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Ars Technica. LIFE MAGAZINE - THE SINS OF THE FATHERS - 905W-000-052. 221Q-278-027 Photograph by Grant Delin "I knew when I met the Damms I would never forget them,"says Mary Ellen Mark, posing for Jesse Damm.


"I did this story to help these children and others like them. " Doing the Right Thing Eight years ago LIFE published a series of wrenching photographs by Mary Ellen Mark of Linda and Dean Damm and their two children--a homeless family in Los Angeles. Our readers rose to the occasion: You sent money, household goods, offers of help. LIFE MAGAZINE - A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A HOMELESS FAMILY - 905W-000-031. 210K-01X-01X Mary Ellen Mark helps homeless Crissy Damm get ready for school.


Photograph by Jeffrey Chong There are fine pictures in LIFE every month, but we want to call special attention to the contributions of three photographers in this issue. The remarkable range of Mary Ellen Mark has never been more evident. On the cover is her portrait of a provocative Meryl Streep. Inside, Mark's powerful picture essay on a homeless California family is gritty photojournalism at its best. Elizabeth P. APERTURE - MARY ELLEN MARK -904I-000-003. TINY: I've known Mary Ellen for about fourteen years now.


I like taking pictures with her. William Morgan. William Alexander Morgan(April 19, 1928-March 11, 1961) Click on the photos Cuban War Aided by Second Front (N.Y.

William Morgan

Times, April 3, 1958)Castro Names Toledoan To Military Post (Jan. 5, 1959)Leader of Castro’s Jungle Fighters Wants To Return Home To Toledo (Jan. 6, 1959)Adventurer Divorced By Toledo Wife (Jan. 7, 1959)Cuba Facing Rule By Decree For Next 18 Months (Jan. 7, 1959)Ex-Toledoan To Tell Cuba Story In City (Feb. 27, 1959)Cuba Cancels U.S. Where Have All the Hippies Gone? « The Dabbler. …Long time ago.

Where Have All the Hippies Gone? « The Dabbler

Rita recalls some favourite American Eccentrics… WHERE THE WIND HOWLS. A Walk on the Wild Side: in a new series, Robert Macfarlane, acclaimed author of “The Wild Places”, walks the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, formed 60m years ago...


“Don’t travel in your walking gear,” David instructed me the day before I flew to Belfast. “Even now, it’s still not quite wise to turn up at the airport with a pair of boots and an English accent.” His worries continued once I’d landed. Khmer Rouge. Adam Yauch and Paul’s Boutique: How dumb court decisions have made it nearly impossible for artists to sample the way the Beastie Boys did. Sports and Pop Culture from Bill Simmons and our rotating cast of writers. Summer Is The Goddamn Worst. The Rust Belt of France: Montpellier.

My wife and I have been living in France for the past nine months in a city near the Mediterranean coast.

The Rust Belt of France: Montpellier

But it’s not quite what you think. It’s not Paris, or the French Riviera, or some quaint little town surrounded by vineyards in the countryside. We live in Montpellier, the largest city in France’s poorest region, the Languedoc-Roussillon, which has the highest jobless rate in a country that just hit a twelve-year high for unemployment. IASC: The Hedgehog Review - Volume 14, No. 1 (Spring 2012) - Why Google Isn’t Making Us Stupid…or Smart - Chad Wellmon.

The Hedgehog Review: Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 2012) Reprinted from The Hedgehog Review 14.1 (Spring 2012).

IASC: The Hedgehog Review - Volume 14, No. 1 (Spring 2012) - Why Google Isn’t Making Us Stupid…or Smart - Chad Wellmon

This essay may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission. Please contact The Hedgehog Review for further details. Last year The Economist published a special report not on the global financial crisis or the polarization of the American electorate, but on the era of big data.

Article after article cited one big number after another to bolster the claim that we live in an age of information superabundance. Some see this as information abundance, others as information overload. Tehran Politics: Are the Mullahs Losing Their Grip? “You are not a wise man, you tyrant,” raps the Iranian female singer Bahar.

Tehran Politics: Are the Mullahs Losing Their Grip?

Behold The Forbidden Flu: A Loom Explainer. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a very important part of a very special flu virus.

Behold The Forbidden Flu: A Loom Explainer

It may look like an ordinary protein, but in fact it’s been at the center of a blazing debate about whether our increasing power to experiment on life could lead to a disaster. Not that long ago, in fact, a national security advisory board didn’t even want you to see this. Writing Worth Reading. Consuming Women. The first lap dancing club in the UK opened in 1995. Since then lap dancing has become part of mainstream culture, with the 300+ lap dancing clubs nationwide visited by well-known figures such as Stephen Hawkings and Rihanna. Jennifer Hayashi Danns, 28, worked as a lap dancer for two years whilst studying at university. Tokyo through the letterbox. Reams have been written about the suicide-as-spectacle of novelist Yukio Mishima’s death; less, perhaps, about the cartographies and circumstances of his birth. He was born Kimitake Hiraoka, on January 14, 1925, the first child of a civil servant, of a family of what would once—then, indeed—have been called “very good stock”, and his wife, of a family of Confucian and Chinese scholars, in Yotsuya, once on the fringe but now already in the heart of a Tokyo that was rapidly expanding and shifting its center of gravity westward, in a district known then as Nagasumi-cho (永住町, “long dwell town”, although he would be gone from the neighborhood by the age of eight) but which was reorganized and renamed Yotsuya 4-chome in a municipal redistricting on April 1, 1943 (one would have thought they would have had better things to do), before being pulverized to smithereens by American air-raids less than two years later.

私の家は殆ど鼻歌まじりと言いたいほどの気楽な速度で、傾斜の上を辷りだした。 坂を下りて来たのは一人の若者だった。 He was right. Wang Hui · The Rumour Machine: The Dismissal of Bo Xilai · LRB 10 May 2012. ‘March 14’ used to be shorthand in China for the 2008 unrest in Tibet; now it stands for the 2012 ‘Chongqing incident’. It is unusual for municipal policy to have national impact, and rarer still for the removal of a city leader to become international news. Some observers have argued that the dismissal of Bo Xilai, the party secretary of Chongqing, is the most important political event in China since 1989. Stories began to circulate on 6 February, when Wang Lijun, Chongqing’s police chief, fled to the US consulate in the nearby city of Chengdu. Neither the Chinese nor the American authorities have revealed anything about what followed, the US saying only that Wang had an appointment at the consulate and left the next day of his own accord. Don't Like the Message? Maybe It's the Messenger - Justin Fox.

By Justin Fox | 11:29 AM May 4, 2012 We all like to think we can evaluate information and arguments rationally, regardless of where they come from. Home. Khrushchev in Water Wings: On Mao, Humiliation and the Sino-Soviet Split. Khrushchev and Mao meet in Beijing, July 1958. Khrushchev would find himself less formally dressed at their swimming-pool talks a week later. Project Syndicate - the highest quality op-ed ( opinion-editorial ) articles and commentaries. Investigation, Lawsuit Expose Barbaric Conditions at For-Profit Youth Prison in Mississippi. Journal home : Nature. Gaseous emissions from dinosaurs may have warmed prehistoric earth. Sauropod dinosaurs could in principle have produced enough of the greenhouse gas methane to warm the climate many millions of years ago, at a time when the Earth was warm and wet.

That's according to calculations reported in the May 8th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Centre for Science and Environment. A harried parent called a few weeks ago. She wanted to know if the pollution levels in Delhi were bad and if so how bad. The answer was simple and obvious.