International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst has posted his “saddest photo yet.” From all the way up in the thermosphere, ISS personnel orbiting 200 miles over the Middle East can see bombs and missiles exploding in Gaza and Israel as the two sides go to war.
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We have this strength inside of us and yet we are taught to always sort of keep it down. I sort of found in my life that I’ve taken a step back and made myself smaller in order to try to fit in. And that hasn’t worked. And we have to learn to kind of embrace what makes us unique, and embrace our strength and then if people don’t like it, fuck it.
Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.” [x]
Jessie Mueller and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical perform Chains at Broadway Barks 16 [x]
We’ll miss you at San Diego Comic-Con, Evelyne!
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Michelle Dockery talks about finding out about her Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. [x]
Michelle Dockery during PBS’ MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 5” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, CA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
make me choose: meliegrants asked -> mellie grant
or cersei lannister