It is painful to remember that homophobia — in all its many ugly guises — is something many people experience on a daily basis. But, Manchester artist Paul Harfleet isn't just acknowledging that fact. Or resigning himself to it. He's fighting back — by planting a single pansy in the exact spot of every (recorded) act of homophobia he comes across.
He started this project in 2005 after experiencing three separate incidents on the same day. And so far, he has planted 10,000 pansies in cities all around the world. See the man in action in Austria in this Guerilla Gardening video. And feel just a little bit better about the world we live in. Bravo. (Jezebel)
While other ninth graders were learning algebra and studying Romeo & Juliet, Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe — better known as simply Tinashe — was working her way up in the music industry. She knew she didn't need a formal education in order to become a pop-R&B sensation, so she left high school to focus on her career. read
Lest we forget: there is an “A” in VMA’s. For years now the show has de-emphasized the awards, democratized them, and toyed with categories from year to year — in an unmistakable desire to appeal to the youth. Back in the day, “industry professionals” decided VMA winners, and fans voted on one moonman, the read