The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on — because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.

Noam Chomsky

Hailing from a typically white and affluent suburbia in the good ol’ USA, Terrence Buresh Doyle found himself feeling alienated from the “normcore” culture he grew up with in the ’90s.  He turned his back to the conformity of his peers, and fell in love with the Hip hop culture. Together with his interest in contemporary American art, he moved to Paris to pursue a career in fine arts.

Below is a manifestation of these two world views colliding. 



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“There’s something I feel must be addressed… whether intentionally or sub-consciously, by crafting these collages I’ve invited my audience to engage in a debate about class and race.” Writes the author.



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You can check his stuff out here.

Game of Thrones Street-Art

For all you GOT fans suffering from a Khaleesi withdrawal since Sunday’s episode, and with all the rumours blowing up that George R.R may not finish his series of Game of Thrones, I present you the dopest GOT fan art street art and graffiti. From Hanksy to Akse, these pieces show that Game of Thrones is not just a TV show. It’s an artistic mindset. Because, well, dragons…

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“The King In-Bread”- Hanksy. Portland, Oregon

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“The Wall”, by Joe and Max in London’s Bishops Square

Tyrion Lannister in Manchester, UK – AKSE

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Street Khaleesi  Asheville, North Carolina , by Gus Cutty

 

Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

Mark Twain

(or reasons not to use the word “very”) 

5 signs that it’s time to move to a new city.

1. You instinctively know the streetcar/bus/subway schedule, and can plan accordingly (or, you have an app for it)

2. You realize everything new in the city has an expiry date

3. You realize everything old in the city has an expiry date

4.Your life is literally from 30 Rock episode: “The Bubble”

5. What city? You mean condos? 

we experience withdrawal symptoms at the end of a love affair that mirror chemical addiction

People who are in love also have raised levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Being in love is a stressful situation, and the body responds by producing more of this hormone. The level of testosterone (also produced by the activated adrenal gland) increases in women who are in love, while in men, cortisol reduces the testicular production of testosterone.

It’s only when love has persisted for a certain length of time that the prefrontal cortex, the front part of the brain involved in planning, deliberation, and assessment, becomes involved. If stable pair formation ensues, the activity in the stress axis dies down and testosterone levels return to normal. The processing of sensory information in the cerebral cortex has of course played a role during that exciting period— we have, after all, seen, smelt, and touched the person we love. But this isn’t the same thing as making a conscious choice for that particular person. Whether they are “Mr. (or Ms.) Right” is determined by our ancient reward circuitry, which thus links reproduction to the “right” partner— or at least the right partner in that moment. Only when the most intense period of infatuation has passed does the cerebral cortex take over. So if your son or daughter suddenly falls for the wrong person, it’s no good reproaching them that they should have used their brains. They did, in fact, do so, but those parts of the cerebral cortex (such as the PFC) that could have come to a different decision after a balanced, conscious judgment unfortunately only kick in when it’s too late.