Live Snails in a Suitcase
In the summer of 1994, Kwame Mainu was flying from Accra to London to escape the clutches of a Kumasi-based drugs smuggling cartel. Some cartel members had recently been released from prison in Ghana and as he had indirectly aided their incarceration he feared possible retribution against himself or his daughter. Sitting in the aeroplane, and hoping he had left his troubles behind, he was startled when his fourteen years old daughter, Akosua, told him that her mother had packed live snails in her suitcase....
Stephen Hawking and Newest Black Hole Theory - Implications If Correct
Just when you thought you knew all about cosmology, a new theory comes up and the textbook editors wait for proof or consensus while they consider adding in that new information. A recent case in point is Stephen Hawking's latest new theory on Black Holes. Not long ago, an acquaintance asked me what I thought about this - let's talk shall we?...
There Must Be a Simple Explanation - Not Always, But Usually
The other day, I was discussing conspiracy theories with an online acquaintance as we both noticed quite a few world events all coming to fruition at the same time, enough chaos to make anything that might occur unpredictable to an observer, but certainly not any major powers pushing the chaos off the proverbial cliff. The question then became what will happen and on what date? Who will be the players involved and what will be the outcome. In hindsight it will be easy to see, but not so easy the prior....
Fifty Shades Of Grey: My Interpretation Of The Metaphors
Oliver JR Cooper
This was a film that I had already heard about due to the book being so popular, and although I did plan to read the book, I didn't get round to it in the end. However, from what people had said about the book, it sounded like something that I would enjoy writing about....
How to Enjoy the Melody of Country Music
Rosina S Khan
Have you ever tried to enjoy listening to Country Music? In fact, in this respect, John Denver stands out to be one of the best singers. To learn why I enjoy his songs till today, look inside....
Hollywood and Autism
Kalpesh Z Makwana
There have been quite a number of films in Hollywood that revolved round autistic characters. I am Sam, and Rain Man, are the two of the most famous....
Manto - A Movie That Has Forever Changed The Face Of Pakistani Cinema!
Amna Tariq Shah
For a film to be able to grip your interest and keep it intact for each and every second that it moves, is the greatest achievement, and Manto is one such film, which without any contemporary songs/dances or posh dresses, keeps you focused for the entire two hours. And not even that but you take it home with you; a head full of the dialogues of the film and its depth. I am still awestruck at its beauty, uniqueness and excellence....
How Much Material Does An Artwork Need?
Why you need to closely estimate the amount of material needed to make a mold or cast and how to do the same. The article also gives some important tips on molding,casting techniques....
Groups Who Should Have Disbanded After Their Fourth Album
Few bands have been able to improve after releasing their first four albums. Other than legends like The Beatles, the Stones, the Who, Bob Dylan, and several more modern acts like Elvis Costello, the Kaiser Chiefs, and Fountains of Wayne, the fourth studio album usually marks a band's peak. Even though fans were disappointed when James Mercer announced that his band the Shins would release no more albums, I was actually relieved....
"Edward's Ed" is the haunting story, behind the award winning documentary "Ed and Ed," of an artist, Edward Cain, who suffered from bi-polar affliction and who committed suicide under the shadow of 9/11. The story reveals the fascinating appearance of his alter ego, Edwin, who symbolized a world who could not understand Edward's need to make art....
Great Figures and Important Periods of Poetry From 1700-1800
The eighteenth century in England is also called Classical Age or Augustan Age. As the writers of the eighteenth century in England tried to follow the simple and noble methods of ancient writers, they began to be called Classical writers. The reign of Augustus is called the Classical Age of Rome....
The Danish Girl
Finally the first trailer of, for me, one of my most long awaited films has been released and WOW! - it certainly looks as if this film has been well worth the wait. This is likely to be far more than the cult movie it would have been a few years ago and could turn out to be one of the most talked about movies of 2015/16 - potentially a major contender for a raft of Oscars....
The Spirit And The Bride Say Come, Let Him Who Hears Say Come
So there you have it, a sad description, a viscous element wiggling like a worm but these are the days when the bride has decided to appear, broken legs in a battle, a commemoration of normal events, how simple it seems to be when the ogre did run into the valley with bated breath, searching for stars, reaching upward, spanning the gambit, looking for all to see. But it just may depend upon whoever has open ears, a rascals habit as there are only so many ways for you to come....
For You I Was Not Good Enough
My dream consisted of two shrouded figures that were being examined under an intense light from above. The truth was quickly uncovered after they were disrobed....
This Is Why You Need to Hire a Graphic Designer
Small businesses should appreciate the worth of their computer, allowing them to design brochures, fliers, postcards and even a website on their own, thus doing away with the services of a skilled graphic designer. Yet, there are good reasons for any small business to hire the services of skilled personnel for creating their marketing supplies. 1......
Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Art
Fine artists are very often a breed apart. Their creative vision and perspective are very different from those of any other average human being. It is this vision and creativity which come to an action when a new fact about their artworks come to light. The following article is going to present some things you might not know about famous artworks! Art is full of mystery and secrets their creators tried to hide behind. Enjoy these very interesting facts I found and collected for you. You can always tell them to your friends and family and this way make them part of the whole new artworld....
How To Get Over Your Fear Of A Blank Canvas
Blank canvases can be scary. Sometimes artists look at a blank canvas and get scared. In fact, some get so scared they can't get to work. If you get afraid of blank canvases, how can you get over this fear? Read on to find out....
Great Figures and Important Periods of Poetry From 1500-1700
THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD (1500-1600) - The Renaissance Period in English literature is also known as Elizabethan Period, or the Age of Shakespeare. Renaissance means the revival of learning, and in its broadest sense it is the gradual enlightenment of the human mind after the darkness of the middle Ages. This age advocated humanism, emphasizing man's concern with himself as an object of contemplation....
Great Figures and Important Periods of Poetry From 670-1500
Before analyzing any piece of poetry, it is necessary to trace out the age, or period to which the poet belongs, so the verse could be comprehended in its true spirit and intent. Literature is the reflection of its society. Various political and social changes in English society left their marks on English literature as well....
Emergence Of Modern African Literature And The Fraternity Of Gifted African Writers
The history of African literature is undeniably fascinating. Thanks to the dedicated work of gifted African authors and poets, popularity of contemporary African literature is growing steadily around the world....