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Supporting the scares is a strong cast, the standout being Naya Rivera as Vera, the younger sister who refuses to start a family or get married, much to the disappointment of older sister Leigh who is incapable of bearing children. Rivera offers the most natural performance in the film, a young woman whose ideal vision of her own future is turned upside down when satanic forces take a keen interest in her family.

That last point about Vera being forced to abandon her preferred marriage-free and child-free lifestyle choice is both part of the film’s strength and weakness. On the one hand it makes her a more interesting character and allows for actress Naya Rivera to sink her teeth into a meaty role.

arkansaslife:

Built to Last

It started with a simple question put to a cherry-picked group of our state’s foremost architects and academics: Which residential projects across Arkansas epitomize the very best of our state’s architectural heritage? The answers—and there were many—created the foundation for this collection, a series of 13 homes, all of which were built to last.

http://arkansaslife.com/the-best-laid-plans

nayarivera:

Thank you so much for the Teen Choice TV Female Scene Stealer nomination! You guys are amazing!! Remember you can keep voting here everyday. 

And you know Santana Lopez would be going all Lima Heights for those votes ;-) 

loudlysilent:

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New or returning to Marvel comics, or have a friend who is? Here’s the Cliffs Notes on Marvel’s female-led solo titles and 15 lead female characters RIGHT NOW in August 2014:

1. Captain Marvel
WHO SHE IS: Carol Danvers is an Avenger, pilot, and all-around…

archaicwonder:

Greek Silver Stater from Karystos, Euboea c. 300-250 BC
The coin shows a cow standing right, her head turned back tenderly to her calf. On the reverse, proud cockrel standing right; KAΡΥΣΤΙΩΝ to left. A wonderful example of Greek reverence for the domestic animals they depended upon.
Karystos was an ancient city-state on the island of Euboea. In the Iliad, Homer says that it is controlled by the Abantes, an ancient Ionian tribe. Karystos is also mentioned in the Linear B tablets as “ka-ru-to.”

archaicwonder:

Greek Silver Stater from Karystos, Euboea c. 300-250 BC

The coin shows a cow standing right, her head turned back tenderly to her calf. On the reverse, proud cockrel standing right; KAΡΥΣΤΙΩΝ to left. A wonderful example of Greek reverence for the domestic animals they depended upon.

Karystos was an ancient city-state on the island of Euboea. In the Iliad, Homer says that it is controlled by the Abantes, an ancient Ionian tribe. Karystos is also mentioned in the Linear B tablets as “ka-ru-to.”

art-of-swords:

Mamluk Knife with Decorated Scabbard

  • Dated: 14th - 16th century 
  • Measurements: overall length 21.5 cm; blade length 11 cm

The blade is made of watered steel decorated with three embedded coral beads and the inscription "The time of the reign of Sultan Malik Zahir". On the reverse of the blade reads, "Fly high, bird of distress and revenge, your rigor and fairness affirm human fate".

The knife has a square tapered handle of blue glass. The ivory scabbard is richly inlaid with mother of pearl, brass and stones, representing the heavens, with gilt silver fittings with garnets and turquoise.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Galerie Arcimboldo

thesultrysouth:

Flatside Pinnacle by cormack13 on Flickr.
kellyandnaya:

She looks so perfect.

kellyandnaya:

She looks so perfect.

Saga Cover Gallery (#1-20) by Fiona Staples