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- Cambridge University poetry specialist, 53, appears in court accused with possessing and distributing indecent images of children
A Cambridge University poetry specialist has appeared in court accused of possessing and distributing indecent images of children. Professor Simon Jarvis, 53, entered no pleas to the 12 allegations in a brief appearance at Cambridge Magistrates Court today.
- Classic ink painting fetches US$35M in auction - China.org.cn
Classic ink painting fetches US$35M in auctionChina.org.cnThe sum paid for the 3-meter-long painting, which has been in the Fu family for generations, was equal to the record for the artist's work. In 2011, an album of eight ink and color paintings inspired by late Chinese leader Mao Zedong's poems in the mid ...and more »
- Maintain Your Style In Winter Wedding Season
Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony. Some cultures have adopted the ...
- Today is June 17, Icelandic National Day - IcelandReview
IcelandReviewToday is June 17, Icelandic National DayIcelandReviewJune 17 was chosen because it is the birthday of JÃ³n SigurÃ°sson (1811-1879), the leader of Iceland's independence movement. Usually, the National Day is celebrated across the country with parades led by marching bands and scouts following as color ...
- â€œI could hear their voices.â€ Michael Hirst on Vikings
It was useful that his poetry was featured. The Earl of Surrey ... During my research, the Pagan versus Christian conflict was very central to Viking sex and life at the time. It couldnâ€™t be avoided, so it had to be addressed. I loved reading about ...
- Fidel Castro criticizes Barack Obama, praises Cuba in 90th birthday letter published by state media
HAVANA â€” Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their well-wishes on his 90th birthday and criticized President Barack Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media. He appeared but did not speak at a gala in his honour broadcast on state television ...
- Shy poets' society at open mic gig - Mid-Day
Mid-DayShy poets' society at open mic gigMid-Dayâ€œBlind Poetry allows a poet to recite personal poems with the security of anonymity and the comfort of the dark. You could dress up like Lady Gaga and still perform simplistic poems, because that's the gift darkness gives you,â€ Johar sreasons. She ...
- Writing Tip: Value in Words
Channel that sense of humor you keep hidden and write something funny. Poets often tap into the emotions filled with much pain and sorrow, so shed some lightheartedness with some humorous poetry for a change. Making someone laugh could change their day.
- From Russia with love: Iris DeMent brings her songs, storytelling chops to The Kate, June 10 - Shoreline Times
Shoreline TimesFrom Russia with love: Iris DeMent brings her songs, storytelling chops to The Kate, June 10Shoreline TimesAkhmatova, an aristocrat turned Russian rebel, composed poems that gave voice to the everyday atrocities of the Stalinist regime, becoming a symbol of Soviet resistance and, even now, a household name in Russia on a par with, say, Robert Frost.
- Who won BEEF's cowboy poetry contest? - Beef Magazine
Who won BEEF's cowboy poetry contest?Beef MagazineAt the beginning of May, we kicked off a new contest and asked readers to submit their best poems depicting what they love about ranch life. I had no idea we had so many cowboy poets reading BEEF each day, and I was pleasantly surprised to receive more ...
- Cory Booker shouts and touts the U.S. as a 'nation of love'
â€œLove knows that every American has worth and value ... Toward the end of the address, he recited an excerpt from Angelou's poem "Still I Rise." â€œWhen Trump spews insults and demeaning words about our fellow Americans, I think of the poem by Maya ...
- When Visual Arts Meet Poetry, Political Commentary is Born
A recently published poem by Charif Shanahan arrived with its powerful influence in tow: Kameelah Janan Rasheedâ€™s visual art installation â€œHow to Suffer Politely (and Other Etiquette.)â€ Blending satire and the structure of etiquette guides ...
- Children of the Somme Poetry
Children in Bradford read poems they've written with their take on the First Wold War and the Battle of the Somme, as part of Radio Leeds' Children of the Somme project.
- Meeting The Champ - Waterbury Observer
Meeting The ChampWaterbury ObserverIn honor of this special milestone, my publisher graciously donated 50 free soft cover copies of my book for the first 50 families that walked through the museum doors. The signing didn't officially begin until 12:30pm, so I took my time to enjoy the ...and more »
- Leonard Pitts: Ali may have been the first free black man in America
He rhymed it in poetry, he sang it in song ... He sounded like it didnâ€™t matter what they might think. And so, he sounded free. Indeed, Muhammad Ali might have been the first truly free black man in America. That is to say, he refused the context ...