Prime is considered one of the most influential artists in the history of Los Angeles wall writing. He uses unorthodox methods for graffiti painting, incorporating rollers, brushes, and experimental materials while combining traditional graffiti and gang-styled writing with calligraphy.
Writing on walls has existed in many forms since ancient times, with examples of graffiti dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Discover the work of Prime, one of Los Angeles’s most influential street artists, and explore the artist’s practice and his interplay of words and images, a tradition that began thousands of years ago.
Sorrento is a coastal town in southwestern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square. The historic center is a warren of narrow alleys that’s home to the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister.
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Between Death Valley’s searing temperatures and the alpine air of Mount Whitney lies a 146-mile stretch that only the hardiest can survive.
Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert, bordering the Great Basin Desert. It is one of the hottest places on Earth, along with deserts in the Middle East and the Sahara.
President Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for non-traditional projects like the removal of some highways. What Democrats want for cities like Baltimore says a lot about the President’s goals in the next wave of development. Photo: Carlos Waters/WSJ More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com:
Professor Ashani Weeraratna has been studying the cancer microenvironment in her lab for the past 17 years. Taking into account that the tissues in our bodies change as we age is important when researching cancer biology. She hopes that gaining a better understanding of how the growth of cancer cells is affected by their direct cellular ‘neighbourhood’, especially when we age, could be key to developing better treatments for patients with cancer. Read more in https://www.nature.com/immersive/d428…
June 1, 2021: Biden to visit Tulsa massacre site, Texas voting bill, assailants open fire on a crowd in Florida, indigenous groups in Canada demand a nationwide search for further graves
1. Joe Biden will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the Tulsa massacre, where hundreds of Black Americans were killed by a white mob. Biden’s trip is a sharp contrast to a year ago, when then-President Donald Trump, a Republican who criticized Black Lives Matter and other racial justice movements, planned a political rally in Tulsa on June 19, the “Juneteenth” anniversary that celebrates the end of U.S. slavery in 1865. The rally was postponed after criticism.
2. Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives boycotted a legislative session, blocking a vote on an election reform bill critics say would make it harder for Blacks and Hispanics to vote.
3. A shooting in Miami early on Sunday, killed two people and wounded more than 20, police and media reported. Assailants opened fire on a crowd outside a concert.
4. Indigenous groups in Canada are calling for a nationwide search for mass graves at residential school sites after the discovery of the remains of 215 children at one former school last week shocked the country.
5. China’s decision to allow families to have up to three children was met with skepticism, with doubts expressed on social media whether it would make much difference.
As electric vehicle technology takes off—literally—how will the logistics of air traffic work out? Join American broadcaster Miles O’Brien and NOVA to watch how NASA researchers are writing the rules that will make air travel via electric vehicles safe. Tune in to “Great Electric Airplane Race” on Wednesday, May 26 at 9/8c or stream it on the PBS Video app or online now: https://to.pbs.org/3vNPEGF
Trillions of cicadas are starting to emerge in 15 US states after 17 years underground. Gene Kritsky has been studying them for decades and has created a citizen science app, Cicada Safari, to help track the brood.
More than 3000 cicada species have been described worldwide. Most have a yearly life cycle, but seven species in the US belonging to the Magicicada genus remain underground as nymphs for 13 or 17 years before emerging, a process called periodical brooding. The only other two species of cicada to do this are found in Fiji and India. Read more at https://www.newscientist.com/article/…