Pour participer à cet event c'est ici.
Des chiottes en or massif - on en a tous rêvé, ce bon vieux Maurizio Cattelan l'a fait. Depuis ce matin, vous pouvez déposer une pêche dans cette auguste cuvette au musée Guggenheim, à New York. L'oeuvre est intitulée America et a pris la place d'une banale cuvette en porcelaine dans les toilettes unisexe du musée. Selon le Guggenheim, "sa nature participative, où les visiteurs sont invités à faire usage de l'objet de manière individuelle et privée, permet une expérience d'intimité sans précédent avec une oeuvre d'art".
"I don't know what you're on but I wan the same"
Ce couple aperçu le weekend dernier au Dragon Con d'Atlanta a fait quelques remous.
Qui vient rejoindre ses freres et soeurs Brayan et Jennifer.
Since losing her left arm during a shark attack 13 years ago, Bethany Hamilton has had to adapt on the waves and try to change the way others perceive her
In Bethany Hamilton’s mind, winning the ESPY award for best female athlete with a disability would have been like “rewinding back to square one”.
Square one being the fateful day 13 years ago when she was attacked by a 14ft tiger shark and lost her left arm. Which is why, this year, she withdrew her name from consideration.Continue reading...
It’s normal to want to protect our children from sadness. But making illness and mortality invisible to them can have unexpected consequences in the long term
During the final weeks of her life, all spent in an Indian hospital, my grandmother deteriorated peacefully, and gracefully, until she slipped into a coma and breathed her last. My 10-year-old self remembers a thing or two about this time.
The hospital’s egg curry, a much-loved north Indian dish, was amazing. The tiny cakes with real butter icing that defied all dietary guidelines weren’t bad either so my cousins and I, gathered in the small room, took turns selecting the menu and outwitting the nurses, who sweetly played along, praising the voracious appetite of our fading grandma. Enveloped in grief at their mother’s impending death, the adults couldn’t bear to look at the food – if our mirth seemed out of place, they never said so.Continue reading...
Pour Professeur Brantut, of course...
Interesting reflection about framing and systemic issues.
Brexit is a turning point in the history of western democracy. Never before has such a drastic decision been taken through so primitive a procedure – a one-round referendum based on a simple majority. Never before has the fate of a country – of an entire continent, in fact – been changed by the single swing of such a blunt axe, wielded by disenchanted and poorly informed citizens.
But this is just the latest in a series of worrying blows to the health of democracy. On the surface, everything still seems fine. A few years ago, the World Values Survey, a large-scale international research project, asked more than 73,000 people in 57 countries if they believed democracy was a good way to govern a country – and nearly 92% said yes. But that same survey found that in the past 10 years, around the world, there has been a considerable increase in calls for a strong leader “who does not have to bother with parliament and elections” – and that trust in governments and political parties has reached a historical low. It would appear that people like the idea of democracy but loathe the reality.Continue reading...