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Pearl Buck

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June 26 (The Day of Stamina) With the opening of China to the world in modern times, and the intense interest in the emerging power of that country on the world stage, it is natural to look back and rediscover the writings of those who first helped the West come to an understanding of the [...]

Van Gogh museum & Hermitage

picture of th hermitage museum '' At the Russian court''

MASTERPIECES FROM THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM TEMPORARILY ON VIEW IN THE HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM   Amsterdam, 24 June 2011 – The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will begin renovation at the end of 2012 in order to ensure the condition of the building and the safety of the visitors in the long run, Axel Rüger, director [...]

Antoni Gaudi


June 25  (The Day of the Sensitive Receptor) Often referred to as the greatest Spanish architect, Gaudi was actually not Spanish but Catalan, an important distinction historically and culturally. With Barcelona as their capital, rather than Madrid, the allegiance of the Catalan people to their own values, language and geography still exists strongly today. Their [...]

Terry Riley


Born June 24 (The Day of the Blissful Wizard) Terry Riley’s musical approach is very similar to that of Johann Sebastian Bach in one important respect. As Bach took the strands of Italian, French and German Baroque along with other elements of English and continental music and synthesized them in his own compositions, so Riley [...]

Corbijn – inwards and onwards

Inwards and onwards

FOAM : 23 June – 1 September 2011 Foam is proud to present Anton Corbijn’s most recent photographic project. In it he has aimed the camera at a few of his favourite artists, including Gerhard Richter, Alexander McQueen, Richard Prince, Iggy Pop, Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst, Tom Waits, Peter Doig, Bruce Springsteen, Lucian Freud and [...]

Alfred Kinsey


Born June 23 (The Day of Interpersonal Enchantment) Before Kinsey published his two important books, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) the subject of sex was largely taboo. Although not a creative artist, Kinsey is included here because of his tremendous influence on cultural values and [...]

Rembrandt and his circle in Paris

Rembrandt and his circle in Paris

The Dutch cultural centre Institut Néerlandais is proud to present nearly one hundred of the finest drawings by Rembrandt and his circle from the famous Frits Lugt Collection.The exhibition will bring together twenty Rembrandt drawings and a selection of the best work from his pupils and contemporaries, including Govert Flinck, Ferdinand Bol, Nicolaes Maes and [...]

Glenn Gould

glenn gould

Debut at Salzburg Festival – 1959 I had already seen the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould in concert at his Philadelphia debut, and had also heard his recording of the Goldberg Variations, so in a sense I knew what to expect. But I was curious also to see how a European audience, a highly sophisticated one, [...]

Dan Brown

dan brown

Born June 22 (The Day of Romantic Exaltation) One of the bestselling authors of all time, total sales of Brown’s books probably push up daily toward 100 million.  What is the reason for this phenomenal commercial success of books dealing with esoteric and arcane material? In his books The Da Vinci Code and Angels and [...]

Backstage OGER’s quality menswear

Oger: catwalk shoot for new collection

Oger is synonymous with top level menswear dressed for success from the Netherlands with a latin twist. Sander Lusink, son of founder Oger Lusink who left the company in the hands of his two sons to lead the way for a new generation, speaks with me on Oger’s new collections. We are in a 40×30 [...]

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