stunning in the spotlight


Steve Garrington’s Photography Captures the Violent Clash Of Storms And Waves

Self-proclaimed amateur photographer Steve Garrington, hailing from Cardiff, Wales, has laboured over six years to capture the unpredictable moments of nature.  as it batters the little lighthouse of Porthcawl, a little city in Wales.

The brutal beauty of the ocean, as it opens an onslaught on a timid lighthouse in Porthcawl, a little city in Wales, stands by itself to fight the raging winds and tides for the first time since 1806.

In the middle of the force of nature, Garrington creates magic. His photography is dominated by the overwhelming waves and stormy skies.

Garrington’s photography does justice to nature in its primal glory. Towering and frothing waves break over stones as sunlight seeps through the turbulent sky. Garrington does not dare to soften the rough scene for the observer. He has restrained himself from intervening and has allowed nature to take the spotlight in this series of stunning landscape photography.

One of the things Sarah Lynn says really stayed with me

She makes a comment about how she’s surprised children are allowed to be actors. How it isn’t considered child labor. She didn’t consent. She was THREE.

There is a stunning amount of evidence that supports the detrimental effects the spotlight has on children (Miley Cyrus, and of course Mary Kate and Ashley, etc) Yet no one seems to care? Because they are used for our entertainment?

Leaders of the nonprofit [Graham-Windham] have been stunned by a surge of donations due to the spotlight from “Hamilton,” and delighted by a bond with the performers that keeps getting stronger.

Two dozen members of the cast and crew wrote to the agency’s children over the holidays to become pen pals. Phillipa Soo, a 25-year-old who plays Mrs. Hamilton, is recruiting fellow singers to give some of them lessons in acting, dancing and rap in what she calls “The Eliza Project.”

“What better way to make a connection to her legacy?” she said.


In 1902 the agency built the Graham School, now a residential-treatment center in Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County. Sitting high on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, it has more than 300 students in kindergarten through 12th grade trying to overcome traumas, behavior issues and learning problems.

Natalie, a 17-year-old from Brooklyn who asked to be identified by her first name, said living at the campus turned her life around. “If it weren’t for this place, I would be in the street, dead or in jail, or not finishing school and having babies,” she said. “I wouldn’t want that for anybody.”

The school’s students who saw “Hamilton” said hearing an allusion to their home from stage was a thrill.

“I felt special,” said Dymond, a 13-year-old who loves writing poetry. Although she often skipped school back in Brooklyn, she said the musical motivated her to tackle Ron Chernow’s biography, “Alexander Hamilton,” with a dictionary by her side.

Dymond said that Mr. Hamilton’s declaration in the show that “I’m not throwing away my shot” spoke to her: “He was telling me not to give up, to keep moving forward, making my dreams come true.”


‘Hamilton’ Cast Helps Children in Need (WSJ)

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All I see

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Summary. *Imagine meeting Dean in hell*

This is Part Five in the No place like hell series. Part two here. Part Three. Part Four.

Pairing: Dean x reader

*I felt like I needed to put some WARNING with this one because it does get dark. This chapter has after-effects of torture. This story as a whole gets, well, hellish. Deals with torture and the after-effects . *

Word Count: 3635

All we do- Oh wonder

“All I did was fail today.” ~Oh Wonder

A beautiful sunset over a junk yard sounds like a depressing sentence. That last streak of golden light shining on hunks of metal that will never again be used for their intended purpose. Yet the visual itself is stunning.

Once that spotlight slipped below my line of view, it backlit the same hunks that only a moment before looked like a photographer’s winning competition piece and now the black silhouette became something menacing. But maybe that was just me. My mind isn’t what it used to be, even in the light sometimes all I see is the dark.

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Chinese actress Viann Zhang’s floral dress a hit at Cannes Film Festival

China’s quilt style once again stole the spotlight after Chinese actress Viann Zhang showed up to the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in her mind-blowing floral dress.

The dress is the work of Hu Sheguang, one of the most controversial designers in China. This March, Hu already rocked China with his collection of northeastern Chinese quilted jackets at China Fashion Week. In less than two months, his unique design once again took the Internet by storm.

While some Chinese netizens say they are proud to see traditional Chinese elements on the world stage, more seem to find it difficult to understand the so-called “fashion.” Fashion columnist @gogoboi commented on his Weibo: “You thought she was walking the red carpet, but actually, she only went to Cannes to air out her quilt.”

Another Weibo user, @cocoyieren, sharply related the dress to the just-passed Chinese-style MET Gala in New York, where many outfit choices of the world’s stars were found to be rather odd by Chinese people: “I think Zhang should really go to the Met Gala instead. I’m kind of looking forward to see her standing together with Rihanna.”

Viann Zhang, on the other hand, seems not to be bothered by these voices at all. She explained on her official Weibo account: “People may think the dress is cheap and rustic, but for me it’s a childhood memory. I’m ready for all kinds of comments, regardless of good or bad.”