Met Member Spotlight!: Who is Esteban?

Esteban has been with theMET for quite some time now and to this day we still don’t know who exactly this mysterious man might be. As the big mama here, I can piece together a few things. We know he has a taste for the finer things in life (take a look at that steak!), he’s actually stayed at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, and he grooves to songs like Timmy T’s One More Try, Radiohead and Jackson 5. Yes, the man is still a mystery. What I do know is that Esteban (if that’s his real name) is a financial adviser during the day and a hidden food blogger at night. His blog, titled Rhyme and Raisin, will give you a sneak peek into this man’s life. His pictures will make you salivate and his witty humor will make you laugh. I love how he brings in funny little anecdotes either about his life or some current pop culture moment into his writing. Make sure to check it out. For all that I do know about you, Esteban, you are one cool cat. Thanks for gracing us with your wit and charm. The Met is a richer, if not more mysteriously cool, place with you here. Oh yes…and if you happen to be Brad Pitt, say hello to Angelina and the kids for us!


January 18, 2017

Animal-Friendly Vegan Tattoos Celebrate Nature with Delicately Inked Illustrations

Body art professionals, like Anna Sica, are turning to animal-free inks to create beautiful vegan tattoos. If you’re vegan, you know that when it comes to animal-friendliness, not all commodities are created equally. While assuring the absence of animal products in things like food, cosmetics, and clothing is standard practice for seasoned vegans, many are unaware that body art requires research, too. To make pigments pop, many tattoo inks include bone char, gelatin, and shellac, each of which is derived from various animals.

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January 17, 2017

Zebra Shark Living in Isolation for 4 Years Gives Birth Without a Male Partner

It started like a typical love story. Two zebra sharks, living happily together for 12 years and producing 24 pups. Then, circumstance ripped them apart, leaving the female in her own, isolated tank. But here’s where the story takes a twist. After living alone since 2012, Leonie the female zebra shark give birth to three pups in early 2016. Just how was this possible?

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