Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Lifecycle of A Monarch Butterfly

Watch a caterpillar wrap itself in a cocoon and emerge as a beautiful monarch butterfly.


Haitian Artists Pose As Tarot Characters

The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation of the traditional tarot deck in the ghetto. Together with a group of Haitian artists in the Haitian slums, Alice Smeets replicated characters from the Rider Waite Tarot deck.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

How Emmett Till’s Murder Changed the World

Emmett Till was abducted at gunpoint from his great-uncle’s home on this day, Aug. 28, 60 years ago, by two white men who accused him of having whistled at a white woman in a grocery store. His body was found in the Tallahatchie River three days later. He had been brutally beaten and shot in the head


Photos of New Orleans Ruins on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Photographer Seph Lawless was recently commissioned by The Guardian to photograph and document the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as it appears a decade after its landfall.

While many parts of the city have made great strides to recover in recent years, other neighborhoods are still abandoned and in ruins.


The Architecture of American Houses

This survey illustrates the history of American housing architecture. From 17th century Postmedieval English abodes to 19th century Tudors all the way through the “McMansions” of the 1990s.

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