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  • Picture: The Great Lakes from the Space Station

    07/10/2014 12:30:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
  • Jersey Boys -- 4 stars and 4 thumbs up

    07/10/2014 2:28:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    self | 7-10-14 | Vanity
    We saw Jersey Boys last night in our local movie theatre. It is the story of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, a singing group of the 1960s, and their rise to fame. It is an adaptation of a stage play. The movie is directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, which is eyebrow raising in itself because it does not seem like a typical Eastwood topic. I approached this movie with some trepidation because of the big, fat R after the title. Normally, I avoid R-rated movies; and I could not find out why it received this rating. However, the...
  • FAA Investigating Drone-Shot Video of Fireworks over West Palm Beach

    07/09/2014 4:51:02 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    palm beach post ^ | 7-8-14 | Kristen Daum
    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH — A man who flew a drone into a fireworks show over West Palm Beach and captured stunning video that went viral over the weekend might have to answer to federal investigators. The Federal Aviation Administration said the video is “under investigation.” “The FAA is looking into multiple incidents in which unmanned aircraft flew into fireworks displays to determine if there was any violation of federal regulations or airspace restrictions,” the agency said in a statement to The Palm Beach Post. Punishments can include “a verbal warning and an order to stop...
  • Bush's Western White House revealed: George W. opens the doors to his Texas ranch

    07/09/2014 3:55:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7-8-14 | Joshua Gardner
    Former U.S. president George W. Bush recently opened the doors to his gorgeous Texas ranch to reveal rooms where he once hosted world leaders and where he now bides his time painting them. Bush gave a tour of the Crawford home he completed just after becoming the nation's 43rd president in 2001 to Architectural Digest for the magazine's August cover story. It's a rare glimpse at the sprawling property where Vladimir Putin once rode shotgun in Bush's pickup and where the younger of W.'s twins, Jenna, held her intimate 2008 wedding. George and Laura Bush have retired to Dallas, Texas...
  • Critics Hate 'America,' Public Gives Patriotic Docudrama A+

    07/08/2014 4:46:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 7-7-2014 | Christian Toto
    In case we needed any more proof of the disconnect between mainstream movie critics and the public ... enter America. The new docudrama from the team behind 2016: Obama's America, earned some of the surliest reviews in recent memory. Critics sniffed the film was "odious," "hypocritical," and filled with "outright lies." One august reporter directly told readers not to see the film. Here's how the critic at RogerEbert.com starts his review: In 2012, political commentator, author, disgraced former university president and convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza Others reveal their news biases directly, like this critique in the Salt Lake Tribune: The...
  • Most Dissonant Musical Ending

    07/07/2014 11:28:36 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 7/7/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Most Dissonant EndingRoseMarie youtube.com/watch?v=tBuzxwbfM-c&feature=youtu.be“Cadence” is something we all recognized in harmony, a kind of “Amen” that signifies completion and finality at the end of a musical phrase. This movie, 1936's “Rose Marie” with Nelson Eddy and Jeannette MacDonald, has a completely dissonant, unresolved cadence.
  • Patriots Cheerleaders Calendar Shoot Day 1-7 Photos

    07/06/2014 4:31:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Patriots.com ^ | 6/27/2014
    "After seven days in Cancun, the Patriots Cheerleaders have returned from their 2015 swimsuit calendar shoot. Check out behind-the-scenes photos from each day."
  • The History of America In 12 Movies

    07/06/2014 8:56:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    Here in Boone, NC, the most perfect and beautiful spot in all of America (and therefore the universe), the sky is blue and the air is cool and dry. For that reason, a movie festival is probably not on my agenda this holiday weekend. But for those of you stuck inside, what better way is there to celebrate the 4th of July than with a movie binge that takes you through the history of this great country of ours. My list is not perfect. Lists never are. It's a starting point. Feel free to make your own recommendations.
  • Parody News: "Couple Avoids Jail: Will Keep Record Store Open"

    07/05/2014 10:57:53 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Back Issues of Heterodoxy ^ | April 1, 2000 | Judith Schumann Weizner
    Couple Avoids Jail: Will Keep Record Store Open by Judith Schumann Weizner Back Issues of Heterodoxyhttp://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=337(April/May 2000)The Musikants Today, Ernest and Sylvia Musikant are breathing easy for the first time in many months , having won an eleventh-hour reprieve of the prison sentence they were to begin serving this morning for a violation of the Racial Equity in Employment Act.The couple, whose classical record store, We’ll Get Bach To You, has been a fixture on Manhattan’s West Side since 1968, had been ordered to report to the Federal Race and Hate Crimes Correctional Facility on Ward’s Island to begin their...
  • Spring Break: Totally Rad Photos from the '80s

    07/04/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 47 replies
    weather.com ^ | n/a | Camille Mann
    Some great photos.
  • Artist Tracey Emin whoops as her "My Bed" fetches over $4 million

    07/03/2014 4:07:57 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 21 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | Sarah Young
    <p>The auction house said it was very rare for an artist to attend an auction, and it demonstrated the connection Emin felt to the highly personal work.</p> <p>The price reached for Emin's work, described by the auction house as an iconic piece of 1990s British art, quadrupled her previous sale price record, but Christie's said the market was not overheating.</p>
  • 'The Scream' Appears in a Tree Stump

    07/01/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    “I felt as though a vast, endless scream passed through nature,” painter Edvard Munch famously wrote. But he didn't mean it quite as literally as this. 'Scream' tree brings angst to US Christmas (04 Dec 13) Scream loses place as priciest painting (13 Nov 13) Hundreds gather to 'scream' in Munch tribute (15 Aug 13) Munch Museum sees 40 percent surge in visitors (31 Jul 13) "I was just having a walk along the river here, and I just happened to stumble over this stump," Kjell Marius Mathisen, who works with cultural heritage for Oppland county council, told The Local....
  • Movies, Music and TV for INDEPENDENCE DAY?! [Vanity]

    07/01/2014 7:32:59 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 12 replies
    7/1/14 | Self
    With a natural 3 day weekend coming for the 4th of July, Independence Day 2014, we have plenty of time for some of our favorites in movies, music and TV! What are you, my fellow FReeping Patriots, going to be enjoying? In your answers some of your fellow readers might find missing gems so offer up your favorites, famous and not.An EASY query for the scholars, what are the other non-floating Federal Holidays?
  • Comedian Steve Rossi In Hospice

    06/27/2014 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com ^ | 06-20-2014 | Dayna Roselli
    (Las Vegas, NV) — Legendary comedian Steve Rossi has been transferred to hospice care after a battle with stage 4 cancer. Rossi is half of the world famous comedy team of Allen and Rossi. He lives in Las Vegas. Steve Rossi teamed up with Marty Allen in 1957, where they became America’s number one comedy team. They appeared on more than 700 television shows, including 44 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. Rossi’s personal assistant, Christine Kramar, says he believes in the power of prayer. He is living the last days in accordance with his faith and is grateful for...
  • These Photoshopped Portraits Show How People Define Beauty In 19 Different Countries

    06/27/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/26/2014 | Aaron Taube
    In an effort to get a glimpse of how the world thinks about beauty, the journalist Esther Honig sent out a photo of herself to graphic designers in more than 20 countries. Their task: to edit the photo to make Honig look "beautiful" — however the designer defined the term. The results are telling. Each photo represents the personal and cultural beauty standards of the designer, with the American editor giving Honig bright blue eyes and long hair, and the Israeli designer darkening her eyes and skin.    
  • These Photoshopped Portraits Show How People Define Beauty In 19 Different Countries

    06/26/2014 6:03:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/26/2014 | Aaron Taube
    In an effort to get a glimpse of how the world thinks about beauty, the journalist Esther Honig sent out a photo of herself to graphic designers in more than 20 countries. Their task: to edit the photo to make Honig look "beautiful" — however the designer defined the term. The results are telling. Each photo represents the personal and cultural beauty standards of the designer, with the American editor giving Honig bright blue eyes and long hair, and the Israeli designer darkening her eyes and skin. You can read more about the project at Honig's website. Click below to...
  • Celebrating the dogs of war: The noble lives of combat canines

    06/26/2014 12:09:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 10 replies
    National Geographic via MNN ^ | Jun 03, 2014 | Catie Leary
    Marine Cpl. John Dolezal poses with Cchaz, a Belgian Malinois, at Twentynine Palms in California. (Wondering about that spelling? Dogs bred at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, the military’s primary canine facility, are given names that begin with a double letter.)   This photo and the ones below it are part of photographer Adam Ferguson's touching series about military working dogs to be published in the June issue of National Geographic magazine.   The scouting, tracking and sentry skills of dogs have been used on the front lines of some of the most dangerous battlefields in history. Working dogs...
  • Fears Banksy Cheltenham 'spies' artwork will be removed

    06/26/2014 6:25:59 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    The Beeb ^ | 26 June 2014 | Scott Ellis
    There are fears that a piece of artwork in Cheltenham by the street artist Banksy is to be removed. "Spy Booth", depicting three spies "snooping" on a telephone box appeared on a house in Hewlett Road in April. On Wednesday, a specialist firm - used to remove a piece by the artist in North London - erected scaffolding around the work. The borough council said it "believes" the owner had arranged it due to the "condition of the render". But local street artist Dice67 said there was "no way" the scaffolding was there "to do any work on the walls"....
  • Veteran Actor Eli Wallach Dies

    06/25/2014 5:32:00 AM PDT · by MamaTexan · 50 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 6/25/2014 | Stephen M. Silverman
    Eli Wallach, a gravelly voiced character actor who appeared alongside such giants as Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits, Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III, died Tuesday, his daughter Katherine told The New York Times. He was 98.
  • Eli Wallach, dead at 98

    06/25/2014 1:36:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    EW.com ^ | June 25, 2014
    Eli Wallach, the actor best known for his roles in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and The Godfather franchise, has died. He was 98.
  • Great Ads for Cat Adoption During Adopt-A-Cat Month

    06/25/2014 12:26:12 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 6/24/14 | Miss Cellania
    Image credit:  ACCT Philly June is almost over, but there’s still a week left in Adopt-A-Cat Month from the American Humane Association. The spring crop of kittens are old enough to go to new families and there are plenty of mature cats who need a place to call home. To this end, many animal shelters are going the extra mile to grab your attention and many offer special discounts on pet adoptions. They also come up with clever and enticing ads to pique your interest. In 2012, the Shelter Pet Project ran an ad campaign that turned cats into...
  • Did Angkor really see a dinosaur?

    06/23/2014 9:24:28 AM PDT · by fishtank · 50 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-23-14 | Jonathan O’Brien and Shaun Doyle
    Did Angkor really see a dinosaur? Jonathan O’Brien and Shaun Doyle The September 2007 Creation magazine back page feature article ‘Angkor saw a Stegosaur?’ showed a stone carving on a temple of Angkor, Cambodia, (a. 1200 AD), depicting what looks like an artistic impression of a stegosaurian-type dinosaur.1 As such evidence clearly supports the biblical view of dinosaurs, it naturally provoked the ire of vocal atheists. Here are their objections: “If it is a dinosaur, they carved it from fossils” The plates along the back of the animal are unlike all the other decorative designs in the temple walls. One...
  • Redux of Excalibur [1981 film] Trailer

    06/21/2014 2:17:54 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | 2011 | HD Films
    same link here
  • Woman, 25, takes life-size cutout of her late father around the world

    06/20/2014 1:13:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Today ^ | 6-20-14 | Scott Stump
    Burned out from her job and still mourning the loss of her father, Jinna Yang decided to dramatically shake up her life and honor the memory of a man who always put others first. In April, Yang, 25, quit her job in digital media in Manhattan, sold about 80 percent of her belongings and bought a one-way plane ticket to Iceland. Before she left, she took an old photo of a tuxedo-clad Jay Yang and had a company she found online make a life-size cardboard cutout of her father, who died from cancer at 52 on Aug. 24, 2012. Jay...
  • Shakespeare's Bloody Problem: Why the Tragedies Almost Never Work Anymore

    06/20/2014 12:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    One character, his torso already relieved of arms and legs, is tossed onto the barbecue. Another’s hands and tongue are severed to keep her from reporting a crime. (She’s then stabbed to death anyway.) Two more characters are beheaded; one behanded; one hanged. For those who like their violence more ironic, there’s this happy couple: the man left buried up to his neck to starve, the woman fed a pie made from the minced remains of her sons. The meal may give her heartburn, but it’s the subsequent stabbing that kills her. A Game of Thrones episode? No, it’s Titus...
  • ‘Klinghoffer’ Composer Responds to Met’s Decision

    06/20/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-18-14 | Michael Cooper
    John Adams said he learned that the Metropolitan Opera was scrapping plans to transmit his opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” to movie theaters around the world when the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, told him on Sunday by telephone that he had gotten “unimaginable pressure” from some Jewish groups that oppose the work. “I asked Peter if, before summarily canceling this, he would open it up to some kind of a public dialogue,” Mr. Adams recalled on Tuesday, in his first interview since the Met announced that it was dropping the opera, scheduled to appear this fall on its popular...
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame 2015 Honorees Revealed (Larry Elder)

    06/19/2014 5:39:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | June 19, 2014
    Los Angeles radio host Larry Elder will also receive a star, being the only one from the radio category to do so.
  • *BOOP*

    06/19/2014 12:04:15 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    dogs and cats ^ | 6/13/14
  • POV launching of a jet fighter off a carrier (video)

    06/17/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    dump.com ^ | 6-16-2014 | NavyMitchell
    VFA-87 Slot Check on board the USS George H. W. Bush.
  • 8 stars whose box office draw is nose diving

    06/16/2014 5:27:52 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” — which debuted June 6 — did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013’s “Oblivion.” In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”). It looks like he’s nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though we’ll see how “Mission: Impossible 5” does when it comes out next year. The 51-year-old is not alone in his midlife crisis: Here are seven more movie stars whose careers are in trouble.
  • Mosul Iraq Historical Photos Match Today's Headlines

    06/13/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Mosul Iraq -- Match Historical Pictures to Today's Headlines Jihadi forces overran Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, this week. Analysts explain Mosul's significance as the center of Iraq's oil-rich areas, the gateway for the Sunni radicals to attack Baghdad, and a debacle for the U.S.-supported Iraqi army. But Mosul also has an ancient history. It was the Biblical city of Nineveh, so large that the Book of Jonah describes it as a "great city of three days journey in breadth." The Assyrian King Sennacherib built a massive palace there on the banks of the Tigris River. We present pictures...
  • Portrait bought for $670 could now be auctioned off for as much as $839,000 Read more:

    06/11/2014 7:41:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6-11-14 | Melanie Greenwood
    Father Jamie MacLeod unknowingly bought the work of Anthony Van Dyck 12 years ago at an antique shop for $670. But after being authenticated by the TV program ‘Antiques Roadshow,’ the portrait could now sell for as much as $839,000 at auction. MacLeod plans to use the money to buy church bells to commemorate the end of WWI. A British priest who picked up a painting for $670 is likely to see it sold at auction for as much as $839,000. The BBC reported that Father Jamie MacLeod found Anthony Van Dyck’s Flemish Baroque work 12 years ago in a...
  • Crazed Woman Attacks Man for Flying Drone (Quadcopter) on Beach

    06/08/2014 2:55:20 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    Youtube/Liveleak | 5/15/2014 | Youtube/Liveleak
    Video of assault Video from Quadcopter
  • Scenes From D-day Then and Now

    06/08/2014 1:43:18 PM PDT · by publius911 · 11 replies
    The Atlantic On Line ^ | On Line June 7,2014 | Tweet-In Focus
    Pictures are worth... No excerpt necessary
  • ‘I’m from a different generation’: Don Henley tears into fans who text, take pictures, etc

    06/07/2014 7:13:32 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 97 replies
    Something Else Reviews ^ | May 21, 2014 | Something Else!
    <p>As Don Henley continues on what has been a well-received, but apparently endless, hits-packed reunion tour with the Eagles, he’s developed a laundry list of audience behaviors that get under his skin.</p> <p>That includes, but is not limited to, fans who stand up, fans who text, fans who take too many pictures and fans who post raw concert videos to YouTube.</p>
  • The Best Parkour (Freerunning) You'll Ever See

    06/07/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 2, 2012 | StuntsAmazing
    What these kids do is amazing.
  • 9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day (2013)

    06/06/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Colossal ^ | 9-25-2013 | Christopher Jobson
    This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours...
  • (Austin music photographer) Burton Wilson 1919 – 2014

    06/06/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 1 replies
    Arts and Labor Austin ^ | June 2014 | Michael Corcoran
    Burton Wilson’s camera was Austin’s memory during the hippie era when, as the saying went, if you could remember it, you weren’t there. The former Vermont farmboy who documented the vibrant scene at the Vulcan Gas Company in the 1960s and the Armadillo World Headquarters in the 1970s passed away Monday morning. He was 95. Wilson got it down while those around him were only concerned with getting down. In the process, he created the defining documents of an enchanting era in Austin’s history. “Burton was one of my mentors,” said photographer Todd V. Wolfson. “He made me want to...
  • Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now

    06/05/2014 1:55:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | June 5, 2014
    Two photographers recently traveled to France, seeking to rephotograph images captured back then. Getty photographer Peter Macdiarmid and Reuters photographer Chris Helgren gathered archive pictures from the 1944 invasion, tracked down the locations, and photographed them as they appear today. Starting with photo number two, all the images are interactive -- click on them to see a transition from 'then' to 'now', and see the difference 70 years can make
  • Video: Are you ready for the Barack Obama workout?

    06/04/2014 3:32:59 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 33 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 4, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    To cleanse the palate. As a confirmed beta male myself, I’m no position to judge — although the eight thousand “Do you even lift, bro?” jokes on Twitter today did make me giggle. Remember back in the summer of 2008, at the zenith of Obamamania, when a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-kilogram, a.k.a. 70-pound, dumbbells? Either that was part of the Hopenchange hype or he’s lost a lot of mass since, so much so that this practically serves as a metaphor for how far he’s fallen. Don’t be too judge-y, though: In his defense, he’s going to...
  • Whoops! Planned Parenthood shows photo of abortion victim on Facebook

    06/03/2014 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    File this one in Planned Parenthood’s “whoopsie” folder to be sure. Nevertheless, up on Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio’s Facebook page at the moment is a photo of an abortion victim, along with half an “ABORTION IS MURDER” sign. Note the “like’s” are all by pro-lifers. Click to enlarge… The event being promoted by Planned Parenthood was a Columbus, Ohio, stop this morning of the “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” bus tour, featuring pro-abortion Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Obviously there to greet Pelosi were pro-life activists, including Created Equal, which noted on Facebook, “How can women succeed so...
  • Watch this rabbit in action!

    06/01/2014 2:27:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 6-1-14 | unknown
    Watch this rabbit in action!
  • Watching Jaws

    06/01/2014 10:49:14 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 68 replies
    My livingroom my 64" Samsung plasma | 6/1/2014 | Eddie01
    duhn duhn duhn duhn duhn duhn
  • Is this Britain's most ideal family? Mother, father and 3 children appear in scores of adverts

    05/30/2014 4:14:30 PM PDT · by equalator · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-29-2014 | Katy Winter
    Meet the Rowleys, a genetically blessed family where mother, father and all three childen all share model looks. And they're making the most of their attractiveness: the family, from Warwick, have appeared in hundreds of adverts - including campaigns for Mothercare, Next, Argos, Aldi, Umbro and Centre Parks - getting paid up to Ł1000 a day to pose for pictures. Father Anthony, 33, mother Kimberley, 31, and children Tilly, five, Maisie, three, and Henry, 18 months, are an advertiser's dream - and collectively they make thousands upon thousands of pounds a year from their photogenic looks.
  • Take a Look Inside Detroit's Secretive Masonic Temple

    05/29/2014 6:32:35 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 43 replies
    CURBED ^ | May 27, 2014 | Paul Beshouri
    In terms of basic creepiness, few buildings in Detroit can match the Masonic Temple. Stained by a century of Detroit soot and weather, the building's limestone exterior is almost comically foreboding. Legends surround the Temple's interior, which is said to contain a labyrinth of rooms, some connected by secret passageways. It's also full of dramatic, unused spaces&#8212;the most famous being an unfinished swimming pool on the sixth floor. Unfortunately, most of the building is off-limits to the public. But with rumors of renovation and a possible loft conversion floating around, we snapped some photos during a recent tour from...
  • Up and Away: Berkeley Freedom Allows French Photographer to Float

    05/28/2014 5:01:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, May 28 2014 | Jonathan Curiel
    The dream first happened in 1994, when Maia Flore was just 7 years old, and it continued on and off for the next nine years: An older man is pushing Flore toward the sea — pushing, pushing — and Flore, almost airborne, gets closer and closer to the water that she's deathly afraid of. It was as if Alfred Hitchcock himself were orchestrating Flore's nocturnal stirrings. In the dream, Flore would always wake up before she entered the waves. "At first, I wondered why this nightmare was coming back. Why did I have just this one nightmare?" says Flore, who's...
  • Please learn to keep covered up, Kate!

    05/28/2014 8:41:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5-28-14 | Amanda Platell
    Oh no, Kate. Not again. How my heart sank when I saw the Duchess has had yet another embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, this time as she prepared to board a helicopter with her husband, William. Pictures published yesterday by a German newspaper show Kate during the royal couple’s recent tour of Australia and New Zealand, when her flimsy Diane von Furstenberg frock was lifted sky-high by a gust from the chopper’s blades, exposing her bare bottom. A cheeky passing photographer managed to capture the Duchess’s rear in all its glory. To make matters more humiliating, Kate appears to be wearing a...
  • The paintings 'made better with cats' [w/pix]

    05/27/2014 1:35:29 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2014 | Genevieve Hassan
    "I lost my mother in 2008 and she left me Zarathustra. I got horrible depression after her death and for two years I was unable to do something creative. By chance a friend asked me 'why don't you make an art project with your cat because he's so funny'.
  • Meet the original Gerber baby: Ann Turner Cook, now 87, on how a drawing.......

    05/26/2014 6:27:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    mail online ^ | Margot Peppers
    FULL TITLE: Meet the original Gerber baby: Ann Turner Cook, now 87, on how a drawing turned her into the most iconic baby in history The woman whose face inspired the Gerber baby drawing has opened up about what it has meant to be such an iconic symbol for nearly nine decades. Ann Turner Cook, now 87, was just a few months old in 1928 when a charcoal sketch of her was selected in a contest to represent Gerber baby food. Little did she know just how important that drawing would be, both for the company and for her. 'I...
  • Pinup photographer, model Bunny Yeager dies at 85

    05/26/2014 7:49:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | may 25, 2014
    Bunny Yeager, a model turned pin-up photographer who helped jump-start the career of then-unknown Bettie Page, died Sunday, her agent said. She was 85 years old. Yeager died at a North Miami hospice where she had been for about a week, her agent, Ed Christin said. Yeager’s legacy is her cultural impact, from pin-up photography and fashion, helping to popularize the bikini, and influencing other artists such as Cindy Sherman, who read Yeager’s guides on photographing nudes and making self-portraits, Christin said. “Anyone in Miami in the 1950s who wanted a bikini would come to her, and she’d make one,”...