The Political Road Map: Cultural Appropriation of Indigenous Art?

Today, CBC showcased a story about a Toronto artist, who had her show cancelled, over an allegation that her work is actually a form of cultural appropriation. Amanda PL is the artist in question and defends that her work is inspired by the art style of famous indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau. For those who do ...

cartoon life: Shaving time

I probably would have stayed with the same brand. But it’s too difficult to match things up. I have two big brand name handles bought in the last year, because I previously bought blade cartridges that didn’t fit the previous handle I was using. Can’t find that handle. Whenever my daughter comes home from college, ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Fall is…

Original photo by Rachel.

350 or bust: The Anatomy Of The Earth Brought To Life

What a wonderful world! On TED Talk Tuesday, we get a glimpse of the amazing world that cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg brings to life. He describes his greatest satisfaction as creating works that have a positive effect on the future of Earth: “I hope my films inspire and open people’s hearts … If I can move ...

Melissa Fong: Smile

It’s sometimes really difficult for me to come to terms with realizing that there are some really horrible people in the world.  Like, not just ignorant but just really hateful. […]

LeDaro: Beauty of the Nature

Sometimes I try to forget the troubles of the world and enjoy nature on my long hikes. Here are some pictures I put together in a video format and added some music for calming effect. I did not take these pictures but they convey the beauty of the nature quite well. Some pictures have artistic touch to ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

LeDaro: Nature and its beauty

Enough of Politicians Enjoy the beauty of nature. JAPANESE TEA GARDEN ✿ GOLDEN GATE PARK ✿ SAN FRANCISCO

LeDaro: Flowers, a bird and reflection.

Beautiful picture. I had it with politics. Might as well enjoy and appreciate the beauty of nature.

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Beautiful Women More Likely To Conform: Study

A recent study  by the Open University of Israel and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, suggests that women who have been labeled “beautiful” by their peers are more likely to conform to social norms. They’re likely to put their own interests before the interests of others. And, apparently, “beauty and character are more mutually exclusive ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. ~Kurt Vonnegut      

Dead Wild Roses: Lying for Fashion

I learned very early on that following The Fashion just wasn’t worth the hassle and that it just didn’t deliver what it promised. When I was three years old, I thought it would be super cool to have spiky hair. And for the first little while, it was cool. But every day, I had sit ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Beauty and Difference – A Celebration

I love clothes, I love fashion, I love feeling wonderful in clothes I love, I love shoes, I love getting dressed up for parties, I love getting my hair done, I love the way I feel when I get dressed up and go out.  That’s the girl in me.  The activist in me makes me ...