newyorker:

In the magazine this week, Connie Bruck investigates the history of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s political influence in Washington, its tensions with the Obama Administration on issues such as Gaza and Iran sanctions, and its challenges amidst demographic shifts in the American Jewish community.
Illustration by Matt Dorfman

newyorker:

In the magazine this week, Connie Bruck investigates the history of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s political influence in Washington, its tensions with the Obama Administration on issues such as Gaza and Iran sanctions, and its challenges amidst demographic shifts in the American Jewish community.

Illustration by Matt Dorfman

elizabeth-antoinette:

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

this has been my all time favorite song since childhood

Just, please.. trust me and listen to the whole thing, lol

I totally agree. This is one of my favorites!

two-browngirls:

AFGHANISTAN’S GIRL SKATERS

Skateistan has been going for a long while now but the story doesn’t lose it’s uplifting and inspirational quality.

I love how this video captures the passion and excitement that the girls have and also the fact that they’re just like any other kids from around the world even though a lot of the mainstream media often ostracises them. 

Hopefully the school is still running and the children are safe <3

Check out the Skateistan Vimeo for more awesome videos!

- S