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Review: Red Ellen

Bettrys Jones’ fiery portrayal of Ellen Wilkinson in Red Ellen, at the Lyceum this May, presents both the achievements and the failures of the remarkable Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s. Red Ellen manages to perfectly balance its portrayal of Ellen’s political passion and commitment without shying away from her failures and messy personal life.  Ellen […]

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Visual Artwork of the Week: Hannah Wilke

CW: nudity Starification Object Series plays with the ideas of aesthetics, erotism and feminism. The photographs, in black and white, depict the semi-naked body of Wilke adorned with jewels of vulva-shaped pieces of chewing gum. Her captivation with the nude female form reflects the way that second-wave feminism sought to reclaim images of female genitalia […]

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Frida Kahlo’s Sweet Multi-Million Dollar Revenge

 “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolly and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.” Last November, Frida Kahlo’s Diego y yo was sold at auction for an impressive $34.9 million, breaking the record for the highest sold artwork by a Latin American Artist, and surpassing […]