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I came across something this morning that I wanted to put on my Amazon wishlist but I got distracted and now I can’t remember what it was and it’s killing me. shit shit shit.
WHAT WAS IT!?!!
Meet New York City’s newest landmark, the Doering-Bohack House! The house, erected c. 1887 and moved to its current site in 1902, was designated at yesterday’s public meeting. An extremely handsome and ornate example of a vernacular frame house type popular in Bushwick in the 1880s and 1890s, of which there are few survivors, it may be the only remaining frame house that retains its original detailing by the prominent Brooklyn architect Theobald Engelhardt. Read more about the house here: http://goo.gl/vxIRAe.
Is Tumblr acting all strange or is it just me?
hink of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of the way a totally mundane occurrence, when captured from just the right angle, can look like a still plucked from a sci-fi film.
Architectural critic Jonathan Glancey defines cities as “zoolike, forestlike places planted with trees and alive with animals.” And thanks to the medium of photography, the goings on of these dense zoos can be captured and made immortal for all the world to see. Whether behind the doors of a New Yorker’s apartment or in the overcrowded streets of a Brazilian shanty town, these everyday happenings are art in motion.
Jackie Higgins’ “The World Atlas of Street Photography," published by Yale University Press, features a compendium of artists and perspectives from around the world, each fearlessly hunting the urban jungle, camera in hand. Today we’re admiring the work of 10 street photographers from the "World Atlas" collection, those interested in freezing city life at its most humorous, disturbing, profound or bizarre. Whether working in Johannesburg, South Africa or Mumbai, India, the following photographers document flickering instants from the theater of the streets, thus revealing how one, small moment can potentially speak to the entire world.
Yesterday The Wall Street Journal, Today The NY Times. I wonder if my photos will be used in any other papers :)
Looking at the images, it’s probably not too surprising that the Lyon-based French photographer finds inspiration from a psychologically darker point of view, including the films of Tim Burton, the writing of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and, especially in the case of “Alter Ego,” the painting Les Enfants Dedreux by Theodore Gericault.
Ramonteu, who has a graduate degree in modern literature and communication, has long been fascinated by the idea of the literary doppelganger and wanted to create a photographic series in which two characters’ relationship—seemingly twins at first view—is confusing.
When you delete images from your digital camera the files are lost forever, not so with film. The mistakes, wrong decisions or bad memories continue to exist somewhere albeit as unwanted artefacts. It used to be possible to find these discarded pictures/negatives on the pavement, in skips, in the trash, but not anymore. I have collected found film/photographs since 2001 but every year I was finding less and less. Now that digital photography has all but taken over, finding film has become extremely rare.
The BBC Pop Up (@bbcpopup) team has spent all of September living in a house right on the edge of the Boulder campus of Colorado University. The issue of sexual assaults at US colleges was raised repeatedly by students we met.
It is a national problem, with studies showing that one in five women will be victims during their time at university.
And it is a serious problem at CU-Boulder too. The college is on the White House’s list of schools suspected of Title IX violations - that’s a law guaranteeing that women in federally-funded universities won’t face discrimination due to their gender and have equitable access to education.
More than 70 schools, including CU-Boulder, are accused of having improperly dealt with sexual assault cases, and are now the target of a federal investigation.
Will curbing fraternity culture help prevent college rapes? Or are they easy targets for a more complex problem?
Benjamin Zand investigated the role fraternity culture plays in sexual assault at CU-Boulder.
In my opinion, Fraternities have always been a breeding ground for that type of behavior. I’m not saying all fraternities or all fraternity members sexually assault people or are rapists. (“#notallfraternities” lol) But it doesn’t take a genius to know that frats historically are known for shitty behavior. Just watch any 80’s movies that takes place on a college campus. I don’t think fraternities should be banned per se, but they need to be closely monitored and people need to be held accountable for their actions. That includes the colleges and universities that try to brush these incidents of sexual assault under the rug. I also feel the same way about college sports by the way.
Tokyo Instagrammer Mamoru Kanai has always been good at riding bicycles, and he creatively shows off his skills in the ongoing series titled Riding Pop. The entire thing appears on Instagram under his username @mamotoraman, and it features him performing one-wheeled bicycle tricks in front of various Tokyo locales. Kanai’s stunts include “wheelies” (standing on the back wheel) and “stoppies” (standing on the front wheel).