'I view it as freedom of speech,' he told NexStarDC's Jessi Turnure in an interview Tuesday. 'It's freedom of speech. You do what you do. It's freedom of speech. And NASCAR can do whatever they want and they've chosen to go a certain way and other people chose to go a different route. But it's freedom of speech.' … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says ‘we ARE in a culture war’ and tells Republicans to ‘toughen up and fight for our heritage’ – as his campaign discusses having statutes at his rallies
Today, our questions are set by City Art Centre, part of Museums & Galleries Edinburgh. The centre’s fine art collection traces the development of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day. Numbering almost 5,000 art works, it includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, tapestry and installation art. Among the highlights are key works by Allan Ramsay, Alexander Nasmyth, EA Hornel, John Duncan, JD Fergusson, William Gillies, Joan Eardley, Eduardo Paolozzi and Victoria Crowe. … [Read more...] about Who are these storm-tossed lovers? The great British art quiz
The study has not yet been published, but various media have already reported on its results. The foundation has grown too cumbersome, the study reportedly finds; it is in danger of losing touch with current developments and debates — in other words, left straggling behind on the international stage. The study advises dissolving the current structure of the federal and state-funded SPK. To make matters worse, the central administration's tight-fisted budget allocations have resulted in leaking roofs and mildew in some buildings, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. … [Read more...] about Is Germany’s largest cultural institution too big to work?
Cramming 16 apartments per floor around a single access core, with just one escape staircase, the plan looks like some contorted Space Invaders monster with a fire-hazard death-wish. Some flats have been so shoehorned into the corners that they necessitate having 12-metre-long windowless corridors to reach them. The mirrored pairs of crooked passages extend from the lift core like great fallopian tubes, pregnant with the promise of an endless journey from the front door to the living room through a one-metre wide tunnel. Some flats seem to be one-third corridor. As one commenter put it: “The apartments are basically just corridors of varying width, from depressing to furniture-containing.” The “affordable” flats, meanwhile, have been tucked into the armpits of the H-shaped plan, recessed in the shadow of their neighbours. … [Read more...] about Another terrible tower? Why Leeds looks like a depot of discarded fridges
According to a report from the Chongqing Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources, the 'chicken feet' tracks were likely made by a Sinosaurus, pictured here in artist's impression. Sinosaurus was a meat-eating dinosaur thought capable of growing to a maximum height of 18 feet (5.6 metres) — with adult likely weighing in at around half a tonne … [Read more...] about Jurassic ‘chicken feet’: Three-toed dinosaur footprints discovered by rock climbers in China were left there 190 million years ago by a 17-foot cousin of T. rex