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centuriespast:

Wheat Field and Green Hill, c. 1890-1892

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917
Pastel over monotype in oil colors on paper
image: 10 x 13-5/8 in. (25.4 x 34.6 cm); sheet: 10-5/8 x 14-1/8 in. (27.0 x 35.9 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

centuriespast:

Wheat Field and Green Hill, c. 1890-1892

Edgar Degas

French, 1834-1917

Pastel over monotype in oil colors on paper

image: 10 x 13-5/8 in. (25.4 x 34.6 cm); sheet: 10-5/8 x 14-1/8 in. (27.0 x 35.9 cm)

The Norton Simon Foundation

— 8 hours ago with 90 notes
explore-blog:

Brilliant: Dinah Fried cooks and photographs meals from beloved books — Moby-Dick (above), Little Women, The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and more:

Reading and eating are natural companions, and they’ve got a lot in common. Reading is consumption. Eating is consumption. Both are comforting, nourishing, restorative, relaxing, and mostly enjoyable. They can energize you or put you to sleep. Heavy books and heavy meals both require a period of intense digestion. Just as reading great novels can transport you to another time and place, meals — good and bad ones alike — can conjure scenes very far away from your kitchen table. Some of my favorite meals convey stories of origin and tradition; as a voracious reader, I devour my favorite books.

See more here.

explore-blog:

Brilliant: Dinah Fried cooks and photographs meals from beloved booksMoby-Dick (above), Little Women, The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and more:

Reading and eating are natural companions, and they’ve got a lot in common. Reading is consumption. Eating is consumption. Both are comforting, nourishing, restorative, relaxing, and mostly enjoyable. They can energize you or put you to sleep. Heavy books and heavy meals both require a period of intense digestion. Just as reading great novels can transport you to another time and place, meals — good and bad ones alike — can conjure scenes very far away from your kitchen table. Some of my favorite meals convey stories of origin and tradition; as a voracious reader, I devour my favorite books.

See more here.

(via npr)

— 2 days ago with 675 notes
centuriespast:

Bhairava RagaPage from a dispersed ragamala series (Garland of Ragas)
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Bhairava Raga
Page from a dispersed ragamala series (Garland of Ragas)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

— 2 days ago with 77 notes

beeritual:

Prairie / Evil Twin “Bible Belt”

98 A+

This limited-release Imperial Stout was brewed in collaboration with Evil Twin. They’ve working with “Even More Jesus” as a base, then spice it like Prairie’s “Bomb” with real coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla, and chili pepper. These selections are two of the best each brewery has to offer, so the concept of combining them sounds just like bliss. On the nose, you’ll find loads of espresso, dark roasted malts, chocolate cake, cocoa, vanilla, oatmeal, molasses, smoke, and black pepper.


First off, let’s get one thing straight, this beer is all about the malts. The palate begins with an immense amount of dark chocolate. Coffee slowly builds to become the main focal point of the brew. Chalky cacao nibs come in full force, blending together with an agreeable bitterness. Flavors like oatmeal cookies and walnut brownies fill in the gaps along the way. A quick strike of chili pepper wraps things with a kiss of spice. Post-finish, molasses tilts the balance beam, resulting in perfect equilibrium where sweetness takes the lead. A sour hint closes with a soft character hinting at dark fruits. Hops appear almost exclusively bitter, nearly devoid of intrusive flavors which may have detracted from the stubborn malts. Mouthfeel is wet, ultra-thick and chewy, with just enough carbonation to slightly uplift the body, departing with subtle pepper heat that settles in back of the throat.


Think of it as a fermented mocha with a spicy twist. All ingredients have their delicious moment in the timeline. The only thing keeping me from buying more is the high price of $9 /12 oz. (or about $35 / 4-pack). If you leverage the amount of ingredients it probably took to brew this beast, this number appears to be a bit more fair. I get the impression someone spent their time making this special, and their efforts really show. It’s actually a bit better than the original Bomb, previously reviewed here. How could this get any better? It’s good to the last drop. I highly recommend it!


13.0%

65 IBU

Krebs, Oklahoma

— 2 days ago with 78 notes

astronomy-to-zoology:

Curled Octopus (Eledone cirrhosa)

Also known as the Lesser Octopus or the Horned Octopus, the curled octopus is a species of octopus that inhabits areas in the sublittoral zone in the Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Like some other octopuses E. cirrhosa feeds mainly on crabs and other crustaceans, feeding mainly on Homarus gammarus, Nephrops norvegicus, and Cancer pagurus.

Classification

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Octopoda-Octopodidae-Eledone-E. cirrhosa

Images: Comingio Merculiano and Bernard Picton

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