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Massive Phoenixes Made of Remnants from Construction Sites Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing's aptly titled Phoenix soars above viewers, made from the remnants of old construction sites in China. The large-scale sculptural installation consists of two massive birds, each comprised of countless materials that include steel beams, hard hats, chains, pipes, tanks, tools, and other remnants from the migrant laborers who worked on the urban construction sites. The project is the result of two years of collection and assembly. Xu's enormous creations, weighing 12 tons and measuring 90 and 100 feet in length, are sculptural representations of cultural evolution and the lives of those who have given their energy and strength to spark a cultural and architectural change in China. The project states: "At once fierce and strangely beautiful, the mythic Phoenixes bear witness to the complex interconnection between labor, history, commercial development, and the rapid accumulation of wealth in today’s China."

Studies on National Movements Welcome to Studies on National Movements (SNM). This international online journal is devoted to the comparative historiography of national and regional movements and the theory formation of nationalism. Studies on National Movements is published by NISE, the platform for scholars as well as research and heritage institutes.

Pierogi Lasagna I've been obsessed with potato based sauces the past few weeks, and even made a few that I didn't put up here. It all culminated with this amazing potato lasagna that tastes like a pierogi with every bite. Each layer of noodle gave way to a thick, creamy, cheesy cloud of potato deliciousness. Thanks to reader Chris for the Idea! To make your sauce, start by simmering potatoes in milk. Robert Frost Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.[2] His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century,[3] Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." [3] He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works.

Omni: Move Naturally in Your Favorite Game by Virtuix We are in the midst of a revolution in virtual reality. The release of affordable head mounted displays and low-cost sensor technologies has brought the decades-old dream of true virtual reality closer than ever, but there’s still one more piece to the puzzle: the Omni. The Omni takes virtual reality to the next level— allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. The Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down. 3 Day Detox Plan (Friday - Sunday) Sourced from The Hungry For Change Book Day 1, 2 & 3 (Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 6) UPON RISING - Ginger Lemon Detox Drink BREAKFAST - Super Detox Green Juice (or optional Super Simple Green Drink) MID MORNING SNACK - Cucumber, Celery & Carrot Sticks LUNCH - Sushi Salad (or optional green salad) AFTERNOON SNACK - Activated almonds DINNER - Potassium Balance Soup DESSERT - Chia Pudding AFTER DINNER - Calming Chamomile Tea Ginger Lemon Detox Drink Serves 1

Redefining Architecture, in a Dance of Lasers Lasers trace a transformed architectural space, in a choreography connected to sound and music. All images courtesy the artists. We live in an age in which the art of architecture and the art of light have come into close duet. My Mom's Zucchini Lasagna Mom and my brother, George, in Naples My mom, Angela, passed away in 1985. She was from Sicily and I was just really beginning to get into cooking when she died. A short time ago, I was flipping through an old Italian cookbook of hers and saw this recipe, written by her, in the back of the book: I like vegetarian dishes a lot and so I thought I would give it a try. The amount of ricotta the recipe calls for seemed like a lot, so I scaled it back.

The Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter Wins the AHS Sikorsky Prize The Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980 by the American Helicopter Society to help foster the creation of the first human-powered helicopter. To win the prize a team of engineers would have to build a helicopter powered solely by a human that would achieve a flight duration of 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 3 meters (9.8 ft), while remaining in a 10 meter (32.8 ft) square. The first attempt wouldn’t even leave the ground until 1989 when the Da Vinci III built by students Cal Poly San Luis Obispo flew for 7.1 seconds.

International Journal of Communication The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The International Journal of Communication is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study. We encourage readers to REGISTER now. International Journal of Communication is proud to be indexed on the following indexing sources: Thomson Reuters Social Sciences indexing to include SSCI, SCI, ISI — EBSCOhost (EBSCO) — Elsevier — Genamics Journal Seek (GJS) — Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) — Google Scholar — International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR) — IGT Knowledge Center — Scholarly Exchange — Univerciencia.

Caprese tart with roasted tomatoes I made this tart a while ago when I had some friends coming over for lunch. I wanted to serve something light and easy and this tart was just the thing. I served it with a simple salad of frisee, rocket and watercress with a few chunks of creamy avocado and steamed asparagus spears dressed with a zesty lemon vinaigrette.

Exhibition N°5 Culture Chanel 1 Exhibition N°5 Culture Chanel Discover Chanel N°5 in all its couture chic glory at the Palais de Tokyo, in an exhibition dedicated to Chanel’s iconic perfume set to arrive at the Paris museum in May. Presenting exclusive works of art, photographs, films and archival pieces, Chanel N°5’s legendary world is set to exhibit starting May 5 in a very unique retrospective at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. From Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s inspirations to reinterpretations of the scent by her artist friends including Cocteau, Picasso and Apollinaire, nothing has been overlooked in this comprehensive show. N°5 Culture Chanel exhibition, May 5 to June 5, 2013 at the Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris. www.5-culture.chanel.com. Photo: Catherine Deneuve for Chanel n°5

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