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perspectives

  • Abandoned places - the planet without us
    Mill - Sorrento , Italy Have you ever wondered how would be the planet without humans? Parted some photographs that summarize well as an environment would be abandoned by the people but partially consumed by nature. Check out:...
  • Christmas table: from codfish to Eggnog
    Christmas is a time to reunite the family, but also a synonym of great meals and special traditions. Turkey surely has a distinct place throughout the world, mainly because of North-American influence. And the candies are a sweet temptation for those who can resist during an entire year. Well, who can say no to a Christmas pudding, corn-bread, egg lamprey and milk pudding?...
  • The tree, the crèche and the Christmas spirit
    The streets are ornamented with uncountable lights. Commercial centers are overcrowded by people carrying bags and offers for relatives and friends. Santa Clauses multiplied for everywhere, followed by Christmas sounds. The Christmas tree and the crèche are common at this time -- but you're mistaken if you think you know everything about them....
  • Naked girls reading: a book club for voyeurs?
    Reading is a pleasure, but there's nothing more annoying than a book club -- appointments when literary friends sit down, drinking a cup of tea and discharging intellectual observations about a certain kind of text. There are also torturing read out sessions. So, let's imagine an alternative available for this monotone program: a kind of book club which could be more intimate and relaxed:...
  • Christmas, spitted paper balls, French toast and a kiss
    Lucinda takes the bumble gum off her mouth and glues the cardboard slab at the telephone booth's doors. "Busy". The record starts as the recorder is on. "Lorena, December 24, 1994". She was afraid of Christmas. And their fragile glass ornaments. And the turkey sat on the stainless tray and the ham with pineapple. And the sensation that joy last a little bit longer...
  • Why do we use Christmas lights?
    The first registers of Christmas celebration go back to 336 AC, when Catholic Church, instead of prohibiting pagan festivities, converted them into Christian ones. The origin of what we now know as Christmas was placed upon the Sol Invictus -- a bunch of gods that were taken as the supreme divinity of Roman Empire....
  • Christmas, Coke and Santa Claus
    In my family we were used to celebrate Christmas like the old times. It was quite predictable, as we went to church to pray, celebrate Jesus Christ's birth, watch the Christmas cantata, give a hug on friends... Then we got back home, and a comforting cozy-and-festive weather was waiting for us. That was Christmas like it was used to be, like we learned that...
  • José Saramago - memorial of a genius
    José Saramago died in June 18th, 2010. We don't know if he had or not an appointment with God in Heaven, Hell or at the "disqualified Purgatory"; but we're definitely sure they both had to come to terms with the past. As a confirmed atheist, José Saramago has God as one of the fetish-subjects of his works. He liked to talk to Him, dissertating...
  • Natural Disasters -- The Great Flood of Paris
    There are lots of advantages for Paris on being strategically placed on what concerns with Seine River -- but this location also turns it vulnerable to the freaks of Nature and its river... Just like what happened on January 1910. Seine River, apparently calm and controlled, is responsible for occasional floods at its sides, and turns Paris into a vulnerable point to the rising...
  • Before you die you want to...
    During our own lives, we watch an uncountable number of people passing us by. And, from them, we always take a vague trace of their inner battles. Mankind are always those who aren't close to us, more distant than the others, and the human being will always be some kind of rhetoric question that moves us everyday, building our individuality and becoming each of...
  • Famous People in Jail... For Great Reasons
    Nor everybody who is in jail are chronic riots: there were rebels with cause who were confused with bad boys for their contemporaries. From Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks....
  • eight years waiting for Venus
    Guillaume Le Gentil was born in 1725, in France. He almost followed the path of the religious life, but he became an astronomer -- a job for which patience is required. And he proved to be a master of this virtue. In 1761, he launched to Pondichéry, a port at Coromandel's coast, south-eastward India. The aim was proceed to an astronomical observation of the...
  • Brief history of porn cinema - #2
    Those were the moments of expansion and definition of dogmas and clichés. Anal, orgies, gang bang, double penetration, the facials, gape and the importation of bukkake (with Japanese origin) dominated the way of telling the story. Movies like Deep Throat and Emmanuelle are part of the Bible of the current genre. With this, Europe -- with its Le ore, from Italy -- and Japan...
  • Brief history of porn cinema - #1
    When someone talks about sex with artistic tenor, the question concerning pornography and eroticism comes up to the mind of any person interested on this kind of debate. What would be eroticism? What would be pornography? Uncountable answers always come up, and the most common of them is the direct reference to the explicit in order to label pornography. The etymology of those words...
  • Mathias Rust - the fall of an angel
    On May, 1987, happened one of those little facts which seems to provide a concrete shape to certain wishes and yearnings of the populations -- even if they are badly defined, still without the precise words or images. A symbolic and real action, at the same time, was required to make people say: that's what we needed, that's it! And he came as a...
  • Public urinals: an art about to be extinct
    Paradoxically, my approach will be applied on a masculine perspective, once the object I intend to tack about the public urinal -- a masculine stuff. This equipment appeared on France on the 19th century, as it seems. As the time went by, its use was extended to the European cities and, subsequently, to the American continent. During a long time, it was a kind...
  • Evil Disney #2
    When the children are reunited around the fire in Peter Pan in order to learn about the North-American Indians history, we receive a beautiful explanation about the Redskins. Why do the natives say "how"? According to the song, it's because they're keen to learn (how? how?). That's ok. Why are their skins red? Let's talk about birth myths: once upon a time, a young...
  • Evil Disney #1
    In November 18, 2008, Mickey Mouse, the greatest Disney symbol, completed 80 years with suitable healthy. The octogenarian celebration happens in the middle of a hard work by the company in order to recover its image of beauty, fantasy and, mainly, good moral lesson brought by its works. Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, for example, stars of its channel, have been noticed by their...
  • Face your pockets: belongings and its owners
    It's a full-of-meaning simple purpose: what do we have forgotten or lost inside our pockets? What these small (or not too small) pieces speak about who we are, our tastes and our quotidian? Through "Face your Pockets", those people and their little details are highlighted, helping to tell a little bit about the life of hundreds of people and their cultures at the native...
  • Barbie Foot: female soccer tables
    The DMY internacional design festival is an event destined to new design talents. The 7th edition, which happened on June 2009 in Berlin, brought, as always, very surprising, keen and interesting projects. We won't speak about them here because they were sufficiently published. We will talk about a common object creatively reivented with a huge ammount of humor: the soccer tables. A young French...
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