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A Utah monolith enchanted millions and then it was gone, leaving mysteries behind

For many following the story of the monolith, crucial questions remain unanswered: who made it? What was it for?In a year of uncertainty and peril, one three-sided mystery metal structure provided a glinting moment of distraction, or even hope – and then it was gone.Before the public had moved on from the monolith, the monolith had moved on from us. Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on Amazonian cave art: a story about the environment, too | Editorial

Astonishing rock paintings discovered in Colombia hold a lesson for today’s rainforestIn the past week, remarkable images of ancient cave art have hit the headlines: rock paintings made in South America around 12,000 years ago. The art, created on rock faces in the Serranía de la Lindosa, on the northern edge of the Colombian Amazon, is a riot of ochre-coloured geometrical pattern, handprints, and images of animals and humans. Until recent excavations, the works of art had been unknown to the in...
Tags: Amazon, Art, UK, Environment, Americas, World news, History, Colombia, Art and design, Anthropology, Amazon Rainforest, Archaeology, Indigenous Peoples, South America, Bering Strait


Marvel and AHN Team Up To Celebrate Nurses

 If 2020 has cemented anything, it’s that real heroes don’t wear capes; they wear scrubs.   Allegheny Health Network (AHN) & Marvel Comics   agree. Marvel, the iconic media brand, has collaborated with   AHN   to celebrate real-life healthcare heroes through a brand-new comic book, developed together with advertising agency   Doner .   Today, AHN is introducing   The True Nurse Stories, a   new Marvel comic book about real-life nurses and their heroism. Each chara...
Tags: Featured, Marvel, Advertising, Art and design, Western Pennsylvania, Gloria J, Dan Buckley, Allegheny Health Network AHN Marvel Comics, Doner Today AHN, Claire Zangerle, AHN Doner, David DeMuth CEO of Doner


From Martha Washington to Melania Trump: 250 years of first lady portraiture

Portraits of presidents’ wives have evolved with the role, and although it remains highly gendered, a new exhibition aims to celebrate their contribution and to ‘rectify the absences of women in US history’Bess Truman, US first lady from 1945 until 1953, has not become the sort of historical figure people quote on Instagram. “A woman’s public role is to sit beside her husband, be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight,” she said, even though, behind the scenes, she was nicknamed “the Boss” a...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, US, Life and style, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Exhibitions, Melania Trump, Truman, Martha Washington


'It can be uncomfortable': how a New York farmhouse is facing its racist past

In a new exhibition, three artists reckon with the history of slavery at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum with a range of challenging piecesWhen people think of buildings in Manhattan, chances are they think big and brash, cloud-piercing skyscrapers for tourists to marvel at.But the borough is also home to the far more modest Dyckman Farmhouse, a white clapboard home built in 1765. It’s the oldest farmhouse in the city, and just off 204th Street in Inwood, once home to Dutch farmer William Dyckman, ...
Tags: Art, New York, Design, US news, Culture, Art and design, Slavery, Manhattan, Inwood, 204th Street, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Dyckman Farmhouse, William Dyckman


Muhammad Ali flattens Cleveland Williams: Neil Leifer's best photograph

‘I gambled on Ali getting a knockout, fastening my camera to the lights way above the ring. And Williams landed flat on his back in a good spot’Everyone assumes the picture I took of Ali v Liston in 1965 is my favourite – it has even been called the greatest sports photograph of all time. But my favourite photograph I ever took is Ali v Williams, no question about it. It’s the only one of my photographs hanging in my home. I’ve shot everything in my career, from Charles Manson to the pope, but I...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Culture, Art and design, Williams, Miami, Boxing, Charles Manson, Muhammad Ali, Ali, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Neil Leifer, Liston, Cleveland Williams


Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan Set to Open February

Universal Studios Japan will hold its grand opening of the world’s first Super Nintendo World on February 4, 2021 – bringing to life a highly themed and immersive land featuring Nintendo’s legendary worlds, characters and adventures where guests will be able to play inside their favorite Nintendo games. The grand opening of Super Nintendo World will kick off the park’s year-long 20th Anniversary Celebration.Super Nintendo World will feature Mario Kart- and Yoshi-themed rides and attractions...
Tags: Japan, Advertising, Art and design, Nintendo, Mario Kart, Universal Studios, Yoshi, Bowser, Universal Studios Japan, Koopa


Check Out This New Poem from DB Leighton! Loving “Nothing But Time”!

From my good friend, DB Leighton, here is  another poem. I LOVE this one. It’s definitely one relevant poem.. given the current climate of  Covid 19 and quarantine.. and yet it fits many other situations and “times” of our lives when things either move far too quickly or is moving as slow as molasses in […] The post Check Out This New Poem from DB Leighton! Loving "Nothing But Time"! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
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How drawing comics is helping me mentally survive lockdown

In quarantine, I’ve faced down loneliness and fear with paper and inkI’m sitting at a cafe table in Paris, wearing impractically high-heeled boots, sipping espresso and blowing cigarette smoke into the air. Here I am swimming in the deep ocean, making friends with an octopus.One week after our state declared official lockdown, I found a way to travel safely, without mask or temperature checks, to explore other worlds and discover a sense of possibility that I acutely miss. Continue reading...
Tags: Life and style, Art and design, Drawing, Paris


Hotels fit for a KGB officer: Soviet cities in the twilight - in pictures

Many modernist buildings from the Soviet period are being destroyed, but Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov hopes to preserve their memory with these shots of sloping cinemas and rooms under surveillance Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Russia, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Communism, KGB, Arseniy Kotov


'The equals of Klee and Matisse' – the Alabama quilt-makers who shook America

They made quilts to keep the cold at bay. And their bold creations ended up being hailed as masterpieces – the visual equivalent of jazz and blues, tokens of solace and defiance in tragic timesLoretta Pettway Bennett remembers well the moment everything changed for her tight-knit, rural community. The 20th century was drawing to a close. She was in her late 30s, living with her husband and sons on the site of an old cotton plantation on a deep bend in the Alabama River. Any spare time she could ...
Tags: Art, US, Alabama, America, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Craft, Matisse, Boykin, Alabama River, Klee, Pettway Bennett


Russian museum director who exposed Soviets to hidden masterpieces dies at 98

Irina Antonova, head of Pushkin Museum for 52 years, brought Mona Lisa to Moscow despite cold warA longtime museum director dubbed the grande dame of the Russian art world has died at 98, prompting an outpouring of grief and admiration for the woman who brought the Mona Lisa to Moscow and returned masterpieces hidden for decades from the Soviet public to her museum’s exhibition halls.Irina Antonova, whose work at the Pushkin Museum began under Joseph Stalin and ended under Vladimir Putin, died o...
Tags: Art, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Art and design, Moscow, Joseph Stalin, Mona Lisa, Pushkin Museum, Coronavirus, Irina Antonova


Deep dive: empty swimming venues during lockdown – in pictures

In the last of our lockdown diaries series, photographer David Levene visits some of his favourite swimming venues in London Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Fitness, Life and style, UK News, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Swimming, David Levene, Coronavirus


'The Aids epidemic is not yet over': inside a project with a vital message

For World Aids Day, a new audio project will play important speeches and clips that catalogue the ongoing fight against HIV/Aids“Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Homophobia has got to go!”This was a chant from New York’s ACT-UP demonstration in 1989. Now the audio clip of this protest will echo throughout Greenwich Village in the coming month. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, New York, Culture, Art and design, Aids and HIV, Greenwich Village


Barefoot in thorns: Gaza through the eyes of a Palestinian photographer

My Gaza by Jehad al-Saftawi is a personal account of peoples’ suffering as they go about their lives under Israeli blockadeWorking as a journalist in Gaza, says Palestinian photographer Jehad al-Saftawi, is like walking barefoot in a field of thorns. “You must always watch where you step. Each neighbourhood is composed of its own intimate social network, and travelling through them with a camera makes you a significant suspicion.“You’re caught between the two sides of the conflict: the rulers of...
Tags: Books, Photography, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Art and design, Gaza, Global development, Jehad al Saftawi


Night riding in London during the lockdown – in pictures

In the next instalment of our series of lockdown diaries, photographer Sarah Lee shares her observations from her daily bike rides as autumn slides towards winter and things get darker Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sarah Lee, Coronavirus


Stage 13's 'Family Style' Wins 2020 Shorty Social Good Award

Stage 13 , the six-time EMMY award-nominated original content studio,  has won a  2020 Shorty Social Good Award  for   “Best Use of Facebook”  for its #stage13supports campaign on Facebook as part of the second season of the fan-favorite Asian food, family and culture streaming series “Family Style.” The  Facebook  campaign supported Asian-owned businesses and frontline workers during the pandemic with the cast of season two of "Family Style." The cast encouraged fans to support Asian restau...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, Advertising, Los Angeles, Netflix, Art and design, Toyota, Justin Lin, Cw, Facebook YouTube, Warner Bros TV Group, Stage 13, Justin Lin Better Luck Tomorrow Star Trek, YouTube NBCUniversal Comcast Google IFC


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


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


Two polar bears come sniffing in the Arctic night: Esther Horvath's best photograph

‘I heard from the ship that two bears were walking directly towards us. I told the scientists to pack up. When they said no, I showed no mercy’In the autumn of 2019, I joined an expedition to the Arctic. We set sail from Tromsø, Norway, on 20 September, on the Polarstern icebreaker. There were 100 people on board – 60 scientists and 40 crew – but the ship was big enough that it never felt crowded. There were people you didn’t see for days.The plan was to find the perfect ice floe to anchor to, t...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, World news, Culture, Art and design, Arctic, Polar regions, Arctic Ocean, Tromsø Norway, Art and design books, Esther Horvath


Sets appeal: staggering designs for theatre and dance – in pictures

We mine the archive of Guardian photographer Tristram Kenton for the great creations of designers including Tim Yip, Rae Smith and Tom Scutt Continue reading...
Tags: Design, Theatre, Dance, Culture, Art and design, Stage, Es Devlin, Tristram Kenton, Tom Scutt, Miriam Buether, Bunny Christie, Rae Smith, Tim Yip Rae Smith


Sacre bleu! France as you've never seen her before

They set out to capture the forgotten France, the everyday architecture of emptied towns and overlooked villages – before their uniqueness is lost for ever. Eric Tabuchi and Nelly Monnier talk us through their vast photographic atlasFrom the industrial north to the sun-baked south, Eric Tabuchi has spent two decades scouring the landscape of France with an obsessive eye. In 2008, the Danish-Japanese-French photographer created a beguiling series called Alphabet Truck by sneaking up on 26 differe...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Monnier, Tabuchi, Eric Tabuchi, Nelly Monnier


Don’t Miss the Festival of Arts First Ever Virtual Gala! “Simply ARTrageous: Live the Legacy! 12/5/20

This First-Ever Virtual Gala for  Laguna Beach’s Festival of the Arts promises to be pretty amazing. This is the first-ever event of this type and it’s a fundraiser for the Pageant of the Masters as well as the Festival of Arts. These two events ae absolutely mesmerizing. The great concert element of this Gala will […] The post Don't Miss the Festival of Arts First Ever Virtual Gala! "Simply ARTrageous: Live the Legacy! 12/5/20 first appeared on LA-Story.com.
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Portraits from the pandemic: Taylor Wessing prize winners – in pictures

This year’s Taylor Wessing photography prize focused on the way we’ve coped during Covid-19 – and featured an all-female winners list for the first timeAlys Tomlinson wins Taylor Wessing photography prize Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Culture, Art and design, Awards and prizes, Exhibitions, National Portrait Gallery, Tomlinson, Taylor Wessing, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize


Ralph Steadman: 'We're really living in a hell of a year, aren't we?'

The outspoken artist talks about his new book arriving in an ‘absolutely weird’ year and why Trump remains ‘the worst person in our known history’When the Welsh artist Ralph Steadman picks up the phone, he sounds a bit paranoid.“It’s Friday the 13th, you know,” he says with a doomsday tone. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Design, Culture, Illustration, Art and design, Trump, Ralph Steadman


From Trump's failures to frustration in Wuhan: the rise of Covid documentaries

Among a growing number of films about coronavirus, artist-activist Ai Weiwei takes a citizen’s-eye view in China while Alex Gibney counts the cost of America’s distrust of scientific adviceAs early as April this year, Vulture reported that at least 20 coronavirus-related documentary projects were shooting or seeking funding. Seven months later, five significant feature documentaries about the virus have been completed, with countless more due to follow. Made from various perspectives, each film ...
Tags: Film, China, America, World news, US news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Alex Gibney, Wuhan, Ai Weiwei, Trump, Documentary films, Coronavirus


Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: ‘I’ve been trying to get sacked from television for years’

Changing Rooms’ flamboyant master of maximalism has made a great living out of being himself. But is lockdown altering him? Is he suddenly dressing down, or brooding on the tragedy that marked his childhood? And does he have any decor tips for our interviewer?If curating your surroundings for a Zoom call is an art, then Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is its maximalist master. Immersed in the dark colours of his 17th-century manor-house living room, he sits with enviable poise, one arm cocked and proppe...
Tags: Reality TV, Design, Television, Julianne Moore, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Television & radio, William Morris, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen


Bike disappearance mars Banksy artwork in Nottingham

City angered by apparent theft of bike chained to post near stencil of hula-hooping girl A bicycle with a missing wheel accompanying a Banksy mural in Nottingham has vanished, prompting sadness and frustration in the city.The artwork depicts a girl appearing to hula hoop with a tyre from the bike, which was chained to a nearby pole outside a beauty salon. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Culture, Art and design, Nottingham, Banksy


Brighton mural of Churchill in stockings and suspenders given reprieve

Council was set to paint over it because of wartime PM’s V-sign rather than his lingerieA rainbow mural of seven Winston Churchills wearing stockings and suspenders which prompted a complaint from the local council because of the wartime prime minister’s trademark V-sign is to be allowed to remain in place.The artwork, which appeared on the wall of the Sandpiper guest house on one of Brighton’s busiest streets, was the subject of a council complaint over Churchill’s victory sign, which he used t...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Winston Churchill, Brighton, Street Art, Churchill, Winston Churchills


Brighton mural of Churchill in suspenders given reprieve

Council was set to paint over it because of wartime PM’s V-sign rather than his lingerieA rainbow mural of seven Winston Churchills wearing stockings and suspenders which prompted a complaint from the local council because of the wartime prime minister’s trademark V-sign is to be allowed to remain in place.The artwork, which appeared on the wall of the Sandpiper guest house on one of Brighton’s busiest streets, was the subject of a council complaint over Churchill’s two-fingered victory sign, wh...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Winston Churchill, Brighton, Street Art, Churchill, Winston Churchills