Image: Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Today’s top book news item:
In a book out Tuesday, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens proposes six amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including measures aimed at preventing gerrymandering (that is, redrawing district lines for political advantage), abolishing the death penalty and allowing limits on the amount of money that political candidates and their supporters can spend on campaigns. Other amendments would promote stricter gun control and abolish states’ sovereign immunity.
The 94-year-old Stevens writes in the preface to his book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, that of his proposals, “the first four would nullify judge-made rules, the fifth would expedite the demise of the death penalty, and the sixth would confine the coverage of the Second Amendment to the area intended by its authors.” He added that he is confident “ultimately each will be adopted.”
Citipati, Lord of the Cemetery, is a Tibetan Buddhist figure which loosely represents intertwined male and female skeletons. These two androgynous figures which together form Citipati are considered to be guardians of cemeteries and are honored by semiannual ritualistic dances. As Citipati is comprised of the two halves of the human body, man and woman, the figure is also said to symbolize the counterparts of the human life cyle, birth and Death.
Photographer Mattias Klum from National Geographic gets close and personal with a lion.
"and all of a sudden you feel very small" damn right
Dozens Arrested Protesting #FIFA’s World Cup, Police Brutality Continues Despite Rising Death Toll
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This blog has used images from these sources: Apoio à Ocupação da Prefeitura #telerjresiste, Coletivo Carranca, Caos na Saúde Pública, Black Bloc RJ, Olhar Independente, Assembleia do Largo, Organização Anarquista Terra e Liberdade OATL, Coletivo Vinhetando, BlackBlocSPFaseII, Contra Copa 2014, Ninja, De Olho Na Rua – Mídia Independente, Pedro Prado as well as photos taken by other individual witnesses to events.