Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Emperor of Time

The strange and sordid tale of Eadweard Muybridge, the man who accidentally invented motion pictures. The film is told from the point of view of Muybridge’s abandoned son and viewed completely through a nineteenth century early cinema contraption called a … Continue reading

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The problem with Brazil (and it’s not socialism)

Originally posted on Notes On Liberty:
The problem with Brazil is not Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. It’s not the Worker’s Party. It’s not Socialism. Certainly one of the most important politicians in Brazilian History was Getulio Vargas. Vargas came…

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‘Rip Van Winkle’ plants hide underground for up to 20 years –

Scores of plant species are capable of living dormant under the soil for up to 20 years, enabling them to survive through difficult times, a new study has found. An international team of academics has found that at least 114 … Continue reading

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Banksy Releases New Miniature Walled Off Hotel Souvenir Series

Banksy’s year-old project in Bethlehem,The Walled Off Hotel (previously), has just released a new set of souvenirs exclusively available in the hotel shop. The series of works, which are each hand painted by local artists, depict the West Bank barrier in a crumbling … Continue reading

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Artful Swirls of Plastic Marine Debris Documented in Images by Photographer Mandy Barker

EVERY… snowflake is different (detail) © Mandy Barker. Ingredients; white marine plastic debris objects collected in two single visits to a nature reserve on the East Coast of England.   PENALTY – Europe © Mandy Barker. 633 marine plastic debris … Continue reading

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Las Fallas 2018- Valencia’s biggest fiesta

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Originally posted on Who run the world:
Las Fallas is perhaps the loudest and smokiest Spanish fiesta going… With firecrackers, fireworks, marching bands, and parades, it’s the busiest and loudest time of the year for Valencians. Although the official fiesta…

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Northern Quarter, Manchester

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Random and Weird Phone Shots – Your Dad What?

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Your dad sells Avon.

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The Storytellers Reading to Cuba’s Cigar Factory Workers

Great Big Story Published on 18 Apr 2018 SUBSCRIBED 2.2M Cuba is world-renowned for its cigars. But there’s a deeper story behind their creation. As per a tradition that started in 1865, storytellers, or “lectores,” stand at a platform reading … Continue reading

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Colorful illustrations of well-known Japanese sights by Beijing-based graphic designer See Visual. Having visited most of these sights myself on a recent trip to Japan, he has managed to capture the feel of these locations through his graphic interpretation and … Continue reading

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