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Katherine Duncan-Jones obituary | Biogr...

William Shakespeare’s notorious bequest of his “second best bed” to his wife, Anne, has become, for scholars, a proxy for something far more substantial about their prized subject. Was the author of such broad-minded poetry an honest man or not? Did poetic genius coincide with human kindness and generosity? Was the designation of the bed […]

Denver Art Museum’s ‘Her Brush’ Highligh

“The Nun Ryonen (Ryonen-ni)” from Famous Women of Past and Present (Kokon meifuden) (1864), Utagawa Kunisada and Ryūtei Tanehiko (Courtesy of Denver Art Museum) “Why were there no great female artists?” writes Linda Nochlin in her influential feminist art history essay from 1971. Throughout history across the world, women have faced cultural, social and institutional […]

a kind of revenge >> Scuttlebutt Sailing...

(November 17, 2022; Day 9) – The 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Ultim 32/23 podium ended yesterday (Wednesday) when Thomas Coville brought the Sodebo Ultim 3 to the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre at 7:52 p.m. UTC (3:42 p.m. local time) 10 hours and fifty minutes after the winner Charles Caudrelier. The performance extends Coville’s remarkable […]

‘King Roger’ reigns at the Chicago Opera

In 1924, Polish composer Karol Szymanowski completed what many consider his magnum opus. Ninety-eight years later, “King Roger,” a compact opera full of big ideas, made its local debut last week with two performances produced by the Chicago Opera Theater. Szymanowski was born in 1882, the same year as Stravinsky and Kodály, in present-day Timoshivka […]

Contemporary Manuscript Collection of Po...

DONNE, Jean (1573-1631). Manuscript collection of poetry and prose [England, c.1630-33]. [Bound with:] Poems by JD with elegies on the author’s death. London: MF for John Marriot, 1633. [Bound with:] Juvenilia ou Certaine Paradoxes and Problemes, written by J. Donne. London: Printed by EP for Henry Seyle, 1633. Berland Donne’s manuscript. A very important volume […]

Blinded Divyakirti and Hindutvawadis | ...

Vikas Divyakirti, the founding teacher or head coach of Drishti, one of Delhi’s most famous coaching institutes for administrative services, is the latest target of Hindutva’s ire. He has been a celebrity for generations of aspirants to administrative service jobs in Delhi. Hundreds of administrative and police officers across India know and respect him. But […]

The “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets

Four hundred years ago, Emilia Bassano raised her voice. The world did not listen. Who was Emily? Was she the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What about his own poems? And why was his story erased from history? Fierce and provocative, the play Emily was written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and tells the story of […]

The Denver Art Museum’s New Look at the

The paintings are present across centuries, continents and even religious beliefs, precisely because human emotions have not changed so much. The exhibition opens with Hell, a complex moral painting by a follower of Hieronymus Bosch. “It depicts an intentionally gruesome vision of hell, a powerful visual incentive to lead a virtuous life and avoid eternal […]

RICHARD LE SEC, Omnibus Theater

Scaled down for a company of five actors and a set of matching stools, Anna Coombs’ adaptation of Shakespeare’s play foregrounds its two strongest elements – politics and poetry. Its theme warning of how shifting alliances within a weak state can open the door to a populist new leader, could hardly land much more squarely […]

Elizabeth, Charles, Diana: Season 5 of ‘

The 1990s… The period that season 5 of Netflix’s dramatic juggernaut ‘The Crown’ chooses for its new ensemble cast was a particularly difficult decade for the British royal family, a period filled with scandals, not the least but most sensational. was certainly Charles and Diana, the Prince and Princess of Wales, whose shaky marriage finally […]

A life lived

At first glance, Daam-iKhayal by Tariq Mahmud is a daunting volume: a tome of 592 pages to leaf through. The septuagenarian author’s hawkish gaze in the cover photo is equally intimidating, but indicative of his attention to detail. Before diving into the vast ocean of prose, a taste is provided by the concise but comprehensive […]

Empress star says Empress Elisabeth of A...

Devrim Lingnau as Elisabeth von Wittelsbach and Philip Froissant as Emperor Franz Joseph Courtesy of Netflix However, the young empress was far from the optimal combination of beauty and good health. She suffered from an eating disorder and severe depression (or “melancholy” as it was known in the 19th century) due to a lack of […]

How Dangerous Liaisons Rejects Bridgerto...

This adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons uses a color-sensitive cast whereas previous adaptations had little or no cast of color. Starz, starting with The Spanish Princess, has continually cast colored actors as servants or courtiers in their recent royal dramas, forcing costumed drama fans to accept or leave the existence of colored people in pre-1900 Europe. […]

Lalla-Roukh shows the Wexford Festival a...

At the end of the opera, the tramp, leaning on his laden shopping cart, slowly crossed the stage past the bowing actors, fixing the audience with a withered and disdainful gaze. Shaking his head knowingly, he left the stage to the right. Only to reappear, cartless, from the backstage to acknowledge his rightful fame online […]

THE POETS’ CORNER

Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) Sir Walter Raleigh was a real Renaissance man: he was a courtier at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, and an explorer, an adventurer, a warrior and a poet. He is famous for laying his cloak on a puddle for Queen Elizabeth in a stereotypical act of chivalry. It is therefore […]

It’s worth it | Northern Lords DLC “Cru

The security of a dynasty rests on the quality of its successors. An heir must be strong. An heir must be forward thinking. The heirs should improve the oversights of their predecessors. But the most successful heirs are those who build on an already solid foundation. Crusader Kings III is packed with new historical content […]

William Boyd’s The Romantic magazine – a

At the beginning of Romantic, William Boyd asks: “What do we leave behind when we die? Posterity – and legacy – are issues that have preoccupied him for decades. Few writers today are so obsessed with biographical – or faux-biographical – form. During his career, Boyd specialized in examining the fictional lives of his characters […]

Guiding Light: Speak Kindly

Speak softly; speak slowly; speak kindly. Treat everyone with love and respect. Salute God in everyone you meet. Never let the harsh words and meanness of others cause you to return meanness for meanness. A king once asked a question to the sages gathered in his darbar: what is the sweetest thing on earth? The […]

Today in History: Today is Saturday, Oct...

By The Associated Press Today’s highlight in the story: On October 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” arrived on the New York Stock Exchange. Prices crashed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out at the start of America’s ‘Great Depression’. To this date : In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer […]

Today in History | app

Today is Saturday, October 29, the 302nd day of 2022. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On October 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” arrived on the New York Stock Exchange. Prices crashed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out at the start of America’s ‘Great Depression’. […]

October 29, “Black Tuesday” on Wall Stre

Today is Saturday, October 29, the 302nd day of 2022. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On October 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” arrived on the New York Stock Exchange. Prices crashed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out at the start of America’s ‘Great Depression’. […]

Today in History – The Boston Globe

In 1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” had its world premiere in Prague. In 1891, actor, comedian and singer Fanny Brice was born in New York. In 1929, “Black Tuesday” hit the New York Stock Exchange. Prices crashed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out at the start of America’s ‘Great […]

Today in History | | valdostadailytime...

Saturday Saturday, October 29 is the 302nd day of 2022. There are 63 days left in the year. Highlight in history On October 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” arrived on the New York Stock Exchange. Prices crashed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out at the start of America’s ‘Great Depression’. To this […]

Amit Shah attacks former Haryana CMs for...

Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates and lays stone of projects worth ₹6,629 crore in Haryana Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates and lays stone of projects worth ₹6,629 crore in Haryana On October 27, Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused Haryana’s former chief ministers of favoring their own regions and told Manohar Lal Khattar that the […]

Amit Shah attacks former Haryana CMs for...

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday accused Haryana’s former chief ministers of favoring their own regions and told Manohar Lal Khattar that the state has long had a chief minister who embarked on its overall development. The government of Manohar Lal Khattar has put an end to corruption and lawlessness in Haryana, Shah added. […]

CLIFT | KSU Theater’s Production of ‘He

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How President Xi Jinping Became More Pow...

The 79-year-old former supreme leader sat calmly at Xi’s left hand one moment and was being jostled out of his seat the next. One of the two men who fired him is the head of Xi’s personal security unit. Xi sat watching, carefree. The event was censored in all Chinese media. Party media told the […]

What Shashi Tharoor demonstrated to Cong...

Last week, journalist Manoj CG asked Mallikarjun Kharge what kind of Congress president he hoped to be. Would he be like K Kamaraj? Or Dev Kant Barooah? The premise of the question (which Kharge declined to answer) was that there are two types of non-Gandhi Congress presidents. Kamaraj was the embodiment of the pre-dynastic Congress; […]

Do you, a man, understand Taylor Swift?

On TikTok lately, the Swifties — eagerly waiting for Taylor Swift to release her new album Midnights (which finally came out today) – have embraced gatekeeping, especially when it comes to male fans of their favorite artist. After all, they insist, how could men understand the true meaning of lines like “you drew stars/around my […]

Professor Katherine Duncan-Jones, author...

Professor Katherine Duncan-Jones, who died aged 81, was a leading literary scholar in Elizabethan England and a distinctive figure at Oxford, where she was Professor of English Literature from 1998 to 2001; she was also, for nearly 20 years, the wife of the novelist and man of letters AN Wilson. Katherine Duncan-Jones was best known […]

The Three Cultures Foundation pays tribu...

Coinciding with the thousandth anniversary of the composition of “The Collar of the Dove” by Ibn Hazm (Cordoba, 994)the Three Cultures Foundation pays tribute to the Andalusian philosopher, theologian, poet and historian and to his work – written in Játiva in the 11th century and considered one of the greatest creations of Andalusian literature – […]

WOW2: Women Pioneers of October and Even...

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” – Cheris Kramarae, feminist studies scholar We are not going to create a more equal worldsociety by not pushing it, right? – Laura WadeEnglish playwright _________________________ . WOW2 is a four times a month sister blog to This week in the war on women. This […]

Theater Reviews: James IV: Queen of the ...

Don’t. Build. Tea., Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh **** Crowded halls buzzed with excitement and an audience of over a thousand thronged to see the world premiere of a new Scottish play. Not since the opening of the first three parts of Rona Munro’s story cycle at the Festival Theater in 2014 has Edinburgh theater seen anything […]

Theater Critic: James IV: Queen of the F...

Crowded halls buzzed with excitement and an audience of over a thousand thronged to see the world premiere of a new Scottish play. Not since the opening of the first three parts of Rona Munro’s story cycle at the Festival Theater in 2014 has Edinburgh theater seen anything like this; and though James IV: Queen […]

Game of Thrones’ enduring influence on F

It’s kind of a blueprint: take bloodstained high fantasy novels, then give them the prestige TV treatment. Fantasy fans, who are used to dodgy fare like the BBC’s Merlin, will flock to an exceptionally lavish production. Fans of more racy costume dramas like Spartacus Where Rome will flock to its familiar sight. The result is […]

A new biography of John Donne, revised

In his poetry, Donne seduces and mocks; in his sermons and tracts he meditates on sickness, sin, and death. He was aware of the dichotomy, describing one of his books, in a letter, as “written by Jack Donne, not by Dr Donne”. The problem for biographers, from Walton to Rundell, is how these two phases […]

‘Has an IQ of a stone’ Jeremy Clarkson c

Jeremy Clarkson has blasted Prime Minister Liz Truss as having the ‘IQ of a stone’ as he compared the delivery of her reading at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral to that of a ‘Dalek’. The Clarkson’s Farm star, 62, compared her eulogy to that of other national leaders who delivered theirs with “emotion”, while comparing it […]

Cry or celebrate the end of a garden? –

“It is part of the life of a garden, that because creating a garden is such an act of will, and because (if successful) it becomes the place of great beauty that the particular gardener had in mind, the death of the gardener (or a withdrawal of any kind) is the death of the garden.—Jamaica […]

The best hotel rooms with bathtubs

The Dunstane Houses For the ultimate relaxing hotel stay, you need a hotel room with a bathtub – and these are some of our favorites. For many of us, hotel stays are the only time we actually have time to take a dip, which is why this is often an important feature when deciding where […]

28 Days Later director does a Matrix-ins...

Keanu Reeves does his signature bullet-dodge move that will almost certainly find its way into this show’s choreography The matrix maybe he was right all along; maybe we really live in a simulation. The proof? A new immersive hip-hop dance adaptation of the Wachowski sisters’ 1999 sci-fi classic, directed by 28 days later director Danny […]

The most horrific accusations against Ca...

Catherine de’ Medici inspired disdain in many of her subjects and even in some of her children. Leonie Frieda, the author of a biography of the Queen, notes: “To many, she is the very embodiment of evil.” Of course, portraying evil meant doing things a little differently than other royal ladies. Instead of docile activities […]

Dowager Marchioness of Bath, actress and...

According to Time, her “career received a boost” when she married Gilbert Pineau, a French film director, in 1963. Despite her marriage, Anna remained in contact with Thynne (who later legally removed the “e” from the end of his last name so that it rhymes with ‘pine’ and not ‘pine’) throughout his twenties. In 1969, […]

The creation of Van Dyck

The detailed investigation begins with literary responses from contemporaries, drawing on plays (such as James Shirley’s The Lady of Pleasure of 1637) and poetry (including Ben Jonson’s Euphemius) that place the experience of sitting for a painter like Van Dyck as an intimate, cosmopolitan luxury. The processes he employed with wit, speed and finishing become […]

To attend ‘The Tonnerre of the Present’:

On a stage sparkling with the magic of the talents of composer, poet and performer united in one voice, a solitary soprano sang: “the pause between the lightning and the thunderclap / is the time we have for read / ‘the thunder of the present.’” This moment of Francisco del Pino’s musical exploration of Victoria […]

‘Avatar’ Reissues King of the World With

Refresh for latest…: There was extra punch to the international ticket office this weekend during Disney’s re-release of 20th Century Studios Avatar enlarged $20.5M of 50 offshore markets for one $30.5 million global launch. The remastered 4K HDR version of the greatest movie of all time was catnip to fans with #1s in multiple markets […]

Can Cambridge decolonize? | The Specta...

The news that the University of Cambridge is to commission an art installation to adorn one of its old buildings rarely deserves headlines. But when higher education is in thrall to the cult of decolonization, we know it will be no ordinary sculpture. Forget about beauty, craftsmanship or originality. This new installation is not a […]

Can Cambridge decolonize? | The specta...

The news that the University of Cambridge is to commission an art installation to adorn one of its old buildings rarely deserves headlines. But when higher education is in thrall to the cult of decolonization, we know it will be no ordinary sculpture. Forget about beauty, craftsmanship or originality. This new installation is not a […]

Rona Munro on James IV: “I’m interested

Rona Munro in rehearsal for James IV PIC: Mihaela Bodlovic A royal procession meandering the Royal Mile, all the splendor of the monarchy on display, reverent silence or cheers as the show passes, and a few dissenters shouting abuse. It is a drama that has unfolded over the centuries, in the heart of the Scottish […]

Elizabeth, the world queen | Philstar.c...

BREAKTHROUGH – Elfren S. Cruz – The Filipina Star September 15, 2022 | 00:00 “Grief is the price we pay for love.” These are the words of Queen Elizabeth when terrorists deliberately crashed their plane into the World Trade Center in New York, resulting in countless deaths. Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, there […]

A love affair with Shakespeare leads to ...

Making her case that someone else wrote Shakespeare, charismatic Irish actress and lawyer Rose Loughlin is hosting the Irish debut of her solo show ‘A Rose by Any Other Name’ at the Glórach Theater in Abbeyfeale on September 23-24 At 20 o ‘clock. it shows Rose’s colorful journey of real-life experiences in her quest to […]

Perspective on the long reign of a queen

Queen Elizabeth II died on August 8, 96, at her home in Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Elizabeth was crowned in 1953 when I was well into my high school years and I remember this momentous occasion vividly. Britain was still struggling to shake off the leftover effects of the Second World War and the sudden […]

Who was Catherine de Medici? The Serpen...

Last week, I was contacted by several friends and colleagues telling me that if you type #catherinedemedici on Twitter, a snake emoji automatically appears. Designed to sync with The Serpent Queen, the serpent now appears even with hashtags created in tweets years ago. This new Catherine is now the old Catherine. In a life lived […]

How William can defeat the Welsh

“The demands on a Prince of Wales have changed,” Charles, 20, said at his investiture at Caernarfon in 1969, with some trepidation. “But I am determined to serve and do my best to meet those demands, whatever they may be in a rather uncertain future.” Half a century later, that future is certain: William has […]

Anna’s Alexiad: Winning Your Audience in

When a writer puts pen to paper, they are encouraged to keep a specific audience in mind. Medieval scholars, a time when literacy was often limited to monastic communities in Europe, were especially indebted to their patrons for connecting with their target audiences. For instance, Bede Eighth-century histories glorified a golden age of Northumbrian England […]

A queen fights to survive in Maggie O’Fa

wedding portrait, Maggie O’Farrell’s scintillating and propelling new novel could have been titled The beautiful and the damned (with apologies to F. Scott Fitzgerald). Set in late Renaissance Italy, amid the opulence and intrigue of dynastic politics, the book chronicles the brief life and mysterious death of the aristocrat Lucrezia de’ Medici (1545-1561 ), third […]

DANIEL JOHNSON: Our patriotic prime mini...

Believe the naysayers and you will convince yourself that Britain is doomed. We face rampant inflation, impending recession, impending blackouts: another terrible winter of discontent. Yet, based on his speech yesterday, our new Prime Minister seems remarkably fearless, even optimistic. Liz Truss is therefore not only a conservative, but also a patriot. She believes in […]

A controversial trip to Canada

It was not the typical papal visit. Yes, there were the political dignitaries, the popemobile and the larger than usual press corps. But the reason for the visit was different, the tone was different, and Pope Francis was different: He was in a wheelchair for much of his July visit to Canada. He was there […]

Transmitting knowledge over time

Top 5 Bihar Authors: Spreading Knowledge Through Time Write prose, poems and plays Culture September 4, 2022 Famous books written, messages and freedom fighters from Bihar India. Since the days of the Gupta Empire, called the golden period of India, Bihar has been at the forefront of literature, culture and knowledge. The tradition has continued […]

Mad Shelley? He is the perfect poet for...

The bicentenary of Percy Shelley’s death is a good reason to consider his place in English literature. He was part of that club of romantic poets which also included Keats, Byron and Leigh Hunt, his last survivor, who would become the guardian of Shelley’s posthumous reputation. Shelley’s advanced views were unusual for the 1810s: he […]

The thread of Sufism binds two great cou...

“When we are dead, do not seek our grave in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men,” reads the epithet of the tomb of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi located in Konya, Turkey. True to the words of the greatest mystical maverick, people all over the world have cast him into the hospices of […]

India and Turkey: a thread of Sufism lin...

(Dr Shujaat Ali Quadri) “When we are dead, do not seek our grave in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men,” reads the epithet of the tomb of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi located in Konya, Turkey. True to the words of the greatest mystical maverick, people all over the world have cast him […]

Why are we still so fascinated by Anne B...

Photo credit: property of Hearst King Henry VIII remains one of England’s most famous kings. His nearly four-decade reign marked a time of enormous change for the country, and complications from his line of succession would continue to rock the foundation of the monarchy for years after his death. And yet, if there’s one thing […]

O’Loughlin’s cavalry protected the king

The arrival of British royalty on Irish shores in recent times is generally greeted with genuine interest and curiosity, along with a sense of welcome and respect, while extreme nationalists must smile and bear it. But this has not always been the case. The most extraordinary demonstration of all, which gained by far the most […]

The World of Nainsukh Paintings – Jammu

Chaitanya BasotraNestled in the foothills of the Himalayas is a peaceful little village called Jasrota. Located in the Jammu region of present-day J&K UT, it once housed a kingdom. Founded in 1064 AD, the Dogra principality is long gone. However, close to the village is an old, decrepit structure eponymously called the “Fort of Jasrota”.All […]

Portraits show monarchs’ grip on power

IT never seemed quite right that Mary I was chosen to acquire the epithet “Bloody” when other Tudor monarchs happily burned those with whom they had a religious disagreement and cut off the heads of anyone who threatened their hold on power. But seeing his portrait got me thinking. The depiction of Mary in 1554 […]

Lambbrook School: private preparation wo...

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced they are sending their three children to Lambbrook School near Windsor. Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, must be registered for this Lambbrook describes itself as “a leading coeducational preparatory school for 615 boys and girls aged 3–13”. It is a short distance […]

The story of Hazrat Krishna has captivat...

Ghaus Siwani/New Delhi The love story of Radha and Krishna is famous. Krishna is believed to be an avatar and his story is repeated in private and public gatherings. His teachings to his friend Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra are summarized in the “Bhagavat Gita”. Gita is one of the most pragmatic […]

Kashmir Music and Dance: A Historical Pe...

The Afghan Subedars have adopted a brutal and difficult mode of governance in Kashmir. Some proved harsh masters of subjects, while others were gentle and kind. There is no evidence that the Afghan Subedars held song and dance performances by either men or women in their palaces. However, Ameer Khan Jawansher [1771-1776] was the most […]

How Patrick Nasmyth brought Dutch master...

Penshurst Place, KentPatrick Nasmyth, circa 1824-30. Getty Images In 1878, 47 years after the death of Patrick Nasmyth, a minor painter and truffler of artistic anecdotes named Richard Langley published a collection of lives of painters. Among the personalities gathered in Farewell to Life: Lyrical Reminiscences of British Peers in Artwas Nasmyth: “now a magical […]

Ether Game Playlist: Steps to Parnassus ...

We dedicate nine rounds of Ether Game to the nine ancient Greek muses of theatre, poetry and art. Ascend Parnassus with the Ether Game Brain Trust and browse this week’s playlist. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Te Deum laudamus, K. 141 Mozart left his mark on all genres of art music in the early classical era, […]

In conversation with Manasi Gupta on Hue...

Human trafficking is a horrific crime and “a total attack on the rights, security and dignity of people”, Secretary General António Guterres said on Friday, on the eve of world day against human trafficking. “Tragically, it’s also a growing problem – especially for women and girls, who make up the majority of detected trafficking victims […]

Anna’s Alexiad – Knowing Your Audience i

How a 12th century princess managed to capture and retain contemporary credibility as Europe’s first female historian Source: Copyright belongs to Hannah Tysoncover for Anna of Byzantium (Tracy Barrett) OWhen a writer puts pen to paper, they are encouraged to keep a specific audience in mind. Medieval scholars, a time when literacy was often limited […]

The highs and lows of women’s property r

Human trafficking is a horrific crime and “a total attack on the rights, security and dignity of people”, Secretary General António Guterres said on Friday, on the eve of world day against human trafficking. “Tragically, it’s also a growing problem – especially for women and girls, who make up the majority of detected trafficking victims […]

Review: Prey on Hulu | Houston Press

Title: Prey Describe this movie using a The Simpsons Quotation: MR BURNS: Some men hunt for sport, others hunt for food.The only thing I’m looking forIs an outfit that looks good Brief plot summary: For once, the whites aren’t the Comanche’s biggest problem. Ranking using random items relevant to the movie: 4 out of 5 […]

Lady Butter, close friend of the Queen a...

Myra shared a lifelong passion for horses with the Queen and owned Formulate, which won the Waterford Candelabra Stakes, May Hill Stakes and the Fillies’ Mile in 1978, trained by Henry Cecil. She was co-owner of her family’s Someries Stud in Newmarket, which they sold to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 1990. In […]

Things to do: Check out Apollo Chamber P...

Apollo Chamber Players enters its 15th season with several notches under its belt – five album releases with a sixth pending this summer – plus a few new ones to add – the replacement of its outgoing violist and a Kennedy Center for the Arts debut. spectacle. Themed “Connective Harmony,” this season is a reminder […]

Masoom Minawala redefines luxury living ...

Very few define luxury hospitality like Raffles Udaipur. Travel + Leisure India & South Asia discover inner peace, serenity and curated experiences on this private island of Udaipur during a blanket session with global influencer Masoom Minawala. By Chirag Mohanty Samal Produced by Aindrila MitraPhotographed by The pixel houseStylized by Anaita Shroff AdajaniaAssisted by Chandani […]

Review: Lear at the Houston Shakespeare ...

When our esteemed Houston Shakespeare Festival stays true to the spirit and tenor of Shakespeare, the results can be awfully good, almost excellent. The indomitable tragedy King Lear is in good hands this 47th season, a touching production in which everyone invests the most. Lear’s landscape is dark, broken. Kindness is punished, morality has a […]

A Glimpse of the Middle Class in Ancient...

Human trafficking is a horrific crime and “a total attack on the rights, security and dignity of people”, Secretary General António Guterres said on Friday, on the eve of world day against human trafficking. “Tragically, it’s also a growing problem – especially for women and girls, who make up the majority of detected trafficking victims […]

Ibrahim Maalouf and Angélique Kidjo: Que

The legend of the Queen of Sheba’s meeting with King Solomon in Jerusalem appears in the Hebrew scriptures, the New Testament, the Quran, Ethiopian literature and Yoruba tradition. The meeting of African and Hebrew sovereigns inspired composers such as George Handel, Charles Gounod and Ottorino Respighi. He was the subject of films like King Vidor’s […]

Objects from WCMFA’s permanent collectio

Daniel Fulco, Ph.D. Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator, WCMFA This summer, visitors have the opportunity to see exceptional works of art from Iran, India and the Mediterranean, which are part of the permanent collection of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. On display just outside the Groh Gallery as the “Collection Connections” (look for […]

AS YOU LIKE IT WITH CBEEBIES is coming t...

Back with a full program of shows and activities for the first summer since 2019, Shakespeare’s Globe will welcome families to Bankside for a summer of theatrical fun. The iconic Globe Theater will host a host of CBeebies favorites in filmed performances of CBeebies As You Like It from August 9-10. This special adaptation of […]

A British estate that could have belonge...

To buy or not to buy, that is the question. Colne Priory – a historic residence in the picturesque English village of Earls Colne, Essex – has been listed for £7million ($8.4million). The impressive estate includes a 14,000 square foot main residence and a three-bedroom guest house. The country estate belonged for centuries to the […]

François Villon: peasant rather than pri

Ballad of the Ladies of Old Tell me where, in which country, Is Flore the beautiful Roman, Archipiada or Thais Who was his first cousin once, Echo that speaks when there is a sound On a pond or river What beauty was more than human? But where are the snows of yesteryear ? Where is […]

Poet, painter and patron – The New India

The Bahmani kingdom with its capital at Gulbarga (Kalaburagi, Karnataka) was founded in 1347, but later Berar, Ahmadnagar, Bijapur (Vijayapura), Bidar and Golkonda became independent kingdoms. The art of miniature painting flourished in some of these centers, also known as Deccani painting. Among the Bijapur sultans of the Adil Shahi dynasty (1490–1686), Ibrahim Adil Shah […]

The Royal Family and the Spirit World

In June 2022, Princess Martha Louise, a self-proclaimed seer and fourth in line to the throne of Norway, has announced her engagement to a controversial spiritual healer and shaman Durek Verret. The backlash against the couple at home has centered in part on their controversial beliefs in alternative therapies, with Verrett claiming he has been […]

An Elegant and Intricate Mosaic – The Sh

By Vikas Datta One of the oldest, most dynamic and yet still thriving literary traditions in the world, its impact spans centuries and continents. If it were only known for its medieval – but still popular – Sufi mystical poets, its national epic that spans mythology to recorded history, or its tales of star-crossed lovers, […]

Carpets, posters, sleep and culture

Most of us were created in one, many were born in one, and many died in one. Most of us spend a third of our lives in one, where we read, chat, make love, sip an evening glass of wine or a morning cup of coffee. It is a hospice of health and restoration, a […]

Persian chronicles

From Rumi to Hafez, Persian literature is full of nuggets One of the oldest, most dynamic and yet still thriving literary traditions in the world, its impact spans centuries and continents. If it were known only for its medieval—but still popular—Sufi mystical poets, its national epic that spans mythology to recorded history, or its tales […]

An Elegant and Complex Mosaic: Persian L...

By Vikas Datta One of the oldest, most dynamic and yet still thriving literary traditions in the world, its impact spans centuries and continents. If it were known only for its medieval—but still popular—Sufi mystical poets, its national epic that spans mythology to recorded history, or its tales of star-crossed lovers, it could rest […]

The Forgotten Stupa | Free from all tie...

some recent events in pakistan are helpful in understanding the fundamental antipathy and political rhetoric behind the usual depiction of the Gandhara civilization, especially at a time when there has been a focus on promoting religious tourism in the country and the presentation of a peaceful image to the world. In Mardan, a life-size statue […]

Why are cowards called “chickens”?

Anyone who refuses a double challenge risks being labeled a chicken. How dogs ended up in the defiance culture remains a bit of a mystery, but why cowards are called “chickens” is a bit clearer. According to Oxford English Dictionarythe first written instance of the word chicken in the loose sense comes from William Shakespeare […]

End of “Samrat Prithviraj”, explained: D

Much has been said about “Samrat Prithviraj”, including casting choices, historical inaccuracies, and controversial statements made while promoting the film. It wouldn’t make sense to go over any of that in what we want to be an honest analysis of the film. While its biggest promotional aspect is that it’s based on an actual character, […]

The trip of his life!

Mali’s mythical ruler, Mansa Musa, commanded one of the largest caravans to ever cross the Sahara. A sacred journey to Mecca, the hajj, was undertaken by Musa in 1324, with an entourage of 8,000 courtiers, 12,000 servants and 100 camel loads of wealth. Mansa means “Sultan” in the Mandinka language of the region, where Musa […]

WOW2: Women Pioneers of June and Events ...

“We are all powerful because we have survived.” –Audre Lorde WOW2 is a four times a month sister blog to This week in the war on women. This edition covers women pioneers and the events of From June 24 to June 30. The goal of WOW2 is to discover and honor accomplished women, including those […]

Everyone wants to be an IAS officer. Bu...

RRetired government officials are writing books like never before, primarily those of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The trend did not spread to lower caste officials in the “central services”, although some former police officers wrote their memoirs. Leaving them aside for the moment, and looking only at the books […]

Bureaucrats and diplomats: the divergenc...

Retired civil servants are writing books like never before, mainly those of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The trend did not spread to lower caste officials in the “central services”, although some former police officers wrote their memoirs. Leaving them aside for the moment, and looking only […]

Classic Raphael – The American Conservat

Raphael was one of the greatest portrait painters of all time, whose images exemplified the humanistic principles of Western civilization. Raphaël Santi (1483-1520), along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, is one of the three artistic titans of the Italian High Renaissance. Yet unlike the other two, he has not had the widespread admiration in […]

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall set to div...

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Andrew Neil, former editor of the British The Sunday Times, once wrote about the best advice he received while working for media billionaire Rupert Murdoch. “Don’t fall in love with Rupert,” he was told. “He turns on the lovers and cuts them off.” The advice should perhaps […]

Machine Gun Kelly and more

The King of Staten Island – and his courtiers. pete davidson is one of the most popular comedians working today, but only a few people are now part of his entourage. Such a person is Machine Gun Kellywho met the Saturday Night Live alum in 2017 during a Wild ‘N Out tape. The duo then […]

News from Queen Elizabeth: Prince Andrew...

royal nickname THE QUEEN has been given all sorts of nicknames during her reign, from family members to relatives of the monarch. These days, the Queen’s grandsons in particular have a lot of different names for her according to reports. However, “Chou” is the one she won’t hear again as it was the name Prince […]

News from Queen Elizabeth: Prince Andrew...

William ‘still deeply upset’ that Harry and Meghan are leaving Firm PRINCE William is still “deeply upset” by Harry and Meghan’s departure from the Royal Family, a friend of the future king has said. The Duke of Cambridge reportedly spent ‘no time’ with his brother during Platinum Jubilee celebrations last week. The brothers were both […]

The Duchess of Cornwall poses with Gyles...

The Duchess of Cornwall appeared in high spirits as she posed alongside Dame Joanna Lumley and Gyles Brandreth in photographs released today to mark the launch of the Commonwealth Poetry Podcast. Camilla, 74, greeted the TV personalities at Clarence House, with the group captured in the Garden Room of her London home while taping the […]

Japanese Buddhist Art in Nara in the 8th...

Japanese Buddhist Art in Nara in the 8th Century: Emperor Shomu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time Emperor Shōmu was born in 701 and died in the mid-750s. Yet despite the passage of time, his legacy remains culturally and religiously powerful today. It concerns the consolidation, rooting and expansion of Buddhism in Japan during his […]

From the archive: Zadie Smith on the maj...

When you’re writing about the Queen, I don’t think there’s much point in pretending you’re talking about a real person. I can’t claim to be talking about one particular British woman, 91, mother of four, surname Windsor, etc. This person is a stranger to everyone except family and friends – and maybe even to them. […]

Samrat Prithviraj review: Akshay Kumar’s

Samrat Prithviraj: A still from the film. (courtesy yashrajfilms) Cast: Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar, Sanjay Dutt, Ashutosh Rana and Sonu Sood Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi Evaluation: Two stars (out of 5) A film that does not hide its purpose, Samrat Prithviraj is exactly what you would expect: a whimsical story purveyor draped in Bollywood finery. But […]

Gwyneth Paltrow Wishes She’d “Get Along”

Gwyneth Paltrow wants her to ‘kiss’ with other Dead Poets Society cast members and star Ethan Hawke agrees on Instagram By Caitlyn Becker for Dailymail.com Published: 11:50 a.m. EDT, June 3, 2022 | Updated: 2:13 p.m. EDT, June 3, 2022 Gwyneth Paltrow left a loving comment on Ethan Hawke’s latest throwback Instagram with footage from […]

It took two British civil wars to plant ...

In the previous episode of this series, I gave the historical and religious background to the English Civil War – which sowed the seeds for every important institution that would take root on American soil. As noted earlier, many real issues were at stake in the struggle between the Crown and Parliament. Country folk, gentry, […]

What’s it really like to meet the Queen

Brearley was more likely than most to study the Queen’s methods closely. “Once I was invited to Buckingham Palace for lunch. There were only four guests, and one of the others was poet Ted Hughes. I had never met him before but I took him back to Lord’s to show him the place. Along the […]

In the Lakhnawi tradition, community har...

Lucknow: “How times have changed. The time when people lived in the greatest harmony and communal peace is over,” lamented Nawab Mir Jafar Abdullah, a descendant of Wajid Ali Shah, watching the news about the Gyanvapi Mosque affair, at his house in the neighborhood. Sheesh Mahal of Lucknow. Recalling one incident, the Nawab said: “Once […]

The tragic true story of the “beauty que

The Empress’s relationship with Emperor Franz Joseph did nothing to ease her misery. Despite what might have been displayed in Schneider’s on-screen relationship with Böhm, Elisabeth was so unhappy about the idea of ​​her marriage, that within minutes of her nuptials, the bride was seen sobbing from her car as she drove through precessions of […]

Behind the Krishna Janmabhoomi controver...

New Delhi“There were five idols of pure gold five cubits high in the air,” amazed the chronicler Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar ‘Utbi, as the armies of his master – the warlord Mahmud of Ghazni – marched through the streets of Mathura in 1031 CE. There was “one that if the sultan had seen it exhibited […]

PORTFOLIO: POWER, PIETY AND POETRY IN A ...

Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir takes a boat ride. He recites the Koran under the watchful eye. The painting belongs to the 18th century in the museum file. “The wealth of artistic treasures left by the Mughals is an enduring testimony to the splendor of their culture. Among the most remarkable remains of their art are the […]

Raja Rammohun Roy: an autobiographical s...

Raja Rammohun Roy Sun, May 22, 2022 12:00 AM Last updated on: Sun, May 22, 2022 4:01 PM A portrait of Rammohun Roy by Rembrandt Peale (1833). “> A portrait of Rammohun Roy by Rembrandt Peale (1833). MY DEAR FRIEND, In accordance with the wish that you have often expressed to me to give you […]

“I lost my optimism”

The reason for our meeting is to discuss Stoppard’s involvement with English PEN, one of the oldest human rights organizations in the world, which “defends the freedom to write and the freedom to read in the world “. As part of an upcoming auction at Christie’s in June, Stoppard has annotated the first edition of […]

Hong Kong’s disobedient graffiti artist

For decades, Tsang Tsou Choi – shirtless, a towel around his neck, supported by crutches – roamed the streets of Hong Kong armed with bottles of black ink and a calligraphy brush. From the 1950s to the 2000s, he transformed everything from streetlights to telephone booths into undulating views of Chinese characters. His scuzzy, calligraphic […]

Hindus should have their moment of catha...

Gyanvapi’s issue came to the fore. There is more. These will not go away. Because we never had the chance to hear or read the truth – the first step towards reconciliation. With lies, there can only be anguish and protest. The simple fact is that, although Hindus may be numerically in the majority, our […]

Academicians back Lucknow Univ professor...

“We, the undersigned academics and activists, express our deep concern over the public heckling, intimidation and abuse directed at Dr Ravi Kant, Associate Professor of Hindi and well-known Dalit intellectual, at the premises of Lucknow University by a crowd believed to be university students as well as foreigners Highly confrontational and inflammatory slogans, which included […]

The ultimate guide to hotels in Edinburg...

5. Ideal for trendsetters Gleneagles Townhouse Swap the golf greens for the city, First urban outpost of Gleneagles opens this spring. It comes with a serious pedigree: completed in 1846, the grand listed building in St Andrew Square was originally home to the British Linen Company. The current 33-room hotel and members’ club retains the […]

Manhattan comes alive

And now, suddenly, it seems, Manhattan – especially around Times Square and in the neighborhoods below 42nd Street – has come alive with everything that has always attracted visitors: splashing museum exhibits , Broadway greats, restaurants everywhere. Many beloved businesses have not survived the past two years, including Lord & Taylor, Jazz Standard, Upright Citizens […]