Working with entomologists around the globe, the French street artist known as Mantra(previously) transforms brick facades and concrete walls into massive studies of local butterfly specimens. With framed outer edges that mimic a wooden box, the trompe l’oeil murals render the winged insects in detail, depicting their richly hued scales and delicate antennae. Each artwork features species native to the area, making it possible that a live specimen might flutter by its enormous counterpart.
Dr. Ming Lin spoke out about Covid safety and was fired. A doctor working for corporations must check his medical ethics at the door.
How the Soviets accidently discovered the ‘Gates of Hell’ BBC video of the most amazing sites I’ve ever visited.
Iron Curtain still separates Russia and the EUVineyard of the Saker non-paywalled version of Pepe Escobar’s latest.