"THE 39 STEPS" The Hitchcock Movie

The Hitchcock Movie
Great film with comedy, drama & mystery

Of the four major film versions of the novel, Hitchcock's film has been the most acclaimed. In 1999, the British Film Institute ranked it the fourth best British film of the 20th century; In 2004, Total Film named it the 21st greatest British film of all time, and in 2011 named it the second greatest Best Book to Film Adaptation.

The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Loosely based on the 1915 adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan, the film is about a man in London who tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organisation of spies called The 39 Steps from stealing top secret information. When the agent is killed and he stands accused of the murder, he goes on the run with an attractive woman to save himself and stop the spy ring and clearing his name.

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"Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here"


The Point of No Return:


Climate Change Nightmares

 Are Already Here


The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected.

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state's Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest July day ever recorded in the U.K.; The Guardian briefly had to pause its live blog of the heat wave because its computer servers overheated. In California, suffering from its worst drought in a millennium, a 50-acre brush fire swelled seventyfold in a matter of hours, jumping across the I-15 freeway during rush-hour traffic. Then, a few days later, the region was pounded by intense, virtually unheard-of summer rains. Puerto Rico is under its strictest water rationing in history as a monster El Niño forms in the tropical Pacific Ocean, shifting weather patterns worldwide. Read full article via

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"The Gathering A Sound Relief" Live Concert


The Gathering 
"A Sound Relief" LIVE
"Music gives a Soul to the universe, wings to the Mind, flight to the Imagination & life to everything" Plato... Watch now this amazing and magic concert, "A Sound Relief" with Anneke van Giersbergen & The Gathering  at Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL 2005.

The Gathering is a Dutch progressive/alternative rock band, founded in 1989 by brothers Hans and René Ruttent; Anneke van Giersbergen is a Dutch singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist who became known worldwide as the lead singer and songwriter for "The Gathering" between 1995 and 2007.

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"Mode:lina creates a surprising Micro-Studio"

"Mode:lina creates a surprising Micro-Studio"
  By Peter Corboy via Designboom

Mode:lina’s main objective was to create a functional, intimate space for brandburg business meetings that could also be used for more casual creative development workshops. after work, the flat needed to transition seamlessly into a calm, domestic space that could accommodate the needs of  designer.
Mode:lina studio has designed a functional micro live & work space for maciej kawecki, owner of polish design group brandburg studio. the flat — which is a neat 37 square meters in total — incorporates kawecki’s living room, office, kitchen, bedroom and washroom — and even manages to include a secret hiding spot for the designer’s six year old son. See Full Article "Mode:lina creates a surprisingly spacious Micro-Studio"  via BURNING-MAN-2016-Gallery.html

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"BATGIRL" more than a superheroine

Batgirl more than a superheroine
A Symbol of Female Empowerment

"Kesel's version of Batgirl established her as a character separate from Batman and Robin: a woman motivated to do what men do, but alone and in her own way. " Barbara Gordon initially conformed to hackneyed stereotypes as a dowdy librarian, but her transformation into Batgirl could be seen in retrospect as a symbol of the female empowerment.
  In The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines (2009), author Mike Madrid states that what set Barbara Gordon as Batgirl apart from other female characters was her motivation for crime-fighting. Unlike Batwoman who preceded her, "she wears his symbol on her chest, but she is not his girlfriend or faithful handmaiden." Because of the fact she does not pursue a romantic interest in Batman, "Batgirl is a female Batman can actually regard as a brilliant peer and a partner in the war on crime, the same way he would a male."

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 To Celebrate The Redhead Day

“While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.”  
 ― Mark Twain
Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in humans and today is celebrated in UK  "The National RedHead Day,"  commemorating this day  we have sought the the biological secret behind this hair color.
Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as fiery-tempered. The term redhead has been in use since at least 1510. BURNING-MAN-2016-Gallery.html

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"The SKY is NOT the LIMIT"

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"Amy Winehouse"

"Amy Winehouse"
 To Celebrate The Singer's Birthday

"Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts."  Amy Winehouse

Today  celebrate Amy Winehouse's  birthday, remembered for her amazing musical talent. BURNING-MAN-2016-Gallery.html

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"Lips picture Show" @msanhuezacelsi ART

Lips picture Show  By @msanhuezacelsi
Copyright ©2016 @msanhuezacelsi 

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"Imagine all the people, living life in peace" John Lennon

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"BURNING MAN 2016" Gallery

Gallery from Dust to Dust

A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.

Burning Man is an annual gathering that takes place at Black Rock City in Nevada. The event is described as an experiment in community and art, influenced by 10 main principles, including "radical" inclusion, self-reliance and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy and leaving no trace.  The Burning Man 2016 was held between August 28 and September 5, 2016.  See the best photos of this amazing cultural Festival... BURNING-MAN-2016-Gallery.html

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"Legend never Dies" Freddie Mercury

"Legend never Dies" 
Freddie Mercury

"I won’t be a Rock Star. I will be a Legend." Freddie Mercury

This amazing british artist is
considered one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music,  was elected in 2009 as the best rock singer of all time by Classic Rock; and was described by AllMusic as "one of rock's greatest all-time entertainers," with "one of the greatest voices in all of music."

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"Nicanor Parra" la genialidad del Antipoeta

"Nicanor Parra" la genialidad del Antipoeta
Un Tributo a una vida de creatividad

"En lo que sé, sólo el poeta mexicano Mario Santiago ha hecho una lectura lúcida de su trabajo. Nosotros, los otros sólo han visto un meteorito oscuro." - Roberto Bolaño sobre Nicanor Parra en Entre parentesis

Hoy celebramos y tributamos la genialidad de Nicanor Parra, creador de la Antipoesía,  obra que lo a hecho merecedor de grandes reconocimientos y mundialmente conocido, siendo su arte de gran influencia especialmente en la literatura hispanoamericana. Este poeta, matemático y físico chileno, es para muchos críticos y autores connotados el mejor o uno de los mejores poetas de Occidente.

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Miniskirt a History of Revolution and Innovation

A History of the Fashion Revolution

Miniskirt a History of Revolution & Innovation


The 1960s was a politically charged decade of revolution and change. Apollo 11 became the first capsule to land on the moon, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law, Vietnam was raging, Beatlemania was sweeping the world, birth control pills hit the market, and a new cult of youth, known as “Youthquake,” had radically taken over many areas of life. In the midst of these dramatic political and cultural changes emerged one of the most enduring and controversial icons of the era: the Miniskirt (or mini skirt).


Existing, surprisingly, since ancient times, this small and sexy piece of fabric has embodied some of the most fascinating paradoxes of our times as it suggests both empowerment and vulnerability, independence and a desire to please, an attempt to cover and to reveal, maturity and playfulness, and liberation and exploitation.  Simultaneously condemned and loved, the miniskirt exploded into the political landscape and had women (and men) suddenly paying attention to what had been hidden years before—a woman’s legs. 

See Full Article via Randomhistory: Fashion Revolution




The popularity of miniskirts peaked in the "Swinging London" of the 1960s, but it is still commonplace among many women, especially teenagers, preteens, and young adults. Before that time, short skirts were only seen in sport and dance clothing, such as skirts worn by female tennis players, figure skaters, cheerleaders, and dancers.



Miniskirt  History



The miniskirt is widely associated with Mary Quant, who had a boutique, Bazaar, in Kings Road, Chelsea, London. In the late 1950s Quant began experimenting with shorter skirts, culminating in the creation of the miniskirt in 1964—one of the defining fashions of the decade. Quant named the miniskirt after her favourite make of car, the Mini. However, the claim that Quant created the miniskirt has been challenged by others, such as Marit Allen, the contemporary editor of British Vogue's Young Ideas spread. Allen insisted that a British designer, John Bates, rather than Quant or the Parisian André Courrèges, was the true inventor of miniskirts.However, skirts had been getting shorter since the 1950s — a development Quant considered practical and liberating, allowing women the ability to run for a bus.

Quant later said "It was the girls on the King's Road who invented the mini. I was making easy, youthful, simple clothes, in which you could move, in which you could run and jump and we would make them the length the customer wanted. I wore them very short and the customers would say, 'Shorter, shorter." 




Owing to Quant's position in the heart of fashionable "Swinging London", the miniskirt was able to spread beyond a simple street fashion into a major international trend. The style came into prominence when Jean Shrimpton wore a short white shift dress, made by Colin Rolfe, on 30 October 1965 at Derby Day, first day of the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival in Australia, where it caused a sensation. According to Shrimpton, who claimed that the brevity of the skirt was due mainly to Rolfe's having insufficient material, the ensuing controversy was as much as anything to do with her having dispensed with a hat and gloves, seen as the essential accessories in such conservative society.

File:Mini-skirts at wedding - c1972.JPGThe miniskirt was further popularized by André Courrèges who developed it separately and incorporated it into his Mod look, for spring/summer 1965. His miniskirts were less body-hugging, and worn with the white "Courrèges boots" that became a trademark. By introducing the miniskirt into the haute couture of the fashion industry, Courrèges gave it a greater degree of respectability than might otherwise have been expected of a street fashion.[citation needed]. An even more prominent French fashion designer, Yves St. Laurent, began to show shorter skirts in his fall/winter 1965 collection, including his famous "Mondrian" dress (inspired by the work of painter Piet Mondrian), a trend that he continued with throughout the 1960s, although he became more famous during this period for introducing the concept of the formal trouser suit for women into haute couture. Paco Rabanne's designs were on the extreme edge of fashion. He introduced a "body jewelry" collection in 1966 that presented short shift dresses constructed from plastic or metal discs or tiles linked with wire or chain. Other 1960s designers worked with easy-care acrylic and polyester fabrics that were becoming popular.

In her book From A to Biba, Barbara Hulanicki provides an alternative explanation for the invention of the mini skirt. Soon after Biba opened on Kensington Church Street in 1966, she received a delivery of skirts made out of stretchy jersey fabric which had shrunk dramatically between leaving the manufacturer's and arriving at her shop: '... I nearly had a heart attack. The skirts were only 10 inches long. "God," I thought, "we'll go bust - we'll never be able to sell them." I couldn't sleep, but that little fluted skirt walked out on customers as fast as we could get it onto the hatstands. Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich was among the first U.S. designers to offer miniskirts.

Upper garments, such as rugby shirts, were sometimes adapted as mini-dresses. With the rise in hemlines, the wearing of tights or pantyhose, in place of stockings, became more common. Mary Quant cited this development in defence of the miniskirt: 

"In European countries where they ban mini-skirts in the streets and say they're an invitation to rape, they don't understand about stocking tights underneath."


According to an article in the Montreal Gazette, May 28, 1960, page 2, the manager of an unnamed shop in London's Oxford Street began experimenting with skirt hemlines an inch above the knees of window mannequins, and was surprised at how positively his customers responded. Hemlines were just above the knee in 1961, and gradually climbed upward over the next few years. By 1966, some designs had the hem at the upper thigh. Stockings with suspenders were not considered practical with miniskirts and were replaced with coloured tights. Image: 1970s-1972 fashion 14 by april-mo CC BY NC SA

During the mid-1970s, the fashion industry largely returned to longer skirts such as the midi and the maxi. Journalist Christopher Booker gave two reasons for this reaction: firstly, that "there was almost nowhere else to go ... the mini-skirts could go no higher"; and secondly, in his view, "dressed up in mini-skirts and shiny PVC macs, given such impersonal names as 'dolly birds', girls had been transformed into throwaway plastic objects".

Certainly this lengthening of hemlines coincided with the growth of the feminist movement. However, in the 1960s the mini had been regarded as a symbol of liberation, and it was worn by some, such as Germaine Greer and, in the following decade, Gloria Steinem, who became known for their promotion of women's issues. Greer herself wrote in 1969 that:

"The women kept on dancing while their long skirts crept up, and their girdles dissolved, and their nipples burst through like hyacinth tips and their clothes withered away to the mere wisps and ghosts of draperies to adorn and glorify ..."

Indeed, miniskirts never entirely went away and, for example, were often worn by Deborah Harry, of the group Blondie, during the "new wave" of the late 70s. The song (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea (1978), by new wave artist Elvis Costello, contained the line: "There's no place here for the mini-skirt waddle. IMAGE: Three American college students in 1973 wearing (left to right) shorts, a miniskirt, and a minidress.

In spring of 1982, (see June Time Magazine) short skirts began to re-emerge, notably in the form of "rah-rahs", which were modeled on those worn by female cheerleaders at sporting and other events. In the mid-1980s the "puffball" skirt enjoyed short term popularity, being worn by, among others, the Princess of Wales and singers Pepsi and Shirlie

Many women began to incorporate the miniskirt into their business attire, a trend which grew during the remainder of the century. Films and television series made in the mid-1990s (Melrose Place, Sex and the City, Ally McBeal, for example) show how common the mini had become again. In the BBC TV series Keeping Up Appearances (1990-5) the snobbish Hyacinth Bucket was frequently outraged by the brevity of her sister Rose's skirts.

 Around the turn of the 21st century, hipster trousers became highly fashionable for women. The micro mini or microskirt has been reworked as an even less substantial beltskirt, which is more an evocation of the idea of a skirt than something that covers anything substantial. However, these "microskirts" are rarely worn as streetwear, but for theatrical effect.

 Miniskirts are also seen worn over trousers or jeans, or with leggings that provide coverage of each leg from above the knee. Although "floaty" skirts were most closely associated with the boho look of mid-decade, short skirts also featured in some outfits, and in London, for example, minis were more widespread during the hot summer of 2006 than for several years before, a trend that continued through the mild autumn and winter and even five years later have not yet lost their popularity with bare legs becoming more common in 2011 for the first time in some years.

Stretch miniskirts and micro-minis can be made using Spandex material or PVC and are sometimes worn by the more daring as club-wear in conjunction with hold-ups and a pair of stiletto heel pumps. 

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A History of the Miniskirt


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