Jan 19 08:04

Sailor In TakiMag: And Then They Came For Rembrandt...

Rembrandt never left the Netherlands in his life, but the recent Rembrandt in Amsterdam exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada still managed to obsess, in the style of our times, over slavery, colonialism, and racism. The Ottawa museum announced, with a straight face:

The Dutch Republic of Rembrandt’s time had a very clear connection with the history of Turtle Island via contact between Indigenous peoples and Dutch settlers and through the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.

Indeed, in the exhibition materials, it’s Turtle Island all the way down:

Rembrandt’s life coincided with many significant developments in the early contact period with Turtle Island…

But, of course, as important as the First Nations of Turtle Island are to understanding Rembrandt in Amsterdam, blacks cannot be ignored either. As The Globe and Mail explains:

Jan 17 13:13


Apparently Someone Is disenchanted With Biden & Fauci

Dec 19 08:05

Everyone Will Finally Be Equal... 2081 - A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron,"

Everyone Will Finally Be Equal...
A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron," the Moving Picture Institute's 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is "finally equal."

The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks, and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything.

Dec 16 12:05


Dec 15 15:53


with Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim & Coral Browne 1972
directed by Peter Medak
Full Length Feature Film

Dec 13 12:06

Billionaire hedge funder hands over $70M in stolen antiquities

New York hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt has handed over $70 million worth of antiquities after a criminal probe found the items he had acquired were stolen.

Steinhardt, who is one of the world’s largest ancient art collectors, agreed to surrender the 180 items to avoid facing any criminal charges, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said on Monday.

As part of the deal, Steinhardt is also subject to an unprecedented lifetime ban on acquiring any more antiquities.

Dec 05 07:31


Dec 04 07:26

Chris Webby - Raw Thoughts V (Official Video)

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Some rough language, but really makes a good point about modern life in the US!

Dec 01 12:27

"Sad Little Man" by Five Times August (Official Music Video) 2021

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There was a report that YouTube had taken this video down. I don't know if this is that video or another posted copy.

Nov 30 09:58

Wokeism Called Out By The Most Progressive Band Of The 80's

Brian May expressed to the public that he believes that the legendary rock band Queen would not have been able to be born into today's world, in light of the influence of "woke" culture.

“I feel very uncomfortable about some of the decisions that are being made, often out of fear," stated the Queen guitarist. “Because people are so afraid of being called out. It is a horrible atmosphere."

Nov 23 08:53

Taxpayers Subsidize Manhattan Gallery Showcasing Hunter Biden Art

A Manhattan art gallery exhibiting and selling artwork from Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, received $580,000 in taxpayer-funded Covid-19 relief aid, about half of which came after Biden took office.

The Georges Berges Gallery only has two employees but it received a $150,000 “disaster assistance loan” from the Small Business Administration last year, according to public records, the New York Post reported.

The SBA later “revised” the loan, approving another $350,000 on July 26, shortly before the gallery exclusively marketed 15 paintings by Hunter Biden, public records show.

Nov 16 10:35

"Sad Little Man" by Five Times August (Official Music Video) 2021

Nov 06 17:32

Hysterical Alyssa Milano Cries That Giving Birth To Her Son Reminded Her Of Getting Raped

Actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano compared giving birth to being sexually assaulted on People magazine’s podcast “Me Becoming Mom.”

In the interview, Milano recalled her experience giving birth to her first child, Milo, who is now 10.

“I remembered at one point [during childbirth] really not enjoying the fact that lots of people had access to my vagina and thinking to myself, ‘I don’t like this,’” Milano said.

Oct 28 05:26

‘Woke’ German museum under fire over unsanctioned campaign to rename over 100 ‘racist’ artworks – reports

A German museum that renamed some 143 classic artworks it considered to have “racist or otherwise discriminatory” titles has been accused of “identity theft” after making the “far-reaching intervention” without a public mandate.

Since early 2020, curators at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) – a cultural museum under the German state of Saxony – have completely changed the titles of 120 pieces of art and made partial changes to 23 other works in an apparent effort to make them ‘politically correct’. The SKD houses an estimated 1.5 million-strong inventory of historic works.

The museum has been removing content it considers outdated, including the terms “gypsy,” “Eskimo,” “Indian” (referring to indigenous people) and “Moor” – and has reportedly even ditched references to “natives” and “dark-skinned” people.

Oct 27 08:01

Let's Go Brandon - Bryson Gray (MUSIC VIDEO) [Ft. @Tyson James & Chandler Crump]

Oct 27 05:55

This Song Will End the Pandemic

Oct 22 12:53

Art Market Is A Scam

Oct 13 06:11

Clinton’s ‘novel,’ a mix of self-worship & cringe attacks on Trump, is proof politicians should keep their fiction off the page

The debut novel from Hillary Clinton, ‘State of Terror,’ includes not-so-veiled attacks on Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and others, in what may be the worst piece of fiction yet from a politician.

Politicians using book deals to keep their profile relevant is nothing new. Considering the amount of memoirs that have been written by former Trump White House staffers, we should be expecting one from the janitorial staff before the year is up.

Some, however, cannot settle for just spilling their political views onto the page, so they try their hands at fiction. Typically, politicians are pretty good at fiction, especially the longer they have held office, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a novel with a senator or congressman’s name on it that is worth reading. ‘State of Terror’ by Hillary Clinton and Canadian author Louise Penny doesn’t change this.

Oct 05 07:50

FLASHBACK - Pelosi loses bid to rehang controversial cop painting in Capitol complex

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried unsuccessfully on Friday to appeal a decision by the Architect of the Capitol to remove a controversial painting that depicted police officers as animals.

The Architect last month decided to take down the student-made artwork following outcry from law enforcement organizations and House Republicans offended by the depiction of the police officers as pigs confronting black protesters.

The painting had been displayed in an underground tunnel connecting the Capitol and two House office buildings since June until conservative news outlets took notice of it in December. It came from the district of Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) and was hung in the tunnel as part of an annual student art competition between House offices.

Oct 03 06:40

Beethoven's 10th symphony is finished 194 years after his death - by artificial intelligence that used just 250 surviving bars of notes

Beethoven’s 10th symphony has been completed 194 years after his death ... by artificial intelligence.

Using a mere 250 surviving bars of notes left behind by the composer, AI completed his final masterpiece.

And it did such a good job that musicians listening to Symphony No 10 could not tell where Beethoven ended and the computer began.

Sep 23 06:13

The Fabulous Fabergé Eggs of The Russian Imperial Family

Easter is the most important celebration for Russian Orthodox Christians, just as Christmas is in the West. Devoted Christians bring hand-painted eggs to church to be blessed, and then present them to family and friends.

In 1885, the Russian Tsar Alexander III also decided to gift his wife an Easter egg, but it was not an ordinary hen's egg, as it was not an ordinary year. 1885 marked the twentieth wedding anniversary of the Tsar and his wife Tsarina Maria Fedorovna, and the Tsar needed an extraordinary gift to impress his wife. So Alexander commissioned the royal jeweler Peter Carl Faberge to make for himself the most precious Easter egg.

Sep 11 22:33

Hoist The Colors (Medieval Version)- Amazingly Beautiful Version of This Cover

An amazing Hoist The Colors from Pirates of The Caribbean Movie cover from malindamusic, singing the most harmony aesthetic church-vibe of this version.
"Yo Ho all hands hoist the colors high, heave ho thieves and beggars, never shall we die"

Aug 30 12:20

Eric Clapton - This Has Gotta Stop (Official Music Video)

Aug 20 05:30

Bard news as flakes take on Shakespeare: Globe Theatre gives audience trigger warnings over 'upsetting' Romeo and Juliet - and even provides a Samaritans helpline number for after the show

London's Globe Theatre has come under fire for giving audience members trigger warnings about 'upsetting' themes in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - and even providing a number for the Samaritans for after the show.

The Globe - which is on the site of the Bard's original playhouse - alerts the audience before performances that suicide, drug use and fake blood feature in a production of the tragedy running from June to October.

Theatre staff even provide audience members with a Samaritans helpline number and the details of mental health charity the Listening Place in case they need emotional support after watching the play.

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You gotta be kidding!!

Aug 12 11:09

As a lesbian version of Romeo and Juliet takes to the stage in Israel, and Robin comes out as bi, how about camping up Star Wars?

The Holy Land is also maybe not the obvious place for the breaking of slightly new ground, as it’s being staged by the Israeli Opera rather than the Royal Opera, La Scala, or the Bolshoi. But, still.

It’s all a little off-beat, to say the least. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The bard himself may well have approved of the lesbian slant. Gender roles were often switched around in renditions of Shakespeare’s plays, even back in his day. And he wrote them over four hundred years ago.

He has been referred as an “Elizabethan version of a modern-day feminist” and was often ambiguous about gender roles, especially in comedies. Men in tights, like so many of these things, are not actually anything new.

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What's next? Han Solo into bestiality? With you-know-who?

Aug 11 07:56

Tucker Carlson: Ugly Buildings Are Designed to Dehumanize Us

Fox news host Tucker Carlson has spoken out about the ‘dehumanizing’ architecture of the United States, which he says is deigned to demean those who work and live in the lifeless buildings.

At a recent event in Hungary, Carlson remarked that the architecture in the country contrasts starkly with the soulless glass and steel of the United States:

“Dehumanizing is the act of convincing people that they don’t matter, that they are less significant than the larger whole, that they are not distinct souls, that they are not unique, that they are not created by God, that they are merely putty in the hands of some larger force that they must obey,” Carlson said.

“Mies van der Rohe architecture was designed to send that message not to uplift, but to oppress. And it is very noticeable and this is never noted in the United States, which unfortunately over time has had its aesthetic sense dulled. We’ve been told it’s not important,” he continued.

Aug 11 05:35

Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel Sculptures Were Cleaned with Bacteria During COVID-19

Leading up to and during the pandemic, when art spaces around the world were shut down and priceless masterpieces sat un-gazed upon, art restorers unleashed a bacteria called Serratia ficaria SH7 upon masterpieces created by Michelangelo in the Medici chapel. Over the centuries, grime had accumulated on sculptures and a sarcophagus created by the Italian sculptor that evaded even the most stringent of restoration efforts, and so scientists turned to the oil, glue and phosphate-consuming microbes in order to consume stains and other discolorations. According to the New York Times, these efforts have been successful.

Jul 31 12:46

Hunter Biden Gushes Over His Art – Says His Dad Thinks ‘Everything I Do Should Be In National Gallery’

In a new interview on Thursday, Hunter Biden claimed that his father, President Joe Biden, thinks “everything I do should be in National Gallery” of Art. This comes as Hunter is selling artwork for $500,000 to “anonymous” investors.

“Mom and Dad and Melissa, who think everything I do should be put in the National Gallery,” Hunter said on an art podcast, referring to his wife Melissa as well as his parents, Joe and Jill Biden.

“That’s what it’s about,” Hunter continued, when asked about reaching a larger audience. “Is to have the courage to kinda go out there and do that, and, you know, I could just stay my studio and paint for myself, and, ahhh, and, and, and I ultimately do do that.”

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Vanity run amok!!

Jul 30 07:41

Take This Mask And Shove It! - Steve Stewart

Jul 23 07:37

Crackhead Hunter Expected To Sell $500K Paintings To Anonymous Buyers

Hunter Biden is set to meet with prospective art buyers at two separate shows in the near future, raising more ethics concerns over the possible influence peddling through the President’s son.

The younger Biden is expected to appear at a small event in Los Angeles and a larger showing in New York City to present his creations, which Georges Berges Gallery estimates will fetch up to $500,000.

When asked if Hunter Biden would be present, a spokesperson for the gallery confirmed to CBS News, "Oh yes. With pleasure. He's looking forward to it. It is like someone debuting in the world. And of course, he will be there. "

Jul 23 05:56

Report: Hunter Biden’s Art Dealer Sued for Fraud and Breach of Contract

Hunter Biden’s art dealer, Georges Bergès, was reportedly sued for fraud and breach of contract in 2016 by an investor in his gallery.

“The lawsuit alleged that [Ingrid] Arneberg, an artist herself, had invested $500,000 for the purpose of gallery expansion and that Berges deposited it in his personal bank account to cover expenses,” CBS News reported Wednesday. “Berges countersued for $4.5 million, claiming, among other things, defamation and breach of fiduciary duty. The two settled in 2018 and terms were not disclosed.”

But that is not the only incident in which Hunter Biden’s art dealer has been involved.

Jul 15 11:14

Hunter Biden's Art: How Much Would You Pay?

Jul 12 06:41

Podcast: How The Left Killed Opera Music

On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Abby Roth, or “Classically Abby,” joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how the culture of free expression is hampered by leftism, especially in artistic fields such as opera, and why speaking up for what you believe matters.

“I think that opera is going to die and then I think it’s going to be revived,” Roth said. “My theory is that it is going to die out because the people who run it, hate it. That’s what it comes down to, right? You love the music and you hate everything that it came from. And if you hate something, it’s not going to survive.”

“The people who watch it, who love it, are not going to want to watch your version of things … they’re trying to take opera and bring it into the modern age by paring it down, paring it down, which honestly to me takes away so much of the beauty,” she said.

May 30 18:03

Forget Art and Gems, Thieves Make Discreet Millions at the Library

Despite how they might appear in some movies, librarians aren’t secret action heroes. But they’re often all that stands in the way of robbers and millions.

Last September, New York City’s Swann Galleries were advertising the sale of an invaluable piece of Spanish and Mexican history: a 500-year-old letter involving Hernán Cortés, the Spanish military leader and colonizer. The letter was expected to sell for somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000 until a group of academics intervened. Reuters reports that the letter was one of a cluster of Cortés documents that had been stolen out of the National Archive of Mexico (AGN) and put up for sale. What’s even more shocking is that this is not the first time that important and valuable pieces of history have been stolen from a national archive, prominent library, or museum and ended up on the block at a prominent auction house.

May 27 07:33

Out of this world! Stunning winning photos from the Milky Way Photographer of the Year competition 2021 are revealed

Spectacular photographs of the Milky Way — seen dwarfing volcanoes, waterfalls and churches on Earth — show our galaxy in fascinating and rarely-seen detail.

Released by travel photography blog Capture The Atlas, the 25 images capture the stars as a scintillating backdrop to trees, lakes and cliffs, as well as deserts, coastlines and snow-covered vistas.

They have been nominated for the website's annual 'Milky Way Photographer of the Year' compilation, which is held in late May or early June to coincide with the peak of the Milky Way season.

May 14 06:27

Scholars Line Up To Join Anti-‘Woke’ Online Education Platform

Submitted by Peter Svab of The Epoch Times,

Hundreds of scholars, including some distinguished figures, have applied for positions at an online education startup that promises explicitly non-“woke” instruction in a number of academic disciplines.

Named “American Scholars,” the project was started several months ago by Matthew Pohl, former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer. As soon as word got out, résumés started to stream in from academics offering their participation, its leaders said.

Pohl described the project as the fruit of his gradual disillusionment with his career in the academic world, where he drove admissions at several prestigious universities. He noticed that with regard to education, most students weren’t getting their money’s worth, attributing that to the “administrative bloat” of establishment colleges, as well as the spread of quasi-Marxist ideologies that have come to be collectively known as “wokeness.”

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Darned well about time!!!!

May 11 05:48

Theater in the Time of Pandemic

At a time when we have been deprived of live theater for over a year, I can think of no one as inspiring, no one who proves more vividly why theater matters as it faces an uncertain future than Oscar Castro, a Chilean actor, director, and playwright who died of Covid in Paris on April 25 at the age of 73.

Oscar Castro’s saga began, like that of so many of his compatriots, when the Chilean military overthrew the democratically elected government of Socialist Salvador Allende in September 1973 and installed a reign of terror. While many of Chile’s cultural figures—I was among them—opted for exile, my friend Oscar decided to stay behind and test the limits of the regime’s ferocious censorship.

May 07 05:05


In 1949, sometime after the publication of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World (1931), who was then living in California, wrote to Orwell. Huxley had briefly taught French to Orwell as a student in high school at Eton.

Huxley generally praises Orwell's novel, which to many seemed very similar to Brave New World in its dystopian view of a possible future. Huxley politely voices his opinion that his own version of what might come to pass would be truer than Orwell's. Huxley observed that the philosophy of the ruling minority in Nineteen Eighty-Four is sadism, whereas his own version is more likely, that controlling an ignorant and unsuspecting public would be less arduous, less wasteful by other means. Huxley's masses are seduced by a mind-numbing drug, Orwell's with sadism and fear.

The most powerful quote In Huxley's letter to Orwell is this:

May 06 05:35

Placido Domingo to perform in Verdi’s opera La Traviata at Bolshoi Theater

Russia’s world-renowned Bolshoi Theater is opening a series of performances with an all-star lineup of opera singers on Wednesday. The theater will be presenting Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata," which will star such singers as Placido Domingo, Irina Lungu, Arturo Chacon Cruz, Zuzana Markova, Dinara Alieva, Elchin Azizov, Matteo Lippi, Liparit Avetisyan, and Vasily Ladyuk. The performances are set to take place from May 5 to May 9, the theater’s spokesperson Katerina Novikova informed TASS.

"From May 5 to May 9, the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theater will show the La Traviata opera, one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular masterpieces. World opera stars will perform all the leading roles. The main event of the May showings will be the performance of distinguished opera singer Placido Domingo in the role of Giorgio Germont (on May 6 and 9)," Novikova said.

May 03 09:12

Zoë Roth sells 'Disaster Girl' meme as NFT for $500,000

The woman in the viral "Disaster Girl" meme has sold the original photograph for $473,000 (£341,000).

Zoë Roth, now 21, became an internet hit when she was pictured aged four standing in front of a burning building with a devilish smirk on her face.

The image has since become a meme for anyone hoping to depict a disastrous scene or mischievous act.

Ms Roth sold it at an auction on Thursday as a non-fungible token (NFT) - a digital ownership certificate.

In January 2005, Zoë Roth and her father Dave went to see a controlled burn - a fire intentionally started to clear a property - in their neighbourhood in Mebane, North Carolina.

Mr Roth, an amateur photographer, took a photo of his daughter smiling mischievously in front of the blaze.

Apr 23 18:07

Sheep (C*r*n*v*r*s Song) - Mr Cheswick

Published on Apr 8, 2021
My C*r*n*v*r*s parody version of Creep by Radiohead

Apr 12 05:58

Threatened by cultural defiance, Israel throws dancer in prison

In occupied Palestine, even dance can land you in prison. Especially if that dance draws inspiration from Palestinian history and heritage.

The arrest, in February, and continued detention without charge of acclaimed dance choreographer Ata Khattab underlines just how threatening Palestinian culture and identity is considered by Israel’s occupation forces.

Dance communities and rights groups across the globe are now calling for the release of Ata, who has been detained in a notorious Israeli prison since a raid on his West Bank home in the middle of the night on 2 February.

Family members and neighbors were awakened by the sound of Israeli soldiers breaking into his family home in al-Bireh, near Ramallah, and calling out Ata’s name at 4 am.

Mar 29 08:50

University of Oxford Considers Dropping Sheet Music for Being ‘Too Colonial’

University of Oxford considers scrapping sheet music for being ‘too colonial’ after staff raise concerns about music curriculums’ ‘complicity in white supremacy’ after Black Lives Matter movement

The University of Oxford is considering scrapping sheet music for being ‘too colonial’ after staff raised concerns about the ‘complicity in white supremacy’ in music curriculums.

Professors are set to reform their music courses to move away from the classic repertoire, which includes the likes of Beethoven and Mozart, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

University staff have argued that the current curriculum focuses on ‘white European music from the slave period’, according to The Telegraph.

Documents seen by the publication indicate proposed reforms to target undergraduate courses.

It claimed that teaching musical notation had ‘not shaken off its connection to its colonial past’ and would be ‘a slap in the face’ to some students.

Mar 26 04:55

The Musical Trojan Horse

One of the significant aspects of the current revolutionary madness sweeping the nation is the unrestrained assault on the cultural artifacts of Western Christian civilization. In effect the attack on monuments and the nomenclature of Army forts, schools and streets, and on so much more is emblematic of something more profound and irreparable, an assault on what those symbols signify.

In a broader sense, this assault portends a basic denial of the richness and nourishing fruits of our culture and what that culture has given us. For that denial goes far beyond visible symbols in copper and granite or in place names. We have seen this in the increasing demands for a Taliban-like “cultural cleansing” of our society. And thus the mounting attacks on our artistic heritage—on those works of art that remind us of what our civilization has created and, indeed, of its bounty, goodness and creativity that have helped fashion who we are as a people.

Mar 18 10:18

Should the Elgin Marbles be returned to Greece?

The British Museum is the proud possessor of some of Greece’s most ancient and priceless artefacts. In the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence it is meet to reflect on what wonders Greece has wrought and whether there ought to be a restitution of the Ancient Greek monuments that are now held far from Greece.

How did these friezes from Athens come to be in London? Cast your mind back over 200 years. Greece was a province of the Ottoman Empire. Proud Ellas had been subjugated by the Turks in the 15th century. The Orthodox Christians were reduced to dhimmi status. Many Hellenes resolved to endure the galling yoke of Ottoman oppression no longer. They valiantly battled against overwhelming odds to cast off the heavy shackles cast in Istanbul.

Mar 03 08:16

One New York City Nurse Discovered a Long-Lost Famous Painting Inside Her Own Home

Last fall, a Manhattan nurse and her 20-year-old son headed down to the Metropolitan Museum of Art via motorbike. Their purpose, however, was not to drink in the two million works of art that the Met has in its possession. Instead, they were on a mission to get someone’s—or anyone’s—attention.

Three days prior to their cross-town trip, the nurse in question had heard about the discovery of a long-lost Jacob Lawrence painting. The work was part of a series on view at the Met, and had been discovered just a few short blocks away from where she herself lived. Lawrence’s name sounded familiar. A painting in her own home had a difficult-to-read signature by the same name, as well as a 1996 article on Lawrence—who is one of the most prominent Black artists of the 20th century—taped on the back. After a quick Google search, her son found an image of their painting, which had been given to his mother by her mother-in-law, his grandmother.

Feb 06 20:56

The Man Who Shot JFK & The Chicago Connection (Updated November 13, 2013)

(pix: TIGHT WITH THE MOB – Margie Korshak (left) with Michelle Obama)

Jan 25 10:55

Triggered by Beethoven: the Cultural Politics of Racial Resentment

2020 was meant to be a year of celebration for Beethoven who was baptized 250 years ago (his exact date of birth is unknown) in Bonn on December 17, 1770. COVID-19 prompted the cancelation of commemorative concerts of Beethoven’s music, but the pandemic didn’t quell efforts by anti-White activists to attack the composer’s reputation and dominant place in the cultural pantheon of the West. Rather than a year full of performances of the great composer’s sonatas, string quartets, concertos and symphonies, 2020 saw repeated attacks on Beethoven for the crime of being a White male genius and for embodying the European musical tradition.

Jan 19 07:57

As the West Enjoy Millions of our Stolen African Art Worth $Billions Africa Cries

Jan 15 07:31

Political comics from Taiwan:

Jan 06 07:19

Paris Opera to bend The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and the The Yankee Princess for promoting 'White supremacy'

The recently appointed director of the Paris Opera House, Alexander Neef, plans to remove three of the best-known ballet choreographies from the repertoire on account of those allegedly promoting White dominance, Neef told Le Monde.

The three ballets in question are The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Die Bajadere (English title: The Yankee Princess), all choreographed by the late Rudolf Nureyev, considered the best ballet dancer of his generation, according to Origo.

The conflict goes back to September, incidentally, the month when Neef was appointed director. Then the artists of the Paris Opera House issued a manifesto entitled "On racial issues at the Paris Opera", in which they said, among other things, that performers of colored skin will refuse to be masked as white when, for instance, dancing the role of a white swan.

Dec 30 07:37

Do You Love Me?

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They seems so playful and harmless....

Dec 22 13:58

Stand and Deliver

Dec 18 07:34

Jingle the Dog - A Christmas Story

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Some holiday fare from one of our readers!

Nov 25 09:57

'Don't bore pupils with Shakespeare': Dame Helen Mirren says the Bard should not be taught in schools as it's best experienced for the first time at a theatre

She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age of 20 and has played some of the Bard’s best-known characters.

But Helen Mirren says the playwright should not be taught at school and youngsters should instead see his works on stage.

The Oscar-winning actress, 75, said ‘droning through’ the plays in a classroom aged 11 or 12 could be off-putting.

Nov 17 08:19

I Love My Trump

Nov 16 06:41

As governments seek to make photographing police a crime, our art puts them back in the frame & accountable for their actions

Democracia are a Spanish-based collective using art as a tool to make propaganda. Their exhibition, We Protect You From Yourselves, is currently at Biennale Warsaw, presented by a/political.

A draconian bill outlawing the dissemination of images of police officers will be debated in the French parliament next week. It follows similar moves in Spain and elsewhere. We must fight these new restrictions.
2020 has been a year of ever increasing state-sanctioned violence. In the UK the new Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill, currently being rushed through parliament, will allow undercover agents to commit ‘murder, torture and rape’ in the name of queen and country. From Madrid to London and Warsaw, our work asks what freedoms are stolen in the name of government control.

Nov 14 08:21

Russian arts sector warns of financial trouble as world-famous Bolshoi Theatre reports record losses during coronavirus pandemic

The director general of Russia’s most iconic arts venue has cautioned that restrictions and a lack of tourism are threatening the country’s traditionally vibrant arts scene.

Vladimir Urin of the Bolshoi Theatre has told reporters that the historic institution, known across the world for ballet and dramatic arts, has lost around 1.2 billion rubles (around $15.5 million) during the coronavirus pandemic. He told Russia’s Dozhd TV channel that “these income losses... until October amounted to about 50% of all income that we have.”

The director of another famous Moscow theatre, the Lenkom’s Mark Varshaver, has also spoken out on the situation facing the arts. Speaking to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, he said that Moscow Deputy Mayor Natalya Sergunina had committed to helping venues meet the shortfall.

Nov 09 08:27

“Pallets of Ballots” – Austin Forman’s Song on Democrats Stealing the 2020 Election Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Austin Forman released an amazing song this week after the election.

Austin’s song is called “Pallets Full Of Ballots” and it already has over 250,000 views on Youtube.

Austin rips Democrooks for stealing the 2020 election from Donald Trump at 3 in the morning with pallets full of ballots.

Nov 02 13:49

Sender of False DMCA Takedown Notices Ordered to Pay £370K in Damages

An individual who filed false copyright complaints with platforms including Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram in order to damage a rival's business has been heavily punished by a court. In a default judgment handed down this week, the defendant was ordered to pay almost $370k for abusing the DMCA.

Court DamagesEvery day millions of DMCA takedown notices are sent to major online platforms including Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

The aim is to remove content that infringes third-party copyrights and the majority succeed in that goal. However, some people see the takedown provisions of the DMCA either as a tool for censorship or one to be abused in order to seize an advantage over a competitor or rival.

Oct 29 06:20

What Role Has Modern Art Played In The Political Enslavement Of Western Society?

In the mid-1990s, a series of exposés featured on the London Independent and elsewhere brought a dark secret to light.

Many were startled by the revelation that the entire evolution of 20th century modern art was directed in large measure by the CIA! This not only included the direct financing of abstract painters like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, whose works now regularly sell for over $100 million apiece, but also powerful literary magazines like Salon and Encounter, interpretive dance schools, and the remarkably ugly a-tonal music of Arnold Schoenberg.

Oct 27 08:44


Oct 15 05:26

New York remastered: YouTuber uses AI to restore footage from 1896 showing the busy intersection of Broadway and Exchange Alley in glorious color

A YouTuber has used artificial intelligence to restore old footage from New York in 1896 and show the city in glorious color.

Using publicly available neural networks, filmmaker Denis Shiryaev upgraded the short film's resolution and sharpness as well as adding color

Oct 09 12:33

Melophilia n: An Obsessive Love of Music

A Dean's Scholar Graduate in Music and Theater from California State University Dominguez Hills, Claire Karst Rivero has created an impressive body of work over the last quarter of a century, including scores for numerous theater productions, music for radio and TV commercials, plus serious music ranging from classical to jazz, vocal and instrumental. Claire has written over seventy original works for individual artists and for choirs, three of which she has founded and conducted.

Claire's composition credits include original music for the Los Angeles Variety Arts Theater, the sound track for the documentary film, "Soul of the Steel", theme music and incidentals for the TV series, "Hawaii's Reel Stories", and themes and intros/outros for the "What Really Happened" radio show.

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Claire's music website. Have a listen, and forward to any choral conductors you know!

Sep 30 07:31

Walter Molino’s Painting in 1962 Depicts Life in 2022

This painting by Italian artist Walter Molino was published in the Italian newspaper La Domenica del Corriere in 1962.

He imagined the Singoletta as the solution to traffic congestion.

But more than just being the future of mass transportation, doesn’t this painting depict what life looks like in the succeeding years as a measure against the novel coronavirus?

Sep 24 05:46

LISTEN: NASA shares symphony of the stars by turning telescope data into beautiful, haunting music

Not content with blowing minds around the world with incredible images of our universe, NASA has taken data from telescopes observing the galactic center of the Milky Way and created a celestial symphony.

NASA regularly takes digital data from distant telescopes and turns them into breathtaking images. These images are composites of various wavelengths of light and radiation that the human eye can’t see.

In an effort to outdo themselves, NASA boffins have taken things to the next level and ‘sonified’ the stars, using this same digital telescope data to create short cosmic concerts.

Sonification is the process by which data, in the form of a binary code or a slew of ones and zeros, is translated into sound rather than imagery.

Sep 22 11:53

Mystery company ties accused temple raiders to art world elite

They pulled ancient Buddha heads out of the ground in war-torn Afghanistan and stole idols from temples in India. They cracked open shrines in Nepal, and in Cambodia bought an 11th-century statue of the Hindu god Shiva on the black market.

According to indictments filed in New York last year, a network of art thieves and traffickers extracted thousands of precious relics from archaeological sites across Asia and sold them to museums, elite galleries and wealthy private buyers.

Prosecutors say the group includes suppliers, restorers and New York art dealers who fabricated documents describing the origin of the antiquities to camouflage the looting.

Sep 20 06:09


A comic book illustrator is making waves for producing political art portraying 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden as a soulless zombie that survives by sucking the life force from children.

The Biden demon will be the centerpiece in artist George Alexopoulos’ upcoming book, “Oh No! It’s Uncle Joe!” set to be released this upcoming Halloween – three days ahead of the US election.

Sep 20 05:18

Britain, France, and Germany Spurn US Plan for Iran Sanctions

Trump Administration officials have been saying this for weeks, but on Friday reiterated their intentions to try to enforce a UN Security Council resolution that includes broad sanctions against Iran. Officials say they expect every nation to comply.

The glaring problem with this is that the resolution doesn’t exist, at least not as an active resolution the US wants. The P5+1 nuclear deal gave the US the authority to reimpose sanctions on Iran, but the US had withdrawn from that pact years ago. Though the Trump Administration argued that didn’t matter, the UN has virtually unanimously rejected their interpretation, and rejected the UN Security Council resolution. The US believes the resolution becomes active Sunday, but the reality is it just doesn’t exist legally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These actions spell desperation on the cusp of madness, and the world is not following suit; so, what is next here, an invasion of Iran?!?

Considering just how "brilliantly" the other US occupations around the world are going, you might imagine it might just be time for a "re-think" on this; but of course, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu will not allow that to happen; he wants the US waging war against Iran, so Israel will not have to.

Sep 19 07:04

Russia's LDPR Leader Suggests Cremating Lenin's Embalmed Body Instead of Selling It to Artist

His words came as New York-based Georgian artist David Datuna has reportedly raised over $50 million to buy the mummified body of the USSR founder in order to build a copy.

Sep 17 11:46

The War Prayer by Mark Twain

It was a time of great and exalting excitement.

Sep 09 17:58

There must be a 'No-Lockdown Party'

University of Queensland’s Professor James Allan says "I do think we need a No-Lockdown Party" as the Liberals "are just not a Liberal Party anymore".

"They don't seem to have any concern with the individual, with freedom".

Aug 24 06:17

Spellbinding image captures rare comet, northern lights, Milky Way, and bioluminescence (PHOTOS)

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes they instead leave you speechless. This is the case with this spellbinding image captured by a B.C. photographer of a rare comet, the Northern Lights, Milky Way, and bioluminescence. Check out the incredible rare beauty captured in this photo.

Aug 11 12:40

A new master's house: The architect decolonising Nigerian design

In the Igbo town of Idumuje-Ugboko in southeast Nigeria, artist and architect Demas Nwoko reports to his home office Monday through Friday.

The room is cool, softly lit and furnished with his own hand-built wooden desks, tables and chairs. A selection of Nwoko's terracotta sculptures is displayed on shelves. Throughout the day, the 84-year-old meets one-on-one with his two young interns, recent architecture school graduates who assist with the logistics of his latest building projects. His feedback and direction are those of an exacting perfectionist, but his serious tone is softened by an easy chuckle.

Jun 29 04:47


Jun 19 06:51

Publishing Staff Threaten To Quit Unless JK Rowling's New Book Is Canceled

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

Staff at Publishing house Hachette have threatened to quit unless the company cancels its association with JK Rowling and scraps plans to publish her new book because they argue the author is ‘transphobic’.

The Daily Mail reported that “Staff in the children’s department at Hachette announced they were no longer prepared to work on the book” over Rowling’s recent assertions that biological sex is real and that there are only two genders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; do these people about to boycott on of their companies' best selling authors understand, with any degree of clarity, just how quickly they can be replaced, so the book moves forward?!?

I would say, probably not at all.

Jun 18 08:55

‘Forces’ Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn Who Entertained WW2 Troops Dies Aged 103

LONDON (AP) – Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular “Forces´ Sweetheart” who serenaded British troops abroad during World War II, has died at 103.

During the war and long after, Lynn got crowds singing, smiling and crying with sentimental favorites such as “We´ll Meet Again,” and “The White Cliffs of Dover.”

“The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain´s best-loved entertainers at the age of 103,” her family said in a statement. “Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, passed away earlier today, 18 June 2020, surrounded by her close family.”

Jun 18 08:34

Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?

Does anyone believe the nationwide riots and looting are a spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd?

It’s all too coordinated, too widespread, and too much in-sync with the media narrative that applauds the “mainly peaceful protests” while ignoring the vast destruction to cities across the country. What’s that all about? Do the instigators of these demonstrations want to see our cities reduced to urban wastelands where street gangs and Antifa thugs impose their own harsh justice? That’s where this is headed, isn’t it?

Jun 18 08:26

What Kind of "Popular Revolution" Is This?!

I have to say that I am amazed that so many folks on the Left seem to think that the current riots in the US are a spontaneous rebellion against police violence, systemic racism, and history of persecution and exploitation of Blacks and Indians, etc. As for the violence, looting and riots – they are either excused as a result of some kind of righteous wrath or blamed on “infiltrators”. In my previous article I tried to show how the Democrats and the US media tried to instrumentalize these riots and to use them against Trump’s bid for reelection. I accompanied the article with a carefully staged photo-op of US Democrats “taking a knee” in solidarity (as if the leaders of the Democratic Party gave a hoot about Blacks or poor US Americans!).

What I did not mention was how the US (and even trans-national) corporate world backed these riots to the hilt. Here are just a few examples of this:

Jun 18 08:23

Belarus - A U.S. Sponsored Color Revolution Is Underway

THe CIA is staging a Coloured Revolution here in the USA too!

U.S engineered attempts to overthrow a foreign government by stirring civil arrests are usually named after a color or, at times, a flower. Thus we had an "rose revolution" in Georgia, a "green movement" in Iran and an "orange revolution" in the Ukraine.

But now the CIA and its assortment of supporting organizations seems to have run out of color choices. How else can one explain that their latest attempt in Belarus is called a "slipper revolution".

No, the Guardian, which published the 'Slipper revolution' headline today but later changed it, did not come up with that stupid moniker by itself.

The U.S. State Department funded TV station was the first to mention slippers in a picture caption on May 31.

Jun 18 08:10

America’s Own Color Revolution

If we step back from the immediate issue of videos showing a white Minneapolis policeman pressing his knee on the neck of a black man, George Floyd, and look at what has taken place across the nation since then, it is clear that certain organizations or groups were well-prepared to instrumentalize the horrific event for their own agenda.

The protests since May 25 have often begun peacefully only to be taken over by well-trained violent actors. Two organizations have appeared regularly in connection with the violent protests—Black Lives Matter and Antifa (USA). Videos show well-equipped protesters dressed uniformly in black and masked (not for coronavirus to be sure), vandalizing police cars, burning police stations, smashing store windows with pipes or baseball bats. Use of Twitter and other social media to coordinate “hit-and-run” swarming strikes of protest mobs is evident.

Jun 17 03:02

Members of Congress took small-business loans — and the full extent is unknown: some GOP lawmakers who benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program also opposed legislation requiring lending transparency.

It’s a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have acknowledged close ties to companies that have received loans from the program — businesses that are either run by their families or employ their spouse as a senior executive.

Republicans on the list include Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, a wealthy businessman who owns auto dealerships, body shops and car washes, and Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, whose family owns multiple farms and equipment suppliers across the Midwest. The Democrats count Rep. Susie Lee of Nevada, whose husband is CEO of a regional casino developer, and Rep. Debbie Mucarsel Powell of Florida, whose husband is an executive at a restaurant chain that has since returned the loan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by these revelations; this is thoroughly what can be expected from the US's criminal political class.

Jun 17 01:43


For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized doctors to prescribe a video game as a form of medical treatment.
An iOS game called EndeavorRX seems to help kids between eight and 12 years old who have ADHD, The Verge reports. And while the actual evidence to support those claims is somewhat shaky, the concept of a prescription video game is still a fascinating world-first that’s been years in the making.

A trailer for EndeavorRX suggests that the gameplay is pretty straightforward — players steer a cartoonish vehicle left or right to hit targets and avoid obstacles while it cruises forward. According to clinical research conducted by Akili Interactive, the company behind the game, it seemed to improve some kids’ attention spans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something OTHER than a drug for ADHD?!?

IF this really works, bravo to the computer engineers who created this!!

May 31 18:27

VIDEO: "Reopen?! $@#^!!!" -- An Original Coronavirus Pastiche (With Lyrics)

May I proudly present, A Faustian Original.

Coronavirus USA, June 2020:
An adaptation of Nina Simone's 1964 civil rights song,
"Mississippi G*dd*mn."

lyrics by johanna Faust (@femalefaust)
music arranged and performed by Alex Jerousek (@schwa_iska)


Apr 24 09:57

Here’s the Story Behind That Bizarre Painting of Bill Clinton in a Blue Dress Seen at Jeffrey Epstein’s Home

Given the hurricane-force storm of media attention swirling around the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the news that he owned a particularly strange work of art perhaps doesn’t seem like the biggest of deals. After all, the aggressively unsettling decor of Epstein’s homes, which includes displays of prosthetic eyeballs, a female mannequin hanging from a chandelier, and a chessboard whose pieces featured the likenesses of his staff clad only in underwear, was already well established.

This particular work of art, however, features an image of former president Bill Clinton clad in a blue dress and high heels, gesturing to the viewer. Given that Bill Clinton’s name has been prominently connected to Epstein, word of the painting sent the internet conspiracy machine wild.

Apr 21 21:08

Growing Heirloom Corn Varieties

The Ingalls family enjoyed sweet corn, called green corn in the quotation above, as much as any modern gardener does today. For many of us, summer barbecues wouldn’t be the same without sweet, fresh ears of corn at the table. However, for pioneers like the Ingalls family, sweet corn varieties weren’t the primary focus, but rather a seasonal treat. Corn (Zea mays) was grown as a vital food staple for both livestock and people and no part of the corn would go to waste.

f you have a fairly large space in your garden or farm, I think corn is the first plant you should think of growing. Not only fresh corn tastes amazing, but it’s also extremely versatile in the kitchen.

It’s considered a staple for a reason: you can store it for months, feed it to your animals, turn it into tortillas, soup, bread, salsa – even decor! With this guide and a little water, there’s no reason not to have a successful corn growing season.

Apr 21 20:59

Growing Potatoes Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Potatoes

Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables! Also, see tips on how to store potatoes to keep them fresh—and some homemade potato recipes.

Potatoes can be planted very early in the gardening season—as you soon as the frost is out of the soil and you are able to work the soil!

Folklore offers many “best days” for planting potatoes:

Old-timers in New England planted their potato crops when they saw dandelions blooming in the open fields.

Apr 21 20:55

Compact Plants for Patio Gardeners

New cultivars of compact edible plants are released onto the market every year. An increasing number of gardeners have growing space that’s limited to a small area, such as a patio garden, a raised bed, or containers. Because of this, plant breeders and seed companies have dedicated much effort toward increasing the number of pint-sized fruits, veggies, and herbs available to home gardeners, while also paying careful attention to flavor, disease resistance, and productivity.