Fine Printing photographs - Materials Part of what I love about being the Photography Guide here at About.com is virtually meeting so many different folks from around the world. This street photography contest gave me another interesting look in to your world. After much deliberation, we have winners! Congrats to: Winner - Mahashakes Finalists - Ben Spalding, Kate Brown, and Sandi OReilly To see all the winning images and read the critiques just click the photo!
The Worst Ways to Die: Torture Practices of the Ancient World - In total, Julius Caesar reckoned that he had 1,192,000 enemies killed during his reign. Meanwhile the Emperor Tiberius would have young men's urethras laced shut before force-feeding them wine. And, under Caligula, it became customary to saw noblemen in half. It sounds bad -- but were these the cruellest of them all? Would they qualify for the barbarity top 10? Why Women Love to Test Your Boundaries One question that I get a lot from men is, “Why do women give men ‘shit tests’”? The very label “shit test” shows just how little most men really understand women. You see, the best metaphor that I ever came across to describe how the masculine and the feminine ideally interact is that of a river and a riverbank.The feminine is like the river: fluid, temperamental, yearning to be lead, directed, and take on the shape of its container.
Visual Thinking Evolution A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Especially in British English, the terms spidergram and spidergraph are more common, but they can cause confusion with the term spider diagram used in mathematics and logic. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing.
Roman Social Class and Public Display Social Classes in the Late Republic Rome was a highly hierarchial and class-conscious society, but there was the possibility of mobility between most classes (indicated in the diagram above by dotted lines) because by the second century BCE class was no longer determined solely by birth. The classes described below superseded the old patrician/plebeian distinction, though certain elements of dress and religious positions and rituals were still reserved for patricians. There was a large gulf between the wealthy upper classes (the senatorial and equestrian classes, shown on the pediment of the temple above), and the poorer lower classes, though it was still possible—although quite difficult—to move upwards by acquiring sufficient wealth. Upper Classes Senatorial class (senatores): The basis for this class was political.
About SeanHillen.com A lot of updated material on Seán's work can be found here: seanhillen news, irelantis press , irelantis news Seán Hillen is represented by Oliver Sears Gallery 2011 article: Irish Times 'Culture Shock' by Fintan O'Toole 2010 text by Mic Moroney for PhotoIreland Festival, for a special broadsheet publication for the show- orDownload the full PDF version with images (1.8Mb - right-click & 'save')Mic Moroney's introductory essay for the 2005 Paris catalogue 2005 review of the Paris show in CIRCA Art Journal excerpt from a 2006 catalogue text by Eimer McKeith on late IRELANTIS collages 2001 article on Seán's works from The Guardian 1993 Essay on Seán's early montage work by John Heartfield expert David Evans 'wikipedia' entry for Seán Hillen Seán's work at 'Cut'n'Paste' collage site A 1993 essay by John Heartfield expert David Evans
Roman Deities The religion of the Romans had undergone several evolutionary changes throughout the history of Rome. One of the greatness of Rome was their ability to change, adapt or absorb foreign ideas, customs and practices. The early Romans see their deities performing certain functions. American Thinker: Why are liberals so gullible? The Democratic National Convention is a great time to reflect on the Conundrum of The Century: Why are our liberal buddies so amazingly gullible? Why do they fall for the most obvious scam artists? Why, when Hillary crashes, do they slobber all over the next edition of God's Anointed on Earth? When Obama went body surfin' in Hawaii before the convention, we had a chance to hear The Aloha State's very own brand of liberal love. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin quoted one sun-tanned beauty saying:
A story have staying power I assume that the Sept. 11 attacks will have an effect on people for decades to come. I often associate this effect with the assassination of JFK, another story that keeps evolving. And now, once again, on the 100th anniversary of its sinking, the Titanic is a story of interest. The ship may still sit on the bottom of the Atlantic, but fascination with it is all around us.
The Roman Gladiator: The Rock Star of the Roman Empire A gladiator was a professional fighter who fought other gladiators and even animals in amphitheaters around the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Gladiators fought for over 600 years of Rome’s history, evolving from modest ceremonial combats into grand entertainment spectaculars, filled with violence and gore. These battles, often fought to a bloody death, were adored by the Roman citizens, as were the gladiators themselves. The word gladiator comes from the Latin gladiatores, or “swordsmen”, taken from the Latin word gladius, which was a short sword used by the legionaries. Gladiators were by no means as high ranking on the Roman status ladder as a soldier, but they were nonetheless regarded highly in Roman society.
photo-eye Don Hong-Oai Kevin O'ConnellConventional Entropy Opening and Artist Reception, Friday, February 7th, 5–7pm Exhibition continues through April 5th, 2014. photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Denver-based photographer Kevin O'Connell from his series Conventional Entropy. O'Connell's photographs depict pipelines, pumps, tanks and towers used to extract energy from the natural landscape. However, the machines succumb to the natural world and the massive structures stand as monuments to entropy itself.
Roman drunkard found on Danish island The 4.5 cm tall Roman bronze figure represents Silenus, a mythological creature based on the Greek figure of the same name. The bronze figure was found recently on the island of Falster and can be dated back to the late Roman Iron Age. It is unknown how the figure ended up on a Danish island. (Photos: National Museum of Denmark) Soy Protein, Soy Milk and Soybean Foods Can Make You Fat Are Soy Milk, Soy Protein, Tofu, and other Soybean-Based Foods Good For You? Or are They Just Making You Fat and Un-healthy? A look into some of the possible dangers and negative effects on your health of eating too much soy -- Can soy even increase belly fat? I wanted to include this article because every day I see so many people that don't realize that soy is NOT A HEALTH FOOD!
Characteristics of a ‘good story’ I get this question a lot these days: What makes a story a story? Every time I think I know the answer, someone changes the question. Can you really tell stories in newspapers? Is there a place for storytelling in blogs and on websites?