Pulp Fiction (1994)

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Floating On Cloud Nine. The cast of Orange Is the New Black at the New York City Gay Pride Parade.

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Rings by yifatbareket in Tel Aviv, Israel

Iron Age shoes (ca. 400 BCE to 400 CE) found on a body in a European bog

Iron Age shoes (ca. 400 BCE to 400 CE) found on a body in a European bog

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The Libraries of Chinguetti 

It was once known as seventh holy city of Islam. It was also called the “City of Libraries” and home to the cultural elite of West Africa. Now Chinguetti is in the process of being swallowed up in its entirety by the desert and will disappear in a few generations.

Less than ten libraries and thousands of rare books remain including important Islamic manuscripts on religion, science and literature.

I hope an army of conservators and preservationists are on their way.

More at Messy Nessy Chic: The Lost Desert Libraries of Chinguetti 

"I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
“We have a word for that in Japanese,” he said. “It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”
Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?
“I don’t think it’s like the pillow word.” He clapped his hands three or four times. “The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness, But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb."
Rogert Ebert, on Hayao Miyazaki (via artvevo)