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Ava Smith  Beauty and knitwear blogger, and full time foodie!


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Ансельм Кифер – Велимиру Хлебникову.
Anselm Kiefer, for Velimir Khlebnikov.

По словам немецкого философа Петера Слотердайка: “У искусства Кифера есть своя особенная пространственность, равнодалекая как от ужасающего, так и от декоративного”, – двух констант современного искусства. Его живописные полотна – широкомасштабные, многослойные, трехмерные – знаменуют возрождение жанра исторической живописи с ключевыми для нее вопросами памяти и культурного мифа. В смелой вангоговской манере, краски на холстах Кифера смешиваются c пылью, землей, глиной, ржавым металлом, соломой, засушенными цветами.
According to the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, “Anselm Kiefer’s art lodges in a strange spaciousness, as far from horrible as it is from decorative”, – two constants of contemporary art. His pictorial works – extensive, multilayered, three-dimensional – mark the revival of the history painting genre with its key concerns: memory and cultural myth. In a challenging manner, Kiefer explores layers of history by a distinct treatement of materials and texture, colours in his canvases are mixed with dust, soil, clay, rusted metal, straw and dry flowers. #hermitage_museum #visit_hermitage

And then there are O'Keeffe clouds. Kind of.

Love it when it rains while the sun shines. #elpaso

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The story of the men known as Central Park Five has riveted me for more than two decades. In their journey, we witness five innocent teens of color who were met with injustice at every turn - from coerced confessions to unjust incarceration to public calls for their execution by the man who would become President of the United States. Great respect to our dear brothers Raymond, Kevin, Korey, Antron and Yusef for allowing me the honor of telling their stories. ✊🏾

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In July of 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech titled “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” His speech was a reminder that the promise of liberty must be applied equally to all Americans: “The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn...What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?”
Douglass’s speech emphasized that American slavery and American freedom is a shared history and that the actions of ordinary men and women, demanding freedom, transform our 🇺🇸 nation. #IndependenceDay #4thofjuly #APeoplesJourney

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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto

I’ve spent my life photographing big cats in the wild, but showing people the threats that face them is equally important to me. Wildlife trafficking is one of the world’s most lucrative illegal economic activities (comparable to drug and weapon trafficking) so I’ve been shooting stills and video of jaguar skins for my upcoming @natgeo jaguar story (coming out December 2017). Despite jaguars being listed as an Appendix 1 species on CITES (which means their trade is illegal without strict documentation) a major threat facing them across south America is hunting for their skins. These skins were seized by authorities when they entered the United States. Video shot with my assistant @alexbraczkowski
We need to fight for the right of jaguars to live - peacefully and without being killed for the skin and medicinal trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid

Jaguars are keystone species in their ecosystems, we cannot afford to lose them. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves!
Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org to find out how you can help big cats today!
Follow me @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NatGeoCreative #onassignment #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #jaguar @africanparksnetwork#wildaid #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa @reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @leonardodicaprio

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#OnThisDay in 1921, the deadliest racial massacre in U.S. history occurred in the Greenwood African American community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Black Tulsans had formed their own community along Greenwood & Archer streets that became known as “Black Wall Street,”and included several groceries, two independent newspapers, two movie theaters, nightclubs, and numerous churches. In the 1830s the first African Americans came to the Oklahoma Territory with Native Americans along the Trail of Tears. Some were enslaved, and some were free. After Emancipation, they settled throughout the territory and founded several all-black towns. By 1900 African Americans composed 7 percent of the combined Oklahoma and Native American Territories and 5 percent of Tula’s population. #APeoplesJourney #Tulsa1921
📸: First Photograph of the Cotten family, 1902, Gift of the Families of Anita Williams Christopher and David Owen Williams. Second and third Photographs Gift of Princetta R. Newman, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Black Dispatch newspaper, June 11, 1921.

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On select Friday evenings through August 18, a lone violinist will offer a sonic tribute to two extraordinary women, Sara Berman and Arabella Worsham, braiding together their humanity. This #MetLiveArts program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Sara Berman’s Closet,” on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in gallery 743. Visit our website for full details. The installation will be on view in the @metamericanwing through September 5. #TheMet #MetFridays #SaraBermansCloset #MetAmericanWing

Also found fiddlehead ferns @easternmarketdc Not sure how I will prepare these. Any suggestions?
#locallygrown #eatinseason #edibledc #farmersmarketfinds #fiddleheads #urbanforaging

Excellent urban foraging today! Little Gems Lettuce from @treeandleaffarm at DuPont Circle Farmers Market.

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On this day in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that segregation in public schools was “inherently unequal” and therefore, unconstitutional. This was a major day in our nation’s history and changed the course of our history and impacted the lives of many, including my own. Almost two decades after this landmark ruling, I was part of only the second class to integrate Berkeley public schools. Had the court ruled differently, I and many others across the nation, would not be where we are today. Sixty-three years later, it’s critical we reflect on Brown v. Board and how we can continue to close the educational disparities that still exist today. 📷: Thomas J. O'Halloran

#cook90, Spring Ed, day 16, dinner: this evening's beef teriyaki started with asparagus, then added beef, then finally golden oyster and shiitake mushrooms. I bought the beef semi-prepared, in its own marinade and one or two slices of yellow bell peppers. Next time I will add more yellow bell peppers and sautée them along with the asparagus and beef all at once, adding the mushrooms toward the end. There was no need to start the asparagus early. Even so, this was really tasty!

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