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Xavier Aubuchon-Mendoza
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The beautiful Cecil Brewer staircase on Tottenham Court Road has just turned 100 years old. The spiral inside Heal's Department Store was designed by Ambrose Heal's cousin Cecil Brewer, and was intended as a majestic ascent to the Mansard Gallery when it opened in 1917.

This look-up was captured at the very bottom of the staircase, looking upwards towards the dozens of hanging pendant lights suspended from the ceiling.

The image is a blend of eight exposures, combined in Photoshop using luminosity masks.
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Imagine thinking people need "order" more than drinking water:

"Around 2:30 a.m., a crowd of people outside the Speedy Stop convenience store attempted to pick up some of the water bottle cases left outside the closed shop. A policeman intervened, telling HuffPost, “I’m not going to let people just take water. I know we’re in a scary situation, but I had to tell them to stop.”

“Several cars pulled off with water and that’s fine, but we can’t just let everyone load up what they want,” said Joe Malbrough, police chief of the Beaumont Independent School District. “We’re not going to arrest anyone as we’re in a dire situation, but at the end of the day we have to have order and we can’t let them take the water.” #capitalism #Harvey
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This looks seriously cool.
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Why can't I be watching this, instead of living this?

I guess I'll watch The Expanse instead, and pretend corporate dystopia is hundreds of years in the future.
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This is an important, amazing, book. Now more so than ever.

And, today, it's $2.

"Hannah Arendt’s definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia—which she adroitly recognizes were two sides of the same coin, rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left. From this vantage point, she discusses the evolution of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, the use of terror, and the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination."
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So, I've been pretty busy running for office in the Democratic Party. I won a delegate seat to the convention on a Progressive / Reform ticket - but the state convention is actual TWO THIRDS superdelegates.

If you're in SF, come out and help us protest the erasure of our popular victory.

If you're not, organize your own!
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A Visit From St. Marx
A Visit From St. Marx
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