Arnold Schwarzenegger’s official gubernatorial portrait was unveiled this week in Sacramento, with a slight modification from its original design: In it, he was once depicted wearing a lapel pin that bore the image of his now-former wife, Maria Shriver.
Photo: Schwarzenegger poses with the portrait after it was unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento on Sept. 8. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press
London-based artist Dominic Wilcox sees potential for improvement in all aspects of life, whether it’s a GPS for remembering names in social situations or a work desk that could be a future coffin for “those who work hard all their lives and then die.” The whimsical, but clever, invention ideas are illustrated in his new book Variations on Normal published last month in the UK by Square Peg.
While working as an electrician at Windows on the World, in 2001, Konstantin Petrov documented the banalities of the World Trade Center. Nick Paumgarten writes:
“Inadvertently or not, he left behind a ghostly record, apparently the only one, of this strange twentieth-century aerie, as though he’d been sent here for this purpose alone.”
All photographs by Konstantin Petrov
People were photographing themselves long before the advent of iPhones. A collection of proto-selfies from the mid to late 20th century come together at the Austrian Cultural Forum for the summer exhibition Self-Timer Stories, curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein. These photographers span generations of cameras with evolving self-timer features that allow a delay between the click and the exposure. The self-timer also serves as a kind of metaphor for how these artists — almost entirely women — freeze a moment in time for their own senses of self.
I will almost always reblog anything with Tom Hanks.
Paul Rudd is also up there.
1. Sit in the front of the class.
2. Work in the library to avoid distractions.
3. Treat it like a job. Go hard from 9 to 5.
4. Never skip class.
5. Go to office hours.
6. Ask plenty of questions. Participate in class.
7. Make sure you remember to exercise, eat well, and get a good night’s…
"I look around and you know what I see? Losers.
But life’s giving us a chance.”