Peripatetic French street artist JR has just completed a moving work on the Mexican side of the U.S./Mexico border. The timely piece—a large-scale photograph of a child looking over the border wall—is a dramatic rebuke to Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.
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Representation and Reality in ‘The Mummy’ (1999)
Egypt at the Manchester Museum
Following on from my own thoughts on the most recent installment in the ‘Mummy’ genre, I’m pleased to welcome a guest blog from armchair Egyptologist and film fanatic Matt Szafran – hopefully the first in a series!
It’s easy to be annoyed when a subject you’re knowledgeable in is depicted inaccurately on screen. I know medical workers who get annoyed when a procedure is performed in a fatally incorrect manner, IT people who balk at the incessant use of the word ‘firewall’ and locksmiths who laugh at the way a highly trained secret agent uses lock picks the wrong way round. It sounds obvious but sometimes we forget the fact that films are simply entertainment for the masses and in our haste to condemn the inaccuracies we often overlook the more accurate details.
To that end let us consider the Stephen Sommers directed The Mummy (1999) film, and observe what the…
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Terrorist attack in my city 18th August 2017
Today was the day when I had planned on sending an email to my reader team, reminding them that my latest book will be published tomorrow. The letter turned out to be something different.
Bringing Books To The Readers
Now here’s an idea I like 🙂
The public library in Brest, France has launched its first Bibliambule. This hammock-equipped, bookmobile scooter is designed to make reading fun this summer for the Brestois. Created by Z’Ambules of Paris, the clever scooters are already in use in by libraries in Lyon and Paris. Brest’s Bibliambule carries mainly children’s literature and Young Adult books, along with seven cozy reading hammocks.
And there they stand / sit choosing books and reading..
It’s not funny, but I just had to share these super cool photos:
“Holland House, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed
library at Holland House”“Youth sits mid the ruins of a London bookshop following an air raid
on October 8, 1940”
A fact of life… 😀
I Concur! 🙂