Art & Style

Home Art & Style
Women ‘Risk’ Grey Hair to Feel Authentic
Post

Women ‘Risk’ Grey Hair to Feel Authentic

Many women “risk” allowing natural grey hair to show in order to feel authentic, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Exeter surveyed women who chose not to dye their grey hair, and found a “conflict” between looking natural and being seen as competent. Participants in the study – mostly from English-speaking countries...

Independent Music Squashed Out of Streaming Playlists and Revenue
Post

Independent Music Squashed Out of Streaming Playlists and Revenue

Bands and artists on independent record labels get less than their fair share of access to the most popular playlists on streaming platforms such as Spotify – argues a new paper from the University of East Anglia. The paper looks at whether streaming platforms offer a level playing field for artists and record labels. It finds...

America’s Hidden World of Handmade Pornography
Post

America’s Hidden World of Handmade Pornography

“To live among the handmade,” philosopher and antiques dealer Leon Rosenstein once said, “is to live among the human.” Well, there’s nothing more human than handmade pornography. When you hear “pornography,” you might think of Playboy and Penthouse, X-rated movies and internet porn. But one type that has been largely hidden and forgotten is the...

Arte Y Moda
Post

Arte Y Moda

November 2019, Londonberry Media, in collaboration with Fábrica de Arte Cubano, hosted Arte Y Moda. The series of shows and exhibits celebrated the ingenuity of Havana’s creative class.  

Sean Connery: ‘Bond, James Bond’, but So Much More
Post

Sean Connery: ‘Bond, James Bond’, but So Much More

Coverage of the passing of Sir Sean Connery has inevitably been dominated by his legacy as the screen’s first – and best – James Bond. Connery’s “Bond, James Bond” moment near the beginning of Dr. No (1962) is one of the iconic moments of cinema history and has spawned countless imitations and parodies. Perhaps the...

Red and Black Ink from Egyptian Papyri Unveil Ancient Writing Practices
Post

Red and Black Ink from Egyptian Papyri Unveil Ancient Writing Practices

Scientists led by the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, have discovered the composition of red and black inks in ancient Egyptian papyri from circa 100-200 AD, leading to different hypotheses about writing practices. The analysis, based on synchrotron techniques, shows that lead was probably used as a dryer...

Which Is More Creative, the Arts or the Sciences?
Post

Which Is More Creative, the Arts or the Sciences?

International expert in creativity and innovation, UniSA’s Professor David Cropley, is calling for Australian schools and universities to increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, as new research shows it is a core competency across all disciplines and critical for ensuring future job success. Conducted in partnership with visiting PhD researcher Kim van Broekhoven from Maastricht...

For African Politicians, Fashion Could Mean More Than Just Dress
Post

For African Politicians, Fashion Could Mean More Than Just Dress

Across Africa, politicians are using personal fashion to communicate. From red berets, to all-khaki ensembles, to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion. Despite their larger-than-life impact, politicians are humans. Fashion is useful to the political class for a number of reasons. They include: improving charisma, access to respect and...