Ageist and body-shaming Trump statue falls short as art and satire

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Five effigies of the Republican nominee were installed across the US with satiricial intent that looks more like unfunny revulsion toward bodily differences What has been seen, the saying goes, cannot be unseen, and for Da Vincis array of grotesque little heads, the hellish fantasy landscapes of Dutch masters Hieronymus Bosch or Pieter Bruegel the […]

The week’s best podcasts: Stephen King, BoJack Horseman, Werner Herzog

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The horror meister delves into Batman and Robin and with a plethora of political podcasts, theres plenty of real-world listening to alarm us as well Podcasts are quickly becoming an important part of the presidential election, with Hillary Clinton launching her own podcast, called Too Embarrassed to Ask conscripted the Verge reporter Russell Brandom to […]

Laugh to deal with pain: Hari Kondabolu finds comedy in America’s biggest issues

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The comedian who has forged a career tackling race politics has a new album that takes on Black Lives matter and gun control and is topping iTunes charts Hari Kondabolu actively resists being labeled an Indian or political comedian. In Mainstream American Comic, could not be more explicit about the intentions of his work. I […]

Abbas Kiarostami: a highly sophisticated, self-possessed master of cinematic poetry | Peter Bradshaw

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The Iranian auteur, who has died aged 76, specialised in a kind of realist-parable film-making that, despite its apparent simplicity, made him one of the great directors of our time Abbas Kiarostami was a mysterious and delicate fabulist of human nature and human relations, a film-maker whose stories were somehow in, but not of, the […]

Miracle of technology: story of Jesus to be released in virtual reality

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Viewers can feel like they were sitting on the hillside during the Sermon on the Mount or right beside the crypt during the resurrection in VR re-enactment First came the scriptures; then the altarpieces. After that, stained glass windows and engravings of the Stations of the Cross. Last century brought biblical epics like Spartacus. Now […]