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It’s Where you Focus
June 03, 2010

It’s Where you Focus

Beyond the big news right now in Japan, is another tale of small political victory.

A Boy Band Bravo
March 05, 2010

A Boy Band Bravo

When pop celebrities step out of the mould, it can be simply swoon-worthy.

February 08, 2010

Not Born into a Brothel

‘From a Calcutta brothel to a New York University,’ reports the BBC today on one of the eight children who were featured in the 2004 documentary Born into Brothels, a remarkable film about finding hope through art for some of the most unfortunate you

January 19, 2010

Artist Unchops a Tree

What is Missing? According to artist Maya Lin’s latest monument bearing this title, a lot of things-like all of the living species on earth that have or will become extinct within our lifetimes due to our rapid destruction of their natural habitats.&

December 10, 2009

Luxury Watches and Artists?

Last week I mentioned a new book by Phaidon on renowned artist Anish Kapoor, creator of one of my favourite public art installations — the Sky Mirror. Well now Kapoor is in the news again, having been announced as an official mentor by the 2010-11 R

December 03, 2009

Uncorking the Arts

I’ve always thought of wine-making as an art form — in the same category as fine cheese and fine chocolate
production — though
at the same time I try not to forget I’m fortunate to even be able to have an
opinion on this.


November 26, 2009

Where the Heart Is -- This Sri Lankan architect knows

This week, I’ve been lucky enough to come across some inspiring bits of info from the Asia-Pacific cultural arena. One was on Sri Lankan architect Chevadurai Anjalendran, whose work is the subject of the newly-released book Anjalendran: Architect of

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