Mexico’s Disappeared: Uncovering The Secrets Of Mexico’s New Dirty War

Mexico Disappeared Mural

The Spanish messages on this mural read from the left “Those who die for life, cannot be called dead,” “I do not fear state repression, I fear the silence of the people,” and “Justice.” Source: ABC News

With its white sand beaches, bronzed dancers and succulent agave, the Mexico of travel advertisements is hardly the Mexico that a number of its citizens experience daily amid the country’s new dirty war. Across Mexico, thousands of people have gone missing with families left seeking answers and bodies.

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Snowboarders Tear Through The Japanese Mountainside

Watch as these snowboarders test out their new equipment on the peaks of Japan’s Hokkaido mountains.

North Brother Island Is New York’s Best Kept Secret

Christopher Payne North Brother Island

Source: Smithsonian

As with many forgotten places, few people—even New York locals—know that North Brother Island exists. While the island was once home to the famed Typhoid Mary, it has since been overtaken by Mother Nature’s gentle yet unyielding hand. A dot on the East River that’s nestled between Bronx and Rikers Island, North Brother Island is now like the world’s other abandoned locales: overrun with lush trees, ivy and tall grasses, a mere shadow of its former self.

New York From Brother Islands

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Abandoned Island New York City

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17 Oscar De La Renta Quotes On Fashion And Femininity

Portrait of Oscar de la Renta

Source: AD

After a decades-long career as one of fashion’s most talented designers, Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82. While Dominican-born de la Renta is best known for his gorgeous runway and wedding dress designs, he was also known as a warm, compassionate and generous individual, and as a good friend to many.

During his life, Oscar de la Renta dressed the world’s most powerful and beautiful women, from Jacqueline Kennedy to Jennifer Lawrence to Michelle Obama and so many more. Here are 17 Oscar de la Renta quotes that offer a glimpse into his views on fashion, femininity, style and life.

Oscar de la Renta Quotes

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta on Women

Oprah and Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Quotes About Women

Famous Oscar de la Renta Quotes

Oscar de la Renta on Fashion

Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dresses

Oscar de la Renta's Creative Process