Author - Peter Boskov

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Predator Accosts Man Cycling Through Woods

In life, we can often find ourselves just looking to escape from day to day living from a little while. We can do that in all manner of ways, from a quick trip on foot to a nice little cycle through some lovely terrain. However, if you happen to step out into the wilds and the woods, you had best be prepared to look after yourself. YouTube channel Deep Bush Survival is living proof of the need to be vigilant wherever we go; you never know what kind of monsters are out there waiting for you!

They show off all manner of videos about survival and getting out of tight spots in the world. One of their most recent videos, though, is one of their most popular – watch it and you will see why…

Shot in October 2015, this video shows one of their team heading off for a ride in a mountainous, forested area on his bike. Relatively away from civilization from the looks of things, he’s cutting around on his bike and continues to showcase a wonderful, temperate location that really is quite wonderful to look at. In the middle of the video, though, we see something rather terrifying appear amongst the long grass.

At first, he does not even appear to notice it in the grass, such is the quality of its camouflage. He only notices the creature when it begins to slowly rustle through the grass to get closer to him. Immediately, he realises that he is in a lot of danger – far more than you would expect going on a standard trip like this.

It’s a mountain lion; one of the most dangerous creatures that you could likely run into in the wild, unarmed and on your own. These are extremely powerful, intelligent and agile cats that could, if they catch you, do you some deal damage – in fact, it’s likely it could even kill you!

As you might imagine, he takes a few steps back but the lion only takes this as encouragement that it has him on the run and proceeds to bound towards him. If it wanted dinner, it was going to catch him in a matter of seconds.

Trying to talk it down, informing it that he is “much bigger” that cat seems entirely unbothered. It starts to circle him like any predator would, creating a rather anxious moment that leaves you wondering how the man is going to get out of this one alive. Trying to scare it away with loud noises, the mountain lion makes some terrifying, low grumbles – showing it’s hungry, and ready to strike.

He tries to mimic its noises, only proceeding to anger it further. A small gap in the film shows us the lion still following the man to the end of a path. Rather than keep this cat and mouse game going, though, he starts to walk towards it in a bid to try and make it think twice – and it does so.

Seemingly put off by not having everything its own way, the cat turns around and stalks back into the woods, off to threaten someone else. With over 2m views at the time of writing, this video is a perfect example of how quickly things can turn dangerous in the wild – and how quickly they can go back to normal, too. How would you react in such a situation?

In life, we can often find ourselves just looking to escape from day to day living from a little while. We can do that in all manner of ways, from a quick trip on foot to a nice little cycle through some lovely terrain. However, if you happen to step out into...

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MIT Student Potentially Saves Millions With Invention

When you get handed an assignment in school, you usually expect to do just enough to show that you are interested, committed and passionate about the process. MIT students especially are expected to show a greater level of understanding and knowledge of the service they are undertaking. For MIT Sloan School of Management student Vick Liu, though, his assessment could become a hugely important part of humanity.

Together with a group of students in his class, they came up with a concept that – in time – could save millions of lives around the world. He came up with the TravlerPack; an innovative invention that is a weather-resistant sleeping bag. Despite its lightweight and easy to carry nature, it’s durable enough to handle extensive weather conditions.

Having watched with horror at the plight of people around the world being left without anything to keep them safe, Liu decided that he wanted an idea that would be realistic, affordable and actionable to help these people. Liu tried out the first prototype to sleep on the roof of his frat house, and he found that it was also the night of a snowstorm so temperatures had dipped to under 15F. however, he stayed nice and warm during the night, proving his hypothesis.

A GoFundMe campaign soon raised $15,000 and thanks to the support they got, they even sent some packages away to Syria for those who are in need of support from the biting, freezing colds and the displacement millions are suffering from.

“We’ve been really lucky the whole way through,” said Liu. “This has been a journey of luck, intuition, and a lot of planning.”

It’s a truly innovative investment – all which came from a school assignment. Hopefully, it can play its part in giving those who need help most a chance to survive and, one day, thrive.

When you get handed an assignment in school, you usually expect to do just enough to show that you are interested, committed and passionate about the process. MIT students especially are expected to show a greater level of understanding and knowledge of the...

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The Hidden Secret of One Man’s Dream Wife

When we meet that person of our dreams, it can be hard to believe that our search for love is over. We love everything about them, and we cannot find a single thing about them that we might change. However, for Blake Ruff, his meeting with Lori Erica Kennedy in 2003 was the beginning of a dream marriage that turned very sour.

A year into their amazing relationship that was moving at rapid pace, the pair seemed perfect for one another – besotted and deeply in love. A year in, they tied the knot together and everything looked perfect. They met at a Texas Bible Study class and Kennedy, newly arrived from Arizona, was looking to meet people.

They hit it off despite her rather guarded nature about her personal and private life, one which included no parents and a rough upbringing. Despite his own families guarded suspicion about her they pressed on and were married in 2004 before departing for Leonard, TX, to start a family.

Over a period of several years, though, Lori had several miscarriages and they were unable to start the family they so desperately wanted. Eventually, using IVF, she was pregnant with a baby girl to be born in 2008. However, when the baby was born everything changed. She pushed people away, and even wouldn’t let Blake’s mother touch the child – her guarded nature turned to complete over-protection.

Banned from seeing the family and with Lori taking more and more time to look into Blake’ family, the tension was unbearable and eventually Lori fell into a deep depression. By 2010, they were in counselling together but Lori was unable to overcome her issues, and thus they had to split – after seven years and a child together, they split up.

She wound up regularly seeing her church pastor, talking about her problems and her excessive weight loss, never at peace. In 2010, Christmas Eve, she appears at Blake’ family home in a black Tahoe SUV, and proceeded to come towards the house armed with a shotgun. Sadly, she turned the gun on herself and killed herself – found the next morning, alongside two suicide letters. One was for her daughter and the other for Blake, but neither could be made out.

Searching through her closet after death to try and pack up her stuff, Blake came across a large, black chest. With police help, he got the box opened and inside they found all manner of ID cards, birth certificates and a 1988 writ for a name change – when she was just 17. She’d changed her name from Becky Sue Turner – who apparently died in a house fire, aged 2 – to Lori Erica Kenney.

Apparently, she’d found an ID and a security card to get herself a GED and a Business degree from the University of Texas. Despite a complete lack of fingerprints or anything properly traceable, though, the officers were stumped – just who was “Lori”?

An old friend told them that Lori was a stripper in the early 90s, but after 1988 nothing official about her existed. In 2013, a breakthrough was made when Colleen Fitzpatrick, a genealogist, used DNA from Blake and Lori’ daughter to try and find a connection.

They found a very distant connection in Pennsylvania, where they met with a man called Michael Cassidy. It turns out that ‘Lori’ was, aged 17, a disappearing individual who had left her home at age 17 as her mother married someone she deeply hated. Sadly, this was all that could be found: all other information, facts or otherwise, went to the grave with Lori. RIP Lori, the victim of what must have been some deeply tragic circumstances.

When we meet that person of our dreams, it can be hard to believe that our search for love is over. We love everything about them, and we cannot find a single thing about them that we might change. However, for Blake Ruff, his meeting with Lori Erica Kennedy...

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Dread-inducing Signs Exposing the Truth About Climate Change

Depending on who you listen to, climate change is either an impending ecological disaster we’re all ignoring or a scam made up by companies to keep someone somewhere down. However, they say a picture tells a thousand words, right?

Here’s an example of just some images that show the horrifying destruction that climate change is having on the world around us. It’s not just the reams of data about rising sea levels, glaciers and arctic ice melting away, heat waves, water droughts and weird weather storms; it’s about what’s going on elsewhere.

The Great Barrier Reef

This is one of the most common and terrifying examples of the damage being done to the world. The Great Barrier Reef has been falling apart for some time, with over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands making up the largest coral reef system in the world. As you can see from the images above, it is – or was – a beautiful place.

Now, take a look at this image below.

How could we let things get so bad? We’ve managed to destroy over 1,400 miles of natural wonderment. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it looks like we might have just killed off a fairy-tale if these harrowing images of the before and after are anything to go by.

With over two third of the great barrier reef gone, the change to try and save it looks to have passed. They are dying out, and in 2017 the Nature journal produced a harrowing obituary for what was once a symbol of the thriving life beyond land.

The Alps

Think it’s just tropical parts of the world that are falling into disrepair? Think again. Take a look at this photo of the alps from back in the day – how wonderful and full it looks. With millions of years of history and no signs that they ever wound up as bad as they are today, it’s hard to see the changing of the Alps as ‘just nature’ as many skeptics claim.

As you can see from the image above, the damage to the Alps is far worse than we could ever have imagined. These once stunning 13,000ft regions have become extensively damaged, nothing like the amazing scenes they once were.

It’s expected that with a 2-degree temperature rise in 120 years, we could see another 2-degree rise in just 40 years. This is dreadfully worrying, and shows how much damage we are doing to the world. Not only are the glaciers beginning to sink, but it means that the heat is reflecting off the smaller glaciers meaning it will heat up the planet even more…creating a terrifying prospect for trying to stop nature.

Add in the fact that people worry that ancient pathogens from some of the worst times in human history could be released too, and the sign of the Alps and the Great Barrier Reef falling into such horrible disrepair should do something to help you see the immense damage the world is undergoing at present.

If we don’t do something soon, these kind of natural wonders will become consigned to history books read in oxygen pods as the world is gradually destroyed by our own inaction. It’s time for change.

Depending on who you listen to, climate change is either an impending ecological disaster we’re all ignoring or a scam made up by companies to keep someone somewhere down. However, they say a picture tells a thousand words, right?

Here’s an example of...

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Are Disney VHS’ Making Collectors Rich?

Back in the day, did you happen to have a boatload of old VHS tapes covering all the Disney classics?

As you might imagine, these kinds of classics tend to become quite worthwhile. It happens in all kind of industries; sports cards, trading cards, coins, stamps, CDs, anything you can imagine. And right now, people are going crazy for the retro feel of an old, bulky VHS. As the ‘vinyl’ of TV, VHS cassettes were all the rage until the dawn of CD-capable TV media.

A Trend With Almost Everything

Old tapes, looking back, were a complete pain. They had to be rewound manually, despite their bulky size were as flimsy as they came, and could easily be written over. It wasn’t rare to find people’ favorite movies and cartoons completely written off by a carless Record without changing the VHS!

Disney movies, though, were all the rage; they were absolutely massive at the time. The likes of Aladdin were huge hits, and many editions were made to cash in on the new hype-train. With limited and special editions released of just about every Disney movie, certain people started to find they had these limited copies without even knowing it.

Valuable Beyond Imagination

Now, prepare yourself for this: if you have the specific copy of Beauty and the Beast listed below, you could get around $9,000 for it on eBay from a crazy collector. These are very specifically-detailed styles of the VHS itself. It also has to be in more or less top condition. Don’t start tearing up the attic to find all of your old videos’ just yet!

If the spine of a video reads “The Classics” in a little triangular image, you might just be in luck. These were a very limited style of Disney movie, and some of them can sell for a few hundred dollars. Some might even get you more, of course, like the above. If you have the same Beauty and the Beast with the Human Again song in it, that is worth a lot of money itself.

The one above, you might notice, reads A Walt Disney Classic on the image. That’s even rarer than the simple “The Classics” range and is even more limited. These can be worth the four figures seen above in the right condition and quality.

Other weird ones like the old and banned copy of The Little Mermaid with the ‘old’ cover can net you a lot of money at the same time. Banned and discontinued content certainly up the value too.

Of course it is vital to make sure it’s in top condition, works perfectly well and everything else. It might be worth investing in a VCR if you want to try them out if you have any of the more classic Walt Disney VHS tapes. If you do, you could be in for a nice little financial bonus!

Back in the day, did you happen to have a boatload of old VHS tapes covering all the Disney classics?

As you might imagine, these kinds of classics tend to become quite worthwhile. It happens in all kind of industries; sports cards, trading cards, coins...

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Dogs Terrify Family, But Turn Out to Be Heroes

Dogs are often animals that are mistaken to be aggressive – in particular pitbulls. For one family in Thonotosassa, Florida, though, what seemed to be an aggressive turn from obedient dogs turned out be an act of heroism.

47-year-old Melissa Butt had her beloved pit-bulls, Paco and Slayer, in the garden with her grandchildren. When she heard them barking ferociously, though, she freaked. What was going on? They were always such friendly, kind dogs. On this August morning she had left the dogs to watch over Zayden, 4, and Mallory, just 18 months, while she attended to her garden. But soon she heard roaring barks came from behind her and she rushed around to see what was going on.

Seemingly Violent Behaviour

Standing firm at a particular patch of grass, the two dogs seemed transfixed on something – but not the kids. Getting the little ones inside quickly (who were totally unharmed) and returning with her husband Daniel, the problem was then revealed. The dogs were not threatening the children – they had found a venomous snake in the garden. Suggested to be a Copperhead Viper, it’s a deadly form of snake and was only a short distance from where the children were.

To think the fear was over the dogs! Instead, they’d gathered the attention of the snake to make sure the little ones would be safe; heroes of the highest kind.

Young Paco had noticed the snake first, and raised the alarm, as the larger Slayer stepped in to make sure things wouldn’t go any further. Trying to cajole the snake out of the way, it was having nothing of it – and then it launched an attack, biting poor Paco, then it turned on Slayer and got him too!
Biting Paco on the leg and then Slayer twice on the face, Slayer showed his strength by barely noticing the bite and eventually returned fire, grabbing the snake in its jaws. The next rush was for the dogs to get them to hospital and make sure that they would be OK.

The Drama Explained

Speaking to CBS News, Melissa explained how the drama unfolded. “[after biting Paco,] that’s when Slayer grabbed the snake in his mouth and killed it,” she said. Butt continued by sharing that Slayer “almost bit [the snake] in half”. She said.

Since the venom of a Copperhead can be pretty powerful, the dogs had to be treated ASAP or face a tragic end. As Slayer’ face began to swell rapidly, they were both struggling to breathe and were obviously in trouble. Getting them in the car and racing off to the vet, things looked bleak.

Thankfully, despite the potency of the poison to a dog, the veterinarians were able to help the dogs – Quickly administering the antidotes, both dogs were treated to help make sure they could manage the pain and the illness. Slayer, though, was going to need more help – a single anti-venom would not be enough for him as he’d take in so much.

A Back-breaking Bill Threatens Happy Ending

Several courses of antidote and a few more days in the hospital, though, and Slayer was back up and running just fine, ready to recover. However, the massive costs of treatment left Melissa in a tough spot; paying for the treatment was going to be impossible. Then, Frankie’s Friends, a charity that helps pet owners manage critical costs for animal care, stepped in. The bills to keep Slayer strong became affordable, and Melissa was able to have a happy ending.

“Frankie’s Friends has been a blessing to our hero[es].” Melissa beamed, “I know my dogs are heroes, and without a doubt saved the lives of my grandchildren. They are too small to have fought something off like that.” On her Facebook page, she added: “As bad as it is, we are lucky and blessed.”

How far would you go to save your pets?

Dogs are often animals that are mistaken to be aggressive – in particular pitbulls. For one family in Thonotosassa, Florida, though, what seemed to be an aggressive turn from obedient dogs turned out be an act of heroism.

47-year-old Melissa Butt had her...

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A New Project By Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Edgar Wright had a big debacle a few years ago with his Ant-Man. His next thing should be Baby Driver and as he announced, it is coming this summer. There was no question that Wright’s fans were excited to hear that he is coming back, but almost everyone just wanted Simon Pegg and Nick Frost once again.

Frost and Pegg were incredible in The World’s End four years ago and many fans would really like to see them join forces once again. People obviously love this partnership and it would be great to see a sequel to one of the Cornetto films. If not that, it would be as good to see them in a new entry in the series or something totally new, a whole other project.

Actually, there is some good news for the fans. Pegg and Frost do have a new project coming up. Nick Frost had some really vague comments: ”Simon and I are working on something. We’re trying to do something a bit special at the moment. It’s a work in progress, and we may have some more information on it later in the year.” But then some more information came up and now we know what to expect from these two actors: “I think I’d want to do something in the sci-fi world. Something a bit ghost hunter-y, or a bit Monster of the Week in a comedy. With two guys and a girl, it’s like the X-Files, but they’re not affiliated with any government agency.”

Frost also had some comments considering his and Pegg’s career now when they are a bit older and both have more experience. He said: “We’re not Judd Apatow, we’re not J.J. Abrams, so there are still people who say, ‘I’d like to see this.’ You’re still made to jump through hoops. Everyone has a job to do and everyone has an opinion on everything. Writing Paul, Simon and I would always have a knee-jerk reaction to someone giving a note about something and think, “What do you f***ing know?” I think as you get older and you mature more, you realize, you know what? Listen to that note. It could be f***ing great, it could be worthwhile.”

One thing that is still uncertain is whether Edgar Wright will be involved in all this and we also don’t have a clue if it is going to be a project for television or film. Simon and Nick were absolutely great together in Spaced and it would be very cool to see them in a new original TV series, but considering the fact that they both have really busy schedules, it seems more likely that there will actually be a film. Of course, with Edgar Wright on board.

It is actually a bit too early to know just how the collaboration could and will look like. Will it be a film or a TV series and weather Edgar Wright will be there? But nevertheless, it is a great news to hear that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are working together again.   

Edgar Wright had a big debacle a few years ago with his Ant-Man. His next thing should be Baby Driver and as he announced, it is coming this summer. There was no question that Wright’s fans were excited to hear that he is coming back, but almost everyone...

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Do You Want To Start a Band?

It’s fun and it’s challenging. If you are playing an instrument, or if you’re a good singer, maybe you should start a band. In this article, I will introduce you to the “having a band world”.
Like I said, It’s fun and it’s challenging. Playing a live show is something every musician needs to experience. The feeling you get when you come to the stage, or the feeling when the audience sings with you, no money could buy that feeling. So, starting a bend is not that simple as it seems. If you want the band to sound good, you will need to practice A LOT. Band structure mainly looks like this: Drummer, Bass player, Rhythm Guitarist, Lead Guitarist and Vocal. If you see Jazz band it’s common that you see saxophone player or piano player. But if you see the metal band, I can’t guarantee you will see a saxophone player. Every music genre has its own sound image. So the first step to forming a band is choosing a music genre the band will play. Then you need to find the right people, good musicians. Pay attention, a band with a good drummer and bass player, and not so good guitarist will sound better than a band with a good guitarist, and not so good drummer and bass player. So, it’s crucial that you find a good drummer and bass player.

When the band is formed, it’s time to hit that studio to practice! You should pick a name for the band, something unique and recognizable. Promote your band! Creating the Facebook page is a good place to start. Share, share, share! Upload the band picture, info, set up the page. It could be funny, interesting, whatever. When the band is finally done with practicing and you guys have around 15-20 songs, it’s time to hit the local gig places. No one is going to contact you if no one knows about you. So, first hit the recording studio. No need to spend money for the professional recording studio, home production studios will do just fine.

Record the best song you have and promote it well! Burn some CD’s, give it to your closest friends. Spread the word. Good promotion is really helpful. Meet new people, go to the local gig. Support other bands, they are your colleagues now. Around that time, when everything is happening all at once, you are going to be invited to perform. Because you are an underdog don’t expect the big show, because you are going to be there just to warm up the crowd. This is your chance to rise! Give your best and enjoy the music. Trust me, the crowd can see if you are nervous, and that’s ok. Just remember to enjoy the music and the moment you have. When performing for the first time, the biggest problem you are going to face is over-thinking. You are going to think what you are playing, and when is that drum fill, and what people in the crowd think, and is guitarist over-thinking too… stop! No one is here to judge, and you are just wasting your time on stage doing that. It’s normal to be nervous, but it’s sad if you are stopped to do something you want by the fears you have. So, don’t be afraid, you are here for you first!
Just keep practicing new songs, keep promoting yourself, think of new ideas that will make the band unique and the most important – enjoy.

It’s fun and it’s challenging. If you are playing an instrument, or if you’re a good singer, maybe you should start a band. In this article, I will introduce you to the “having a band world”.
Like I said, It’s fun and it’s challenging. Playing a...

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Is Fashion an Art?

Is fashion really an art? The topic everyone on the world wide web is talking about. Yes, it is! No, it isn’t?

Even in past, history has shown us that people dressed to express themselves. Everything started with ancient Egyptians. Their clothing was filled with a variation of colors, decorated with precious gems and jewels. And it was not only made for beauty, but also for comfort. Also, their clothes have been made to keep them cool while they are in the desert. Then ancient Greeks discovered some other materials and styles. Clothing in ancient Greek has been mainly made of chiton (costume), peplos (women clothes), himation (usually worn over a chiton) and chlamys (some type of short overcoat). And we are still talking about a period of time around fall of ancient Egyptian, Greek and the Roman empire. As humans evolved, and everything around them, so did fashion.

We can see in British culture from the 1830s to 1910s some really interesting changes in fashion, including changes in styles. Clothes were seen as an expression women’s place in society. Upper-class women usually tightly laced corset over a bodice or chemisette, paired with a skirt. The hat was standard formal wear for upper and middle-class men. Woman’s shoes in the early Victorian period (the 1830s) were narrow and heelless, black or white color. The heel on the shoes changed with time, like ethics and value.

Yes, we know, fashion is fashion and art is art. But we live in a modern world where everything is “growing” so fast, and we are humans and our basic need is to express ourselves. So, can fashion also be an art form? Museums are showing fashion just as much as paintings, or other art. Fashion can tell you about history, events, culture, etc. Many of the clothes seen going down the fashion runway don’t have any particular use, and many designers create impractical clothes just because they want to show their creativity, which is exactly what artist do in their craft. Designers are expressing themselves through clothes they made. I agree that there are many big brand names that make clothes that they think is going to be popular, just so they can sell and make money. But still, there are many true artists who express themselves in the way of creation. “A lot of designers collaborate with artists and incorporate features of art into their work such as Yves Saint Laurent and Piet Mondrian in 1965. Yves Saint Laurent’s dress was inspired by artist the Piet Mondrian. It was inspired by Piet Mondrian’s work which mainly consisted of thick black lines and primary colors. In this case, fashion was literally art.”

Fashion is not necessarily about labels, it’s not about brands. It’s something else that comes within the human being. What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, it’s your identity. Especially today, when human contacts are so quick, fashion is instant language. It’s a simple way of saying complicated things.

Is fashion really an art? The topic everyone on the world wide web is talking about. Yes, it is! No, it isn’t?
Even in past, history has shown us that people dressed to express themselves. Everything started with ancient Egyptians. Their clothing was filled...

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It is Never Too Late For a Debut in Writing

Beauty magazines are not the only ones who celebrate the youth. It is actually everywhere. Literary organizations are also trying to find and recognize the development of rising stars under 35. There are many talented young writers, but it is sometimes hard to keep them on radars of readers.

Many writers emerge and break out in their late thirties or even after. There is a significant number of reasons for this. Many people think that if you have a good idea, you can write a book. It is actually much more difficult than that. It is a time-consuming work and it needs a great deal of attention. Not everybody has that. There are some writers who first fully raised their children before committing to their craft.

Writer Kera Yonker noticed about three years ago, the trend toward lauding youthful debuts. She went through year-end book lists, and while doing that, she came across the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35 honorees. At the time, she has been working on publishing a book, but realized that even if she manages to do that, she won’t be qualified for such an accolade. Yonker said:” If I am ever able to publish my book, I shouldn’t let the fact that I didn’t do it sooner diminish that accomplishment and I am always so encouraged when I hear of a first-time author publishing later in their life.”

Yonker decided to start to compile an annual list of honorees of her own selection. The only condition was that they published their first books when they were 35 or more years old. She said:” I spent a couple days digging around the internet to see if such a list already existed, and couldn’t find one.” Yonker started to collect her publishers and friends submissions, informally, and opened the distinction to authors who are free to nominate themselves. Fiction or not, all genres are considerable by Yonker. The most important thing for her are strong and compelling stories.

the author of Here Comes the Sun, Nicole Dennis-Benn, was honored for her debut work this year. This was a novel that got its place in the New York Times Notable Books list. There were also, Problems, a short and bold novel written by Jade Sharma and Emily Witt with her book Future Sex.

The selections are demonstrating the range of inventive and new writing, not concerning the author’s ages. And, they are intentionally broad. Yonker explained:” Books like Debbie Clarke Moderow’s Fast Into the Night, about her experience as a musher on the Iditarod, and Nick Lovegrove’s The Mosaic Principle, about the benefits of building a broad career, are great examples of what we’re celebrating with the list. None of these books could have been written by the authors at 25 ― the writing is informed by their experience. As readers, we’re lucky these authors persevered in telling their stories.”

The older you are the more life experience you have. So, why should we celebrate writers who are young when debuting as an older writer, 35 years old or more, brings much more benefits? There are many opinions on this subject, but Yonker said:” I think a lot of industries celebrate their wunderkinds, and publishing is no exception. A young author offers the promise of more to come. Once they’re someone to watch, there’s hopefully a built-in book-buying audience for their future titles.”

Beauty magazines are not the only ones who celebrate the youth. It is actually everywhere. Literary organizations are also trying to find and recognize the development of rising stars under 35. There are many talented young writers, but it is sometimes hard...

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Fall exhibitons – part 2

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Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium

This is certainly the most long-awaited show this year. It’s a full retrospective of Brazil’s slipperiest postwar artist. Oiticica started the carrier with some vibrant and syncopated abstract paintings, after what the artist switched to the tropicalist spirit of the 1960s, presenting wearable capes, tents full of hay and agitrprop against Brazil’s ruling junta. Many figurines in Brazilian art have denounced the ejection of Dilma Rouseff, as an opponent of the military regime, as a modern time coup.

It is on view in Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1 October – 2 January

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Monet: The Early Years

During 1920s this painter, who became a synonym for impressionism studied his two old friends and colleagues. It was his mentor Eugene Boudin, whose amazing seascapes passed really well within the new bourgeoisie, and his good friend Edouard Manet, whose flat nudes caused a scandal at the Salon at the time. This show is dedicated to the early work of Claude Monet, including his “Luncheon on the Grass” and his still unbelievable “Magpie”

It is on view in Kimbell Museum of Art, Fort Worth, 16 October – 29 January

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Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910 – 1950

After the Mexican revolution, a new painterly vocabulary appeared, thanks to country’s artists. It was a fusion of European modernism and local folklore traditions, which later became a global phenomenon. This huge show includes paintings by Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo alongside photography, books, and graphic design. There are also some the country’s most awesome murals, created by masters such as Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. It’s the most important 20th-century Mexican art exhibition in the U.S. since the second world war.

It is on view in Philadelphia Museum of Art, 25 October – 8 January

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Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation

This a huge treasury of sculptures, textiles and gold, which travels from Germany to the U.S. for this historical exhibition, exactly 500 years after this religious reformer nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg. Later, some iconoclastic Protestants made Luther endorsed painted images in a manner of encouraging piety, and some German painters, such as Lucas Cranach the Elder, who made magnificent narrative tableaux that jibed with Luther’s preaching. The show will also display bric-a-brac from the Luther family home, with jewelry and furniture.

It is on view in Minneapolis Institute of Art, 30 October – 15 January

Ugo Rondinone: Good Evening Beautiful Blue

This is the exhibition of Swiss master, known for glowing rainbows and stacks of fluorescent rocks in the Nevada desert. This is his first show in American museums, which coincides with Art Basel. Rondinone’s versatility, bordering on restlessness, sometimes come as a relief in an art world that privileges Identikit production. This exhibition promises not only video works and mirrored installations, but also a gallery of life-size clowns. The exhibition will be placed in the Bass’s renovated home, designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, which is located in South Beach.

It is on view in Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, 1 December – 27 March

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
This is certainly the most long-awaited show this year. It’s a full retrospective of Brazil’s slipperiest postwar artist. Oiticica started the carrier with some vibrant and syncopated abstract paintings, after...

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Fall exhibitions – part 1

Here’s the first part of the list of some very interesting exhibitions planned for this fall.

1

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth

It looks like a grove of trees, an undulating desert, with a horse in a field.  It’s a series of immersive and rhythmic video projections by Aitken, sending some intense and uncanny sensations to visitors. This first American retrospective of Californian artist will span 40,000 square feet. It includes seven of his hi-def video works, presenting one new work. Even if these installations can be seen as the biggest draw for Hollywood crowd, it also highlights some of his drawings and collages, which have the same subject, the displacement and urban life with more delicacy.

It is on view in Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 10 September – 15 January

2

Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight

Some artists are lucky enough to get a major museum show right out of the school, while the others have to wait until they’re 100 years old. This one is an showcase for the Cuban-born painter, known for her exacting geometric compositions, made of contrasting blue and orange stripes, and sometimes of green triangles out in fields of white. The whole work has an emotional impact hidden behind those hard edges. Herrera was a student of the building arts at the University of Havana in 1938. Fidel Castro was still a child when she started.

It is on view in Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 16 September – 2 January

3

Inauguration of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

British architect David Adjaye has made an amazing home for the newest member museum of the Smithsonian. It is the African American museum whose designs fixtures are made by American slaves. It has 105,000 square feet of the exhibition space, dedicated to a new narrative of black history. This museum put together the entire collection in only 13 years. Now it has around 35,000 object, which is certainly the evidence of the goodwill and impatience that they had to cope with.

It will open in Washington DC, on 24 September

4

Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven

In the times when medieval mapmakers started to sketch the world, they put Levantine hub in the center of the map, referring to its importance in religion and trade. The Met’s show will take visitors to medieval Jerusalem, the main crossroad for Jews, Christians and Muslims, and also a host of visitors from faraway places like Scandinavia and India.

When medieval mapmakers sketched the known world, the city they put at the center was a Levantine hub as important for merchants as for believers. The Met’s fall blockbuster takes us to medieval Jerusalem, which was a crossroads not only for Jews, Christians and Muslims, but for a host of polytheistic visitors from as far as Scandinavia and India. According to this show’s manuscripts, prayer books and golden Torahs and Korans, this city will look like both a real city and an imaginary place.

It is on view in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 26 September – 8 January

Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971

In late 50s, when Los Angeles still wasn’t the art world hub, the philanthropist and dealer Virginia Dwan opened doors of some important American galleries for avant garde painting. Later she became a champion of minimalism in New York. Now 84, Virginia gave her personal collection to the American people. There are also hundreds of odd works of art as a part of this show, made by artists such as Philip Guston, Agnes Martin, and Yves Klein.

It is on view in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2017.

 

image source: theguardian.com

Here’s the first part of the list of some very interesting exhibitions planned for this fall.

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth
It looks like a grove of trees, an undulating desert, with a horse in a field.  It’s a series of immersive and rhythmic...