From Smaug to the Clangers: a brief history of dragonsAs we finally come face to face with Tolkien’s Smaug on the big screen, Philip Hoare sets off in search of the greatest of all mythical creatures – from the satanic lizards of the Bible to the Jungian monster within us all
Interwoven Globe:a show that reveals the fabric of power.An exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art tells the story of empireand global trade through textile, providing a stunning corrective to Eurocentrism
Renato Guttuso (26 December 1911 – 18 January 1987) was an Italian painter.
His best-known paintings include “Flight from Etna” (1938–39), “Crucifixion” (1941) and “La Vucciria” (1974). Guttuso also designed for the theatre (including sets and costumes for Histoire du Soldat, Rome, 1940) and did illustrations for books. Those for Elizabeth David’s Italian Food (1954), introduced him to many in the English-speaking world. A fierce anti-Fascist, “he developed out of Expressionism and the harsh light of his native land to paint landscapes and social commentary.”
In-groups, out-groups, and the psychology of crowds.
Does the ingroup-outgroup bias form the basis of extremism?
What is Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle?
How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty