The first of many photographs by our programmer, Sebastian Llano, from his two-week trip through Asia.
Barack Obama 1979 prom pics published in TIME magazine.
Such a cutie
The band performs a special studio session for New York City’s WFUV in advance of its new sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me. Watch The National perform “Graceless,” live from The Cutting Room Studios in Manhattan.
Altered maps by Shannon Rankin
I began with physical anthropology. I was taught how to measure the size of the brain of a human being who had been dead a long time, who was all dried out. I bored a hole in his skull, and I filled it with grains of polish rice. Then I emptied the rice into a graduated cylinder. I found this tedious.
I switched to archaeology, and I learned something I already knew; that man had been a maker and smasher of crockery since the dawn of time. And I went to my faculty adviser, and I confessed that science did not charm me, that I longed for poetry instead. I was depressed. I knew my wife and my father would want to kill me, if I went into poetry.
My adviser smiled. ‘How would you like to study poetry which pretends to be scientific?’ he asked me.
‘Is such a thing possible?’ I said.
He shook my hand. ‘Welcome to the field of social or cultural anthropology,’ he said. He told me that Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead were already in it-and some sensitive gentlemen as well.
|—||(1974:176) Kurt Vonnegut (via goldgoldgoldgoldgoldgold)|
Sando Point, Livingston Island, Antarctica
Photo by Bojil Vassilev
Photographed by Yosra El-Essawy