Today, our questions are set by the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, in Edinburgh. The RSA is the oldest surviving Scottish artist-run institution and holds a collection recognised as being of national significance to Scotland. It includes the best of the nation’s art and architecture direct from practitioners of the past 200 years and is particularly strong in its representation of practice through sketchbooks, equipment and artistic connections. … [Read more...] about What connects performing pigeons with this painting? The great British art quiz
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Others are less optimistic about the future of journalism in Hong Kong. "I think it will only get worse regardless of what we do," a journalist told DW. "However, I won't give up journalism because I love Hong Kong. How can China criminalize someone's love for their city?" … [Read more...] about Can free press in Hong Kong survive national security law?
Health risks to women written off – Serious medical complications being dismissed as “women’s problems” contributed to a string of healthcare scandals over several decades, an inquiry ordered by the government has found. The review of vaginal mesh, hormonal pregnancy tests and anti-epilepsy medicine that harmed unborn babies paints a damning picture of a medical establishment that failed to acknowledge problems even in the face of mounting safety concerns, leading to avoidable harm to patients. Instead, women routinely had symptoms attributed to psychological issues or it being “that time of life”. The report’s wide-ranging recommendations include appointing an independent patient safety commissioner, an overhaul of the healthcare products regulatory agency and the expansion of the General Medical Council register to include a list of financial interests for all doctors. … [Read more...] about Wednesday briefing: Rishi Sunak to deliver coronavirus mini-budget
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Elliot Ackerman, US authorSaladin Ambar, associate professor of political science at Rutgers UniversityMartin Amis, British novelistAnne Applebaum, US journalist and historianMarie Arana, Peruvian authorMargaret Atwood, Canadian authorJohn Banville, Irish novelistMia Bay, US historianLouis Begley, US novelistRoger Berkowitz, professor of political studies at Bard CollegePaul Berman, US writerSheri Berman, professor of political science at Barnard CollegeReginald Dwayne Betts, US poetNeil Blair, literary agentDavid W. Blight, history professor at Yale UniversityJennifer Finney Boylan, US authorDavid Bromwich, professor of English at Yale UniversityDavid Brooks, American-Canadian political commentatorIan Buruma, professor of human rights and journalism at Bard CollegeLea Carpenter, US writerNoam Chomsky, US philosopher and political activistNicholas A. Christakis, American-Greek sociologistRoger Cohen, British journalist and authorAmbassador Frances D. CookDrucilla Cornell, American … [Read more...] about JK Rowling and Salman Rushdie among 152 public figures to criticise ‘cancel culture’