Haunting, disturbing, and visually arresting, Stoker felt like a lovechild from Hitchcock and Kubrick. But I would have to admit that it was overly stylized, even for my taste. Bloody pencil shavings = darkly comedic. Blood splattering on white flowers = histrionic.
Zoomed out while taking a picture of my Christmas tree
THE CHEER HAS REACHED CRITICAL MASS
Charlotte ‘Eppie' Epstein, a swimmingcoach from the past who did nice feminist things and generally promoted swimming in liquid water.
For Julia Rothman’s Who, What, When book that will be published by Chronicle in the future.
And yes, the book she’s holding is a Faustroll reference.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture that so fully summed up what it is to be a cat owner.
The Russian peninsula of Kamchatka is a land of volcanoes. During my journey there between October 14 to 26, 2013, I visited the active volcanoes Klyuchevskoy and Sheveluch.
The former erupted for the first time in three years. During its strongest eruptive phase (shown above), lava fountains rose up to 0.6 mi (1 km) above the summit dome, and explosions could be heard at a distance of 19 mi (30 km) away.
Note the funnel shaped cloud of steam and smoke above Klyuchevskoy’s concealed, volcanic cone. Photo taken on October 16, 2013, at a distance of approximately 9.5 mi (15 km). - Marc Szeglat
World’s Shortest Photoshoot (via Kathrin K. und Kötis)
Alfred Heinrich Pellegrini (Swiss, 1881-1958), Winterstille, 1940. Oil on canvas, 50 x 39 cm.
A fawn rests at the base of a headstone in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery
Photo credit: Jeff Heinz/The Globe Gazette
Among the most famous women to have ever lived, Cleopatra VII ruled Egypt for 22 years. She lost a kingdom once, regained it, nearly lost it again, amassed an empire, lost it all. A goddess as a child, a queen at eighteen, she was an object of speculation and veneration, gossip and legend, even in her own time. At the height of her power she controlled virtually the entire eastern Mediterranean coast, the last great kingdom of any Egyptian ruler. She died at thirty-nine, a generation before the birth of Christ. The sole female of the ancient world to rule alone and to play a role in western affairs. She nonetheless survives as a wanton temptress, not the last time a genuinely powerful woman has been transmuted into a shamelessly seductive one.
-Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra: A Life