Interview with Maryam Mirzakhani, the brilliant Iranian mathematician who was the first woman to win the Fields Medal

  • Interviewer: What advice would you give lay persons who would
  • like to know more about mathematics—what it is,
  • what its role in our society has been and so on?
  • What should they read? How should they proceed?
  • Dr. Mirzakhani: This is a difficult question. I don’t think that everyone
  • should become a mathematician, but I do believe that
  • many students don’t give mathematics a real chance.
  • I did poorly in math for a couple of years in middle
  • school; I was just not interested in thinking about it.
  • I can see that without being excited mathematics can
  • look pointless and cold. The beauty of mathematics
  • only shows itself to more patient followers.


Tourist map of Yugoslavia

Detailed Booklet brochure on Cultural-Historical Monuments, 1982. Published by Yugoslav National Tourism Office, Belgrade

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Lost in Translation (2003) dir. Sofia Coppola

"Yeah. I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be, you know. I tried being a writer, but I hate what I write. I tried taking pictures, but they were so mediocre. You know, every girl goes through a photography phase. You know, horses… taking dumb pictures of your feet."

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Ivan’s Childhood (1962) dir. Andrei Tarkovsky 

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All my 3 versions of They Want My Soul vinyl

(There’s an extra copy of the white one I got for the Vinyl Gratification thing)



Michelle Rodriguez laying down truths

That third gif also sums up the reason why so many queer women in fiction get treated like shit and why we barely get acknowledged as existing at all

These pathetic excuses for writers have no idea how to write a woman who doesn’t want to fuck a man

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In OKC news: why date a med student when you can date an actual doctor?

In an interview with Exclaim!, Daniel referred to Transference as “that moment right after you cum” after being asked what stage of a romantic relationship he thought the new album might represent. “That’s just happened,” he continued, “and you’re experiencing the moments afterwards, you know? It can be a little awkward but basically, you look fantastic, you’re tripping everywhere, and you’re a little spent.”

Britt Daniel keeping it classy with these descriptions about “Transference” with (via fuckyeahspoon)