Train on bridge | Bern, Switzerland | JorgeTōei 

Train on bridge | Bern, Switzerland | JorgeTōei 

PHOTO of the day | April 13, 2014 | reviewinhaiku | The Grand Budapest Hotel

PHOTO of the day | April 13, 2014 | reviewinhaiku | The Grand Budapest Hotel

cajunboy | First crawfish of 2014. Well worth the wait.

cajunboy | First crawfish of 2014. Well worth the wait.

oupacademic | 
When she saw Narcissus roam alone in the woods | 
she was excited at once and secretly trailed, | 
and the closer she followed the hotter she grew, |
as when sulfur is daubed at the top |
of a torch and snatches the dancing flames. | 
Jane Alison, author of Change Me: Stories of Sexual Transformation from Ovid discusses what sex, relationships, and love were like for teenagers in ancient Rome. | Image: Echo and Narcissus, John William Waterhouse. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic | 

When she saw Narcissus roam alone in the woods | 

she was excited at once and secretly trailed, | 

and the closer she followed the hotter she grew, |

as when sulfur is daubed at the top |

of a torch and snatches the dancing flames. | 

Jane Alison, author of Change Me: Stories of Sexual Transformation from Ovid discusses what sex, relationships, and love were like for teenagers in ancient Rome. | Image: Echo and Narcissus, John William Waterhouse. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

PHOTO of the day | April 11, 2014 | Harley-Davidson | For the retired biker in your life

PHOTO of the day | April 11, 2014 | Harley-Davidson | For the retired biker in your life

DailyKos | Stephen COLBERT’s Speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner |
In honor of great speeches and roasts at White House Correspondents dinners, and in light of all of the recent revisionist history of Bush the Lesser, I give you the best one of all time: Stephen Colbert’s speech in 2006. |  
“I stand by this man. I stand by this man, because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things, things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo-ops in the world.”

DailyKos | Stephen COLBERT’s Speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner |

In honor of great speeches and roasts at White House Correspondents dinners, and in light of all of the recent revisionist history of Bush the Lesser, I give you the best one of all time: Stephen Colbert’s speech in 2006. |  

I stand by this man. I stand by this man, because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things, things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo-ops in the world.”

Hollywood Reporter | Elia Kazan to John Steinbeck on casting 'East of Eden' | 
I looked thru a lot of kids before settling on this Jimmy Dean. He hasn’t Brando’s stature, but he’s a good deal younger and is very interesting, has balls and eccentricity and a “real problem” somewhere in his guts, I don’t know what or where. He’s a little bit of a bum, but he’s a real good actor and I think he’s the best of a poor field. Most kids who become actors at nineteen or twenty or twenty-one are very callow and strictly from N.Y. Professional school. Dean has got a real mean streak and a real sweet streak.

Hollywood Reporter | Elia Kazan to John Steinbeck on casting 'East of Eden'

I looked thru a lot of kids before settling on this Jimmy Dean. He hasn’t Brando’s stature, but he’s a good deal younger and is very interesting, has balls and eccentricity and a “real problem” somewhere in his guts, I don’t know what or where. He’s a little bit of a bum, but he’s a real good actor and I think he’s the best of a poor field. Most kids who become actors at nineteen or twenty or twenty-one are very callow and strictly from N.Y. Professional school. Dean has got a real mean streak and a real sweet streak.

Hollywood Reporter | Elia Kazan’s Private Letters: Paul Newman’s Masculinity ‘More Actual’ Than Marlon Brando’s

Hollywood Reporter | Elia Kazan’s Private Letters: Paul Newman’s Masculinity ‘More Actual’ Than Marlon Brando’s

PHOTO of the day | April 10, 2014 | Kurt COBAIN | Coliseum, Rome | Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe 1989

PHOTO of the day | April 10, 2014 | Kurt COBAIN | Coliseum, Rome | Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe 1989

chrisgeidner | Julian Bond, John Lewis, & Andrew Young, on a panel moderated by Lonnie Bunch. #civilrightssummit

chrisgeidner | Julian Bond, John Lewis, & Andrew Young, on a panel moderated by Lonnie Bunch. #civilrightssummit

oldbookillustrations | The ordeal of Queen Draupadi.
Warwick Goble, from Indian myth and legend, by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, London, 1913.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations | The ordeal of Queen Draupadi.

Warwick Goble, from Indian myth and legend, by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, London, 1913.

(Source: archive.org)