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In Dublin, von Lenkiewicz is "Liberating" images

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 7:46 PM

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Death Becomes Her, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. Charcoal and gouache on canvas 164 x 133 cm
© Sebastian Guinness Gallery 2011

In the Sebastian Guinness Gallery in Dublin, Wolfe von Lenkiewcz melds Victorian imagery and concerns with twentieth and twenty first century...

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Steve Jobs is Mourned at the Apple Store as Business Continues

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 5:07 PM

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Onlookers at the Apple Store on Regent Street examine tributes to the late Steve Jobs.

People gathered outside Apple Stores around the world this Thursday the 6th of October to mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, 56. Though Apple's shares increased...

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Behind the Gates at Dale Farm

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2011 | 7:00 PM

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Dale Farm residents celebrate the postponing of the ruling until next week.

Mary Slattery's careworn face belies the uncertainty of the situation the Dale Farm travellers find themselves in. At 57 years old, she has already lost her only daughter, a trainee nurse,...

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Communists, Trade Unions call for "Massive" Strikes on the 30th of November

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2011 | 3:00 PM

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Junior Vice President of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) Hank Roberts (centre), addresses assembled Communist Party and trade union members on education, resistance to ConDem policies and strike action.

As Labour Party delegates arrived in Liverpool yesterday in preparation for this...

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Rachel Rose, Artist, is very much "ON IT" : Interview

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 7:22 PM

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Rachel Rose, OH, Acrylic, Toto dye, gel on Perspex, 20 x 24". 2011

Rachel Rose is a young American artist who has worked for the past two years in the UK producing a largely abstract body of work made from untraditional materials....

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Get to the Dulwich Picture Gallery this weekend for the last days of "Twombly and Poussin" + Interview with Dulwich's curator: Dr. Xavier Bray

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 7:00 PM

If you're looking for something to do this weekend and are in the London area, may I politely recommend that you get yourself down to the Dulwich Picture Gallery for the last days of Twombly and Poussin: Arcadian Painters (closes Sunday the 25th of September). In fact, remove...

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Abercrombie Strikes a Surreal Chord in Subdued Saville Row

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 4:36 PM

Today my brother and I visited the Abercrombie and Fitch shop on Saville Row for the first time. Despite noting its booming music many times in passing, the gigantic queue that often snakes around the corner prevented me from going in. Today's entrance was blissfully clear at about 3:00 pm,...

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Latest misuse shows Official Secrets Act must go

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 12:35 PM

The Official Secrets Act 1989 (OSA) might seem like a particularly good idea to particularly ardent viewers of BBC 1's "Spooks" (unfortunately for the Beeb, it can't be invoked to hide the dismally low viewing figures of Sunday's premier of season 10). The very nature of government (and especially of...

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January Gets its Deserts

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 1:03 AM

I've just returned from Utah, and everyone's asking me whether I went skiing. But in my imagination, Utah's always been huge rocks and deserts, and my trip didn't disappoint. Situated just over the Arizona state line, and about 20 minutes Northwest of Page, AZ, the Amangiri hotel is a great...

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A Call to Protest

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 9:01 AM

OXFORD, UK -- The Socialist Workers Party posters posted over the glass of the ground floor windows clashed more than just a bit with the architecture of the Radcliffe Camera. Student protesters from the Occupied Oxford group seized control of James Gibbs's 1748 Palladian masterpiece last week, hanging red banners...

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Lennon's Last Days Remembered

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 1:03 AM

In the weeks leading up to the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon's death (December 8), a wealth of new Lennon and Beatles-related material is going up online and on TV. I've already blogged about the Beatles going up on iTunes, but there's more. I was lucky enough to get a...

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Why Study? Beatles and iTunes Make for Procrastinator's Dream

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 11:20 AM

Mornings in New Haven have been getting colder and colder, and because of this, and the fact that my house's heating system seems to turn off before I go to bed, I've resorted to performing my homework under the covers. Unfortunately, I haven't found a soundtrack to those early hours,...

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