Winter Blast Week continues with this picture from 1905. It shows a boat crossing the Detroit River in the middle of winter. That looks like it would be a cold ride…/. via.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, French, 1908-2004…Fortress of Peter and Paul, Leningrad. 1973…Gift of Henri Cartier-Bresson, in memory of Robert Capa and David Seymour, 1994…1994… @.
Revolve / Evolve…@.
Sansevero Chapel Museum, Naples…Antonio Corradini, 1752
MetaFilter began in 1999 as a sort of humane proto-Reddit. Why did a site for sharing “best of the web” links become a place where strangers help each other in real life in extraordinary ways?
Medieval, Barcelona, Spain…photo by toni… @.
The belief that hidden memories can be “recovered” in therapy should have been exorcised years ago, when a rash of false memories dominated the airwaves, tore families apart, and put people on the stand for crimes they didn’t commit. But the mental health establishment does not always learn from its mistakes—and families are still paying the price.
What’s behind the latest surge in political violence, and what Canadians can do about it
Sillas (Musical Chairs)
The artist Francis Alÿs turns a classic children’s game into a poetic, imaginative rumination on the nature of play
Nature is just too crazy for this one.
Mount Mayon, also known as the Mayon Volcano, is an active stratovolcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, renowned for its almost symmetric conical shape. Mayon is considered to have the world’s most perfectly formed cone due to its symmetry, which was formed through layers of pyroclastic and lava flows from past eruptions and erosion.
—The volcano is located on the convergent boundary where the Philippine Sea Plate is driven under the Philippine Mobile Belt. The lighter continental plate floats over top of the oceanic plate, forcing it down into the Earth’s mantle, and allowing magma to well up from the Earth’s interior. The magma exits through weaknesses in the continental crust, one of which is Mount Mayon. In fact, Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines having erupted over 49 times in the past 400 years. Despite this, the volcano has managed to retain its perfect cone shape without suffering any major slides or collapse.
The Brown sisters have been photographed every year since 1975. The latest image in the series is published here for the first time.
America’s cigarette addiction may seem to be mostly over. But low-income Americans continue to smoke—and die—at alarming rates. A radical new strategy could help them quit once and for all.
Michael Behar has a simple fantasy: to be the first man on the planet to join the 100-mile-high club. But as he discovers in his hot pursuit of the big bang, he’s hardly alone. In fact, cosmic copulation has become the hottest craze since the Kama Sutra.
Three Generations after The Holocaust, How Do Young Jews and Germans See Each Other?
The Internet has been a wonderful tool for introducing thousands of photographers to the pioneers and artists of the industry. Unfortunately, there are still many worthy photographers whose works deserve more attention than they’re currently getting. One Kickstarter film project, entitled 95 Lives by Tanya Sleiman, is hoping to show the world more about one such street photographer: Helen Levitt…. via.
The New York-based advocacy organization Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has called for a federal probe into the American Psychological Association’s role in a CIA torture program.
—In October 2014, the PHR cited the latest book by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter James Risen “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War”. The book reveals the relationship between the CIA and the American Psychological Association (APA).
—Specifically, Risen gives damaging evidence that the APA not only worked secretly with US government officials and the CIA, but also the White House in developing its ethics policy. According to the PHR, the book chapter “War on Decency” details how the focus of the collusion was to justify the involvement of psychologists during interrogations from an ethical argument. In addition, the psychologist would assist in “implementing and legitimizing the Bush-era torture program”. (1)
Ukraine, Iran’s nukes, the price of oil: There are ties worthy of a Bourne film, if the media connected the dots
Art in public spaces enriches our lives in various ways, in many places. It can send important messages to the community, make people more aware the environment, and let them see it in a different way. Here is an homage to the artists who create for all to see, and to the photographers who captured it.– By Leanne Burden Seidel (41 photos total)