Born in Los Angeles, to a Jewish family, Ritts began his career working in the family furniture business. His father, Herb Ritts Sr., was a businessman, while his mother, Shirley Ritts, was an interior designer.
Ritts grew up in California, and studied Economics and Art History at…
Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins met with President President Barack Obama today to commemorate the 45th anniversary since mankind first set foot on the moon. Sadly, this is the first Apollo 11 celebration at the White House without the mission’s commander, Neil Armstrong, who died at the age of 82 in 2012. Armstrong’s widow, Carol, attended the meeting in his stead, reports NBC’s Alan Boyle.
Fixed Unknowns, the current exhibition on the upper level of Tribeca’s Taymour Grahne Gallery, breeds constant questioning of the image before the eyes. The group show featuring works by Hannah Whitaker, Shirana Shabazi, and Kamrooz Aram embraces the unstable, seeking to topple the stasis of the two-dimensional plane.
"Patrulla Águila over Corunna
CASA C-101 Aviojet of the Patrulla Águila, the aerobatic team of the Spanish Air Force, drawing the colors of the Spanish flag over Corunna, on the first edition of the air show in this city, held on July 20 domino , 2014.” - Elentir
RIP James Garner: 1928-2014
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 22971, f. 60v (Sri Lanka). Secrets de l’histoire naturelle. Cognac, c1480-1485. Artist: Robinet Testard. snail houses.
Fascinating! A great summary of the contents of this illuminated manuscript can be found here.
Did we really almost forget Nikola Tesla’s birthday? Shame on us! The ever fascinating Tesla was born July 10, 1856 to Serbian parents in what is now Croatia. This image of Tesla is from the February 1919 issue of Electrical Experimenter. Tesla published what amounts to a pretty nifty autobiography, My Inventions, in the publication:
III. My Later Endeavors
See all our copies of The Electrical Experimenter we’ve digitized, where you can find some of the other articles he penned:
Tesla’s Views on Electricity and the War in August 1917, p.30
The Effect of Statics on Wireless Transmission, January 1919, p.627
Famous Scientific Illusions in February 1919, p.692
The True Wireless in May 1919, p.27
Electrical Oscillators in July 1919, p.228
A prolific mind, indeed