Mostly Cabbages

I live vicariously through myself.
It took me forever to figure out that she means Imelda Marcos.

It took me forever to figure out that she means Imelda Marcos.

nprradiopictures:

Before World War II, many Americans got exaggerated ideas about Africa from movies likeTarzan the Ape Man — movies that were filmed on Hollywood sound stages.

It took time to change that view. But after the war, Life magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon sought to shed a new light on the vast and variegated continent.

An exhibit of Elisofon’s work is currently on display at the Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. Elisofon — who helped found the museum — gave it an archive of 60,000 of his prints and negatives.

"He redefined Africa in a new and a complex way for American audiences," says curator Amy Staples. "And he brought Africa into their living rooms, in Life magazine.”

'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens

Photo Credit: Eliot Elisofon/National Museum of African Art

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therhumboogie:

By Katharina Grosse, these huge, beautiful sculptural installations utilise their environment by being painted in situ making each set-up entirely unique. I feel torn between thinking of a martian landscape, or a Lovecraftian fifth dimension. 

Love these Katharina shots of her One Floor Up More Highly show in our Building 5.

(Source: mymodernmet.com, via npr)

nprbooks:

My boyfriend just messaged me this picture, followed by “rawr.”
I clicked “download” with great trepidation … only to find this gem from the Shirlington Branch Library!
Coincidence? Or playful librarian?

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nprbooks:

My boyfriend just messaged me this picture, followed by “rawr.”

I clicked “download” with great trepidation … only to find this gem from the Shirlington Branch Library!

Coincidence? Or playful librarian?

(via npr)

Personal trainers are people who yell at you to keep pushing. I’m like, “No, you keep pushing!” My idea of the perfect exercise class is this: The teacher gives us all a hug and goes, “You did it! You showed up! Let’s lie down.” We all lie down and she’s like, “How is everybody feeling?” We’re like, “Great!” And the teacher’s like, “Great!” Then we all get to leave 20 minutes early.

—Amy Poehler in LHJ, via The Cut

dogganghappened:

Gaia ~ the personification of the Earth, great mother of all: the primal Greek Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her union with Uranus, while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus.

FLAWLESS

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