“At this time, many young Iranians all over this world are watching us, and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award, or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time, in talk of war, intimidation and aggressions exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture — a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country. A people who respect all cultures and civilizations, and despise hostility and resentment.”—Iranian film director ASGHAR FARHADI, on accepting his Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, A Separation (via inothernews)
Ok, so if someone’s having a trouble with finding livestream and needs one (like me couple of minutes ago), here’s the ~masterpost. TBH I don’t give a shit if someone has already made it, I hope you’ll find it useful.
Here’s the page that will help you find out at what hour the ceremony starts in your time zone.
On The Red Carpet 2012
which starts at 7pm (ET time), midnight in UK. Red Carpet ceremony lasts 90 minutes, if I remember well, and will be broadcasted on ABC (livestream) or OTRC (livestream). You can also follow #OnTheRedCarpet on twitter to stay tuned.
84th Academy Awards ceremony
starts at 8.30pm (ET time), 1.30am in UK. It will be broadcasted by ABC, here are the livestreams:
Last night I was emailed some porn that someone drew of me because I said a thing on the internet that they disagreed with. Because, there you go, ‘justice.’ When stuff like that comes your way you don’t usually say anything because who gives a fuck, but oh well, let’s do it anyway. So, I’ve seen that shit before because I’ve been on the internet for 100 years, but it always looks like this:
“To define racism only through extreme groups and their extreme acts is akin to defining weather only through hurricanes. Hurricanes are certainly a type of weather pattern - a harsh and brutal type - but so too are mild rainfalls, light breezes, and sunny days. Likewise, racism is much broader than violence and epithets. It also comes in quieter, everyday-ordinary forms”—Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer in What is Racial Domination? (via kidonacloud)
For a bunch of atheists, the conversation was in some ways unsurprising. Gathered in a Bronzeville Starbucks, the group broached all the major talking points—evolution, the Bible, zealots. The inaugural meeting of the Black Nonbelievers of Chicago (BNOC) on also brushed with more intimate topics, such as the members’ personal trajectories towards atheism and issues with faith. But perhaps the most unusual thing about this meeting of black nonbelievers—a designation meant to cover atheists, agnostics and freethinkers—is simply that it happened.