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Afghans bury paintings and hide books out of fear of Taliban crackdown on arts and culture

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan artist, driven by past memory, buried 15 paintings – all works of modern art depicting women – in a compound three days after the Taliban entered the capital, he said.

A well-known filmmaker carried the same fear. Before she fled the country, she tucked away a large hard drive with more than 20 films in a secret location.

And an aging bookseller in his tiny sidewalk shop concealed every book the militants consider damning. They included two Bibles, translated into Dari and Pashto.

“If the Taliban fighters find this, they will punish me,” he explained,

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7 Rousing Books on Feminist Art and Artists

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Despite the common label, there’s no one style you can call feminist art. As the critic Lucy Lippard noted, feminist art isn’t a “movement” but rather “a value system, a revolutionary strategy, a way of life.” Put another way, feminist art is more about attitude than form, and in that respect, it isn’t limited in time. Indeed, while women artists were routinely written out of art history until very recently, it’s possible to find work that was “feminist” avant

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Five Best: Books on Art and Culture in Occupied Paris

And the Show Went On

By Alan Riding (2010)

1. Even as the Nazis invaded France in 1940, the cabarets and music halls of Paris carried on, its singers and dancers confident that France’s army would prevail. But the Nazis entered Paris without firing a shot and occupied France for the next four years. Alan Riding provides vivid portraits of French entertainers engaged in delicate negotiations with their occupiers. The Nazi leadership devoted significant resources to the beating heart of Paris—a culture they celebrated, reviled, envied, embraced and outlawed all at once. “The Germans were not unlike today’s tourists,” Mr.

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Books On Food And Cooking Theory

If you love cooking and want to know the minutiae of the science behind cooking, then this book is for you. This e-book has all the intricate particulars of everything food. It’s referenced in each different Ramen Recipe cookbook I’ve read as “the encyclopedia of food.” However, keep it for reference. While “On Food and Cooking” was not the kind of guide that I typically read, I found that I totally loved reading it.

Why not decide up a interest that will maintain your indoor life entertaining? Cook, grill, sauté, roast, bake, fry, sear, char, and braise. If these phrases … Read More