Mariano Peccinetti
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Kirsten Dunst by David Lachapelle
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The  prerequisite skillset for a graphic novellist is such al long list..How good is your acting sir?

"8 Pointed Bird of Paradise"
acrylic, fabric, ribbon, and paper
30” x 40”
Francesco Franchi, The Art of Memory, 2013

Herb ritts
Archaeologists Discover Crusader Treasure Trove
Jul. 11, 2012 A joint team from Tel Aviv University and Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority have discovered a buried treasure estimated to be worth roughly $500,000 at an ancient Roman settlement near the country’s coast, according to reports.
The Israeli News site Haaretz relates:

The cache consists of 108 gold coins, 93 of them comprised of 4 grams of gold and worth about a dinar each and 15 coins worth a quarter of a dinar, comprised of 1 gram of gold each. The coins were minted in Egypt some 250 years before being buried in the fortress’ floor.

So how did the coins make their way to Israel?
Reports indicate that the area was a strategic stronghold for the Crusaders in the 12th and 13th centuries, and one of the most important residences for the Knights Hospitaller in the region.
(Photo: Apollonia National Park Expedition / Pavel Shrago)

ALBUM REVIEW: Foxygen, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
Rolling Stones. David Bowie. Ariel Pink. Ziggy Stardust. Wes Anderson. Hippies. ELO. ADHD. Richard Pryor. Bowisms. Acid. Zombies. Jaggerisms. Bob Dylan. Pavement. Brian Jonestown Massacre. Bitches Brew. Lou Reed. The Byrds. The Mamas & The Papas. The Kinks. The Doors. The Flaming Lips. The Clash. The Velvet Underground. The Beatles. Motown. Psych-rock. Flower-pop……… It’s basically been five years since MGMT’s debut album and I guess it’s time for a reboot of reference smatterings.
Now that all that’s out of the way I think I’ll try to actually talk about We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic instead of just regurgitating the same damn press release that vomits names all over the place. This album really is about youth (and peace and magic too apparently). What’s amazing about these two gents, Jonathan Rado and Sam France, is that although they’re only in their early twenties, they’ve amassed a huge nostalgic repertoire. There’s a massive catalogue of music influencing their sound and it doesn’t ever seem forced. It’s all been naturally acquired since early high school by these two friends who have managed to squeeze the proverbial sponge and show us all what they’ve learned.
The most telling name drop on the album is the one that no one’s really talking about— God. I guess because no one really knows for sure whether these holy lines involving bibles, Jesus, God, climbing mountains, and even this all seeing eye on the cover, are to be taken seriously. If Foxygen can manage to make God come across as, “maybe tongue in cheek?” then what else? The whole shebang? What here is real?
The production sheen on this album is real. The drums are fantastically all over the place. The organs hum gently. The guitars, horns, and piano are classic. The real ideas from their demo that turned into an EP have been fleshed out beautifully in full LP format. The harmonizations weave in an out of each other perfectly. The lyrics are budding. The chameleon like control over his voice is one of the most impressive things. I don’t think we’re being bamboozled. This album rocks. We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic is a contrived album title, there’s no getting around that, but seeing the over confidence of blossoming youth produce something that doesn’t actually sound contrived… that might actually be magical!
-Ian Signore
Anything can be awesome if your attitude is awesome. - Imgur