Richard Brody on Luc Besson’s new film, “Lucy”: http://nyr.kr/1rj9ouG
“There’s no problem with the movie’s pulp-fiction essence; the problem is that almost all of Besson’s formidable imagination went into the science-fiction concept and the magnificent computer-graphic realization of it, and very little of that brain power went into the ordinary framework.”
Still want to see it…
Was “I think I can” the great-grandmother of “lean in?” Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but some versions of the story feature a male protagonist instead.
Image: Platt & Munk, Penguin Young Readers Group
I think I can…
Can you hear the ocean? Originally these Galapagos island animals were illustrated for the awesome non-profit Phylo Games for their Darwin deck of playing cards.
Now they are also available to you as an art prints here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/193280227/galapagos-sea-life-art-print-deal?ref=shop_home_active_1
The Minibuilders could take on tall tasks, including automating another frontier of human labor: the construction industry.
Even though most buildings are designed using the latest digital tools, actual construction is stuck in the past;…
Say it’s the fifties and you’re hanging out in Nevada, photographing the mushroom clouds from atom-bomb test sites. How do you make sure your photos end up in the newspapers? Simple: Put a ballet dancer in the foreground.
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This is corn! (Image courtesy of Greg Schoen/Native Seeds)
Glass Gem Corn, to be precise. We’ve got the story of how these brilliant kernels (and other designer crops) came to be. Blue tomatoes! Pinberries! Terrestrial wasabi!
To appreciate just what’s at stake, here’s a photographic love letter to public libraries.