Robert Mapplethorpe, Lilies, 1989
David Bowie - This Is Not America
On the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 children’s classic “Harriet the Spy,” Anna Holmes compares the book’s protagonist to Scout Finch of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and explores how these characters taught young girls to celebrate nonconformity: http://nyr.kr/P5YlIr
“In 1960, more women than ever were marrying, and at younger ages; it’s possible that Fitzhugh and Lee, whose protagonists are considered by biographers and scholars to be their alter egos, were registering their protest against the ubiquity of marriage and subtly agitating for female independence.”
Above: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” directed by Robert Mulligan; 1962. Courtesy Silver Screen Collection/Getty.
Harvard theoretical physicist Lisa Randall, one of the smartest women in science today and author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World, among others, offers this deceptively simple yet brilliant perspective on grasping gravity.
(via It’s Okay To Be Smart)
11 March marks the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The nearby city of Koriyama recommended, shortly after the disaster, that children up to the age of two should not spend more than 15 minutes outside each day. See more
Pictured: Two-year-old Nao Watanabe plays in a ball pit at an indoor playground built for children and parents who avoid playing outside because of concerns about nuclear radiation. Photograph: Toru Hanai/R
Takagi Masakatsu - Nijiko (Tiny Piano)
6am in Nagano… I shot these all within 1 block of each other on the same street while traveling on assignment last month through Japan.
Frederic Chopin - ‘Wiosna’ - Spring (aus op. 74 No 2)
(by Joel Marquina)
Shanghai Days (by 【miao】)
Naomi Shihab Nye, Cinco de Mayo
Composer: Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Work: Modéré and Assez animé from Valses nobles et sentimentales (1912)
Performer: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; conducted by Charles Dutoit