George Catlin American Indian Portraits
National Portrait Gallery
Until 23 June
To envisage my best handwriting, imagine an enthusiastic but pigeon-toed spider that has, after falling into the proverbial inkwell, attempted to combine a Cossack dance, ballet and the 100m sprint.
Only Quentin Tarantino could start out making a film about slavery, and end up making a film about himself. In Django Unchained, the brutal reality of the ante-bellum South is used as a grotesque embellishment to a film with no real purpose other allowing the director to show off. At one point, he even swaggers on screen himself in one of the least convincing scenes of this abysmal film.
You know you’ve found a good restaurant when you leave thinking of excuses to return. If the restaurant is great you’ll probably be able to think of several excuses, since the best restaurants are chameleon-like, effortlessly matching whichever event you have in mind.
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There is a world of difference between an original piece of vintage furniture, and a modern copy of the same item. The former will be a reflection of its era but, since good workmanship stands the test of time, it should still look stylish and may even seem surprisingly modern. The latter, though it may be made from modern materials and nod to current fashion, runs the risk of looking merely old-fashioned and dated.
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Arriving at Stockholm’s Cityterminalen bus station in November, the visitor’s initial impressions are that it seems a quiet, grey sort of a place, but that perhaps it holds a few hidden treasures.
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