Bijan Sabet: The Facebook secondary market -
It’s not a secret that there was an active secondary market for Facebook common shares.
And it looks like there continues to be significant interest in the common stock. VentureBeat reports that Facebook employees are selling $150M worth of common shares to a combination of new and existing…
Tupac & Notorious B.I.G Zombie image by Munk One
Hey shipwreckd: Stop stealing images without crediting the artists.
Gerda Gottlieb Wegener Porta (1886 - 1940) was a Danish illustrator and painter.
Originally from the provinces and the daughter of a clergyman, she moved to Copenhagen to pursue her education at the Royal Art Academy, and married fellow artist Einar Wegener (1882-1931) in 1904. After moving to Paris in 1912, she found much success both as a painter and illustrating for Vogue, La Vie Parisienne, Fantasio, and many other magazines. As she found fame in Paris, Gerda also developed a following in her home country. She held exhibitions at Ole Haslunds gallery in Copenhagen at regular intervals. Her career relied on a phenomenal talent but perhaps even more so on her notorious diligence, and the advantages her unusual marriage brought her.
Einar Wegener, who by many at the time was considered a more talented artist, toned down his own work and profile to help his wife in her artistic endeavors. In a female guise, “Lili”, he became Gerda’s favorite model. Einar Wegener eventually came out as a transsexual woman, and had the first publicly known sex reassignment surgery, in 1930, taking the name Lili Elbe. Gerda Wegener supported Elbe throughout her transition. The king of Denmark declared the Wegeners’ marriage null and void in October 1930.
In 1931, Gerda Wegener married Major Fernando Porta (born 1896), an Italian officer, aviator, and diplomat, and moved with him to Morocco, specifically Marrakech and Casablanca. She divorced Porta in 1936 and returned to Denmark in 1938. She held her last exhibition in 1939, but by this time she was largely out of fashion.
The marketing campaign for 50/50 is in full force and seems to count on internet buzz.
Coming Soon, /SlashFilm and JoBlo are giving away tickets to advanced screenings in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. on August 30th (with the exception of Austin, which is on Aug. 29).
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Bokor Hill Station – Cambodia’s Abandoned Town
its pretty self explanitory. Love conquers all. It can solve anything. It is the most powerful force in the universe. http://pennyforurthoughts.tumblr.com
a bright wall in a dark room.: Villains Week: Antichrist (2009) -
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN MAIM YOUR PENIS
by Tess Lynch
Why do horror films exist? This is, apparently, a question that people other than me ask. Why do we like to be scared and uncomfortable? Why will we pay for this experience? Some theories: because society is violent we want to see…