurwitz, editor of the Menorah Journal; Gilbert Seldes, journalist, and Lee Simonson of the Theatre Guild.

Dear everyone who thinks they’re secretly annoying their friends every time they open their mouths or obsesses about embarrassing themselves in front of their friends:

You’re fine.  If David Brooks still has people willing to go out to lunch with him even after he pulls this shit

Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop. Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named “Padrino” and “Pomodoro” and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette. I quickly asked her if she wanted to go somewhere else and she anxiously nodded yes and we ate Mexican. 

and then writes about it in the New York fucking Times, you cannot possibly be the most embarrassing person on the planet, and your brain can shut up.