Emme has made it her mission to help others feel comfortable in
their own skins. She offers tips in "Life's Little Emergencies:
Everyday Rescue for Beauty, Fashion, Relationships, and Life,"
published by St. Martin's Press.
Visitors look at some of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado's
photographs in his exhibition at the Barbican Gallery in London.
"Exodus,"' a collection of 350 black-and-white photographs,
explores the phenomenon of mass migration at the end of the 20th
century and is the first major showing of Salgado's work in Britain
in 10 years.
This "Costume for an Adolescent," from "Scheherazade," shown in
this undated photo, is among the items in "Art of the Ballets
Russes," an exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art through May 4.
Artifacts are displayed in the Basel, Switzerland Antiquities
Museum. The show "7,000 years of Persian Art" comprises chiefly
loans from the Iranian National Museum in Tehran.
A man is silhouetted against a scene from the movie "The Jazz
Singer" in New York's Jewish Museum. The film is part of a new
exhibition devoted to Jewish actors and pioneers in the movie
industry, running through Sept. 14 at the museum.
A visitor walks through the Beauford Delaney retrospective exhibit
at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts on Harvard University's
campus in Cambridge, Mass. A portrait of singer Marian Anderson,
left, among 29 Delaney paintings on view at the center through May
4, demonstrates the artist's love for the color yellow.
Laurie fitzgerald's first book, "Nuworld," was published in January
and is the first in a six-book romance/science fiction series.
Fitzgerald published the books under the pen name Lorie O'Clare.
Author Louise Erdrich poses in Birchbark Books, the bookstore she
owns in south Minneapolis. Erdrich explores her European roots in
her newest book, "The Master Butchers Singing Club."
Lawrence metalsmith Jim Connelly has created a pendant from silver
and gold with a lapis stone that will be sold at this year's
Lawrence Art Auction at the Lawrence Arts Center. Connelly, who
owns Silver works and More, 715 Mass., was chosen as the featured
artist for the auction, which will be held April 12.
Lawrence artist Lora Jost created a piece of art advocating peace
and printed the image onto postcards. The art was inspired by a
moment shared with her 11-month-old son, Nicholai.
Lawrence artist Dawn Stender works on a papier-mÃ¢che skull in an
east Lawrence art space decorated with anti-war paintings. She and
other community artists are creating art to voice their opposition
to war. Stender was part of a group working to create anti-war
artwork Tuesday at David Loewenstein's studio, 411 E. Ninth St.
Below are examples of handbills being circulated by a Lawrence
artist who opposes war.
This forged-iron anchor was made with chamfered edges. The
16-1/2-inch, 19th-century anchor was used on a small boat. It sold
for $250 at Anne Serra Antiques, Cuba, N.Y.
HANNIBAL, A St. BERNARD, stretches while listening as Tori Wendig,
7, practices her reading skills at Dielber School in Perkasie, Pa.
Hannibal is one of the licensed "therapy dogs" who comes to the
school and some libraries in northern suburbs of Philadelphia to
help children read with more confidence through a program called
Paws With Patience.
Mary Valentis, a University at Albany English professor, left, and
Capital Repertory Theater artistic director Maggie
Mancinelli-Cahill pose at the theater in Albany, N.Y. The two are
working on The Technology Play Project, which updates an ancient
dramatic form by staging plays through contemporary devices like
Orlando's Drew Gooden, center, shoots between New Orleans' Jamaal
Magloire, left, and P.J. Brown for two of his nine points. Gooden
grabbed 11 rebounds in the Magic's 96-86 victory Saturday night in
Kansas City shortstop Angel Berroa takes a ball to the face on a
hit by Texas' Mike Lamb. The Royals beat the Rangers, 12-4,
Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.
Bonhomme, the King of the Carnaval de Quebec, is featured on
souvenirs. The family-oriented festival promotes a mix of history,
tradition, folklore and novelty.
The International Snow Sculptures Competition is one of the most
popular activities during Quebec's winter carnival. This snow
sculpture was on display at this year's Carnaval de Quebec.
Texas' Heather Schreiber, left, Annissa Hastings (43) and Jamie
Carey, right, celebrate their Big 12 Conference tournament title.
The fifth-ranked Longhorns held off No. 8 Texas Tech, 67-57, in the
championship game Saturday night in Dallas.
Yager's collection includes an assortment of hand tools, some used
for clockmaking, and a 4-pound brass mallet, pictured here on his
Arthur L. Yager, 86, uses an English saw, at least 100 years old,
to cut a board in the workshop of his Fresno, Calif., home. Yager,
a lifelong carpenter, has a collection of old and antique tools he
uses for woodworking.
Pittsburgh's Julius Page shows off his Most Valuable Player trophy
after Pittsburgh won the Big East Conference championship. Page
scored 16 points in Saturday's 74-56 victory over Connecticut at
Madison Square Garden in New York.
A group of people dressed as butterflies skates down the street in
New York en route to promote MSN.com. As growth slows for
Microsoft's main products, the Redmond, Wash., software company has
been aggressively expanding into new realms, investing billions in
everything from offering Internet access service to selling
videogame consoles. It's even loaning small businesses money to buy
Cyclist Steve Tilforel of the Bike Source team leads a pack of
riders. Tilforel raced Saturday at the 8th annual Spring Fling
Criterium cycling series at Clinton Lake.
Nearly 500,000 people follow the funeral procession of assassinated
Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic Saturday in Belgrade, Serbia.
Lenexa and Olathe fire department members examine damage to a
jackknifed truck that spilled diesel fuel across Interstate 35.
Kristina Watson teaches a combined fourth- and fifth-grade class at
Rural Center Elementary, south of Abilene. With school funding
getting squeezed ever tighter, the future of tiny schools like the
39-student Rural Center remains uncertain.
Kansas University senior Imad Uddin, from Overland Park, explains
his undergraduate research project to a group of passers-by. Uddin,
a psychology student, presented his findings about visual attention
as it relates to spacial and distance variables during the sixth
annual Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month at the
Amy Coody, a forensic scientist with the KBI, also uses the
Integrated Ballistic Information System. The system, shown at
right, includes a microscope that photographs the impression left
by a firearm on the primer of a bullet. The photograph is
transferred to a computer for inspection and then cataloged into a
Spent shell casings found at crime scenes are now cataloged by
Kansas Bureau of Investigation officials into a national database.
As chief of firearms and tool marks for the Kansas Bureau of
Investigation in Topeka, Thomas L.G. Price's job of matching guns
with bullets found at crime scenes is now easier and more accurate,
thanks to a new system called IBIS, or Integrated Ballistic
Information System. The system matches photographs of the spent
cartridges left at a crime scene to cartridges found at other crime
scenes and also can trace the firearm that shot the cartridge.
Price is pictured on Wednesday at the KBI office in Topeka.
Antiwar protesters gather near the Washington Monument. Marchers
around the world rallied Saturday against a U.S.-led war on Iraq.
Escorted by sheriff's deputies, actor Robert Blake talks with
reporters after being released from jail in downtown Los Angeles.
Blake posted $1.5 million bail and was freed Friday to await trial
on charges of killing his wife.
Former Lawrence mayors Erv Hodges, left, and Bob Walters announce
formation of the Truth for a Better Lawrence committee in support
of commission candidates Lee Gerhard, Greg DiVilbiss and Lynn
In an effort to teach residents and city workers how to spot 'lab
trash' from makers of methamphetamine, authorities use this poster,
which lists items commonly found at a dump site.
Franklin County Sheriff's deputies demonstrate a cleanup of waste
from a methamphetamine lab discarded in a rural area. Items dumped
by a manufacturer of the illegal drug might include propane tanks,
coffee filters, coolers, lithium batteries and aluminum foil. Jeff
Curry, a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department,
calls such an area "the equivalent of a small toxic waste site."
KU fans cheer as the Crimson girls and Pep band entertain during a
KU pep rally at VictoryFest in the West End in Dallas TX before
KU's tipoff against MU.
Kansas University fans, from left, Chris Hurding, Wichita, and
Barbara and Lee Curtis, Lenexa, whoop it up at a pep rally at the
VictoryFest in the West End in Dallas. Saturday's KU-Missouri game,
however, was a 68-63 loss for the Jayhawks.
Melissa Sears reads with Josh Denton during her fourth-grade class
at Broken Arrow School. Sears' class has 16 students, which the
district considers an ideal size.
Melissa Sears and her class of fourth-graders talk about recent
events in each of their lives before breaking into work centers for
the morning. Sears' class at Broken Arrow School has 16 students,
which the Lawrence school district considers an ideal size. At
least one district official says the size is possible districtwide
with the passage of the bond issue.
Oregon's Luke Ridnour celebrates after the Ducks locked an
automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Pacific 10
tournament. Oregon beat Southern Cal, 74-66, Saturday in Los
Texas Tech coach Bob Knight argues a call in the game against
Oklahoma. The Red Raiders lost to the sixth-ranked Sooners, 67-60,
in overtime Saturday at the Big 12 Conference tournament in Dallas.
Missouri's Arthur Johnson (50) holds off Kansas University's Kirk
Hinrich in the Tigers' 68-63 victory. The Tigers snapped a
five-game losing streak to their Border War rival with the win
Saturday in Dallas.