Harper Lee, the elusive author of best-seller “To Kill a Mockingbird,” died Friday, Feb. 19, according to her publisher Harper Collins. She was 89. A private funeral service was held for Lee on Saturday.
Photos and text by Lloyd Fox: When I am out looking for Instagram pictures the first thing I do is to find distinctive or dramatic light and then look for the interesting lines, shapes or graphic designs within that area of light.
Jackie Treehorn’s pad is becoming part of an art museum? “Far out,” we hear The Dude gasping. The living room that the film “The Big Lebowski” set in Malibu is, in real life, in the hills, not by the beach. Now, the convention- and gravity-defying home its part of, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple John Lautner, is being donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which plans to use it for fundraisers, exhibitions, conferences, and collaborations with other museums, the L.A. Times reports. In a Times column, the museum’s director called it “one of the most important houses in all of L.A.” and “one of the most L.A. houses.”
The “Better Gaza” campaign aims to bring color and cheer to the Al-Shati camp, home to some 82,000 Palestinian refugees.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the youngest giant panda cub at the National Zoo is stressed out about appearing in front of crowds for the first time, he isn’t showing it.
Keepers were expecting Bei Bei (BAY BAY) to squawk and squirm during an audience with a small news media contingent Monday. Instead, under bright television lights with cameras clicking, he quickly fell asleep on an examination table, leaving a small puddle of drool on the tablecloth.
Panda biologist Laurie Thompson explained that before he went in front of the cameras, Bei Bei was playing with a piece of bamboo and trying to walk. Just like a newborn human, he tires easily.
“I’m very proud of him,” Thompson said. “Obviously, he wasn’t too bothered by all the people here. This is just the beginning for him as far as people go.”
Bei Bei is ready for his close-up. The cub will make a few appearances before selected audiences ahead of his public debut on Jan. 16, when the panda house will reopen. That’s also around the time Bei Bei will be sure enough on his feet that he’ll get to venture into the outdoor panda habitat for the first time.
A life-size effigy in chocolate of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been created by Russian sculptor Nikita Gusev for the Chocolate Festival in St.Petersburg, Russia. The statue weighs more than 150 pounds, and is the main attraction at the festival, where organizers said touching, licking and biting of the chocolate Putin will not be allowed.
The Baltimore Sun hosted its seventh annual Mobbies awards on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Creative Alliance in Baltimore.