Monday, March 19, 2018

John Oliver Hijacks the New Mike Pence Book

Vice President Mike Pence recently wrote Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, a children's book starring the Pence household’s pet rabbit. The irony of the title of the book, given the VP’s stance on homosexuality, was not lost on John Oliver (Marlon Brando was bisexual). So Oliver's show has released a better Bundo book: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo about a boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. The profits will go to LGBTQ charities.

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The Modern Spirit is Vivisective

Italian photo-artist Francesca Catastini explores vivisection as an aesthetic performance. Her book,
The Modern Spirit is Vivisective, presents a cornucopia of materials, her found photographs of old anatomy labs and blind school students mingle with frontispieces of Renaissance anatomy manuals to which she adds her own large format images of some famous Italian anatomical theatres.

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Bird Of Paradise Makes A Spectacle of Himself

This male bird of paradise goes to great lengths to impress a potential mate.


Cuban Quincea├▒eras

Melany Linares Díaz, La Habana, Playa, Miramar, La Puntilla

In Latin America the age of 15 signals a woman’s transition from childhood to adulthood and the Quince is a rite of passage for young women. German photographer Frank Thiel's Quince (15) series features Cuban millennials celebrating this event in their own neighbourhoods.

Image © Frank Thiel / Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Donna Gladys Machado Sánchez, La Habana, Plaza de la Revolución, Rampa
Images © Frank Thiel / Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York