Buffalo jumps and handmade lingerie: the Native American artists ‘reversing colonialism’

Slaughter grounds thick with buffalo remains and a savaging of Thanksgiving myths are two of the highlights in the new wave of indigenous art heading for Britain A woman stands alone in an empty landscape, poised before a precipice. Her face is daubed with thick white paint, and she is looking back over her shoulder. On her head is a beaver-skin hat, tangled with feathers and blood-red ribbon. In front of her, the Canadian prairie stretches off into the distance. This photograph, shot at the evocatively named Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta, is the work of Meryl McMaster, one of a new generation of indigenous North American artists. Edge of a Moment, as the work is called, shows McMaster at …

Mouthful by mouthful: the 2019 Bad sex award in quotes

Extravagant metaphors are indecently exposed in the shortlist for the Literary Reviews annual booby prize for sexual scenes in fiction The River Capture by Mary Costello He clung to her, crying, and then made love to her and went far inside her and she begged him to go deeper and, no longer afraid of injuring her, he went deep in mind and body, among crowded organ cavities, past the contours of her lungs and liver, and, shimmying past her heart, he felt her perfection. The Office of Gardens and Ponds by Didier Decoin The earthy taste surprised her. When he was alive, when it swelled inside Miyukis mouth, Katsuros penis had tasted of raw fish, of warm young bamboo shoots, …

Christie’s urged to pull sale of Roman statue ‘linked to illicit dealers’

Art expert says he has evidence first-century Eros marble was in archive of disgraced dealers A leading archaeologist is calling for Christies to cancel the auction of a first-century Roman statue because of its alleged links to notorious dealers connected with numerous cases of illicit antiquities. Prof Christos Tsirogiannis claims relate to a Symes served a jail sentence for disregarding court orders over the sale of a 3m Egyptian statue. The judge described his explanation as a calculated deception.In 2016, Italian and Swiss police Original Article : HERE ;

Nan Goldin review Gut-wrenching, brilliant and beautiful. I cannot turn away

The artists first UK show in 20 years is a knotty elegy to youth and the people we leave behind Nan Goldin photographs her life, her friendships and loves, her losses and addictions, good times and bad times. Little, if anything, is off-limits. The first large show of Goldins work in the the sky on the twilight of erthur, Switzerland. This large-scale print gives us a bilious dirty orange sky, a silhouetted chimney, a sodium-yellow streetlight glowing in the dusk. The world heaves in this image, its emotional weather, the uncanny light. Greer Modeling Jewellery (1985) Photograph: Nan Goldin Threaded through the exhibition are warm photographs of Goldins friends and lovers, the drag queens, cross-dressers, transexuals and third sexers. These …

How Parasite became the most talked about foreign language film of 2019

Bong Joon-hos darkly comic Korean thriller has become a box office hit, a meme machine and might be the first non-English language film to win the best picture Oscar On Monday morning, a flurry of Hollywood trade-paper headlines greeted the news that Bong Joon-hos Parasite had, in its fifth weekend of release, crossed the $10m threshold: at this time of writing, its American gross stands at $11.3m, steadily rising as its screen count expands across the country. Ordinarily, that is hardly a figure that would have champagne corks popping in Tinseltown, but the current market is a tough one for subtitled cinema: Parasites current haul is the years highest for any non-English-language film in the US. (For the sake of …

Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle over four-film deal

Agreement in US district court sees $68m suit centering on #MeToo remarks dismissed without prejudice Woody Allen and Amazon have ended their legal battle. The filmmaker responded that Allen, whose daughter Dylan insensitive remarks released overseas, but not in the US. Allens career has slowed in recent years, with actors who had appeared in his films, among them Rebecca Hall, saying they would not work with him again. Others, Samantha Morton, have Original Article : HERE ;

Whitney Houston’s close friend Robyn Crawford says they had sexual relationship

Long-rumoured relationship detailed in Crawfords new memoir, which also depicts friendship with Eddie Murphy Robyn Crawford, a close female friend of Whitney Houston, has said the pair had a sexual relationship. Rumours have long surrounded Houston and Crawford, who made the revelations in her memoir, A Song for You: A Life with Whitney Houston, and in an interview with NBC News to air in full on 11 November. In the early part of that friendship, it was physical, Crawford told NBC. It was during that first summer that we met, was the first time our lips touched. And it wasnt anything planned, it just happened. And it felt wonderful. And then, not long after that, we spent the night together. …

Weinsteins reappearance showed he has no shame. I had to call him out | Zoe Stuckless

There is still a sickening culture of silence and fear around Weinstein. This is how dreammakers cling on to their power, says Zoe Stuckless I had one of the most surreal nights of my life a couple of weeks ago. A friend of mine invited me to attend an event for emerging actors a space to collaborate, network and support other artists doing the work we all have chosen to devote our lives to. We were promised an evening of exciting new work, raw and vulnerable comedy performances and endless networking. Instead, we were met with Hollywoods most notorious alleged serial rapist, Harvey Weinstein. More daunting than that, though, was that we were met with a room full of artists …

Martin Scorsese on Lou Reed: ‘He spoke the language of people with nothing’

The director hails a songwriter who, like him, brought the wild side of New York to life, recalls their collaborations that got away and describes what its like to be immortalised in one of his songs I met Lou Reed for the first time at the restaurant at LErmitage Hotel in LA. I was a great admirer of his solo work, Raging Bull and I invited Lou to join us as we played back the final mix, the only time we actually screened the film on the west coast. When the lights came up, he seemed fairly overwhelmed. I remember that he was even impressed with the use of music, from Louis Prima. After the screening, I happened to mention …

Helena Bonham Carter sought Princess Margaret’s blessing through psychic

The actor says she discussed her part in The Crown with the deceased royal herself Some actors avoid excessive research, but for Helena Bonham Carter to play Princess Margaret in The Crown meant reading all the biographies, talking to friends, ladies-in-waiting and relatives, and consulting an astrologer, a graphologist and a psychic. The last meeting meant she could talk to the princess herself, the actor told Bafta-winning Vanessa Kirby. Its definitely daunting, she said. She went to Margarets inner circle: Three ladies-in-waiting, a couple of relatives, a very close relative and some really close friends. They loved the woman and were very happy to talk about her because they miss her. Bonham Carter said Margaret was a misunderstood and misinterpreted …

Beach towels and Brexit: how Germans really see the Brits

Exhibition at Bonns House of History documents unrequited love of all things British The strategy that Germanys diplomatic corps proposed to keep Britain in the European community was unconventional and bold. In November 1974, the then German chancellor Helmut Schmidt was desperately searching for the right words to convince British Eurosceptics to vote to remain a member of the European Economic Community. Schmidt had been offered a generous slot of 10 to 15 minutes at the Labour party conference, but a number of leftwing MPs had already announced they would walk out on his speech if he tried to lecture them. Katharina Focke, the German federal minister for youth, family and health, had some ingenious advice to offer after an …

The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray review a rightwing diatribe

Do racism and sexism really exist, or are they just the creation of angry lefties? The bizarre fantasies of a rightwing provocateur, blind to oppression Being stuck in a culture war is a bit like being a driver stuck in a traffic jam. From within ones own car, the absurdity and injustice of the situation is abundantly plain. Other drivers can be seen cutting in, changing lanes excessively, and getting worked up. Roadworks appear needlessly restrictive. Why are there so many cars on the road anyway? Horns begin to honk. There is one question that few drivers ever consider: what is my own contribution to this quagmire? Psychoanalysts refer to the process of splitting, where the self is unable to …

David Chase on why he wrote The Sopranos: ‘I needed help. I needed therapy’

As his mobster-in-therapy masterpiece is named the best TV of the century, its creator says he was just thrashing out his own issues with his domineering, suffocating mother The first image David Chase had in mind for the show that became The Rockford Files and HBO. Surprisingly, Chase thinks it would have a tough time being commissioned today, in spite of the fact that, after six seasons and 86 episodes, it is credited with changing audience tastes. In this landscape? Sure, he says. Tony Soprano is too fat. Hes too crude. Who cares about New Jersey? Ive seen these guys before. There is a long pause. Its not dystopian enough. Everything seems to be dystopian now, and this isnt. Plus, …

‘This tape rewrites everything we knew about the Beatles’

Mark Lewisohn knows the Fab Four better than they knew themselves. The experts tapes of their tense final meetings shed new light on Abbey Road and inspired a new stage show TRingo Starr is in hospital, undergoing tests for an intestinal complaint. In his absence, Paul McCartney and Mary Hopkin, the Welsh folk singer. I recorded it, a drowsy Paul says, because I liked it. A mapping of the tensions that would lead to the dissolution of the most famous and influential pop group in history is part of a webcam is trained on it 24 hours a day, observing the comings and goings of fans from every corner of the world, infuriating passing motorists as these visitors pause to …