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19 Apr 13:04

Solitude? It’s just fancy loneliness.Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter...

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overbey, was this the movie you were telling me about last week?





















Solitude? It’s just fancy loneliness.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter | David Zellner, 2014

Listen to our discussion of the film.

26 Apr 15:42

Elisalex Dress Sewalong #2: Full bust adjustment for princess seams (F – By Hand London

by russiansledges
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doing this

wish me luck

19 Apr 22:43

brand-upon-the-brain: The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci,...

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this film had some great lobbies in it





















brand-upon-the-brain:

The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)

Watch Bertolucci discuss his career for an hour.

27 Apr 02:00

Facebook ‘Add Friend’ lapel helps you make new friends in the real world

by Inigo del Castillo

Facebook ‘Add Friend’ lapel helps you make new friends in the real world

While most of us have taken to social media to make new connections, Toronto-based Dorota Pankowska tries to bring friendships back to the real world with her Facebook-inspired pin.

Made to look like the site’s ‘+1 Add Friend’ button, the lapel is meant to be pressed whenever the wearer makes a new pal. It’s a great conversation starter at parties, as well as making things really awkward – especially when someone presses the lapel and the other person doesn’t want to accept the friend request.

You can purchase a pin here for $6.

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The post Facebook ‘Add Friend’ lapel helps you make new friends in the real world appeared first on Lost At E Minor: For creative people.

26 Apr 17:49

zebablah: i can’t believe this happened

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via saucehose

this happened



zebablah:

i can’t believe this happened

26 Apr 21:20

Even Stephen Hawking Has an Opinion on Zayn Leaving One Direction

by Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble
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via saucie ("God Bless Stephen Hawking")

"My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes," he said. "It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction."

The famed theoretical physicist responded perfectly to an audience question
26 Apr 22:17

runakvaed: Daredevil v. Superman looks great, you guys.







runakvaed:

Daredevil v. Superman looks great, you guys.

26 Apr 23:30

Gaze Upon The Fuzzy Scrawn Of An Elusive Baby Pigeon

by Cheryl Eddy

City dwellers encounter pigeons every day. But have you noticed that you never see a baby? One big reason: they stay in the nest until they’re adult-sized, which is why pretty much the only people who see pigeon babies are those who raise them, or know somebody who does — like the person who snapped this pic.

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26 Apr 16:11

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attn overbey (I am going to make you watch true detective)





















26 Apr 17:09

Tax Break Used by Investors in Flipping Art Faces Scrutiny

by GRAHAM BOWLEY
As more savvy buyers use art to put off and sometimes avoid taxes under the like-kind exchange rule, the Obama administration wants to curb the practice.






26 Apr 06:17

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I eat this

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.









26 Apr 00:23

Welcome // | DiRT Directory

by overbey
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via overbey

The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.
16 Apr 22:01

Report: CloverHFI in Central Square to provide free food to bands playing the Middle East

by Michael Marotta

Bands are usually hungry. Clover wants to feed them. The ever-expanding Clover Food Lab is set to open a new brick and mortar shop, dubbed CloverHFI, on Wednesday, and the 24-hour Central Square eatery revealed…

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26 Apr 13:28

sandandglass: President Obama with his anger translator at...

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thanks obama



















sandandglass:

President Obama with his anger translator at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

24 Apr 15:48

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#wizardchic







10 Apr 15:45

Home Field Advantage: 32nd annual Mayfair lineup is one hell of a Boston music festival

by Michael Marotta
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attn multitask suicide: freezepop

Everyone complains that Boston doesn't have its own homegrown music festival -- this year's Mayfair might just be the answer. ​​The Harvard Square Business Association this morning announced Mayfair's May 3 music lineup lineup, and…

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16 Apr 13:58

Remind Me: New England states hate Nickelback more than the rest of country, new study claims

by Michael Marotta
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'Rhode Island hates Nickelback more than any other state in the country. In the Top 6 “hate” category are Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut. New Hampshire has a “dislike,” and Maine came in “neutral.”'

People love to assume that everybody hates Nickelback, and after hearing that last shit-disco of a single, who can blame them? But the cold, hard truth remains that if everyone hated Nickelback, then Nickelback would…

The post Remind Me: New England states hate Nickelback more than the rest of country, new study claims appeared first on Vanyaland.

26 Apr 09:22

Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Coromoto, Guanare, Erasmo...



Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Coromoto, Guanare, Erasmo Calvani, 1975

26 Apr 10:04

wapiti3: The edible mushrooms of the Austrian Imperial State by...

by ushishir










wapiti3:

The edible mushrooms of the Austrian Imperial State by Leopold Trattinnick on Flickr.

Publication info Vienna: Geistinger, 1809.
BHL Collections:
New York Botanical Garden

26 Apr 10:06

Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Coromoto, Guanare,  Erasmo...



Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Coromoto, Guanare,  Erasmo Calvani, 1975

26 Apr 04:00

Behind the Creation of Dr. Who’s Iconic Theme #SciFiSunday

by Kelly
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via firehose

autoreshare

From BBC’s Dr. Who Youtube Channel:

A look inside the BBC Radiophonic Workshop with Dick Mills, Brian Hodgson, Verity Lambert and the late Delia Derbyshire and how they brought composer Ron Grainer’s Doctor Who theme to life using electronic music.

Taken from the special feature Masters of Sound on the Doctor Who: The Beginning Box Set DVD.

(via laughingsquid)

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25 Apr 13:51

design-is-fine: Acquaintance cards, a variety of calling cards,...

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design-is-fine:

Acquaintance cards, a variety of calling cards, 1870s-80s. USA. Via dangerousminds. More to see: Mays / flickr. They were used “by the less formal male in approaches to the less formal female.”

25 Apr 20:31

The Atlantic Wall, Jonathan Andrews

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The Atlantic Wall, Jonathan Andrews

24 Apr 23:29

ryanlrussell: scotchtrooper: fanboy-trav: gravitationalbeauty:...

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ryanlrussell:

scotchtrooper:

fanboy-trav:

gravitationalbeauty:

touba:

Brass celestial globe by Muhammad ibn Mahmud ibn ‘Ali al-Tabari al-Asturlabi (Iran, 1285-6 — the sixth oldest surviving celestial globe).

14 Apr 22:43

Some Quick Thoughts on Daredevil

by Reihan Salam
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well, if this show has upset The Corner, I will briefly forgive myself for having the tastes of a 13 year old boy

I’ve been spending more time that I’d care to admit watching Daredevil, a new Netflix series chronicling the rise of a blind costumed hero in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, and I have a few quick thoughts that I will inflict on you despite the fact that, as far as I know, you’ve committed no crime. 

I share the conventional wisdom that Daredevil is quite good. The cast, led by the English actor Charlie Cox, perhaps best known for his role as an Irish assassin on Boardwalk Empire, as the titular costumed crime-fighter, is top-notch. One of my favorite actors, Rosario Dawson, plays an important supporting role as a nurse with terrible judgment (here’s a thought — let’s not dig masked vigilantes out of the trash and stitch them up), and she’s a delight to watch. Having read the Daredevil comic as a youth, I’m impressed by how faithful the series is to its source material, and indeed how it surpasses it in some important respects. And though Daredevil is spectacularly violent, it is friendly to Catholicism, a fact that will cheer Ross Douthat and a number of other NR contributors.

But I’m sorry to report that the central plot of Daredevil, in a nutshell, is that a bald criminal mastermind (the Kingpin) has joined forces with a rainbow coalition of ethnic mafiosi to . . . gentrify Hell’s Kitchen. That’s right. Leaving aside the fact the Kingpin puts all bald men in a harshly negative light, I fear that Daredevil gives us a not entirely balanced portrait of the case for density and development in transit-friendly urban neighborhoods. The Kingpin’s sinister plot is to redevelop Hell’s Kitchen’s many dilapidated low- and mid-rise mutli-family apartment buildings so that the neighborhood can accommodate a larger, more affluent population. The heroes of the series are, among other things, fighting to preserve rent control, and the series leaves you with the very heavy-handed and at times explicit message that the struggles of the vanishing middle class are caused by thieving billionaires who see themselves as above the law. I understand that not everyone is crazy about gentrification. That’s fair enough. Hell’s Kitchen is, however, a neighborhood very convenient to the many businesses headquartered in Midtown, and it’s only natural that high-income professionals who want short commutes to work would be keen to live there. Is it so wrong that a developer might come along and say, hey, this neighborhood could use some more apartments! If anything, building more apartments might make it easier for less-affluent renters to remain in the neighborhood, as increasing supply tends to lower rents, all else being equal. Daredevil never really gives the case for development its due. Quite the opposite — the Kingpin uses terrorist violence to rid the neighborhood of rent-controlled tenants, and it appears that he finances his real estate ventures with his cut of the proceeds from various human trafficking and narcotics-peddling operations. Meanwhile, rent-controlled tenants are represented by a sweet-natured elderly Guatemalan immigrant. Some might call this stacking the deck. 

I await a future Netflix series called Evil NIMBYs, in which a pro-development protagonist fights a gang of feral, knife-wielding homeowners who fight new market-rate housing developments when they’re not kidnapping area puppies for purposes of ritual sacrifice. Until then, consider me mildly peeved. 

25 Apr 04:46

Can We Guess Your Age Based On Your Taste In Food?

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exciting news: I've turned 50

Don’t let your taste go to waste.

02 Apr 14:37

Paper Marbling: This is How to Do It

by noreply@blogger.com (RJ Evans)

Filmmaker Oguz Uygur is a very lucky man.  He has incredibly talented parents who practice the art of paper marbling. This is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone.  It is intricate work and is simply fascinating to watch from beginning to end.  Watching this does not make me want to rush out and start studying the ancient art of Ebru, however, as it just looks horribly difficult and I do not have the patience of a saint!
21 Apr 01:42

retroreverbs: The Penguin Freezer Cookbook by Helge Rubenstein...



retroreverbs:

The Penguin Freezer Cookbook by Helge Rubenstein & Sheila Bush (Penguin, 1976 edition).

would buy 100%

25 Apr 02:54

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08 Apr 10:49

Happy Anniversary, Twin Peaks!The pilot episode aired 25 years...



Happy Anniversary, Twin Peaks!

The pilot episode aired 25 years ago today, on April 8th, 1990.