BEHIND THE SCENES: DOWNTON ABBEY AUGUST ISSUE COVER SHOOT

zavywavi:

ribqueen:

cool and relevant ppt presentation but jsyk, the term “ethnic cleansing” is a gross euphemism for “genocide”.

THIS. Thank you. This isn’t a “conflict,” this isn’t a complex issue. I was discussing it with a friend earlier - if you want to put this into perspective, view it as the modern day creation of the United States. What could only complicate this, is that it’s condoned legally and promoted through state-sponsored programs. 

"I am so glad you love Violet so much… These nominations keep Violet from kicking the bucket."

—Maggie Smith on her Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actress for Downton Abbey (x)

Laura Benanti on Twitter | July 1 - July 9, 2014

2014 Emmy Award Nominees

"Downton Abbey" collected 12 nominations, the same number it received last year, noted exec producer Gareth Neame. "I’m very thrilled that we’re still received the same tally of nominations given the extraordinary competition. It shows how important the show is to the Academy. They embraced us in the first season. That in the fourth season that we’re still there I couldn’t be more delighted and grateful. I’m delighted, too, that our nominations are spread across actors and below the line — Michelle Dockery is turning into such an important actor. Beloved performances like Maggie Smith are a perennial. And Joanne Froggatt who had such an impactful storyline in the fourth season. We have texted, and she’s absolutely thrilled. We’re working now on season five. We’ve just cut the first five episodes, and it’s all the things audiences love about the show, with new twists, turns and surprises."

#actualpuppydelphine

piperchapmans:

favourite musicals ► in the heights

call in the coroners / maybe we’re powerless, a corner full of foreigners
y’all could cry with your head in the sand / i’m a fly this flag that i got in my hand

2damnfeisty:

rozhanitsa:

2damnfeisty:

Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.

ALL OF THIS

"I am the daughter of two parents that were deported from this country, I’m not ashamed of it. It’s a problem here in America and it happened to me." Guerrero’s family, including her older brother, was deported when she was 14. “I was the only one left because I was born in Jersey,” she says. “My entire family was just ripped apart.” Guerrero was taken in by two Colombian families that she was close with, but her circumstances left the aspiring actress growing up with feelings of insecurity and hopelessness. "I didn’t think anything was going to happen for me," she says. "I had dreams, but always told myself, ‘Nah, that would never happen.’ For a poor Latina, acting wasn’t a reality."

Fuck these bitches

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