'Yes I was...it's legal, not arguing about it, just had the police confirm it in a practical example. Leaving a gap doesn't change responsibilities to give way to incoming traffic. He couldn't see so he shouldn't have gone. That simple,' he wrote. … [Read more...] about Scary moment a cyclist ploughs into a turning courier driver before going flying over the handlebars – but who is in the wrong?
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Two Weeks Twigs turns Babylonian queen. Seated on a throne and meeting our gaze throughout the entire one-take performance, she evokes Aaliyah as fierce vampire deity Akasha in the 2002 film Queen of The Damned. Her arm gestures are slow and elegantly regal as the camera pans out, revealing smaller dancing versions of herself as courtiers. There’s a pool beneath her queenly court, a lone swimmer floating in its waters. The song’s refrain – “higher than a motherfucker” – demonstrates Twigs’ penchant for undercutting beautiful music and imagery with profane language. The slowness, in both the music – Prince meets Cocteau Twins – and director Nabil Elderkin’s imagery, is a deliberate, clever device, interrupting the incessant speed of the internet age. … [Read more...] about The art of FKA Twigs’ music videos dissected
The renown of his work is manifestly on merit: New York's Moma mounted a retrospective in 2012, the BFI in 2013. In April this year the Vatican, which had once pursued Pasolini and helped secure a criminal conviction for blasphemy, declared his masterpiece, The Gospel According to St Matthew, "the best film ever made about Jesus Christ". This expression of Pasolini's radical faith portrays Jesus as a revolutionary "red Messiah", according to the Franciscan doctrine of holy poverty, which in part influences the current pontiff, Francis. … [Read more...] about Who really killed Pier Paolo Pasolini?
In the UK, the Office for National Statistics has reported that the number of women killed by a current or former partner has surged by nearly a third, hitting a 14-year high. Eighty women were killed in familial violence in the year to March 2019, a rise of 27% on the previous year. … [Read more...] about The Observer view on domestic violence