…up to 200,000 people angry with high costs and poor public services took to the streets. Protesters in Rio de Janeiro burned cars and looted buildings as police attempted to disperse them with teargas and rubber bullets. Aerial images showed thousands of people attempting to storm the congress building in Brasilia. The rallies…are some of the biggest ever seen in the country…
Liu Wei ‘s Works of Art are Made Out of SchoolbooksIt is one thing for Chinese artist and sculptor Liu Wei to create these impressive cityscape sculptures and it is another thing to craft them from stacks of old schoolbooks. Balancing precariously between the notions of order and disorder, Liu Wei’s sprawling creations depict cities in metamorphosis, something that he has become accustomed to while living in Beijing, China.
Christopher Kane Resort 2014
The Jenifer - Bynam Duel of 1836,
In June of 1836 congressman Daniel Jenifer made a public insult of Andrew Jackson’s party. Congressman Jesse Bynum felt so offended by the insult that he demanded on the floor of Congress that Jenifer retract his statement. When Jenifer refused Bynum demanded satisfaction by blood.
On that same day both men met at Bladensburg, Maryland, the traditional dueling grounds of American gentlemen. The weapon of choice was pistols, and both men paced off ten feet from each other. In succession both men fired at each other, missing with each shot. After the two opponents had fired six times each without hitting each other the duel was declared a draw.
“Au Chien qui fume”
Metten abbey library (Germany)
Photo: Helga Schmidt-Glassner
Lipstick done in neon… so cute! Would you wear neon lipstick?
Versus Versace Fall 2010