Tag Archives: Culture

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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Extra Second Added to 2016 Today

Won’t this fucking year EVER be over? Even science seems to have joined in to make this horrendous year a little bit worse: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161228213356.htm Charlie Brooker is a sarcastic and wonderfully British comic and in this video he disassembles this … Continue reading

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Amazonian ‘Stonehenge’- the Rego Grande Sun Stones

It pleases me greatly that I have lived long enough to see that modern scientists have come to understand that before it was tropical rainforest the Amazon was a cultivated landscape. A huge complex of cities and farms connected by advanced … Continue reading

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The Ibex Code: Deciphering Iran’s Ancient Rock Art  کد بز کوهی: رمزگشایی باستان راک هنر ایران

KHOMEIN, IRAN.- An Iranian archaeologist has spent years in an almost single-handed quest across the country’s hills and desert plains to uncover ancient rock art that could be among the oldest in the world. (.خواندن این پست به زبان فارسی … Continue reading

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