“Being open to the dawn, resigning themselves to the twilight or the solitude at the corner of an unknown room, the inelegant sculptures of Mukai are standing quietly, but vibrating an enormous energy, the energy of silent spirit, the energy which whisper to us about the fate of trees, the destiny of human beings and the cycle of life and death in this world,” he said.Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi.-VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese artists give silent talk through art
Despite the similarity, she didn’t pounce on buying the sculpture. “I already have a Lalique cat,” she told Infante and her “date” for the evening, Linda Kaufman, a friend from Norfolk, Virginia, who for years has walked around with her at the fair, helping her acquire a porcelain lamp and some china. … [Read more...] about Nicky Hilton Rothschild eyes $24,000 fat cat at NYC fair
While the BBC included remarks from sports journalist Jacqui Oatley, who disagreed with Francke’s assessment that men should be discouraged from talking about what interests them, this is the latest instance of the taxpayer-funded broadcaster platforming woke viewpoints. … [Read more...] about Employers Told to Crack Down on Sports Banter as It Excludes Women, Is ‘Gateway to Laddish Behaviour’
The Acronym Soup can get confusing. PPP, PFI, NPD – they are all hurled about, but there will certainly be no alphabet learning for more than 7,000 pupils across Edinburgh locked out of school since the Easter break as building safety standards are assessed and repairs undertaken. The schools were built under the controversial private finance initiative – PFI – by the Labour/Liberal Democrat administration at Holyrood, and there’s now even talk that some of them may need to be knocked down and rebuilt. … [Read more...] about It’s not just Scotland’s schools. The whole PFI racket is crumbling
In a week that saw the publication of a White Paper that proposes that the private sector should play a greater part in the running of our state schools, it is a good thing to know that there are people like Monbiot around to point the finger at this revoltingly shameless administration. Did I say "essential" earlier? I meant "compulsory". And Clive Soley MP will have to do a lot more than chat amiably at me for half an hour before I ever vote Labour again. … [Read more...] about What is to be done?