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19.7.18

Hong Kong: the city still shaped by feng shui

 

Feng shui masters are still regularly consulted to help make the city’s buildings harmonious and prosperous

“A lot of people design spaces in Hong Kong and then consult a feng shui master afterwards. But for us it was very important to consult one...

 
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19.7.18

Anarchy by the sea: radical Essex – in pictures

 

From punk colonies to dynamic groundbreaking architecture, Catherine Hyland’s photographs capture the real Essex behind the stereotypes

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19.7.18

Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

 

‘They would beat drums to draw a crowd. Then they’d take the muzzles off the hyenas and put their heads between their jaws’

I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption...

 
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19.7.18

Billion-pound Foster vies with mud-walled burial ground for Stirling prize

 

Norman Foster’s £1bn Bloomberg HQ takes on a rammed-earth cemetery and the magical Tate St Ives extension, in a shortlist that lacks showstoppers

The most expensive office building in the land will go head to head with a mud-walled cemetery and a brick...

 
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18.7.18

V&A's 'less scary' entrance drives up visitor numbers

 

Museum bucks trend of falling numbers, boosted by new piazza and Pink Floyd show

A new and less intimidating entrance has helped the V&A achieve record visitor numbers, bucking a trend of sharp falls across the UK’s museums and galleries.

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18.7.18

How a painting of the Ku Klux Klan is causing a stir in Texas

 

A 30-foot panorama of modern-day klansmen has become the focus of an intense debate about appropriation and the use of historical violence in art

When Vincent Valdez began painting The City, a 30ft panorama in which a dozen Ku Klux Klansmen assemble against the...

 
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18.7.18

Inside the Beijing 'office' inhabited by human guinea pigs

 

In the fake offices and homes of the Well Living Lab, scientists monitor volunteers to identify ways to make them healthier and more productive

To outsiders, the workers in this under-construction office on the northern outskirts of Beijing will look like a normal...

 
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17.7.18

When Phil Mitchell met Trump: Coldwar Steve and his Brexit Britain mashups

 

They are a Twitter sensation, portraying a grotesque future Britain full of world leaders and football managers – with EastEnder Phil looking on in horror. Meet the man who knocks them out on his bus to work

A screaming Donald Trump sits at the wheel of a...

 
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