Ansel Adams - Aspens, 1958. Northern New Mexico. Adams was an environmentalist and is best known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially of Yosemite National Park.
A little Herstory treat... One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. Their main rivals were the all-female The Forty Elephants Gang. (I double-checked this - it's all real! ~Renata)
Maureen Corrigan on Gail Godwin’s new novel, Flora: “Children are like bombs that will one day go off.” That’s a line that Gail Godwin says also served as inspiration for her novel, Flora. Want to read.
[Still-life with Lemon and Pear] Florence Henri - ca. 1929 - Gelatin silver print. Henri studied painting with Léger and Ozenfant before she took up photography at the Bauhaus. Like the other phenomenological puzzles she constructed with mirrors, this still life demonstrates that in the camera's description reflections are coequal with material realities. In the terms of her picture--if not on the grocer's scale--the doubled lemon weighs precisely as much as the pear.