The congressional Republicans are socialized. They need to say that out loud and admit to themselves they exist entirely, and benefit extensively, from socialism.
Advice to young poets from Saeed Jones.
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New Orleans jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies at 103
WWLTV: Lionel Ferbos, a trumpeter and icon of New Orleans’ traditional jazz scene hailed as the city’s oldest musician who gained international attention for performing well past the century mark, died Saturday, just two days after turning 103.
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In this week’s issue, Paul Rudnick imagines a zealous crafting enthusiast’s letter to the Supreme Court: http://nyr.kr/1kVa1Xi
“As you can see, crafting started on practically Day One of the Judeo-Christian world. Why, some folks claim that our planet itself is just a doodad the Almighty came up with after spinning His Rainy-Day-Fun, Pick-a-Project Activities Wheel.”
Illustration by Zohar Lazar.
They’re here, they’re out, and they’re prettier than you and everyone you know. Gayish girl models are super hot but also super annoying in the vein of all models. Where once there was a dearth of gay girls making money off looking damn fine, now girl loving models sprinkle the internet landscape like glorious glitter. Here is, in no particular order, The Top 20 Queer Models of 2014… Part deux.
China reconfigured, Ah Xian
Born on this day, Edgar Degas
Thirty years ago tonight, Geraldine Ferraro made history by becoming the first woman ever to be a presidential or vice presidential nominee.
Photo: Associated Press
A brief look at the prehistoric rock art of Laas Geel, Somaliland (East Africa).
Despite already being known to the local inhabitants of the area for centuries, the art was ‘discovered’ by a team of French archaeologists carrying out an archaeological survey in northern Somalia in 2002, thus only recently gaining international recognition.
Laas Geel is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Horn of Africa, and contains some of the earliest known cave paintings in the region. These paintings are estimated to date to between 9,000-3,000 BCE, and are incredibly preserved considering this.
The artworks, painted in the distinctive Ethiopian-Arabian style, depict predominantly wild animals, decorated cows, and herders, the latter believed to have been the creators of the paintings. Note the herd of cows shown in the first photo, the ceremonial cow shown in the seventh, and the herder shown aside the cow in the final photograph.
Photos taken by joepyrek.
Recommended reading: Grenier L., P. Antoniotti, G. Hamon, and D. Happe. “Laas Geel (Somaliland): 5000 year-old paintings captured in 3D.” International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-5/W2 (2013): 283-288.