The Things One Finds During Inventory:

One thing I’m learning as I go about doing inventory at TCMI is that you never know what you will find.

This, for example. This is 40-year old Piki.

Piki is bread in Hopi cuisine made from blue corn powder, water, and a few other ingredients. It bakes fairly quickly on a flat baking stone and is then peeled off in flat layers and wrapped into a scroll-like shape. Days of hard work and effort go into making Piki from scratch. It’s a little gratifying to see that such hard work has lasted almost 40 years.

However, food in collections does bring problems—risks of drawing pests and mold for example. As cool as this discovery is, our conservator was less than happy to see it. So, we’re bidding farewell to this remarkable Piki and sending it off to a new home!


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story International Trailer features new dialogue and footage! #StarWars #RogueOne

If you remember last year when the third Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was released, a day or two after a international trailer dropped that had new dialogue, music, and footage.

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a special interview with shinee that focuses on their international success will be featured on the apple music’s beats 1 radio - takeover: the sound of korea! the interview will first air tomorrow (saturday, august 13th) at 11am pst and then again on the following day at 6am pst.

in order to listen you must have an apple music account which does cost money but they do off a free three month subscription which you can find more information about here. you will also need to either have the itunes player download onto your computer or the a radio application (namely on an ios device) that allows you to listen to the station. (all you need to do to find it is search the exact name seen above.) (source)

anonymous asked:

Hand grenade anon here: could you also do a thing on French hand grenades? What did they use? You don't ever hear about French hand grenades.

answering this before your request about Stielhandgranate ; you don’t hear much about them because French hand grenades weren’t produced in the quantity of their German counterparts for the first years of WW1. They were however pretty influential, with many designs sprouting from it.

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Star Wars Lamps

Use the Dark Side of the Force to create some colorful ambient lighting with the Star Wars lamps. Whether you choose the dreaded Lord Vader or one of his loyal Stormtroopers, each lamp features an internal LED that gives it a sinister glow.

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A New Semester. A New Intern Feature.

Spring internships have started here at TCMI and with that comes two new interns in addition to myself. I’m Nichole—the veteran intern—and I’ll be introducing you to the new department interns.

Today’s intern feature is brought to you by Jason, who is working with our collection of African objects. I pestered him with some questions that would tell us a little bit about him and these are his responses:

Name/Title: Jason Edwardson, Collections Management Intern

What are you doing?: Right now? Filling out this questionnaire.  However, my average day includes the cataloging and inventory of ethnographic artifacts in the museum’s collection as well as research.

How did you get in this position?: I applied for the internship at the Children’s Museum because it directly related to what I want to pursue for a career.

Who is your mentor?: Ashley Ramsey Hannum, Curator of Anthropology and Archaeology

What are some of the perks of being an intern?: You get a free membership to the museum and, as a collections intern, you get to see all of the amazing artifacts that are not on display.

What are you studying/where are you working on the side?:  My area of study is Applied Cultural Anthropology at Ball State University. One of my personal interests for research is the role of mythological and supernatural entities/creatures in a cultural context, whether in folklore or spiritual/personal beliefs. In the evenings I teach at a music academy in Fishers, Indiana.

Go shopping in collections.* What would you take home with you and why?: I would say anything that looks like it might be haunted, most likely dolls/statues because I think those are awesome…but I think my wife would make me return them.

*Ahem, yes, yes, we all know that we would never go shopping in collections!

What do you do with your time when you’re not here or at school/work?: I have a baby daughter that gets all of that time.

Do you have any words of wisdom to share?:  Tomorrow will be today sooner than you want it to be.  (That sounds wise…doesn’t it?)

If you have any questions for Jason or want to see more of what he does, put them in our inbox and we’ll answer them in a future intern feature. Until next time!


Colin shows off his foreign language skills as he and the squad interrogate a human trafficker from South Africa.

Cop Show, Episode 6

International featuring Greer Barnes

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Frank de Boer coy over possible Inter move for Manchester United defender Daley Blind

Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer is contemplating launching a bid to sign Manchester United defender Daley Blind, despite the Netherlands international looking set to feature in Jose Mourinho’s plans this season. Blind started Mourinho’s first competitive game in charge against AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium following speculation over his future.

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Arsenal were understood to be tracking the 26-year-old this summer as they attempt to solve their defensive injury problems, according to The Mirror. Per Mertesacker, Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny have all begun the season with separate fitness concerns, forcing Arsene Wenger to field new signing Rob Holding alongside the inexperienced Calum Chambers in the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool.

De Boer installed Blind as his first-choice centre-back at Ajax, with the United utility player winning three of his four Eredivisie titles alongside the ex-Barcelona man. Louis van Gaal signed Blind from the Dutch giants in the summer of 2014 but De Boer is keen on reuniting with the player before the end of the summer transfer window on 31 August.

“We have a lot of good defenders here but we’ll see,” the Inter boss told Gazzetta World. “But I like him as a player for sure, he’s fantastic. He is very happy at Man United though and played in the Community Shield. Of course, any of my ex-players at Ajax are guys I like to keep an eye on and watch them very closely. I do the same with [Christian] Eriksen, [Toby] Alderweireld, all of those guys. I like to follow them and I do the same with Daley Blind. I know his situation and I think he’s very happy and playing with confidence but we’ll see in the future.”

Though Blind was unable to help United keep a clean sheet as they strolled to a 3-1 win on the South Coast, he produced an assured performance which is likely to see him included in first-team duties for the remainder of the campaign. The Daily Record understands that Mourinho has been won over by the hard work of the Dutchman and Juan Mata, and will retain the duo.

Blind was one of the first players to hail the appointment of Mourinho and feels he can adapt to the philosophy imposed by the Portuguese coach. “I’ve met Jose several times but don’t know him personally,” he told the United official website. “For example, I played for Ajax against Real Madrid when he was the coach of Madrid, so I saw him then. I think he’s a coach who’s achieved a lot and I’m very excited to work with someone like him. I’m going do my best and work very hard.

"I think I’ve shown I can defend as well as a [natural] central defender in the Premier League. If you look at our defending statistics at United, we had the most clean sheets and conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League [35, joint with Tottenham]. That’s something we can be proud of. I played almost every game and that gives me a good feeling.”

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MIFF @ ACMI : VR and storytelling talk with Eric Darnell

So I was lucky enough enough to attend a talk with Eric Darnell, director of Antz and the Madagascar animated films at ACMI for the Melbourne International Film Festival today featuring a showcase of his most recent VR short film, “Invasion”.

During the talk, Eric spoke about the potential for VR as a storytelling medium, from the perspective of a film industry professional and what he learned working with the platform as well as his work with people from the games industry to produce his latest film.

I found it particularly fascinating to see how a mixture of film and game developers combined to create a sort of combination of the two fields in the form of a semi-interactive animated VR film.

The International 2016: the infographic

We covered the International 2016 since its Regional Qualifiers and now come up with the most exhaustive and comprehensive infographic thanks to our API.

We even went a bit further than our Manila and Shanghai infographics, adding the Open and Regional Qualifiers. Enjoy!

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Colin and the squad engage in a battle of wits with the newest member of their team.

Cop Show, Episode 4

Internal Affairs featuring Jim Norton

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Barcelona confirm agreement with Manchester City to sell Claudio Bravo

Barcelona have officially announced that goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is set to complete a summer move to Manchester City. The experienced Chilean international started and featured for 90 minutes at the Nou Camp last night (20 August) as Luis Enrique’s side began the 2016/17 La Liga campaign with a 6-2 mauling of Real Betis, but was given permission to skip training this morning as he edges closer to an impending exit.

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“We have the beginning of an agreement with Manchester City for Claudio Bravo,” Barcelona’s technical secretary, Robert Fernandez, was quoted as saying by the reigning Spanish champions after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez notched five times between them in that emphatic opening victory.

“We are awaiting events this week. When Claudio leaves, we hope to have a new ‘keeper.”

That new stopper is believed to be current Ajax number one Jasper Cillessen, who De Telegraaf claim will sign a five-year deal in Catalonia for a fee of around €14m (£12.1m, $15.8m) before possibly being replaced by Tim Krul of Newcastle United. Valencia’s Diego Alves had also been linked with a potential switch to Barcelona.

Confirmation of Bravo’s imminent arrival casts yet more doubt on the future of long-serving City goalkeeper Joe Hart. The England regular has made 347 appearances for the club since joining from Shrewsbury Town in 2006, later replacing Shay Given as the undisputed first-choice between the posts, but has been dropped and replaced by former deputy Willy Caballero for the opening three matches of the season against Sunderland, Steaua Bucharest and Stoke City.

The 29-year-old has attracted attention from suitors overseas including the likes of serial Europa League winners Sevilla and Bundesliga contenders Borussia Dortmund, yet a season-long loan deal with Everton seems his most likely option with just 11 days remaining until the end of the transfer window.

Addressing the fervent speculation surrounding Hart during a press conference held before Saturday’s 4-1 win at the Britannia Stadium, manager Pep Guardiola appeared to suggest that that the player would be allowed to leave City if he wished.

“The situation, they know exactly what it is,” he said. “I don’t know why the players are not happy here… stay if they want to stay. They decide their future, because they have a contract. If they want to stay, stay and we will fight together. If they want to leave because they prefer to play every game… But [I’m] not [just] speaking about Joe, [I’m] speaking about all the players at the club. The squad.”

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