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  4. (Source: beyond-the-canvas, via post-impressionisms)

     
  5. Upcoming Exhibits Series


    Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt
    February 6–May 3, 2015
    Kelsey Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

    The exhibition “Death Dogs” will explore the history of some unusual mythical beings: Anubis, Wepwawet, and the other jackal gods of ancient Egypt. From wild, scavenging dogs in prehistory to Egyptian deities of embalming and protection, these gods have fascinated and disturbed people from ancient times to the present. Using artifacts in the Kelsey Museum, this exhibition will identify the most important Egyptian jackal gods and decipher their complex roles in Egyptian religion and understandings of death and the afterlife. The show will also explore the lasting appeal of these dogs as vivid symbols of ancient Egypt in modern times.

    Image: Egyptian jackal god Anubis from the coffin of Djehutymose, around 625–580 BC, Nag el-Hassiya, Egypt (KM 1989.3.1).

     
  6. tastefullyoffensive:

    "I nominate Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring." [via]

    (via hermionejg)

     
  7. Upcoming Exhibits Series


    Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti
    The Field Museum, Chicago
    Friday, October 24, 2014 to Sunday, April 26, 2015


    https://www.fieldmuseum.org/at-the-field/exhibitions/vodou-sacred-powers-haiti

    "When you hear the word Vodou, what comes to mind? Zombies, evil spells, or dolls stuck with pins? In the upcoming exhibition Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti, look beyond these stereotypes and manufactured Hollywood images, and discover a vital spiritual and social force in the daily life of Haiti. Vodou reflects the Haitian collective remembrance of triumph over slavery, and honors the spirit of resistance that has sustained the country through centuries of hardship. Come stand among a legion of “Lwa,” or spirits, who vividly personify everything from love and sensuality to the courage of warriors. Experience the sights and sounds of a ritual possession ceremony, and get a rare look into the workroom of a Vodou secret society. Hear from practitioners themselves who share their own experiences and stories and encourage visitors to reflect on their own faith traditions. And see why Vodou remains a force today in the contemporary world beyond the borders of Haiti.

    This exhibition was co-organized by the Canadian Museum of History and the Foundation for the Preservation, Enhancement and Production of Haitian Cultural Works in partnership with the Ethnography Museum of Geneva in Switzerland and the Tropenmuseum of the Netherlands.”

     
  8. disneyconceptsandstuff:

    James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

    Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

    Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

     
  9. scribbledigooks:

    lounging, contemplating, chatting, sleeping

     
  10. sandandglass:

    Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

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  11. Keaton Henson

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  12. classicladiesofcolor:

    Anna May Wong's Certificate of Identity, August 18, 1924, National Archives at San Francisco.

    She was born Wong Liu Tsong in 1905 in Los Angeles to a Cantonese-American family that had lived in America since at least 1855. However, being an American didn’t matter in a time when people of Chinese descent were being heavily legislated against. Beginning in 1909, any people of Chinese descent entering or residing in the US, regardless of the country of their birth, had to carry a Certificate of Identity with them at all times. Even at the peak of her fame, Wong still had to carry papers like the one above to prove she was allowed to be here. Read the rest of the article.

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  14. sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

    clehmentine:

    Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

    Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

    There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

    According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

    According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

    Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

    The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

    Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

    It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

    And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

     
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