The sale concludes an interesting experiment by the New York hip-hop group, in which they presented their record not as a consumable music product but as a singular work of art. Since it’s completion in 2013, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was stored in a vault at the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. … [Read more...] about Wu-Tang Clan sell copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for ‘millions’
How do cultures change over time
ITV defended the way all featured in the series are portrayed however, as a spokesperson told the Telegraph: 'Little Boy Blue is a drama based on extensive research with the Jones family and many others involved in the case. We are satisfied that it depicts the officers involved in the murder investigation fairly'. … [Read more...] about Rhys Jones’s killer is pictured for the first time since he was jailed for shooting dead the 11-year-old in 2007, in photo taken on illegal jail mobile and sent to ‘girlfriend’ on the outside
Within the last couple of years, that East African stranglehold has been slightly loosened by fossils in Morocco – we may be moving towards our being a sort of pan-African Gestalt species. In 1979, Attenborough had picked the wrong team, and was an ardent multiregionalist. That’s all gone in the new edition, and the radical shift in our understanding of our own genesis includes humans unknown to science until the last decade, such as the Denisovans, and the facts that we repeatedly interbred with both them and the Neanderthals. We should now regard them not as oafish thugs, but simply as people, with sophisticated thought, art and culture. … [Read more...] about Life on Earth by David Attenborough review – how has science changed in 40 years?
These performers are human and warm in a way they could never really be on stage, in an auditorium. Now as they sit at their pianos in their comfortable clothes, you can see the pores on their faces. People’s messages of fear, joy and gratitude scroll down the screen as they play. … [Read more...] about Overload in a time of coronavirus
Of course, in 1983, Larry Kramer was no stranger to the New York gay community. His 1978 novel Faggots, in which he described the community as he had experienced and observed it, anal warts and all, made him persona non grata. While Kramer considered himself a truth-teller, many considered him a traitor. The book was banned from the Oscar Wilde Bookstore, Kramer was banned from his local grocery store on Fire Island. And yet, it’s still read by young gay men today. … [Read more...] about Larry Kramer: a titan of gay rights and literature whose prophecies live on