And that near-forgotten style of fashion criticism
Water is scarce in India, which is a good reason not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. A journalist came up with another option — give a bucket of rice to a hungry person. Her version is going viral.
rice > ice
Who knew pigeons could be so classy? Madame Knip did, for sure, as she put her name on this work. But then again—Madame Knip was a plagiarist of the worst kind. At least that’s the allegation in vol. 5, no. 4 of The Bulletin of the USGS, which reads,
“This work [Les Pigeons par Madame Knip] is one of the curiosities of literature…
Madame Knip accomplished a piece of truly feminine finesse, by which she stole [the text] from Temminck. To do this, she changed the cover-title of the 9th and following livraisons, and made sundry other alterations to suit her purpose…
…This was certainly a bold trick, regardless of consequences. But no such piracy as seems to have suited the lady’s taste could hope to pass without detection; and Temminck immediately published an indignant reclamation, exposing and protesting against the fraud.”
Welcome! Here we are, all up in another Monday. Before we get bogged down by the possibly overwhelming details of the day, here are a few tips to get us through the day and set us up for the week. It’s like we’re holding hands through this one… but it’s not awkward or creepy…. it’s …
On Sunday I joined Ali, his boss Kerim and Kerim’s daughter Betül for an outing to their friend’s garden house out in Brandenburg. Ali and Kerim had been there the night before, and prepared a bbq lunch for us in advance. We enjoyed a walk around a nearby lake after lunch, and I got some snaps of some local kids jumping into the water.
Ali was in high spirits, singing and dancing for us. He also revealed he was in a circus just off the Kurfürstendamm in the west of Berlin in the mid 1970s. Just when I thought I knew all there was to know about him…!