The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 25, 2012

A handy guide to diciphering what your worship moves and gestures might say about you. [image via facebook]

Unbreakable is a powerful photography project, documenting former victims of sexual abuse covering their faces with a handwritten sign of their attacker’s words. The founder Grace Brown’s mission is to offer “light, awareness and healing for those who have been affected.” [Project Unbreakable]  

Let’s face it, garbage collectors are probably one of the least thanked workers. Yet week after week, they do their job and clean up everything we throw out. Some young students from Virginia are realizing this, and are on a mission to show sanitation workers that they’re appreciated – by leaving them a note, gift card, a handshake. [Huffington Post]

Neighborhood street art is reviving urban areas, unleashing creativity, and transforming communities. Take a look at the short introduction to the movement and follow the link to discover more. [Here Comes the Neighborhood]    

Leonard Cohen’s 12th studio record Old Ideas is a collection of songs on humanity, relationships, passion, and transcendence, blending his years of spiritual practice in Zen Buddhism into an album of “penitential hymns.” Listen to it in its entirety before it hits stores next Tuesday. [NPR]     

Jon Stewart takes on Mitt Romney’s income the clip “I know what you did last quarter.” Turns out, Mitt makes more money in one day than many American families make in a year. And just for fun, Slate has generated a calculator page where you can enter your yearly salary and see how it compares to Mitt’s. [Daily Show]

Scott Wade transforms dirty car windows into incredible works of art. Become inspired to try this on the next dirty car you see. [Dirty Car Art]  

If you’ve wondered what the most photographed sightseeing spots in the world are, look no further than Sightmaps. This map charts data from across the world in a heat map style where you can also see traffic and pictures of the most popular locations. [Sightsmap]

The always intriguing David Lynch talks film, art, and music and in an extensive new feature with Interview Magazine. [Interview]

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