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'Worst view in the world': Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall. The Walled Off hotel may sound utilitarian, even bleak.

'Worst view in the world': Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall

Its owner says it has “the worst view of any hotel in the world”, while its 10 rooms get just 25 minutes of direct sunlight a day. But, nestled against the controversial barrier wall separating Israel from the Palestinian territories, the West Bank’s answer to the Waldorf offers travellers something more elusive than any luxury destination. The lodging in Bethlehem is a hotel, museum, protest and gallery all in one, packed with the artworks and angry brilliance of its owner, British street artist Banksy. From the disconcertingly lavish presidential suite where water splashes from a bullet-strafed watertank into the hot tub, to the bunk-beds in the budget room scavenged from an abandoned army barracks, the hotel is playful and strongly political.

All the rooms look out on to the concrete slabs of the wall and some have views over it to pill boxes and an Israeli settlement – illegal under international law – on the hillside beyond. Et si on replaçait le selfie dans l'histoire de l'art ? 100 ans de cinéma en 100 plans cultes et 6 minutes - Vu sur le net. Top 10 fictional towns in children's books. Seventeen years ago I was standing in the small New Zealand town of Greymouth, in drizzle, waiting for a train.

Top 10 fictional towns in children's books

Even the most beautiful parts of the world have their drizzly days, and as I stood there urging the train to come chugging down those tracks, it occurred to me that the town’s name neatly matched the mood. For some reason, that lodged in my head. "À la Maison Blanche" - Carole Desbarats. The Walking Dead : rebâtir une épopée. En portant les postulats narratifs et esthétiques du film de zombie à une dimension épique, The Walking Dead réactive les puissances de l'iconographie du western.

The Walking Dead : rebâtir une épopée

Shakespeare et le cinéma. A new way to judge a book at speed: read only page 112. I try my hardest to keep up with literary prize-related reading but I’m hopelessly behind on the latest Booker, Costa and Samuel Johnson winners (although I thoroughly and wholeheartedly recommend Andrew Michael Hurley’s Costa first novel award-winning The Loney).

A new way to judge a book at speed: read only page 112

It’s depressing, sometimes, to admit that I’m never going to get up to date. So I was relieved to see, thanks to the Complete Review, a literary prize that I can get on board with: Le Prix de la Page 112, which has just announced its shortlist. NRA Rewrites Fairy Tales With More Firearms, Less Bloodshed. In "Little Red Riding Hood," a young girl and her grandmother are attacked by a wolf, seen in this 1870s illustration by Alfred L.

NRA Rewrites Fairy Tales With More Firearms, Less Bloodshed

Sewell. In the NRA version, Red wards off the wolf with a rifle. Buyenlarge via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Buyenlarge via Getty Images. Food in books: sponge cake from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When Becky went downstairs, she was not the same Becky who had staggered up, loaded down by the weight of the coal scuttle.

Food in books: sponge cake from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

She had an extra piece of cake in her pocket, and she had been fed and warmed, but not only by cake and fire. Something else had warmed and fed her, and the something else was Sara. A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett Last week’s recipe – though heavily focused on my stepdad Geoff – made me think, as ever, about my mum. In particular, I’ve been remembering those years we spent as a trio of girls; the visits to the theatre, the afternoons spent watching films, and the books we devoured. Toni Morrison on racism, her new novel and Marlon Brando.

Denis Podalydès joue Hamlet - vidéo dailymotion. The Failure of Reconstruction Video - American Civil War History. Le Western - Un essai de Clélia Cohen - DVDClassik. ZOOM SUR UN GENRE : le western (1/4) [Dossier] Le 23 février 2011 correspondra non seulement à la sortie de « True Grit », le nouveau film de Joel et Ethan Coen, mais surtout au grand retour sur les écrans d’un genre qui fit les beaux jours du cinéma pendant des décennies : le western.

ZOOM SUR UN GENRE : le western (1/4) [Dossier]

Considéré comme l’un des genres majeurs de l’Histoire du cinéma, qualifié de genre ultime par Christophe Gans, le western est mis à l’honneur cette semaine par Abus de ciné. Et si nous avons tous vu des westerns, ce dossier est là pour vous sélectionner les 40 films que vous devez voir pour être incollables et prêts pour la sortie de « True Grit ». Entre Shakespeare et les séries, c’est Game of clones. Un sens inné de la psychologie, des situations et du mélange des genres.

Entre Shakespeare et les séries, c’est Game of clones

Tout est dans Shakespeare. The Science of Interstellar. Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum, explores the physics of Hollywood blockbuster Interstellar.

The Science of Interstellar

Book tickets here to see Interstellar in full 70mm IMAX quality. Black holes are thought to lie at the heart of most, possibly all, galaxies. So it should come as no surprise that a particularly striking black hole lurks at the heart of the galaxy of Hollywood stars—Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck and John Lithgow— in the blockbuster Interstellar. What is truly remarkable is that Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic spins around Gargantua, the most accurate black hole ever simulated, the fruits of a remarkable collaboration between a leading scientist, Kip Thorne, and a team led by Oscar winning visual effects wizard, Paul Franklin, who will help present the film with me in the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre on Saturday (8 Nov 2014).

Ciclic. Virginia Woolf - Audio Tour. 8 Funny Sci-Fi Books For Whovians  We Brits like to take our sci-fi seriously, but not ourselves.

8 Funny Sci-Fi Books For Whovians 

Check out these classic sci-fi stories with a sense of humor to get you in the mood for the newest season of "Doctor Who": Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens by Mark Speed What if the BBC had the wrong story? For fifty years, it is actually overlooked twin brother Doctor How who has held the line against the forces of darkness and stupidity. The top 10 restaurants and bars in modern literature. 10 playlists Séries Télé pour le week-end - Sérierama, le blog séries TV de Pierre Langlais.

TV/Series, revue scientifique sur les séries télévisées. TV/Series, revue scientifique sur les séries télévisées. Séries télé, du sofa aux amphis. >>> Article paru dans Marianne daté du 27 juin Un colloque sur la guerre dans les séries à l'université d'Amiens. Un séminaire consacré aux héros du petit écran à l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (Ehess), à Paris. Un autre sur les mythes à l'université de Grenoble. Les visions de la ville étudiées par le département de géographie de l'Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) de la rue d'Ulm.

Autant d'exemples parmi d'autres de l'intérêt croissant, voire en hausse exponentielle, des intellectuels de toutes chapelles et du milieu universitaire pour les séries télé. How The Wire Is, and Isn't, "Dickensian"  Serial television binge viewing is often justified by comparing it to the addictive fictions of a previous age. We justify our impatience to get back to a familiar world and its characters -- whether they are "breaking bad" or "breaking good" -- by comparing our addiction to the serial fiction of the Victorian era.

We are not addicted to television, but to the higher form of literature! Proof is how much our addictions are "just like Dickens," most of whose novels first saw the light of day as eagerly awaited serials. Where I once waited impatiently for my weekly dose of The Wire, slave to the temporal rhythms of weekly hour-long serials on HBO, so Dickens's mid nineteenth century readers waited impatiently for the latest installments of The Pickwick Papers, or Bleak House.

Just as HBO once tried to advertise itself by claiming to be other than television ("It's Not TV, It's HBO"), so we like to think our addiction to television serials transcends lowly television. My Fair Lady - Conférence. Real Humans revu par les chercheurs (2) Animal Farm: Watch the Animated Adaptation of Orwell's Novel Funded by the CIA (1954) - Cinéma: soigner son grimage de marque. Qu’est-ce que le maquillage sinon une mise en scène? Une représentation de soi (ou de « l’autre », comme dirait Rimbaud)? Figures imposées de la séductrice aux lèvres flamboyantes, de la sportive au teint hâlé, de l’élégante poudrée, de la rockeuse à eye-liner, de la jeune fille au gloss «naturel». La servante Dorine a les joues plus rouges qu’Agnès l’ingénue, Dona Josefa est une duègne revêche et ridée, aussi voûtée que le chenu Géronte ; et quand le valet Sganarelle va mal rasé, Dom Juan a la bouche vermeille et la perruque talquée.

Tournant 1910, les grimages théâtraux s’adaptent à l’hasardeuse sensibilité de la pellicule dans les premiers studios hollywoodiens: certains visages sont badigeonnés d’un vert martien censé camoufler les rougeurs, ou de parme pour blanchir la peau. L’œil charbonneux de Musidora doit autant au caractère du personnage qu’à la nécessité d’imprimer l’image.

Le Mag Séries. 12 literary insults to make you weep. Matthew Weiner on The Art of Writing Mad Men: The Paris Review Interview - DrWho1963. Doctor Who: 50 years of time travel in the TARDIS. TV's most famous Time Lord has been to different worlds and ages, but what do these journeys look like? Take a trip through our interactive map and see archive clips too. Number 76 Totter’s Lane. As any fan of Doctor Who will tell you that’s where the famous Time Lord and the TARDIS first appeared on our television sets. MrSeries : Pour vos oreilles pendant le... Si la fiction israélienne s'exporte si bien, c'est justement à cause de son identité. 8 Must-Reads for Language Lovers  A few weeks ago, some friends and I went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants: a raucous, convivial Portuguese joint where very little English is spoken, people eat at long communal tables, and the dorade is to die for.

It's the kind of place where it's hard to spot a smartphone. You're much more likely to see flushed cheeks, bear hugs, and style-conscious ladies in stilettos and leather pants teetering behind their hard-charging toddlers. Hamlet - Key Scenes - To be or not to be. 10 Terms You Need to Know to Understand Poetry  Poetry is meant to inspire readers and listeners, to connect them more deeply to themselves even as it links them more fully to others. But many people feel put off by the terms of poetry, its odd vocabulary, its notorious difficulty. Poem of the week: Present Tense by Michael Schmidt. Fifty shades of blue … 'alone he hugs his knees, among forget-me-not, bluebell and campion'.

Photograph: Alamy Resurrection takes various forms in this week's poem, Present Tense, from Stories of My Life by Michael Schmidt. In the opening lines, it's an organic recycling, begun by worms and helped by the digestive processes of other small industrious creatures. The geographical dimension of bodily decomposition ("north and south") recalls John Donne's sermon on Job 19:26: "Shall I imagine a difficulty in my body … because I have lost an Arme in the East and a leg in the West … some bloud in the North and some bones in the South? " Letter from the Archive: A. S. Byatt. In her introduction to “The Annotated Brothers Grimm” (2004), the English novelist A. S. Byatt wrote that she “acquired a hunger for fairy tales” during the days of the blitz in the Second World War.

This love of fairy tales, and especially the darker stories of the Grimm Brothers, can be seen in much of her own fiction over the past few decades. Byatt began contributing stories to The New Yorker in 1987, three years before she won the Man Booker Prize, in 1990, for “Possession.” A.S. Byatt: The Children's Book. Listen back to thirty years of art: Audio Arts released online. Cultures of popular music. The Ghost of a Flea by William Blake. The Ghost of a Flea by William Blake. What Mad Men says about women. Game of Thrones as Theory. La carte interactive de Game Of Thrones, avec la localisation et le parcours de chaque personnage. A Fantastically Detailed Geological History for Game of Thrones. Un vrai manuel de politique étrangère. Une dernière taffe de “Weeds” TateShots_ Meet 500 Years of British Art. 500 years of british art 2. Meet 500 years of British Art - Director_s Highlights_ Penel. 500years of british art 1. Pre-Raphaelites_ Curator_s choice - Millais_s Isabella.

John Everett Millais's Isabella. Pre-Raphaelites_ Curator_s choice - Ford Madox Brown_s _Work-2. Desir-et-impuissance-du-Pygmalion. Cinéma et jeu vidéo : secteurs voisins, langage commun ? Banksy_ artist or vandal_ (learn English with pie)