cast of Jawbreaker. “This was taken at a shoot that was held to do all the ‘best friends forever’ photos that adorn Liz’s bedroom!” says Stein. “This was before we cut Julie Benz’s hair into a bob for the movie.” (Courtesy of Darren Stein)
Apollo and Daphne Jakob Auer (ca. 1645 - 1706) Vienna, before 1688 Ivory
In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the nymph Daphne, who eluded the desires of the sun god Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree (Greek daphne, laurel). The two-figure group depicts the beginning of this transformation. In travel reports from the Baroque period, this virtuoso piece of carving was already considered a major work of the Viennese imperial treasury.
One time in sixth grade I was being bullied really badly, and this whole circle of people gathered around me and the girl that was bullying me, and she smirked and went ‘You dumb rich bitch.’ And everyone was like OOOOOOH and I stood there for a second before pulling 20 dollars out of my wallet, placed it in her hand, and said “Buy some better insults.” And I swear the entire lunchroom rioted.