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December 03, 2021

Turner Prize 2021 Nominee | Array Collective | Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

"Belfast-based activist group the Array Collective, have been crowned winners of the prestigious Turner Prize 2021.

"Judges praised the group for addressing social and political issues in Northern Ireland, and for translating their activism into artwork. Their work includes a mock Irish pub adorned in banners advocating reproductive rights and protesting against conversion therapy."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 01:38 PM

The Marías - Un Millón

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 01:37 PM

December 02, 2021

Who’s Afraid of Dasha Nekrasova?

"It was when she was promoting a film called Wobble Palace — a rom-com about a millennial couple trying to save their open relationship that she co-wrote and co-starred in with Eugene Kotlyarenko, who directed it — at South by Southwest in 2018 that she found her breakout role: herself. Dressed in a sort of sailor outfit, she was accosted by an Infowars reporter outside a talk by Senator Bernie Sanders. “You people have, like, worms in your brain, honestly,” she says, looking unbothered between sips of an iced coffee. She was soon dubbed Sailor Socialism, and John Oliver and others ate it up."

With thanks to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:23 PM

Little Simz feat. Obongjayar - Point And Kill

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:21 PM

December 01, 2021

How Jeremy Irons Rescued and Restored a 15th-Century Irish Castle

"Somewhere between Ballydehob and Skibbereen, the G.P.S. directed me down a narrow country road toward an indentation in the southwestern Irish coast called Roaringwater Bay. The castle I was looking for had been one of the last to fall to the English, in the early 1600s, in a coda to the historic Battle of Kinsale, which sealed Elizabethan England’s conquest of Gaelic Ireland. The Crown’s forces had approached on horseback and by sea, with muskets, swords, and malevolent intent. I was approaching by appointment, in a white Kia Sportage."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:17 PM

Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:14 PM

November 30, 2021

Christopher Lee discusses Black Magic in 1975

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 05:55 AM

Caroline Polachek - So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 05:54 AM

November 28, 2021

Philip Hensher - The importance of Freddie Mercury

"I think most gay men of my generation remember where they were when they heard that Freddie Mercury had died. It was 30 years ago today and I had been Out, as we used to say, since 1980, more or less (I was 15: I told a girl who I knew could be relied on to tell everyone, saving me some legwork). It was a peculiar period of retreat in my life. I was working as a Clerk in the House of Commons, and for that moment was no longer Out. For some reason, I was sharing a flat in the only conspicuously non-gay bit of London I’ve ever lived in, Parson’s Green. A long-term relationship was not working out. I was not having the best time; and then I caught flu."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:08 AM

Little Simz - Introvert

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:05 AM

November 27, 2021

Coalcracker Bushcraft - Learn the Trick this Survivalist uses to stay warm!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:59 PM

Tessa Violet - I Like (the idea of) You

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:57 PM

November 25, 2021

Arthur Koestler - The Nightmare that is Reality (January 9, 1944)

"For, after all, you are the crowd who walk past laughing on the road; and there are a few of us, escaped victims or eyewitnesses of the things which happen in the thicket and who, haunted by our memories, go on screaming on the wireless, yelling at you in newspapers and in public meetings, theatres and cinemas. Now and then we succeed in reaching your ear for a minute. I know it each time it happens by a certain dumb wonder on your faces, a faint glassy stare entering your eye; and I tell myself: Now you have got them, now hold them, bold them, so that they will remain awake; but it only lasts a minute. You shake yourself like puppies who have got their fur wet; then the transparent screen descends again and you walk on, protected by the dream-barrier which stifles all sound."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 04:14 PM

Cate Le Bon - Moderation

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 04:12 PM

November 24, 2021

Giger's Necronomicon (1976)

"Another artist documentary only this time the artist concerned is a full participant and co-creator. Giger’s Necronomicon was filmed from 1972 to 1976 and functions as a taster for the first book collection of the artist’s work, also called Giger’s Necronomicon, which was published a year later."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:48 PM

Ryu Su Jeong - Tiger Eyes

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:44 PM

November 23, 2021

When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album (2016)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:28 AM

Prince - Player

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:27 AM

November 21, 2021

Stefan Milo - Rome's Furthest Outpost (It's Not Scotland!)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 01:44 PM

Betta Lemme - Kick The Door

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 01:42 PM

November 20, 2021

Jodorowsky & Lynch comment on Denis Villeneuve's Dune (2021)

Posting for the direct quotes rather than the analysis, completely ignorant of Jodorowsky's work beyond the Netflix documentary.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:24 PM

Kylie Minogue & Jessie Ware - Kiss of Life

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:22 PM