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NEW MUSIC: FKA Twigs - Two Weeks.

The ethereal FKA Twigs just dropped this brand new video for her single ‘Two Weeks’, and she’s more captivating than ever. Directed by Nabil, Twigs channels a mixture of classic Cleopatra visuals and the vampire queen Akasha, played by the late Aaliyah, from the film adaptation of Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned.

We’re not sure if this is a dedication to the late singer, but we can’t help but notice how something in Twigs’ voice and the more streamlined 90s R&B sound of this song recall the Aaliyah that we once knew.

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Ash Wednesday

To view more photos and videos from Ash Wednesday, browse the  #ashwednesday and #miércolesdeceniza hashtags.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of most Carnival celebrations around the world. On Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Christians place ashes on their foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. In many countries, such as Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and the United States, millions of observers flock to local churches to receive ashes from their priests. Despite its huge Catholic population, the vast majority of Brazilians do not formally observe Ash Wednesday, as many Carnival celebrations continue through Ash Wednesday and only cease at the end of the week. instagram.com/p/lK4MYuGgVJ/#francomasini instagram:

Ash Wednesday

To view more photos and videos from Ash Wednesday, browse the  #ashwednesday and #miércolesdeceniza hashtags.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of most Carnival celebrations around the world. On Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Christians place ashes on their foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. In many countries, such as Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and the United States, millions of observers flock to local churches to receive ashes from their priests. Despite its huge Catholic population, the vast majority of Brazilians do not formally observe Ash Wednesday, as many Carnival celebrations continue through Ash Wednesday and only cease at the end of the week. instagram.com/p/lKn1UaHsS5/#marinerodepureza instagram:

Ash Wednesday

To view more photos and videos from Ash Wednesday, browse the  #ashwednesday and #miércolesdeceniza hashtags.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of most Carnival celebrations around the world. On Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Christians place ashes on their foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. In many countries, such as Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and the United States, millions of observers flock to local churches to receive ashes from their priests. Despite its huge Catholic population, the vast majority of Brazilians do not formally observe Ash Wednesday, as many Carnival celebrations continue through Ash Wednesday and only cease at the end of the week. instagram.com/p/lKUReWDhUf/#annagraziacalabria instagram:

Ash Wednesday

To view more photos and videos from Ash Wednesday, browse the  #ashwednesday and #miércolesdeceniza hashtags.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of most Carnival celebrations around the world. On Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Christians place ashes on their foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. In many countries, such as Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and the United States, millions of observers flock to local churches to receive ashes from their priests. Despite its huge Catholic population, the vast majority of Brazilians do not formally observe Ash Wednesday, as many Carnival celebrations continue through Ash Wednesday and only cease at the end of the week. instagram.com/p/lKzCOUg7AI/#jefferybr instagram:

Ash Wednesday

To view more photos and videos from Ash Wednesday, browse the  #ashwednesday and #miércolesdeceniza hashtags.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of most Carnival celebrations around the world. On Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Christians place ashes on their foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. In many countries, such as Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and the United States, millions of observers flock to local churches to receive ashes from their priests. Despite its huge Catholic population, the vast majority of Brazilians do not formally observe Ash Wednesday, as many Carnival celebrations continue through Ash Wednesday and only cease at the end of the week. instagram.com/p/lKsuWtSgHo/#onenamora instagram:

Ash Wednesday

To view more photos and videos from Ash Wednesday, browse the  #ashwednesday and #miércolesdeceniza hashtags.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of most Carnival celebrations around the world. On Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Christians place ashes on their foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. In many countries, such as Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and the United States, millions of observers flock to local churches to receive ashes from their priests. Despite its huge Catholic population, the vast majority of Brazilians do not formally observe Ash Wednesday, as many Carnival celebrations continue through Ash Wednesday and only cease at the end of the week. instagram.com/p/lKzB4pk3IX/#nuria6212 instagram:

Ash Wednesday

To view more photos and videos from Ash Wednesday, browse the  #ashwednesday and #miércolesdeceniza hashtags.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of most Carnival celebrations around the world. On Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Christians place ashes on their foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. In many countries, such as Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and the United States, millions of observers flock to local churches to receive ashes from their priests. Despite its huge Catholic population, the vast majority of Brazilians do not formally observe Ash Wednesday, as many Carnival celebrations continue through Ash Wednesday and only cease at the end of the week. instagram.com/p/lKtCWygMb-/#mikemagliano

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Ash Wednesday

To view more photos and videos from Ash Wednesday, browse the #ashwednesday and #miércolesdeceniza hashtags.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of most Carnival celebrations around the world. On Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Christians place ashes on their foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. In many countries, such as Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and the United States, millions of observers flock to local churches to receive ashes from their priests. Despite its huge Catholic population, the vast majority of Brazilians do not formally observe Ash Wednesday, as many Carnival celebrations continue through Ash Wednesday and only cease at the end of the week.

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In California, a small “Mexican-Hindu” community rose up in the early 20th century, as male immigrants from Punjab – mostly Sikh – married Hispanic women and started uniquely bicultural families. U.S. immigration laws restricted South Asian women from immigrating to America, while miscegenation laws forbid South Asian men from marrying white women. Marriages between South Asian men and Hispanic women – classified by law within the same racial category – resulted in bicultural children with names like “Maria Singh” and “Jose Rai.”

fuckyeahapihistory:

In California, a small “Mexican-Hindu” community rose up in the early 20th century, as male immigrants from Punjab – mostly Sikh – married Hispanic women and started uniquely bicultural families. U.S. immigration laws restricted South Asian women from immigrating to America, while miscegenation laws forbid South Asian men from marrying white women. Marriages between South Asian men and Hispanic women – classified by law within the same racial category – resulted in bicultural children with names like “Maria Singh” and “Jose Rai.”

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A creepy and anonymous clown has been terrifying residents of Northampton England by standing around on street corners and staring at passers-by. The clown, who bears a striking resemblance to Pennywise from the Stephen King-inspired 1990 horror film, IT, first appeared on Friday 13th and was spotted again over the weekend.According to the  Northampton Herald and Post  the red haired, white faced clown has appeared in several locations in the Abington and Kingsley areas of the town.
He is also sometimes seen carrying a clown teddy.The newspaper also reports that the clown knocked on someone’s door and offered to paint their window sills despite having no painting equipment.The newspaper reported: “He doesn’t juggle. He doesn’t twist balloons into animal shapes. He just stares.”The creepy jester even has his own Facebook page featuring a picture of the murderous clown Pennywise.
The sightings of the clown have prompted the Twitter hashtag #northamptonclown which is being used to speculate on reasons for the clown’s appearance - with some suggesting it could be part of publicity stunt.An irrational fear of clowns has come to be known as as coulrophobia. The prefix “coulro” comes from the ancient Greek word for “one who walks on stilts.”Symptoms include feelings of dread, increased heartbeat, sweating, nausea and anger.A University of Sheffield study from 2008 found that out of 250 children aged four to 16 images of a clown were widely disliked. The researchers said clowns were “universally disliked by children” and that “some found them quite frightening and unknowable.”Perhaps the most famous killer clown was the child murdering monster Pennywise from the 1990 television movie IT. However the killer clown has been a regular feature of several horror films including Clownhouse, Mr Jingles and 2004’s In Fear of Clowns.
The genre also includes the 1988 classic ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’, which had the tagline: “In Space No One Can Eat Ice Cream”.

A creepy and anonymous clown has been terrifying residents of Northampton England by standing around on street corners and staring at passers-by. The clown, who bears a striking resemblance to Pennywise from the Stephen King-inspired 1990 horror film, IT, first appeared on Friday 13th and was spotted again over the weekend.According to the  Northampton Herald and Post  the red haired, white faced clown has appeared in several locations in the Abington and Kingsley areas of the town.
He is also sometimes seen carrying a clown teddy.The newspaper also reports that the clown knocked on someone’s door and offered to paint their window sills despite having no painting equipment.The newspaper reported: “He doesn’t juggle. He doesn’t twist balloons into animal shapes. He just stares.”The creepy jester even has his own Facebook page featuring a picture of the murderous clown Pennywise.
The sightings of the clown have prompted the Twitter hashtag #northamptonclown which is being used to speculate on reasons for the clown’s appearance - with some suggesting it could be part of publicity stunt.An irrational fear of clowns has come to be known as as coulrophobia. The prefix “coulro” comes from the ancient Greek word for “one who walks on stilts.”Symptoms include feelings of dread, increased heartbeat, sweating, nausea and anger.A University of Sheffield study from 2008 found that out of 250 children aged four to 16 images of a clown were widely disliked. The researchers said clowns were “universally disliked by children” and that “some found them quite frightening and unknowable.”Perhaps the most famous killer clown was the child murdering monster Pennywise from the 1990 television movie IT. However the killer clown has been a regular feature of several horror films including Clownhouse, Mr Jingles and 2004’s In Fear of Clowns.
The genre also includes the 1988 classic ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’, which had the tagline: “In Space No One Can Eat Ice Cream”.

A creepy and anonymous clown has been terrifying residents of Northampton England by standing around on street corners and staring at passers-by. The clown, who bears a striking resemblance to Pennywise from the Stephen King-inspired 1990 horror film, IT, first appeared on Friday 13th and was spotted again over the weekend.According to the  Northampton Herald and Post  the red haired, white faced clown has appeared in several locations in the Abington and Kingsley areas of the town.
He is also sometimes seen carrying a clown teddy.The newspaper also reports that the clown knocked on someone’s door and offered to paint their window sills despite having no painting equipment.The newspaper reported: “He doesn’t juggle. He doesn’t twist balloons into animal shapes. He just stares.”The creepy jester even has his own Facebook page featuring a picture of the murderous clown Pennywise.
The sightings of the clown have prompted the Twitter hashtag #northamptonclown which is being used to speculate on reasons for the clown’s appearance - with some suggesting it could be part of publicity stunt.An irrational fear of clowns has come to be known as as coulrophobia. The prefix “coulro” comes from the ancient Greek word for “one who walks on stilts.”Symptoms include feelings of dread, increased heartbeat, sweating, nausea and anger.A University of Sheffield study from 2008 found that out of 250 children aged four to 16 images of a clown were widely disliked. The researchers said clowns were “universally disliked by children” and that “some found them quite frightening and unknowable.”Perhaps the most famous killer clown was the child murdering monster Pennywise from the 1990 television movie IT. However the killer clown has been a regular feature of several horror films including Clownhouse, Mr Jingles and 2004’s In Fear of Clowns.
The genre also includes the 1988 classic ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’, which had the tagline: “In Space No One Can Eat Ice Cream”.

A creepy and anonymous clown has been terrifying residents of Northampton England by standing around on street corners and staring at passers-by. The clown, who bears a striking resemblance to Pennywise from the Stephen King-inspired 1990 horror film, IT, first appeared on Friday 13th and was spotted again over the weekend.According to the  Northampton Herald and Post  the red haired, white faced clown has appeared in several locations in the Abington and Kingsley areas of the town.

He is also sometimes seen carrying a clown teddy.The newspaper also reports that the clown knocked on someone’s door and offered to paint their window sills despite having no painting equipment.The newspaper reported: “He doesn’t juggle. He doesn’t twist balloons into animal shapes. He just stares.”The creepy jester even has his own Facebook page featuring a picture of the murderous clown Pennywise.

The sightings of the clown have prompted the Twitter hashtag #northamptonclown which is being used to speculate on reasons for the clown’s appearance - with some suggesting it could be part of publicity stunt.An irrational fear of clowns has come to be known as as coulrophobia. The prefix “coulro” comes from the ancient Greek word for “one who walks on stilts.”Symptoms include feelings of dread, increased heartbeat, sweating, nausea and anger.A University of Sheffield study from 2008 found that out of 250 children aged four to 16 images of a clown were widely disliked. The researchers said clowns were “universally disliked by children” and that “some found them quite frightening and unknowable.”Perhaps the most famous killer clown was the child murdering monster Pennywise from the 1990 television movie IT. However the killer clown has been a regular feature of several horror films including Clownhouse, Mr Jingles and 2004’s In Fear of Clowns.

The genre also includes the 1988 classic ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’, which had the tagline: “In Space No One Can Eat Ice Cream”.

(Source: batteredpork)

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Jay Z Video Puts Hip-Hop And Art Back In The Same Room

The summer of 2013 has largely been about rapper/music mogul/sports agent Jay Z. Even without a real radio hit, he’s remained at the center of the conversation with his #newrules approach to marketing his latest studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The opening salvo was a 3-minute Samsung ad announcing the album title and release date that first appeared during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The phone company bought a million copies of the album (most likely before it was even done), the RIAA changed their rules about bulk corporate buys and Jay Z went platinum before a single consumer had the chance to run out to the record store.

The video for “Picasso Baby” — sorry, “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” — was shot at Pace Gallery in New York City’s Chelsea in July, with a backdrop of adoring fans, famous actors, fashion designers and artists. They ring the room while some of those in attendance step up and interact with Jay as he performs the song. It’s a version of Marina Abramovic’s performance art piece “The Artist Is Present,” which she put on three years ago at the Museum of Modern Art. Except she was silent. Jay is not, and the energy, at least as captured by the video, is at 11.

Read the rest on NPR’s The Record blog.

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Albert Eckhout
Tapuya Man
Dutch Brazil, Netherlands (1641)
oil on canvas
265 × 157 cm
National Museum of Denmark
This Week on MedievalPOC: Eckhout’s series on Dutch BrazilAlbert Eckhout was a Netherlandish still-life painter commissioned by  John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, to paint the plants, animals, and human beings that inhabited the newly colonized Brazil.
Here is what a professor teaching a course on colonial art in Brazil would like you to know about this painting:



Eckhout’s paintings also have historical value as well: this series contains the only available representations of the Tapuyas (Tarairius), a group which had died out by the beginning of the nineteenth century.



The Tapuya and other Indigenous people of Brazil beg to differ.

In fact, they are currently engaged in a desperate battle against being displaced by the Brazilian Government.

[forgive my terrible translation]


In recent days, a conflict occurring for years in the federal capital is finally making the news, a few pages of the mainstream press and relative attention of Brasilia. In the center of the dispute is the Northwest Sector, an area of environmental protection, with springs and rich flora and fauna. 
On one side is an indigenous community Fulni it Tapuya which states reside at the place for over 40 years and battle for recognition and demarcation of land. Another, contractors and Emplavi Brasal (and all political power that money can buy), interested in uplifting the newest and desirable neighborhood of upper middle class of Brasilia, where a square meter costs around £ 8000.



In 2011, an important Religious shrine of the Tupuya people was torn down in an attempt to displace the Tupuya:


The Action of GDF (Vice Governor Thaddeus Filipelli / PMDB-DF) and TERRACAP (Filipelli and Ivelise Longhi / PMDB-DF) that on August 16, 2011 raided, intimidated and destroyed part of the cerrado vegetation of indigenous land, violated indigenous rights, human rights and the Constitution, was an act of aggression in an attempt to deprive the indigenous community Tapuya the Shrine of the Shamans of its historic territory of traditional use, thus originating a deprivation of the right to land, a violation of the home, a violation of indigenous spiritual values, a violation of the memory and history of the indigenous presence Candanga and pioneer of the Holy Shrine of the Shamans in the Federal District.


These violations are ongoing, and are only increasing as Brazil moves forward with preparations to host the World Cup.
2013: Indigenous people who have been occupying a museum in protest of displacement since 2006 were forcibly evicted by police in March so that it could be torn down for use as a parking lot for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Stadium. The media refers to them as “squatters”.

“…the Tapuyas (Tarairius), a group which had died out by the beginning of the nineteenth century.”

“…the Tapuyas (Tarairius), a group which had died out by the beginning of the nineteenth century.”

“…the Tapuyas (Tarairius), a group which had died out by the beginning of the nineteenth century.”

You can go and view the painting of “The Last Tapuya” at the National Museum in Copenhagen.

Or, you can join in supporting the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Brazil, who are fighting for their lives right now.
Info:
BBC: Indigenous Brazilians Use Web to Fight for Their Rights
Brazil Dismantles Democracy in Assault on Indigenous Rights
Action:
Write to the Brazilian Government
Survival international
Indigenous blogs:
Diario Liberdade
A Verdade Do Sanctuario Dos Pajes
Global Voices Online

medievalpoc:

Albert Eckhout

Tapuya Man

Dutch Brazil, Netherlands (1641)

oil on canvas

265 × 157 cm

National Museum of Denmark

This Week on MedievalPOC: Eckhout’s series on Dutch Brazil
Albert Eckhout was a Netherlandish still-life painter commissioned by  John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, to paint the plants, animals, and human beings that inhabited the newly colonized Brazil.

Here is what a professor teaching a course on colonial art in Brazil would like you to know about this painting:

Eckhout’s paintings also have historical value as well: this series contains the only available representations of the Tapuyas (Tarairius), a group which had died out by the beginning of the nineteenth century.

The Tapuya and other Indigenous people of Brazil beg to differ.

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In fact, they are currently engaged in a desperate battle against being displaced by the Brazilian Government.

image

[forgive my terrible translation]

In recent days, a conflict occurring for years in the federal capital is finally making the news, a few pages of the mainstream press and relative attention of Brasilia. In the center of the dispute is the Northwest Sector, an area of environmental protection, with springs and rich flora and fauna.

On one side is an indigenous community Fulni it Tapuya which states reside at the place for over 40 years and battle for recognition and demarcation of land. Another, contractors and Emplavi Brasal (and all political power that money can buy), interested in uplifting the newest and desirable neighborhood of upper middle class of Brasilia, where a square meter costs around £ 8000.

image

In 2011, an important Religious shrine of the Tupuya people was torn down in an attempt to displace the Tupuya:

The Action of GDF (Vice Governor Thaddeus Filipelli / PMDB-DF) and TERRACAP (Filipelli and Ivelise Longhi / PMDB-DF) that on August 16, 2011 raided, intimidated and destroyed part of the cerrado vegetation of indigenous land, violated indigenous rights, human rights and the Constitution, was an act of aggression in an attempt to deprive the indigenous community Tapuya the Shrine of the Shamans of its historic territory of traditional use, thus originating a deprivation of the right to land, a violation of the home, a violation of indigenous spiritual values, a violation of the memory and history of the indigenous presence Candanga and pioneer of the Holy Shrine of the Shamans in the Federal District.

These violations are ongoing, and are only increasing as Brazil moves forward with preparations to host the World Cup.

2013: Indigenous people who have been occupying a museum in protest of displacement since 2006 were forcibly evicted by police in March so that it could be torn down for use as a parking lot for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Stadium. The media refers to them as “squatters”.

image

…the Tapuyas (Tarairius), a group which had died out by the beginning of the nineteenth century.”

image

…the Tapuyas (Tarairius), a group which had died out by the beginning of the nineteenth century.”

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…the Tapuyas (Tarairius), a group which had died out by the beginning of the nineteenth century.”

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You can go and view the painting of “The Last Tapuya” at the National Museum in Copenhagen.

image

Or, you can join in supporting the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Brazil, who are fighting for their lives right now.

Info:

BBC: Indigenous Brazilians Use Web to Fight for Their Rights

Brazil Dismantles Democracy in Assault on Indigenous Rights

Action:

Write to the Brazilian Government

Survival international

Indigenous blogs:

Diario Liberdade

A Verdade Do Sanctuario Dos Pajes

Global Voices Online