Tag Archives: Culture

“I Hate Love!” by Stanley Kubrick, 1950

  Kubrick’s 1950 still of a young woman, with her back to the camera, holding a lipstick with which she has written “I HATE LOVE” on a white fence. If captured on the wing, would it be more of a … Continue reading

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For Sale: Thai Temple Oil Lantern

I bought this beautiful oil lantern in Thailand many years ago and have never used it. I believe it is designed for outside use (inside it would create soot and CO). I’ve used a flickering LED pumpkin light in it … Continue reading

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What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Wall on the Mexican Border

Much of the resistance to Drumpf’s edicts comes not from the media, or Democrats, or the millions of people who voted against him, it comes from science. You know, actual facts, not ‘alternative’ (i.e. made up) facts. Many of the … Continue reading

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Awesome .gif’s of Old B&W Photos Transitioned to Color

  Watching the transition of these vintage images from B&W to color brings them alive. Source: Dynamichrome by Jordan Lloyd “The craft of adding color to black and white photographs has been around as long as the medium of photography. … Continue reading

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Rare Tribal and Asian Art at the 2017 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show

The 2017 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show opens at Fort Mason Center on February 9 with a wondrous assortment of art from a variety of indigenous sources. Says John Strusinski, who founded Los Angeles-based Primary Source 28 year … Continue reading

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Hermosas Mujeres y Sus Trajes de Baño (Capítulo 10)

For the 10th collection here of beautiful women of the past, I present the bathing beauty edition. Ample proof that it is not the amount of bare skin presented that defines sexiness. The first section is from the Golden Age of Hollywood: The … Continue reading

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(Get Your .Gifs) on Route 66

Natalie Slater was inspired after taking her Mother Road Revisited project to Houston Foto Fest to make .gifs out of her images from the exhibition. Below are a few of the 30+ images. They start with older photographs (ca.1930-1970) and dissolve to her 2013 pictures. All were taken along Route 66 … Continue reading

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Happy Alexander Hamilton Day!

Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755. He was an American statesman and one of my favorite Founding Fathers. Hamilton was born out of wedlock in Charlestown, British West Indies, to a mother of French Huguenot and British ancestry,and a … Continue reading

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Cobra Gypsies: the Kalbelya of Rajasthan

Filmmaker Raphael Treza traveled to northern India and lived among an ancient tribe known as the Kalbeliya for three months. Cobra Gypsies is the vibrant and enlightening document of that journey. The Kalbeliyas are a highly spirited people; ebullient in their celebration … Continue reading

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Hood Downtown Features Iranian Painter’s Works of Psychogeography

In late 2013, Bahar Behbahani began a series of paintings inspired by her contemplation of identity. She first came to the United States from Iran in 2003. For a while, she moved between Tehran and the United States, then relocated … Continue reading

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