Nadine Gordimer, Novelist Who Took On Apartheid, Is Dead at 90


Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer whose literary ambitions led her into the heart of apartheid to create a body of fiction that brought her a Nobel Prize in 1991, died on Sunday in Johannesburg. She was 90. Her family announced her death in a statement. Ms. Gordimer did not originally choose apartheid as her subject as a young writer, ... Read More »

The New York Botanical Garden announces its major 2015 exhibition, Frida Kahlo’s Garden


NEW YORK, NY.- The New York Botanical Garden announces its major 2015 exhibition, Frida Kahlo’s Garden, focusing on the iconic artist’s engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. Opening on May 16, 2015, and remaining on view through November 1, 2015, the exhibition will be the first solo presentation of Kahlo’s work in New York City in more than 25 ... Read More »

An Artist Fills Galleries With Emptiness


Marina Abramovic Opens at Serpentine Gallery in London LONDON — “You look suspicious,” Marina Abramovic said to an older couple standing to the side of a room in the Serpentine Gallery here on Thursday. The couple looked, well, suspicious, as around them people contemplated panels of bright primary colors, or lay on the floor, eyes closed. Ms. Abramovic took them by the hand, gently ... Read More »

Circumstances do not define you: Craig Dietz at TEDxLancaster

Craig Dietz

Craig Dietz, a lawyer and accomplished athlete, knows firsthand the challenges of physical disabilities but has learned to live his life to the fullest. His story reminds us all that we are capable of far more than we think. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share ... Read More »

Maya Angelou obituary

Maya Angelou in 2005.

Maya Angelou in 2005. Photograph: Graeme Robertson Writer, poet and civil rights campaigner lauded for her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings The writer Maya Angelou, who has died aged 86, won acclaim for her first autobiographical memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), a scathing and sardonic indictment of the racial discrimination she experienced as ... Read More »

2014 Sydney Peace Prize winner


Julian Burnside argues that how we treat vulnerable and defenceless people is first and last a moral question. He has been a human rights activist for many years, particularly for refugees and asylum-seekers. Julian Burnside is this year’s Sydney Peace Prize recipient. He was chosen for his brave and principled advocacy for human rights and for his unflinching defence of ... Read More »

Stephen Sutton, inspirational cancer charity fundraiser, dies in his sleep

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Sutton, who raised more than £3.2m for Teenage Cancer Trust, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, his family says Teenager Stephen Sutton, who raised more than £3.2m for the TeenageCancer Trust, has died in hospital. Announcing his death, his mother Jane said: “My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son.” Post by Stephen’s story. David ... Read More »

Jugglers White Silence at The Shed

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A Blueroom Production blueroomproductions.org Filmed at The Shed, Northshore Hamilton. Featured Artist Sha Sarwari shasarwari.com For more on the boat sculpture see here. shasarwari.com/#!boat/c199t Curated by Peter Breen of Jugglers Art Space Inc. jugglers.org.au White Silence concept, design, direction & production by Peter Breen of Juggler Art Space Inc. Read More »

Homeless to Harvard

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Homeless to Harvard. We have so much to be thankful for in our lives. Dawn Loggins grew up not knowing about personal hygiene or a clean home. She would go for days without a bath or a change of clothes and be teased at school for being dirty. She moved a lot and then her parents abandoned her. This story ... Read More »