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  • The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet

    01/21/2012 6:01:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation law—and all race-based marriage bans—unconstitutional. LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet's intimate images were uncovered by director Nancy Buirski during the...
  • Lady Gaga and ‘Glee’ Lead GLAAD Awards Nominations List [Perversion Honored!]

    01/19/2012 12:20:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle | January 19, 2012
    San Francisco Chronicle 01/19/2012 Lady Gaga and ‘Glee’ Lead GLAAD Awards Nominations List Pop superstar Lady Gaga and hit show “Glee” are among the nominees for this year’s Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards. The “Poker Face” singer has been named as a contender for the outstanding music artist category alongside MEN, Girl in a Coma and Beverly McClellan. “Glee” is in the running for outstanding comedy series, and goes up against other shows including “Modern Family” and “The Big C,” while “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Shameless” have been nominated for outstanding drama series.
  • Yes to Downton Abbey

    01/17/2012 7:37:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | January 17, 2012 | Mona Charen
    JANUARY 17, 2012 1 Yes to Downton Abbey Americans don’t secretly long for aristocracy; they appreciate a good story. By Mona Charen Simon Schama holds a place of honor in our home. Preparing for a trip to London in 2005, we watched his video series “A History of Britain,” over the course of several weeks. Our boys loved it so much that they would chant “Britain! Britain!” after dinner. His history of the French Revolution, Citizens, was masterful. So it’s with the greatest respect that I disagree with him about Downton Abbey, the first television series to keep my interest...
  • Profile of Lady Mary's Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey

    01/17/2012 7:32:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 17, 2012
    JANUARY 2012 Leave it to Downton Abbey to bring out everybody’s inner dowager. “Lady Mary,” a British reporter recently swooned over the show’s leading female character. “Those fabulously arched brows, the porcelain features...the dark-eyed sensuality of her tryst with the Turk. There was surely not a dry eye in the land when she was spurned by cousin Matthew at the end of season one, for snootily, foolishly dithering over his marriage proposal.” Pass the smelling salts, old girl! Then again, it’s tough to discuss the work of Michelle Dockery, who revisits the role of Lady Mary Crawley for a second...
  • For Fans for Downton Abbey- Interview With Julian Fellowes

    01/16/2012 1:19:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 16, 2012
    JANUARY 2012 Julian Fellowes is as English as Earl Grey and clotted cream. As an actor, director and writer, he has continually peeked under the petticoats of British mores and conveyed the details with relish to audiences. His writing of the upstairs-downstairs whodunit Gosford Park won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2002, and his subsequent films Vanity Fair and The Young Victoria established Fellowes as the class-fixated Anglophile’s Anglophile. His two novels, Snobs and Past Imperfect, mined the same dishy blueblood vein, and both were Sunday Times bestsellers. A lifelong Conservative, Fellowes was made a Peer of...
  • Miss America 2012 Contestant Photos

    01/13/2012 10:18:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    January 13, 2012
    Miss America Contestant Pictures 2012
  • Travel Wisconsin

    01/11/2012 4:40:59 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1-5-12 | David Zucker
    What happens when Hollywood director David Zucker unleashes his wacky humor on the historic Riverside Theater and the renowned Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra? You get a little something we're quite familiar with in Wisconsin: fun. You might remember David Zucker as the director of classics like Airplane! and The Naked Gun. But you might not know that David was born and raised right in Shorewood, Wisconsin! This is David's first Wisconsin project in over 40 years, but he sure hasn't forgotten one thing: Wisconsin is fun in every season. See for yourself! Start planning your Wisconsin vacation with accommodations, attractions, and...
  • High, low desert camping offers stark beauty in winter

    01/09/2012 10:25:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 08, 2012 2:50 PM | SOLVEJ SCHOU, For The
    “In day time, in winter, it averages 60 degrees. That’s perfect weather for hiking and rock climbing,” said Cynthia LaSala, who oversees the park’s campgrounds as a supervisory visitor use assistant. “Tent campers prepare for that cold weather at night so they can experience the beautiful days. Part of people wanting to be here during the winter is that there are no crowds. Through December and January, there’s hardly anyone here. You can get your choice of a campsite.”
  • The quiet victory of Mia & the kids Woody left behind

    01/09/2012 9:45:17 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies · 3+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1-8-12 | Maureen Callahan
    As celebrity scandals go, it’s probably second only to the O.J. trial: Woody Allen leaving Mia Farrow, his girlfriend and muse of 14 years, for her adopted teenage daughter Soon-Yi. That was way back in 1992, and what was unthinkable then has long since come to pass: Woody Allen has been forgiven by the public at large. His most recent film, “Midnight in Paris,” has made over $56 million at the US box office to date — his highest-grossing film ever. Along with Elaine May and Ethan Coen, he contributed a one-act play to Broadway’s “Relatively Speaking,” which opened this...
  • They that go down to sea in ships

    01/08/2012 10:24:48 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Jan 09,2012 | swampsniper
    They that go down to sea in ships, that do business in great waters: These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 107th Psalm
  • [Caption This Photo] Trenton and Santa Monica, Jan. 2012

    01/08/2012 12:20:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 01/06/2012
    Trenton, NJ (left) and Santa Monica, CA (right)
  • Masterpiece Theater - Downton Abbey 2 (Season 2 starts tomorrow night)

    01/07/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by randita · 137 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/7/12 | PBS
    Program: Masterpiece Episode: Downton Abbey 2: The Critics Can't Stop Talking The critics can't stop talking about Downton Abbey season 2 on MASTERPIECE! Watch the season premiere, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at 9/8C. See why USA Today's Robert Bianco said "Lightning can strike twice" and US Weekly declared "With six Emmys and an endorsement from Will and Kate, the delicious period drama returns, and is even more grandly addictive." Duration: (1:00) Premiere Date: 01/08/2012 Episode Expires: Never TV Rating: NR
  • Camera Manual Library

    01/06/2012 7:19:26 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    BUTKUSMANUALS ^ | Jan 06,2012 | swampsniper
    It just occured to me that although I've been enjoying this site for a long time I've never passed on the link.This site has owners manuals for many older cameras and flashes.It's free to download but the site is supported by donations, so kick in a couple of bucks.If you've ever tried to hunt down an old manual the value of this collection is obvious.SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BEFORE YOU SEND MONEY TO ANYONE!!!
  • Vintage Photography/ Camera Ads

    01/06/2012 11:38:24 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    VINTAGEADBROWSER ^ | Jan 06,2012 | swampsniper
    Photography related ads from 1880 into the 1990s.
  • Woman Scratches, Rubs Butt Over $30M Painting

    01/05/2012 9:28:20 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 122 replies
    NBC S.Cal ^ | 1/5/12 | Greg Wilson
    A Colorado woman dropped her pants at a museum and rubbed her rear end all over a painting valued at $30 million, according to police. Carmen Tisch, 36, was arrested after scratching, punching and, well, rubbing her butt against Clyfford Still's "1957-J no.2" and causing an estimated $10,000 damage to the artwork at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. Police believe she was drunk during the late December incident. "You have to wonder where her friends were," a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office told the Denver Post. Tisch was charged with felony criminal mischief on Wednesday and has been...
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't: Time Cloak Created

    01/05/2012 2:03:02 AM PST · by Captain Beyond · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1-4-2012 | Associated Press
    AP Photo/Heather Deal, Cornell University Scientists demonstrate how they have have created a new invisibility technique that doesnt just cloak an object -- like in Harry Potter books and movies -- but masks an entire event by briefly bending the speed of light around an event. In this illustratio, an art thief walks into a museum and steasl a painting without setting off laser beam alarms or even showing up on surveillance cameras. WASHINGTON – It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have...
  • PayPal Tells A Buyer To Destroy A $2,500 Antique Violin Instead Of Returning It For A Refund

    01/04/2012 4:06:38 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-4-12 | Kim Bhasin
    PayPal is feeling the wrath of the viral web yet again, fresh off of a spat with Regretsy that unleashed a wave of negative PR. What did it do this time? An eBay seller named Erica sent a letter in to Regretsy outlining a recent experience with PayPal that cost her what is apparently a $2,500 antique violin. According to Erica, she sold the violin to a buyer in Canada, who disputed the label. PayPal declared the violin "counterfeit" (which Erica says there's no such thing in the violin world), and told the buyer to destroy the violin if he...
  • New study shows architecture, arts degrees yield highest unemployment

    01/04/2012 1:23:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2012 | By Peter Whoriskey
    College kids may choose to spend their campus days studying the glories of Plato, Shakespeare and Le Corbusier. But, as a new study points out, there may be a steep price to pay. Recent college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture experienced significantly higher rates of joblessness, according to a study being released Wednesday by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Among recent college graduates, those with the highest rates of unemployment had undergraduate degrees in architecture (13.9 percent), the arts (11.1 percent) and the humanities (9.4 percent), according to the study. The recent...
  • Dilemma and obligation question

    01/04/2012 12:27:14 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 23 replies
    I was unintelligent and posted an item on Craig's List for an amount that I thought it might move. I get a bite immediately and the guy haggles further to get me to include the shipping. My wife then hears what I've done and looks up on the internet a similar item listed for oh, say, 35 times more. How obligated am I to go through with the deal? The guy knows the true value of this item, where I did not. Now that I do, is it too late to renegotiate or am I obligated to receive his money...
  • New 'silent camera' apps cause plague of voyeurism in Japan - and some are on sale in West

    01/03/2012 3:33:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/03/12 | Rob Waugh
    New 'silent camera' apps cause plague of voyeurism in Japan - and some are on sale in West 60 per cent rise in illicit photography Apps let users take photos - but only show innocent-looking emails on screen Silent camera apps already on sale in West By Rob Waugh Last updated at 12:55 AM on 3rd January 2012 Most smartphone cameras have a built-in shutter noise to prevent the camera being used to take pictures without people's consent. But a new wave of 'silent' apps - some specifically designed for voyeurism - have been blamed for a huge rise in...