Archive for September 13th, 2009

The Sunday Snog

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | September 13, 2009 2:22 pm

Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker share a kiss.

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Culture

Norman Borlaug 'helped provide bread for a hungry world'

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | September 13, 2009 11:15 am

I don’t know what we can do to help these people, but we’ve got to do something.

Norman E. Borlaug, the plant scientist who did more than anyone else in the 20th century to teach the world to feed itself and whose work was credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday night. (The New York Times)

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Sex, Death, Science, And Art?

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | September 13, 2009 1:38 am

I’m sure some readers have already seen the famous bodies of plastinated dead people on display, but would you pay to watch them have sex? Gunther von Hagens and his wife Angelina Whalley hope so.

bodies.jpgThose already familiar with the couple’s Body Worlds exhibitions may or may not be surprised to learn of plans for a new show dedicated to sex. Sure the exhibit will undoubtedly make headlines around the world and stay in the public consciousness for a long time, but this is an extreme case where one person’s art is, well, something entirely different to another.

Will it be popular? Probably. Offensive to some? Absolutely. Stimulating to others? Let’s not go there…

What I’m most interested to find out is, when the ‘anatomy’ show rolls into town, would you consider going?

[H/T Jessica]

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Culture, Media and Science
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