Call to stub out on-screen smoking in French films | Society | The Guardian
The French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo spent almost an entire film – the 1960s classic À Bout du Souffle (Breathless) – with a Gauloise dangling from his lips. Audrey Tautou portrayed the designer Coco Chanel pinning haute couture dresses while smoking.
cinema  france 
14 days ago
These may be the world’s first images of dogs—and they’re wearing leashes | Science | AAAS
Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs, each with its own coat markings; two animals have lines running from their necks to the man’s waist.
dog  history 
14 days ago
Pianist Yuja Wang Interview and Profile
Across various industries and worlds, there's a goal that's easily translatable: to excel.
music  portrait  yuja  wang 
14 days ago
How ‘Africa’ by Toto Became the Internet’s Favorite Song - Motherboard
I’d never thought much about the hit 1982 tune by California rock band Toto. “Africa” had always kind of just been there. But one day, seemingly apropos of nothing, the song sprung itself on me and I was hooked.
music  toto 
14 days ago
The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures | Books | The Guardian
The author’s ‘artist of choice’ Paul Kidby introduces some of the images he produced during their decades-long collaboration
art  illustration  terry  pratchett 
14 days ago
'Sweet, innocent, good at ping pong? Screw that!' The new show savaging Chinese stereotypes | Television & radio | The Guardian
Tired of being cast as gymnasts or great table tennis players, the women behind new sitcom Chinese Burn shaved their heads and came out fighting ‘Chinese girls,” says the voiceover. “Sweet, innocent, submissive Chinese girls.
14 days ago
Inside the Obnoxious World of the 'Rich Girls of China' on Instagram
There’s no doubt that the young elite in China just love showing off their “blessed” lives on social media.
china  instagram  rich  people 
14 days ago
The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough | Vanity Fair
Many people imagine 19th-century antebellum America as a frontier fantasia: men with handlebar mustaches sitting in dusty saloons, kicking back moonshine whiskey, as a piano player picks out tunes in the background.
social  media  twitter 
14 days ago
The 'Asian-ification' of Beauty | Global Currents | BoF
LONDON, United Kingdom — You’d be forgiven for thinking that ginseng, mushrooms, bamboo, bird’s nest and pig collagen are an old family recipe for slow-cooked Oriental stew. But in fact, these ingredients are as common in some beauty regimes as they are on the dinner table.
asia  beauty 
14 days ago
An Introduction to CSS Grid Layout: Part 1 – Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
This is the first post in a two-part series for getting started with CSS Grid Layout. If you are interesting in learning more about CSS Grid and the new CSS Grid Layout feature in Firefox, visit the Firefox DevTools Playground. CSS Grid Layout is completely changing the game for web design.
css  grid  frontend  web  development 
14 days ago
Adding a custom shruggie button to your keyboard is the only worthwhile lifehack — Quartz
The shruggie is perfect. Want to end a conversation? Reply with a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Don’t know where to go for lunch? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Asked where everyone in the office suddenly went? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
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