Don’t Miss: A weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From art exhibitions to live jazz, we’ve got your weekend programming sorted The post Don’t Miss: A weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Comfort, Jazz, Friday, Sarah Evans, Neo Muyanga, Untitled Basement, Robin Fassie-Kock, Sisonke Xonti, Stevenson gallery, Don’t Miss, Ancient Voices and Friends, Bkhz gallery, Blake Hellaby, Call Me when You Get There, Darren English

Visitors track down mystery desert monolith in Utah

Two days after a helicopter pilot revealed its existence, people began sharing their own shots of the unexplained pieceSome intrepid visitors have been flocking to a remote part of southern Utah in a bid to be among the first to see the mystery metal monolith.The structure in the Red Rock desert was first discovered last week from the air by a helicopter pilot and wildlife officers who were carrying out an annual count of bighorn sheep. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Utah, US news, Art and design, Red Rock

How the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation promotes ‘slow’ looking

The new Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation compels visitors to contemplate and luxuriate in art, writes Mary Corrigall The post How the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation promotes ‘slow’ looking appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Museums, Friday, Curation, Art Galleries, Bharti Kher, Nandipha Mntambo, Adi Enthoven, Berni Searle, Clive Kellner, Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South, Gordon Schachat, Johaburg Contemporary Art Foundation, Pierre Swanepoel, Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation, Mary Corrigall

Video Honours famous Pakistani Artist Jimmy Fali Engineer

WHAT’S ON the newsletter of the Karachi Zarathoshti Banu Mandal informs… Video: “The Servant of Pakistan: Jimmy Engineer” Honours “apro” Jimmy Fali Engineer As a tribute on the 143rd birth anniversary of Pakistan’s National Poet Allama Iqbal, Asmaa Zia has made the above video, and writes that “I am honoured to make documentaries on the different aspects of the life and work of the legend Jimmy Engineer (Jimmy Fali), so that the world may know his dynamic personality.” In the forward of ‘Javed N...
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California cave art linked to early use of hallucinogens

Mysterious pinwheel paintings in a California cave are probably representations of the hallucinogen Datura wrightii.The paintings were made by the Chumash people 400 years ago.This is the first definitive connection between cave painting and hallucinogens. Mysterious paintings on cave walls and ceilings from long ago no doubt offer insights into the lives of the people who made them. However, exactly what they tell us is less clear. While hunting scenes and images of communities seem straightfor...
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November linkfest

It’s Word of the Year season, and two British dictionaries are leading the pack. Collins picked lockdown – a word we threw around here in the US but never experienced the way they did in the UK and elsewhere. (A friend of mine is literally confined to her London apartment after spending a month in France: she can’t go outdoors at all.) And Oxford Languages, publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, chose a phenomenon instead of a single word: the impact of the COVID-19 on language. “What struck the...
Tags: Apple, Art, Fashion, UK, London, Writing, Steve Jobs, France, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Urban, Bloomberg, New York Times, Oxford, Linguistics

Trump's furniture fail: that's not a desk, Donald – it's a table for TV dinners

The Resolute desk at the White House is made of timbers taken from a Royal Navy ship. It projects pure power. Is that why the defeated US president has switched to an occasional table he can barely squeeze his legs under?Has Donald Trump conceded the presidency by design? Is his choice of furniture betraying a subconscious admission of defeat? When the outgoing US president gave a speech this week saying he would depart if the electoral college voted for Joe Biden, his words came as less of a sh...
Tags: Design, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Culture, Art and design, Royal Navy, Interiors, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Oval Office, Franklin D Roosevelt

How a 28-year-old sold his first jewelry design for $25,000 and within 3 years built an exclusive client roster including Rihanna

Emmanuel Tarpin. Emmanuel Tarpin At just 28 years old, Emmanuel Tarpin is one of high-end jewelry's rising stars.  Tarpin has amassed an elite list of clients over the last five years, winning the Rising Star prize from Fashion Group International and Designer of the Year at the 2019 Town and Country Jewelry Awards along the way. Today, Tarpin's client roster is so exclusive that he works only by private appointment — he's not sold in stores or online, at least not yet.  Tarpin opened up t...
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SOTD 27.11.2020

Perfume PosseSOTD 27.11.2020 A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseSOTD 27.11.2020
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