Одно римское агентство сообщает, что Папа римский намерен положить конец шелковым одеяниям кардиналов, архиепископов и епископов. Перечисленным иерархам требуются на эти одежды такие суммы, которые превышают их пастырские сборы. Они носят шелковые мантии, зачастую украшенные воротником из горностая и другого дорого меха, так что Папа хочет сократить количество предписаний, касающихся церковных одеяний. В будущем кардиналам придется довольствоваться одним черным и одним красным нарядом, а архиепископам и епископам - двумя ризами двух цветов. Шелк будет вообще запрещен. 

LFW | Topshop Unique SS15

Topshop's older, sophisticated sister Topshop Unique had a lot to show for this season, and she did not disappoint. Frills paired with structured jackets, boxy shirts synched at the waist, and silk dresses that hang rather than hug the body make for a collection that’s flatteringly feminine, yet undoubtably androgynous. Lines were distinctly tomboy but the finishes had female boss written all over. This is for the non-conformer, the girl who likes to dress comfortably without necessarily having to show off her femininity.

The frow, per usual, was überly star-studded. Anna Wintour was in prime position, and oddly enough, Pia Mia and Abbey Clancy were there. It began very french and ended very sheer and sparkly. I almost got elements of the 1920s flapper girl movement. Topshop gives this aesthetic an unmistakably 90s (#90sReignStillGoingStrong) twist with knicker-showing sheer fabric. The colour palette was oh so fresh - I’m partial to a pale yellow - stripes were everywhere, as will be evident in most trends next spring, and there were so many cute shorts. Itty bitty ones. I was in love with so much, perhaps this’ll be my who-cares-if-I’m-broke uni splurge next spring? 

On another note, it’s been about a year since Alex and I began our blog. Quite literally this time last year (it’s a Sunday). Topshop Unique was our very first show! We inhaled the same air as Wintour and Moss, made our very first contacts, and shared a memory with our friend Bonnie that not many can say they’ve ever had. Topshop Unique SS14 essentially MADE this blog. I’m sure at some point we’ll recount the whole experience, but for now, have a look at some street style photos of that very day.

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Take a look at what Alexander Wang had going on in his NYFW SS15 collection right here

Abominable Snowman - Attenborough's Last Hunt

David Attenborough has much more to achieve - namely finding the Abominable Snowman.

Although the naturalist isn’t “necessarily” sure he believes in its existence, hunting down the Yeti is still on his to-do list.

“I mean I wouldn’t mind finding the Abominable Snowman for a start,” he said.

“There is still a mystery about the Abominable Snowman. There are teeth that were found back in the 1920s, huge molar teeth about six times the size of ours, immense things, they were found in a Chinese druggists store and undoubtedly are the teeth of a giant ape that must have lived relatively recently itself and that could have been the Abominable Snowman.”

The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is rumoured to live in the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. Stories of the creature first emerged in the 19th Century, but scientists have written of the mammal as a myth in the absence of sufficient evidence.

However, Attenborough says the mystery surrounding the Yeti is exactly what draws him to finding the creature.

“I don’t say I necessarily believe in it, I’m saying that there is evidence and of course one of the very difficult things ever to do is prove a negative, to prove that it doesn’t exist,” he said at the launch of UKTV’s new season of programmes.

The broadcaster has had a number of  animals named after him including the goblin spider (Prethopalpus attenboroughi), a fossilised fish (Materpiscis attenboroughi) and a fossil grasshopper (Materpiscis attenboroughi).

(Independent)

Discussions on how to break working people from the hold of the Democratic Party have acquired a new immediacy as a result of the recent electoral victories of independent working-class candidates in Seattle, Washington, and Lorraine, Ohio, as well as the campaign for Chicago union leader Karen Lewis to run as an independent for mayor. Those interested in promoting independent politics today may benefit from studying the rich experience of the labor party movement in the United States of the early 1920s.

During the wave of radicalization following World War One and the October Revolution of 1917, initiatives to build a Labor Party based on the trade unions blossomed throughout the United States. These developments provoked sharp debates over strategy among Marxists. Should revolutionary socialists fight for the formation of a national Labor Party? Could such an approach be linked to the project of building a revolutionary party to overthrow capitalism? And how should cross-class “Third Party” movements be approached?

This article will chart the development of the movement for a Labor Party from 1919 to 1924, discuss the strengths and weakness of the Communists’ orientation towards it, and conclude with an analysis of the dissolution of the Labor Party movement into the “Progressive Party” presidential campaign of Wisconsin Republican senator Robert La Follette.

Historical Events for 17th September 2014

1730 - Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees1849 - Harriet Tubman 1st escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers1862 - American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.1920 - Cards set a record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) and 5th (2) innings1943 - World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.1952 - “I am an American Day” and “Constitution Day” renamed “Citizenship Day”1953 - 1st successful separation of Siamese (conjoined) twins1972 - Tanzania troops march in to Uganda1980 - Solidarity labor union in Poland forms2000 - Dan Marino’si Dolphins

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