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Row over use of unpaid interns by Serpentine pavilion architect

Junya Ishigami’s involvement in London gallery project attacked after email listing conditions for an intern is published The Serpentine Gallery in London has come under fire after it was claimed that its chosen architect for this year’s pavilion, Junya Ishigami + Associates, uses unpaid interns who are expected to work 12-hour shifts for months.The acclaimed 44-year-old Japanese architect was picked by the Serpentine to design its 19th annual pavilion project, which offers international archite...
Tags: Architecture, Art and design, Culture, UK news, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Serpentine pavilion, Art, London, Cities, Work & careers, Guardian Careers, Young people


BBC journalists concerned over Tony Hall's Huawei meeting

BBC News staff raise concerns over director general’s meeting with embattled Chinese firmThe BBC director general, Tony Hall, is to meet executives at Huawei next week, raising concerns among some journalists at the corporation about the broadcaster’s coverage of the Chinese technology company.BBC News journalists have raised concerns about the potential conflict between the corporation’s need to provide independent and critical coverage of China with the rest of the organisation’s financial nee...
Tags: BBC, Tony Hall, Media, China, World news, Asia Pacific, UK news, The news on TV, Television, Culture, Television & radio, Huawei, Technology, Telecommunications industry, Business


Soulection’s 400th Episode

Soulection (Soundcloud sensation turned Beats 1 radio show) is hosting a ticketed recording of their 400th episode in Los Angeles on Saturday, 23 March. Joe Kay, the show’s co-founder and head A&R, recorded the first episode in January of 2011 and has since amassed over five weeks’ worth of recorded audio—that’s not even including his live shows and DJ sets, which he does almost nightly—and …
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, Live, Radio, Culture, Hip-hop, Beats 1, Linkaboutit, Concerts, Live Performances, Soulection, Joe Kay, Radio Shows


Celebrating Purim in Manchester – in pictures

Orthodox Jewish children in fancy dress and adults take to the streets of Broughton in Greater Manchester to celebrate the annual feast of Purim, celebrated by Jewish communities around the world with parades and costume parties. Purim commemorates the defeat of Haman, the adviser to the Persian king, and his plot to massacre the Jewish people, 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the biblical book of Esther. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, UK News, Culture, Judaism, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Festivals, Broughton, Haman


Flume: Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape Visualizer)

For his first release since 2017, electronic artist Flume taps fellow Aussie Jonathan Zawada for a 42+ minute visual for Hi This Is Flume. Though the release is available to stream on all platforms, it’s most powerful when experienced alongside the Zawada-directed video. Complete with lucid digital renderings and eclectic live-action scenes, the cuts accentuate the insanity of Flume’s music—it’s frantic and enveloping, but when the …
Tags: Video, Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Electronic Music, Australian, Listenup, Electronic, Flume, Jonathan Zawada, Zawada, Mixtape Visualizer


'We are modern slaves': Mdou Moctar, the Hendrix of the Sahara

His first guitar was made from wood and bicycle parts and his first songs were shared via Bluetooth in the desert. But the Niger musician has become international – and is taking aim at FranceHow do you even dream of making music when your family and religious leaders disapprove, when you live at the edge of the Sahara desert, and you cannot afford an instrument?It helps that the Tuareg musician Mdou Moctar, from Niger, is not easily discouraged. Unable to acquire a guitar, he made one out of a ...
Tags: Music, Africa, US, Culture, World Music, Niger, Sahara, Mdou Moctar, Mdou Moctar the Hendrix


Emily Wells: Come on Doom, Let’s Party

Backed by clips of climate crisis, protest and dance, Emily Wells appears front and center in the video for her newest single, “Come on Doom, Let’s Party.” Surrounded by strings, echoed synths and drums, Wells sings with forlorn longing. “My movements are actions of love, mimicry, isolated protest. My movements illustrate willful blindness. My movements illustrate a willingness to see. My movements illustrate a fury …
Tags: Music, Design, Climate Change, Culture, Music Video, Party, Listenup, New Music, Emily Wells, Wells, Strings, Singer Songwriter


The Crossing review – Bai Xue's slowburn gem delivers the goods

This feature debut about a schoolgirl coerced into small-time smuggling is all the more powerful for shunning high drama With this elegantly elliptical arthouse movie, Bai Xue announces herself as a cool, confident observer of a new generation of Chinese youth. There are echoes of Sofia Coppola in Bai’s directing debut, a coming-of-age story inspired by real-life criminal gangs in Hong Kong who recruit schoolkids to smuggle mobile phones into mainland China. It’s a wisp of film that never quite ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Film, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, World cinema, Shenzhen, BAI, Sofia Coppola, Drama films, Bai Xue, Huang Yao, Peipei, Jo Carmen Soup Peipei


The Journey review – supreme acting elevates a humane hostage drama

Zahraa Ghandour is mesmerising as a would-be suicide bomber in Mohamed Al-Daradji’s smart, sympathetic ensemble pieceIt’s the first night of Eid, in 2006, and a young woman named Sara (Zahraa Ghandour) steps into the newly reopened Baghdad Central Station, with explosives strapped to her body and an detonator switch in her shaking hand. Time seems to stand still, fade to white, loop backwards and start over.Sara enters the station again, and perhaps what we’re seeing now is her in a part of the ...
Tags: Film, Iraq, Time, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, World cinema, Sara, Salam, Mohamed Al Daradji, Zahraa Ghandour, Sara Zahraa Ghandour, Baghdad Central Station, Salam Ameer Ali Jabarah


You've been played: when your kids start beating you at video games

I taught my son how to play video games. Now he’s teaching meThere is a moment in parenthood when your child discovers you are not infallible, that you can be beaten. The first time a kid wins a game of tennis against their mum or dad, or solves a maths problem their parents can’t even begin to understand, it is profoundly bittersweet. While it is wonderful to see your child growing up and becoming independent, when they get good at things, they are a little bit less yours, and you are a little ...
Tags: Family, Games, Culture, Parents and parenting, Young People, Jersey


Parties and passion in Burkina Faso by Ibrahima Sanlé Sory – in pictures

Vibrant youth culture and a flourishing music scene leap out of the west African photographer’s Peuple de la Nuit, featuring the musicians, dancers and lovers who graced his hometown’s hottest venues Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Music, Africa, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Young People, Burkina Faso, Clubbing, Art and design books, Ibrahima Sanlé Sory, Peuple de la Nuit


Holi: a festival of colours – in pictures

The Hindu festival of Holi is under way in India. The two-day celebration signifies the victory of good over evil and marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring. Its origins can be found in Hindu mythology, while the use of colour is tied to stories about Lord Krishna Continue reading...
Tags: India, Religion, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Festivals, Hinduism, Krishna


How to move a masterpiece: the secret business of shipping priceless artworks

What happens when a forklift goes through your Picasso? By Andrew DicksonEarly one morning last summer, I stood inside a museum in Antwerp and watched as a painting was hung on the wall. When I walked in, the gallery was empty. To one side, there was a crate about a metre square. Royal blue, it was unmarked apart from a code number and a yellow stencilled sign reading “Lato da Aprire / Open this Side”. Although its home is nominally Florence, the painting inside was a seasoned traveller: it had ...
Tags: Art, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Art Theft, Florence, Sicily, Picasso, Antwerp, Andrew DicksonEarly


Oxford English Dictionary adds new entries: chuddies, jibbons and fantoosh

An Indian English word for underpants joins a host of Scottish insults after the dictionary crowdsourced regional termsEnglish speakers from around the world have flocked to help the Oxford English Dictionary expand its coverage of regional vocabulary, with a new update including suggestions such as jibbons, chuddies and sitooterie.The dictionary launched its Words Where You Are appeal to the public last year to mark the 90th anniversary of the completion of its first edition. The regional vocab...
Tags: Books, Culture, New Orleans, Reference and languages books


Interview: Jerico Mandybur, Author of Neo-Tarot

We discuss empowerment and self-care through an ancient practice Writer/editor/speaker/podcast host, Jerico Mandybur is also the editorial director at Girlboss and the author of the brand new Neo Tarot: A Fresh Approach to Self-Care, Healing & Empowerment. Officially releasing 2 April (but available for pre-order now), the book comes with a deck of tarot cards, and the set offers a unique, contemporary and thoughtful guide to …
Tags: Health, Wellness, Books, Design, Interviews, Mindfulness, Culture, Tarot, Self Care, Girlboss, Tarot Cards, Jerico Mandybur


How does Poland celebrate the arrival of Spring?

It may be 1st day of Spring today…but it sure does not look like it in New Hampshire… Although I have to admit that days are getting longer and warmer, so there is hope:) My daughters having hot chocolate in our yard couple days ago! Waiting for the Spring! Around the world, people celebrate the end of the dismal winter weather with unique festivals and traditions. Some date back thousands of years and others are relatively new. Poland celebrates the coming of Spring through the drowning of Ma...
Tags: Nature, Culture, New Hampshire, Calendar, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Mora, Mount Washington Valley, Marzanna, Marzanna The Marzanna, Jeziorzany, Morana Morena, Spring Wiosna


Lizzo + Missy Elliott: Tempo

Lizzo and Missy Elliott have teamed up for an absolute banger with “Tempo.” With a beat that’s reminiscent of an early 2000s hip-hop club anthem, it’s a celebration of thick women: “Slow songs, they for skinny hoes / Can’t move all of this here to one of those / I’m a thick bitch, I need tempo.” The third track from Lizzo‘s Cuz I Love You, …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Hip-hop, Listenup, New Music, Lizzo, Missy Elliott, Lizzo Missy Elliott


From Serial to Bryan Singer: why Amy Berg is the documentarian to fear

She has tackled injustice and abuse in the film industry and the Catholic church. The Oscar-nominated director reveals why she is telling the shocking story hit podcast Serial failed to coverThe Maryland court of appeals this month overturned a decision to grant Adnan Syed a new trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. The story of Syed’s conviction in 2000 was brought to the world’s attention by the podcast Serial, which launched in October 2014. Its presenter Sarah Koenig e...
Tags: Television, Maryland, Documentary, World news, US news, Culture, US justice system, Television & radio, Serial, Factual TV, Amy Berg, Bryan Singer, US crime, Hae Min Lee, Adnan Syed, Sarah Koenig


Google Stadia: what developers think of the game-streaming service

Has Google got its head in the cloud, or can its sheer size help it succeed where many have failed in building a hardware-free future for gamers?Google’s announcement of game-streaming service Stadia may not have been a huge industry revelation; Google has made no secret of its ambitions to enter the video game market, and it was somewhat given away by public trials last September. Instead, it was the things that weren’t revealed at Tuesday’s Game Developers Conference keynote that took many by ...
Tags: Google, Games, Technology, Internet, Broadband, Culture, Game culture, Games consoles, Gizmodo, Live Streaming, Bethesda, Alex Cranz


PHOTO: Leaves of the Borneo Giant Upright Elephant Ear

The island of Borneo, located just south of the tip of mainland Malaysia, is a natural wonderland. Most visitors come to dive or see the island’s unique wildlife, but the flora has a lot to offer too. During my stay at Sepiilok Nature Resort in the Malaysian State of Sabah, I spent one afternoon exploring the boardwalks that border the lake and marshes around the resort. One of my finds were enormous leaves of this Borneo Giant Elephant Ear that stood taller than me. They rippled in the... The p...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Sandakan, Elephant Ear


The last of Africa's big tusker elephants – in pictures

Like living relics from a bygone era, the last of Africa’s big tusker elephants roam in a vast, remote wilderness in Kenya. In partnership with the Tsavo Trust NGO and the Kenya Wildlife Service, Will Burrard-Lucas spent months photographing these rare animals. His series of intimate portraits are captured in his book, Land of Giants Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Animals, Africa, Environment, World news, Culture, Wildlife, Conservation, Kenya, Lucas, Tsavo


David Bailey: 'Deneuve said it's great we're divorced – now we can be lovers!'

As he powers into his 80s, the photographer recalls shooting everyone from Kate Moss to Andy Warhol, shares his regrets over voting leave – and reveals how Gordon Brown pulled a fast one on him‘You look knackered,” says David Bailey, greeting me at his studio. It’s up a small mews and sprawls so casually across two floors that it still feels like the 60s inside. “Look at you,” he says. “Your buttons aren’t even done up right.” I look down at my jacket: that bit is true. But I tell him: “I’m not ...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Fashion, London, Celebrity, Life and style, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, Gordon Brown, Social history, David Bailey


Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix

The acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s film and TV studio business will boost Disney as it enters the TV streaming marketDisney has closed its $71bn (£54bn) acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment business in a deal which unites franchises such as Cinderella, The Simpsons and Star Wars under one corporate roof to create a media behemoth of unprecedented scale.The Walt Disney Company closed its acquisition of 21st century Fox just after midnight New York time on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Media, Film, Disney, US news, Fox, Netflix, Culture, Walt Disney Company, Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox


The Runner: plan to move Athens statue to Skopje angers Greeks

Costas Varotsos says proposal to place his Athens artwork in North Macedonia is ‘surreal’ Like most landmarks in any capital, the Runner has its admirers and its detractors. At more than 12 metres high, the 70-ton monument opposite Athens’ Hilton hotel is hard to miss. But whether Greeks love it or hate it, the gargantuan glass statue has become a fixture that few are willing to part with.No one knows this better than Costas Varotsos, the internationally acclaimed artist who sculpted Dromeas – a...
Tags: Europe, Greece, World news, Culture, Art and design, Athens, Skopje, North Macedonia, Costas Varotsos, Myrsini Zorba, North Macedonia Continue


Mullum at Night -Street Food & Live Music under the fairy lights

Mullum at Night is on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM Gather your friends and family and head to the lush green grounds of the Mullum Leagues Club for a night of dancing to local legend Micka Scene on stage under the fairy lights. Grab a bite to eat from the bevy of delicious world food chefs at the pop up street food markets and a drink from the outdoor pop up bars. Handmade, designer, plants & makers markets Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options Pop up Byron Brewery bar Kids fun a...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Culture, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Micka, Byron Brewery, Mullum Leagues Club


Louis Cole: Doing The Things (Short Song)

Instantly recognizable as a Louis Cole bop, the delightful “Doing The Things (Short Song)” has just been released—and is also a teaser for the upcoming Live Sesh and Xtra Songs EP, which is due out on 5 April. Melting together funk, pop and so much more, the track is off-kilter in the best possible way. The LA-based singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist is also heading out on tour—from …
Tags: Music, Design, La, Music Videos, Pop, Culture, Listenup, Funk, New Music, XTRA, Louis Cole


Egyptian dissident writer Alaa al-Aswany sued by military prosecutors

Bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building says case against him violates Universal Declaration of Human RightsAlaa al-Aswany, the bestselling Egyptian author of The Yacoubian Building, has been sued by military prosecutors in Egypt for “insulting the president, the armed forces and judicial institutions”.According to his French publisher, Actes Sud, the accusations relate to the columns Aswany has published in Deutsche Welle Arabic, and to his latest novel The Republic, As If, which recounts ...
Tags: Books, Human Rights, Protest, Censorship, Fiction, World news, Culture, Egypt, Alaa Al Aswany, Deutsche Welle, Aswany, Actes Sud


Farewell to Andre Williams, R&B Singer and Godfather of Rap

Singer, songwriter and arguably the inventor of rap Zephire “Andre” Williams—singer/songwriter and arguably the inventor of rap—has passed away in Chicago at 82 years old. Nicknamed Mr Rhythm, Williams worked in the music industry in various positions since the 1950s, from procuring and developing new talent to songwriting and producing. He co-wrote “Shake Your Tail Feather,” produced for Parliament-Funkadelic, teamed up with the Dirtbombs—his desire …
Tags: Music, Design, Rap, Chicago, Culture, Rip, Blues, Rb, Songwriters, Singers, Parliament Funkadelic, Andre Williams, Zephire Andre Williams, Rhythm Williams


National Portrait Gallery turns down £1m grant from Sackler family

Artists had asked gallery not to accept sum from family behind firm making opiod OxyContinThe National Portrait Gallery has turned down a £1m grant from the multibillionaire Sackler family following an ongoing controversy over a drug produced by their US pharmaceutical company.The NPG is one of many British cultural institutions in line for substantial donations from members of the family, but it has come under pressure from artists and campaigners not to accept funding from the owners of the co...
Tags: Business, London, US, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Pharmaceuticals industry, Corporate sponsorship, National Portrait Gallery, NPG, Sackler, OxyContinThe National Portrait Gallery