In 2010, photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher published a book of remarkable images that captured the honeybee in an entirely new light. By using powerful scanning electron microscopes, she magnified a bee’s microscopic structures by hundreds or even thousands of times in size, revealing startling, abstract forms that are far too small to see with the naked eye.
Now, as part of a new project called “Topography of Tears,” she’s using microscopes to give us an unexpected view of another familiar subject: dried human tears.
Trivia: This 1964 release was not actually The Beatles’ American debut, but it was their first release on Capitol Records 1.
“Oh please, say to me
You’ll let me be your man
And please, say to me
You’ll let me hold your hand”
— I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Beatles
This early period of The Beatles was their pop phase, with dozens of up-tempo tracks that even non-Beatles fans recognize and have heard countless times on “Oldies” radio stations across the country in the back seat of their parent’s car. It wasn’t until the UK release of Help that the sound of The Beatles began to change; most notably 2 with Paul McCartney’s song Yesterday.
The following video contains a moment with a fan holding a sign with “THE BEATLES ARE GEAR” written on it, which was Mod slang for “very cool” or “in style”. (The sign is at the 24-25 second mark)
The first Beatles record distributed in the United States was actually Introducing… The Beatles on Vee-Jay Records of Chicago. It was released ten days before Meet the Beatles. ↩
See also — One of my favorite scenes in a film that this song always reminds me of; Lux Lisbon’s ((Kirstin Dundst)) secret visit to Trip Fontaine’s ((Josh Hartnett)) car for a frantic make-out session in Sofia Coppola’s film adaptation of The Virgin Suicides:
Today, Germany is filled with memorials and institutions dealing with aspects of the Holocaust, including Daniel Liebeskind’s Jewish Museum and Berlin’s central Holocaust memorial. But Stih and Schnock’s in-your-face signs about Nazi policies, integrated into the present-day life of a residential Berlin neighborhood, remain one of the most visceral and unsettling. I recently walked through the Bavarian Quarter—which is part of Berlin’s Schöneberg district—with the artists to discuss their work and its legacy.
— Ian Johnson, New York Review of Books