Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

April 28, 2017

Paul Allen speaks at the Americans for the arts National arts Awards benefit dinner in New York City on Oct. 15, 2012.Image: Ragozzino / BFA / REX / Shutterstock Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, has committed $30 million to a new initiative that will help establish permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The money will go toward building a new facility specifically designed to house the city’s homeless …

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Concerns raised over students’ unions’ anti-Israel stance – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… academic boycott of Israel. The BBC found 17 students’ unions have now passed motions to endorse the BDS boycott of Israel. They include Belfast, Birkbeck, Brunel, Essex, Exeter, Goldsmiths, Kings College London, Kingston, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, SOAS, Strathclyde, Sussex, Swansea, University of arts London and UCL. But it is possible they may be breaking the law by backing the movement. Image caption Video footage was taken at one demonstration Both the NUS and the BDS …

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Manhattan man pleads guilty to ‘Producers’ scheme

April 27, 2017

… from. “Through his elaborate overtures to investors, Roland Scahill scammed patrons of the arts to the tune of more than $200,000. We are pleased to have brought his larcenous scheme to a grand finale,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus B. Vance said in a statement. …

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From Kyoto, with love: Photos capture over a century of romance and loss

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Kyoto’s annual Kyotographie photography fair is among the most exciting art fairs in Japan. Celebrating its fifth year with the theme of love, the fair has assembled a number of intriguing exhibitions that defy clich, presenting unconventional yet heartfelt interpretations. Vintage photos of a bygone era Paris’ Muse Guimet displayed a selection of prints from the 19th and early 20th centuries dealing with courtesan and wedding customs. …

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Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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‘Touching my dreams’: Designer turns ideas into surreal images

April 24, 2017

(CNN)Hseyin ahin is a graphic designer and art director, but the Turkish artist could be best described as a dream catcher. ahin uses photography, illustrations and photoshop to create surreal images inspired by his dreams and imagination. He then posts his fantastical works to Instagram, where he has accumulated a large and dedicated following of over 87,000 people. On his Instagram profile, each photo collage is more mystical than the next: in one, a blue whale swims with mermaids …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… useful arts” to motivate innovators, stimulate the economy and establish just laws. The US has become the most powerful nation on Earth and among the greatest in history, because it has long respected and promoted science. Countless policies, from military deployments to regulations that control the formula of a shampoo, are based on science. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook How would your life be without electricity, let alone …

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This rainbow font lets you raise the LGBTQ pride flag with every letter you type

April 22, 2017

… rainbow version of the typeface unapologetically invokes LGBTQ pride, but “Gilbert” is also available for download in black, creating a sleeker and more understated look. Image: Type With pride The technicolor font was created through a partnership called Type With Pride, spearheaded by media and arts organization NewFest, NYC Pride, Ogilvy & Mather’s design agency, and font creation platform Fontself. The organizations decided to memorialize Baker in a typeface …

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Football child abuse suspects put at 250 – BBC News

April 19, 2017

In its last update in January, the number of victims stood at 526, while the number of potential suspects stood at 184. Police forces across the UK have received an increased number of calls from victims and from people offering information since the hotline was set up. The NPCC said 25 referrals to the inquiry related to sports other than football. These have included rugby, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, wrestling, golf, sailing, athletics, cricket and swimming. While the number of …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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A Look Back At 6 Seasons Of Perfect ‘Girls’ Quotes

April 17, 2017

… to me, about me, probably in the last half hour! Hannah I feel like my bandana collection is my most developed collection. I mean my array of bandanas is insane. Shoshanna ** I am 13 pounds overweight and it has been so awful for me my whole life. Hannah Ive been known to dabble in the Macintosh arts. Ray Its a Wednesday night baby and Im alive! Hannah ** I will never be bored as long as theres Halloween. Shoshanna Its really liberating to say …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… first aid training. We trust teachers to deliver assessment in a sensible manner that will not create stress among children.” ‘Asking for money’ The NUT is also meeting in Cardiff for its annual conference this weekend. Speaking beforehand, the union’s general secretary Kevin Courtney said: “Funding is going to be a theme that dominates the conference. “In schools around the country, class sizes are going up. We are seeing arts, dance drama and music being …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… arts and Sciences offered Chaplin an honorary Oscar. Chaplin was given a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in the Academy’s history, as he accepted his award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century”. Related Topics Film Television Music More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTube Kingpin Tube Kingpin shows you exactly how to create engaging video content along with powerful SEO techniques …

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This artist is spray painting St. Louis’ history

April 14, 2017

St. Louis, Missouri (CNN)A Bosnian refugee turned world-renowned aerosol artist is putting the finishing touches on an impressive 1,000-square-foot canvas. Wearing a gas mask, standing on scaffolding for hours at a time and using endless cans of spray paint, Paco Rosic is painting the history of St. Louis, Missouri, on the ceiling and walls of a building not far from Budweiser. Rosic’s art takes viewers on a journey from settlement of the Mississippi River town in the mid-1700s through …

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A field of Lego daffodils has sprouted in a UK city centre

April 13, 2017

A field of daffodils built with yellow Lego bricks has sprouted in Hull, UK, much to the delight of its residents. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead The temporary installation is part of Hull’s City of Culture 2017 event, a celebration highlighting the city’s arts and culture. The display in the East Yorkshire city’s King Edward Square features 1,700 daffodils made from a whopping 146,400 Lego bricks. A post shared by Hull …

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Google remembers a pioneer of Indian art with doodle inspired by his works

April 12, 2017

Image: GOOGLE SCREENGRAB Search giant Google rolled out an artsy surprise for Indian users by paying a tribute to “pioneering artist” Jamini Roy on his 130th birth anniversary. It created a beautiful horse doodle inspired by the master’s Black Horse painting. It further allowed users to take a tour of Roy’s artworks and collections on Google arts & Culture. The virtual exhibit was curated by Google and the National Gallery of Modern Art. SEE ALSO: Google Doodle …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Just scroll down to our archives. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia: In what field are the terms strike, exposition and proscenium commonly used? Theater, medicine, mixed martial arts or construction? These terms are most often used in and around the theater. The proscenium relating to a common type of stage. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: When I was founded in 1997, No Limits theater group, like its name suggests, wasn’t limited to people simply performing in plays. The …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

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Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Tokyo is a city that can roar one moment and whisper at the next, a place where almost anything seems possible. After all, 13 million people share this 2,188-square-kilometer piece of the planet, which is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, stores and cafs. It’s also a one-stop center for the best of Japan — culture, quality products and impeccable service. …

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Million-dollar holiday snaps? Andy Warhol’s China photographs up for auction

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Andy Warhol‘s personal photographs from his trip to Beijing and Hong Kong in 1982 are arguably the most famous holiday snaps of all time. And depending on how an auction of the collection fares later this month, they could soon be among the most valuable. Warhol, who was one of the most famous people in the western world at the time of his visit, went largely unrecognized on the streets of Beijing. It makes the images even more remarkable, not least to collectors, who have come …

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

“It was a bit awkward,” she recalls. “I was like, ‘Are you ok?’ and he said, ‘Yeah. But you need to do that. You have to do that for the rest of your life.” She took his advice – choosing to attend the pop-focussed Liverpool Institute of Performing arts instead of her original choice, the Birmingham Conservatoire. By the time she reached her third year of studies, she’d already been signed by a record label and moved to London. Her debut …

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Why there is more to Middle Eastern art than women and war

March 16, 2017

(CNN)A couple of months ago, I invited a reputed art historian to speak at Art Dubai’s inaugural Modern Symposium, a series of talks that focus on 20th-century art produced by masters from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. I explained that the symposium, in part, responds to those who doubt the wealth, breadth and quality of modernism in this region. She laughed, knowing all too well the criticism that Middle East art practitioners face. I’m so proud to work with an …

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Sleep no more: Macbeth-inspired production pulls out all stops

March 13, 2017

Shanghai, China (CNN)From hypermodern, twisted skyscrapers and levitating trains to frenetic street-life, a visit to Shanghai can result in sensory overload. So where better for an Asian premier of “experiential theater” from Punchdrunk — a group that has been exploding traditional notions of performance for over 15 years and strives to leave audiences feeling exactly like their name after a performance? Since December, visitors to the fictitious McKinnon Hotel in the …

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Easy Self-Defense Tactics Each And Every Person Should Learn By Heart

March 10, 2017

… yourself and get away from an assailant no matter how small you are or how big your attacker is. Fortunately, the tough folks over at Notorious Mixed Martial arts are here to give us all a crash course. Sensei Fiona Watson has a few awesome tips for defending yourself from an assailant. These defensive maneuvers are specifically designed to help smaller people (like women and children) break free of a large attacker. Please remember, in the event that you are attacked, you should not attempt to …

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