“Of the 3 types of noir women, the femme fatale represents the most direct attack on traditional womanhood and the nuclear family. She refuses to play the role of devoted wife and loving mother that mainstream society prescribes for women. She finds marriage to be confining, loveless, sexless, and dull, and she uses all of her cunning and sexual attractiveness to gain her independence.”—Double Indemnity, 1944: “He keeps me on a leash so tight I can’t breathe.” (via addsomeventuring)
“He had Shelley’s trick of noiselessly vanishing and reappearing. We would be sitting, reading on my only sofa: I would look up and Lawrence was not only not in the room, he was not in the house, he was not in Jerusalem. He was in the train on his way to Egypt.”—Ronald Storrs on T.E. Lawrence (via weirdsociology)
The Chimu people once had a vast empire that stretched more than 1000 kilometres from southern Ecuador down the coast of Peru. It was built on the remnants fo the Moche culture. Their empire thrived thanks to complicated water works to bring water to the desert, and the abundant seafood off the…
Any thoughts on Donald Glover voicing Miles in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon? I'm super excited about it!
I literally have been sitting on this all year. I am so glad this is out because I could not hold it any longer.
I wasn’t able to be there for the recording because my daughter had a performance but Joe Q. sent me a personal video message from Donald which I will cherish for the rest of my days. it was pretty cool and a lovely surprise.
when miles first debuted Donald’s name was being dropped in the press a lot, which was completely out of my control, and I always worried that he may not appreciate having his name out there with something he has nothing to do with… so for me it was a relief that he accepted the gig because it said that he didn’t mind being associated with the character. I hope that makes sense.
“Stan Lee, 1968:
” … And we talk it out. Lately, I’ve had Roy Thomas come in, and he sits and makes notes while we discuss it. Then he types them up which gives us a written synopsis. Originally-I have a little tape recorder-I had tried taping it, but then I found no one on staff has time to listen to the tape again later. But this way he makes notes, types it quickly, I get a carbon, the artist gets a carbon…so we don’t have to worry that we’ll forget what we’ve said. Then the artist goes home…or wherever he goes…and he draws the thing out, brings it back, and I put the copy in after he’s drawn the story based on the plot I’ve given him. Now this varies with the different artists. Some artists, of course, need a more detailed plot than others. Some artists, such as Jack Kirby, need no plot at all. I mean I’ll just say to Jack, ‘Let’s make the next villain be Dr. Doom’… or I may not even say that. He may tell me. And then he goes home and does it. He’s good at plots. I’m sure he’s a thousand times better than I. He just about makes up the plots for these stories. All I do is a little editing… I may tell him he’s gone too far in one direction or another. Of course, occasionally I’ll give him a plot, but we’re practically both the writers on the things. “”—
If you had any doubts about whether or not women can absolutely own the STEM fields, let Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani dispel them for you.
The Stanford professor, a widely-respected pioneer on ”dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces,” made history in a major way on Tuesday by becoming the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal: the highest international prize in mathematics, and sometimes thought of as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.”
“Ponder this: our government is systematically collecting vast amounts of data and information on US citizens and foreigners around the world and analyzing it for threats. But it is not systematically collecting or analyzing information of US citizens killed by government authorities and actively blocks citizens who try.”—
"At the end of the 4th century in Rome there was a desperate last-ditch battle by the wealthy patrician families to preserve the old pagan religions, the ancient way of life, in the face of the ever-growing strength of Christianity, which had become the official state religion in 380.