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In the 1980s there was such a magazine – “Sverstnitsa” (“Peer Girl”). It published photos of girls aged 17-19. This selection of scanned photos are taken from the magazines dated January 1989 – December 1990. Advertisement:
For some reason, writers and tattoos don’t necessarily spring to mind as a natural pairing — we tend to imagine authors decked out in sleeves of tweed and corduroy, not ink. But more and more authors are showing off their tattoos nowadays, and even some classic writers are a little more tatted up than you might think: George Orwell supposedly sported bright blue dots on his knuckles, and Dorothy Parker wore a star on her elbow. Since we’re always interested in finding out a little bit more about the internal lives of our favorite writers, we decided to explore a few of their tattoos, from the simple to the expansive, the cheeky to the deadly serious.
Reading reports of books challenged and banned usually makes my stomach turn, but once in a while there’s one that makes my blood boil. The Annville-Cleona School Board in Pennsylvania recently voted unanimously to ban from two elementary school libraries The Dirty Cowboy , a picture book written by Amy Timberlake and illustrated by Adam Rex. It’s a clever, fun story about a young cowboy who instructs his dog to watch his clothes while he takes his annual bath. When the cowboy emerges from his bath in the river, the dog does not recognize his familiar smell and refuses to give back his clothes. The board voted unanimously (8-0) at its April 19 th meeting to remove the book based on the objection of one student’s parents. An evaluation committee consisting of teachers, administrators, and board members met last week to review the book and recommended its removal.
I recently stumbled upon a fascinating dataset which contains digitised information from the log books of ships (mostly from Britain, France, Spain and The Netherlands) sailing between 1750 and 1850. The creation of this dataset was completed as part of the Climatological Database for the World’s Oceans 1750-1850 (CLIWOC) project. The routes are plotted from the lat/long positions derived from the ships’ logs. I have played around with the original data a little to clean it up (I removed routes where there was a gap of over 1000km between known points, and only mapped to the year 1800). As you can see the British (above) and Spanish and Dutch (below) had very different trading priorities over this period.
Food & Good Life
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The secret architect of the Arab Spring casts an eye on Occupy Wall Street. Fabrizio Giraldi/Luzphoto late last year , while visiting the United States to accept his nomination as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s top 100 global thinkers, Srdja Popovic took time to talk with a number of Occupy Wall Street activists in New York. He left those conversations with a mixed impression. “The good news,” Popovic, a wiry Serb, told me, “is that for the first time in many years, something has awakened the enthusiasm and the activism in this country, which is not typically an activist society.”
Der "Codex Copiale" wurde nach dem Ende des Kalten Krieges in einem Ostberliner Archiv entdeckt. Es besteht aus 105 vergilbten Seiten, die mit 75.000 Zeichen beschrieben sind. Bislang erschien es unmöglich, den Code zu knacken.
Was will Ihnen diese Fehlermeldung sagen? Daß die Seite nicht angezeigt werden kann. Das kann verschiedene Gründe haben: Durch den neuen Webauftritt der Uni Frankfurt kann es vorkommen, dass Sie einige Seiten nicht mehr aufrufen können. Es handelt sich um Seiten, die nicht in den neuen Auftritt mit umgezogen sind.
Textseiten 16 und 17 Der Codex Copiale (vorläufige Benennung) ist eine Handschrift aus dem 18. Jahrhundert in Geheimschrift , die bis 2011 der Öffentlichkeit nicht bekannt war.