npr:

Photo: NASA
"Space Thief Or Hero? One Man’s Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend"
More than 30 years ago, Robert Farquhar stole a spacecraft. Now he’s trying to give it back.

npr:

Photo: NASA

"Space Thief Or Hero? One Man’s Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend"

More than 30 years ago, Robert Farquhar stole a spacecraft. Now he’s trying to give it back.

This is great. 
vicemag:

We Got 20 Strangers Who Aren’t Models to Kiss Each Other
Earlier this week, an “arty” black and white video in which polite Americans kiss each other on the mouth made the internet squeal with excitement. The twist was, you see, that these people were all strangers, so this was footage of ten first kisses—gross saliva sounds fully audible over the sort of song that a depressed person might put on during sex.
It was really awkward and sweet, and so far it’s had over 47 million YouTube views. Many bloggers called it “beautiful,” but it was mostly beautiful because all the people that director Tatia Pilieva cast were models, actors, and musicians—that is, professional performers. Oh, and also it was a commercial for clothes, because everything that goes viral on the internet is a lie or an ad.
So our London colleagues went out into the street and found 20 strangers who aren’t models of any description to stick their stiff British upper lips together for £20 (about $33) a pop. This is how strangers really kiss.
Watch

This is great. 

vicemag:

We Got 20 Strangers Who Aren’t Models to Kiss Each Other

Earlier this week, an “arty” black and white video in which polite Americans kiss each other on the mouth made the internet squeal with excitement. The twist was, you see, that these people were all strangers, so this was footage of ten first kisses—gross saliva sounds fully audible over the sort of song that a depressed person might put on during sex.

It was really awkward and sweet, and so far it’s had over 47 million YouTube views. Many bloggers called it “beautiful,” but it was mostly beautiful because all the people that director Tatia Pilieva cast were models, actors, and musicians—that is, professional performers. Oh, and also it was a commercial for clothes, because everything that goes viral on the internet is a lie or an ad.

So our London colleagues went out into the street and found 20 strangers who aren’t models of any description to stick their stiff British upper lips together for £20 (about $33) a pop. This is how strangers really kiss.

Watch

corpuslibris:

Greetings, book friends! Some of you may have become acquainted with Corpus Libris over the last 5 years — when it started on a quiet night at Skylight Books in 2008, as it grew on Blogspot and Twitter, and as submissions came in from all over the world. It only seemed appropriate to breathe some new life into the project on Tumblr. You’ll revisit some photos you’ve seen before, you’ll see new ones, and hopefully, you’ll submit some yourselves!

All you have to do is click the red “Submit” button at the top of the page, select a photo, and for the caption, put the title of the book, the author(s), and where the photo was taken (either the bookstore/library/company, or the city). Or, if it’s easier for you, you can email corpuslibris AT gmail DOT com.

This project has been one of my biggest spots of joy over the last few years, and I’m excited to continue sharing it with all of you.

All the best,

Emily Pullen

CORPUS LIBRIS FOREVER!

The Secret Lives of Sports Fans by Eric Simons at WORD

Manhood by Mels Van Driel at Skylight Books

The Operators by Michael Hastings at Skylight Books

Donnybrook by Frank Bill at WORD

Corpus by Alejandra Figueroa at Third Place Books

In One Person by John Irving at Skylight Books

nprfreshair:

Check out the Best Actress gowns over the years… Wishing  Katharine Hepburn went in 1934—and every other year she won—so we could’ve seen what she wore [awesome pantsuit?]
infographic via mediarundigital

nprfreshair:

Check out the Best Actress gowns over the years… Wishing  Katharine Hepburn went in 1934—and every other year she won—so we could’ve seen what she wore [awesome pantsuit?]

infographic via mediarundigital

Today’s inspiration. 

harpercollins:

Pop artist Peter Max on finding creativity in the everyday.

Get an in-depth look at Max’s personal and artistic life in his intimate visual memoir, The Universe of Peter Max

Amazing. I kinda want these on my wall
explore-blog:

Remix genius: Homeland reimagined as vintage jazz album covers by designer Ty Mattson.
Complement with some great actual vintage jazz record sleeves.  And, lest we forget, we have Alex Steinweiss to thank for the invention of the album cover. 

Amazing. I kinda want these on my wall

explore-blog:

Remix genius: Homeland reimagined as vintage jazz album covers by designer Ty Mattson.

Complement with some great actual vintage jazz record sleeves And, lest we forget, we have Alex Steinweiss to thank for the invention of the album cover. 

nprfreshair:

Louvre and Guggenheim made out of GINGERBREAD.

Dreams come true, guys.

Altantic Cities Blog

This is now on my to do list for the holidays.

weirdvintage:

Shirley Temple preparing a turkey, 1930s (via)

weirdvintage:

Shirley Temple preparing a turkey, 1930s (via)

Is Charles Manson Getting Married to Star? | Culture News | Rolling Stone

Uh, okay.