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Civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois presented photographs of African Americans at the Paris Exposition of 1900 to show what life was like for them at the turn of the century. The Paris Exposition was dedicated to issues of social economy. The photographs were part of a larger exhibit on the history and current state of African Americans in the United States. Du Bois, who co-founded the NAACP and advocated for equal rights for African Americans, contributed 500 photographs to the exhibition, which also featured...
We love Jennifer Lawrence. She’s incredibly talented, laugh-til-you-cry hilarious and isn’t afraid to speak out about issues like the pay gap and body image. But for all we love JLaw, we have to ask:Why does she keep playing characters who are 15 years older than she actually is???In Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and now Joy -- all directed by David O. Russell -- 25-year-old Jennifer Lawrence plays jaded thirty- or forty-somethings. Her characters’ ages aren’t specified, but it’s clear that JLaw is much younger than her...
This morning as I left my house, I put in my earbuds and tapped the “Podcasts” app on my iPhone screen, just as I always do when I’m walking to the subway. But this morning, something different happened....because....SERIAL IS BACK!!!I squealed out loud, downloaded it immediately and was humming along to the plinky theme music by the time I reached the G train. Do, do, do, do, do-do, do, do, do. The goofy MailChimp ad is also back, and I never really realized how much...
Raise your hand right now if you're a procrastinating crafter. Raise your hand if you're very aware that the holidays are now upon us. Raise your hand if you are now having an "Oh-Shit!" moment. Never fear, dear reader, BUST is here, and we've got some great DIY gifts you can make for your mother or your brother or your lover...or whoever. Check out these 7 crafts to get your gift-giving groove going! 1. A wood-look Iphone case! I'm sure at least one of you know...
As a young boy, Hudson Taylor was given a deck of cards from his father and dreamt of one day becoming a successful magician. He mastered basic techniques: extracting tens from a deck and finding four-of-a-kind instantly. He stunned his family with these small gags, and as much pride as it brought Taylor, revelling in childhood fantasy, his keen sense of observation surmounted a discrepancy among his family. As pleased and surprised as his family was with Hudson’s expression of creativity through the gags and...