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Fictitious Dishes, Famous Meals From Literature by Dinah Frie

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me & daniel drew this togther in memory of MSN Messenger which was shut down yesterday after 14 years~ R.I.P. 1999-2013



me & daniel drew this togther in memory of MSN Messenger which was shut down yesterday after 14 years~ R.I.P. 1999-2013


RIP Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert, the legendary film critic whose “thumbs-up, thumbs-down” evaluations have become synonymous with cinema reviews, passed away today at age 70 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Today we offer a series of Michael Rougier’s powerful photographs — none of which ever ran in LIFE magazine — chronicling the conditions endured by migrant workers and their families across the United States in the 1950s.

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Engraved Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War. From Cowan’s Auctions


Michael Falco uses his own large-format pinhole cameras to capture the history of the American Civil War while covering reenactments across the country. 

The recently started project is being continually updated on Michael’s blog as Civil War anniversaries unfold through 2015.  

Chronicling the American Civil War Through A Pinhole Camera

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Tim Mantoani - Behind Photographs (2012) 

Famous photographers posing with their most iconic photographs

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omg how did i never realize how rad this teacher is


“In 1951, Vivian moved to New York at twenty-five-years-old and worked in a sweat shop for a while until she would become a nanny for the next forty years on and off. When she had days off, she would walk the streets of Chicago or New York, most often using her Rollieflex camera, photographing everyone and everything from the well-dressed shoppers to homeless people and even her own reflection.”

Messy Nessy Chic highlights the photography of Vivian Maier, whose work was unseen until bought at a Chicago auction by real estate agent and historical hobbyist John Maloof. Check out more of her photography here and watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary film, Finding Vivian Maier.


Los Angeles in the 1940’s by Max Yavno



This movie

Is everything.

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On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them. Yet what had they (and their families) done to warrant such an end?


during a history exam once one of the questions was “How was Stalin buying time from Hitler to prevent him attacking the Soviet Union?” or something and I wrote “he was stallin’

halfway through grading them the next day my teacher started laughing really quietly and she had to eject herself from the classroom for five minutes

she marked it as correct

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