Lancaster hosting Early American decorative arts event
The average Early American home wouldn't necessarily have an oil painting on the wall — but that doesn't mean a home would be devoid of art entirely. Perhaps a fraktur family tree would hang in a place of theorem painting came to the Colonies from ...
April 2, 2015
How clean is a cleanup? Exxon sites scrutinized as N.J. seeks settlement
By his critics' telling, that sum is less than three percent of the $8.9 billion lawyers for the state sought at trial, and won't turn back the clock on a century of industrial pollution at two refinery sites in Union and Hudson counties. Both versions ...
March 18, 2015
World War I British sniper pictured in 1915 - Almanac March 20, 2015
50 years ago: Speedy turtle: "The Animal Research Space Society's third launch went off the pad near Forks Township School this morning at 11:30 o'clock, after a half-hour countdown, and proceeded smoothly until 11:42, when the restraining line broke ...
March 20, 2015
Lancaster to strike right balance
"So we need to make sure we get the build up right and play the game at the right time, which is five o'clock on Saturday." England top the table, ahead of Ireland by a points difference of plus four, but Lancaster knows that tries by Jonathan Joseph ...
March 15, 2015
Free end-of-life social care urged
MPs concluded that round-the-clock access to specialist palliative care in acute and community settings would greatly improve the way that people who are seriously ill - and their families and carers - are treated. They also said sustainable, long-term ...
March 14, 2015
Gunners strengthen top four hopes
Walcott spurned another great chance on the stroke of half-time when Mesut Ozil's snapshot was deflected out by Adrian, but the England forward could only fire the ball high into the Clock End. It was finally 1-0 in added time, with a goal of the ...
March 14, 2015
In Service Sector, No Rest for the Working
On the nights when she has just seven hours between shifts at a Taco Bell in Tampa, Fla., Shetara Brown drops off her three young children with her mother. After work, she catches a bus to her apartment, takes a shower to wash off the grease and sleeps ...
February 21, 2015
So we arrived last Monday night into a cold and snowy Berlin, we stayed in a hostel for 4 days exploring everything the city had to offer. Especially when Stark showered in the men’s toilets by accident and got a massive telling off by a strict German cleaner on the first night. For the next 3 days we absolutely hammered the sights of Berlin, so much to see and do, Topography of Terror and walking through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe both were incredibly moving. Visited the Berlin Wall museum, it was really interesting to walk along and see, also saw Alexanderplatz with a GMT rotating clock, TV Tower, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, went to posh Fassbender and Rausch and sampled some chocolate, yum. Walked along Unter den Linden to Brandenburg Gate, had a personalised picture with a giant Nutella, found the location of Hitlers bunker and did some red squirrel spotting at Charlottenburg Palace. Also tried the famous Berlin curry wurst, it was actually pretty good. Got up ridiculously early on our last day to visit the Reichstag dome, but it was so worth it. We were the first in and had it pretty much to ourselves, beautiful 360 degree views over the snowy city and river Spree, saw the sunrise, amazing light.
I shook my head to clear it as hard as I could, then I shook it again in dismay: My yearning was making me hallucinate. Then I realized that Hans was rigid with attention, and at last the Kaiser was turning with a frown toward the passageway outside of the room. It hadn’t been a hallucination: Sean Michael, Lion McPherson, the Prince of Firenzi came into the room, with Pharaoh Quartermain right behind him. Pharaoh was dressed in the clothes I’d sometimes seen in his gym bag: black pants, low boots, and a sleeveless white shirt. “In the States, we have an old saying: ‘When Lions come calling, they call to collect. The Todeschlagi sorcerer Lion lunged low, a spellfront crackling through the air like a wave of wind bending grain. It got caught in a fine spiderweb of light and erupted in a pyrotechnic display, the smell of burning dust filling the room. Pharaoh went over to him and curled an aristocratic lip. He straightened, tossed my mouse up in the air, caught it, and put it in one of his pockets with a nod to me. Rudolf dove at Sean, proving he hadn’t recognized him. Always understated, the Prince of Firenzi was just wearing jeans and a sweater, but he didn’t need fighting clothes, because he was rumored to be an even more talented gater than the Crucio himself. Sean stretched out a lazy-looking hand, and as his palm brushed along Rudolf’s back, the German disappeared.
Having walked up the steps of the Reading Room, past a VW Beetle and a fragment of the Berlin Wall, the exhibition proper begins with a brief explanation of how Germany has not long been that. that it shares more borders with other countries than any other European nation, that its borders have been more fluid than those of other nations and, indeed, that there was, for most of its history, no such thing as a common and single ‘Germany’. a motto, one could feel, that is even more sinister even than the famous ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ (‘work makes you free’) of Auschwitz, Dachau or Sachsenhausen, where it was facing outwards to be seen by those arriving at the camps. Less personally but more surprisingly, there’s no mention that I can recall of music – and Germany provided two of the trio of composers who all singlehandledly changed the course of classical music. Legend has it that, in the German Peasants’ War of 1525, as a city councilor of Würzburg, Riemenschneider took the side of the peasants. If this feels in some ways a very small exhibition, it leaves you with a sense of something far, far larger. On a practical level, you will need at least 90 minutes to really get the most out of this – and on the basis of what I’ve read so far, the book is vital to really extending knowledge and understanding.