Rare New Microbe Found in Two Distant Clean Rooms
A microbe that can survive on very little food and through sterilization processes has only been found in two spacecraft clean-rooms, first in Florida (JPL) — back in 2007 for the launch of the Phoenix Mars Lander — and more recently in South America (ESA).
This new microbe, the Tersicoccus phoenicis, is so different from known organisms that it gets it’s own genus. It seems that this microbe is only found in clean rooms because it gets out-competed by other organisms, get rid of the competition and this genus starts to show up. It might also be in the soil but could just be buried, making it undetectable by the thousands of different types of other organisms.
Shouts to Reanimator Rap.
[LOVE WORKS] The Art of Arguing - Video - EBONY
Winold Reiss was an artist and graphic designer active in the early 1900s. Ironically, this German immigrant came to fame for his illustrations, portraits, and cover designs during the Harlem Renaissance. He taught and mentored artist Aaron Douglas, and his work appeared on Harlem Renaissance-era book and magazine covers. His portraits of writers, poets, and residents of Harlem for the book The New Negro, edited by Alain Locke in 1925, were very influential. Here’s a selection of illustrated portraits by Reiss from The New Negro. More information on Reiss here.
Portraits, top to bottom:
1) Paul Robeson
3) Harlem Girl
4) Jean Toomer
9) Two Public School Teachers
The Harlem Renaissance Illustrations of Richard Bruce Nugent
Richard Bruce Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 30s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926 (that group included Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, Wallace Thurman, and Zora Neale Hurston). Nugent’s provocative short story in Fire!!, “Smoke, Lillies and Jade,” is considered by many to be the first published openly gay story by an African American writer. Nugent also created a small but memorable set of illustrations for various publications during the Harlem Renaissance, including Fire!! and Opportunity. We’ve collected nine of our favorites, courtesy of the Richard Bruce Nugent website. Nugent’s writing and artwork has been collected in an essential book titled Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent, by Thomas H. Wirth. The 2004 indie movie Brother to Brother is a fictional portrayal of Nugent’s life.
(Top to bottom):
Cover of Opportunity, March 1926
Illustration from Fire!! magazine (1926)
Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 1 (1928)
Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 2 (1928)
Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 3 (1928)
Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 4 (1928)
Illustration for Opportunity, January 1928
Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story
Storytellers, musicians and dancers take us on a rhythmic journey with true tales of go-go’s past and present. Bring your cowbell and your dancing shoes, and get ready to crank and groove to go-go’s distinct blend of funk, rhythm & blues, hip-hop, and live percussion. Featuring some of the DC’s finest “go-go griots” and artists.
FRI SEP 13 at 8pm
SAT SEP 14 at 8pm
@Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St, NE Washington, DC
Heavy Roots Reggae, in the tradition of Cosmic Love Sounds, Atlanta, GA! features the voice of Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey!!
1 Dub In A Matthews Lane Arena By Augustus Pablo
2 Great Tribulation By Hugh Mundell
3 Proverbs Dub By Natural Selectors
4 Darling You By Caleb Sweetback
5 You’ve Broken The Guitar By Ken Boothe
6 Jahoevah’s Kingdom By More Relation
7 Door Peep Shall Not Enter By Burning Spear
8 Black gun By Augustus Pablo
9 Book of Life By Hugh Mundell
10 Bad Man Comes & Goes By Rod taylor
11 I Know Myself By Ernest Wilson
12 Words Of Wisdom By Cedric Im Brooks & the Light of Saba
13 Come See Yeah By Patrick Alley
14 Safari Tower Rock By Augustus Pablo
15 Babylon Deh Pon Fire By Truth Fact & Correct
16 Ethiopians live it out By Burning Spear
17 Jam Down Rock By Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program, “All Is Well…” from Back On The Planet (2013), video directed by Eddy “Protius” James.
In the tradition….
Rewind to the best part of a decade ago and the debut Bembé Segué album was one of those things underground music lovers wanted to hear more than most anything else. A collaborator with IG Culture, Dego (4Hero/2000Black), Mark de Clive-Lowe, Bugz in the Attic and more, Bembé was an integral part of the West London sound from day one. A prodigiously prolific songwriter and electric live performer, Bembé has always been unlike any other - to say the very least!
This is the demo album - mostly created 10 years ago - and the shape of what was to become that much awaited debut record. Chopped samples, epic live band, bedroom productions and studio outings provide the setting for Bembé’s songs and explorations…
Produced by Bembé Segué
All vocals performed by Bembé Segué
Listen/purchase: Untitled (Demo Album) by Bembe Segue
Watch some footage of the Octavia’s Brood crew visiting the site of a new park that might be named after Octavia Butler. They went to the site of the Seattle park and envisioned what could be! Watch the footage and support Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements.