Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other, a growing majority,
The photograph was taken 2 years after the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling segregation is unconstitutional. Gordon Parks was an outstanding, prolific, African American, photographer who captured the dark side of American society in technically brilliant photos in an essay for Life Magazine called Segregation Story. This is a great photo
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby – and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for decades. Surreal. It is difficult for my mind to process this image of Pluto. Pluto has always been there,
“Godzilla does not feel emotion…Godzilla is emotion” I imagine that you find this ridiculous. Far from it. This documentary from the BBC begins with the birth of the Godzilla phenomenon as an embodiment of the collective anxiety, helplessness and rage of the Japanese people after WWII. As they fell prey to the American atomic program in
A stunning piece. A colorized portrait of Walt Whitmanm. So well done, long surpassing the pink color of past works. Very life-like, especially the transparent blue of his eyes. by artist Dana Keller Related articles Colorized Photos That Bring Walt Whitman, Charlie Chaplin, Helen Keller & Mark Twain Back
Spectacular, sweeping, graphic animation tour of the house in Fallingwater over Bear Run organically emerging from the ground to form a beautifully completed structure and a visual tour. Fallingwater over Bear Run. The Kaufmann House. Commissioned and designed in 1935.
“During the Civil War, President Lincoln declared a national day of thanksgiving in April 1862 and August 1863 (after Gettysburg), but it was his proclamation in November 1864 that set a precedent followed by all subsequent presidents. In 1941, Congress formally established the fourth Thursday in November as the nation’s Thanksgiving Day.” – Smithsonian National Museum
We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks,1959 Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was a poet, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in literature,and the Inaugural Poet for Barack Obama’s first term. “She was known around