Photograph of Theo Jansen with one of his kinetic Strandbeest sculptures, by Lena Herzog. An exhibition of Jansen’s sculptures and Herzog’s photography is currently on view at the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Massachusetts. Herzog’s Strandbeest: the Dream Machines of Theo Jansen (available in print and ebook editions) was published by Taschen last year.
“Atelier de typographie I, Imprimerie Nationale, Porto-Novo, 2012,” a photograph of the former National Printing House in Porto-Novo, Bénin, by François-Xavier Gbré. The artist’s work is currently on view at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Philadelphia, and the Walther Collection Project Space, New York City. Credit: Photograph courtesy the artist and Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan.
Ratio of children’s emergency-room visits for injuries related to fireworks last year to those related to “desk supplies”:
The ecosystems around Chernobyl, Ukraine, are now healthier than they were before the nuclear disaster, though radiation levels are still too high for human habitation.
The Islamic State opened two new theme parks featuring a Ferris wheel, teacup rides, and bumper cars.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”