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Anne Rethinks ‘Flawless’, Third-Tier Male Photographers & Values That Matter

Eden Foods Files Suit Against Contraception Mandate, Citing Birth Control As Immoral. PLEASE!!! Anne Says: Don’t Support Eden Foods With Your Wallet!

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

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Why Philadelphia Women Need the Earned Sick Days Bill

Izabel Goulart in Sign from Lilith That Anne Has Religious Morals After All

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First Lady Michelle Obama in Jason Wu | The Feminine Feminist

Cameron Russell Says Privilege & Insecurity Make Modeling A Bad Career Choice

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Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Obsession: Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren in ‘The Girl’

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: Female, 30-Something, Glamorous & Pregnant | Women’s IQs Now Higher Than Men’s

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

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Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

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For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

UniteWomen.org Calls Out PA (R) Congressman Joseph Pitts, Sponsor of HR 358 ‘Let Women Die’ Bill

Bye Bye to UniteWomen.org, Karen Teegarden & Anita Doll Fiouris

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Research Review: Are Kids of Gay Parents Better Off With Mom & Imprisoned Dad?

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

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Wednesday
Nov052014

London's 'Blood, Swept Lands and Seas of Red' Creates Controversy and Contemplation About War 

AOC shares an extraordinary installation in London called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’. Estimates are that over four million people will see the installation of 888,248 handmade poppies, each representing a person who died during World War One, before the last poppy is planted on Armistice Day, November 11.

16 acres of clay poppies commemorating blood spill out and around the Tower of London in a magnificent tribute individually assembled by volunteers under the direction of artist Paul Cummins working with site design by Tom Piper. Ninety tons of steel comprise the stems of the poppies, which appear to be floating over the moat or pouring out of a tower window. 

Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones questioned the beauty of the installation by calling it an artistic cop-out and a failure to grasp and communicate the grim realities of one of the biggest internaitonal conflicts in human history.

In spite of the mention of blood in its title, this is a deeply aestheticised, prettified and toothless war memorial. It is all dignity and grace. There is a fake nobility to it, and this seems to be what the crowds have come for – to be raised up into a shared reverence for those heroes turned frozen flowers.

Volunteers on the project respond with their own thoughts.

The sheer scale and spread of poppies is stunning, and knowing they represent a minority of overall deaths is deeply disturbing. The futility of the war is rammed home with every poppy hammered into the ground. “What good did their deaths do?” was asked again and again as we planted. “What have we learned from it?” was another.

Rather than create the kind of divisions that seem to pass for political ideology these days, this exhibit has the power and significance to tap into what connects us as humans. To say it is a platform for the likes of Ukip, that it is jingoism and nationalism made reality, that it somehow means the war was an OK thing, shows Mr Jones has failed to understand it. He is clearly devoid of emotion and insight, unlike many, many of the people who either visit or volunteer.

Designer of the installation, Tom Piper said, “It does look very beautiful, but people are beautiful and our human life force is beautiful. So it is a good way of getting people to contemplate all this loss of life.”

 

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Monday
Nov032014

Kickstarter Headquarters Comes To Greenpoint Brooklyn With Ferns, River Birches & Swamp Azalea

Wallpaper magazine takes us on a brief tour of Kickstarter’s new headquarters in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The 29.000 square feet space — bought by Kickstarter — is located in the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Historic District. If architect Ole Sondresen is credited with a plan to rehabilitate the space, it is designer Camille Finefrock who is infusing spirit and soul into Kickstarter’s new Brooklyn headquarters. 

‘Because Yancey [Strickler] and Perry [Chen] had the foresight to make the centre of the building a garden,’ she says of the CEO and chairman, ‘my perception of the space was that this is the heart of the building. I wanted to create a portrait of the woods. At any time in the year, people can look through the window and connect to what’s happening in nature.’

The garden is filled with ferns, river birches, swamp azalea and other plants native to Long Island and the Northeast. The second garden, located on the rooftop includes a solarium with rattan loungers, an edible food garden with blueberries, tomatoes and kale, and also a cutting garden for desktop blooms. 

Technology enters quietly with an area for movie screenings when the sun sets. At present there is no plan for sleepovers, but it’s easy to imagine Kickstarter employees who would rather not go home. 

 

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Sunday
Nov022014

Artist Iyad Sabbah Gives Life To Israel-Palestinian Conflict With 'Worn Out'

Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah has captured the wretched turmoil of Palestinians living in war-torn Gaza with a family of seven clay figures titled ‘Worn Out’. The figures represent a real family who fled Gaza’s Shuja’iyya after the summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas

The family appears to be fleeing, stumbling through real-life debris and rubble, their clothes stained by pigment representing blood. Depicting multi-generational family members, Sabbah seeks to graphically help humans of conscience around the world connect with the suffering and pain that permeates lives of the Palestinian people every day. 

“Shuja’iyya neighborhood is one of the places that was completely destroyed, and the idea came to my head to do something about the war, to focus on displacement of the Palestinians,” Sabbah told th eCairo Post. “The displacement scene is very influential, so the sculptures were put amid the wreckage of the destroyed houses in Shuja’iyya to show the suffering of the residents,” he said, adding that the sculptures were also placed on the beach to depict refugees immigrating illegally in order to escape from war zones.

Iyad Sabbah himself was forced to flee his house in Gaza’sSudanyya neighborhood during the bombings. The artist is a member of the General Union of Artists and a lecturer at Aqsa University in Gaza. See Iyad Sabbah website. The artist was concerned over hostility from conservative Muslims over his depicting human forms. To date this has not been an issue. 

According to the Cairo Post, at least 2,145 Palestinians were killed and 11,200 divilians injured in the latest fighting. More than 16,800 homes were destroyed according to a donor conference on Oct. 12 on Gaza Reconstruction held in Cairo and co-hosted by Norway. Note that Palestinian officials say the vast majority of the dead were civilians; Israel says half were Hamas and other gunmen. The Times of Israel reports more than 100,000 homes damaged, affecting one-third of Gaza’s population of 1.8 million.

AOC reported yesterday that 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will donate her entire $50,000 World Children Prize to rebuilding schools in Gaza.

 

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Wednesday
Oct222014

Millenials In America And Globally Are Adopting Nomadic Lifestyles

Writing for The Culturist, Britany Robinson updates us on lifestyle trends among the Millennials. Facing masssive student debt, a dismal job market, and a business preference for hiring independent contractors with no benefits, Millennials are renters.

Buying a home is not high on their agenda, although they might be great candidates for a tiny house on wheels. Britany explains

With fewer jobs available, we’ve gotten creative with our careers. More of us are freelancing, consulting, running our own businesses, and working from coffee shops rather than cubicles. And with this shift in employment patterns, comes an intoxicating freedom to live where we choose. It’s a freedom that many of us are taking hold of, despite our parents hopes that we’ll eventually “settle down”.

The paramount mindset emerging among millions of Millenials worldwide is the very real option of choosing a nomadic lifestyle. America’s favorite word ‘freedom’ is taken literally by the Millenials.

After extensively interviewing over 60 millennials, Mic contributor James Wolfensbirger notes that the Millenials generation is, “quick to openly imagine themselves living and working in not just different parts of the country throughout phases of their lives, but in other nations as well.” Every Millennial Wolfensbirger surveyed answered “yes” when asked if they would move to another country for a job opportunity.

The necessity of redefining a quality life has been thrust down the throats of the Millenials. The American dream is fast becoming a thing of the past for so many. The very vision of ‘success’ is moving from fancy cars and designer brands to life fulfillment in a grand, global experience.

Strauss and Howe, leading scholarly researchers on generational theory, believe that the Millenials will be regarded as a Hero generation. armed with the tools to correct the major mistakes of the last 20-40 years with a different set of values and priorities. Stay tuned, because of the statistics on this info card are correct, America — in particular — is positioned for a very interesting ride into the future. ~ Anne

 

Sunday
Oct192014

Stina Olsson In 'Naturbarn' By Eric Josjo For Elle Sweden November 2014

Model Stina Olsson is relaxed and casual in ‘Naturbarn’, a look at denim and sweater dressing for the coming northern hemisphere winter styled by Lisa Lindqwister. Eric Josjo captures the beach beauty for Elle Sweden November 2014./ Hair by Ignacio Alonso; makeup by Erika Svedjevik

 

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Saturday
Oct182014

'Ocean Atlas' Artificial Reef By Jason deCaires Taylor Drops Into Bahamas Sea

Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has deployed the largest single underwater sculpture ‘Ocean Atlas’ in Nassua, Bahamas. It is a young, local Bahamian girl holding up the ceiling of the ocean.

“During low tide, the waterwill  reflect a mirror image of the sculpture on the underside of the sea’s surface,” writes MyModern Met.

Constructed using sustainable pH neutral materials, the work is meant to be an artificial reef for marine life. The sculpture draws tourists away from overstressed natural reefs. As the artist states, “With our oceans and coral reefs currently facing collapse from numerous threats including; overfishing, habitat loss, ocean acidification, global warming and water pollution the piece symbolizes the burden we are currently asking future generations to carry and the collective responsibility we have to prevent its collapse.”

Speaking previously about the place of his art in saving coral reefs, Jason deCaires Taylor informs us:

Coral reefs attract an array of marine life (such as colourful fish, turtles, sea urchins, sponges, and sharks) and also provide enclosed spaces for sea creatures to breed or take refuge.

Only about 10 – 15% of the sea bed has a solid enough substratum to allow reefs to form naturally. In order to increase the number of reefs in these areas artificial reefs have recently been created from materials that are durable, secure and environmentally sensitive. These reefs appear to have been successful in that they have attracted coral growth which, in turn, can support an entire marine ecosystem.

One of the greatest benefits of artificial reefs is that they have lifted the pressure off natural reefs which, over the past few decades, have been over-fished and over-visited.

 

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Friday
Oct172014

Philippe Starck's PATH Prefabricated 'Green' House Opens In Paris

Architect/designer Philippe Starck has realized his dream of building a ‘deeply modern’ and environmentally responsible prefabricated house with his first installation on the perimeter of Paris. Called PATH (Prefabricated Accessible Technology Homes), the house os designed to be ready for shipping in 6 months and requiring no more than two weeks on onsite construction.

PATH is a collaboration with Starck, a Slovenian engineering firm Riko and French’green’ technology experts.

PATH is a decidedly modern glass and aluminum two-story house outfitted with a host of energy-efficient and energy-producing elements, including solar panels, wind turbines, rainwater collection devices, and heath pumps—all strategically chosen to help the house yield twice the energy required for its operation. While this prototype—which features the kind of light-saturated, open-plan interior, and smart storage solutions to warm the heart of any modernist—will eventually be occupied by the designger and his family, Stark’s vision for PATH is a good deal more inclusive. The PATH concept is intended to be widely adaptable to a range of home models, each customizable to desired size, floor plan, individual features, and, consequently, price points. via

Starck describes the house as ‘not an architectural work’ but rather a concept made with the best engineering and technology available.

Riko’s CEO Janez Škrabec also downplays the wow factor in favour of a purer purpose, writes Wallpaper. ‘We have to replace beauty, which is a culture concept with goodness, which is a humanistic concept,’ he says, noting that he and Starck share similar values. ‘We reinvigorate each other.’

 

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