Joseph Kony 2012 Video: 'Stop Kony' Campaign Draws...
Just who is this Joseph Kony guy, anyway? If you learned his name from the viral video that rocketed the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to fame this week, the film producers’ campaign to make Kony a household name appears to have succeeded — but not without a massive backlash. The half-hour video in question underscores the LRA’s grisly atrocities,...
Live Review: The Maccabees, 10/3/2012 O2 Academy...
The London born Brighton quintet have made a strong comeback with their eagerly awaited third album ‘Given to the Wild’, and Saturday night at the 02 Academy, Leeds did little to diffuse this impression. The band debuted the new material- opening with ‘Given to the Wild’ and moving onto an eclectic mix of new material including ‘Pelican’ and ‘Forever I’ve Known’ and their previous successes of...
In modern societites we accept clock time, even though such time is a social...– David Harvey, 1996
Exhibition Review: Turner and The Elements, Turner...
Yes, paintings depicting boats and seascapes are boring and overrated- they’re Romantacised images symbolising Victorian wealth. However, Turner’s 19th century masterpieces reinvented this tired subject matter, with personal abstract compositions- defining him as the father of modern landscapes. His energetic, swirling vortexes of raging seas, subdued tranquil orange sunsets and...
The Summer of Whitney Houston
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/andrea-mann/whitney-houston-rip_b_1271322.html?ref=uk It was the summer of chaste snogs with Richard Salmond. It was the summer of Mindy Poole hosting pool(e) parties - being, as she was, the only girl in the village to own a swimming pool(e). It was the summer of 1986. The summer of Whitney Houston. And I use italics not for emphasis, but because it’s an...
What 'Borgen' and 'The Iron Lady' tell us about...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jan/09/borgen-iron-lady-women-power For anyone wanting to see a woman politician operating at the top of her game, the new Danish drama Borgen offered a brilliant, if fictional, example on Saturday night. The first episode showed Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), the Moderate party leader, in the last three days of an election race, emerging as...
Moon With A View - Laurent Laveder's Amazing Moon...
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/26/laurent-lavders-moon-photos_n_1234953.html?ref=uk-arts Who doesn’t enjoy gazing up at the moon from time to time? From pretending it’s made of cheese to telling our children there’s a man up there living on his own, our old nocturnal friend has been exciting our imaginations since time began. No one more so than artist Laurent...
When Britain's boy soldiers lined up in the firing...
This photograph of Victor Silvester of the London Scottish regiment was taken in 1914 - he was 14 at the time. He was just 15 when, after a few months’ training, he was sent out to France to fight in the trenches of World War I. His story in almost incredulous by today’s standards, being part of a firing squad who were under orders to shoot deserters at dawn. He took part in five...
Britain's boy soldier: Teenager, 17, lies about...
A 17-year-old soldier lied about his age so he could fight the Taliban on the frontline in Afghanistan - despite not being old enough to play war game Call of Duty. Adam Wilkie was three months off the age threshold for frontline duty - and too young to buy the 18-rated computer game - when he took part in firefights in the notoriously dangerous Helmand province. Soldiers are meant to be 18...
17 questions with a boy
What was the last thing you ate? - Beef stir fry
Do you believe in fairies? - No
25th January 2022 what will you be doing? - Living and working abroad
What was the last thing you bought?- Pint of Addlestone’s cider
How old are you? - 20
Do you believe in ghosts? - Yes
Who’s the last person you wish you hadn’t kissed? - A boy
What’s your biggest phobia?- Anything happening to my teeth
Whats your favourite bodily part? - Shoulders
Whats the last thing you did? - Went on a boozy woozy bike ride
If you could be anywhere, where would you be? - Anywhere hot
If you could have anything as a pet what would you have? - A baby meerkat
Do you like ketchup? - Yes
Where did you buy your top from? - Pull and Bear
What colour are your eyes? - Blue
Who’s the last person you kissed?- The girlfriend
What’s the name of your first pet?- Ascot
17 questions with a girl
What was the last thing you ate? - A plum
Do you believe in fairies? - Yes
25th January 2022 what will you be doing? - Married with two children, running a business
What was the last thing you bought?- 3 bananas
How old are you? - 19
Do you believe in ghosts? - Yes
Who’s the last person you wish you hadn’t kissed? - J
What’s your biggest phobia?- seeing a ghost
Whats your favourite bodily part? - My collar bones
Whats the last thing you did? - Watched the television
If you could be anywhere, where would you be? - In a hotel on a tropical island with my friends and unlimited foods and drinks
If you could have anything as a pet what would you have? - A baby tiger
Do you like ketchup? - Yes
Where did you buy your top from? - Topshop
What colour are your eyes? - Green/ brown
Who’s the last person you kissed?- J
What’s the name of your first pet?- Holly
Fidel Castro Calls Republican Race 'Competition Of...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/fidel-castro-republican-race_n_1230930.html?ref=world HAVANA — Fidel Castro lambasted the Republican presidential race as the greatest competition of “idiocy and ignorance” the world has ever seen in a column published Wednesday, and also took shots at the news media and foreign governments for seizing on the death of a Cuban prisoner...
Ugandan refugee turns hotel soap to hope
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33280689/#.Tx9Kupic-Vg Nearly two decades after he arrived in this country, Ugandan Derreck Kayongo is still bowled over by one subtle display of American wealth: the endless array of soaps available in stores. In his African homeland, the cost of soap is out of reach for many, often with tragic consequences. In 2004, the World Health Organization found roughly 15...