Dead Prisoner’s Tattoos Preserved in Formaldehyde
"She fries me like cold ice cream - headaches and chills" - Early lyric ideas for Heart-Shaped Box.
Ever since we first heard of Richard Saja, we’ve had a hawkeye out for any other brilliant embroidery who are breathing innovation into the toil.
Siobhán Barbour is a Northern Irish embroiderer whose work consists of an ideal mixture of talent, quirk, and extraordinary expertise.
Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home.
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered.
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute.
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]
well i guess this is a happy end for the heichou
ALLEYS - HUDSON, NEW YORK
We’ve been a fan of Peter Spear’s The Alleys of Hudson, New York project for some time, so as the Sunday afternoon sun sets, we’re thrilled to welcome Peter and his intimate portraits of a small town to American Guide Week:
Hudson, New York is 2 hours north of NYC, on the eastern side of the Hudson River. Once a bustling whaling port and center of commerce, it is now a town whose primary industries are tourism and poverty. Hudson is, like most small towns, complicated. It is a town that seems to be in constant transformation.
The city is a simple grid, with the train tracks and a bluff separating it from the Hudson River. The main streets - Allen, Union, Warren, Columbia, State - fall gently down a hill westward towards the tracks and the River.
Hudson was built for commerce, with alleys between the streets to manage deliveries, waste and carry electrical and telephone wire. The main street - Warren - is free from this clutter, to encourage trade.
I began exploring the Alleys of Hudson a few years ago with my Mamiya (and my dog). The photographs are named according to the Alley they were taken in : Long Alley, Rope Alley, Strawberry Alley, Prison Alley, Cherry Alley, Dear Alley and Lake Alley. There is even an alley that’s called a street because it never became the street they wanted it become; Partition Street.
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Peter Spear was born in the suburbs outside of Rochester, New York. He lives in Hudson, New York and shoots mostly film with either his lovely Mamiya 7ii or his Rollei. He enjoys exploring his new hometown looking for images. Follow him on Tumblr at peterspearphotographs.tumblr.com and on Twitter at pspear, find him on Flickr at peter[spear] and check out his book, “The Friendly City”.