'Tree of Life' screen, Sidi Sayyid mosque in the city of Ahmadabad (Western India).
Lotus ceiling, carved from stone, Eastern Rajasthan (Northeastern Madhya Pradesh), 11th-12th century, India.
Qutb Minar (قطب, क़ुतुब), Alai Darwaza, Qutub complex. Qutab, Mehrauli in Delhi, [Mamluk Dynasty]; India 1192 AD.
While I spend July out of the studio, here’s a rerun of a favorite page.
The Writers’ Retreat
For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!
Book Ron was an interesting, attractive and relatable character, and I feel that the movies really unfairly relegated him to the position of comic relief. The dynamics of the trio had to be simplified into hero + heroine + mascot, and that robbed us…
The whole SciShow office is so freaking stoked about this it’s adorable. To be clear, I also have not been this excited about a movie (that wasn’t based on my brother’s book) since Deathly Hallows.
A moment of silence for the poor students who were in Harry’s year and only wanted a normal Hogwarts education.
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Wait. youre telling me that Palestine civilians willingly ignore Israel’s so called “warning shots” because they want to sacrifice their lives so that Israel ‘looks bad.’ Please think about this for a millisecond and then reevaluate the facts.
These “warning shots”, are barely warnings and can be better described as methods of psychological warfare. Minutes after the warning shot is fired, the real bombs hit the location giving civilians little to no time to exit their homes.
A video posted online this week by the Gaza-based news agency Watania shows the low-yield warning shot hitting a Palestinian house 1:08 before a second blast reduces the home to rubble.
Phillip Luther, head of Amnesty International’s Middle Eastern Programme reports, “civilians have been killed in Israeli air strikes on or next to their homes. In the first three days of the military operation, Israeli air strikes on or adjacent to houses killed at least 32 civilians; at least two of the houses were reportedly attacked without warning.”
So far 576 Palestinians have been killed with over 70% being civilians and over 120 of which being women and children. That means 4 out of every 5 people killed by Israel is a civilian.
ah the classic “get out of your house so i can blow it up nice and neat while looking good defense “.
HAHAHAing till i cry.
Some 500 people on Monday staged a silent protest in Tokyo against the bloodshed in Gaza, the biggest such gathering in the Japanese capital since the violence began early this month.
Akşam olsa da yesek! :)
What life is like for Palestinians in few infographics