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Five top trends at Paris men’s fashion week

Paris, France | AFP | With Paris men’s fashion week coming to a climax over the weekend, we pick out five of the main trends so far on the spring-summer catwalks: Gorilla sleeves They may give their wearer something of the look of Lurch from “The Addams Family”, but nothing …

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Police report shows ‘dark side’ of Michael Jackson

  A newly surfaced police report related to a 2003 raid on Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch shows the late pop star’s penchant for pornography and attraction to children. Jackson was acquitted in 2005 of child molestation following a 14-week trial, and the report published on Tuesday by the celebrity and …

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Art of Propaganda

By Nathan Kiwere Following the social and political mayhem that was engendered by the botched 2007 general elections in neighbouring Kenya, politicians and the public went into an unprecedented frenzy, outshouting each other to prove culpability in what turned out to be a national festival of hooliganism. As they say, …

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Treasures from the earth

Former Mexican writer, diplomat and poet, Octavio Paz once famously remarked that, “What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions. Life is plurality, death is uniformity. By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilisations and cultures, progress weakens life and favours death.” ART …

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Snoop Dogg returns to rap roots on new album

New York, United States | AFP | Snoop Dogg has returned to his rap roots — as well as his familiar love of marijuana — as he released a new song Tuesday and detailed his upcoming album. “Coolaid,” which will come out on July 1, will be Snoop Dogg’s first …

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Zuckerberg streams live chat with men in space

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took the leading social network on a new journey Wednesday, with a live-streamed chat with astronauts on the International Space Station. In a Facebook Live video broadcast shown at the NASA page of the social network, Zuckerberg praised the …

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Jewels of the Jungle

By Nathan Kiwere When 19th century French Romanticism painter, Jean-Louis Andre Theodore Gericault and his ilk rebelled against Neo-Classical art in Europe, they were driven by the belief in the exaltation of the senses and emotions over reason and intellect. To this end, they were able to martial a small …

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Art of rebellion

One painting depicts the recent controversial stripping by Makerere University don Stella Nyanzi, in protest against alleged unfair treatment by her supervisor. By Dominic Muwanguzi African identity, pride and beauty, and the politics around them are the subject of Samson Ssenkaaba aka Xenson’s exhibition at Afriart Gallery in Kampala. Dubbed …

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