This is so sad but what an amazing way to tell the story…
Just one day after his house and everything in it burned to the ground, Santa Rosa cartoonist Brian Fies bought some cheap paper, Sharpies, and highlighters, and got to work reporting what he and his wife had seen the night of the fires.
The resulting cartoon came quickly, with more raw edges than Fies’ usual standards, but it was undeniably, unflinchingly honest.
Full Story & Video: Watch a Santa Rosa Cartoonist’s ‘Fire Story’ Come to Life | Up From the Ashes: North Bay Fires | KQED Arts
This is a really interesting article, but it seems kind of “cute” that Forbes feels most of us have the luxury of turning down the opportunity to work.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but in our family we’ve pretty much dealt with at least one of us taking the “whatever job they could get” situation way too often.
Continue reading “Ten Unmistakable Signs Of A Bad Place To Work | Forbes”
This is definitely one of those “Bucket List” items on many people’s agenda. Preferable with a well-worn paperback copy of Agatha Christie’s classic to enjoy on the trip 🙂
Continue reading “What It’s Like to Travel on the Orient Express | Travel + Leisure”
Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination was just one of the “apocalyptic events” of 1968, as TIME would later put it in a special report on the significance of the year, published for its 20th anniversary. The magazine compared the events of that year to a “knife blade,” that “severed past from future.”
Source: Civil Rights Photos: How a Picture Changed a Family’s Life | Time.com
Street photography didn’t start with Henri Cartier-Bresson. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, Charles Nègre, and other predecessors were capturing the comings and goings on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris and beyond in the 19th century. A detailed history of street photography was first collected in a 1994 landmark book called Bystander, by artist Joel Meyerowitz and curator Colin Westerbeck; Laurence King Publishing is releasing a newly revised edition (available November 7), featuring 27 additional photographers, a new chapter devoted to digital photography, and a historical revisit. From the publisher’s press release:
Full Story: This Beloved Street Photography Bible Gets an Exciting New Edition – Flavorwire
With that in mind, JP and Ashley started a nonprofit called “Music is our Weapon.” They partnered with Sage Oak Assisted Living to use music in order to help patients rekindle a piece of their past.People like Parkinson’s patient Harold Jones. At one point, Harold was an incredible jazz guitarist. He was in a band and even played songs for his wife.
Full Story: Love of music spawns incredible outreach | WFAA.com
This is absolutely amazing…
The 10-day-old baby needed calories so she could gain more weight and leave East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
But she had a problem: She wasn’t sucking quickly enough to take enough milk – and the act of feeding itself was so tiring for her tiny body, she often went to sleep before taking in enough nourishment.
Full Story: Music therapist helps Children’s Hospital’s tiniest patients get home sooner
It’s five years since authorities in Germany uncovered around 1500 works of art held by Cornelius Gurlitt, then aged 79. He’d inherited the work – by artists ranging from Old Masters to Picasso – from his father, an art-dealer who worked with the Nazis to acquire valuable artworks from Jewish families. Now exhibitions in Germany and in Switzerland are putting highlights on display, in the hope of alerting descendants who may be the rightful owners.
Full Story: Lost ‘Nazi art’ shows aim to reunite masterpieces with true owners – BBC News
So in March 2014 another online network, Art Detective, was established to enable the input of anyone who could supply specific knowledge about individual paintings. As well as specialists, ordinary members of the public have been encouraged to contribute by proposing discussions to establish attributions and dates of paintings, or to identify the subjects and locations depicted. Once the owners have agreed to a public discussion, the suggestion is assigned to one of 27 groups, each headed by a specialist t
Full Story: Solving art’s mysteries online | Apollo Magazine
Leave it to Google to revamp the “clip art” market. This should be interesting.
With Poly, Google wants to build the world’s most accessible library of shareable 3D objects to use for anything.
Full Story: Google Is Building A New Kind Of Clip Art