breakingnews:

Chelsea Manning’s name change request approved
AP: A judge approved a name change request Wednesday to formally change convicted WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning’s name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
"Hopefully today’s name change, while so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we (transgender) people exist everywhere in America today, and that we have must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are,” Manning said in a statement.
Photo: AP file via NBCNews.com

breakingnews:

Chelsea Manning’s name change request approved

AP: A judge approved a name change request Wednesday to formally change convicted WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning’s name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

"Hopefully today’s name change, while so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we (transgender) people exist everywhere in America today, and that we have must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are,” Manning said in a statement.

Photo: AP file via NBCNews.com

Polar bears!

Polar bears!

Ai Weiwei would be nothing without China. His country, its history, its artistic and material culture, its totalitarian government and the travails of its people drive his art
NYT on why Mr. Ai continues to live in China, and the argument for staying in your homeland
#OscarPistorius

#OscarPistorius

inothernews:

theweekmagazine:

This photo earned Tyler Hicks a Pulitzer for breaking news photography
The New York Times staff photographer Tyler Hicks earned a Pulitzer for breaking news photography for his work capturing the terrorist attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

theweekmagazine:

This photo earned Tyler Hicks a Pulitzer for breaking news photography

The New York Times staff photographer Tyler Hicks earned a Pulitzer for breaking news photography for his work capturing the terrorist attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Not a week goes by without Cape Town being featured in some New York publication. Today NYTimes feature Bo-Kaap cc @cityofcapetown @futurecapetown

Not a week goes by without Cape Town being featured in some New York publication. Today NYTimes feature Bo-Kaap cc @cityofcapetown @futurecapetown

celebritycloseup:

stephen colbert

celebritycloseup:

stephen colbert

NYPost: “Give this retching, crying, sniveling, vomiting, degenerate #OscarPistorius an Academy Award!”

NYPost: “Give this retching, crying, sniveling, vomiting, degenerate #OscarPistorius an Academy Award!”

#OscarPistorius on the cover of @WSJ today

#OscarPistorius on the cover of @WSJ today

Meadowlands performed by the Johannesburg-based jazz group Uhadi (minus Sibongile Khumalo) at Columbia University in the City of New York

Take a bow #hft

Take a bow #hft

Wipe That Smirk off Your Face
Peter W. Kaplan and Peter Stevenson, esquire.com
From the Archives: David Letterman, master of the Old Sincerity. He loves you. He loves you … NOT.Next spring, when The Tonight Show pass­es from John­ny Car­son, it will be the tran­si­tion for which we have wait­ed for years. From th…

Wipe That Smirk off Your Face
Peter W. Kaplan and Peter Stevenson, esquire.com

From the Archives: David Letterman, master of the Old Sincerity. He loves you. He loves you … NOT.

Next spring, when The Tonight Show pass­es from John­ny Car­son, it will be the tran­si­tion for which we have wait­ed for years. From th…