Battle over a Urinal: is it a Gender Issue?

Art Galleries, Art Books, Art Critics ascribe the signed and dated urinal, Fountain, as the work of Marcel Duchamp, the French-American artist and creator of ‘Ready-Made’ art. Only cursory research is necessary to realise that neither statement should be accepted at face-value. A rider is required: it is the principally patriarchal art institutions and male…

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Amazon: retail miracle or monopoly?

I have strong opinions. I admit it unashamedly. I’m not saying my life is massively polarised: black or white; right or wrong; good or bad. Although that is a state of mind often levelled at those diagnosed with autism. I’ll also admit to being highly principled, ready to dig my heels in about what I…

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Annoying News Items: is it just me?

To clarify, it is not the actual News item. It is the ‘facts’ they use to support it. Today I read a News item about buying medication online. It is, potentially, a very dangerous thing to do and should be discouraged. Actually, it should be stopped. It can ruin lives. The drug in question was…

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