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Fort Worth artist Colton Batts brings the dark side to Fort Worth

Art, a noted non-Philistine when articulated, has the ability to make us nervous. Now meet Colton Batts, whose art can make, if not nervous, a little unsure of his surroundings. “It almost looks like he has this Colton Batts filter on the world,” says Jay Wilkinson, a famous Fort Worth …

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The Red Room bar is designed to feel like an art collector’s home

Bryan O’Sullivan Studio designed the interior of The Red Room bar at The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair to showcase artwork by Louise Bourgeois and Jenny Holzer among an eclectic mix of furnishings. Tucked behind a velvet-draped door, The Red Room was the first bar to open in Connaught in over …

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From an iconic English poet to steam trains .. it seems that nothing is safe from the “woke brigade” column / Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas resorted to consoling himself with cakes and cookies after reading other victims of the “awakened” brigade It was coffee time and a relaxing newspaper reading when I got home. Everything was fine ; it was the usual stuff, climate change, Boris, Tory sleaze, covid stats, Irish protocol tensions, …

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Joanna Lumley praises ‘kindhearted’ royals

Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley has shared some details about the “kind-hearted” royals. On a chat show, Joanna shared some ‘earthly’ anecdotes about the Queen as she promoted a book celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee next year. Joanna Lumley shared a few stories about the Queen’s ‘earthly’ nature during her …

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Best art exhibitions of 2021

Photojournalists in the field I’ll end on a positive note though, with a tribute to some of the great, and often unrewarded, image-makers of 2021: the photojournalists, professional and otherwise, on the pitch everywhere this year – those who have each caught the spooky twist of the game. Right-wing uprising …

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98-year-old Norfolk remembers the sinking of HMS Hecla

Posted: 4:43 PM December 8, 2021 On November 11, 1942, a German submarine fired four torpedoes at a British Navy ship off the coast of North Africa. When HMS Hecla sank, nearly 300 crew members died, while its 568 survivors were eventually rescued and escorted to Casablanca. Some 79 years …

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Review: The Getty Villa Jewel From A Peter Paul Rubens Show

The paintings of the Flemish Baroque genius Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) are not what one would expect to see at Villa Getty in Pacific Palisades. This is where the museum’s extensive collections of Greek, Roman and Etruscan art are located. Still, it’s a perfect place to see Rubens’ work. Like …

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UK progress on Covid is now wasted, warns senior scientist | Coronavirus

The emergence of the Omicron variant shows that the world is “closer to the start of the pandemic than to the end,” warned one of Britain’s top scientific figures, lamenting a lack of political leadership on Covid. Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust who stepped down as …

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Double winner of the Olivier Antony Sher award dies at 72 | Broadway Buzz

Antoine Sher(Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie / Getty Images) Stage and film star Antony Sher has died aged 72. In September, her husband, collaborator and artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran announcement he would take compassionate care leave to care for Sher, who had been diagnosed with cancer. …

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Rome villa restored by Texas princess up for auction

A villa in the heart of Rome that features the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio is auctioned off by court order after the house has been restored by its last occupants: a Texas-born princess and her late husband, a member of one of The aristocratic families of Rome. The …

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