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Banksy on Brexit: Artist claims responsibility for EU flag mural in Dover. Banksy has confirmed the mysterious Dover-based mural featuring a European flag being chiselled by a workman is his.

Banksy on Brexit: Artist claims responsibility for EU flag mural in Dover

A dozen ways to die in Shakespeare's tragedies [infographic] William Shakespeare 400th anniversary: 60 everyday words and phrases you never knew came from the playwright. 23 April 2016: the day that marks 400 years since the death of playwright William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare 400th anniversary: 60 everyday words and phrases you never knew came from the playwright

The Bard’s legacy is still strongly felt around the world, with his influence upon the English language showing little sign of relenting. A dozen ways to die in Shakespeare's tragedies [infographic] William Shakespeare 400th anniversary: 60 everyday words and phrases you never knew came from the playwright. This literature map of the world is simply brilliant. One of the things that makes books so powerful is that they can let you sample other cultures and experiences you'll never get to have in your own life.

This literature map of the world is simply brilliant

With that in mind, do you want to expand your reading world a bit? Maybe you want to move away from just Harry Potter/The Da Vinci Code/The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and all those other books everyone else is reading on their morning commute? A map of Europe by each nation's most iconic artwork. An ingenious mapmaker has posted a map of Europe, featuring well known paintings as the graphic for each territory.

A map of Europe by each nation's most iconic artwork

It's really a thing of beauty and was posted to the r/mapporn subreddit on 13 April 2017, by user u/halfabluesky. 29 Very Creepy Sentences From Literature That’ll Keep You Awake For Days. 9 of the worst advertising fails ever. UNILAD Sound - Macka B spitting bars about a cucumber is... The 51 Prettiest Sentences In Young Adult Books. UNILAD Sound - Macka B spitting bars about a cucumber is... 8 incredible photos of defiance from history. Social discontent is strong worldwide, and in light of current events, here are some of the most striking images of defiance from our past (and present): Ieshia Evans, Black Lives Matter, July 2016 Picture: Reuters Ieshia Evans was part of over 100 people who took part in a demonstration in Baton Rouge following the death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, who was killed after being shot by police.

8 incredible photos of defiance from history

The image of the woman standing tall against armed riot police will go down in history as a marker of rising police brutality in the US. The Young Afghan Girl, 1985. 13 photographs that were taken at the perfect moment. 8 incredible photos of defiance from history. 32 Beautiful Book Quotes To Read When You're Feeling Lost. Quiz: Can You Name These 29 Classic Movies Just by The Main Character? - The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop. Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced.

The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop

Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world. This is what happens if you throw hot tea into the air in Arctic A galactic tennis ball Modern dykes, windmills and highways in the Netherlands A temple covered in ash from the Ontake volcanic eruption, Japan.

Man Who Lied About Being Banksy Says He Helped Elect Trump. Free ebooks by Project Gutenberg - Gutenberg. Salvador Dalí's Long Lost Collaboration With Walt Disney Will Take Your Breath Away. Hs. Queen's 90th birthday is marked at Trooping the Colour parade. Thousands of people turned out to watch the annual Trooping the Colour parade on the Queen's official 90th birthday.

Queen's 90th birthday is marked at Trooping the Colour parade

Dressed in a vivid lime green coat and matching hat, the Queen was escorted down the Mall in a horse-drawn carriage to the ceremony at Horse Guards Parade. After the parade of more than 1,600 soldiers and 300 horses, she appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with members of her family, including Princess Charlotte, for an RAF flypast. Gun salutes were fired across the UK. BBC Learning English - Dramas from BBC Learning English. The most metal word in existence has been determined by lyric data-crunching. A data science blogger has created a working list of the 20 most metal songs in the world, after analysing over 200,000 songs.

The most metal word in existence has been determined by lyric data-crunching

BBC Learning English - Course: shakespeare / Unit 1. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Whitewashing (HBO) Macbeth for kids. 320. What are the plurals of 'octupus', 'hippopotamus', and 'syllabus'? 6-word stories: an EFL activity. Met my soulmate.

6-word stories: an EFL activity

At her wedding. Isn’t it amazing how just 6 words can tell an incredibly powerful story? Recipe for failure. Changed my ingredients. Can you imagine planning a whole lesson around 6 words? Uk.businessinsider. Adrian Lester as Hamlet: ‘To be or not to be’ Extremely Abridged Versions of Classic Books. American Art Auction Department. 11 Shorts Films from the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.

Austin’s population swells by 100,000 every year for SXSW, but our viewership is way more than that!

11 Shorts Films from the 2016 SXSW Film Festival

I’m here judging the narrative shorts, but safe to say there are more than a few of you that are maaaaaybe feeling a bit of FOMO. Don’t! The excellent SXSW shorts lineup is filled with awesomely cute, gross, freaky, captivating shorts that you can watch right now. Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba … who should be the next James Bond? If Spectre does end up being Daniel Craig’s James Bond swansong, director Sam Mendes certainly did his best to give the most popular 007 since Sean Connery a suitable sendoff. From Bond’s first genuine romance since Vesper Lynd in 2006’s Casino Royale, to that nostalgic look back at the British actor’s greatest bad guy smash hits in the endgame, and even in Bond’s drive off into the sunset at the wheel of his classic Aston Martin DB5, it all felt like a fitting farewell to the Craig era.

Then there were the 48-year-old actor’s comments, made towards the end of Spectre’s filming and since partially retracted, that he would rather “slash my wrists” than reprise the role for a fifth time. Oscars and Hollywood Whitewashing: a conversation lesson for adults. The Oscars usually provide good material for English lessons, as most students like talking about movies. This year was no different, even though the focus of this lesson is slightly different from the ones I have taught in the past. Much has been said about the fact that there were no African-Americans among this year’s nominees and this issue was addressed both by John Oliver in his TV show and by Chris Rock in the opening monologue of the Oscar ceremony. Disclaimer: although adolescents might enjoy talking about this topic, the first video does include swear words, so be mindful of your audience. Causes of death in Shakespeare plays - Highcharts Cloud. The 10 Best Closing Scenes in Film History.

Finn-tastic! 13 celebrities you didn’t know are Finnish Americans. Finnish Americans make up just a tiny slice of the American pie, at only 0.2% of the population. And yet, there are tons of talented celebrities and influential Americans who can claim Finnish heritage. We’ve dug deep into the past and rounded up a list of famous Finnish Americans—do you think you know who we found? Test your knowledge about famous Finnish Americans with this quick quiz, and read on to learn more about them. John Morton. How Jane Austen’s Emma changed the face of fiction. In January 1814, Jane Austen sat down to write a revolutionary novel. Emma, the book she composed over the next year, was to change the shape of what is possible in fiction. Perhaps it seems odd to call Austen “revolutionary” – certainly few of the other great pioneers in the history of the English novel have thought so.

From Charlotte Brontë, who found only “neat borders” and elegant confinement in her fiction, to DH Lawrence, who called her “English in the bad, mean, snobbish sense of the word”, many thought her limited to the small world and small concerns of her characters. Some of the great modernists were perplexed. “What is all this about Jane Austen?” Austen left behind no artistic manifesto, no account of her narrative methods beyond a few playful remarks in letters to her niece, Anna. 25 of the most iconic photographs. Art Collector - "Welcome to the World" Top 10 Weirdest Statues On The Planet. A literary history of the English language in one map. Here's an animated map of recent literary history as read through 3.5 million English language books, since 1800. What is art for? Alain de Botton's animated guide.

Literature is Great. Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels. It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category. FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature - I Heart Intelligence.

Welcome. Museo Nacional del Prado. Shakespeare inspires pupils at youth drama festival. Finnish Photographer Captures The Most Otherworldly Night Pictures You’ll Ever See On Instagram. Many amateur photographers find managing lighting to be problematic, but not self-taught Mikko Lagerstedt, who taked his stunning photographs at night. Popular on Instagram, his breathtaking photographs of star-strewn skies, fantastically lit trees, and beautiful landscape shots, are all taken later than your bed time.

Suomenkielisten laulujen nimet käännettiin väkisin englanniksi – testaa, tunnistatko - Musiikki - Kulttuuri. Watch the Best Short Films. Free silent movies to to watch... Rob Kutner sur Twitter : "See? American students DO know geography:... ONLY THE ENGLISH COULD HAVE INVENTED THIS LANGUAGE. (Note: I’ve often thought how thankful I am that I didn’t have to learn English as a second language, and my hat is off to those of you who have done so and are writing books and articles!) We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.

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