the piquant.

Taste The Taste I Taste 'Till It's Tasted

EuroLapse from David Kosmos Smith on Vimeo.

Take a quick vacay to Europe.

This new domestic violence PSA from Refuge is pretty chilling/brilliant. The ad, called “How to look your best the morning after,” is launching on YouTube as though it were just another makeup tutorial by the popular British makeup artist Lauren Luke.

Men against domestic violence. ROAR.


Despite the significant progress made in reducing violence against women, young women continue to face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. In the last year, one in 10 teens has reported being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One in five young women has been sexually assaulted while in college. In response to these alarming statistics, Vice President Biden launched the 1is2many campaign last year. This campaign focuses his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence, and educating the public on the realities of abuse, this Administration is leading the way to stop violence against women before it begins.

Transcript: Hey Everybody Listen up, listen up guys, listen up.  No one should ever hit a woman.  Not their wife, not their girlfriend, not their date.  No woman should have to fear violence.  Especially not from someone they know and trust.  But that’s the reality for too many women.  We have to change it.  It’s up to each of us because even 1 is too many.  Violence against women hurts all of us.  Growing up I was ashamed and afraid of my father when he abused my mom.  The worst abuse of power is when a man raises his hand to hurt a woman.  We all have to take responsibility.  So if you see someone threatening a woman step up, speak out, and get help.  Dating violence hurts all of us so step up and help out because 1 is too many. One is too many. One is too many. One is too many. End the violence because it’s wrong. Because one, one is too many.

How English sounds to non-English speakers (by brinskikarl)

Joy DeGruy in Cracking the Codes: Understanding the System (by WorldTrustTV)

This Is What Creating Dubstep Looks Like

A Quick History of How Europe Formed.

Movie on the life of John Baldessari. Love Pure Beauty.


From YouTube credits:

The life of John Baldessari, jammed into six minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits. Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual “Art + Film Gala,” honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Edited by Max Joseph. Written by Gabriel Nussbaum. Cinematography by Magdalena Gorka and Henry Joost. Produced by Mandy Yaeger & Erin Wright.

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On May 13th, Mother’s Day, Jada Pinkett-Smith will drop “#RedTableTalks,” an intimate conversation about family, love, and relationships with her daughter Willow Smith, and her mother, Andrienne Banefield Jones.   In the shockingly candid conversation, the three generations openly talk about hurt, pain and love.  And in the trailer for the short film, Adrienne Banefield-Jones, admits to Willow that she was not a good mother to Jada.  Deep stuff.

If Facebook were created in the 80s it would look like this….