I thought, if Julian was serious and strategic, that WikiLeaks should not only bale stuff out onto the web, but should then facilitate the editing and presenting of that work in a way that was of permanent historical value.
McQueen's is a serious film, which does matter. But best film of the year? That smacks of piety in Tinseltown.
Central to all Hall’s thinking is the relation between culture and power and the issue of representation in all senses of the word
that Dante can invoke Virgil so effortlessly not only points to a certain aptitude for getting into Virgil’s bones, but even suggests that Dante knows Virgil’s poetry better than Virgil probably knew it himself.
Según cuenta el comisario de la exposición, Clément Chéroux, “le marcó sobre todo la actitud surrealista: el espíritu subversivo, el gusto por el juego, el lugar prestado al inconsciente, el placer de la deambulación urbana, la fulguración”.
Russia is widely reported to have spent $51bn on the Sochi Games, approximately $45bn of which is now assumed to be in Grand Cayman.
Along with their location, the Sochi Games are symbolic for their date: the Olympics will end on February 23, the exact day seventy years ago when Joseph Stalin deported the entire population of the Chechens from their homes to forbidding locations in the Far East and Siberia, resulting in the deaths of tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands.
If something is “fictional,” does that mean it isn’t “real”? What do “made-up” stories have to say about the past, present, and future of our own societies? How does fiction change how we inhabit different worlds, such as those we find in books, or at our jobs, or even in the classroom?
The agreements that govern how these bases are used are almost as old as George Orwell's dystopian portrayal of the UK as "Airstrip One", subservient to a US-led super-state.
suicides, mass lay-offs, sky-rocketing unemployment, vast impoverishment and outright violence in the streets of Athens have become, with little exaggeration, the new normal.
in 2009, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions produced a devastating report in the wake of a global analysis of forced eviction, and concluded that it “ranks amongst the most widespread human rights violations in the world.”
In the Turkish political scene, amendments to the anti-terror law have resulted in the country being characterised as the biggest prison for journalists in the world.