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“Forgiveness is the Greatest Gift you can Give Yourself”
Here in this photo, we see Dr. Maya Angelou doing a little reading in her dressing room before her performance at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Long before she was a poet and writer and the icon we know today, Dr. Angelou was a dancer and singer of folk and calypso songs (she even recorded an album in 1957 called “Miss Calypso” and appeared in the film “Calypso Heat Wave” that same year. This photo was taken by G. Marshall Wilson, who was a staff photographer at Ebony for 33 years. Photo: Art.com
- Maya Angelou: Forgiveness Is the Answer (abcnews.go.com)
- Toni Morrison Honors Dr Maya Angelou (diamondpublicationz.wordpress.com)
- Angelou’s son tells what it’s like to have a mom like Maya (huffingtonpost.com)
- Maya Angelou accepts Mailer Center lifetime award (sacbee.com)
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ART: Robert Wilson Turns Lady Gaga Into Art at The Louvre
A pop artist as the subject of fine art recreating fine art, which in subject and theory serves as an allegory for the identity of the pop artist. Art and pop happening at the same damn time. – –
- Lady Gaga risqué video portraits unveiled at the Louvre – NSFW (digitalspy.co.uk)
- 10 Things No One Told You About Lady Gaga’s artRave (complex.com)
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On the eve of Doctor Who‘s eagerly awaited 50th Anniversary special — which will be unveiled tomorrow on BBC America at 2:50 p.m. ET — Dr. Britton revealed to us 15 strange and fascinating Doctor Who facts, covering everything from Steven Moffat’s thoughts on Matt Smith’s bowtie to what inspired The Weeping Angels.
Les Vampires – The Deadly Ring/La Bague qui tue (1915)
Les Vampires is a 1915–16 French silent crime serial film written and directed by Louis Feuillade. Set in Paris, it stars Édouard Mathé, Musidora and Marcel Lévesque. The main characters are a journalist and his friend who become involved in trying to uncover and stop a bizarre underground Apache gang, known as The Vampires (who are not the mythological beings their name suggests). The serial consists of ten episodes, which vary greatly in length. Being roughly 7 hours long, it is considered one of the longest films ever made. It was produced and distributed by Feuillade’s company Gaumont. Due to its stylistic similarities with Feuillade’s other crime serials Fantômas and Judex, the three are often considered a trilogy. – – read more on Wikipedia
- Learning About Vampires (costumediscounters.com)
- Femme Fatales of Silent-Cinema – Vintage Photographs (emblah13.wordpress.com)
- Gaumont Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary of ‘Fantomas’ (variety.com)
An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth’s men as breeding stock.
Director: David MacDonald : Writers: John C. Mather (play), James Eastwood (play), 1 more credit Stars: Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court |
- Review Round-up: Doctor Who – The Light At The End; Invasion Earth – The Aliens Are Here; Devil Girl From Mars (heropresstwo.blogspot.com)
- [Sci Fi Month] Sci-fi bingo! (studentspyglass.com)
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Rescue Ink – a non-profit org
Rescue Ink is a non-profit organization that exists for the advocacy and protection of all animals. Based in New York, the team is compromised of a group of bikers along with an amazing group of volunteers including local police, private investigators, and lawyers. Rescue Ink is all about zero tolerance when it comes to animal abuse – and they’re not afraid to get a little in-your-face to prove it. This group of seemingly tough guys have a soft spot for all creatures and will stop at nothing, within the bounds of the law, to save animals from dire and desperate situations; they rescue fighting dogs, confront animal abusers, work to find abandoned and neglected animals loving homes, and investigate stolen animals.
- Animal Abusers Registry–an idea whose time has come (thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com)
- Support Positive Steps to Protect Animals (forcechange.com)
- Condemn Principal for Animal Abuse (forcechange.com)
- Animal Crimes and Punishment (wnep.com)
- ACU students hit the streets to raise animal abuse awareness (reporternews.com)
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‘The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown’
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown is a 1957 American comedy film made by Russ-Field Productions and released by United Artists. It was directed by Norman Taurog from a screenplay by Richard Alan Simmons, based on a novel of the same name by Sylvia Tate.
Plot [Would you believe, it actually has one?]: Movie star Laurel Stevens (Russell) has made a new film. It’s called The Kidnapped Bride and gives a brainstorm to a couple of small-time crooks, Mike (Meeker) and Dandy (Wynn), to kidnap Laurel. While they take her to a Malibu beachfront hideout, agent Barney and studio chief Martin can’t figure out why Laurel’s a no-show at the premiere. Gossip columnist Daisy Parker is dying to know, too, so a decision is made to avoid a scandal at all costs and not report Laurel missing to the police. Mike and Dandy want a $50,000 ransom. Laurel is insulted, feeling she’s worth ten times that. Laurel also fears this thing could hurt her career by looking like a publicity stunt. When Los Angeles police sergeant McBride, who once sent Mike to prison, comes to Malibu to do a routine check on him, Laurel alters her appearance and pretends to be Mike’s girl. The studio finally goes to the cops and also offers a $100,000 reward.
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In Rome these days the topic of gay clerics in the upper reaches of the Holy See is hard to avoid.
Despite headlines about a powerful “gay lobby” within the Vatican, and a new Pope promising reform, the Catholic Church’s gay cardinals, monks, and other clergy inhabit a hidden netherworld. In Rome, the author learns how they navigate the dangerous paradox of their lives.
Naked but for the towel around his waist, a man of a certain age sat by himself, bent slightly forward as if praying, in a corner of the sauna at a gym in central Rome. I had not met this man before, but as I entered the sauna, I thought I recognized him from photographs. He looked like a priest with whom I’d corresponded after mutual friends put us in touch, a man I had wanted to consult about gay clerics in the Vatican Curia. My friends told me that this priest was gay, politically savvy, and well connected to the gay Church hierarchy in Rome. But this couldn’t be that priest. He had told me that he’d be away and couldn’t meet. Yet as I looked at the man more closely, I saw that it was definitely him. When we were alone, I spoke his name, telling him mine. “I thought you were out of the country,” I said. “How lucky for me: you’re here!” Startled, the priest talked fast. Yes, his plans had changed, he said, but he was leaving again the next day and would return only after I was gone.
- Pope Benedict’s Resignation Linked to Secret Gay Sex Club Inside the Vatican (shepherdspiehole.typepad.com)
- Nsa Spied on Pope! (telegraph.co.uk)
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Adam Santana was born and raised in Oxnard, California. Since the tender age seven, Adam sparked a strong interest in Art. His dream since then was to bring his imagination to life in any way shape or form possible. Through out his childhood years he stayed and continued working at his passion in different ways. Adam was inspired by Walt Disney and his creative mind. Animation was a challenge that would bring his art work to another level. Adam graduated from The Art Institute of Los Angeles. Attending the school took his raw talent and simply brought it life. During his stay, he learned the craft of animation, 2D and 3D. as well as learning multiple programs for special effects, video and other multimedia such as Photoshop, Maya, 3D Max , After Effects just to name a few. Adam was hand selected by the school to be a part of the animation team “Red Giant”. “Red Giant” is the group of top artist and animators at The Art Institute of Los Angeles, which is put together by to two of the top teachers.
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Wong Kar-wai, BBS (born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Days of Being Wild (1990), Ashes of Time (1994), Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), 2046 (2004) and The Grandmaster (2013). His film In the Mood for Love (2000), starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, garnered widespread critical acclaim. Wong’s films frequently feature protagonists who yearn for romance in the midst of a knowingly brief life and scenes that can often be described as sketchy, digressive, exhilarating, and containing vivid imagery. Wong was the first Chinese director to win the Best Director Award of Cannes Film Festival (for his work Happy Together in 1997). Wong was the President of the Jury at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, which makes him the only Chinese person to preside over the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. He was also the President of the Jury at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013. – – read more ©ourtesy of Wikipedia
- 16) Chungking Express by Wong Kar-Wai (srockp.wordpress.com)
- In the Mood for… Wong Kar-Wai? (cinemascopeloid.wordpress.com)
- Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” leads Taiwan’s Golden Horse noms (panarmenian.net)
“God Bless America” takes the form of a prayer (intro lyrics “as we raise our voices, in a solemn prayer”) for God’s blessing and peace for the nation (“…stand beside her and guide her through the night…”). – – read MORE
- City Tells Homeowners To Remove ‘God Bless America’ Signs From Yard or Face Fines (ammoheads.com)
- Bartow bans God Bless America signs (abcactionnews.com)
- Veterans Day (strainisicalatori.wordpress.com)