Behold the Photographs of John Thomson, the First Western Photographer to Travel Widely Through China (1870s)

In the early 1860s, a few Westerners had seen China — but nearly all of them had seen it for themselves. The still-new medium of photography had yet to make images of everywhere available to viewers everywhere else, which meant an opportunity for traveling practitioners like John Thomson. “The son of a tobacco spinner and shopkeeper,” says, ” he was apprenticed to an Edinburgh optical and scientific instrument manufacturer where he learned the basics of photography.” In 1862 Thomson sa...
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James Lipnickas' eerie graphite drawings of alien-human high-rises

James Lipnickas, a phenomenal graphite artist, has lately been creating these haunting drawings of high-rise towers—populated with cryptic humans who appear to periodically wrestle with aliens. Some of my favorites are below, reprinted with his permission. Check out his Instagram, too. — Read the rest
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Summer Music Festival, Camp, and School Seeks Development Manager

The Walden School ( seeks a Development Manager to join the School’s dynamic, fun, and collegial San Francisco-based administrative team. The Development Manager, with the Executive Director and Board’s Development Committee, helps lead the School’s annual fund and overall development effort. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, exceptionally organized, has excellent persuasive written and oral communication skills (including communicating in email/online, letter, teleph...
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Superhero Bits: Intriguing Spider-Man: Now Way Home Marketing, Shaq Wants Another Crack At Steel & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:"Eternals" pre-sale tickets point to a big debut.Shaq wants another shot at "Steel."Batman returns to "Rocket League."Fuel added to the Andrew Garfield in "Spider-Man: No Way...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Instagram, Russia, Iron Man, Sons Of Anarchy, Batman, Andrew Garfield, James Gunn, Tobey Maguire, Marvel Studios, Garfield, Steel, Cool Stuff, Shaq

A group of nearly 50 nonprofits has launched a campaign to 'effectively end Facebook's current business model' in the wake of whistleblower testimony

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan A group of almost 50 nonprofits is trying to "stop Facebook" in the wake of multiple company crises. It wants a data privacy law "strong enough to effectively end Facebook's current business model." The effort was spurred by testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen last week. Dozens of human rights organizations have started a campaign calling for action against Facebook following a week of turmoil for the tech giant. The coalition of nearly 50 nonpr...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Senate, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Facebook Instagram, PEN America, Mark Lennihan, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Haugen, Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen

Letitia Wright Denies Black Panther 2 Set Conduct Reports

Letitia Wright denies a report that claims she is expressing anti-vaccination views on the set of Black Panther 2. Following a few COVID-19 related delays, production of the sequel to 2018's Black Panther began in Atlanta this past June ahead of its July 2022 release date. Original director Ryan Coogler is returning along with writer Joe Robert Cole. However, the sequel had to be reworked considerably following the tragic passing of T'Challa actor Chadwick Boseman. The film will see Black Panth...
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Coach says it will stop destroying 'unsaleable' handbags after a viral TikTok revealed demolished merchandise discovered in a dumpster

Coach handbags. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Coach said it will no longer destroy "unsalable" handbags after a TikTok video criticized the practice. The viral video showed several slashed Coach bags that were found in a dumpster outside a mall. Coach denied that it destroys bags that are in usable condition or that can be donated. Coach said it will stop destroying "damaged and unsaleable" bags after a viral TikTok video accused the company of slashing handbags and throwing them in a dumpster ...
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Spot on or unfair? Facebook employees split on whistleblower Frances Haugen’s critique

Inside the notoriously insular company, employees’ perceptions of Haugen appear to be dividedWhen former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the Senate last Tuesday, she painted an unsightly picture of the social networking company.As a member of the company’s civic misinformation team for almost two years until her departure in May, Haugen shared insights the company had previously hidden – from Facebook’s willingness to propagate hateful content on its platforms to keep us...
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Instagram: How to Stop Your Reels From Being Recommended on Facebook

Facebook introduced Facebook Reels, which allows users to create short-form videos that users can view from the Reels section of the Facebook application. By default, Facebook Reels will also feature Reels that have been created on the Facebook-owned Instagram application. However, Instagram users can prevent their Reels from being recommended on Facebook if they'd like....
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Victoria Beckham stuns in bold asymmetric dress and we're blown away

On Wednesday afternoon, Victoria Beckham delighted Instagram fans as she shared a snap of...
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Sunrise — 7:12 and 7:15.

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Lydia “SquidGame” Temporarily Banned From Instagram Due to Squid Game

Noted streamer Lydia ran into some trouble on Instagram because her handle, SquidGame, shares a name with an incredibly popular Korean Netflix series known as Squid Game, an incident that will seem familiar to that of a League of Legends player named Corona. Lydia spoke about her troubles on Twitter, beginning with people trying to […]
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How to create a business LinkedIn page to boost your company's credibility

Creating regular content and having an aesthetically pleasing page can boost your company's LinkedIn presence. kyonntra/Getty Images In order to create the best LinkedIn page for your business, aesthetics are key. Posting regularly and interacting with comments with keep your followers interested. Plan your content calendar in advance to be ready for relevant holidays or industry events. If you own a business, you should own it on LinkedIn. You need a business page to help market your ...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Blue Origin Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Blue Origin is sending William Shatner to space today. Barring any further delays, the 90-year-old actor will head to the edge of space on Blue Origin's second civilian flight. You can watch his 11-minute journey, starting at 9:30 a.m. ET, here.2. A former Apple ...
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World Cup berth completes ‘almost perfect’ year for Denmark

Copenhagen (AFP) – With their qualification for the 2022 World Cup, Denmark not only showed their remarkable resilience in the wake of Christian Eriksen’s near-fatal cardiac arrest but served warning of their ambitions in Qatar. A 1-0 win over Austria at a sold-out Parken Stadium on Tuesday clinched Denmark’s place at next year’s finals, a day after Germany became the first country to qualify. “The almost perfect year for the national team has had an almost perfect end,” wrote Danish daily Poli...
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Janette Manrara stuns in intimate photo - husband Aljaz Skorjanec reacts

Janette Manrara took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a striking new snapshot with her fans...
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Strictly's Janette Manrara stuns in intimate photo - husband Aljaz Skorjanec reacts

Janette Manrara took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a striking new snapshot with her fans...
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