Monthly Archives: January 2017

Artist Windy Chien Unearths Obscure Knots Everyday for an Entire Year | Colossal

In January of 2016, artist Windy Chien devoted herself to learning a new knot every day for a year, tying a total of 366 by December 31st (2016 was a leap year). Although 366 knots might seem like a staggering number, it … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Celebration comes to Manchester Central Library

Originally posted on Manchester Childrens Book Festival:
Magic comes to Manchester Central Library this Saturday, with a day of Harry Potter themed events and activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Attendees are encouraged…

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Shopper Saves Parent & Child from Knife Attack

Have a go heroism is often discouraged because it can easily turn very ugly indeed for the Good Samaritan. Not in this case though. Whilst in the car park of the Morrisons store on Poplar Street, Failsworth, Manchester, one shopper…

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Bakhtin’s Carnival and the Grotesque Body as Applied to Lazarillo de Tormes

Originally posted on Christopher Conway:
Mikhail Bakhtin, in his landmark study Rabelais and His World (1968), defined and explored two concepts that have been of immeasurable value to cultural historians and literary critics: the carnivalesque and the grotesque body. The…

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Breaking Esterotypes: Brazilian Carnival

Originally posted on Debora Wolf | Fashion Stylist | Produtora de Moda:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil I remember one of my very first experiences when I came to New York few years ago. I don’t know the year, but it was February.…

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History Doesn’t Repeat but it Rhymes

Originally posted on BUCKYIDEAS:
January 30, 2017 – We have been here before. A progressive president named Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House and boldly called for a transition to clean energy. The result was a full court…

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Carnival in Emilia-Romagna: Where to Go

Originally posted on Bologna Uncovered:
Float being paraded in Cento, at Emilia-Romagna’s most prestigious Carnival celebration. (Photo credit: Apt Servizi Emilia-Romagna) February in Italy is all about Carnevale (and the Sanremo Music Festival, but that’s another story). The festive season…

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When is it too much?

Originally posted on Bond Aboveboard:
Right now in Louisiana many are celebrating the carnival season. We are eating King Cakes at parties, at work, and in classrooms. These decadent confections are stuffed with cinnamon and sugar or cream cheese or…

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Tattoos Inspired by Amazonian Tribes – Brian Gomes

Originally posted on The Dancing Rest:
“Tattoos are the ripe fruit of the soul. They are our inner beauty.” Brian Gomes Influenced by Brazilian and Peruvian tribes, Brian Gomes believes our physical form reflects our spiritual life. “He spreads spiritual intention with each…

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MSS at Michael and Luciana’s wedding at Nunsmere Hall in Cheshire

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