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Plotting Next Steps Towards High Speed Municipal Broadband for Seattle's Internet-Hungry Masses

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Remember when local comedian Brett Hamil fucking nailed it in a video-blog bemoaning his sluggish Internet service? He's back with a follow-up—still waiting, six months later, for Mayor Ed Murray to make up his mind about whether toShow More Summary

2014 Topps Stadium Club mini box recap #1

Pack one #164 Ryan Braun #136 Jason Kipnis #177 Eddie Murray #84 Aroldis Chapman #184 Cliff Lee Pack two #152 Nelson Cruz #43 Pedro Martinez #FA-7 David Wright - Field Access insert serial #'d 91/99 #188 George Brett #27 Lou Gehrig Pack...Show More Summary

Around Town - Behind the Lens: Sydney Architecture Festival Photography Exhibition

01-10 Nov Open during the course of the Architecture Festival, photographers Brett Boardman, Katherine Lu, Michael Nicholson, Murray Fredericks and Richard Glover...

Mayor Murray: Do Right By Seattle Internet Users

7 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brett Hamil nails it in his latest vlog: The mayor's office replied on Twitter that it's "looking at municipal broadband as a solution" and recently "allocated staff in our office who's [sic] only job is working on this issue." As Goldy...Show More Summary

2014 NFL Draft: Looking at teams that could target late round QBs

Brett Smith, Aaron Murray and Jeff Matthews are a few of the passers that could be targeted in the later rounds by teams that are looking to add a backup quarterback. Quarterbacks dominate the headlines during the NFL Draft, as teams...Show More Summary

Cop mauled by police K-9 while posing for selfie

A Georgia deputy's face was mauled by a police K-9 after he tried to pose for a selfie with the pup. Murray County Deputy Brett Morrison was hospitalized Monday after he put his arm around the trained Malinois drug sniffer to take the snap.

Forget 'Ghostbusters 3,' Bill Murray Needs To Get Serious About Being Funny Again

I just finished reading Brett Martin's profile of Bill Murray for the January issue of GQ, and while the story and Murray are highly entertaining, I'm tiring of reading profiles in which Murray simultaneously demonstrates how funny and how aimless he is.   Martin observes that Murray has become a kind of "wandering, perpetual performance [...]

‘Some People Photo-Bomb Pictures. Bill Murray Photo-Bombs Life.’

GQ published a new profile of Bill Murray this afternoon that’ll appear in its January issue. It was written by Brett Martin, who is a friend of mine. While I’m seething with envy at the moment, I can’t wait for the next time I go out for drinks with him to hear all about his time hanging with the master internet-baiter. Show More Summary

3 points about Georgia’s 28-point loss at South Carolina

2 years agoSports : Mark Bradley

Connor Shaw ran. He also passed. Not coincidentally, his team won. (AP photo by Brett Flashnick) 1. Aaron Murray didn’t exactly grab his star-making moment by the throat. Delivering a tipped interception on Georgia’s third snap was the worst possible start for the quarterback who still hasn’t presided over a victory against a team of substance. Show More Summary

Gay & Lesbian - Controversy

Sat 25 Aug Controversy features highlights from the Midnight Shift's past seven productions and stars DJs Murray Hood, Chip, Johny Blue Boy, Eddie Coulter, Brett...

The Spear Affair

3 years agoNews : News Desk

South Africa’s most hated gallery was shell-shocked when I visited it on Friday afternoon. On May 10th, the Goodman Gallery, in Johannesburg, opened “Hail to the Thief II,” an exhibit by South African artist Brett Murray that bluntly, and sometimes entertainingly, criticizes the African National Congress, the country’s ruling party. Show More Summary

South Africa's Jacob Zuma, Unzipped

(The Root) -- President Jacob Zuma of South Africa is again in the news for reasons that have to do with his marital history and sexual conduct. But this time the issue is with artist Brett Murray's depiction of Zuma in a satirical portrayal that has him assuming a pose associated with Lenin -- with a notable twist. Show More Summary

Alex Matthews: South Africa's Ruling Party Will Fail to Quash Freedom of Expression

Several weeks ago, controversy ignited in South Africa when a Johannesburg gallery opened an exhibition by artist Brett Murray featuring The Spear -- a painting which depicted Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa with his genitals exposed.

Zuma Spear Update

3 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Last week I reported on the furore over Brett Murray's The Spear (2012), a saucy lampoon of South African President Jacob Zuma with his flies undone (CLICK). Shown here is the state of it after it was vandalised by ANC supporters. The...Show More Summary

Painting of President Zuma's Genitals Causes Protest in South Africa Design News 05.29.12

As many as 15,000 South Africans are expected to protest a painting called "The Spear," in which President Jacob Zuma's genitals are exposed. Done in the style of Soviet-era propaganda, the work is by artist Brett Murray and is currently...Show More Summary

The South African President vs The Painting: A Saga in Many Parts

3 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

A painting by Brett Murray of the South African President has caused outrage among the ANC faithful but the subsequent acts of vandalism raise questions for which there are no easy answers.

Murray's The Spear

3 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

I thought you might like to see that South African painting all the fuss is about: Brett Murray's The Spear (2012). It's based on Victor Ivanov's poster of Lenin and depicts SA President Jacob Zuma with his flies undone. It caused a furore when it appeared in Murray's exhibition Hail to the Thief II in the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Show More Summary

South African president Jacob Zuma opens case in High Court against artist Brett Murray

3 years agoArts : Artdaily

JOHANNESBURG (AP).- A lawyer for South Africa's president broke down in tears Thursday as he tried to convince three judges that the display of a portrait that depicts the president's genitals is unlawful. The three South Gauteng High Court judges called a recess after the emotional display. Show More Summary

Culture Canvas

3 years agoArts : Art Beat

A weekly roundup of arts and culture headlines. Click to enlarge. Photo by the Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images. "The Spear," a painting by Brett Murray at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg that depicts South African President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed, was defaced on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Jacob Zuma wins either way in penis painting court case

Is the South African government's fury over Brett Murray's painting of Zuma's genitalia all it seems? First Post LAST UPDATED AT 16:11 ON Thu 24 May 2012 SOUTH AFRICA'S president Jacob Zuma has been in court today to argue that a portrait...Show More Summary

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