Ultra Violet
French actor
Ultra Violet
Isabelle Collin Dufresne is a French-American artist, author, and former colleague and superstar of Andy Warhol. Earlier in her career, she worked for and studied with surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. She lives and works in New York City, and also has a studio in Nice, France.
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Here Are Some Pro-Woman Groups You Can Support Right Now
Huffington Post - 3 months
After a campaign season marred by unrelenting misogyny, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become this country’s president-elect, and many women are reeling. We’re grieving. We’re taking stock of how we got here. We’re getting IUDs. As Clinton said in her concession speech on Wednesday, these results are painful for a lot of people, and they will be for a long time. Mercifully, this country has long had organizations that fight, every day, to empower women and keep them safe. And while it is, of course, OK to simply be still and feel whatever it is you’re feeling, there are things you can do right now if you feel like you’re crawling out of your skin. Perhaps consider this list (by no means exhaustive) of pro-women, pro-girls groups that can always use support: American Civil Liberties Union fights to support reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, voting rights and free speech (to name a few). Take action. Make a gift. Black Women’s Blueprint fights sexual ...
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Inside Tibet: Our Journey to The Rooftop of The World
Huffington Post - 4 months
Tibet is a place, tucked high up on the northern side of the Himalayas shrouded in mystery. Few people I know have travelled to Tibet and few are familiar with its rocky, rugged mountain-scape, vibrant city landmarks and peaceful and relaxed culture.  Only open to tourists since 1986, people are clambering for an insight into this faraway land, which while it has been at the centre of a territory dispute for decades is still largely unknown territory.  The journey for us, was an incredible, once in a lifetime experience at the place they call "The rooftop of the world." First, a few quick facts: 90 per cent of people in Tibet are ethnic Tibetan Buddhists. They have roamed this harsh and unique part of the earth for some 21,000 years. Tibet is on the Tibetan Plateau, the highest region on earth and spans over 1,200,000 square kilometres! Comparably its population is small. Just over 3-million. Lhasa is the capital and stands at 3,610 metres above sea level. (That ...
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11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now
Yahoo News - 5 months
Happy iPhone launch day, Apple fans! You've waiting long enough and now your precious new iPhone is finally here. We told you how to survive iPhone 7 release day and maybe even find that iPhone 7 Plus you want without needing a preorder . We showed you photos, videos and even poetry from iPhone launch day . Now, it's time to show you a handful of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that'll help you fill up all that new storage space. MUST SEE:  10 best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases we’ve found so far These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, yo ...
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Immigrants to America, Alfred Nobel, Mark Zuckerberg and the 2015 Nobel Prizes
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are the most recent examples of mega-philanthropy on the part of extremely successful entrepreneurs. Though the lasting impact of their acts of generosity is uncertain, if the legacy of Alfred Nobel is any indication, then that impact may be transformational. Nobel left his fortune to endow "prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind." Since the first awards in 1901, when the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Rӧntgen for development of x-ray technology, Nobel Prize Laureates continue to make a lasting contribution to humanity. Between 1901 and 2015 the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 573 times to a total of 874 individuals and 26 organizations. The achievements the Prizes have rewarded, and the accomplishments they have motivated, are legion. Scientists, writers and peacemakers from the United States have played a key part in ...
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Save the Vaquitas
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The world's most critically endangered marine mammal -- a small porpoise called the vaquita -- is finally getting the attention it so desperately needs to survive. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has embarked on a crucial mission, Operation Milagro, aboard the RV Martin Sheen to save the vaquitas. "I am very excited to be returning to the Gulf of California with my crew to defend the precious and petite vaquita porpoise from becoming extinct," said Campaign Leader Captain Oona Layolle. "We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting," Jacques Yves Cousteau. Photo credit: Vaquita.tv This splendid looking porpoise only resides in the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez) between Baja, California, Mexico and the Mexican mainland -- a biological jewel as deemed by its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It's home to many species of cetaceans including f ...
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Sunscreen Salvation
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The bad news is that a chemical used in a broad array of sunscreen products is fatally damaging coral reefs, arguably the most biologically productive ecosystems on the planet. The good news is there are readily available alternatives that with sufficient cooperation from manufacturers and consumers could diminish the sunscreen damage virtually overnight. Toxic sunscreen residues washing off swimmers are hardly the only causative factors ravaging coral reefs around the world. Nevertheless, recent research has incriminated oxybenzone, an active synthetic chemical ingredient used in many popular lotions to filter out the sun's ultra-violet rays. It is contained in more than 3500 sunscreen products, dominating over half the market and wreaks havoc even in minute concentrations (as low as two parts per trillion). Dr. Craig Downs of the Haereticus Environmental Laboratories in Clifford, Va. is the lead author of the recent study incriminating oxybenzone. He found that this synthet ...
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Germfalcon robot will help airlines win the battle against the superbugs  
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Arthur and Mo Kreitenberg, from Los Angeles have created a a robot, called the Germfalcon which uses ultra violet light to kill bacteria throughout aeroplane cabins.
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Invisible – but traceable – substance sprayed on thief as he stole laptop from car - Metro
Google News - over 3 years
Metro Invisible – but traceable – substance sprayed on thief as he stole laptop from car Metro A man was found unequivocally guilty of theft after a shower of traceable liquid that had been rigged in a vehicle rained down on him, marking him as the perpetrator. Yafet Askale, 28, had no idea that the car he broke into was fitted with a SmartWater sprinkler ... Thief caught out by ultra violet sprayHerald Sun Caught green-handed: How a man who stole from a car was caught by ...Daily Mail Car thief sprayed with invisible dye in police trapTelegraph.co.uk Sky News -Reuters UK all 39 news articles »
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Obama: Larry Summers Would Make Excellent Fed Chair
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against rumors that his former economic adviser Larry Summers has "the inside track" among potential nominees to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve. When asked by Major Garrett, a reporter for National Journal and CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent, whether Summers indeed had "the inside track," Obama said that both Summers and another top choice, Janet Yellen, were excellent candidates who would make superb leaders at the Fed. Yellen, who is currently vice chairman of the Fed, has been endorsed by several Senate Democrats and a majority of House Democratic women. "I have a range of outstanding candidates -- you've mentioned two of them, Mr. Summers and Mr. Yellen," Obama said, before quickly correcting himself on Yellen's gender. "Uh, Ms. Yellen." While Obama's slip of the tongue is not likely to be viewed as evidence of any hostility toward women held by the president, it was an ...
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Online Petition Demands GOP PAC Pull 'Slap Hillary' Game
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Anti-violence advocates are coming out against a game promoted by a Republican super PAC that allows users to virtually ‘slap’ Hillary Clinton. The Hillary Project -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy committee –- resurrected the old game this week to help bolster its mission to stop the former secretary of state from running for president. But advocates say that no matter the group’s views, encouraging violence against women is wrong and they’re campaigning to have it taken down. “Violence against women is not a joke,” Ultra Violet, a group that aims to fight sexism and expand women's rights, wrote on its petition to have the game removed. “It's disgusting, it's outrageous and -- regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum -- it has no place in our politics.” The game in question allows the user to control when Clinton speaks and to virtually hit her across the face when they see fit. Another game posted to the site allows players to force Clinton to ...
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In Asia, ancient writing collides with the digital age
Fox News - over 3 years
As a schoolboy, Akihiro Matsumura spent hundreds of hours learning the intricate Chinese characters that make up a part of written Japanese. Now, the graduate student can rely on his smartphone, tablet and laptop to remember them for him. "Sometimes I don't even bother to take notes in seminars. I just take out my tablet to shoot pictures of what instructors write on blackboards," he told AFP. Like millions of people across East Asia, 23-year-old Matsumura is forgetting the pictographs and ideographs that have been used in Japan and greater China for centuries. While some bemoan what they see as the loss of history and culture, others say the shift frees up brainpower for more useful things, like foreign languages, and even improves writing as a whole. Naoko Matsumoto, a professor of law who heads international legal studies at the prestigious Sophia University near Tokyo, said the students in her classes now write more fluently than their predecessors. "I'm in my 40s and compared ...
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Barbara Schroeder: "Mexican Spitfire" Mystery Solved After 7 Decades!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Beautiful actress Lupe Velez, the Sofia Vergara of her day, was famous for not only her passionate acting and love life (plenty of paramours and a marriage to "Tarzan" aka Johnny Weismuller, pictured above with Lupe) but also for a devastating tragedy and urban myth: that she died with her head in a toilet after committing suicide once she found out she was pregnant by a new lover who "didn't want to marry her." It appears the tempestuous Lupe preferred death over unwed motherhood, and the actress carefully scripted the last moments of life. Her plan? Dress in a beautiful gown trimmed with flowers, lie down on her silk-covered movie star bed, overdose on Seconal sleeping pills and drift off to death. But the scene didn't play out like the 36-year-old fiery bombshell intended, and gossip vultures descended. Word leaked out that the lifeless Lupe wasn't found sleeping peacefully on her bed, and rumors began to swirl, reaching an ugly crescendo in the underground best-sell ...
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Study Finds Some Melanoma Survivors Are Not Taking Sun Protection Steps - OzarksFirst.com
Google News - almost 4 years
Houston Chronicle Study Finds Some Melanoma Survivors Are Not Taking Sun Protection Steps OzarksFirst.com Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, usually caused by exposure to ultra-violet rays. And even though more people are living after a melanoma diagnosis, they have to be careful, especially when it comes to being out in the sun. Now a new study ... Many skin cancer survivors ignore sun safety adviceUSA TODAY More Than a Quarter of Melanoma Survivors Skip Sunscreen, Study FindsU.S. News & World Report Even after melanoma, some people keep on using tanning bedsLos Angeles Times MedPage Today -New York Daily News -Fox News all 27 news articles »
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Samir Ibrahim: White Roofs, Green Myth?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
White, or reflective, roofs have been in use for the past 15 years. Commonly referred to as "cool roofing," it has received a stamp of approval from the state of California, which has adopted its use in its building codes. It has become a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard of the U.S. Green Building Council, and has been mandated by government officials in Chicago, New York, Seattle and Philadelphia. There is just one problem: The popularity of white reflective roofing, especially in colder climates, is based on sloppy science and good marketing. From LEED, the Cool Roof Rating Council and ENERGY STAR program, all the way up to the U.S. Department of Energy, there is widespread belief that white reflective roofing systems, even on buildings in northern cities like New York and Chicago, are more efficient and more cost-effective than dark roofing, and that these systems also reduce global warming and the "heat island effect," in which dark-color ...
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Dr. Reese Halter: Stop Slaughtering Rhinos
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Last April (2012) at the UK premier of Disneynature's African Cats, Prince William gave a passionate speech on stopping poachers from slaughtering big game animals. Sadly, since then 'The War Against Nature' has raged on with no end of bloodshed in sight. Fifty years ago there were 200,000 lions living in Africa -- today there's only 15,000 left and their habitat has greatly diminished. It's desperate in some West African countries like Nigeria with only 34 lions left; there are 40 left in Senegal; and Cameroon has less than 110 beasts remaining. On January 5, 2013, poachers killed 11 elephants in the largest single mass murder on record in Kenya. Ten days later two tons of ivory with a street value of $1.2 million was confiscated on the wharf in Mombasa, Kenya. It was the biggest single seizure of ivory. The ivory, it turns out, originated from Rwanda and Tanzania, the container destined for Indonesia was declared as containing decorative stones. The plight of the wo ...
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Gimme shelter and light therapy at Swedish bus stops
Reuters.com - about 4 years
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Commuters in the northern Swedish town of Umea are being treated to ultra-violet light therapy as the long, dark winter for which the Nordic state is renowned draws in.
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 75
    She created a series of works of art as her personal tribute to September 11, which were displayed in the exhibit "Memorial IX XI" at Queens Community College, opening on Friday, September 9, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details For the last 15 years Ultra Violet has been a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 2007
    Age 71
    In 2007 she gave a retrospective lecture at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1990
    Age 54
    Afterwards, she returned to France; in 1990 she opened a studio in Nice and wrote a book detailing her own ideas about art, “L'Ultratique”.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 28
    She eventually came into contact with Andy Warhol and his Factory. In 1964 she selected the stage name Ultra Violet at Warhol's suggestion because it was her preferred fashion—her hair color at the time was often violet or lilac.
    More Details Hide Details She became one of many "superstars" in Warhol's Factory and played multiple roles in his films. Towards the late 1960s, she was "dethroned" in favor of Viva, a more recent discovery. In the mid 1970s, she published her autobiography, “Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol. This autobiography was edited extensively and partially translated from French to English by New York penthouse roommate Natalie Durkee. After a comprehensive review of the book in the New York Times, it was published worldwide.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 15
    Isabelle Collin Dufresne was brought up in a strictly religious family but rebelled at an early age. She was instructed at a Catholic school. In 1951 she left France to try her luck in New York.
    More Details Hide Details After a meeting with Salvador Dalí, she became his "muse” and pupil and then became an artist in her own right. In the 1960s, Dufresne began to follow the progressive American art scene including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Born
    Born on September 6, 1935.
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