The Hadley’s Art Prize, launched and funded by a hotel magnate in Tasmania and believed to be the world’s richest prize devoted to landscape art, went to Peter Mungkuri for his Ngura Wiru (“Good Country”), an ink-on-paper drawing about his remote birthplace in South Australia.
“The performance will be characterised by a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium. However, the performance itself will be unchanged. Chilled performances are aimed at people who feel more at ease knowing they are able to leave the auditorium at any time. These include people with dementia and people with babes in arms. They are similar to relaxed performances, which the RSC already runs. However, unlike relaxed performances they do not make any changes to the production, such as reducing sound volume, turning up the lights or providing break-out areas.”
“The report makes a direct comparison between choirs and amateur sports clubs, noting that while around 300,000 more people sing in choirs than play amateur football, football receives £30m in funding every year – compared with under £500k a year for choirs.”
Compared to their counterparts, the longtime yoga practitioners showed significantly greater cortical thickness “in left prefrontal lobe areas associated with attention and other executive functions,” the researchers report. Previous research has linked activity in this area of the brain with language and memory.
“With prices for some Chinese antiquities reaching into the tens of millions of dollars, a flood of amateur and professional thieves looking to get rich quick has hit China’s countryside. While accurate figures are difficult to come by, the looting has resulted in the permanent destruction of numerous Chinese cultural heritage sites.”
Don’t read this piece if you ever want to sleep again. “Today’s impersonation-bots are different from the robots imagined in science fiction: They aren’t sentient, don’t carry weapons and don’t have physical bodies. Instead, fake humans just have whatever is necessary to make them seem human enough to ‘pass.'”
For instance: “The U.S. Department of Energy proposed to use an image of the face at the nuclear waste repository in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain to warn future explorers of radioactive waste.”
Publishers started courting him, hard, as soon as he was fired by the current president, and especially after he leaked some memos. “Comey was reluctant at first to entertain offers, but he later decided that he had something to say beyond a rehashing of his career highlights and low points, according to his agent.”
Both Marti Noxon and Lily Collins had experience with anorexia before making “To the Bone.” Does it go too far? “‘There’s a very, very, very fine line between giving information about eating disorders and disclosing too much and being triggering for individuals who are currently struggling,’ said Johanna Kandel, CEO of the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness.”
The City of Light is the first stop of a European tour. But “while the Alvin Ailey dancers perform nightly to urbane audiences at a concert hall on the western edge of Paris, another scene unfolds during the day across town at the Georges Bizet public conservatory.”
And add this total horse hooey to the pile of conveniently told canards: “Dramatic new flourishes to the story continue to pop up, too. The Telegraph recently referred to Austen ‘stuffing her scrawled pages into her dress whenever someone entered the room’ — a detail straight out of Samuel Richardson’s best-selling novel, ‘Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded,’ published in 1740-41. Imagining Austen shoving papers into a flimsy Regency frock in front of a parlor window may well be your idea of a good time. If so, enjoy the imaginary peep show, but don’t call it history.”