Jean Froissart (Harley MS 4379)
Chroniques; f. 29v, Count of Foix doing homage to Charles VI of France
France (c. 1470)
Illuminated Manuscript, 420 x 320 mm.
This fall, a team of vertebrate specialists from the Museum is heading out to one of the most remote areas in the world in search of new species and specimens on the Explore21 Papua New Guinea expedition. In the most recent dispatch, read about:
Rare Bird Sightings
We were treated to close-up views of Ribbon-tailed Astrapia and Brown Sicklebill at the lodge’s fruit feeders. Another great bird at the feeder was Archbold’s Bowerbird, first discovered near the base of Mount Hagen by Museum ornithologist E. Thomas Gilliard in the 1950s.
The Flight Into A Remote Area
The journey was spectacular; we flew low below the clouds though valleys cloaked in pristine forest, at times hugging the mountainsides. Finally the airstrip appeared as a small gash in the unbroken forest cover. Landing in a small plane on a muddy grass airstrip was quite a thrill.
In the morning we learned that a “bride-price” negotiation was underway in the village, and our potential carriers would be tied up for the remainder of the day.
This scene is SO important. Maleficent is with someone she trusts, someone she considers a friend. And then the next thing she knows, she wakes up in pain, bleeding, with her wings burned off. A huge part of her has been destroyed.
Rape is so prominent in our culture that it is in a Disney movie. Maybe not explicitly, but it is very clear what this scene represents and it is so sad.
OCTOBER IS NEXT WEEK
OCTOBER IS THIS WEEK
OCTOBER IS TOMORROW
OCTOBER IS IN A FEW HOURS
OCTOBER IS HERE
it’s jay holladay
"Words belong to each other." On April 29, 1937, as part of their Words Fail Me series, BBC broadcast a segment that survives as the only