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Inventive and Colorful Food Art Created By Diego Cusano

Artist Diego Cusano creates unique illustrations brought to life with real food. Cusano’s creative food art explores little moments that turn quirky with the simple addition of food. His hand sketches are vintage themed, classically shaded with depth and the subject is striking. When the artist adds a food, such as mussel shells pried open, or a wrapped fish, the artwork turns from an alluring drawing into a fun, imaginative artwork with a touch of life.

Cusano’s sense of composition is undeniable - the way the artist incorporates the food to fit perfectly into the illustration shows the viewers the potential of objects that are otherwise taken for granted. The contrast of colors from the monochromatic plane to the three-dimensional food transforms the atmosphere- from a classic sketch into a retro-grade artwork with a certain amount of funk and zest. Find them in his Etsy shop.

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#IStandWithLeslie is the beginning of protecting Leslie Jones and black women everywhere

Since Wednesday’s brutal online attack on Leslie Jones — a hacker posted nude photos of the comedian as well as her passport and driver’s license information on Jones’s personal website — it’s becoming clear (as Katy Perry surprisingly tweeted) that the relentless attacks Jones is being subjected to are the product of something more sinister and systemic: misogynoir.

The term misogynoir, coined by Moya Bailey, a professor at Northeastern University, and widely used among black feminist circles, refers to the unique ways black women experience the compounding effects of anti-black racism and misogyny.

Indeed, as much as this is about how truly brutal others on the internet can be, Jones’s experience and the acutely personal nature of the attacks that continue to escalate are inextricably tied to the ways black women are systematically dehumanized both online and off.

Twitter is the optimal place for this sort of harassment due to its lack of regulation and easy anonymity. However, it is our responsibility to make sure that all black women (including Leslie) feel safe, protected, and supported. 

The Bizzare & Unromantic Origins of 11 Wedding Traditions

If you’re staunch believer in age old wedding traditions, then be prepared to discover some surprising facts we’ve uncovered that will turn your fairytale romantic wedding into a gathering of well-played marketing propaganda and morbid ancient customs. From the clever antics of an advertising team to make money by selling diamond engagement rings, to the class discriminating white wedding dress, to re-enacting primitive kidnappings as a honeymoon, the truth about these wedding traditions are wackier than you could believe! 

Keep an open mind  - these wedding rituals emerged at a time when weddings were less a romantic moment and dealt with much like a hurried and forced business transaction.

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Abstract Sea Portraits by Kiele Gregoire

American painter and printmaker Kiele Gregoire lives in a cozy home studio on the scenic New Hampshire sea coast. Inspired by the seaside, Gregoire composes stunning and abstract portraits of the sea, which seem melodic at first sight. Using acrylic and oil pastels, she captures the different moods of the sea, from its high, violent tide to its deep blue in a serene state.

She is able to depict its undulating movement with a range of colors, which seem to reflect from the pink to blue and orange hazy sky at sunset. Find them in her Etsy shop.

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