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  • Edvard Munch's 'Scream' to go under the hammer

    03/07/2012 12:40:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A version of "The Scream", one of the world's most famous paintings and an iconic image of despair, will go on sale this May in New York, where it is expected to fetch at least $80 million, Sotheby's auctioneers said on Tuesday. Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend and patron of "Scream" painter Edvard Munch, owns the work, which will go on the block in New York on May 2nd, headlining the Impressionist and Modern Art sales. Sotheby's described "The Scream" as "one of the most instantly recognizable images in both art history and popular culture, perhaps...
  • Life Fest Film Festival-----Be the change you want to see in Hollywood!

    03/05/2012 9:26:00 PM PST · by restorecivilsociety · 2 replies
    Do you love films? Are you passionately pro-life? Then Life Fest Film Festival is just for you! Life Fest is the film festival dedicated to showcasing films that reinforce the intrinsic worth of innocent human life and the profound significance of each life. We are not just limited to abortion. This is our second annual festival, which will be held the weekend of May 5 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Last year, we had well-known pro-life actors and actresses like Charlie Holliday, Clint Howard, Mell Flynn, Deborah Flora, Johnathan Flora, and AlfonZo Rachel in attendance. This...
  • An Absurdly Cool Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Jurassic Park Dinosaur Puppets

    03/05/2012 6:24:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 5, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    An Absurdly Cool Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Jurassic Park Dinosaur Puppets The late great Stan Winston was one of the undisputed masters of cinematic effects. With his team of make-up artists and puppeteers, Winston gave such films as Aliens and Predator an otherworldly sheen that's been seared into the collective memory of moviegoers for decades. And on the Stan Winston School's YouTube account, there are tons of behind-the-scenes reels of the dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park films. Behold amazing footage of the velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus hanging out casually with their human puppet masters.
  • Ah, but Can Photoshop Do This?

    03/05/2012 11:23:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2012 | William Meyers
    It really isn't fair: Jerry Uelsmann, who was born in 1934, had to devise ingenious darkroom techniques to create surrealistic images that nowadays anyone competent with Photoshop can produce with ease. But being able to reverse positive and negative versions of a photograph and to merge two or more photographs into a single composition are only the mechanical aspects of Mr. Uelsmann's art. The indispensable element of his work is his ability to envision images that are totally impossible, but absolutely right. It takes more than the most complex computer program to do that. "The Mind's Eye," a retrospective of...
  • Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins

    03/04/2012 12:08:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins We're going to have to wait until season three of The Walking Dead TV show to see the zombie-filled prison. But if you're near Nashville, you can visit the Tennessee State Prison, an abandoned penitentiary. It looks like the zombies got to it first. Even before it fell into decay, this prison suffered plenty of woes at the hands of its prisoners. In 1902, a group of prisoners blew out a wing of the facility, killing one prisoner and allowing others to escape (two were never...
  • [Original "Star Wars" Concept Artist] Ralph McQuarrie Has Died

    03/04/2012 5:12:20 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 10 replies
    Empire Magazine ^ | 04MAR12 | James White
    The world of science fiction and fantasy art and design has lost one of its true legends as Ralph McQuarrie died today at the age of 82. McQuarrie began his design career after moving to California from Indiana in the early 1960s. While he started out working as a technical illustrator for Boeing, he also found jobs designing film posters and providing animation elements for CBS News coverage of the Apollo space program. An offer to work on concept art for a film project followed, and his designs caught the eye of director George Lucas, who had an ideal for...
  • Is life any better than a squirrel's life

    03/03/2012 10:21:59 PM PST · by jwsea55 · 10 replies
    Does life get any better than this? Ah, I only wish there was more sun.
  • (Nerd Alert!) Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them

    03/03/2012 12:28:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 78 replies · 1+ views
    IO9 ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them The original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," included a lot more of the scenes where Vina is turned into a green Orion slavegirl who dances for Captain Pike — but they were cut because they were too saucy for prime time television. Now, some rare Trek behind-the-scenes pictures include a brand new look at the unshown parts of Vina's dance sequence. Including a part where the poor slavegirl gets whipped. Turns out being an Orion slavegirl isn't all dancing and quoting poetry. Tom Redlaw, aka Bird of...
  • NEW TOY

    03/03/2012 11:32:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    self | Mar. 03, 2012 | swampsniper
    It's a given in bird and critter photography that closer is always better but a big lens will work too.This is a Sigma 400mm f5.6 in Minolta A mount. In this pic it's on my Minolta Maxxum XTsi but it also fits my Sony. On the Sony it is equivalent to 600mm.This lens was made in the mid 80s but can pass for new, not a blemish on it anywhere.
  • Kodak Kills Off Its Color Reversal Films

    03/01/2012 5:40:05 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies · 5+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Mar. 01, 2012 | swampsniper
    Kodak announced today that it has decided to discontinue its color reversal (AKA slide) films due to a steady decrease in sales and usage. The films discontinued are Ektachrome E100G/E100VS and Elite Chrome Extra Color 100. The company estimates that based on current sales pace, you’ll still be able to purchase the discontinued films for about six to nine months. If you were a loyal Kodak slide film shooter, it’ll soon be time to switch over to negative film or to Fujifilm color reversal films.
  • Kodak to Kill Off Its Camera Business

    03/01/2012 5:37:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies · 9+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Mar. 01, 2012 | swampsniper
    Kodak, the company that invented the first digital camera back in 1975, announced today that it is pulling out of the camera market entirely. The phasing out of digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and digital picture frames will likely happen by the end of June. Instead, the company will be focusing on licensing out its patents and brand name (much like Polaroid does), and on inkjet photo printing. Although Kodak wasn’t a big player in the digital camera space, it was once a dominant camera maker in the days of film. The original Kodak Brownie helped popularize consumer photography and...
  • Tokyo and Kyoto Photolog by Jim Caldwell

    02/29/2012 10:14:13 AM PST · by jwsea55 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Tokyo & Kyoto Photolog by Jim Caldwell ^ | 2/28/2012 | Jim Caldwell
    How did I end up in Japan a month after the Fukushima disaster? Life of late had been far more work than anything. With too much comp time, it was time for another adventure. Time to make it a series of adventures. I started out in a place nicknamed paradise, Hawaii, the North Shore to be even more specific. The North Shore in the winter times means big surf. With water in the 70s and the air in the 70s to 80s, how could this combo not be Paradise? My next stop was two weeks in Tokyo and Kyoto. The...
  • Awards Tour 2012: Razzie Awards Nominations

    02/28/2012 8:21:18 PM PST · by Bullish · 5 replies
    Rotten tomatoes ^ | 2-27-2012 | RT staff
    Every year, the Golden Raspberry Awards, better known simply as The Razzies, set out to (dis)honor the very worst in cinema. Leading the pack this year is Adam Sandler's cross-dressing comedy Jack & Jill with 14 nominations, making it just the fourth film in the 32-year history of the awards to receive more nominations than there are actual categories. For those of you interested in becoming voting members in the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, you'll find all the information you'll need here. For the rest of you, see below for all of this year's undistinguished nominees!
  • Camera advise

    02/26/2012 12:10:37 PM PST · by YankeeMagic · 61 replies · 2+ views
    I am looking to upgrade my camera. I have a point and shoot Sony. I am looking for better quality pictures and the ability to take pictures of my son playing sports (fast speed no blur). Having said this, I am a total novice.. any advice?
  • Act of Valor Stephen Baldwin And Kevin McCullough

    02/25/2012 7:50:40 PM PST · by X3MEDIA · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/25/12 | XtreMEDIA
    Listen now on the Radio to hear this serious discussion on the polarizing views of the Left vs. The Right on the blockbuster film Act of Valor. Watch live at HTTP://www.thebingethinker.com email alex@x3media.net with your comments after listening to the show for a chance to win a free TheBingeThinker.com t shirt. Listen in live now on 970am.com
  • FLIGHT

    02/25/2012 4:28:13 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 54 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Feb 25, 2012 | swampsniper
    Playing with Windows Movie Maker, the version in Win7. All these shots are with my Sony A200, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine.
  • Oscar's Only Human: The 10 Biggest Academy Awards Blunders

    02/25/2012 2:59:30 PM PST · by OddLane · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2012 | Chris Queen
    Jack Haley, Jr. hit upon a brilliant idea. The producer of the 1979 Oscars telecast devised a special medley of hit songs the Academy never nominated. Steve Lawrence and Sammy Davis, Jr. would perform it at the ceremony. The Academy’s Music Branch protested, but when Haley and host Johnny Carson threatened to walk they relented. A smash hit, the audience applauded “Oscar’s Only Human” throughout and treated the performers to a prolonged ovation. **** Oscar is only human, and he’s made some terrible mistakes over the years. From controversial wins to unfortunate slights to sins of showmanship, the Academy Awards...
  • An Afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    02/24/2012 12:02:52 PM PST · by ml/nj · 21 replies · 1+ views
    ML/NJ
    On Wednesday I went into NYC and spent the entire afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was most interested to visit the newly renovated "American Wing." I admit to being a bit frightened by the idea of a renovation because I always like the American Wing the way it was, which was a little bit unusual. Paintings covered most of the walls nearly up to the ceilings. The only other museum I can recall that was like this was the old Barnes Museum in (or near) Philadelphia. I couldn't find a picture of an old American Wing gallery...
  • Actual Photograph of a Muslim Kissing a Pig

    02/23/2012 7:09:58 PM PST · by varmintman · 39 replies · 2+ views
  • Question: Obama Graphic

    02/23/2012 4:34:32 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 11 replies
    Feb 23, 2012
    Question: Does anyone have a graphic of Barack Obama as the Grim Reaper with Scythe? I'd like one with Obama under the hood, going after a new born baby, or the US Dollar. It'll go great with Newt's comments from the Arizona Debate.
  • Beautiful Sunset Photos

    02/22/2012 1:04:54 PM PST · by jwsea55 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75866963@N03/ ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jim Caldwell
    Pretty cool series of sunsets in Redondo Beach, CA by Jim Caldwell. Enjoy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/75866963@N03/
  • Incredible Underwater Photos of Dogs Retrieving Balls

    02/21/2012 10:30:13 AM PST · by OneVike · 40 replies
    Gate ^ | 2/21/12 | Chuck Wolk
    You might think you know what a dog would look like as it dives below the surface of water to retrieve a ball, but check out these photos and think again. When you see photos of dogs diving for a ball that is sinking into a pool, you will be amazed how surreal the near weightless conditions of the water makes the dog look. These shots are priceless in the way they capture a dog's lips going flying as if the wind is blowing at them while making their ears and fur flatten back against their body. Watching a...
  • Nikon to Stop Making Parts Available to Unauthorized Camera Repair Shops

    02/20/2012 11:06:31 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies · 1+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | swampsniper
    In mid-January, Nikon sent an letter out to independent camera repair technicians across the US, informing them that “it will no longer make repair parts available for purchase by repair facilities that have not been authorized by Nikon Inc. to perform camera repairs.” After July 13th, 2012, unauthorized repair shops will no longer be able to repair Nikon cameras
  • These Images Of Dogs Diving Underwater Are Terrifying And Bewitching

    02/20/2012 1:24:49 PM PST · by OneVike · 53 replies · 36+ views
    GATE ^ | 2/20/12 | Chuck Wolk
    You might think you know what a dog would look like as it dives below the surface of water to retrieve a ball, but check out these photos and think again. When you see photos of dogs diving for a ball that is sinking into a pool, you will be amazed how surreal the near weightless conditions of the water makes the dog look. These shots are priceless in the way they capture a dog's lips going flying as if the wind is blowing at them while making their ears and fur flatten back against their body. Watching a...
  • Has anyone eaten at the Original Tommy's Hamburgers , in Los Angeles?

    02/19/2012 3:22:10 PM PST · by narses · 82 replies
    Lent approaches, time to remember and indulge!
  • Larry Elder: Whitney Houston Critics Called Her 'Too White' -- Black Republicans Can Relate

    02/15/2012 10:15:17 PM PST · by emax · 19 replies
    Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. Most articles about her death said something like, "Houston struggled with drug and alcohol problems for years ..." But Houston also struggled with something else that black Republicans and black non-Democrats can understand: ridicule and ostracism for "selling out," or "acting white," or not being "black enough." Ebony, the black monthly magazine, wrote about the then-27-year-old: "Black disc jockeys have chided her for 'not having soul' and being 'too white.' ... She was booed at the Soul Train Music Awards. ... It's enough to drive a good Christian girl to drink, drugs...
  • New to Macs, help with Lightroom, please.

    02/14/2012 2:23:58 PM PST · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 29 replies · 1+ views
    me | 2/14/12 | me
    We are new to apple/macs, and our Lightroom software has gone a bit glitchy. Apparently I have the dreaded beach ball spiral of death or something like that. When we try to edit photos we get this beach ball spiral symbol in our software window. It almost acts like it needs reinstalling but some blogs I've read said that does not work. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  • Scuba dooby doo: Amazing photos of the dogs who love to play fetch underwater

    02/13/2012 7:00:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/13/12 | Jill Reilly
    This is what you call the underwater doggy paddle. Photographer Seth Casteel watched a series of pets diving into the water - many chasing a ball - and the result is lost of gnashers, bubbles and some incredible photographs. ~~SNIP~~ Some dogs looked more menacing as they bared their teeth to grab the balls, but a few of them don't even have a ball to chase and just look like they are posing for the shoot. Some dogs appeared to be better swimmers than others, with a few diving down to the bottom of the pool, while the less adventurous...
  • "Z" on TCM tonight

    02/13/2012 5:03:56 PM PST · by P.O.E. · 11 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/12 | Vanity
    Costa-Gavras gripping political film "Z" on TCM tonight (8PM eastern). Whatever your leanings, there's something to infuriate and fascinate you in one of my favorite films. An acquired taste, but I highly recommend it.
  • Tech Question - Music

    02/13/2012 8:06:31 AM PST · by pabianice · 16 replies
    2/13/12
    A friend has sent me a youtube video of her musical group playing. How can I download the video sound track to my iTunes playlist? Thanks.
  • What Was Whitney Houston's Best Song? [Saving All My Love For You and National Anthem at Super Bowl]

    02/11/2012 8:34:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2012 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    What Was Whitney Houston's Best Song? By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper Singing superstar Whitney Houston has died at age 48, her publicist reported Saturday. Few details on the cause or circumstances of the singer's death were immediately available, though her life was troubled by drug use. Whatever the facts of her death, fans are left with memories of some of the most stunning and powerful songs ever recorded by a female artist. Here are some of the songs we will remember Houston by. "Didn't We Almost Have It All?"
  • Caption This Photo (Terminator and Rambo)

    02/10/2012 3:17:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Whosay ^ | 02/08/12
  • Kodak to Kill Off Its Camera Business

    02/09/2012 10:22:06 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | swampsniper
    Shocking news: Kodak, the company that invented the first digital camera back in 1975, announced today that it is pulling out of the camera market entirely. The phasing out of digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and digital picture frames will likely happen by the end of June. Instead, the company will be focusing on licensing out its patents and brand name
  • Pictured: The snowy owls invading the continental U.S.

    02/06/2012 7:31:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2012 | Staff
    These are the snowy owls attracting quite a crowd of onlookers across America as an ‘unbelievable’ mass migration continues to grow. Bird enthusiasts are reporting rising numbers of the Arctic birds winging into the lower 48 states this winter in a mass southern migration. Some states as far south as Texas are reporting sightings of the bird that is as white as the driven snow.
  • Vanity - Need help identifying people in an old photo

    02/05/2012 9:24:29 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 31 replies · 1+ views
    myself
    I have an old photo of men I've been told were some Red Sox baseball players who were dining at a restaurant back in the late 1960's. There are 3 of them in the picture. It was likely 1968 to maybe as late as 1970. It was probably during Spring training because it was taken in central Florida. Does anyone here know how I can track down living members of the team to see if any of them can identify them? I have been told they may be Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Lonborg, and Tony Conigliaro, but when I look at...
  • The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions

    02/05/2012 5:05:06 PM PST · by TrueKnightGalahad · 54 replies · 3+ views
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1 February 2012 | Unknown
    These are all the major ones. Do not attempt any of them unless you have professional experience with (a) sleeping and (b) being some kind of a cat.
  • JUST DUCKY

    02/04/2012 4:41:09 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    net | Feb 04, 2012 | swampsniper
    Hooded Mergansers for the most part. I used to see a greater variety when I was hunting, I can't get far enough off the road these days.
  • Dad Photoshopped Into Son's Wedding Pictures

    02/02/2012 8:52:45 AM PST · by Sopater · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 31, 2012
    When Brian Shoop’s dad was unexpectedly unable to make it to his wedding because of a sudden illness, the groom’s sister got creative with photoshop to crack him up.
  • Mona Lisa’s ‘twin sister’ discovered in Spain’s Prado art museum

    02/02/2012 3:36:53 AM PST · by Daffynition · 81 replies
    TorontoStar.com ^ | Feb 01 2012 | Sinikka Tarvainen
    MADRID—Spain’s Prado art museum said Wednesday it had discovered an unusual copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “La Gioconda,” painted by one of the master’s pupils at the same time that the original was being completed. The copy had been on display at the Madrid art museum for years without experts being aware of its importance. A routine restoration led experts to discover that the dark background behind the female figure popularly known as Mona Lisa had been added afterward and that it covered an Italian landscape similar to that in da Vinci’s original.
  • Nikon P510 Offers Highest Zoom Ratio Ever Seen in a Compact Camera

    02/01/2012 9:39:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 106 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 03, 2012 | swampsniper
    Nikon has unveiled a new superzoom compact camera called the P510 that offers a ridiculous 42x optical zoom — the highest zoom ratio ever seen in such a camera. In 35mm terms, the lens goes from a 24mm on the wide-angle side to a 1000mm on the telephoto end. The 16.1MP camera also boasts a 3-inch LCD screen, 1080p video recording, GPS, 5fps continuous shooting, and ISO 3200. It’ll hit store shelves later this month with a price tag of $430.
  • My Front Yard, Mostly

    01/28/2012 11:02:43 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies
    self | Jan 29, 2012 | swampsniper
    Most of these are in my front yardIt's sort of wild, just cleared enough to walk around a bit. I'm not the type to push a lawnmower around.I'm far enough into the woods that no one has to see it but me anyway. action=view&current=FROG_ANIM.jpg" target="_blank">
  • From the Swamp

    01/28/2012 10:27:44 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 35 replies
    self | Jan 29, 2012 | swampsniper
    No new stuff, these are from the archives, some going back several years.Various cameras, I've worn out several. I believe they were made to be used
  • Pollock's Legend Still Splattered On Art World

    01/28/2012 5:09:29 PM PST · by Borges · 77 replies
    NPR ^ | 1/28/12
    Even a century since his birth, American "splatter artist" Jackson Pollock still provokes heated debate about the very definition of art. Was a man who placed a canvas on the floor and dripped paint straight from the can actually creating a work of art? "It's very hard if you try to build the paint up to this extent with this many colors and not achieve mud," says National Gallery of Art curator Harry Cooper. "He didn't achieve mud here — I think he achieved something quite beautiful," Cooper tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "And in the...
  • GOT MY DUCKS IN A ROW

    01/26/2012 1:57:01 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    self | Jan 26,2012 | swampsniper
    I got out for a while yesterday, a nice sunny day. I was riding with a friend who just isn't in to lurking around mud holes so I really couldn't get serious.I got these pretty little Hooded Mergansers moving down a pond.
  • SF "artist" melts guns into art

    01/25/2012 2:38:24 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Watch as a WW2 Colt 45 is melted into useless "art". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtFX3JBYsIg
  • How I Became A Downton Abbey Addict

    01/22/2012 2:47:29 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 22, 2012 | Lizz Winstead
    How I Became A Downton Abbey Addict Yes, I know it's just a glossy drama about the idle rich and their servants, but these idle rich are so classy compared with ours Lizz Winstead 22 January 2012 1 I was in a year and a half into a self-imposed sequestration trying to finally make a book deadline – and panicking because I was endlessly derailed by obsessively following the race to the bottom-feeders better known as the Republican nomination process. I should not have allowed another shiny object into my life. But what harm could streaming a little British show...
  • Seeking camera advice (vanity)

    01/21/2012 10:07:27 AM PST · by FourPeas · 64 replies
    The mush between my ears | 21 Jan 2012 | moi
    I've done a bit of looking for a camera for my 12yo son, with little success. Hopefully some more knowledgeable FReepers can give me some good advice. I want a camera that he can use to actually learn about photography, not just use to take pictures. I'd like a camera that has the capabilities to manually set shutter speed and aperture, not just one with a lot of snazzy automatic features. Actually, I'm afraid all those features will just get in the way. At the same time, I'm not looking to spend more than a couple hundred dollars. I have...
  • Photographer captures disturbing images of children puffing on cigarettes

    01/21/2012 10:07:19 AM PST · by Daffynition · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21st January 2012 | Lydia Warren
    Cherubic cheeks framed with gentle ringlets - they are the faces of innocence and beauty. But with cigarettes lingering between their fingers or pipes perched between their lips, their images are repulsive. In an attempt to play the attractiveness and vulgarity of smoking off each other, Belgian photographer Frieke Janssens has captured 15 eerie images of children puffing on cigarettes, cigars or pipes in a collection entitled 'The Beauty of an Ugly Addiction'.
  • 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.