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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN via Anthony Blackwood by 360 Magazine

Thirteen Covers for Amazing Spider-Man

This July, Zeb Wells and Ed McGuinness’ AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 marks 900 issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Just in time for Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will reach its 900th issue this July with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6. Current series writer Zeb Wells will team up with superstar artist Ed McGuiness to celebrate this incredible milestone with a giant-sized spectacular that promises to be one of the biggest showdowns in Spidey history. Bringing his iconic artwork to the series for the first time, McGuinness will depict a battle between Spider-Man and the all-new SINISTER ADAPTOID, a being equipped with the abilities of Spidey’s greatest foes. The landmark issue will come complete with variant covers by some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists and fans can see all 13 right now!

“There’s nothing I love more than a giant-size Spider-Man anniversary issue, and I’m pulling out all the–ah, what does it matter what I think. ED MCGUINNESS is drawing a super-sized Spider-story. Who isn’t going to check this out???” Wells said.

Be there when Wells and McGuinness pull out all the stops for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’s 900th issue on July 27! For more information, visit HERE.

Retailers, don’t forget to order your copies of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 by Monday, May 23!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6

  • Written by ZEB WELLS
  • Art by ED McGUINNESS
  • Virgin Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. – 75960620200300619
  • Wraparound Variant Cover by ED McGUINNESS – 75960620200300621
  • Virgin Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO – 75960620200300640
  • Variant Cover by BENGAL – 75960620200300616
  • Variant Cover by BEN SU – 75960620200300618
  • Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG – 75960620200300671
  • Variant Cover by MARIA WOLF – 75960620200300620

On Sale 7/27

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN via Anthony Blackwood by 360 Magazine
Cat Gif by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

Top Cat Breeds

Cats are an ideal low maintenance pet. On top of other benefits, their most alluring quality may be that they are lower maintenance and cost less than dogs, who need walking, training, grooming, and more toys and attention. Cats are also perfect for apartments and city living as they don’t make too much noise. If you’re ready to add a new furry feline to your family, then check out the 10 most popular cats to own now.

Ragdoll

With deep, penetrating eyes that are captivating and cause many people to fall in love, it is no surprise that Ragdoll cats are the most popular breed of feline in America. While most cats are known for being prissy, Ragdolls are very gentle pets that aren’t excitable, preferring to remain calm and affectionate, and are commonly compared to dogs for their loving devotion to their owners. They’ll even follow you around the house. One cool thing about these cats is that they start life pure white but will develop unique patterns and colors after a week or two.

Maine Coon

The largest of all house cats, the Maine Coon can grow to be 40 inches. They are often called “gentle giants” because they’re friendly and affectionate. For this reason, they are highly sought after and are more expensive compared to other breeds. An interesting fact about this breed is the first cloned cat was a Maine Coon named Little Nicky.

Bengal

Bengals have unique markings that make them look very similar to a tiny leopard which causes them to be one of the most famous and expensive cat breeds. Because of this, they look like fierce jungle felines, but are incredibly sweet family pets. Bengal cats are trainable, smart, athletic, fun to watch and play with, loyal, and love the water—all great traits for a family pet. They’re also vocal, communicative, and social with people. If they’re introduced early on to dogs or other cats in the home, they can bond well and socialize.

Siamese

Siamese cats make excellent pets, particularly if they fit in with your lifestyle preferences. They are active, playful, friendly, highly inquisitive, and intelligent. Siamese cats can even be taught to play fetch, give high fives, and even walk on a leash. If you have plenty of time to spend at home, then Siamese cats are an ideal choice.

British Shorthair

A playful, affectionate cat, the British Shorthair is fiercely loyal and a good companion for single people. Besides being treasured for their easygoing attitude, British shorthairs are beloved for their thick, dense coats that come in almost any color or pattern. Daily brushing of the British Shorthair is important, especially during seasonal changes when their coat is thickening or thinning.

Balinese

Slender and elegant, the Balinese cat is long and lean; they are muscular, yet not stocky. Balinese are known for their intelligence, their friendly and playful nature, and their striking beauty. They’re very amusing animals that are always outgoing. Balinese cats are known for being very talkative and demanding; expect yours to communicate with you about everything. These cats rarely stop being vocal and they’re very sensitive to your speaking as well. A harsh tone can instantly hurt their feelings. An interesting fact is the breed arose because of a spontaneous genetic mutation in pure bred Siamese cats that caused the cats to develop a longer coat type.

American Shorthair

A medium-sized cat with heavy bones, the American Shorthair is a breed that’s completely devoted to its owner. They are known to be gentle, sweet, and very tolerant. Additionally, they are incredibly adaptable animals that do great with other pets, making them one of the best felines for households that already have other pets. These cats have been around since settlers first femigrated to America from Europe.

Persian

With their trademark flat noses and woolly coats, Persian cats are undeniably distinctive. The Persian is a perfect companion pet as they are not super active but are very smart and even-tempered. Great with families and children, they love to lounge around the house and love to be fussed over, making for ideal lap cats. They also adapt well to new surroundings and are OK with busy or even boisterous households. They are perfect for a full house with active kids.

Tabby

Tabby cats make excellent pets for young owners because of their well-known friendly, cuddly, and social personalities. All domestic pet cats can make good family pets. However, the tabby cat is renowned as an especially great ‘first cat’ pet for kids. If you’re looking for a cat that’ll constantly be on your lap and wants to follow your every move, this could be the breed for you.

Russian Blue

If you are a first-time pet owner, or must work a lot, or have children who would like to have a pet, a Russian Blue kitten or cat might be a great choice. They are playful, entertaining, and beautiful. Russian Blue cats are curious but calm, affectionate but not clingy, and very smart. They can be shy at first, but they are playful and loving once they feel comfortable. While they are happy living with families and even other pets, Russian Blue cats tend to form a deep connection with only one person.

There are so many cat breeds out there and so many wonderful cats looking for homes. Consider adopting a feline friend to complete your family, whether you’re single or in a multi-children household. A furry companion can become a central heart to any home!

Diwali light illustrated by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Diwali 2020

By: Elle Grant

Over the course of mid-November, the annual five-day festival, Diwali, took place from November 12th to November 16th. Known as the festival of lights, for those who follow Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, major religions in South Asia, this is one of the most important religious festivals of the year. It lasts the aforementioned five days, from the 13th day of the dark half of the lunar month Ashvina to the second day of the light half of the lunar month Karttika. (the corresponding dates in the Gregorian calendar usually fall in late October and November).

Diwali as a festival has deep meaning within the communities it is celebrated. Its name comes from the Sanskrit term dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” In turn, the lighting of Diwali candles is an essential part of the celebration. The festival generally symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. In this context, light symbolizes knowledge and wisdom, while darkness is a symbol for all negative forces including wickedness, destruction, violence, lust, envy, injustice, greed, oppression and suffering. The third day of Diwali is celebrated on Saturday, November 14, 2020. While it is widely celebrated by a vast proportion of the world’s population, precisely how Diwali is celebrated varies by culture.

Across, South Asia, different regions celebrate different deities first and foremost with the festival. Among Hindus the most widespread custom is the lighting of diyas (small earthenware lamps filled with oil) on the night of the new moon to invite the presence of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. In Bengal the goddess Kali is worshipped with the event. In North India the festival additionally celebrates the royal homecoming of Rama to the city of Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, the 10-headed king of the demons, thus connecting the festival with the holiday of Dussehra. In South India the festival marks Krishna’s defeat of the demon Narakasura. The celebration of Diwali offers just a glimpse into how culture varies across South Asia.

Homes of those who celebrate reflect the importance of the day. Many begin the holiday with a deep cleaning of their home, from top to bottom. Floors inside and out are covered with rangoli, consisting of elaborate designs made of colored rice, sand, or flower petals. The doors and windows of houses are kept open in the hope that Lakshmi will find her way inside and bless the residents with wealth and success. Other ways Diwali is celebrated include visiting loved ones, exchanging gifts, wearing new clothes, feasting, feeding the poor, and setting off fireworks. Delicious food is a large part of the celebration. Yet how this holiday is specifically celebrated this year has been affected by the ongoing global pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Before Diwali even took place, experts warned of the danger of gathering for the event, in the vein of warnings being made for the coming holidays of Christmas and Hannukah for Christian and Jewish populations of the world. International lockdowns in places like Europe have put a damper on the plans of many. Yet many are finding ways around the restriction of movement and celebration; many are planning calls with families across different continents, in which there will be singing, games, and tasty foods shared through screens. Some say it has even brought them closer as a family.

Like many holidays, Diwali assuredly looks different this year. Yet the resilience displayed by those celebrating, to find a way to connect with family and friends during this special spiritual time, again reflects some of the best of human ingenuity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Architects For Animals

Los Angeles’ Architectural Community Design

Innovative Outdoor Shelters for Homeless Cats

Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” event continues to raise awareness for nonprofit FixNation

 

One of this year’s most innovative design events, Architects for Animals® “Giving Shelter” exhibit, returned to the HermanMiller Showroom in Culver City on Thursday, October 19. The sold-out event benefits the LA-based non-profit FixNation, which provides free spay/neuter services for homeless cats (stray, abandoned and feral felines).  

LA’s top architects and designers were invited to design, build and donate functional and one-of-a-kind outdoor dwellings for cats. The shelters were displayed at a cocktail reception attended by the public, VIPs and media representatives. Also on display were 28 cat food bowls decorated by feline-loving celebrities–including Jay Leno, Charlize Theron, Beau Bridges, Elvira, William Shatner, Clint Eastwood, Tricia Helfer and Morgan Fairchild–all of which are available for purchase via an online auction until 9 pm PST on Oct. 31.

“This year’s cat shelters were extraordinarily creative, and the designers put a great deal of time and thought into how cats would actually interact with the shelters,” says FixNation’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Karn Myers. “They are truly works of art with a practical application, and all the shelters are showcased in our online auction as well.” 

Los Angeles is home to one of the nation’s largest populations of homeless felines, an estimated one to three million cats. FixNation is a model for successful Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and humane colony management programs across the country and around the world. Myers and her late husband, Mark Dodge, founded the organization 10 years ago to provide a more effective and compassionate alternative to mass euthanasia.

Participating design firms this year included Abramson Teiger Architects; d3architecture; ES-EN-EM; CallisonRTKL; HKS; HOK; Perkins + Will; Knowhow Shop; Kollin Altomare Architects; RNL now Stantec; Standard Architecture | Design; and a collaborative project from Formation Association, Terremoto Landscape and Arktura.


About FixNation

FixNation is an award-winning Los Angeles-based non-profit that supports Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs for homeless cats. The organization provides free spay and neuter services for homeless cats as well as low-cost services for pet cats. Founded in 2007, FixNation has cared for nearly 150,000 cats to date. Details at fixnation.org.

About Architects for Animals®

Architects for Animals® by Feral Design Group LLC is an awareness raising initiative that plans one-night events benefiting select animal welfare organizations. Participating architecture and design firms as well as individual architects and designers design, build and donate creative outdoor shelters to provide animals with refuge from the elements. Details at architectsforanimals.com.