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Why this year's Turner Prize is one of the best in ages The Telegraph
Three of the four artists who are contenders for this year's Tate's Turner prize are women. Is this a first?
Anthea Hamilton, 37, has provided the exhibition’s most-publicized work, a 20ft-high pair of male buttocks in molded polystyrene, grasped by a pair of male hands.
Artist Josephine Pryde, 49, (age is relevant because the Turner prize artists must be no older than 50) put a stop to her choo-choo train and they can no longer hop a ride as they did in San Francisco, Berlin and Bristol.
Newcastle-born artist Michael Dean, 38, has deposited millions of penny pieces in his room at the Tate Martin. The penny pileup is one penny below the poverty line that a family of four lives on in the UK. The fourth artist Helen Marten, age 30, creates a modern-life landscape of assorted shapes suitable for a 21st century archaeologists.
Related: Runners but no riders line up for the Turner prize show The Guardian
25 Famous Women on Being Alone New York Magazine
Will the Left Survive the Millennials? The New York Times
Angelina's Divorce Shows How 'Failed Marriages' Are Failing Us New York Magazine
Kate Moss Is Launching Her Own Talent Agency: 'I Don't Really Want Pretty People' TIME
I Used to Be a Human Being New York Magazine
Out-of-Control Goddess Martha Stewart Has No Time for Donald Trump The Cut
France Is the First Country to Ban Plastic Cups, Plates, and Cutlery Global Citizen
Starting in 2020, most plastic cups, plates and cutlery will be totally banned in France.
The new policy outlaws disposable utensils in an attempt to build a more sustainable economy. The only exception will be for disposable items made from minimum 50% biodegradable materials, rising to 60% by 2025. This decision follows a total ban on plastic bags last year.
Plastic thrown in our oceans, causing enormous problems for fish who swallow it or become entangled in it, is such a problem that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050.
Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo captures a Caiman Wearing a Crown of Butterflies in the Amazon Modern Met
Photographer Mark Cowan captured the photo of a lifetime in his research work in herpetology for the U of Michigan. Biologically, butterflies need salt to survive. Here, the water collected in the caiman's skin provides life-sustaining nutrients in a process called commensalism. Note also that the three species of butterflies also congregate together.
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One of Mexico City's Hottest Dining Trends? Eating Insects Vogue.com
Intrepid Travel’s Real Food Adventure-Mexico local guide Ubish Yaren, says that the eating of insects dates back to pre-Hispanic times. “Why do you start eating insects or cactus or things with spines? Because of need,” says Yaren. “But now, insects are one of the most expensive ingredients in Mexican cuisine.” The commitment to insects ties in with the worldwide eat local trend and the artisan emphasis on heritage items. Mexico City’s dining scene elevates the trend of celebrating simple ingredients beyond vegetables to insects.
Natural Wonders in a Renewed Congo WSJ Magazine
After years of civil war that ravaged Eastern Congo, Virugna National Park's team of restorers is bringing peace and a sense of security to the area -- along with hope for its gorilla population.
Women's News Features
That Time Feminists Descended on the Miss America Pageant Vogue.com
Forty-eight years ago this week, a few hundred women arrived on the Atlantic City boardwalk and staged the infamous bra-burning protest. (Men were allowed to drive them to the event, but not to participate: “Male chauvinist-reactionaries on this issue had best stay away, nor are male liberals welcome in the demonstrations. But sympathetic men can donate money as well as cars and drivers,” the organizers instructed.)
As it turns out, no underwear was actually burned. A giant trash can was erected on the boardwalk into which were tossed mops, pots, copies of women’s magazines andPlayboy, false eyelashes, high heels, hair rollers, cosmetics, and, of course, girdles, and bras, and there were erroneous reports in the press that this ignominious heap, this hot mess, was set ablaze. But fire or no fire, this group of activists—some with nerves of steel managed to get inside the hall and unfurl a bedsheet from the balcony that read Women’s Liberation before getting thrown out—brought the issue of women’s rights to riveting attention across the country.