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Bollywood’s First Openly Gay Main Character

A first for India’s film industry, the forthcoming major release Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Be Extra Careful About Marriage) will feature an openly gay man as its primary protagonist. The romantic comedy depicts the character working through his family’s disdain for his sexuality—a powerful move for Bollywood, as its home nation only made being gay permissible by law in 2018. India’s LGBTQ+ community still faces discrimination and direct …
Tags: Design, Movies, Films, India, Culture, Cinema, Gay Rights, Lgbtq, Bollywood, Linkaboutit, Romantic Comedies, Queer Culture

Hidden Away review - makes a rich, heavy meal of a biopic of feral Italian painter

This account of the tough, troubled life of naive artist Antonio Liguabue boasts a committed performance from actor Elio GermanoGeorgio Diritti has directed a lovely-looking and fervent film about the life of the 20th-century naive artist Antonio Ligabue, who suffered poverty and mental illness throughout his life but whose fierce, primitive, impassioned studies and sculptures of animals and human portraits made him celebrated in his own day as an authentic unschooled genius, and an object of cu...
Tags: Art, Europe, Film, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Festivals, Biopics, Berlin Film Festival, Sacha Baron Cohen, Van Gogh, Daniel Auteuil, Daniel Day Lewis, Ligabue

Yves Tumor: Gospel For A New Century

Tennessee-raised pop-electronic artist Yves Tumor (aka Sean Bowie) announced his follow-up to the 2018 EP, Safe In The Hands Of Love, in the form of 3 April’s Heaven To A Tortured Mind. The project’s first single, “Gospel For A New Century,” harkens back to looming funk releases from experimental groups like Parliament-Funkadelic, but pulls in elements reminiscent of eclectic acts ranging from Prince to TV On …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Rock, Pop, Culture, Tennessee, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Parliament Funkadelic, Yves Tumor, Sean Bowie, Hands of Love, Gospel For A New Century

ONR feat. Carina Jade: Sober

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and self-taught producer ONR (pronounced “honor”) channels sonic energy from the ’80s in his latest track, “Sober,” which features guest vocals from Carina Jade. It’s ONR’s debut release on Warner Records and a first glimpse at his forthcoming Must Stop EP (out 15 May). Directed by Omar Al-Zidjali, the music video for the Scottish artist bleeds color and form in a bedroom …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Listenup, New Music, ONR, Warner Records, Carina Jade, Omar Al Zidjali

Art Basel Hong Kong’s Online Replacement

Although Art Basel canceled this year’s Hong Kong iteration (and offered a 75% refund to participants), in response to the coronavirus deaths on mainland China, the organization sought an alternative for galleries that relied on revenue from the annual event. Thus, an online fair was born that will take place in viewing rooms on Art Basel’s website and the fair’s app. This service will be …
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, China, Online Shopping, Culture, Art Basel, Galleries, Art Fairs, Art Galleries, Linkaboutit, Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Hong Kong

Rome unveils shrine dedicated to city's mythical founder

Newly found monument honouring Romulus includes 2,600-year-old sarcophagusA newly discovered ancient shrine believed to have been dedicated to the cult of Romulus, the legendary founder and first king of Rome, has been unveiled.The monument was discovered by archaeologists in a chamber beneath the Roman Forum, the political heart of the Roman empire, and includes a 2,600-year-old sarcophagus and a circular stone structure that is believed to have been an altar. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Science, World news, Rome, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Italy, Archaeology, Romulus

A playwright wants only critics of color to review her. Here's what our own critics think

The Indigenous artist Yolanda Bonnell says criticism should ‘come from a place of knowledge’. We asked Guardian critics for their viewsWhen Yolanda Bonnell’s play Bug opened in Toronto last week, she had an unusual request for the media: that only people of color review it. Related: ‘Make films where black characters don’t die’: Queen & Slim sparks debate over ‘trauma porn’ Continue reading...
Tags: Race, Americas, Theatre, Toronto, Culture, Canada, Stage, US theater, Yolanda Bonnell

Colorful Conflict at Frieze, Felix + Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fairs

Six highlights from LA's exemplary week of artistic immersion As four art fairs—Frieze Los Angeles, Felix Art Fair, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show in (DTLA)—vied for attendee attention in LA, works within each outpost grappled with the role of color. Highlights of this nature were plentiful—crowned by James Turrell‘s exquisite releases at Pace Gallery and Ugo Rondinone‘s “Ten Mountains + One Sun,” …
Tags: Design, La, Los Angeles, Culture, Art Fairs, Pace Gallery, FELIX, James Turrell, Frieze, Ugo Rondinone, Alac, Frieze Los Angeles, Frieze Los Angeles Felix Art Fair Art Los Angeles

Political Pop Artist Peter Saul’s Powerful “Crime and Punishment” Exhibition at New Museum

More than 60 paintings from 86-year-old artist—and Pop Art progenitor—Peter Saul speak from the walls of New Museum in the retrospective Crime and Punishment. Each, pulled from 50 years of work, offers a societal critique so sharp—but sometimes masked in cartoonish comedy and color—that one might not feel the attack. Through racism and violence, political ineptness and corruption, Saul pokes and prods at public figures …
Tags: Design, Culture, Linkaboutit, Saul, New Museum, Peter Saul, Political Art, Pop Art, Retrospectives, Crime and Punishment Each

The Voodoo Children: Caroline

An indie rock composition centered on the subject of support in times of emotional tumult, Nashville-based The Voodoo Children’s “Caroline” churns and stirs and chugs along. Steered by musician and artist JT Daly, the music collective’s debut EP, Instant Nostalgia, will release sometime later this year. If this lead single is any indicator, one can expect more thoughtful, moody tunes from the band and its …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Nashville, Listenup, New Music, Daly, Caroline, JT Daly, The Voodoo Children

Head of Turner prize-nominated Forensic Architecture barred from US visit

Eyal Weizman was due to attend opening in Miami but embassy algorithm deemed him a security riskThe director of the Turner prize-nominated investigative group Forensic Architecture has said he has been barred from travelling to the US after being flagged as a security risk.Eyal Weizman, who is also a professor at Goldsmiths, University of London, was due to attend the opening of an art exhibition in Miami on Wednesday, but was informed via email last week that his right to travel to the US under...
Tags: Art, US, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Miami, Turner, Goldsmiths University of London, Eyal Weizman

Interview: Ravi Naidoo, Founder of Design Indaba

As the 25th edition approaches, its key creative figure shares his thoughts on design as a tool When you share a room with Ravi Naidoo you cannot help but notice his presence. The Design Indaba founder emanates and attracts positive energy; it’s an off-shoot of the power of believing in what you produce. Both a thinker and a doer, Naidoo is also the founder and …
Tags: Design, Africa, Events, Culture, South Africa, Innovation, Artists, Cape Town, Chefs, Conferences, Social Impact, Naidoo, Design Indaba, Ravi Naidoo, Design Indaba 2020

The Mental Magic of Paramedical Tattoos

Tattoos, though cosmetic in nature, have a diverse and longstanding history of significant purpose. For Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio owner Eric Catalano, an unexpected request led to a moment of discovery: while tattooing fingernails on a man that lost the tips of two fingers in a construction accident, he realized the restorative power of a new medium dubbed paramedical tattooing. Since, he’s tattooed discolored or …
Tags: Art, Design, Medicine, Culture, Tattoos, Linkaboutit, Eric Catalano, Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio, Paramedical Tattoos, Mental Magic of Paramedical Tattoos

Papooz: Figs and Gorgonzola

French dance-pop duo Papooz (composed of rhythm guitarist Armand Penicaut and vocalist/lead guitarist Ulysse Cottin) returns with “Figs and Gorgonzola,” a laid back and charming tale of love. The comfortably catchy single follows up the group’s well-received 2019 album release, Night Sketches. Papooz will embark upon a North American tour starting 18 February in Brooklyn.
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Listenup, New Music, French music, Papooz, Armand Penicaut, Ulysse Cottin

Interview: FUTURA’s Decades of Kinetic Art + Meaningful Collaborations

From the "BREAK" train in the '80s to today's BMW M2, the artist's work continues to move people In 1980, a subway car sped through the Bronx completely covered in the work of Futura (the pseudonym of graffiti writer Lenny McGurr, formerly Futura 2000). It was another breakthrough for the artist—and the art form, as it was an exploration of unmatched proportions, all the while …
Tags: Art, Design, Interviews, Culture, Artists, Bmw, Bronx, Graffiti, Art Cars, Futura, BMW M, Frieze art fair, Frieze Los Angeles, Frieze 2020, Futura 2000, Lenny McGurr

U.S. Girls: 4 American Dollars

A playful tune about the perils of living in our money-driven society, “4 American Dollars” by U.S. Girls (aka Meghan Remy) features poignant lyrics about the inner workings of our economy and Remy’s bank balance: “In this world where they say: ‘It’s not personal, it’s business’ / Moving numbers from account to account / Keeping secrets in an offshore fount / My money is quick to count / I …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Pop, Soul, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Pop Music, Remy, U.S. Girls, Meghan Remy

Scandinavia’s Successful Education Model

Favoring a more comprehensive educational model that emphasizes humanistic and technical training, studies conclude that Nordic nations raise citizens that are intelligent (in the traditional sense), more internally aware, prideful for their nation, and capable of viewing a situation from another’s eyes. Governments in countries like Sweden, Denmark and Norway aim to make “lifelong learning a part of the natural fabric of society,” and it …
Tags: Design, Students, Education, Opinion, Society, Economy, Culture, Schools, Norway, Scandinavia, Linkaboutit, Sweden Denmark, Bildung, Emotional Education, Social Mutuality

Historic Uzbekistan theatre under threat from developers

The independent Ilkhom theatre in Tashkent opened under Soviet rule in 1976A cherished independent theatre in Uzbekistan is fighting eviction after real-estate developers in the booming capital selected its historic location for a new business centre.The Ilkhom theatre of Mark Weil, which has provided a rare venue for experimental theatre and culture in Tashkent since the Soviet era, says it could be forced out of its home for up to two years because of renovations required by a new building own...
Tags: Theatre, Communities, Society, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Heritage, Stage, Uzbekistan, Regeneration, Tashkent, Mark Weil

Tame Impala: Is It True

From Tame Impala’s newest album, The Slow Rush, “Is It True” spotlights the band’s affection for funk-inspired bass lines and percussion. Strutting and sultry, the track’s instrumental sets the scene for frontman Kevin Parker’s love song: “We started talkin’ ’bout devotion / The kind that goes on eternally / And I tell her I’m in love with her / But, how can I know that I’ll …
Tags: Music, Design, Tame Impala, Dance, Culture, Bass, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Kevin Parker, Psych, Psych-Pop, Psychedelic Funk

Rubbish mixtape: fan reunited with cassette 25 years after losing it

Stella Wedell astounded to spot tape in exhibition of art made out of plastic marine debrisA music fan has been reunited with a cassette tape she lost while on holiday 25 years ago after it washed up on a beach hundreds of miles away.Stella Wedell was 12 when she took the tape on a Spanish holiday to listen to songs by the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Shaggy and Bob Marley on her Walkman. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Germany, Environment, UK News, World news, Culture, Pollution, Art and design, Bob Marley, Plastics, Stella Wedell

Artist Luchita Hurtado’s Sudden Success at 99

Venezeula-born, California-based artist Luchita Hurtado’s success at 99 years old came rather late (she’s been painting since the 1940s) and somewhat unintentionally, but she’s embraced it. For many years, she was known as an artist’s wife (she was married to Austrian surrealist Wolfgang Paalen, then American painter Lee Mullican, with whom she has a son, artist Matt Mullican) and spent “decades cheering them on while quietly …
Tags: Art, Design, California, Culture, Artists, Venezuela, Exhibitions, Paintings, Linkaboutit, LACMA, Venezeula, Venezuelan, Wolfgang Paalen, Luchita Hurtado, Lee Mullican, Matt Mullican

Grimes: Delete Forever

Written the night Lil Peep passed away, “Delete Forever” is pretty and airy, despite tackling the topic of opioid addiction. From Grimes’ fifth album Miss Anthropocene, the tune begins with acoustic guitar (reminiscent of “Wonderwall” by Oasis) before the beat kicks in around the 50-second mark. With country-inflected violin and banjo, the song has a different sound from the Canadian musician’s recent releases, but her …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Country, Culture, Grimes, Oasis, Acoustic Guitar, Listenup, New Music, Synthpop

You still hear the people sing: Les Mis protest anthem blazes from France to China

The defiant lyrics to the classic Les Misérables track are reverberating through uprisings in Hong Kong and ChinaIt has soared during an airport sit-in, united street protests and drowned out the Chinese national anthem at a school assembly. Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavir...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Musicals, France, China, Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Stage, Les Miserables, Wuhan, Weibo, Les Mis, Herbert Kretzmer

Okay Kaya’s Valentine’s Day Playlist for COOL HUNTING

"I wanna tickle that little part of the back of people’s brains," the Norwegian musician tells us “Making a playlist for someone is a big deal to me,” Norwegian singer/songwriter Okay Kaya (aka Kaya Wilkins) says, when discussing the Valentine’s Day playlist she crafted for us. “I wanna tickle that little part of the back of people’s brains.” But ultimately, she says the question “Will …
Tags: Music, Design, Disco, Pop, Culture, Indie, Playlists, Folk, Songwriters, Singers, Valentines Day, Kaya, Okay Kaya, Kaya Wilkins

Eating Sea Urchins Could Restore the Ocean’s Ecosystem

Contrary to reports that conservation is the only way to save our oceans, one company’s hypothesis suggests that eating more sea urchins (urchin roe or uni in Japanese) could actually help restore balance in the aquatic ecosystem. Urchinomics (the aptly named organization testing this theory) found urchins thriving in waters now abandoned by predators due to pollution, heating or overfishing. Increased urchin populations means trouble …
Tags: Food, Design, Climate Change, Sea, Nature, Culture, Pollution, Oceans, Ocean, Linkaboutit, Uni, Kelp, Sea Urchins, Sea Life, Urchin Roe

Caleb Landry Jones: Flag Day / The Mother Stone

From actor and musician Caleb Landry Jones’ debut album, The Mother Stone (out 1 May on Sacred Bones), lead single “Flag Day / The Mother Stone” and its accompanying music video guide audiences down a psychedelic, cinematic rabbit hole. The seven-minute song sprawls outward with colorful, carnivalesque energy. Landry Jones recorded the track, and others from the album, using his personal collection of Casios and …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, New Music, Landry Jones, Caleb Landry Jones, Psych, Listen Up

Against All Logic: Fantasy

Using his performance alias Against All Logic, Nicolas Jaar releases a new album, 2017 – 2019, composed of industrial drums, sound effects and pop samples—plus plenty of Jaar’s signature distortions. A standout single and the album’s opening track, “Fantasy” employs all of the aforementioned but ups the ante by sampling Beyoncé’s 2003 collaboration with Sean Paul “Baby Boy” for its hook, as well as filtered …
Tags: Music, Design, Beyonce, Culture, Industrial, Techno, Listenup, New Music, Nicolas Jaar, Jaar, DownBeat, Nico Jaar, Sean Paul Baby Boy

'We're playing to the world': Galway's European capital of culture year kicks off

Galway 2020 promises everything from Margaret Atwood to art with local asylum-seekers. Its organisers and artists talk about building bridges and creating a lasting legacy for Irish artists‘I know it’s not utopia, but …” Author Sarah Moss has made a decision, she tells the audience at Imagining Ireland. She’s moving to Ireland to discover whether the country of her imagination can survive the test of lived experience. Striking a note of guarded optimism that captured the mood of the evening at G...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Culture, Ireland, Art and design, Festivals, Margaret Atwood, Arts funding, Performance art, Galway, European Capital Of Culture, Sarah Moss, Sara Baume, Imagining Ireland, Elaine Feeney

King Princess: Ohio

After performing “Ohio” live with consistency since her first tour, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) finally releases an official recording and music video for the fan-favorite track. Both the song and visuals begin with quiet intimacy, and the latter introduces Straus wearing her theatrical Cheap Queen look. As with the song, the video soon explodes into an anthemic garage-rock performance, cut from captivating live renditions. …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Rock, Culture, Ohio, Listenup, New Music, Straus, King Princess, Mikaela Straus, Cheap Queen

Gustav Klimt theft: police question gallery owner's widow

Woman linked to Italian gallery from where painting vanished questioned over diary entryIn the latest twist to one of Italy’s most bizarre cases of stolen art, the widow of a former gallery director is being investigated as police try to piece together the mysterious circumstances surrounding the theft and recent rediscovery of a Gustav Klimt painting.Prosecutors in Piacenza are questioning Rossella Tiadina, the widow of Stefano Fugazza, who was managing the Ricci Oddi modern art gallery when Kl...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Art Theft, Gustav Klimt, Klimt, Piacenza, Ricci Oddi, Rossella Tiadina, Stefano Fugazza, Tiadina

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