15 01 2017

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The art of Bill Traylor

15 01 2017

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Born a slave, Bill Traylor lived as an impoverished sharecropper in Alabama until he started to draw in his seventies and was “discovered,” leading to a a 1942 exhibition in  New York entitled “American Primitive: the Work of an Old Negro”.

 

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She’s still got it…

15 01 2017

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The glorious return of a fashion icon, as Faye Wong serves some classic Faye looks at her 2016 Shanghai concert (which was also filmed for VR release).

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Mr Gay China

15 01 2017

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A list of gay Chinese it-boys; be prepared for lots of very fake-looking photos though…





Blood pheasants

15 01 2017

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Je Yeo Ran

15 01 2017

G-Dragon-approved abstract expressionism from Korea.

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The Carrington Event

15 01 2017

In 1859, a solar flare – observed by the astronomer Richard Carrington – affected the Earth, interrupting all telegraph communications. In some places, the paper in the telegraph machines actually started to burn, and operators were electrocuted. The arctic and Antarctic Northern and Southern lights appeared as far North and South as the tropics – in Queensland, in Cuba, in Hawaii. In Northern regions they were so bright that people could read by them. Some got out of bed in the middle of the night, convinced it was morning.

But it was over in two days.

Recently interest in the event has been re-ignited by speculation of how a similar “solar storm” would impact Earth today if all our modern communications went down. Could the planet survive two days without internet?