“Rice is the dutiful wife you can rely on, we say. Pho is the flirty mistress you slip away to visit.” Read an excerpt of Andrea Nguyen’s The Pho Cookbook at Lucky Peach.
Once again. Blue Hour. You know, that time right after the sun sets. When the light is so blue. This is also a style in which I used to work. Impressionism. I’m taking a journey into my past. That’s right. I’m going back there. Here’s why. I used to do this a lot. I kind of […]
Siga em frente, continue caminhando, na estrada da vida virão curvas perigosas, tenha sabedoria e aprenda a contorná-las! Não ignore as placas, elas sinalizam o momento de avançar e quando é hora de parar, portanto, esteja atento! Muitas vezes de tanto caminhar seguimos quase em piloto automático, ansiando por chegar no destino final para finalmente […]
This is a good Friday picture. Check it out. A lone bike rider silhouetted against a wonderful sunset while he’s cruising along the levee with the Crescent City Connection spanning the Mississippi River in the background. Do me a personal favor, please. Open this picture up. By doing that, you’ll be doing yourself a bigger favor. […]
Spoilers for Game of Thrones. And early ’90s Superman comics, I guess.
Death in stories is important. Or at least, it should be.
Coming from comics, we’re used to death being a revolving door. Heroes and villains die frequently and eventually return. It’s part of the tapestry that makes superhero comics what they are. The impact of these deaths, when done well, is a source of great drama and character exploration. Their purpose is to reinvigorate the ongoing stories with a new status quo and open up new paths of storytelling. Likewise when the same characters return.
The most well-known example — and the best, I would argue — would be the death of Superman. By 1992 Superman had become sort of passe, an optimistic character in a pessimistic world. In an era of things like Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, Superman had become almost anachronistic. The public’s wants…
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I’m sorry, everyone. I never intended for this to be a breastfeeding advocacy blog, but – y’know. Boobs and their baggage are things that predominate my life at the moment, so…
You’ve probably read about Cheese & Biscuits cafe in Rockhampton, who kicked a massive goal for breastfeeding mothers this week by politely ejecting a customer who was frightened by the sight of a lactating breast in their courtyard. He’d already complained to management, who’d informed him they were a breastfeeding friendly establishment and that they would under no circumstances ask a nursing mother to cover up or leave. He then took it upon himself to approach her, leaving her visibly upset when the owner came out to deliver his coffee. When apprised of the situation, the owner swiftly transferred the man’s coffee to a takeaway cup and showed him the door. She later posted about the incident on Facebook:
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