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The Battle We Didn't Choose

The Battle We Didn't Choose

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Tales of War French POWs passing by a Hotchkiss 25 mm antitank gun, carrying one of their woundeds. Thulin, Belgium, May 1940 (Source: ecpad.fr) machtzumsieg: Photo taken from my new book “Uniforms and medals of the German army 1933-1945” Recorded by a USAF P 47D pilot : a Luftwaffe pilot escaping his Fw 190. Lace Works by April Dauscha Artist April Dauscha uses the human body to investigate the ideas of morality, mourning and mortification. She creates intriguing artworks by wrapping her tongue, her mouth or her eyes in delicate lace works, exploring topics such as transformation, reconciliation and communication through dress. She states: "My making focuses on feminine objects and materials.

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. Good sex in literature: why is it so hard to find? Who wrote this? "He lifted her on to his hips and staggered around with her mouth locked to his, and then they were humping fiercely through their clothes, between piles of other clothes, and then one of those pauses descended, an uneasy recollection of how universal the ascending steps to sex were; how impersonal, or pre-personal. He pulled away abruptly, toward the unmade single bed, and knocked over a pile of books and documents relating to overpopulation."

Nieman Storyboard Nieman Storyboard is a publication of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and a sister publication of Nieman Reports and Nieman Journalism Lab. For more than a decade, the Nieman Foundation has recognized the importance of narrative journalism and explored the craft through a Narrative Writing seminar for fellows, special events at Harvard, and websites, the earliest of which was Nieman Narrative Digest. Storyboard expanded the narrative mission by offering journalists who are not Fellows a parallel opportunity to explore the future of storytelling in every medium. Some of the writers, teachers, and editors who furthered the cause before moving on to other endeavors: Constance Casey, Mark Kramer, Nell Lake, Andrea Pitzer, and Robert Vare, the 1996-97 Fellow and Atlantic editor who, as the inaugural lecturer in narrative, founded the Nieman storytelling initiative.

How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists From left, Greg Boertje-Obed, Sister Megan Rice, and Michael Walli. (Photo: Saul Young/News Sentinel)In just ten months, the United States managed to transform an 82 year-old Catholic nun and two pacifists from non-violent anti-nuclear peace protestors accused of misdemeanor trespassing into federal felons convicted of violent crimes of terrorism. Now in jail awaiting sentencing for their acts at an Oak Ridge, TN nuclear weapons production facility, their story should chill every person concerned about dissent in the US. Here is how it happened. In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 28, 2012, long-time peace activists Sr.

Romina Ressia Photography As many other children, I have grown with the ideal of omnipotence, beauty, physical and supernatural powers. I have been told that evil never wins; that if I am in a dangerous situation, somebody else will save me, and that all stories have a happy ending... This project explores how we stand faced to the real world, as individuals, with the baggage we bring, which has been inculcated to us through cartoons, comics and fictional characters throughout our childhood. It explores how strongly those values and beliefs have been incorporated into the collective memory. The Elements by Theodore Gray My book The Elements is based on photographs I've been collecting at my website periodictable.com for many years. The website includes not just pictures, but also more detailed descriptions than we could fit in the book, and most importantly, it includes full 360-degree rotating videos of almost all the objects. You really won't find this kind of resources anywhere else for any other subject, so please enjoy.

Litany Against Fear - Dune Wiki - Frank Herbert, David Lynch, Sandworms Mixed Canonicity: This article or section refers to elements from both Original Dune and Expanded Dune. The Litany Against Fear was an incantation spoken by many highly educated people who faced danger or fear during their everyday lives. The incantation helped focus their minds in times of peril. Origin Edit Born This Way: Telling Childhood Photos from Gay and Lesbian Adults -... Over at the blog Born This Way a proud gay Angeleno, identified only as Paul V., publishes childhood photos and stories from gay and lesbian adults. Many of the photos feature young kids innocently flouting heteronormative gender expectations with total abandon (see above). But interspersed among them are pictures of children that give no hint about their eventual sexual identity. As Paul explains: some of the pix here feature gay boys with feminine traits, and some gay girls with masculine traits.

Turkey protests: Unrest rages in Istanbul and Ankara Turkey has entered a second day of violent protests, with fresh clashes between police and demonstrators in Istanbul and the capital, Ankara. The unrest began as a sit-in over plans to redevelop Gezi Park in Istanbul's Taksim Square, but escalated after police used tear gas. Tear gas was again fired on Saturday at protesters in Istanbul and Ankara. In a defiant speech, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted that the park project would go ahead. He also said that police would remain in Taksim Square to preserve order.

Experimental Photography by Bravo Ko Taiwan-based photographer Bravo Ko is creating beautiful, experimental analogue photographs, working with the human body, different light situations, unexpected compositions and everyday objects. Her images remind us on the work of 3 cm who is also revealing the surreal in our everyday life with his works. We really enjoy her conceptual approach towards photography and are looking for more to come. You can also follow Bravo Ko on Facebook. All images © Bravo Ko 20 Years Since The Fall of the Soviet Union - Alan Taylor - In Focus My friend Alain-Pierre Hovasse is a photojournalist who was based in Moscow in August of 1991, and was a firsthand witness to many of the historic events - six of the photos above were taken by him. I asked if he'd be interested in sharing some observations from that time, happily he agreed and has shared his memories here: In 1991, I was hired away from Reuters in London to be Chief Photographer for the Agence France Presse and the European Press Agency in Moscow. It was perestroika (restructuring) under Gorbachev's tenure in the USSR; changes had been taking place since the collapse of the Berlin Wall and other Soviet satellites in 1989, and AFP had until then no permanent photographer in Moscow. Two weeks after I arrived, the biggest spontaneous political gathering since the Revolution took place near Red Square.

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