Disaster Capitalism Won’t Save Us

Can we buy our way out of a warming planet? Probably not, but advertisers will still try to sell Californians respirator masks as they flee historic wildfires. In this episode of The Idea File, Atlantic staff writer Alexis Madrigal explains how disaster capitalism will respond as weather conditions worsen due to climate change.

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Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads [updated] | Land art, Cornelia konrads, Installation art

German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view.[…]

Source: Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads [updated] | Land art, Cornelia konrads, Installation art

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Banksy by Underdog Gallery

This was the image used for the last call for applications for Art Fair East 2017  for the major East of England international art fair.

Source: Opportunity for regional artists to exhibit alongside world famous names | Banksy prints, Banksy art, Banksy artwork

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A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Faces His Own Death

Herbert Fingarette once argued that there was no reason to fear death. At 97, his own mortality began to haunt him, and he had to rethink everything. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/ind…

“Being 97” was directed by Andrew Hasse (http://www.ftrmgc.com). It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.

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Sanderlings and sand dunes — Dear Kitty. Some blog

After 17 January 2020 in the Schoorlse Duinen nature reserve came 18 January. When we walked towards the North Sea, as this photo shows. It is a Lensbaby photo, like all photos of this blog post. The morning had started with three great tits and a chaffinch. As we walked, we passed a birch polypore […]

Sanderlings and sand dunes — Dear Kitty. Some blog
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Great tit evolution adapting to birdfeeders

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2015 video from Britain shows great tits and blue tits at a feeder.

From the University of East Anglia in England:

Evolution in your back garden: Great tits may be adapting their beaks to birdfeeders

October 19, 2017

A British enthusiasm for feeding birds may have caused UK great tits to have evolved longer beaks than their European counterparts, according to new research.

The findings, published in Science, identify for the first time the genetic differences between UK and Dutch great tits which researchers were then able to link to longer beaks in UK birds.

Using genetic and historical data, the research team also found that the differences in beak length had occurred within a relatively short time frame. This led them to speculate that there may be a link with the relatively recent practice of putting out food for garden birds.

The research is an international…

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Anatomy of a Song w/ Marc Myers: Earth Wind & Fire – “September”

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CCXLIII — Edge of Humanity Magazine

he never smiled

we drank our beers

stepping down from bar stool

he wished me luck

and

mumbled

“my cane

my only friend”

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CCXLIII — Edge of Humanity Magazine
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Esquerda Online: Fighting back is the only way out of Bolsonaro’s Brazil — No Borders

Brazil dominates Latin America’s economy. And although the coup in Bolivia, uprisings in Chile, Ecuador, and Columbia, Trump’s threats against Iran, Australian megafires, mass strikes in India and France, anti-government protests in Lebanon, and the British elections have pushed Brazil off the front of the international pages, what happens in Brazil will go a long […]

Esquerda Online: Fighting back is the only way out of Bolsonaro’s Brazil — No Borders
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Milton Nascimento / Maria Maria / Far Out Recordings — Ban Ban Ton Ton

Until I started writing this review I never knew that the first traders in African slaves were Portuguese. The bandeirantes, in the 16th Century. That Brazil received more slaves than any other country. Nearly 5 million between 1501 and 1866, who built the nation’s economy on sugar, gold, diamonds and then coffee. That Brazil was […]

Milton Nascimento / Maria Maria / Far Out Recordings — Ban Ban Ton Ton
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