A Group Of Artists Unveil A Mural Celebrating 250 Years Of Literary History

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The Graphic History Company and Machete UK today unveiled The Author Mural commissioned to celebrate nearly 250 years of literary history at Hachette UK’s landmark London building, Carmelite House, on the north bank of the Thames. The mural features the names of prominent authors published by Hachette UK from the foundation of the group’s oldest publishing house, John Murray, in 1768, to the present day, including Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, Bram Stoker, Vladimir Nabokov, Enid Blyton, Daphne du Maurier, Nelson Mandela, J. M. Barrie, Goscinny & Uderzo, JK Rowling and Malala Yousafzai. It also features Nobel and literary award winning authors and key moments in the history of the company, such as the notorious burning of Lord Byron’s scandalous memoirs in 1824. Continue reading »

Facebook Group Photoshops Plus-Sized Women To ‘Inspire’ Them To Lose Weight

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Photoshop has become synonymous with “beautifying” photos that would otherwise have imperfections. In some cases, this is OK, and magazines and online media do this with a subject’s consent. Recently, however, a group going by the name of “Project Harpoon” (Facebook page presently shut down) has drawn criticism for photoshopping plus-sized models to appear thinner. An offshoot of ThInnerBeauty, a website and subreddit, the group aims to “inspire” its targets to lose weight. Continue reading »

A Group Of Artists Built A Cardboard Installation And Burned It To Mark The Fight Between Modernity And Tradition

Pink intruder is a project organized by a group of artists with expertise in performing interventions in urban space, edition of art and the organization and coordination of cultural events.

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Fallas is a traditional festival held in Valencia every year for more than a century, the ultimate goal of the installations settled during the festival days is to be burned to celebrate the arrival of spring. Continue reading »

Group Wedding Ceremony in Harbin

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A newly wed couple jumps to pose for their wedding photographs after their group wedding ceremony which was held as part of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 6, 2015. The wedding ceremony was organised by the city government and 11 couples from China, Russia and Egypt participated in the ceremony. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
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Consumer Group Lists “10 Worst Toys” for Kids

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James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc., holds up toy battle hammer at Children’s Franciscan Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of what it considers to be the 10 most unsafe toys as the holiday season approaches. (Photo by Charles Krupa/AP Photo)
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Activist Group Performs for the Rights of Elephants in Barcelona

An activist from the animal-rights group AnimaNaturalis takes part in a performance to mark the “International Day for the Rights of the Elephants” in front of Barcelona’s Zoo, on June 20, in Barcelona. (Lluis Genelluis Gene / AFP via Getty Images)