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Suchow_star_chart_rubbing.jpg (JPEG Image, 745 × 482 pixels) Her Royal Majesty : Photo. Santa Claus White? Fox News’ Megyn Kelly thinks so. But Santa’s not real. Fox News Earlier this week, I argued that our image of Santa Claus should no longer be a white man, but, instead, a penguin.

Santa Claus White? Fox News’ Megyn Kelly thinks so. But Santa’s not real.

I hoped the piece would come across as a little tongue-in-cheek, while at the same time expressing my real concern that America continues to promote the harmful idea of whiteness-as-default. Over the past couple of days, I’ve received a lot of responses. Some of them were positive—mostly because, as I said in the piece, people love penguins. Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer. But many responses have (unsurprisingly) been negative. But the “controversy” reached its apex last night when Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, along with three (white) guests discussed the topic on her show, The Kelly File. Since Fox didn’t bother reaching out to me personally to debate the issue at hand, I’ll offer up my own response here. Ворона катается на майонезной крышке. The Sexist Hype Around the Obamas and Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Politics The toxic effect of a pervasive expectation about how female political leaders ought to look Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Barack Obama's remarks at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg were just one of the many notable things about his appearance there.

The Sexist Hype Around the Obamas and Helle Thorning-Schmidt

YZUZrPN.gif (GIF Image, 500 × 281 pixels) 32 Mugshots & Knockout Games. Mugshot of boxer Mike Tyson used to combine both subjects of the article Nothing spoils my marginally okay mood than a message that something’s wrong with you because of what you are.

32 Mugshots & Knockout Games

Although the message isn’t directed at me as a singular person, the message usually encompasses everyone in the group to which I share physical similarities. ZxYkYR1.jpg (JPEG Image, 3264 × 1840 pixels) - Scaled (31%) Nothing good ever does. d7XYT6X.jpg (JPEG Image, 970 × 546 pixels) EZZHN70.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 450 pixels) Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster. From discarded wood, welded scrap metal, broken tools, cigarette packets, soda cans and piles of trash, Tim Noble and Sue Webster make assemblages and then point light to create projected shadows of people standing, sitting, smoking, drinking or anything easily recognizable.

Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Every debris is precisely set in place, taking into consideration its distance from the wall, and its angle with the spotlight. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones. More artwork by Tim Noble and Sue Webster can be found in their gallery. Communications Designer. Tumblr_mvnlw8v0Pj1sfo4yxo1_r2_400.gif (GIF Image, 333 × 250 pixels) A Lego Set for Budding Architects, With No Instructions. Architecture Studio, a new set from Lego, comes with 1,210 white and translucent bricks.

A Lego Set for Budding Architects, With No Instructions

More notable is what it lacks: namely, instructions for any single thing you’re supposed to build with it. Instead, the kit is accompanied by a thick, 277-page guidebook filled with architectural concepts and building techniques alongside real world insights from prominent architecture studios from around the globe. In other words, this box o’ bricks is a little different. Where past Lego products might have had the happy ancillary effect of nurturing youngsters’ interest in architecture, here, that’s the entire point.

Seventy-three different kinds of bricks are included in the set. Click to Open Overlay Gallery. BJJ Drills with Gabriel Rainho. HOW TO FIGHT A BABY. 00061855.jpg (JPEG Image, 560 × 678 pixels) Zoetrope. A modern replica of a Victorian zoetrope A zoetrope is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion.

Zoetrope

Spin+screen.gif (GIF Image, 355 × 200 pixels) Mushroom Observer: Observation: Mycena chlorophos (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc. (33207) Panellus stipticus : Luminescent Panellus Culture Syringe. Cultivation Difficulty: ModerateType: NoveltySubstrate: variety of woods , grain, and agar formulasColonization/Fruiting Temperatures: 65-80F/60-75F The mushroom that glows in the dark!

Panellus stipticus : Luminescent Panellus Culture Syringe

After working with several species of bioluminescent fungi, we have selected Panellus stipticus for ease of cultivation and reliable glowing effects. The mycelium gives off relatively low levels of greenish light and is only visible in complete darkness after about 5 minutes of allowing your eyes to adjust. The cultures do not glow early in their growth and may take several weeks to begin producing visible amounts of light. The glow is dependant on available oxygen and dramatic and sudden increases in brightness can be achieved when cultures are exposed to the open air.

In nature, Pan. stipticus is found growing on logs and is shaped somewhat like a small leathery oyster mushroom. The cultures are sold as a novelty only and do not produce edible or internally medicinal mushrooms. Omphalotus nidiformis : Ghost Fungus Culture Syringe. Cultivation Difficulty: Moderate Type: Novelty Edibility: Toxic, Gastrointestinal Substrate: Wood Natural Habitat: Dead and dying trees Colonization/Fruiting Temperatures: 65-78F/55-65F The Ghost Fungus is a bioluminescent species from southern Australia.

Omphalotus nidiformis : Ghost Fungus Culture Syringe

The mushroom's gills generate the brightest illumination with the mycelium not appearing to glow at all. In Miami Gardens, store video catches cops in the act. Earl Sampson has been stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four years.

In Miami Gardens, store video catches cops in the act

He’s been searched more than 100 times. And arrested and jailed 56 times. Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana. Miami Gardens police have arrested Sampson 62 times for one offense: trespassing. iQEjWyO.gif (GIF Image, 250 × 250 pixels) The Wind Rises - Exclusive Official Trailer. Chi-chi-rodriguez-hits-himself-in-the-nuts.gif (GIF Image, 500 × 280 pixels) PyroPet Candle Company. This Mom Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings, And The Results Are Hilarious! Source: busymockingbird.com “If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away.”

This Mom Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings, And The Results Are Hilarious!

She had used her own mother’s words against her, and now Mica had no choice but to indulge Myla. She let her daughter finish one of her sketches, and pretty soon, they had a whole collection of collaborations. Source: busymockingbird.com After a while, Myla would start the day by flipping through her mom’s sketchbook asking, “Do you have any heads for me today?”

Source: twentytwowords.com Source: busymockingbird.com Source: busymockingbird.com Source: busymockingbird.com Mica claims that her amazing artistic experiences with her daughter have taught her a lot about being an artist, and that you have to let go of control for wonderful things to happen. What D&D Character Am I? 3Dpx4Jk.jpg (JPEG Image, 500 × 647 pixels) What's Your Animal Personality Type. The World According to Foursquare in Beautiful Time-Lapse Maps. Foursquare has gathered a year’s worth of check-in data from all over the world and made it into these cool time-lapse maps of the activity in major cities. To me, they look a little like a swarm of fluorescent bees descending on a city, feasting on it and then fading away. But they are definitely a neat example of what can be done with volunteered information collected from mobile apps.

It’s also interesting that Foursquare has enough users in places like Tokyo and Istanbul to generate these maps. I’ve never used Foursquare. What am I missing other than helping to make maps like these? EcLq2HA.jpg (JPEG Image, 480 × 600 pixels) Amazing Image of Haiyan From SUOMI. The resolution is 375 meters on this image. Ctsy. Dan Lindsey at CIRA in Colorado. There was apparently a big jump in lightning around the eye at landfall. More on that here. GOES R will have on-board lightning detection when it launches in a couple of years. Tree fossil with opal growth rings. BYcGKOGCAAAWZRu.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 450 pixels) lQeSwrt.jpg (JPEG Image, 964 × 732 pixels)

These Are Some of the Most Amazing Views of Earth You'll Ever See. Itaipu Dam, Brazil-Paraguay Border: The reservoir of the Itaipu Dam, some of which can be seen here, extends over more than 520 square miles (1,350 sq km) along the border of Paraguay and Brazil. Its immediate surroundings are protected, but the rest of the area is devoted to agriculture. Image: © CNES 2007 – Distribution Astrium Services / SPOT Image Sundurbans, West Bengal/Bangladesh, India: The mangroves of the Sundurbans in the Gulf of Bengal cover about 3,860 square miles (10,000 sq km) of land.

The largest of this type in the world, they also shelter a rich biodiversity: smooth-coated otters, 260 bird species, sika deer, wild boars, sand fiddler crabs... Some endangered species live here, too, including the estuarine crocodile, the Indian python and the Bengal tiger. Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam: There are many aquaculture facilities in the area of the Mekong delta -- notably shrimp farms. All images and captions courtesy of Abrams / Earth from Space.

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Black Teen Cuffed, Put in Cell After $350 Barneys Purchase; Second Shopper Says She Was Harassed. A 19-year-old college student from Queens says he was handcuffed and locked in a jail cell after buying a $350 designer belt at Barneys on Madison Avenue because he is "a young black man. " Andrew Siff reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013) A 19-year-old college student from Queens says he was handcuffed and locked in a jail cell after buying a $350 designer belt at Barneys on Madison Avenue because he is "a young black man. " Trayon Christian told NBC 4 New York on Wednesday that he saved up from a part-time job for weeks to buy a Salvatore Ferragamo belt at Barneys. How Much Does a Public Defender Need to Know About a Client? - Andrew Cohen. As a recent New Jersey ruling shows, the justice system still doesn't grasp the importance of fair counsel. Man seen toppling boulder claims 'debilitating injuries' One of the men who toppled an ancient boulder in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park last week filed a personal injury lawsuit just a few weeks earlier, claiming he suffers from "serious, permanent and debilitating injuries.

" Video of Glenn Taylor shoving the huge rock off a slender pedestal where it rested for millions of years went viral online and prompted media scrutiny. UN Women ad series reveals widespread sexism. Why it's so hard to quantify false rape charges. How often do women falsely cry rape? Because of the 18-year-old Hofstra student who recanted after telling police that five men had tricked her into a bathroom and then gang raped her two weeks ago, that question has been flying around the Internet. As Cathy Young notes in Newsday, the answers often fall into one of two camps. "Many feminists argue that the problem of false accusations is so minuscule that to discuss it extensively is a harmful distraction from the far more serious problem of rape. Gunnerkrigg Court - By Tom Siddell. 30 Super Adorable Behind The Scenes Photos from the 'Harry Potter' Series. 10/10 landing - GIF on Imgur. Some days just go that way! - GIF on Imgur.

McCutcheon: The Case That Only Impacts 1,200 People? - Concurring Opinions. The Hidden Danger in the Supreme Court’s ‘McCutcheon’ Case. Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) If the Supreme Court moves to strike down certain campaign finance limits this term, as many expect the Roberts Court will do, could the conservative majority also pave the way for dismantling a whole host of anti-bribery and campaign finance laws across the country? This week, when the court convenes for its new term, justices will hear oral arguments for McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case that challenges the aggregate contribution limits from individuals to traditional political committees.

Conservative legal strategists, including one of the groups that successfully propelled the original Citizens United decision, would like to use the McCutcheon case to go beyond the issue at hand. Campaign finance at the Supreme Court: Is McCutcheon v. FEC the next Citizens United? Reveal Your Character! Fun Literary Character Quiz. Home › Reveal Your Character! What Literary Character Are You? Quiz Reveal Your Character! Share on print. 3rd-Place-Windy-Corduroy.jpg (JPEG Image, 590 × 393 pixels) Corelam™ Corelam™ is a plywood product whose corrugated profile adds strength while multiplying the natural visual appeal of wood. A panel of Corelam™ is much thinner, uses less material, and weighs far less than an ordinary flat plywood panel of the same size and strength. Corelam™ does more with less. It captures and enhances the natural beauty of wood. Row-of-Specials-600x449.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 449 pixels) Face Research ⇒ Demos ⇒ Make An Average. The Postnational Monitor.

Average Spaniard Male Average Spaniard Female Average French Male. The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S. vTf8daD.png (PNG Image, 920 × 899 pixels) A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant. Ethiopian Welo Opal New gem found looks like the ocean in rock : pics. Photo Album. oN0IvxP.jpg (JPEG Image, 3240 × 2430 pixels) - Scaled (31%) Lindsey Adelman : SHOP : YOU MAKE IT. hJKSDCw.jpg (JPEG Image, 500 × 368 pixels) Swing Table: Conference Furniture Sets Meetings in Motion. Ever feel like your boss takes things a little too seriously? Well, it may be harder to be anything but a bit lighter-hearted when meeting around this unique variant of the classic boardroom table. Created by and for Duffy London, four slim posts support this table and the rails from which each suspended seat freely swings. The aesthetic manages to be smooth and professional but also industrial and fun, all angles and lines, white and wood, but beneath (or beyond) that overt class the functionality of a backyard swingset.

Study: Average Person Becomes Unhinged Psychotic When Alone In Own House. Freestanding shelves. A few years ago, when I was living in Manhattan, I wanted strong book shelves to hold our large library of books on city planning. I didn’t want to mar the walls of our rental apartment. I knew of designs that made shelves free standing by means of a vertical pole in the front of the bookshelves so that gravity — the shelves “fall” against the wall — gave them stability. I found some at Shelf Shop on First Avenue (since closed), and they were very cool, but they were also very expensive. Enhanced-buzz-24497-1366923276-16.jpg (JPEG Image, 625 × 469 pixels) 基隆八斗子土石流第一現場. Climate Name Change. Eizo XRay Pinup Calendar - Album on Imgur. MfpTJ4e.gif (GIF Image, 300 × 169 pixels) Jf3XREQ.jpg (JPEG Image, 1224 × 1632 pixels) - Scaled (61%)

Laundry Day Assistant - GIF on Imgur. Shailene Woodley: ‘I gather my own spring water from mountains every month’ Patrick Stewart Is A Treasure. Firewalker LED Sneakers. Private Paradise: Craftily Hidden Japanese Home & Garden. Cosmic Cakes - Album on Imgur. Feed3.png (PNG Image, 720 × 965 pixels) HD8j6ID.jpg (JPEG Image, 940 × 960 pixels) Meystyle. SpATi3I.gif (GIF Image, 400 × 204 pixels) Disbarred lawyers who seek reinstatement have a rough road to redemption.

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