Posts Tagged ‘ HISTORY ’

It’s Just Paradise

June 1, 2012
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I’m going to HAWAII tomorrow!!! A stowaway on my dad’s work trip (The Int’l Conference on Law & Society!), I’m excited to explore Oahu and Kauai with my family and to learn more about the diverse history and culture of the islands. I’ve been researching quite a bit over the past few weeks, digging...
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hole in one!

February 23, 2012
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MINI GOLF!!!!!! oooh maaaaaan i loved mini golf as a kid!!! some of my fondest memories of growing up involve the elaborate courses at castles n’ coasters in phoenix, birthday parties in chicago, and just hanging around in the summertime hittin’ some balls. circle through the loop-de-loop, past the windmill, around the mermaids, no!...
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BIG ✌ EN MASSE

October 17, 2011
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“60,000 communists gather together in new york to protest against unemployment and capitalism ” in 1934! wanted to take this monday morning post to announce that BIG THINGS wholeheartedly supports the occupy movement and the incredible moments of solidarity shown this weekend around the globe! we  believe in social and economic equality, justice, and...
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Time Travel Tuesday: African Masks

September 6, 2011
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Yes folks, it’s time for another Time Travel Tuesday with the lovely Sara of Brown Paper Bag! This week’s topic is African Masks, something that I’ve been planning on posting about for a while now, so the timing is perfect! Sara found some incredible masks and writes a bit about their history and cultural...
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it’s gonna blow!

August 4, 2011
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VOLCANOES!!!!!!!!!! there’s really nothing better to geek out on!!! they’re mysterious, ancient, unpredictable, and absolutely breathtaking….but they can destroy everything so quickly! the recent work of british artist duo, semiconductor, brings us into the strange world of volcanologists and explores ideas of human interaction with the natural world, our relationship to scientific research, and...
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bead it

June 30, 2011
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although im not really a proponent of the tomb raiding that occurred to procure these specimens, they still make me very happy. ancient egyptian beaded necklaces! via the brooklyn museum website: “Much ancient Egyptian jewelry was essentially decorative, but other items of adornment sometimes acted like amulets to protect the wearer. These necklaces include ancestor...
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you’ve got a friend

May 10, 2011
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TEDDY BEARS! everyone’s best friend. remember yours? images via flickr, nypl, & life magazine.
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haiti folk

March 20, 2011
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freakin over papier mache folk art and paintings from haiti! from the digital library of the caribbean, part of the university of florida library.
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java jammin

October 22, 2010
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claire holt traveled to indonesia in the 1930s to research and document the vibrant art and dance culture throughout the islands. because dance was such an integral part of everyday life in indonesia, claire realized that understanding the dance culture would require becoming familiar with the entire indonesian culture, religion and history. she spent...
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¡mambo!

October 19, 2010
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i’m taking spanish online (buenas dias!) and one of our assignments was to listen to “mami mi gusto” by the infamous blind afro-cuban bandleader, arsenio rodriguez. known as “el ciego maravilloso” or “the marvellous blind one,” rodriguez rose to fame in havana and new york in the 40s and 50s with his rearrangements of...
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