It Would Be Hard For Me To Believe People Actually Said This Stuff … Except I’ve Heard It Myself
Kim Kelley-Wagner adopted her daughters from China many years ago. Like most transracial adoptive families, hers has received its fair share of questions and comments, many of which don’t make her girls feel great.
Most people aren’t intentionally being unkind when they say these things. So Kelley-Wagner and her daughters created this photo series of things people have actually said to them as a reminder that just because something pops into someone’s head doesn’t mean it should come out of their mouth!
Read more here.
Hans Zimmer is a freakin genius, guys.
Fitting random things seamlessly into one single wall
Michael Johansson, whom we have gushed about in the past for his ability to fit a massive amount of unrelated items together into neat cubic packages, has also invaded Bok & Blueshuset in Notodden, Norway, with even more random things like keyboards, safes and drawers binding themselves seamlessly and flushed against a wall. We can only imagine that Johansson must be a master at packing.
What distinguishes a selfie from an artist’s self-portrait? Look through a selection of photographs: http://nyr.kr/1hzvpEZ
Above: Jun Ahn, “Self-Portrait” (2008)/Courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich
To answer the question they posed, we’ll refer to the definition provided by Deana Lawson, another artist included in this gallery:
[The self-portrait] is an occasion for the artist to construct her representation through her own medium, be it a camera or a paintbrush or what have you. It’s an opportunity to declare who you are visually and who you aspire to be. A selfie is a smaller branch of self-portraiture—quick and less considered. A self-portrait considers the interiority of the artist; it’s a moment for self-reflection, to pause and to look at yourself.
Not that one is superior over the other—just a helpful distinction.
Dyslexia may not exist, academics warn
Telegraph: Experts at Yale University and Britain’s Durham University say dyslexia may not exist, citing inconsistencies in diagnosis and treatment.
They have called for the term to be abandoned because it is ‘unscientific and lacks meaning’
Photo: via ALAMY
Sooo…what do we tell the kids who still can’t read?