Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday

75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

peggywanker:

halfreked:

ready to stan gemma teller into hell in this last season of soa

YES  
His preboot stats had him listed as Bruce-huge— a bit heavier than him even, if memory serves. But that’s just not bishonen enough for the reboot I guESS

I just found the numbers off the dc wiki and preboot Jason was six feet tall and TWO HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE POUNDS OF PURE MUSCLE. Bruce has two inches on Jason but still weighs 15 lbs less than him jfc

smh @ the reboot prettying up all the bat-boys…everyone knows Dick is the pretty one in the family

wait

tim drake is drawn as taller than jason todd in comics now???? my entire life feels like a gigantic lie


KATEY SAGAL || Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Promotional Picture [x]

KATEY SAGAL || Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Promotional Picture [x]

Favourite Films | Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) 

"Prison is an ideal place to learn to pray because we know that we’re all sinners here."

that’s a little inconsistent, you say, with my image as a bad girl. the kindness doesn’t mesh with the cruelty. how can i be nasty and nice? you just can’t figure me out?

what can i say? i’m a cat.

thecomicsvault:

COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP
S H U L K I EFantastic Four #275 (Feb. 1985)Art by John Byrne (pencils), Al Gordon (inks) & Glynis Wein (colors)

thecomicsvault:

COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP

S H U L K I E
Fantastic Four #275 (Feb. 1985)
Art by John Byrne (pencils), Al Gordon (inks) & Glynis Wein (colors)

lennykravitzscarf:

a cop just threatened to shoot the livestream operator in the face please continue to boost the stream links all over so that these journalists life and death efforts reach as many people as possible

beckw1n:

JEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN

beckw1n:

JEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN

cyclops  x men  lmao  

Eartha Kitt as Catwoman