Category: Culture

  • We need culture of respect for women, Turnbull says in Eurydice Dixon tribute

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    Remembering comedian killed in Melbourne, Shorten says women’s safety depends on the ‘example we set for our sons’ Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have paid tribute to Eurydice Dixon, the 22-year-old comedian killed in Melbourne last week, and have called for cultural change to ensure respect for women and to make public spaces safe. “Women must […]

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  • What is the ultimate football anthem?

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    The Beautiful Game traditionally has a song in its heart. Football and music summon a combined power that heightens the senses, creates tribal identities, flaunts theatricality and wit (and copious cutting put-downs). The football anthem draws heavily from spiritual music, but also co-opts generations of pop tunes. It evokes a feeling of heritage, but it […]

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  • After #MeToo, Anthony Bourdain stood ‘unhesitatingly and unwaveringly’ with women

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    In the eight months since the #MeToo movement resurfaced, the women coming forward with spectrum-spanning stories of mistreatment found an ally in a man that had previously been more associated with food than feminism. But Anthony Bourdain, who died Friday at age 61, was quick to admit that his passion for advocating on behalf of victims […]

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  • How Sleeping Beauty got woke: Meet ballet’s first male ballerina

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    The ladies of the court, wearing long dresses and hats with trailing veils, moved in a stately minuet across the stage of the Coliseum Theater in London on Wednesday night, in the English National Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. They tapped their canes on the floor as the Prince looked on, circling elegantly with uniform poise […]

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  • People are now putting broccoli in coffee – but is this trend healthy?

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    The hipster-licious beverage was created by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Hort Innovation. It’s currently being brewed and served up at Common Folk Café in Melbourne, Australia. The drink contains espresso, steamed milk and high-fiber broccoli powder, which the CSIRO produced with drying processes that retain the color, flavor and nutrient composition of the fresh […]

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  • 10 reasons to attend DC Jazz Festival

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    WASHINGTON — From Duke Ellington to Shirley Horn, D.C. is steeped in jazz history. That history adds a new chapter as the 13th annual D.C. Jazz Festival returns from June 8-17. “Why don’t you come on out and discover an artist that you’ve never heard before?” D.C. Jazz Festival executive director Sunny Sumter told WTOP. “Discover the […]

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  • Where Is The Meaning of Art?

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    Why the quest for a correct interpretation leaves us without satisfying answers In high school I, like any other self-respecting teenager, took myself very seriously. One of the ways I made this clear was by analyzing the lyrics of my favorite bands. ‘Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines.’? Definitely […]

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  • Khinkali: Georgian dumplings like a work of art!

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    No holiday in Georgia is complete without trying khinkali, one of the most traditional dishes in the country. With the help of a specialist chef, ‘Taste’ reporter Claudio Rosmino discovered its history, how to prepare it and the special technique to enjoy what is basically a big, tasty dumpling, filled with meat. Khinkali was traditionally […]

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  • Former mobster may hold clue to recovery of stolen Caravaggio

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    The Nativity was stolen in 1969 and could have been hidden in Switzerland Hopes of solving one of the worst art crimes in history have been reignited after Italian investigators announced they had received new information. Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence, a Caravaggio masterpiece stolen in 1969, could have been hidden in Switzerland after it […]

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  • Rose McGowan: ‘Hollywood is built on sickness. It operates like a cult’

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    The former actor was one of the first to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Now she wants to change the entire industry’s attitude towards women. ‘I know I’m on the right course,’ she says. The day we meet, the sky is black and the rain comes fast and heavy. Rose McGowan had walked into the […]

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