Monthly Archives: April 2016

In praise of those hardworking chorus girls

[email protected] Itry never to miss a Twenty20 cricket league tournament whether it is played in Pakistan, India, the Emirates or Bangladesh. Or even the 50-overs matches and some of the Tests. Besides providing high entertainment, there are occasions when one … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop Report: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Azealia Banks, 2 Chainz

The big question in hip-hop this season: which megaartiste made the superior album, Kanye West or Kendrick Lamar? My noncommittal answer is that I prefer Lamar’s album but also feel like I’ve exhausted it for the time being, while I … Continue reading

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Marko Kloos On Turning His Military Service Into Kickass Space Adventures

Last week, we reviewed the latest two books from Marko Kloos: Angles of Attack and Chains of Command, which we really enjoyed. We particularly liked the authenticity that he’s imbued in his world, and wanted to ask about how his … Continue reading

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Quadriplegic Human Barbie Uses Fashion And Cosmetics To Show That There’s Still Life After Tragedy

At 9, Jasmin Britney was like other girls her age discovering their interests. However, the Barbie-loving girl didn’t know her life would change one day in 1998 when she crossed the road to buy Spice Girls lollipops from the local … Continue reading

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Artists Are Making Semi-Trucks the Coolest Thing on the Road

Photo: Panci Calvo Long hauls to the mountains can get boring. More often than not, any beautiful landscape outside the car window is blocked by a huge serving of McDonald’s fries plastered on the side of a semi-truck. Now, a … Continue reading

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Tim Ames’ Painting Wins First Place

Tim Ames’ Painting Wins First Place Written by Contributor, Apr 29, 2016, 0 Comments OSWEGO, NY – Congratulations to Lakeside Artisans’ founder Tim Ames on being awarded the first place blue ribbon for his Impressionistic interpretation, “Yellow Sail,” in the … Continue reading

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With Its New Building, SFMOMA Cements a Place on the World Stage

The exterior of SFMOMA, which was designed by Snøhetta. It opens to the public on May 14. HENRIK KAM Pop open the champagne and ignite the fireworks! The staff of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art deserves to celebrate. Their $305 … Continue reading

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Don DeLillo’s deep freeze: ‘Zero K’ takes on death, futurists and cryonics

In Don DeLillo’s new novel, “Zero K,” words have come unattached from the things they mean. The title indicates the temperature zero Kelvin, best known as absolute zero. But in the story, Zero K is an elite level of cryogenics, … Continue reading

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Creative struggle: Artists describe tension of art, commerce

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian A close look at an Eric Wiegardt painting at the Columbia Forum reveals a medley of color and texture. Buy this photo Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Darren Orange answers questions and talks about his process during … Continue reading

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What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz review – 150 Years of Modern Art

This book is the BBC arts editor’s unashamedly populist take on what modern art is about and why something that was once viewed as “a bad joke” is now “respected and revered”. Although Gompertz ventures back to pre-impressionism, he begins … Continue reading

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