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When did political leaders first start showing their teeth in official photographs?

This is a question that occurred to me as I was looking at Wikipedia's list of Vice Presidents of the United States to try to answer a question I had about former Vice Presidents who run for the presidency.Most of these VPs are not smiling at all, and it seems that only a hint of a smile seemed consistent with the exercise of political power. They look grumpy to us today, but presumably the idea was to look completely serious. We expect smiles now. The emergence of teeth comes in 1953 with Richa...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, Wikipedia, Kodak, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, History, United States, Winston Churchill, Brazil, Biden, Donald Trump, Apes, Teeth, Kennedy


My Strengths (According to Reader Feedback)

Earlier this week I invited my blog readers and customers to share what they considered to be my strengths, and now I’ll share the results with you. First, I appreciate the feedback. There were many different answers and perspectives, so I looked for patterns to condense the key ideas into a meaningful list. The subheadings show the main groupings that I was able to identify. In some cases this was a little tricky while in others it was easy to identify clusters because the words and phras...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Values, Steve, Leonardo da Vinci, Abundance, Pavlina BrandingBlogging


Historically There Have Been Very Few Polymaths

Goethe genuinely advanced fields of scientific inquiry such as geology and colour theory; Nabokov is always said to have been an eminent entomologist. Leonardo da Vinci, naturally, is an obvious candidate, with his speculative drawings about engineering projects, though Michelangelo (strangely not mentioned by Burke) was probably just as successful a polymath, achieving masterpieces of the first rank in painting, sculpture, architecture and poetry. Beyond a handful of freaks such as these, we f...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Churchill, Burke, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Nabokov, Goethe, Strindberg, 05.16.20


The British Museum Puts 1.9 Million Images Online for Public Use

As part of a website refresh, The British Museum has made over 1.9 million photos of its collections freely available to the public. Visitors to their online collections website can download images, and share & adapt them for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. Museum director Hartwig Fischer said of the refresh: The British Museum Collection Online makes millions of objects accessible to the citizens of the world, wherever they might be. Whether ...
Tags: UK, Parthenon, Raphael, William Shakespeare, Jason Kottke, Albrecht, Sloane, Rosetta Stone, Leonardo da Vinci, Townley, George Cruikshank, NC SA, Hartwig Fischer, Art Institute of Chicago Has Put, Smithsonian Releases, British Museum Collection Online


Bill Gates just dropped $43 million on an oceanfront home in California. Here's how he spends his $102 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates just purchased a $43 million 5,800-square-foot home in Del Mar, California, reported Katherine Clarke for The Wall Street Journal. Gates has an estimated net worth of $102 billion. While Gates indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates just expanded his real es...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Australia, Rihanna, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Wyoming, Porsche


Inside the daily routine of billionaire Bill Gates, who loves to read, tours missile silos, and washes the dishes every night

Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest people on the planet. The Microsoft founder has thrown himself into charitable work in recent years. Gates and his wife Melinda run the philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. While running his foundation, Gates tends to have a pretty normal day: He exercises, catches up on the news, works out, and spends time with his family. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates is worth $103 billion, making him the second wealthiest pers...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Earth, New York Times, Bill Gates, Reddit, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Cnbc, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda


Poldark's Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci is the lockdown distraction we need right now - watch 

Poldark's Aidan Turner is due to be back on our screens soon as the iconic historical...
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Leonardo: First Look at Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci in New Series

Leonardo: First Look at Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci in New Series A new clip from the upcoming series Leonardo has been released, featuring Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Poldark) as Leonardo da Vinci in the drama co-created by Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High Castle). You can check out the video below (via Deadline)! RELATED: Sony Taps Bloodshot’s David S.F. Wilson for Influx Adaptation The clip, released to celebrate the birthday of the great artist, engineer, and inventor, highlighting...
Tags: Video, UK, TV, Movies, France, Sony, TV News, Sony Pictures Television, Aidan Turner, Turner, Golden Globe, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Frank Spotnitz, Lux Vide, RTVE


First Look: ‘Poldark’ Star Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci in Sony Drama from Euro Broadcasters

Here’s a first look at Irish “Poldark” star Aidan Turner as legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci in upcoming international co-production “Leonardo,” set to be released next year. The first glimpse of Turner as da Vinci shows him learning his craft as a young apprentice and then reaching for greatness with his commission to paint The […]
Tags: News, Global, Aidan Turner, Turner, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, RAI, Frank Spotnitz, Sony Drama


Book Nook: I Am Leonardo Da Vinci

The New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series celebrates an exciting milestone in April with its 20th hero: I AM LEONARDO DA VINCI. Now with more than 3.5Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Sologub’s Petty Demon.

Years ago I read Andrew Field’s translation of Fyodor Sologub’s most famous novel, the 1907 Мелкий бес (The Petty Demon, also translated by John Cournos and Richard Aldington in 1916 as The Little Demon [Project Gutenberg]). I remember being impressed but not overwhelmed by it then; it seemed depressing and somewhat long-drawn-out. I have now finished reading it in Russian, and it feels like a different book — I understand why it made such a splash at the time, and why Stanley Rabinowitz linke...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Ivan, Cal, Sasha, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Leonardo da Vinci, Gogol, Nabokov, Pushkin, Petersburg, Ichabod, Brothers Karamazov, Mickiewicz, Richard Aldington


Bill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. Here's how he spends his $98 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

On Friday, Bill Gates announced via LinkedIn that he's stepping down from the two public boards he serves on: Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. Gates, who has a net worth of $98 billion, said he wants to "dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities." While Gates indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Australia, Rihanna, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Wyoming, Porsche


Gov’t Of Catalonia Paid For Documentaries Saying That Cervantes, Shakespeare, Columbus, And Leonardo Were Catalan

The government of the independence-minded Spanish region gave €3 million in subsidies to media companies connected to the New History Institute (INH) and paid €184,000 for the rights to six INH documentaries — films arguing that Cervantes and Shakespeare were a single individual who wrote in Catalan (and that the Spanish Inquisition suppressed his true identity), that Leonardo da Vinci was Catalan, and that not only was Christopher Columbus Catalan but Erasmus of Rotterdam was his illegitimate ...
Tags: Art, Media, Catalonia, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Rotterdam, Erasmus, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, 03.09.20, New History Institute INH, Cervantes Shakespeare Columbus, Christopher Columbus Catalan


The Louvre Closes Amid Staff Fears About Coronavirus

On Sunday, the museum closed “after workers expressed fear of being contaminated by the stream of visitors from around the world. Staffers were also concerned about museum workers from Italy who had come to the Louvre to collect works by Leonardo da Vinci that were loaned for an exhibition.” – Associated Press
Tags: Art, Italy, Visual, Leonardo da Vinci, 03.01.30


COVID-19 Fears Shut Down Paris’ Louvre Museum

(PARIS) — The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France’s Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum’s flow of visitors from around the world. “We are very worried because we have visitors from everywhere,” said Andre Sacristin, a Louvre employee and union representative for its staffers. “The risk is very, very, very great,” he said in a phone interview. While there are no known virus infections among the museum’s...
Tags: News, France, Uncategorized, Workers, Paris, Italy, Louvre, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, Onetime, COVID-19, Andre Sacristin, Sacristin


Merezhkovsky’s Leonardo.

If I had known how long Merezhkovsky‘s novel Воскресшие боги. Леонардо да Винчи (Resurrected Gods: Leonardo da Vinci; text) was (over 800 pages in printed versions), I doubt I would have tackled it; I was under no illusions it was going to rival War and Peace in greatness. But Dmitry Bykov, one of my favorite writers on literature, was so enthusiastic about it in his lecture (part of his “100 years, 100 lectures” series) — he says it makes no sense to read Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita withou...
Tags: Milan, Russia, Church, Uncategorized, Italy, Linguistics, Vatican, Alps, Raphael, Catholic, Christian, Venice, Hilary Mantel, Francis, Florence, Leonardo


Malmkrog.

One of the most prominent and influential Russian literary-religious-philosophical texts is Vladimir Sololyov‘s Три разговора о войне, прогрессе и конце всемирной истории (War, Progress, and the End of History: Three Conversations, Including a Short Story of the Anti-Christ), published in 1900. I’ve dipped into it over the years and always wanted to read it eventually, and that desire has been strengthened by reading Dmitry Merezhkovsky‘s Воскресшие боги. Леонардо да Винчи (The Romance of Leona...
Tags: Russia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Christ, Cristi Puiu, Saxon, Peter Bradshaw, Leonardo da Vinci, Antichrist, Nick James, Malancrav, Anti Christ, Puiu, Vladimir Solovyov, Jay Weissberg, Malmkrog


Louvre Blockbuster Smashes Attendance Records

The Louvre’s blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci drew 1,071,840 visitors over its four month run, doubling its previous attendance record of 540,000 visitors.  “It is wonderful that, 500 years after his death, an artist of the Italian Renaissance continues to fascinate the general public so much,” says Jean-Luc Martinez, the Louvre’s president. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Louvre, Art News, Minipost, Leonardo da Vinci, Jean Luc Martinez


Philadelphia having existential meltdown after report of Phillie Phanatic's 'new look'

You don't see anybody clamoring for them to put lipstick on Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It's worth noting: da Vinci and Michelangelo aren't currently embattled in any legal issues that we know of at the moment. No franchise in the history of civilization has been more consistently disappointing than the Philadelphia Phillies.
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phillies, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Phillie Phanatic, Leonardo da Vinci


Lesson #321: Marketing is Still an Art (and a Science)

Data driven decision making has been the mantra of most good CEOs and CMOs over the better part of the last decade.   They want all marketing decisions to be based on solid data, which had previously not been available, but is today in high amounts.   But, data can be deceiving.   It may lead you in one direction, when in fact the right answer may be completely in the opposite direction.   Allow me to explain with this case study from my Restaurant Furniture Plus business. The Market...
Tags: Google, Startups, Google Search, Albert Einstein, Google Shopping, Leonardo da Vinci, George Deeb, Restaurant Furniture Plus


15 Success Habits You Should Implement For The Best Life Ever

The success habits of high achievers fascinates me. How is it, that some people achieve incredible success, while others do not? Especially when many of these successful people come from disadvantaged backgrounds. A conclusion I made early on, is that success is not accidental! Success leaves clues.  There are things you can do and success habits you can adopt which will make achievement of your life goals more likely. 15 Success Habits You Need To Start Implementing Today Your actions be...
Tags: Amazon, Stanford, Time, Seo, Earth, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Nikola Tesla, Barry, Branson, Gates, British Virgin Islands, Virgin Atlantic, Puerto Rico


'Mona Lisa' made from Rubik's cubes could sell for $166,000

An artist's interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- fashioned out of hundreds of Rubik's cubes -- is expected to go under the hammer at a Paris auction later this month.
Tags: News, Paris, Stories, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci


Masterpiece made from Rubik's cubes could fetch $166,000 at auction

An artist's interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- fashioned out of hundreds of Rubik's cubes -- is expected to go under the hammer at a Paris auction later this month.
Tags: News, Paris, Stories, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci


Overwhelmed and underwater, Venice fights for survival

An artist's interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- fashioned out of hundreds of Rubik's cubes -- is expected to reach up to $166,000 when it goes under the hammer at a Paris auction later this month.
Tags: News, Paris, Stories, Venice, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci


'Mona Lisa' made up of 330 Rubik's cubes could sell for $166,000 at auction

An artist's interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- fashioned out of hundreds of Rubik's cubes -- is expected to fetch up to $166,000 when it goes under the hammer at a Paris auction later this month.
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'Like Noah's ark': Polish art collection with chequered history back on show

Czartoryski collection, parts of which were once the property of Nazis and communists, reopens amid financial controversyFrom rare parchments and ancient Egyptian mummies to artworks including a Rembrandt and a prized Leonardo da Vinci portrait, the Czartoryski collection, added to by generations of Polish nobles, is one of the most intriguing and varied in Europe.Its fate has been a mirror of Polish history: begun in lieu of a national museum at a time when Polish independence was under threat,...
Tags: Art, Europe, Nazis, World news, Noah, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Poland, Rembrandt, Art Theft, Nazism, Leonardo da Vinci, Czartoryski


Czartoryski collection back on display after decade-long wait

Polish art collection, parts of which were once the property of Nazis and communists, reopens amid financial controverseyFrom rare parchments and ancient Egyptian mummies to artworks including a Rembrandt and a prized Leonardo da Vinci portrait, the Czartoryski collection, added to by generations of Polish nobles, is one of the most intriguing and varied in Europe.Its fate has been a mirror of Polish history: begun in lieu of a national museum at a time when Polish independence was under threat,...
Tags: Art, Europe, Nazis, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Poland, Rembrandt, Art Theft, Nazism, Leonardo da Vinci, Czartoryski


Leonardo da Vinci’s Inventions Come to Life as Museum-Quality, Workable Models: A Swing Bridge, Scythed Chariot, Perpetual Motion Machine & More

Perpetual motion is impossible. Even if we don't know much about physics, we all know that to be true — or at least we've heard it from credible enough sources that we might as well believe it. More accurately, we might say that nobody has yet figured out how to make a machine that keeps on going and going and going by itself, without any external energy source. But it hasn't been for lack of trying, and the effort has been on the part of not just crackpots but some of the most impressiv...
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Two Words.

1) I’m slowly making my way through Merezhkovsky’s «Воскресшие боги. Леонардо да Винчи» (The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci; see this LH post), and like most historical novelists he enjoys tossing in lots of archaic terms; one of them, адрагантовая камедь [adragantovaya kamedʹ], looked so bizarre I thought it might have a typo, but no, камедь ‘gum, resin’ is simply a word I wasn’t familiar with, and адрагантовый — not even in my largest dictionary — turned out to be equivalent to English adragant,...
Tags: London, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Kent, Stewart, Joyce, Horne, Leonardo da Vinci, Alsatia, RINO, Joyce Ulysses, Merezhkovsky, Philos Trans Royal Soc, Beaujour View Commerce Greece, Board of Trade Jrnl, Shadwell Squire


Codes and Ciphers

My book group recently read a 2017 mystery called The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett. In the novel, an English bibliophile and an American digitizer track down a mysterious book thought to lead to the Holy Grail. The chief clue: a secret message hidden in the rare books collection of the fictional Barchester Cathedral Library. The message is a complex polyalphabetic substitution cipher that can only be solved by finding key words hidden in the books. Coded messages are common plot devi...
Tags: Books, Edgar Allan Poe, Watson, Dan Brown, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jfk, Neal Stephenson, Poe, Julius Caesar, Elsie, Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, US Secret Service, Robert Langdon, Charlie Lovett