Time was, the celebrated Pirelli calendar featured “tasteful” photographs of naked or scantily clad young women shot in exotic locations. This year, photographer Peter Lindbergh said the women he had pictured were “nude while being fully dressed” because the camera had “stripped them to the very soul”.
Stephen Hawking, writing for The Guardian on political events in 2016: "What matters now, far more than the choices made by these two electorates, is how the elites react. Should we, in turn, reject these votes as outpourings of crude populism that fail to take account of the facts, and attempt to circumvent or circumscribe the choices that they represent? I would argue that this would be a... View details ⇨
DOLLY Magazine, having falling victim to the digital world, is ceasing to print after 46 years. Van Badham fondly remembers the teenage girls' magazine both guiding her through new social-sexual territories her own parents couldn’t know and its Dolly Doctor column which sent her and her friends into fits of giggles.
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"When you’re looking at something that’s not meant to exist, it tends to make you not believe your eyes."
The last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, died in 1936, but are they still out there? Some think so: "I represent 3,000 people who have been told they’re nuts" [ Theguardian.com Link ]
“Trump’s an entertainment fascist, which may be less sinister but is actually in the end more dangerous. If you’re not looking for jackboots and swastikas – although swastikas are indeed appearing – there’s a kind of laundry list of things which are truly sinister and authoritarian and not business as usual.”
On the first day of his self-described “thank you tour”, Donald J. Trump returned to his bombastic style on the stump at a half-full arena in Ohio. He bashed Hillary Clinton to chants of “lock her up” from the rowdy crowd while settling scores with the media and former rivals as well as announcing the nomination of former marine general James 'Mad Dog' Mattis to be secretary of defence.