The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs – Atlas Obscura

A photographer has spent decades capturing these symbols of Americana and the open road.

The rise of automobile culture at the end of World War II gave Americans an easy and affordable way to see the country. Subsequently, mom-and-pop motels began appearing to meet the demand created by these new travelers. The motels strove to differentiate themselves with kitschy themes and eye-catching neon signs, which eventually emerged as distinctive images of Americana.

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5 Things To Know About ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

I saw Star Wars in the summer of 1977 and countless times on cable TV. I’ve been to see many of the prequels and sequels; or whatever they are, who can keep track? Once Revenge of the Sith was over, I was kinda over Star Wars.
These subsequent movies may be fine, but they just don’t grab my interest or generate the excitement the original trilogy seemed to have. Solo? He was full of it anyway. 😉

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5 Causes You Should Support During Pride Season If You Want to Make a Real Difference / LGBTQ Nation

Let’s skip the usual donations to big political orgs and focus on some other …

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Boston Dynamics: New Horrifying Tricks From the SpotMini and Atlas | Inverse

Boston Dynamics on Inverse.com

If the Earth is conquered by robots sometime in the future then the world can look at Boston Dynamics as the starting point for the demise of the human race.

The robotics company released new videos of its Atlas and MiniSpot robots doing new tricks, and it’s both fascinating and terrifying.

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The Trailer For Matt Bomer’s Controversial Transgender Movie Is Here | HuffPost

May 11, 2018

Premiere May 11, 2018

“Anything” has taken pre-release heat over Bomer’s casting.

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Mark Ruffalo, who starred opposite Bomer in “The Normal Heart” and is an executive producer of “Anything,” said he understood the trans community’s concerns after the controversy arose.

The US Really Has 11 Separate ‘Nations’ With Entirely Different Cultures

The American Nations - Colin Woodard

Each region in the United States, from “Yankeedom” to “El Norte,” has its own cultural identity, says author Colin Woodard.

businessinsider.com: This map shows the US really has 11 separate ‘nations’ with entirely different cultures

How Tom of Finland Inspired a Generation of Queer Image-Makers | AnotherMan

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Without Touko Laaksonen’s risqué illustrations, the landscape of queer art would look radically different. Here, we explore his influence on five different artists, from Robert Mapplethorpe to John Waters

 

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Tom of Finland, Untitled (Portrait of Durk Dehner), 1984
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Salvador Dali – The Burning Giraffe

Salvador Dali’s The Burning Giraffe is one of the artist’s most famous paintings. It was created in 1937, when the artist, at the time the most famous […]

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Salvador Dali, The Burning Giraffe, 1937, Kunstmuseum Basel
Salvador Dali, The Great Masturbator, 1929, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Salvador Dalí, The Great Masturbator, 1929, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Salvador Dalí, Burning Giraffes in Brown also known as Giraffe Avignon, 1975, private collection
Salvador Dalí, Burning Giraffes in Brown also known as Giraffe Avignon, 1975, private collection
Detail from Salvador Dali The Burning Giraffe 1937, Kunstmuseum Basel
Detail from Salvador Dali The Burning Giraffe 1937, Kunstmuseum Basel

The opened drawers in the blue female figure, was according to Dalí a “tail bone woman” and they refer to the inner, subconscious within man. In Dalí’s own words his paintings form “a kind of allegory which serves to illustrate a certain insight, […]

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Salvador Dalí, Inventions of the Monsters, 1937, Art Institute of Chicago
Salvador Dali, Inventions of the Monsters, 1937, Art Institute of Chicago

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100 Years of American Men’s Fashion In Pictures

 

We start in 1915, the dawn of the automobile age, when driving coats and flat caps were popular.

 

By 1985, men’s fashion had gone off the rails. Mullets, pastels, and leisure suits dominated the decade.

Seeing the menswear looks of the day from the past 100 years, it’s clear that men’s fashion is not all that cyclical.

businessinsider.com: 100 years of American men’s fashion, in pictures – Business Insider

Easter at the White House Has Been Ruined…

(from March 2017) | Queerty.com

Who thinks we may have a repeat “Easter brush-off” by #DumpTrump and Melania ?

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Since 1878, the Easter Egg Roll has always been coordinated by the first lady. Seeing as how Mrs. Trump not only lives 200 miles away from the White House, but has yet to bother putting together an official staff, this year’s event, like Trump’s numbers in the popular vote, is expected to underperform bigly.

The reason Melania Trump couldn’t be bothered to plan the annual White House Easter …

Source: Melania Trump hosted a private Easter Egg Roll exclusively for the rich and powerful / Queerty

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The reason Melania Trump couldn’t be bothered to plan the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, a nearly 140-year American tradition, is because she was too busy coordinating her own private, invitation-only Easter Egg Roll held for the very rich and powerful at Mar-a-Lago.

News of the hush-hush event almost remained under wraps until one pesky insider accidentally spilled the jellybeans by posting a picture of the event to her official FLOTUS Twitter account:

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