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Room without a view: Banksy teams up with Palestinian to open hotel in Bethlehem - CBC News - Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News. Hans Christian Andersen: The Dryad. By E are travelling to Paris to the Exhibition.

Hans Christian Andersen: The Dryad

Now we are there. That was a journey, a flight without magic. We flew on the wings of steam over the sea and across the land. Harlan ellison i hav no mouth and i must scream. UVic Archives. Here's What Happens When You Edit Photos Like Music - Creators. What's known is that all digital files are made up of raw data: open any image, sound, application, or otherwise in a program like TextEdit, and you'll see the Unicode alphabet representation of your chosen file.

Here's What Happens When You Edit Photos Like Music - Creators

What's unknown are the results of opening, say, a .txt file in a video program, a sound file in a word document, or playing an image file in a sound editor... More often than not, importing files into applications they're foreign to will produce an error message and possibly crash your open application. Sometimes, however, using applications to manipulate non-native files results in beautiful art.

Masuma Ahuja and Denise Lu, of the Washington Post, put these ideas to the test by editing images in Audacity as if they were sound files. It's called databending— the process, according to Ahuja and Lu, "of manipulating data in an editor traditionally used to edit media of another format,"— and the simple results are as colorful and sublime as they are inspiring. Get Out Movie Art Gallery. Blumhouse Productions and QC Entertainment have today revealed an art series inspired by the upcoming Get Out movie.

Get Out Movie Art Gallery

The upcoming horror thriller is written and directed by Jordan Peele (Key and Peele, Keanu) and, in the gallery viewer below, you can check out art by Corey Barksdale, Frank Morrison, Sindisio Nyoni, Jermaine Rogers, Sharlene Artsy and Taj Tenfold. You can also click here to get tickets to a free Get Out movie preview. Act fast, though, as the seats are first come, first serve! 'Firefall' at Yosemite Park thrills visitors. The natural effect gives the illusion that bright orange lava is flowing off the cliff at the park in California.

'Firefall' at Yosemite Park thrills visitors

This magic trick is a natural occurrence that only happens for a couple of weeks each February and draws hundreds of visitors each night. The "firefall" comes to life when the angle of the setting sun causes light to hit the waterfall just right; making for some amazing Instagram-worthy photos. "The waterfall is bigger than it has been in a long time due to all the rain and snow we have received," said National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman. "It has gained popularity the last few years due to social media," he said. "People come from all over the world to see this. " Looking to test out your photography skills? Moms Mabley - Wikipedia. Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975), known by her stage name Jackie "Moms" Mabley, was an American standup comedian.

Moms Mabley - Wikipedia

A veteran of the Chitlin' circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.[1] Early years[edit] Loretta Mary Aiken was born in Brevard, North Carolina on March 19, 1894[2] to James Aiken and Mary Smith, who married on May 21, 1891, in Transylvania County, North Carolina.[3] She was one of a family of 16 children.[4] Her father owned and operated several businesses, while her mother kept house and took in boarders.

Her father, a volunteer fireman, died when a fire engine exploded when Loretta was eleven.[4] In 1910, her mother took over their primary business, a general store. She was killed after being run over by a truck while returning home from church on Christmas Day.[4] Career[edit] This photography school in Lagos' floating slum Makoko is empowering kids to change their community. Sal Mineo: Muses, Cinematic Men. The young actor with a Sicilian background made his stage début in New York, in 1950, in The Rose Tattoo before starring in The King and I, in 1951, opposite Yul Brynner who became a mentor.

Sal Mineo: Muses, Cinematic Men

Sal Mineo rapidly made it to Hollywood and knew his big breakthrough with Rebel Without a Cause, in 1955 – appealing to teenagers around the world with his vulnerable character. Until the end of the 1950s, he mostly embodied troubled teenagers in such films as Giant, in 1956, Crime in the Streets, in 1956 that was much acclaimed and earned him the nickname, 'The Switchblade Kid', as well as Dino, in 1957 before reaching the pinnacle of his career with Exodus, in 1960. However, ever so promptly did his career decline and the actor found himself struggling to earn roles, difficultly escaping his teen idol status and earning mostly stereotyped ethnic roles in such features as The Longest Day, in 1962 and Who Killed Teddy Bear? , in 1964.

Old-Time Strongmen and the History of Bodybuilding. Whenever you pick up a weight, remember that you are following in the footsteps of giants and taking part in a ‘physical culture’ with thousands of years of heritage.

Old-Time Strongmen and the History of Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding and strength training have a rich and fascinating history and looking back there are some incredible ‘lost’ training methods and feats of strength to be found. Read on and I shall take you on a journey through time… The Early Beginnings The roots of bodybuilding and strength training can probably be traced back to Ancient Greece. It is here that we find the first ‘gymnasiums’ – meaning ‘naked place’ (and yet my gym get all aerated when I take my top off…). Bruce Gilden (@bruce_gilden) Walter Chandoha: The godfather of cat photography. A photographer born in New Jersey in 1920, Chandoha didn't get mixed up in the wrong crowd.

Walter Chandoha: The godfather of cat photography

The gang in question was of a feline persuasion, and their owner made them the subject of one of his most famous photographs, "The Mob," from 1963. It's one of over 200,000 stock images Chandoha has taken in a career stretching back to his days as a student at New York University. Since then he's amassed 34 books, over 300 magazine covers, thousands of adverts and become the preeminent cat photographer in America. Chandoha was taking cute cat photos decades before cute cat photos became the internet's bread and butter. There was a time when "cats were used to illustrate just about everything," says the photographer. His home turf was pet food. It all started with Loco. Mick Rock: 'People call me the man who shot the '70s.' Mick Rock isn't so sure of that label.

Mick Rock: 'People call me the man who shot the '70s.'

It ignores his more recent work, whether that be with Pharrell or The Black Keys. It's been a long journey for the veteran music photographer, one that started with a trip in England in the mid '60s. "I was studying modern languages and literature at Cambridge University in England in the late '60s, and I took an acid trip," Rock recalls. "For the first time in my life, I could really see -- I mean, because stuff back then was really strong. " Tuesday weld. Joan Chen Pictures. Joan Staley, 1958. Yayoi Kusama’s Mesmerizing Infinity Rooms Embark on a North American Tour. The bomb. Simon Menner - Images from the Secret Stasi Archives. Images from the Secret Stasi Archives or: what does Big Brother see, while he is watching?

Simon Menner - Images from the Secret Stasi Archives

On Images from the Secret Stasi Archives Simon Menner has always been fascinated by pictures that can be decoded in a variety of ways, yielding entirely different results. One picture seems to show us a simple tangible object, and yet the object is changed fundamentally and continuously by what the viewer knows about it and what the viewer expects to see.

On a personal level this might not have such a decisive influence. But perception is not limited to the personal level; it also plays a decisive role in surveillance. The 70th Anniversary of the Summer of The Bomb. July 16. August 6. August 9. September 2. The 70th anniversary of the summer of The Bomb is upon us, marking the dates of the first test detonation of “The Gadget” in the New Mexico desert, the dropping of the Little Boy bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima the explosion of the Fat Man bomb over Nagasaki, and the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II. World, 500-1000 A.D. Ancient mosaic in Turkey shows skeleton drinking wine with message 'be cheerful' A 2,400-year-old message which resonates today has been discovered during excavations in Turkey.

Emily Carroll Art & Comics. Consumers for christ by Swoboda on DeviantArt. Barbaric bunnies battle it out in medieval manuscripts. In the medieval period they were fierce, sword-wielding Leporids, happy to take on the rest of the animal kingdom -- including humans. Rabbits riding lions, rabbits riding humans, rabbits mutilating poor hapless knights in shining armor. Who knew "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" could be so germane?

Meet the hip hop grandpas of Nairobi. This ultimate band of "true hip hop heads" allegedly double as security guards by night in Kariobangi - one of Nairobi's informal settlements. 10 stunning underwater vintage photos. Eijin Suzuki. The knitting clock. Wartime photos transformed into ghostly fantasies. Poster politics: The art of persuasion. The best ones that promote a candidate inspire hope and optimism. The best ones that oppose a candidate use humor or satire to critique the candidate for what they've done, or for what they promise or threaten to do. If you can laugh at someone, you can challenge them, and posters remain one of the most effective and powerful tools for holding political leaders accountable. They can make fun of their foibles, and spur activism around a wide range of causes.

Amelia Earhart died as a castaway, not on air. Throwback photos of experimental LSD parties. In his pool were a bunch of "heads," acid grins on their faces, tripping out of their skulls. Syd Mead. Simon Stålenhag Art Gallery. 19 precious monuments destroyed by war.

Battle for Mosul: How ISIS is fighting back. But for all its gains -- 78 villages liberated, and nearly 800 ISIS fighters killed as of Monday morning -- the coalition is encountering fierce resistance from ISIS, in what is anticipated to be the terror group's last stand in Iraq. Massively outnumbered by the advancing coalition -- a 90,000-strong force of Iraqi government troops, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and irregular militia soldiers -- ISIS relies on asymmetric warfare tactics to inflict damage on its opponents, and terrorize long-suffering local civilians. Great Purge.

Absurd Secret Police Photos Show the Campy Side of Communist Spy Games. Simon Menner’s new book Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives examines the vast collection of information and photos once gathered by the East German secret police. While coincidental, the timing couldn’t be better as news about the NSA surveillance program continues to dominate headlines. Stevin Tuchiwsky (@stevint) 80 moments from the '80s. Zaha Hadid's most memorable buildings. By CHLOE. (@bychefchloe) These Vintage Photos Show a Colorful Side of Communism.

Administrative Palace (1976), all images from the Vasluiul Comunist project. This article originally appeared on VICE Romania. Inside the U.S. presidential graveyard. George Washington's nose -- or what's left of it -- struggles to stay attached to his crumbling concrete face. Stains streak from his dead eyes like tears. The magnetic combo of nudity and seaweed. Bloody, visceral world of Montana's off-grid butchers. If it weren't for all the blood. 36 Stunning Bohemian Homes You'd Love To Chill Out In. Sick Spider Web Installation Made of Packaging Tape (6 pics) Incredible Geometric Pencil Lead Sculptures. Orbis Terrarum De Integro from 1590 Vintage by DejaVuPrintStore. A Wall of Flowers. Vancouver woman builds tiny 186 sq. foot house. Trending-snowboarder-tiny-home-nestled-200841235. THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remember The 90s? Photographer Spotlight: Éric Lafforgue. Dronies: The new selfies. 60 Iconic Women Who Prove Style Peaked In The '60s.

Christinehmcconnell's Photostream. Animated painting by RS Tagliafierro. In pictures: National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the coolest Americans. 20 Years of Mind-Bending Art From Omni, the Best Sci-Fi Mag of Our Time. 60 Adorable Real Vintage Wedding Photos From The '60s. Pretty Power Plants. May 28, 2004 Highway 12 Supercell-ne Nebraska. The Diabolical Diagram of Movie Monsters. 30 Awesome Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The Sets Of Classic Movies. Look at Me: Archives. Passport Photos of Iconic Figures in The Past. Data. Believe it or not, these aren't miniatures - a gallery on Flickr.