Trying to get back to the only life he knew: Luis Luna, 20, was smuggled to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 3. He grew up, went to school, found jobs. Then the Washington state resident was deported after a cop pulled him over for a broken headlight. He hopes to return on the undercarriage of a boxcar.
It had been nine months since Luna was deported from the U.S., where he had lived since his mother smuggled him from Mexico when he was a toddler. In America, he played point guard on an intramural basketball team, grilled burgers at a McDonald’s and looked forward to the senior prom. In Mexico, he had no family. He was a stranger sleeping on the streets, scruffy and destitute.
Photo: Nogales, Mexico — Lying prostrate across the rails, Luis Luna nervously tries to figure out how to crawl up into the undercarriage of a freight car. He’s done it before, but he has only seconds before the U.S.-bound automobile carrier starts moving again. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
(this is a post for Community fans, clarifying an odd rumor about a recent episode. No need to read more if you’re not absurdly obsessed with our show).
I have been trying not to read reviews, and especially the discussions under them, this season, as I have become emotionally fused with our TV…
Tumblr Insights: Election 2012 Report
With the U.S. presidential campaign already off to a roaring start, news from the Republican primary contests has been a major topic across Tumblr. As we near another crescendo in Florida, we were curious how the campaign—from the numerous debates and rallies, to election ads and gaffes—has played out so far in terms of the type and quantity of attention received by each candidate on Tumblr.
The first graph shows how frequently each candidate’s name appeared in posts. The second shows other tags most frequently associated with each candidate. We’re most impressed with the viral power of one creative concept blog: When Rick Perry’s Unpopular Opinions sprang up as a parody of one of Perry’s campaign videos, he easily became the most blogged candidate overnight.
Our Insights team will be bringing you more data as the campaigns progress!
Hey girl. I know it’s been a while, but how would you feel about breaking out the soldering iron, some breadboards, and our microprocessors for a little hands-on fun tonight?
Me in Kuala Lumpur! Been here for two days now…it is so fantastic here!
I love all the different cultures. There are so many different types of
people in Malaysia and it is amazing to see that. Also, there is so much
history in KL, it’s incredible. I think one of my favorites parts about
this country is the food! They serve so many different types! You have
Indian, Chinese and Cantonese. All of it is very spicy, I think I have
burned my tongue completely off…(: I am enjoying this city so much!
by Hamish Bowles
With 24 hours to go before his spring haute couture show that he will present in the ravishing Louis Seize salons of the Hôtel de Crillon, Giambattista Valli (working in the ravishing eighteenth-century rooms of his own fashion headquarters a…
This weekend the NYT published Shaila Dewan and Robert Gebeloff’s story about the richest 1 percent of Americans (a more diverse bunch than you’d think). The graphics department published a lot of work in print and online to accompany the article. Online, there was an interactive map that…
A sculpture inside its own wooden shell, by conceptual artist Giuseppe Penone.
Via: Flores En El Atico
Mitt Romney • Validating his gay-rights record. Rick Santorum got the question, too, in which he claimed that, if his son was gay, he’d love him just as much as he did the second before he said it. (via shortformblog)
Congratulations on saying you’d do the thing only a decent human-being would and for having a gay cabinet member! Neither of you get medals for your benevolence, I’m sorry to say.
“A member of my cabinet was gay.”
“Corporations are people too, my friend.”
“I understand how the economy works, because I’ve lived in it.”
“Nah, I’m just in a band.”