He was America’s most beloved deejay, the unmistakable voice who created ‘American top 40′ and rose to fame on the schmaltzy but irresistible charm of his “long-distance dedications.” all of which makes the tabloid circumstances of his demise—an epic family feud waged in streets, courtrooms, and funeral homes from L.A. to Oslo—even more surreal. Amy Wallace investigates the tragic final days (and very weird afterlife) of a radio legend
Carrie Schneider: Reading Women: Portraits examines the ways in which female artists are often ignored (PHOTOS).
From Aesop to doge
The animal who speaks in a human voice is a figure of the most enduring imaginative power. What do we hope to hear?
1933. “Benson, Mary, Mrs. — residence.” Its owner last glimpsed dining alfresco sur mer…. via.
Today’s picture shows an Old Timers cabin made from some pretty massive logs. I guess you build with what you have, and this guy had big logs. The cabin was near Lake Itasca in Minnesota….@.
Weegee (1899-1968), Moving Day, ca. 1946 … via.
Museé Miniature et Cinéma or “the Miniature and Cinema Museum” is located at 60 Rue Saint-Jean in Lyon, France, housed in a magnificent 16th century building. Founded by artist Dan Ohlmann, the museum showcases Ohlmann’s two main passions – the art of dioramas and the art of film sets and special effects. The museum holds over a hundred miniature scenes containing thousands of pieces of tiny props – a zen temple in Japan, a Lyons weaving shop, a school classroom. All elements are built faithfully to the scale of 1:12 by the master craftsman himself, as well as by artists from around the world that Ohlmann had collected during his travels. The subtle lighting arrangement, the painstaking replication of old textures, and the use of the same original materials are so detailed that if it wasn’t for the size, they could be easily mistaken for the originals.
Lecherous Nuns And Priests, Murder Plots and Coverups: Meet The Mother Superior of Catholic Scandals
Safe in solitude: Rendering victims afraid to deal with the outside world, hikikomori is a growing disorder in Japan.
A Russian soldier & civilian about to be executed by German soldiers, somewhere on the Eastern Front durin WWI. Note the hats pulled down over their faces.
Antarctica is officially considered a desert, thus making it the largest desert in the world. But even in this icy barren landscape, the explorers and scientists braving the harshest of climates have still found time for religion. With at least seven churches used for religious practice in Antarctica, these are the Southernmost places of worship in the world…
Drunk gets nine months in violin case
The blizzard of 2015 blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly 3-feet high in some places. (40 photos total)
Anthropologists exploring a cave in Israel have uncovered a rare 55,000-year-old fossil skull that they say has a story to tell of a reverberating transition in human evolution, in the time and place when some early humans were moving out of Africa and apparently interbreeding with Neanderthals.
Sgt. 1st Class Owen Marsh of North Hollywood leans out a bus window to pick up his wife, Evelyn, for a kiss before going to Ft. MacArthur, where he was discharged, 1952…. via.