Every culture handles life differently. In Bizarre World, journey across the globe to understand how various cultures approach everything from grief, beauty standards, food, parenting, death, stress management, happiness, and more. There’s so much to discover about the people around us and the beliefs they hold. Let Bizarre World be your armchair guide to a different way of life with quick facts.
Ubuntu is a Xhosa word originating from a South African philosophy that encapsulates all our aspirations about how to live life well, together. It is the belief in a universal human bond: I am only because you are. And it means that if you are able to see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth. By embracing the philosophy of ubuntu and living it out in daily life it’s possible to overcome division and be stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges, not walls.
Ons Klyntji is die eerste en oudste Afrikaanse tydskrif, gestig in die jaar 1896. Dit was ’n anti-apartheid zine in die 1990’s. Die gedrukte zine verskyn steeds elke jaar. Klyntji.com, afstammeling van die oorspronklike tydskrif, bestaan van 2014 af. Ons is ’n onafhanklike webjoernaal wat fokus op diverse en progressiewe kuns en kultuur.
Michael Poliza: The World
Michael Poliza is more than a seasoned globetrotter who has traveled through almost 170 countries.In this new limited edition, The World, Poliza opens his digital treasure chest to reveal previously unpublished images from all seven continents. No matter how different the regions he explores, the photographer always captures extraordinary images, instilling both the beauty of our planet and an urgent need to protect the natural world.
A Word for Every Day of the Year
A Word for Every Day of the Year is a fascinating collection of 366 words and their definitions, perfect for anyone who loves the richness of the English language, its diversity and wants to expand their vocabulary. Each day offers a rare and remarkable word with its history and definition and occasionally a challenge to include it in our lives.
Paul Nicklen: Born to Ice
SeaLegacy co-founder, National Geographic photographer, acclaimed ocean conservationist, and TED Talks favorite, Paul Nicklen traces his extraordinary love affair with the polar regions in his most recent book, Born to Ice. His powerful images of iconic arctic and antarctic wildlife and scenery, coupled with his inspiring photographic storytelling, blends ethereal beauty of the icy landscape with a compelling call to action.
Word Nerd offers a delightful smorgasbord of etymological facts and fancies, including ten phrases “invented” by William Shakespeare; words for things you didn’t know there were words for (the “lunula” is “the crescent-shaped, whitish area at the base of your fingernail”); and the choice cocktail-party conversation starter that, before it was a tragic nursery rhyme figure, “Humpty Dumpty” was a drink made of ale and brandy.
How to Not Get Eaten by Ewoks
The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. From ruthless bounty hunters, ferocious beasts, and extreme weather, to hostile landscapes, social minefields, and backstabbing allies-perils and hazards are never far away! Survival means keeping your wits about you. This fun, practical Star Wars book will teach you how to recognise threats and learn what to do to stay alive in a galaxy far, far away.
If the nuts and bolts of punctuation and split infinitives make your heart go pitter-patter, you’ll love Grammar Geek, a fascinating foray into the tricky rules of English grammar that includes “ten reasons to use an apostrophe,” an explanation of the distinction between “e.g.” and “i.e.,” and a definition of the conversational convention “whimperative.”
The Man in the Red Coat
In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days’ shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner with an Italian name, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent’s greatest portraits. The commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker. The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque and a life of a man ahead of his time. Witty, surprising and deeply researched, the new book from Julian Barnes illuminates the fruitful and longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France, and makes a compelling case for keeping that exchange alive.
Fashion: A Definitive Visual Guide
Learn about the evolution of costume and dress in this lavishly illustrated guide. From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary houses of Chanel and Dior, to today’s catwalk sensations, this gorgeous, carefully curated collection shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they lived.
Confuse and amuse your friends and family with these absurd-yet-realistic advertisements, announcements, and holiday cards. There’s a postcard for almost any occasion, from baby showers to retirement parties, that will make your loved ones scratch their head before exploding with laughter. Though the scenarios are fake, the photos are absolutely real—straight from the Awkward Family Photos stockpile. Just add a stamp to send them, display them proudly in your home, or sneak them onto someone’s wall for a guaranteed grin. These prank postcardsare so ridiculous they’re hilarious.