This picture taken on October 6, 2018, shows the temple of Zeus among the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene, now Shahat, some two hundred kilometers from Benghazi, northeastern Libya. Cyrene was a colony of the Greeks of Thera (Santorini) and a principal city in the Hellenic world founded in 630 BC. The ruins have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. Abdullah DOMA / AFPs
Kendall College of Art and Design turns 90 years
The school was born in 1928 as a provision of Helen Kendall’s will, honoring her late husband, David Kendall, who came to Grand Rapids in 1879 to work for Phoenix Furniture Company. Kendall’s accomplishments, including pioneering furniture wood finish and creating the McKinley Chair, earned him the moniker “Dean of American Furniture Designers.” Celebrating 90 years, the school has a hand in promoting culture in the region, said Leslie Bellavance, president of the college that merged with Ferris State University in 2000.
how we laughed. The self-shredding of Banksy’s celebrated Girl With a Balloon picture, seconds after it was sold at Sotheby’s for £1.04m, was, apparently, a typically irreverent response by the arch iconoclast to the over-inflated, money-driven contemporary art world – less ballooning than mooning. For those outside that world there was a delicious frisson in seeing a million pounds reduced to fettuccine and a battery-farm’s worth of egg on the faces of the art hawkers and speculators gathered in the room. Banksy released a video shortly afterwards showing how he had hidden a row of scalpel blades in the frame ready to activate this theatrical moment of auto-destruction. “It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” said Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art in Europe, good-naturedly, as if he were merely the victim of a Jeremy Beadle prank.
.The Kanye West, once more, is making news with a rant. And no, not the SNL one. The latest, in which he lectured a classroom full of students about the greatness of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, was delivered during an unplanned visit to Detroit’s College for Creative Studies (CCS). In a Twitter video posted by a student identified only as “Josh,” Kanye can be seen standing on a desk, a la Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, gesturing wildly and talking rapidly about “innovation” before he suddenly declares, “Elon Musk! I don’t care who’s over his house. Leave that man the f*ck alone! Leave that man the f*ck alone!” “Josh” posted the clip with a comment, saying “kanye really came to our little art school and told us to leave elon musk alone.” The students in the video show little to no reaction to Kanye’s comments and appear to be bemused.