13 ‘How did you get that?’ wildlife photos from Tin Man Lee
He’s only been taking photos in a serious way for about 3 years — but you’d never know it by looking at his portfolio. All the photos are by Tin Man Lee. All aspiring photographer’s & animal/nature lover’s should read the article, & see all of the photos found at MSN.com here…. :)
DAILY PIC: The great photographer Edward Steichen did this product shot for Gorham Silver in 1929, and it’s now in the show of early Steichens recently acquired by the Whitney Museum in New York. The modest image has a wonderful modernist clarity and rigor. More than that, though, it gives visual confirmation of a general sense we have that modernist style in art was built on a scaffolding of modern forms of industry and commerce. (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander; © 2014 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y.)
This print was mass produced and in color, Currier & Ives being the Michael Bay of the 1800s.
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is so lovely I am sure I must have posted it before! It is a leaf from another book in the collection of the Walters Museum. I like how the marginal figures are hauling the text into place! The scribe has made an error, omitting some of the text… can you imagine the sinking feeling he must have had when he realised? Books like these take some writing - hours of work on expensive vellum. However he’s managed to salvage the leaf after all, making a joke of it and having some fun with his little line drawn friend who drags the words into their rightful place. Lovely!
Image source: Walters Museum MS W. 102. Image declared as public domain on Wikimedia Commons.
Confessions of "@realjohngreen's wife"
Yesterday Indianapolis Monthly tweeted a link to an article about The Art Assignment that appears in their January issue in which they referred to me as “@realjohngreen’s wife.” It ruffled a few feathers, with some reminding @IndyMonthly of my twitter handle (@SWUSUG) and others voicing…
Looking forward to The Art Assignment!
book of hours, Paris 15th century.
BnF, Nouvelle acquisition latine 3115, fol. 187r
This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
That’s very brave for another man to say. I have so much to say about pornography, but Tumblr seems to enjoy it too much whether it be “softcore” or “hardcore”.
Porn is anti-human.
Amo: volo ut sis.” (I love you: I want you to be.)
— Martin Heidegger, quoting Augustine, in a letter to Hannah Arendt, 1925
"This mere existence, that is, all that which is mysteriously given to us by birth and which includes the shape of our bodies and the talents of our minds, can be adequately dealt with only by the unpredictable hazards of friendship and sympathy, or by the great and incalculable grace of love, which says with Augustine, ‘Volo ut sis (I want you to be),’ without being able to give any particular reason for such supreme and unsurpassable affirmation." -Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1951 (via ounu)
Pizza Hut manager offered job back after claim he lost it for Thanksgiving stand
Tony Rohr has worked at the franchise in Elkhart, Indiana, for more than 10 years.
When he refused to open on Thanksgiving Day this year, he says, he was told to write a letter of resignation.
Instead, he wrote one explaining why the store should remain closed.
"I said why can’t we be the company that stands up and says we care about your employees and you can have the day off," Rohr told CNN affiliate WSBT on Wednesday. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they’re closed in the whole year. And they’re the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off to spend with their families.”
Best part: The restaurant where he works is owned by a franchisee, and the Pizza Hut corporate office sided with him, not the franchisee. This guy deserves all the accolades.