Bono & Robert Downey Jr. swapping glasses on The Graham Norton Show
This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.
I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.
So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.
~ Substantia Jones
Sharing because, ART!
This is just a nice little writing playlist I decided to share that I use when writing. I would recommend this playlist to writers of horror, suspense, thriller, dark YA, dark fantasy, gothic, and urban fantasy. Enjoy!
Personally, I prefer Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet playing Glass’s score for the original Dracula, which was added to the rerelease of the film on DVD. Try watching both, with and without the score. The score itself is gorgeous and chilling. I love strings.
Interviewer: One thing that’s really striking about The Dark Knight, compared to Batman Begins, is that you open in daylight, with The Joker’s robbery. You never expect to see daylight in a Batman movie…
Christopher Nolan: Yeah, well through the film we tried to play as much of it in the day as possible. Because we sort of set up this dynamic where, at the end of the last film and carrying into this film, Batman, as it were, rules the night and people are afraid of him - criminals know he’s out there - so The Joker kind of owns the day, in a way because Batman can’t really come out in the day. He’d look a little ridiculous in the rubber suit, walking down the high street in full daylight. So the day, in a weird way becomes more threatening, you know, because you feel when you get into the night, you sort of feel like Batman’s probably in pretty good control of things.
Really good observation.
"Scorsese drank with De Niro. It’s not for me, it’s for the audience."
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Artist Showcase: Dustin Nguyen