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The original sheep, which had been painted over, has now been revealed, ‘freaky’ eyes and all. No wonder – it is a symbol of Jesus, and he was more man than baa-lamb
Why laugh at the humanoid sheep in the Ghent altarpiece? It is majestic
#JanvanEyck #Art #Artanddesign #Culture #Belgium #Europe #Worldnews
 

Традиционная одежда народов Арктики


Обзор культурных, исторических, конструктивных и этнографических особенностей одежды народов арктической России.

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A crop of hyper-imaginative producers like Lighght, ELLLL and those on the Flood label all emanate from Ireland’s ‘rebel city’ – but can it hold on to them?
'No Fiat 500 techno!': why electronic music in Cork is popping off
#Dancemusic #Electronicmusic #Experimentalmusic #Music #Clubbing #Ireland #Culture #Europe #Corkholidays
 
This astonishing account of Witold Pilecki, a member of the Warsaw resistance who tried to incite rebellion in the camps, won the Costa biography award
The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather review – the hero who infiltrated Auschwitz
#Historybooks #Books #Culture #Secondworldwar #Worldnews #Nazism #Poland #Europe
 

1,000 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | Open Culture

Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more.
http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks
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Portrait of a Lady was hidden in same Italian gallery from which it went missing in 1997
Klimt art thieves confess to stealing then returning painting
#Arttheft #GustavKlimt #Artanddesign #Culture #Art #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Painting
 
Italian film-maker and author who became a founding member of the British Free Cinema movement
Lorenza Mazzetti obituary
#Film #Culture #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #London #Secondworldwar #Books
 

There’s Nothing Wrong With Racism (Except the Name)


And how I became a political dissident…

by Professor Geoffrey Sampson

‘RACISM’ IS certainly a horrible word. Words ending in -ism are normally formed from adjective roots: nationalism, specialism, communism. The correct word is ‘racialism,’ and this was the usual term until the shorter word came in quite recently, at a time when standards of education had decayed sufficiently for people to have lost touch with the patterns of English vocabulary.

But objecting to ‘racism’ as an emotion, rather than objecting to the word, is just silly. It is as silly as objecting to people’s sexual feelings, and for similar reasons.

In Victorian times, it is often said that piano legs used to be draped, for fear that the sight of naked legs, even wooden ones, might inflame men’s lusts. In time to come, the curr... Show more...
 

#Conga and #carnival: #Havana's #jazz #festival – in pictures


New Orleans and #Cuban #musicians join in Havana’s annual #jazzfestival, defying #Trump’s efforts to weaken US-Cuba relations

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/jan/16/conga-and-carnival-havanas-jazz-festival-in-pictures


#neworleans #cubal #mardigras #music #culture
 
Les Mots à La Bouche’s move from the Marais shows loss of cultural heritage, activists say
Rent rises force revered LGBT bookshop out of Paris's gay district
#Paris #LGBTrights #France #Europe #Books #Culture #Worldnews #Heritage
 
Letter: The Irish writer’s humour buoyed people up in their struggles to make ends meet and hope for a better world, writes Dr Gill Gregory
Samuel Beckett and the human condition | Letter
#SamuelBeckett #Culture #Ireland #Poverty #Socialexclusion #Society #Europe #Worldnews
 
Gardener discovered Portrait of a Lady while clearing ivy at the gallery in Piacenza

Art experts have confirmed that a stolen painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s walls is Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of a Lady.

A gardener at the Ricci Oddi Modern Art gallery in the northern city of Piacenza reported finding an art work last month while clearing ivy. Portrait of a Lady was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago.
Painting found inside Italian gallery wall confirmed as a Gustav Klimt
#Italy #Europe #Worldnews #GustavKlimt #Artanddesign #Culture #Arttheft #Art #Museums
 
Papers revealing the Swedish Academy’s deliberations over the Waiting for Godot author reveal fierce disputes over his ‘nihilism’

Fifty years after Samuel Beckett won the Nobel prize for literature, newly opened archives reveal the serious doubts the committee had over giving the award to an author they felt held a “bottomless contempt for the human condition”.

Announcing that the Waiting for Godot author had won the laureateship in 1969, the Swedish Academy praised “his writing, which – in new forms for the novel and drama – in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation”.
'Ghost poetry': fight over Samuel Beckett's Nobel win revealed in archives
#Nobelprizeinliterature #SamuelBeckett #Culture #Books #Awardsandprizes #Sweden #Worldnews #Europe #Stage #Theatre
 
As revellers head to the Noorderslag festival, more artists are finding success with their native tongue – at home and abroad

The major stars in the Dutch music scene have rarely worn their nationality on their sleeves. It is difficult to imagine No Limit by 2 Unlimited or the Vengaboys’ enduring eurodance track Boom Boom Boom Boom achieving quite the same success in the artists’ native language.

As with Nederpop, a genre of music that enjoyed its moment under the disco-lights in the 1960s and 1970s, the stars seeking international success have generally sung in English or dispensed with words altogether; Dutch was left to the folk singers. Dutch-born Eddie Van Halen, who moved to California with his family as a child, was never likely to insist that his eponymous band sang in his mother tongue.
The future's oranje: Dutch bands embrace their own language
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Nod for Ladj Ly’s film about police violence is first time a black director is representing France at Academy Awards
'Dream of a banlieue kid': France hails Les Misérables's Oscar nod
#France #Paris #Film #Oscars #Awardsandprizes #Culture #Europe #Worldnews
 
The Wolfe Tones’ version of a 1920s Irish rebel song briefly knocked Stormzy and Dua Lipa off their familiar iTunes perches
How Alan Partridge helped Come Out Ye Black and Tans top the charts
#Music #Culture #Ireland #Folkmusic #Europe #Worldnews
 
Édito musical de dogmazic – janvier 2020

Bonjour et bienvenue dans cet édito mensuel de Dogmazic.net pour janvier 2020 ! Voici les nouveaux albums de ce mois, suivis des "pépites exhumées de l'archive". Nouvelles publications sur Dogmazic.net pour le mois écoulé [Joute 14] Bouche à oreille (2019) - linux[...]

\#dogmazic #musiquelibre #musique-libre #ccmusic #freemusic #free-music #licenceslibres #licences-libres #chronique #creations #culture #editorial #musique #netlabels-2 #passion
Cet article est disponible ici: http://musique-libre.org/blog/2020/01/11/edito-musical-de-dogmazic-janvier-2020/
Édito musical de dogmazic – janvier 2020
 
● NEWS ● #dw #religion #culture ☞ #Turkey in talks to establish schools in #Germany https://www.dw.com/en/turkey-in-talks-to-establish-schools-in-germany/a-51948242?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-xml-atom
 
Passer was a key figure in the Czech new wave before moving to the US, where his best known film was the cult thriller Cutter’s Way
Czech new wave director Ivan Passer dies aged 86
#Film #Comedyfilms #CzechRepublic #USnews #Worldnews #Europe #Culture #Comedy
 

Британским Музеем представлена выставка "Арктика: культура и климат"


Как сообщается в пресс-релизе Британского музея, это важное событие, которое начнётся в конце марта и продлится... Show more...
 
Spy author, who rarely accepts honours, says he will give the Olof Palme prize money to Médecins Sans Frontières
John le Carré wins $100,000 prize for 'contribution to democracy'
#JohnleCarré #Books #Culture #Sweden #Europe #Worldnews #Awardsandprizes
 
Opera producer who built a towering reputation in a career lasting six decades

Harry Kupfer, who has died aged 84, was a towering figure in opera production with a career spanning 60 years. A native of Berlin, for the first two decades he worked largely behind the iron curtain, but a handful of productions in the west in the 1970s led to a landmark Flying Dutchman at the Bayreuth festival in 1978, followed by an equally trailblazing staging of Wagner’s Ring there in 1988.

The two greatest avowed influences on Kupfer’s dramaturgy were Walter Felsenstein and Bertolt Brecht – he called them his “spiritual forefathers”. From the former (though he never worked directly with him) he imbibed the principles of realistic music theatre (as opposed to singers’ opera), emphasising the importance of character, motivation and dramatic immediacy. From the latter he inherited the idea of distancing the audience from the action on stage: theatregoers should be critical and engaged rather than passive and emotionally manipulated. The result of this twi... Show more...
 
In a country where history casts a long shadow and authoritarianism reigns, a guerrilla festival team commandeer cinemas to champion liberty – if the KGB don’t get there first

It’s the opening night of a film festival in Belarus, the forest country on the fault line between Europe and Russia that was devastated in the 20th century. Such evenings usually involve red carpets and movie stars, but this one features a black veil covering a big screen, like a mirror at an Irish wake.

In front of the shrouded screen is an eight-metre pyramid, also covered in black plastic. Music starts. People crawl in slow motion from behind and below the movie screen. They’re dressed in 1940s clothes. Some look homeless, or like shtetl Jews. Minsk was almost 50% Jewish until the Nazis arrived. The slo-mo people uncover the pyramid to reveal a man on stilts, like a Louise Bourgeois spider, who terrorises them. When he finishes, a man walks on stage and says he’s a campaigner against capital punishment in Belarus.
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Ornamental shield depicts ‘father of the fatherland’ and some of the battles he fought

Italian art police have recovered a long-missing sculpture known as Garibaldi’s Shield from an architect’s house in Rome.

The ornamental bronze shield was a gift from the people of Sicily to Gen Giuseppe Garibaldi, who played a major part in the struggle for Italian unification and is considered one of the “fathers of the fatherland”.
Garibaldi's Shield missing for 20 years is found at house in Rome
#Italy #Sculpture #Art #Artanddesign #Culture #Europe #Worldnews
 

#Lire - #BD, Le Vent des libertaires


Cette BD scénarisée par Philippe Thirault et mise en images par Roberto Zaghi est l’histoire romancée de Nestor Makhno. Deux tomes sont prévus, le premier vient de paraître : https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?Lire-BD-Le-Vent-des-libertaires

#Culture #AlternativeLibertaire #Journal #Presse #Média #AL
 

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- Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android -

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Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android
 

- Harvard CS50 Team: We 'Feel More Comfortable' About Harshly Punishing Cheaters -

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- Mozilla finally decides to replace IRC with Matrix after a year of research -

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#Essai : Ennemis d’État, les lois scélérates, des #anarchistes aux terroristes


Premier mai 1891. Un cortège d’une vingtaine d’anarchistes défile, drapeau rouge flottant au vent, de Levallois à Clichy, se rend après la manifestation chez un marchand de vin. Une troupe de gendarmes fait irruption pour les interpeller : https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?Essai-Ennemis-d-Etat-les-lois-scelerates-des-anarchistes-aux-terroristes

#Culture #AlternativeLibertaire #Journal #Presse #Média #AL
 
The Weimar-era detective show has sold to 100 countries and firmly establishes Germany as a serious player in blockbuster series
Drugs, dancing, cabaret: Babylon Berlin returns for season three
#Germany #Television #Culture #Europe #Television&radio #Worldnews #UKnews
 

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What You Probably Didn’t Know About Sudo
 

- Open Joystick Display, a FOSS tool to show off gamepad input in videos -

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