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Disarming North Korea With Pizza and Sports

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA 19 OCTOBER 2017 North Korean officials are still scrambling to make sense of the Olympic Committee’s sudden announcement late last night of Pyongyang’s winning bid to host the 2020 games. The sporting organization’s notice was shared on…

Leave Novelists Out of Fiction | by Tim Parks | NYR Daily

Private Collection/Portal Painters/Bridgeman ImagesJonathan Wolstenholme: Shakespearean Scholar, 2003 Why do we have so many novels and films featuring writers and artists? Films abound—Amadeus, Picasso, Turner, Oscar Wilde, Neruda, Leopardi. In fiction we have, among others, Michael Cunningham’s Virginia Woolf in…

A Guide To This Year’s Best Historic Ghost Tours: Gothamist

We all know that one kid who got really into Jack the Ripper factoids in junior high, was obsessed with Sweeney Todd, and did seances a la Gabby Hoffman in (the 1995 cult classic) Now and Then. Maybe that kid…

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 21st, 2017

You have a favorite bookstore. We want to give you $500 to spend at your favorite bookstore. Click here to enter, or click the image below.   Today’s Featured Deals The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney for $2.99. Get it…

Visualizing the Imaginary and Unseen

Nicolas Carone, “Orpheus” (1960), oil on canvas, 48 3/8 x 60 inches (courtesy of the Estate of Nicolas Carone) In a painting from 1989, Nicolas Carone deploys airy zigzags of luminous beige. Layering flat passages of pinkish gray, he teases the…

Dog Escapes His Walker In Brooklyn, Ends Up Inside Manhattan Bodega: Gothamist

A photo of Cash that Gwen Wunderlich shared in hopes of finding him (Facebook) A Brooklyn dog went on a six-hour odyssey when he broke loose from his dog walker on Friday morning—and prompted his panicked owner to convince a…

The Power of Stories and #MeToo

The internet is abuzz with people, especially people that identify as women, telling their stories of sexual harassment and assault with the hashtag #metoo. The stated goal is to display exactly how many people have been sexually harassed and/or assaulted.…

American Monuments Then and Now

Lee Friedlander, “Father Duffy. Times Square, New York, New York” (1974), gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (all photographs © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery and Eakins Press Foundation) As public symbols of civic virtue and regional pride,…

RIVERSONG by Vinita Karim at Gallery Art & Soul

Vinita Karim is all set to kick-start her solo exhibition, RIVERSONG, which will be on view at the Hirji Gallery of Jahangir Art Gallery and the Gallery Art & Soul. Vinita Karim has worked and lived in Europe, Middle-East,…

Gabrielle Union Speaks On The Tragedy Men May Experience Without Support

Gabrielle Union is finally speaking her truth the way only she can — with humor, class and passionate abandon. The crowd at Parkway Central Library hung onto Gabrielle’s every word as she discussed the issues of race, sexual violence and infertility that…

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