Most of the women on this list lived during times when they were not expected to excel but to know their place in society.
At the turn of the last century women in the western world were finding a voice, both collectively and individually as this wonderful picture from a much longer feature in World in Sport shows.
If you are in a reflective mood today then I suspect you will enjoy this. To The Seas, created by Francesco Paciocco is a meditation on human nature to explore the wild and be free, showing the majesty of the open seas.
It always staggers me when an individual comes up with something like Fathom, especially given the millions often invested in animated movies by large corporations.
If you are visiting India as a tourist then the likelihood is that at some point during your stay you will find yourself at the Taj Mahal. This glorious white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh remains one of the country’s sites that simply should not be missed. Yet in this vast subcontinent there are hundreds of other places that could crown a visit for one reason or another. They may be less well known than the mausoleum built by Shah Jahan but they linger in the minds and hearts of all who visit them.
Sometimes a film can say in three minutes what others struggle to say in two hours. A Thousand Words is one of those: reminiscing over old photographs, a terminally ill husband and his wife struggle with taking what could be their last photograph together.
A bailiff visits the apartment of an old man who collects memories that people do not want. As he takes his inventory of objects to be seized he discovers a giant attic which contains more than he had bargained for. If you love a good ghost story then I don’t think you will be disappointed by this
If you have ever been dumped, you will get this. Floyd, our hero, has saved up his hard earned cash for an engagement ring only to be rejected.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce a new sibling site for Kuriositas. Soundtracks to My Life aims to enable people to tell the story of songs or albums which have had an impact on their lives.
The BBC series The Musketeers got off to a shaky start, review wise, but audiences and critics alike have warmed to the show as it has got properly underway.
Silent is an animated short film created by Academy Award winning Moonbot Studios. It celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic.
I am not even going to wonder how this is done, just bask in the beauty of it all. If you are one of our regular readers then you will know that we like timelapses at Kuriositas. However, this one is different – very different. Vyacheslav Ivanov has captured the formation of snow crystals. Again
Door-mats are not particularly valued– we have even adopted the noun as a metaphor to describe people who allow themselves to be used by others. Yet these vital but unsung heroes of a clean house should be more of an everyday treasure than they are. A few well-chosen words (or symbols) can make all the difference.
Possibly not what you might want jumping out at you when you are on an ocean dive! This is the wolf eel – it can grow to eight feet long and has teeth that can easily crush human bone.
Imagine a world where all the wind up robots of your childhood suddenly came to supersize life.
While many teenagers continue to be bullied at high school there will be those who extend their support and sympathy – and ensure that they get the message across that it will get better. Yet what about those people for whom high school is the apogee of their lives?
Many writers choose to self-publish these days and although CD Hermelin is no exception he has taken it to a certain extreme. He sits in public spaces with an old typewriter and waits for people to approach him, writing any stories for them that take their fancy. It’s an unusual career path but on
Award winning French animator Jeremy Clapin’s newest project to be released for our viewing disconcertion is Palmipedarium. Set in the countryside the film focuses on a young boy and his strange new companion. Discombobulating, atmospheric and drifting in that space between reality and imagination
The Polish capital, Warsaw, here gets the timelapse treatment, with something of a difference. Film-maker Maciej Margas gets up high in the city and shoots his film from buildings such as Cosmopolitan, Złota 44, Marriott, Millennium Plaza, Rondo 1, and the tower of the Saint Augustine's Church. Th
There comes a time in any relationship when something akin to this occurs – and after that you could maintain that metaphorically at least, the honeymoon is over. Written and directed by Gary Allen this speaks volumes without using any words. It is almost a contemporary reading of the incredibly verbose The Lady's Dressing Room by Jonathan Swift.