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The BBC's DJ Cameo Talks About the Emergence of British #Grime‎ Music (Part 1)

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

In a time when rap luminaries‎ Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa are injecting energy into the American rap scene, other heavy hitters such as Kanye West and Rick Ross are helping to raise the profile of the urban, gritty sound of the indigenous British music genre known as grime.

Manx's Surprising Revival

K. David Harrison | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science
K. David Harrison

Manx--the ancient Celtic tongue spoken on the Isle of Man--had all but vanished by the 1970s. Defying the odds, it has returned to daily use through the heroic efforts of Manx language warriors. I visited the Isle of Man recently to hear the story of Manx's surprising survival.

Interpreting Waiting for Godot

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 11.02.2014 | New York
Ioan Marc Jones

The interpretations of Waiting for Godot might be far distant from Beckett's intentions, yet such interpretations are nevertheless intriguing. Some of the most interesting works of interpretation arise by way of theories that seemingly deviate entirely from the artist's objective.

Exhibition: I Dreamt in the City

Lydia Hughes | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Lydia Hughes

A reach out to anyone who has lived through the solitude a concrete jungle deals its city-makers, artist Francisco Centofanti materializes the relentless sense of loneliness felt within a cityscape, when one might not necessarily be physically alone.

How to Bother a Brit

Rosa Lia June | Posted 10.16.2013 | Comedy
Rosa Lia June

So... you want us to be bemused not just because we drank too much but because you really didn't mind your manners? Well, here's how.

London's Olympic Stadium Up For Prestigious Prize

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home

Since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has been awarding the architectural equivalent of a Booker Prize for literature to archit...

'Read-All-About-It!' Gilbert And George: The Double-Headed Beast Is Back

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Gilbert (right) and George (left) photographed by Douglas Friedman 2012 Gilbert and George are back after six years of trawling the dark seas of th...

Interview: Whoring and Hustling With Michael Glawogger

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Director Michael Glawogger has a knack for shadowing pimps and hookers through the city's armpits. The third part of his existential trilogy that began with Megacities and Workingman's Death culminates in the whorehouses of three metropolises.

Isabella Rossellini Speaks About Late Bloomers -- And Reaching 60

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Rossellini was one of a pair of twins of the late actress Ingrid Bergman, who died in her 60's. I wondered if reaching 60 made Rossellini reevaluate her life and career.

Kehinde Wiley On the World Stage: A Conversation With the Artist

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Kehinde Wiley's Benediter Brkou (The World Stage: Israel), 2011, oil and gold and silver enamel on canvas. Private Collection. © K...

Artwork That Crosses The Line

Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts

Normally when we think of lines we think of order, structure, rigidity. Phrases like "get in line" or "stay within the lines" reinforce this notion. ...

The Robots Are Coming!

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

Phlegm, a UK-based comic creator and street artist, is known for his signature imaginative style that consists of weirdly-proportioned figures and fan...

David Hockney On Posing For Lucian Freud

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

In July of 2011, the art world lost Lucian Freud, a brilliant mind and a world renown artist who was known for his striking, uncomfortable depictions ...

Artist Gets Help From An Unlikely Source

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

Usually Gavin Turk inserts himself into his work, combining iconography with his own likeness, but for his latest series, the Young British Artist has...

Yayoi Kusama: A Life Of Obsession

Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama forever changed the polka dot. What was before a cute if not ordinary pattern was, to her, a hallucination, an absolute fixation on a rep...

The Most Decadent 24 Hours Ever

Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts

Some people say museums are a bore. This is museum probably not what they are referring to when they make such a careless statement. Art, celebriti...

Book Smart Street Art

Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts

When you look at a Shakespeare play you may see many things: a masterpiece, a classic, or a headache, but Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival), s...

PHOTOS: Exhibition Explores Shadows Between Art And Science

Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts

Science, in theory, exists to clarify the truth. Art shows us the beauty of the lie. In 'Dark Matters', an exhibition exploring the shadows between ar...

A Beautiful Sign

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Deborah C Dooley

We need signs. They are all around us. But signwriting is a dying trade. There are only a few traditional signwriters left in the UK and few seem keen to take their place. The idea, held by some, that this is a skill which should be reserved for barges and funfairs is ridiculous, and ignores the fact that beautifully crafted signs can only be a positive thing for any business.

If You Were Planning On Selling Your Stolen Banksy On eBay... Don't

Posted 12.23.2011 | Arts

It wasn't the most well-planned of heists, but it took guts. Leon Lawrence has been accused of stealing Banksy piece 'Sperm Alarm,' painted on the wal...

Anish Kapoor Completes Twisted Tower For London Olympics

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

Internationally-renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor's "Orbit" tower, previously covered on the Huffington Post, is finally complete. The giant, 1,400 ton t...

PHOTOS: Andy Warhol In Drag

Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts

Andy Warhol's love of powerful, famous women is catalogued in The Lowry's "Warhol and the Diva," a compelling exhibit that contains some of Warhol's m...