The Kowloon Walled City was a singular Hong Kong phenomenon: 33,000 people living in over 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, built without the contributions of a single architect, ungoverned by Hong Kong’s safety and health regulations, covering one square city block in a densely populated neighborhood near the end of the runway at Kai Tak airport. In collaboration with Ian Lambot, I spent five years photographing and becoming familiar with the Walled City, its residents, and how it was organized. So seemingly compromised and anarchic on its surface, it actually worked -and to a large extent, worked well. The Walled City was torn down in 1992 but the photographs, oral histories, maps and essays in our book provide the most thorough record of daily life in a place that was a true Hong Kong original.
"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
Gosh I remember when The Onceler came out and everyone was peeing themselves over it because they either loved it or hated it and I JUST remembered that it was called actually The Lorax but anyway
There was this review going around and it was well-produced and the lady in the video was articulate and did a nice examination of the film and its problems, and people were reblogging it as confirmation of the film’s factual crappyness without having seen it. I distinctly remember seeing one person say something along the lines of “I suspected it was a terrible movie and this just confirms it”
Lord knows I got sick of Fedora McSkinnylegs (anons LOVED saying I was the spitting image of him) but to this day I still haven’t seen the movie so I can’t really say what I think of it. Danny DeVito’s in it as a fluffy orange monster so as far as I’m concerned it can’t be all that bad, but I haven’t seen it. I don’t know what I think. If you haven’t seen a movie, you can’t really have a fully fleshed-out opinion on it because no film is objectively good or bad. You can’t have someone confirm its quality for you just so you can keep being mad about it
so just. Just go see Frozen if you haven’t and you’re upset about it. Keep being upset about it afterwards (I am). Just go see it
we accept the dick we think we deserve