"We tell ourselves stories in order to live." -Joan Didion
Happy Birthday, Joan Didion!
Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe
We’re pleased to announce that six of Justin Barber’s hilarious Truth and Lies posters are now available as prints and canvases through our art store, My Modern Shop.
There are no Jack Kerouacs or Holden Caulfields for girls. Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men.
"Great" books, as defined by the Western canon, didn’t contain female protagonists I could admire. In fact, they barely contained female protagonists at all."
Symbiosis between liverworts and cyanobacteria
Nitrogen is required for assembling the basic building blocks of life, but the nitrogen in the atmosphere is essentially inert and cannot react with other compounds to form new substances. In order to use nitrogen, plants rely on a close relationship with cyanobacteria, a type of bacteria that transforms atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form. In this high-magnification image, long and stringy cyanobacteria can be seen associating with a leafy liverwort.
Image by Magdalena Turzanska, University of Wroclaw.