The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes:
"Copeland is considered an unlikely ballerina: she is curvy and she is black, neither of which is a common attribute in the field. But it is her very late beginning and rapid attainment of virtuosity that are arguably without precedent for a female ballerina."
Photograph by Pari Dukovic
"Most ballerinas don’t have pensions, they rarely dance past the age of forty (injuries often end their careers earlier than that), and a soloist at A.B.T. earns between fifty thousand and a hundred thousand dollars a year. The great Anna Pavlova endorsed Pond’s Vanishing Cream."
"(Ballet costuming often seems ridiculous at first glance, but usually reveals its own special mechanics.)"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Feel like you’ve been transported back to dial-up today? Dozens of Internet companies are participating in a symbolic slowdown of their sites in a protest for net neutrality. Netflix, Etsy, and Tumblr (to name just a few) joined BattleForTheNet.com in its “Internet Slowdown Day.”
I always enjoy how Tumblr forces us to pay attention. It’s usually a technical intervention to prompt a community one. And I know (and like) the people running the Battle for the Net. Good on them.
(Source: dyehappyhaircolor, via kenyatta)
"Cartographers are artists. We are story tellers here to tell you about a place. It can be very fact-driven, but it’s akin to journalism—there’s information and facts, but then it’s up to the journalist to use judgment and creativity to figure how to best express that.”
-Making Better Digital Maps in an Era of Standardization
[Map: Bernhard Jenny]
Jellyfish Lake by Parnupong Norasethkamol | (Website)