Kiana Hayeri

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12 Powerful Women Throughout History – Alexia Sinclair – My Modern Met

 

Source: 12 Powerful Women Throughout History – Alexia Sinclair – My Modern Met

 

12 Powerful Women Throughout History – Alexia Sinclair – My Modern Met.

Marie Antoinette (The Extravagant Queen)

It’s pretty impressive how Australian photographer and digital artist Alexia Sinclair is able to balance the beauty of fine art, history, and modern art techniques. “The Regal Twelve” series is a suite of pictures depicting powerful historical women combining photography, illustration, European backdrops, fashion models, historical treasures and symbolic references, digitally montaged to create works based on historical truths.

“My influences range from Botticelli and de’ Medici circle to contemporary couture fashion designers such as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen. All of the portraits are inspired by the styles and fashions of each monarch and are reinterpreted into a contemporary visual narrative.” -Alexia Sinclair


Christina of Sweden (The Androgynous Queen)


Catherine the Great (The Enlightened Empress)


Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen)


Alexandra Romanov (The Last Czarina)


Elizabeth Bathory (The Countess of Blood)


Olympias (The Sorcerous)


Boudica (The Celtic Queen)


Eleanor of Aquitaine (The Eagle)


Isabella of Spain (The Catholic)


Agrippina (The Poisoness)


Cleopatra (The Seductress)

Fragile Species: Can Texas Bats Survive an Eastern Plague? — Discover

At The Texas Observer, Asher Elbein writes on how wind farms and White Nose Syndrome are decimating bat populations and why preserving them is critical to the economy and ecosystems of Texas.

via Fragile Species: Can Texas Bats Survive an Eastern Plague? — Discover

Honduran authorities fire more than 2 dozen cops as officials purge security forces linked to organized crime – Reuters — Breaking News

Honduran authorities fire more than 2 dozen cops as officials purge security forces linked to organized crime – Reuters Readmore…

via Honduran authorities fire more than 2 dozen cops as officials purge security forces linked to organized crime – Reuters — Breaking News

Western Media and the Tragedy of Selfish Compassion

So, to conclude, we are almost all guilty of this term “selfish compassion” I’ve invented. I don’t expect this to change any time soon, though I’d very much like it to. I’m not in any way criticising the support movements seen in the past in America and France etc, but I would just ask anyone reading this to perhaps open their eyes a little into the world around them, even if that means hearing about more and more tragedy in our lives, it would, in my opinion, increase the speed and strength of the push for global peace.

Thank you for reading,

Ben

Backbenchers

As I have mentioned before, the Middle East at present is a hot-bed of terrorism and war. And despite the awful casualties suffered in these wars, it is the former which really appears to touch the hearts of western civilisation. One only has to glance at the public reaction to the attacks on the World Trade Center, the 7/7 bombings and more recently the two major attacks in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters and the Bataclan concert hall.

Swathes of hashtags, images shared, posts of support for these events were scene worldwide. “Je Suis Charlie” and “Pray for Paris” became commonplace on almost every news feed in existence.

Personally I have visited the 9/11 memorial site at Ground Zero in New York on two occasions, visiting the memorial museum on the latter. The experience is very difficult to describe; despite all the hustle and bustle of the surrounding Manhattan…

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Tenth Wall Defense 4 Human Rights

Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

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Tenth Wall Defense 4 Human Rights, by Mark G Kirshner: @MarkGKirshner

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