Vibrant textiles and repurposed glasses camouflage the subjects of Thandiwe Muriu’s festive portrait

Photography #fabric #identity #Kenya #patterns #portraits #textiles All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission From chunky hair beads and rollers to sink strainers and brake pedals, Nairobi-based photographer Thandiwe Muriu (previously) finds fashionable use for ordinary objects. Worn like glasses that mask a subject’s identity, the repurposed objects add a cultural touch to Muriu’s … Read more

it’s all in our military doctrine

LONDON (Reuters) – Asked if Russia would rule out a pre-emptive tactical nuclear strike against Ukraine, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday that a decision on the possible use of nuclear weapons was clearly spelled out in Russian military doctrine, RIA reported. “We have a military doctrine – everything is written there,” said Alexander … Read more

Yoon Suk Yeol, the new South Korean president, calls for North Korean denuclearization during his inauguration

CNN — South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk Yeol promised a “bold plan” to bolster North Korea’s economy in exchange for denuclearization in his inauguration speech on Tuesday. Yoon, a conservative People Power Party, made the remarks after being sworn in as the country’s new leader at a ceremony in the capital Seoul, replacing incumbent … Read more

‘Saved By The Bell’ Star Haskiri Velazquez To Lead Teen Musical ‘Intermedium’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Haskiri Velazquez (saved by the bell, The forty-year-old version), Michel RadyJ. Edgar, The Sisterhood of Travel Pants), and Amy Hargreaves (13 reasons why, Country) are part of the cast of the teen musical romance Interlude from images from the central computer. An exclusive photo of Velazquez as “It Girl” Nina Romero can be found … Read more

How diesel shortages are fueling inflation

Diesel fuel prices have reached record highs, adding to already record inflation in the United States. But most Americans don’t drive diesel-powered cars, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So how would diesel supply shortages – and the resulting exorbitant prices – affect you or … Read more

Tach Pollard’s wooden figures with elongated, curved bodies are rooted in myth and lore

Crafts #mythology #sculpture #wood All images courtesy of Tach Pollard Oxford-based artist Tach Pollard (previously) allows the sinuous shapes of hawthorn or oak branches to guide the shapes of his fantastical figures. The lanky creatures stand on long limbs with hunched shoulders and curved backs, characteristics determined by the original curve of the wood. Based … Read more