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Monday, August 2, 2021
BY David Miguel Gray, University of Memphis U.S. Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana sent a letter to fellow Republicans on June 24, 2021, stating: “As Republicans, we reject the racial essentialism that critical race theory teaches … that our institutions are racist and need to be destroyed from the ground...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to local painter, Loraine Hayes. Loraine's semi-abstract paintings explore the rolling hills of the South Downs and the marine life of Sussex coastlines. She works in acrylics, using heightened colour and composition to create personal and joyful relationships with the landscape. Loraine frequently incorporates...
By Anna Plunkett, King's College London Concern for the future of Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is mounting after her appearance in a purpose-built courtroom in the country’s capital Naypyidaw at the start of what is expected to be a seven-week trial. Since the coup on February 1,...
David Diop: his haunting account of a Senegalese soldier that won the Booker prize to a French mother and a Senegalese father, David Diop has won the prestigious annual International Booker prize for translated fiction. He shares the prize with his translator Anna Moschovakis for the novel, At Night All...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to local fine artist and printmaker, Troy Ohlson. Troy layers paint, sculptural collage and textural impasto with delicate detail to explore the beauty of British countryside, coastlines and woodlands. She frequently works in watercolour to capture the character and expression of wildlife, bringing these...
In recent years Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, has become Africa’s most attractive tech hub for investors. But that could be imperilled by the government’s decision to suspend Twitter’s operations in the country. Although no direct connection has been drawn, the ban came two days after Twitter took down a tweet...
In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production. Water was diverted from the Niger River through a canal system to enable irrigation on over one million hectares of fertile land. Eventually...
China’s new policy of allowing couples to have three children (replacing the previous limit of two) is an attempt to respond to ageing population concerns and a slowing birth rate. But the policy’s implications for working women and their families mean few will welcome the change with open arms. Population...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to local illustrator, printmaker and designer, J David Bennett. David creates both limited and open edition prints using digital and traditional media. His work is humorous and vibrant, while combining elements of branding, storytelling and typography. He is currently working on a new series of...
By Ben Walker Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are making a whirlwind rise across the crypto and digital art scene. They’re boasting sales figures that continue to set records and then immediately breaking them for new ones—the numbers splashed across headlines are climbing higher every few days. In mid-March, artist Mike...