ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO:
Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)
Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs.
Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling.
This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.
save the Kabuto
In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.
It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer. A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.
Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art.
He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.
Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.
Congratulations Natalia!! Pianist Natalia Kazaryan, a 2011-12 The Fulbright Program U.S. student alumna to France, received an award from the Queen of Spain after graduating from the Queen Sofía College of Music (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía)!
For her Fulbright research project, Kazaryan studied Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt “Regards sur l’enfant - Jésus” with Michel Béroff, a leading French pianist and expert on the music of Messiaen. Natalia then studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia under the guidance of Dimitri Bashkirov. At the end of the 2014 academic year, she received the “Sobresaliente” Award for Outstanding Work and Excellence.
When we started this week, we couldn’t have imagined that we’d receive news about not one but TWO exchange alumni meeting royals! How exciting!!
The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope
Samuel Leroy Jackson
December 21, 1948 (65 years strong)
hardest workin man in hollywood
fun fact: sam been in over 1600 movies
Edgar Degas, Study for the Fourteen year Old Little Dancer,1881, pastel and chalk
Vincent van Gogh, Aurums, 19th century, pen on paper
Back in bed, Keinyo White
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
im a really affectionate person once you get past my 5 layers of shyness, awkwardness, fear, vague dislike, and loneliness
Peter Som Spring 2015 NYFW