The Chinese landscape painter ZHANG BU was born in 1934 He started as a newspaper editor and became, over the years, one of the best known painters of this genre.

Portraits from Philippe Halsman’s Jump series

"Starting in the early 1950s I asked every famous or important person I photographed to jump for me.  I was motivated by a genuine curiosity.  After all, life has taught us to control and disguise our facial expressions, but it has not taught us to control our jumps.  I wanted to see famous people reveal in a jump their ambition or their lack of it, their self-importance or their insecurity, and many other traits.

picturesofmath:

A visual proof by Kürschák that a regular 12-sided polygon inscribed in the unit circle has area 3. This means that estimating π to be 3 is like saying a circle is a Dodecagon.

picturesofmath:

A visual proof by Kürschák that a regular 12-sided polygon inscribed in the unit circle has area 3. This means that estimating π to be 3 is like saying a circle is a Dodecagon.

"Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE."
Joss Whedon (via writingbox)

nothing changed the day
he died

the earth didn’t stand still
no stars fell

he was gone, and the hole
he left was only six feet long and
a thousand tears deep

eroded black loam,
carved by salt tears held back
kept inside, not to freak anybody out
just to go about the day
quietly minding somebody else’s
business

shouldering someone else’s pain

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."
Martin Luther King Jr

For 21 years, the U.N. has condemned the U.S. embargo against Cuba and for 21 years the United States has ignored it. 

Some 188 nations voted against the embargo in 2012, with only the U.S. itself, Israel, Palau opposing.