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Young Icefish, Chaenocephalus Aceratus - These fish are highly adapted to life in cold water with anti-freeze, but no red blood cells, in their blood.

Few people realize just how rich in biodiversity the Southern Ocean is - even a single trawl can reveal a fascinating array of weird and wonderful creatures as would be seen on a coral reef. These animals are potentially very good indicators of environmental change as many occur in the shallows, which are changing fast, but also in deeper water which will warm much less quickly. We can now begin to get a better understanding of how the ecosystem will adapt to changes.  British Antarctic Survey

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  2. Aperture: f/36
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 60mm

10 Fictional Characters Based On Real People

6. Dorian Gray 

The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel that famed wit Oscar Wilde ever wrote, and it tells the story of a man of unsurpassed beauty who has his likeness painted as a portrait. To make a long story short, Dorian sells his soul in order to maintain his youth and beauty while the painting version himself ages instead. It’s a bit of a strange and supernatural tale, but the character of Dorian Gray, believe it or not, was based on a real man named John Gray.

John Gray was an acquaintance of Wilde, and that’s really just a nicer way of saying he was one of Wilde’s many trysts. The real Gray was a poet who traveled in the same social circles as Wilde, and was reputedly an “Adonis” of a man. While Wilde did not bother to change his last name for the fictionalized version, he did change John to Dorian, but it was for a very specific purpose. The Dorians were an ancient Greek tribe that famously practiced and engaged in sex between men. Apparently, when the story came out the real Gray was mortified, as it was abundantly clear that the titular character was based on himself, and the connection caused a rift between he and Wilde.

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Japanese Purse by YAGUCHI Kanako 矢口加奈子

Japanese Purse by YAGUCHI Kanako 矢口加奈子

"Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment."

Janet Fitch

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Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager. He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He often wrote in green ink as it was his personal symbol for desire and hope with his poetry.

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Here is my Miles Davis Primer. The 100+ songs that every Miles Davis fan or fan of great musical artistry should know. From his very very early work all the way to his last album. 

  1. Blue Room - Take 2 03:01
  2. It’s Only A Paper Moon - Album - Remastered 05:23
  3. I’ll Remember April 07:52
  4. Miles Ahead 04:29
  5. Solar 04:40
  6. You Don’t Know What Love Is 04:20
  7. Tasty Pudding - Instrumental 03:20
  8. Morpheus - Instrumental 02:21
  9. Willie The Wailer - Instrumental 04:25
  10. I See Your Face Before Me - Instrumental 04:44
  11. A Night In Tunisia 07:21
  12. Nature Boy 06:14
  13. Alone Together 07:16
  14. Minor March 08:15
  15. Changes 07:11
  16. There Is No Greater Love 05:18
  17. How Am I To Know? 04:38
  18. S’posin’ 05:14
  19. ‘Round Midnight 07:04
  20. Compulsion 05:43
  21. In Your Own Sweet Way 04:37
  22. Oleo - RVG Remaster 05:11
  23. But Not For Me (Take 2) - RVG Remaster 05:43
  24. Bags’ Groove (Take 1) - RVG Remaster 11:14
  25. Tune Up/When Lights Are Low 13:10
  26. Airegin 04:24
  27. Blues By Five 10:21
  28. My Funny Valentine 06:01
  29. If I Were A Bell 08:15
  30. Woody’N You 05:03
  31. Bemsha Swing 09:32
  32. It Never Entered My Mind 05:20
  33. Half Nelson 04:43
  34. Ahmad’s Blues 07:21
  35. Salt Peanuts 06:05
  36. Well You Needn’t 06:18
  37. Diane 07:48
  38. When I Fall In Love 04:24
  39. Ah-Leu-Cha 05:50
  40. Dear Old Stockholm 07:49
  41. The Duke 03:35
  42. Miles Ahead 03:29
  43. Straight, No Chaser 10:35
  44. Milestones 05:42
  45. Dr. Jackle 05:46
  46. Little Willie Leaps - Take 3 02:48
  47. Bess, You Is My Woman Now 05:10
  48. Summertime 03:17
  49. I Loves You, Porgy (From Porgy & Bess) 04:14
  50. On Green Dolphin Street 09:47
  51. Stella By Starlight 04:41
  52. Fran Dance 05:48
  53. Love For Sale 11:43
  54. So What 09:23
  55. All Blues 11:33
  56. Blue In Green 05:38
  57. Freddie Freeloader 09:46
  58. Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio) - Master 16:19
  59. The Pan Piper 03:52
  60. Solea - master 12:15
  61. Some Day My Prince Will Come 09:02
  62. Old Folks 05:14
  63. Teo 09:33
  64. Song No. 2 01:36
  65. Aos Pes Da Cruz 04:15
  66. Wait Till You See Her 04:02
  67. Corcovado 02:42
  68. Seven Steps To Heaven 06:23
  69. I Fall In Love Too Easily 06:44
  70. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home 08:25
  71. Joshua 06:58
  72. E.S.P. 05:28
  73. Eighty-One 06:14
  74. Little One 07:19
  75. Agitation 07:46
  76. Iris 08:31
  77. Freedom Jazz Dance (Evolution Of The Groove) 07:13
  78. Footprints 09:46
  79. Circle 05:52
  80. Orbits 04:36
  81. Gingerbread Boy 07:44
  82. Prince Of Darkness 06:26
  83. Masqualero 08:52
  84. The Sorcerer 05:10
  85. Limbo 07:15
  86. Nefertiti 07:51
  87. Riot 03:02
  88. Fall 06:35
  89. Pinocchio 05:05
  90. Country Son 13:50
  91. Paraphernalia 12:36
  92. Stuff 16:59
  93. Frelon Brun 05:37
  94. Tout De Suite 14:05
  95. Filles De Kilimanjaro 12:01
  96. Shhh/Peaceful - Original LP Mix From 1969 18:15
  97. Pharaoh’s Dance 20:05
  98. Bitches Brew 27:00
  99. Spanish Key 17:33
  100. Feio 11:49
  101. Sanctuary 10:57
  102. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down 14:02
  103. John McLaughlin 04:22
  104. Yesternow 25:35
  105. Right Off 26:55
  106. What I Say 21:10
  107. Sivad 15:14
  108. Nem Um Talvez 04:03
  109. Selim 02:13
  110. On The Corner 02:58
  111. Black Satin 05:16
  112. Vote For Miles 08:49
  113. Helen Butte 16:07
  114. Ife 21:35
  115. Great Expectations 27:23
  116. Recollections 18:55
  117. Yaphet 09:40
  118. Lonely Fire 21:22
  119. He Loved Him Madly 32:14
  120. Honky Tonk 05:53
  121. Red China Blues 04:07
  122. Rated X 06:51
  123. Maiysha 14:52
  124. Mtume 15:10
  125. Water Babies 05:06
  126. Dual Mr. Anthony Tillmon Williams Process 13:20
  127. Capricorn 08:27
  128. Fat Time 09:52
  129. Shout 05:48
  130. Ursula 10:43
  131. Aida 08:08
  132. Come Get It 11:04
  133. Speak 08:33
  134. Star People 18:47
  135. Star On Cicely 04:31
  136. U ‘n’ l 05:55
  137. Code M.D. 05:58
  138. Decoy 08:34
  139. Freaky Deaky 04:30
  140. That’s Right 11:11
  141. That’s What Happened 03:33
  142. Human Nature 04:30
  143. MD1/Something’s On Your Mind/MD2 07:18
  144. Time After Time 03:38
  145. Ms. Morrisine 04:53
  146. Tutu 05:17
  147. Full Nelson 05:07
  148. Backyard Ritual 04:49
  149. Mr. Pastorius 05:42
  150. Cobra 05:16
  151. Big Time 05:42
  152. Jo-Jo 04:51
  153. Amandla 05:21
  154. Indigo 05:58
  155. Intro 04:27
  156. Yellow 06:46
  157. Red 09:57
  158. Blue 06:34
  159. Violet 09:02
  160. Mystery 03:56
  161. Duke Booty 04:56
  162. Chocolate Chip 04:41
  163. High Speed Chase 04:41

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Paper dress made from the pages of telephone books
by Kelly Murray Paper dress made from the pages of telephone books
by Kelly Murray Paper dress made from the pages of telephone books
by Kelly Murray Paper dress made from the pages of telephone books
by Kelly Murray

Paper dress made from the pages of telephone books

by Kelly Murray

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"I have the idea that we grandmothers are meant to play the part of protective witches; we must watch over younger women, children, community, and also, why not?, this mistreated planet, the victim of such unrelenting desecration. I would like to fly on a broomstick and dance in the moonlight with other pagan witches in the forest, invoking earth forces and howling demons; I want to become a wise old crone, to learn ancient spells and healers’ secrets. It is no small thing, this design of mine. Witches, like saints, are solitary stars that shine with a light of their own; they depend on nothing and no one, which is why they have no fear and can plunge blindly into the abyss with the assurance that instead of crashing to earth, they will fly back out. They can change into birds and see the world from above…they can inhabit other dimensions and travel to other galaxies, they are navigators on an infinite ocean of consciousness and cognition."

Isabel Allende, Paula

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And also, for me, the word “inspiration” does not have a purely musical meaning—not only. For me, it’s more a matter of discovery—a new kind of image, a new vision of the world and the human soul itself. The original impulse does not come from the music, but is embodied in it. First of all, there is something like a new conviction—a bit like when, while reading a book, you sometimes reach a point where all thought converges, where all the mysteries unfold: there is a release, liberation, a feeling of happiness, and at one and the same time it is often very sad.

Jordi Savall, “A conversation with Arvo Pärt”. Music & Literature. An Arts Magazine, 1 (Fall 2012).

Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa for 2 violins, prepared piano & chamber orchestra: Ludus. Violín: Gil Shaham, Gotemburg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi

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Gong Li photographed by Jean-Marie Périer

Gong Li photographed by Jean-Marie Périer

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pronunciation | puss-zi-pot-yosh 
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pronunciation | puss-zi-pot-yosh 

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The Artful Dodgers of Wrangel Island, arctic foxes steal as many as 40 snow goose eggs a day and cache them for their pups

Photo: Sergey Gorshkov

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