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Susan Sontag on Beauty vs. Interestingness. By Maria Popova Defying consumerism and the banality of the beautiful, or why our capacity for astonishment endures. “Attitudes toward beauty are entwined with our deepest conflicts surrounding flesh and spirit,” Harvard’s Nancy Etcoff wrote in her fantastic meditation on the psychology of beauty. Indeed, beauty is a complex beast surrounded by our equally complex attitudes, and who better to tease those complexities apart than the greatest public intellectual of the twentieth century?

Months before her death, Susan Sontag — who had a lifetime of strong opinions on art and who coined the notion of “aesthetic consumerism” — wrote a spectacular essay titled “An Argument Against Beauty,” found in the 2007 posthumous anthology At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches (public library), the superb volume that gave us Sontag on courage and resistance and literature and freedom. Sontag writes: The subtraction of beauty as a standard for art hardly signals a decline of the authority of beauty. The Beauty Of Tantric Sex. Tantra is one of the modern sexual buzzwords that many people are talking about. It’s the topic of many books, some are very simple and others show complex positions and breathing techniques, in fact almost every book written about sex today has a chapter on Tantra or refers to Tantra in some way.

However, there is not much clarity on what Tantra or Tantric sex is all about. The word ‘Tantra’ is Sanskrit in origin and has a few different meanings. One of these is ‘weaving the web’. This refers to the web of life, of being fully involved in all aspects of life and participating in the world. Another meaning is that of a tool for growth and enlightenment. Tantric sex is about devotional and erotic love, basically sex and spirit and how you can integrate spiritualty into your sex life. Tantric sex also takes us on an inner journey that lasts a lifetime as we learn to access within us sensations of intense pleasure, and an incredible range of beautiful emotions. Tantra is non-judgemental. Everyday Mindfulness – Mindfulness courses in London | Now! *Relieve stress * Beat depression * Manage anxiety * Improve concentration * Learn self control * Let go of destructive behaviours * Tackle addictions * Improve your mental and physical health *Quieten your mind * Discover inner peace * Find fulfilment *Get the most from everyday life At the Hale Clinic near to Regents Park Wednesday or Thursday evening 7pm – 8.30pm only 2 minutes from Gt Portland St and Regents Park tube.

This course of six 1½ hour evening classes in Central London will give you all the tools that you need to bring Mindful self-awareness into the stresses and strains of everyday living. It’s a simple step by step programme to help you learn to quieten your mind, to de-stress to find some inner space and to get the most from your everyday life. Mindfulness is great for your metal health, it’s wonderful for dealing with anything from depression, to anxiety, anger to addictions and even general unhappiness. Our courses are very popular BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. 11 Secrets to Ending Fights in Your Relationships. Whether you like someone or not there are going to be times when you have disagreements with your friends, family, partners, spouse, co-workers, or neighbors. Here are some powerful tricks to make sure your relationships are healthy and balanced! 1. Bring Up Problems ASAP Many people will try to walk on eggshells or avoid bringing up how they feel but this will actually cause a lot of extra stress and issues in your relationship.

When you don’t tell someone how their behavior made you feel it is actually a form of manipulation. It is holding on to the power or energy instead of passing it back so that they can learn and grow. If people don’t know how they are affecting you then they cannot fix it. If you don’t catch it in the moment or it is not an appropriate time make sure you bring it up with them as soon as you can. Have a hard time catching problems in real time? Example- In a calm balanced tone I will say: “Just a min please, when you said that I felt funny. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Paul Loeser & Co AB - Resv skor fr n fr mst RIMOWA till mycket bra priser. Thelifecentre. Unlimited Beings elemental yoga + shamanic dance with Keef Miles + live music from ‘aLive’.

Unlimited Beings is a monthly Friday evening adventure for the body, heart and spirit. It is an evening of yoga, dance, voice and wild live acoustic tribal music. We will explore the elemental flow of pranamotion yoga to warm up the body, awaken the spine and open the breath, before stepping of our mats to awaken the dancing dreamer inside. ‘Dancing with life, love creative community’ is our vision. Pranamotion yoga Pranamotion Yoga is a playful-prayerful dynamic flowing yoga practice grounded in universal principles of alignment.

It is a set of practices inspired by the Movement Medicine Mandala and is focused on connection, community, creativity and our relationships with our selves, each other and all of life. Movement medicine Movement Medicine is an integration of contemporary Shamanic, Psychotherapeutic, Artistic, Scientific and Environmental Wisdom. About Keef. BBC Radio 4 - The Reith Lectures, Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery: 2013, I Found Myself in the Art World. A New We - Ecovillages in Europe. Open Culture. Stock Photography, Royalty-Free Photos, Videos & Music | Getty Images UK. Outlook - monika.vecerskyte. Projects. Cinemacity The European Media Artists in Residence Exchange programme continues in 2013 with Gabriela Monroy &a… Read on > FACT Arcade FACT Arcade turns the LED screen in our front window into a giant version of the classic 'tennis' ga… Read on > FACT Connects FACT Connects is not just a name for the space in the foyer, but also a wider ranging programme whic… Read on > Headspace Contribute to a unique and invaluable resource for craniofacial surgeons in collaboration with Alder… Read on > Mark Boulos This October, FACT will premiere ‘Echo’ an ambitious new installation by Mark Boulos commissioned an… Read on > Noisy Table Noisy Table is the first project and the launch of the FACT Connects programme, which is committed t… Read on > Oneinfive An artwork by Unusual specially commissioned for Five Ways Health Centre.

Random Acts Artists including Marina Abramovic, Johan Grimonprez, Hollywood actor James Franco, Palme d’Or winni… Read on > Star Gazing The Drawing Room The Wall Winter Sparks. SAFEWALLS - Art Project Curated by Cirque du Soleil | Newestra™ Craigs.com: The Leading Craigs Site on the Net. The Big Picture photography competition: round 220. Privacy and cookiesSubscribeRegisterLog in Accessibility links Advertisement Telegraph.co.uk Saturday 12 April 2014 The Big Picture photography competition: round 220 This week's Big Picture winner – and recipient of a Nikon Coolpix S9300 camera worth £299.99 – is Naomi James of London for this image of two women captivated by the view in the Black Mountains, Wales. Read on to see this week's other shortlisted entries... Comments are closed on this picture gallery.

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Grievances - Acas. Key points Employees should let the employer know the nature of the grievance and issues promptly. Try to resolve any grievance informally in the first instance to try to nip it in the bud. Employers should arrange any formal meeting without unreasonable delay and should carry out any necessary investigations to establish the facts of the case. Employers should allow the employee to be accompanied at any formal meeting and should allow the employee the right to appeal against any formal decision made. Employers should have their grievance procedure in writing and make sure all staff are aware of any policy or procedure. Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints raised by a staff member. Issues that may cause grievances include: terms and conditions of employment health and safety work relations bullying and harassment new working practices/organisational changes discrimination.

Grievances are best dealt with at an early stage, informally, with the immediate line manager. Dalston - What's On in London- visitlondon.com. Whats On » Bedroom Bar. Art & About Home Page. DubPort - Culture Promotions : Past Events. Fri, 22 May 2009 Brighton Fri, 08 May 2009 THE DOME (original dub club) BOSTON ARMS, DARTMOUTH PARK HILL TUFNELL PARK LONDON N19 9pm – 3am £15 / £20 Sat, 18 Apr 2009 London JAMM 261 Brixton Road, Brixton SW9 6LH Nearest tube – Brixton JAH SHAKA SOUND SYSTEM IN SESSION A spiritual celebration for the Month of Reuben £15 + b/f advance £20 door 10pm – 5am www. Sun, 28 Dec 2008 Southhall Tudor Rose Jah Shaka The Descendants of Jacob Dub Sessions Fri, 19 Dec 2008 Wembley, Silver Spoon Sat, 13 Dec 2008 Southend Royal Hotel Sat, 06 Dec 2008 Concorde 2 Jah Shaka Sound System Sat, 07 Jun 2008 Silverspoon 10PM - 5.30AM £16 + b/f adv £20 door late bar - food - shaka merchandise [link] Thu, 10 Apr 2008 Horace Andy with Dub Asante Band Album Launch Session Jazz Cafe Parkway Camden Town London NW1 Sat, 29 Mar 2008 SILVERSPOON (Azure House), SOUTH WAY, WEMBLEY HA9 0BB Sun, 16 Mar 2008 Tribute Celebration for JAYZIK (R.I.P.)

Wed, 06 Feb 2008 Newcastle. Home. Rivington Place - London's global art space. CRACK MAGAZINE: A nationwide print magazine and website focusing on everything forward-thinking in art and music. Music PARDON MY FRENCH PRESENT: FORTY-FOUR 4 x 4 FLOORFILLERS // crackcast 057 – jozif music | Feature With help from Four Tet, Omar Souleyman's relentlessly positive voice is drifting towards Western ears>> art | Film music | The Lists 2013's best rap mixtapes>> music | Live Review Victoria Warehouse, Manchester | December 13th>> Tree // We catch up with the artist behind our favourite rap mixtape of 2013>> Kurt Vile // After declaring his album the best of the year, we thought we’d call up Kurt Vile to break the news>> Our favourite mixes of 2013>> Calling bullshit on those that deserve it the most>> Crack Magazine's track of 2013 is Crack Magazine's album of 2013 is Our countdown of the best tracks of 2013>> art | Review Whitechapel Gallery | Until December 15th>> art | Books music | CRACK TV - So Solid Crew Crack TV presents bowling with So Solid Crew // Essential listening from our favourite records this year>> The top end long players counted down HMV Forum, London | December 3rd>> The countdown continues.

Student flyer distribution, student flyers london - Uber. Hackney Picturehouse | Hackney Picturehouse. Bomb Shop. Visual Arts. Somerset House Trust presents a site-wide programme of visual arts, bringing the building and public spaces alive with exhibitions, installations, performances and events. As well as developing and commissioning our own strand of artistic and cultural output, we also collaborate with world-class institutions to bring important work to London. We aim to inspire and delight with distinctive, bold and imaginative work from around the world. As well as playing host to The Courtauld Gallery and its acclaimed collections, a major new strand of our activities is our own programme of temporary exhibitions in the Embankment Galleries which focus on contemporary fashion, architecture, photography and design. A programme of free public displays runs alongside our major exhibitions in the Terrace and Courtyard Rooms, and further exhibitions will take place in the new East Wing Galleries which opened in Novemeber 2011.

From Vera to Veruschka: The Unseen Photographs by Johnny Moncada Until 1 June 2014. Makerhood Brixton | Local making meets the web. Home. Late Shift - Home. The Albany (Deptford, South London, UK) - performing arts venue and creative centre. Upstairs at the Ritzy | Upstairs | Ritzy Picturehouse. Upstairs at the Ritzy is the lovely bar and exciting venue above the Ritzy Cinema. We're open 7 nights a week and we pride ourselves on being a well-known & well-loved cultural hub for Brixton.

Our stage show-cases a consistently high standard of live music, from Reggae, Afro-beat & vintage-swing, to World-Jazz, Folk, Blues, Balkan & beyond! Plus we bring a monthly comedy feast, open mic, performance, dance workshops (Swing Patrol!) , screenings & all sorts of exciting activities. We love it and we think it ís high time we saw you in here. Download listings for March and April Please note that after 5.00, this is strictly an over-18s only venue (by law). Your Platform Awaits If you are a musician or performer and would like to show us what you can do, then please drop us an email with some links for us to listen to and have a look at what you're about. Members gain further benefits at Upstairs at The Ritzy, including reduced price tickets (sometimes free!) Private Hire. A Blogger Blogs. Home | Southbank Centre.

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