Originally designed as an anarchistic subversion of authority, the Liberatorhas taken on new meaning in the hands of MendeDesign. Jeremy Mende filtered the gun’s blueprints through a computer algorithm based on the number of people killed by handguns across the world. This process skewed and flattened the deadly 3-D schematics to become a series of inert 2-D etchings that can hang on a wall.
Human Faces Frozen of Stainless Steel by Tsang Cheung Shing
Tsang plays with the idea of reality by infusing his works with an unconventional imagination. The artist’s metallic and ceramic structures often feature a cooperation between inanimate objects and human beings. He emulates the unpredictable splashes of liquid in his solid sculptures, drawing the attention of an audience with its fluid and off-balance appearance. In his Yuanyang and Splash of Wonder series, Tsang even adds the bonus image of a human face peeking through the pouring liquid.
The fingerprinting of a decomposed corpse sometimes requires the medical examiner to remove the deceased’s fingertips and slip them over their own gloved fingertips, which then allows them to take the prints.
Among the world’s many politicians to be regularly called a narcissist, Vladimir Putin may be given the label the most, and with the most serious intent, especially since the Sochi Olympics and the Russian invasion of Crimea. During a recent segment on the PBC NewsHour, for example, New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that U.S. attitudes toward Putin have “hardened to an amazing degree” and the current administration now views him as a “narcissistic autocrat.” Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, has accused Putin of “narcissistic megalomania.” The Financial Times referred to the Sochi Olympics as “Putin’s narcissistic self-tribute.”
Photos of the Russian president scuba-diving, piloting a plane, behind the wheel of a race car, demonstrating his skill in martial arts, and baring his chest on horseback only contribute to this view and evoke the predictably derisive response: Putin is a narcissist.
But is it accurate to describe Putin as a narcissist in the clinical sense of the word? Can an understanding of the psychological roots of narcissism help us to gain deeper insight into the man and how we should respond to his aggression, rather than using the label to deride him?
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turn myself in
blame someone else
- tell mama
Tantallon Castle » by G. Garden
In New York City on 25 March 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire killed 145 young women in no more than half an hour. The women were trapped in a sweatshop located on the two top floors of a ten-story building (now part of the campus of New York University, located at 23-29 Washington Place). There was only one working elevator out of four and the doors to the stairwells were locked, preventing entry or egress. Not only did generalized horror at the loss of life and exposure of brutal conditions force laws in the US on fire safety, and regulating working conditions, as well as placing restrictions on hours and minimum wage standards in the industry, but it inspired the creation of International Women’s Day world wide. We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us—in this case those teenage immigrant girls of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Respecting and knowing the history of your struggle paves the way for future victories.
I kinda want this on a tee shirt.