In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.

Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career

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In 1836, Richard E. Locke, writing for the New York Sun, claimed that the noted British astronomer Sir John Herschel had discovered life on the moon. Flora and fauna included bat-men, moon maidens (with luna-moth wings), moon bison, and other extravagant life forms. These lithographs by Leopoldo Galluzzo’s Altre scoverte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschel depict Herschel’s “discoveries”.

Has anyone else read The Passage? These look like friendly virals to me.

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SWINTON. Via rouquinoux:

Tilda Swinton in Candy Magazine by Xevi Mutane. 

Antony Price burnished gold plissé lamé couture ‘Rolls Royce’ dress (which was made especially for Swinton and Candy Magazine).

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Aunt Vivian and Aunt Lily were all Chuck had and before Chuck, all they had were each other.

#magic #magic #magic

#magic #magic #magic


At a glance you might guess that this cute spread of grilled goodies was computer-generates, but look closely and you’ll see that it’s all made of paper. These 1:1 scale card stock drumsticks, hotdogs, kebabs, steak, and assorted condiments all began as intricate illustrations which were then precisely translated into an awesome three-dimensional installation.

Entitled BBQ, this piece is the work of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, who work together in Nancy, France as the creative studio of Zim&Zou. Instead of composing images on computers, Lucie and Thibault prefer creating real objects with paper and then photographing them. “>Their choice of paper is due to the versatility and good quality of the material, especially when it is sculpted and photographed.”

Visit the Zim&Zou website to view more of their creations.

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