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My mother has these scars and I can remember being with her at a makeup counter when I was 10 or so. The lady referred to them awkwardly as ‘blemishes’ which left my mother quite embarrassed but she brushed it off with such poise.
There are many things that I can say that my mother and I differ on and can’t tolerate from one another, but that incident has always stuck with me as a marker to the insane amount of strength my mother embodies. Though some may trivialise it, the fact that this is something she has had to live with her entire life and confront through ignorance everyday after moving from Nigeria to England to offer my siblings and I a better life, well, I can only tip my hat to her.
"Lolita" poster created for Spoke Art’s Stanley Kubrick art show by Bartosz Kosowski.
Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581
This painting depicts the historical 16th century story of Ivan the Terrible mortally wounding his son in Ivan in a fit of rage. By far the most psychologically intense of Repin’s paintings, the Emperor’s face is fraught with terror, as his son lay quietly dying in his arms, blood dripping down the side of his face.
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'The Dreamtime' Paintings by So Yoon Lym
Brazil (1985) is the second in Terry Gilliam’s “Trilogy of Imagination”. The first was Time Bandits (1981). The third was The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). All three are wildly creative, dark, and filmed in their own weirdly chaotic universes.
Brazil, however, is such a hallucinatory look at Big Brother that Gilliam (also known for directing the Monty Python films) originally dubbed this 1984 1/2; acknowledging Orwell as well as Fellini.
Roger Ebert felt the film was difficult to follow. The rest of the critics curated on Rotten Tomatoes, however give it an overwelming 98% Fresh thumbs up.
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