Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” enchanted millions of readers around the world and popularized the emerging Latin American literary genre known as magic realism, has died. He was 87.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
David Duchovny on Live with Kelly & Michael || April 17, 2014
#guys #I’m pretty sure the age of really really hot Duchovny is end with californication #And I want to cry #WTF is he wearing? #A plaid shirt and velvet jacket #GOD #I’m about to call it #for realls (via dargina)
Call that shit. It’s true.
i still blame the hair cut you guys…it’s so short it makes him look bald and it doesn’t go with his face like wtf nooooooooooooo
♪Let it Grooooowww, Let it Grooowww,
For godsakes, David, Let it Groooooow♪