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Call Today To Save American Jobs

Call Today To Save American Jobs Wikimedia Commons There’s a lot of talk in the news about the GOP’s proposed tax bill. The people pushing it want working people to believe this plan will benefit working people. That’s just not true. The...Show More Summary

When Hitler Looked to America: A Review of Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law

The Nuremberg Laws, 1935. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) When Hitler Looked to America: A Review of Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law by Victor Ray | @victorerikray | NewBlackMan (in Exile) The Nazis modeled their racial state on American law. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Young Girl Carrying a Pumpkin, Fausto Zonaro

Young Girl Carrying a Pumpkin, Fausto Zonaro Link is to zoomable file on Google Art Project; there is also a downloadable version of that file on Wikimedia Commons. The original is in the Sak?p Sabanc? Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. The museum also has a zoomable Read More...

Bob Ferguson Might Already Be Running for Governor—Just Follow the Money

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

He's raised over $300,000 this year, supposedly for an election that's over two years away by Chetanya Robinson Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons Since January, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed 17 lawsuits against the Trump...Show More Summary

City Sues Skate Shop Over Illegal Skate Park On Duck Island

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The illegal skate park was built as part of a Nike-sponsored contest — and it almost won. by Chetanya Robinson Dennis Bratland/Wikimedia Commons The City filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against Capitol Hill skate shop 35th North and 20 people, for allegedly building an unauthorized skate bowl on Duck Island in Greenlake. Show More Summary

Eye Candy For Today: Paul Sandby gouache of Queen Elizabeth Gate

Queen Elizabeth Gate, Paul Sandby Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project; downloadable high-res file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Yale Center for British Art. Gouache and watercolor on paper, roughly 14 x 18 inches (36 x 47 cm). A wonderful Read More...

The experience of time in Dante’s Inferno

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

“The Map of Hell,” by Sandro Botticelli. Wikimedia Commons. 1. It was either shortly before or just after November 8, 2016 that I began to wonder whether I had died and gone to Hell. This reads as a joke, and I may have originally said it as a joke. Show More Summary

David Fincher Didn't Want The Pressure Of Directing A Star Wars Film

Image. Wikimedia Commons. Photo taken by Elen Nivrae. A long time ago, David Fincher was in the running to direct The Force Awakens, a job that eventually went to JJ Abrams. As it turns out, Fincher avoided the galaxy far, far away for a good reason. More »      

Eye Candy for Today: Peder Mønsted woodland interior

A Woodland Stream, Peder Mørk Mønsted Link is to Wikimedia Commons, which has a high res version of the file. The original was sold through Sotheby’s in 1987 and is presumably still in a private collection. As far as I can tell, the majority of Read More...

Eye Candy for Today: Marten van Valckenborch Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel, Marten van Valckenborch the Elder The link is to a zoomable version of the image on Google Art Project; there is a downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; the original is in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden State Art Museums. Flemish Renaissance Read More...

Eye Candy for Today: Jacob van Walscapelle Still Life with Fruit

Still Life with Fruit, Jacob van Walscapelle Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable high-res file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the National Gallery of Art, DC, which also has zoomable and downloadable versions of the image. Compared to some of Read More...

Mice Are Evolving To Survive Life In New York City

Image. D. Gordon E. Robertson/Wikimedia Commons Spend enough time in New York City, and there won't be much that can surprise you. Two-hour lines to get a doughnut? Yeah, that makes sense. Mummified bat corpses in the alley behind the local church? Of course, that's where mummified bat corpses belong. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Garden, John Constable Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Frick Collection, NY. Constable painted the Salisbury Cathedral a number of times, from several different points of view. This Read More...

10 Years after Northern Rock

10 Years after Northern Rock – is the UK more or less likely to see another bank run? Stephen Clarke Bank Underground, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017           (Northern Rock image – Lee Jordan – Flickr, reproduced from wikimedia commons under CCA...Show More Summary

The Kardashian Effect is Just Another Body Trend Women Can’t Live Up To: #NowWhat

image via Wikimedia Commons No one’s body should ever become a trend. The Kardashian Effect According to a recent press release, Dr. Matthew Schulman, NYC Plastic Surgeon and Snapchat personality, coined the term “Kardashian Effect.”...Show More Summary

A Famous Supernova's Mysteries Are Still Unravelling Hundreds Of Years Later

Image. NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren & J.Hughes et al./Wikimedia Commons Look up and you might see the bright constellation Cassiopeia trace a zig-zag across the sky as it seemingly always has. But almost 450 years ago, it was the source of surprise. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: John O’Connor cityscape

Ludgate, Evening; John O’Connor Link is to image on Wikimedia Commons. The original was auctioned through Sotheby’s in 2012, so I assume it’s in a private collection. Not ony is this a deftly handled complex composition with a wonderful sense of scale and distance, it’s Read More...

Eye Candy for Today: Olga Wisinger-Florian fall landscape

Falling Leaves, Olga Wisinger-Florian Link is to the image on Wikimedia Commons. I don’t know the status of the original; it was sold at auction in 2014, so it may be in a private collection. Turn of the century Austrian painter Olga Wisinger-Florian give us Read More...

Tacoma Elementary School is Ending Its After-School Satan Club, But Not For the Reason You Think

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Chetanya Robinson Think this doesn't belong in an elementary school? Don't be so sure Witcher/Wikimedia Commons Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma is ending its After-School Satan Club for kids. Yes, that was a real program the school held, put on by the Church of Satan itself. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Veronese double portrait

Portrait of Countess Livia da Porto Thiene and her Daughter Deidamia, Paolo Veronese Link is to a zoomable image on Google Art Project; there is a downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; the original is in the Walters Art Museum, which also has a zoomable and Read More...

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