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The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It’s hard to choose — especially if you’re a slow reader. So, to go along with the list of the best albums from 1963-2013, here you will find a single must-read book from each of the last 50 years. 1963 — The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath’s only novel manages to be both elegant and filled with raw, seething emotion – no small feat, and not the least of the reasons the reading world is still obsessed with her. Also recommended: Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak; The Group, Mary McCarthy; V., Thomas Pynchon; Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut; The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan

Owls and tattoos Orhan Veli: O kadar acı çekti ve sevdi ki şiiri dönüştürdü - Kültür-Sanat Nilüfer Kuyaş Bir gün hepimize yazık olacak elbet, ama ona olduğu kadar değil belki – Orhan Veli 36 yaşında öldü, hem de bir belediye çukuruna düştükten sonra. Gerçi hayret edecek bir şey yok, Türkiye’de belediye çukuruna düşmek olağandır, ya da bir belediye hendeğinde boğulmak, bir şehircilik ihmalinin kurbanı olmak, bir can aldırmazlığından gitmek, bir başka aldırmazlığa. Çeşitli belediye çukurlarından birbirimize seslenirken… Bir yandan da başka bir ses yükselmeye çalışıyor boğazımdan: Ey kendini beğenmiş siyasetçiler, ey yolsuzluk erbabı, ey emir kulu olup da kendini hala gazeteci sananlar, ey kadın döven,öldüren zavallılar, size daha şimdiden ne kadar yazık olduğunun farkında mısınız, diye sormak geliyor içimden. Ama ben asıl Nisan’da doğmuş olmanın sevincinden söz etmek istiyorum, nisan ayının güzelliğinden; o “en zalim ayda” doğmuş şairimiz, “ölü topraktan leylak üreten” ayda, bir başka büyük şairin ifadesiyle. Bundan daha güzel ölümsüzlük mü olur? “Bu güzel düşüncenin Kızabilirdim

Stumblers Who Like Most Amazing Miniature Food Artworks by Shay Aaron Shay Aaron is a brilliant artist from Israel who makes the most astonishing miniature food jewelry. These foodstuffs look so beautiful that we would desire to eat them. Actually, there’s a whole market out there for miniature food. Comments comments My Husband 20 Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards The shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards was recently announced by the World Photography Organisation. Photographers from 166 countries submitted nearly 140,000 images (69,114 Professional entries; 65,512 Open entries and 4,928 Youth entries images), the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. From the submissions the judges have selected an eclectic shortlist representing the very finest in international contemporary photography from the past 12 months. All the shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. To see all of the shortlisted winners, visit 1. A baby Orangutan peeking out from his mother’s embrace. 2. All scenes were taken in early 2013. 3. A hunter rests in his little house on the plains ..western Mongolia with his Eagle which is hooded and cat under the table! 4. All images were taken in the southern and central parts of Iceland. 5.

Maxistentialism “Werewolf is a simple game for a large group of people (seven or more.) It requires no equipment besides some bits of paper; you can play it just sitting in a circle. I’d call it a party game, except that it’s a game of accusations, lying, bluffing, second-guessing, assassination, and mob hysteria.” – Andrew Plotkin, creator of Werewolf Werewolf is based on the game Mafia, which was created in 1986 by Dimitry Davidoff, a psychology student in the USSR. Most reports credit Dimitry Davidoff with creating Mafia in 1986 as a teaching tool. Mafia become Werewolf after author Andrew Plotkin became fascinated with it at the 1997 National Puzzlers’ League convention. It’s the quintessential game that makes use of hidden information that is gradually revealed. The rules are simple. The game cycles between day and night. Werewolf works best with seven to twenty players and one moderator. You’ll want to make some cards to assign players their roles. For most games, you’ll want your deck to have:

My pug-a-torn, Gabby Incredibly Intricate Ink Illustrations by Alex Konahin Dec 10, 2013 Alex Konahin is a Latvian artist that uses fineliners, dip pens and India ink to create incredibly intricate and ornate illustrations. Most artworks are done on A2/A3 paper. Limited edition signed prints are available for select works. Reach out to Alex direct for inquiries. To keep up with his latest, be sure to check him out at the links below. [via Alex Konahin on Behance]