03/23/2017 at 12:00.
For some, Gustav Klimt's masterpiece represents a much darker vision than many would imagine.
The dark side of The Kiss
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03/23/2017 at 13:55
It is a wonderful painting. Both of his hands are forcing her face and she still holds back.
03/23/2017 at 12:31
It always seemed 'dark' to me
James Dean Wilson
03/23/2017 at 12:26
Forced love is what I was told at uni
03/23/2017 at 10:00.
How many have you seen?
The 11 best British films of all time
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03/23/2017 at 11:21
I haven't seen "Sexy Beast" (not to my taste, really). I am shocked and appalled that "The Way Ahead" or "Brighton Rock" is not on this list. It's like World War II didn't even happen!
03/23/2017 at 10:45
Lawrence of Arabia all the way for me...but love Sexy Beast. Need to see more....
03/23/2017 at 12:19
Sexy beast!? Better than the wicker man, kes, Saturday night Sunday morning, nil by mouth...
03/23/2017 at 02:00.
The German expression Kummerspeck – meaning ‘grief bacon’ – refers to the excess weight gained from emotional over-eating.
Lost in Translation: Words with incredible meanings
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03/23/2017 at 02:46
Taylor Nichole Giltz the caption is me. That's my name now. Refer to me as "kummerspeck"
03/23/2017 at 06:06
George V. interesting words to know and enjoy them
Collette C. Kilbourne
03/23/2017 at 05:16
I have grief bacon. I am now very sad.
yesterday at 22:00.
Songs by Bruce Springsteen, The Police and R.E.M. have all confused listeners.
Music's most commonly misunderstood songs
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yesterday at 22:35
Dear BBC.....every 2 years or so you bring the same fatuous dirge to the fore. Please try to keep up with the age we live in. We've done all this many times before. Surely there is something more contemporary on the desk.
yesterday at 22:34
Greg Kot ? Family ?
yesterday at 12:00.
The niche art form has been around for centuries.
A hypnotic video of a rare art form
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yesterday at 10:00.
The one constant throughout the history of the art of witchcraft is misogyny.
Where do witches come from?
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yesterday at 15:44
They were pretty normal people meaning scientist actually 🤗
yesterday at 15:10
They were medicine women
yesterday at 13:08
Or "Witches of Subeshi"
yesterday at 02:00.
They say that youth is wasted on the young, but it's nothing compared to piano lessons.
Adult piano lessons: Never too late to learn?
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yesterday at 03:02
For my retirement /67th birthday present I bought myself a decent digital piano- the first piano I've had in my life since I graduated high school quite a while back. I've been surprised at the muscle memory that remains in my fingers. Rediscovering my love for piano is a true pleasure.
yesterday at 11:25
I've always regretted learning to play the piano instead of the violin, as a child. I keep wondering if I could start at 60+ with an electric violin ( so as to be able to practise in private without disturbing the neighbours ).
Collette C. Kilbourne
03/23/2017 at 00:19
We've been schooled for years that it's too late to even think about piano lessons after age 9. They said you could never get good at it if you didn't start young. Blocks to that!
03/21/2017 at 18:00.
"Once we go, there’ll be no living memory of the analogue era" – Douglas Coupland.
Whatever happened to Generation X?
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03/21/2017 at 18:11
I think the article misses the point and leaves the question unanswered. It paints Gen-X as a group of grumpy "anti-tech" individuals when the truth is that Gen-X was the first generation to fully embrace the digital world, passing it down to the Millennials. We appreciate both, without this dystopian self-deprecating attitude. We have an identify that is more than simply a bridge between to other generations.
yesterday at 00:07
Gen X are the last who will remember a pre-Internet, pre-surveillance state, pre-social media obsessed narcissist broken personality disordered population. Maybe the last generation to remember the natural world. At least for the most part. People in the future will ask what was it like living then?
Stephanie Baker Merck
yesterday at 03:25
Then there's the "old millennialis." I grew up on the periphery, watching gen x by sneaking MTV and seventeen magazine at age 10 (American). I remember really wanting to be a part of it. The early '80s babies are also pre-digital, pre-great recession. But we don't fully belong to either x or y.
03/21/2017 at 12:00.
Will Brutalism finally come to outlive its wilfully controversial tag?
Brutalism: How unpopular buildings came back in fashion
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03/21/2017 at 12:42
I recently wandered around the Barbican Centre in London and was struck by how peaceful it was in the centre of a vibrant city. Brutal but beautiful indeed!
Jessica de Pomar
03/21/2017 at 18:56
Even though it is not everyone's taste, Brutalist style architecture buildings where also built in Latin America, for specif purposes and they do their job, like the Peruvian National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History.
[ Wikipedia.org Link ]
yesterday at 14:48
We don't need more ugly in this world. Concrete buildings are soulless and depressing especially in the rain. Please bring back buildings that can bring peace and harmony to the landscape that they inhabit.
03/21/2017 at 10:00.
'Across time, place and culture, Rumi's poems articulate what it feels like to be alive.'
Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?
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Norhassan Ali Usman
03/21/2017 at 11:41
I've seen this article like 50 times for the past 3 years.
yesterday at 13:31
Hafiz sherazi is the best of all persian poets..why people prefer Roomi to others is not known...May be the translator is more efficient.
03/21/2017 at 17:49
Enlightening. Please share more on Rumi in future as well. Wow
03/21/2017 at 02:00.
'Find what you love and let it kill you.'
What Bukowski taught us about life in nine quotes
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03/21/2017 at 07:04
Nora Demere when you get back we are watching that documentary together and opening all our books of his and reading them with many blankets and Joey... deal?
03/23/2017 at 09:34
His quotes are on the Dark side...But then gain, generally "dark expression" tends to have more meaning and credibility to its message.Not to be taken lightly.
03/21/2017 at 09:03
"Find what you love and let it kill you"- unfortunately for some that love is heroine.
03/20/2017 at 18:00.
They are masterpieces in their own right.
Ten of the world’s most beautiful floors
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03/21/2017 at 02:54
'[...] It is the work not so much of an architect-sculptor, as Hadid was, as a calligrapher writing in concrete and glass.'
03/20/2017 at 23:55
The parquet floors throughout the Winter Palace in St Petersburg should feature here.
03/20/2017 at 18:44
That beautiful tower and courtyard in Aleppo is now a heap of rubble :(
03/20/2017 at 14:00.
'The art establishment wouldn’t have touched punks with a ten-foot bargepole, but she saw something there.'
Exploring the beauty of London’s punks and fetish clubs
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03/20/2017 at 12:00.
All good literature changes us. #InternationalDayofHappiness
Bibliotherapy: Can you read yourself happy?
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03/21/2017 at 14:02
To quote from Houellebecq's Essay on Lovecraft: "Those who love life do not read. […] No matter what might be said, access to the artistic universe is more or less entirely the preserve of those who are a little fed up with the world". So no, you can't.
03/20/2017 at 13:39
Fiction is just psychology disguised as a story. Last week I asked my reading group of seven year olds what they would draw if they were bored and lonely (if they were the protagonist in the wordless picture book we were reading), one of them replied, 'I would draw an adventure.' Making adventures with words (or pictures), isn't that what life is?
03/20/2017 at 12:54
Losing yourself in a book is the greatest escape of all.
03/20/2017 at 10:00.
Hopper's paintings tend to be populated by people alone.
The dark side of the city
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03/20/2017 at 13:28
I love his pictures and went to an exhibition in London some years ago. There were some even more fascinating but lesser known pictures than this that really moved me.
María Fernanda González
03/20/2017 at 12:26
Maria Jesus Mora
03/20/2017 at 02:00.
'One sees clearly only with the heart.'
Your seven favourite quotes from The Little Prince
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03/20/2017 at 13:59
"What is essential is invisible to the eye," the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.
"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important." ❤
03/20/2017 at 02:09
I love this book. It was given to me when I was about seven years old . It has such deep thoughts that are more appreciated once we get older and experienced . And I love the movie of the story that was produced in 1974 . The little boy is absolutely adorable.
03/20/2017 at 16:13
To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world . . ."
03/19/2017 at 14:00.
The image is a mute dirge to the savage devastations of war.
The poignant photo from Aleppo that’s gone viral
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03/19/2017 at 14:22
So many things "go viral" these days (including sad stories) and nobody does anything about it... Really sad!
Francisco Asteriom Traqueta
03/19/2017 at 17:12
he's listening to The Rolling Stones' Paint it black.
03/19/2017 at 12:00.
'The image of her as being a reclusive eccentric overshadows and skews our reading of her work'.
Why moody teenagers love Emily Dickinson
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03/19/2017 at 12:24
I remember being thoroughly obsessed with her when I was 15 and read everything and anything that I could possibly find about her but I never came across a single article which said Emily Dickinson was a social person. I always thought that she was a loner, as described my English teacher in school, and that she locked herself in her bedroom and wrote poetries. However, I'm thrilled to know the other side of her through this article. I need to do my research again, haha.
03/19/2017 at 21:45
I felt she was an introverted extrovert.
03/19/2017 at 14:06
Ámanda Ní Fhinn 😜😃
03/19/2017 at 10:00.
His works were often grotesque, erotic or disturbing.
Ten brilliant works by Egon Schiele
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03/19/2017 at 18:37
I have a different version of The Embrace hanging over my bed. I love it. Long before the internet existed, I went through a lot of letter writing back and forth to Europe to get it.
03/19/2017 at 13:54
Think what he could have produced if he hadn't died in his twenties .
03/19/2017 at 10:11
"....grotesque, erotic, disturbing.." - What's not to like!
03/19/2017 at 02:00.
As English speakers we don’t generally know where our words come from, and probably care even less.
The foreign words that seem like English – but aren’t
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Rachel Alexandra Wuttig
03/19/2017 at 06:59
This article brings up an important global topic- one of which I experience every day living in Berlin as a native English speaker. But the article itself reads badly cobbled together, full of judgemental anecdotes instead of history and research, and the end falls totally flat. It doesn't do the subject justice whatsoever :/
03/19/2017 at 14:22
Maybe President George W. Bush never proclaimed, “The problem with the French is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneur.”. Or maybe he did.
03/19/2017 at 13:19
Well, Matt got his writing assignment done and handed in, so that's that. It doesn't really much matter whether the column makes any actual sense or not, or represents any real research or not.