Author Archives: agogo22

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk

Mermaid Corner — Graffiti Lux Art & More

Traffic heavy corner, and the best spot was in the middle of the street. Middle of the street was a no go, so, I took the first 2 shots & the 6th shot from across the street. I took these … Continue reading

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Contemporary Brazil, Captured in Two Novels and a Journalist’s Collection | New York Times — Flag of Ulysses

Heartbreak, exile, lethal violence and the gold rush in the Amazon are some of the themes explored in three newly translated works. Read More Contemporary Brazil, Captured in Two Novels and a Journalist’s Collection | New York Times — Flag of … Continue reading

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Broken No More: a look at Kintsugi in China

Do you know how Chinese professionals repair major damage in time-valued vessels? Kintsugi, also known as Kintsukuroi, has become very popular in Chin in the last few years.

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Chinese Zodiac 2020: Year of the Rat

2020 is a year of the Rat, starting from January 25th, 2020 and lasting until February 11th, 2021. It will be a Metal Rat year. In 2021,a year of the Ox will follow. The Year of the Rat is the … Continue reading

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Why is cotton in everything? – Michael R. Stiff

Dig into the science of how cotton transforms from seed to fiber, and how these cotton fibers are used to make everything from fabrics, to currency, and fishing nets. — Centuries ago, the Inca developed ingenuous suits of armor that … Continue reading

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France Plans to Eliminate All Single-Use Plastics by 2040

By Emma Taggart on January 22, 2020   If you’re eco-conscious, you’re probably avoiding buying single use plastics. However, plastic items such as straws, drinking bottles, and food wrappers can sometimes be unavoidable in places such as restaurants and supermarkets. … Continue reading

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Beija-Flor 2020 – Samba ao vivo – Clipe Apoteose – #sambas2020

Apresentação da bateria da Beija-Flor em 09/01/2019

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Sculptures from firewood: 30 ideas for art from pieces of wood | Outdoor art, Land art, Tree art

The firewood stacks can be converted into a strange art form. Sculptures made of wood block is an inspired idea for anyone who has a fireplace and wants to bring originals creativity. […] More: Sculptures from firewood: 30 ideas for … Continue reading

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Using Found Twigs, Artist Chris Kenny Assembles Tiny Dancing Figures and Minimal Portraits

By gathering and piecing together small twigs, London-born Chris Kenny crafts collections of dancing figures, abstract portraits, and even a small baby. As Kottke explains, the artist’s sparse creations rely heavily on the human desire to see objects or patterns … Continue reading

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Joseph Goebbels Resurfaces In Brazilian Politics — THE MOTHERSHIP

Philosopher Hannah Arendt once wrote that the aim of totalitarian education is not to instil convictions, but to destroy a populations capacity to form any. As one of the most prominent intellectuals in Nazi Germany, she had reason to fear … Continue reading

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