Arts

The portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama: the national tour starts in Chicago

Chicago, more precisely the Art Institute, is the first city to host the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama which will be on tour until May 2022.  The National Portrait Gallery in Washington – home to the two works created in 2018 by artists Kehinde Wiley (author of the former President’s portrait) and Amy Sherald (author of the former First Lady’s portrait) – organized the tour in 5 different cities of the United States: the exhibition will be available, in addition to Chicago until August 15, also in New York (from August 27 to October 24 at the Brooklyn Museum), in Los Angeles (at the County Museum of Art from November 7 to January 2, 2022) , then in Atlanta (at the High Museum of Art from 14 January to 13 March 2022) and finally in Housto...

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Culture

Oulu, European Capital of Culture in 2026

Here comes great news for Finland. The Finnish city of Oulu has been named the European Capital of Culture of 2026, beating competition from two other national rivals: Savonlinna and Tàmpere. The European Capital of Culture initiative saw cities stay on display for a year with a celebration of art and culture. But the jury liked the city of Oulu especially for its project focused on sustainability and local participation, thanks to which the public is directly involved in the creative process, of which they are co-author and observer. This project promises cultural climate change, through the participatory nature of art and culture. "After the pandemic, it is extremely important to collaborate, to make things interesting and to use culture as a unifying element in our daily life," s...

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Entertainment

Friends: a brief return 17 years after the farewell

May 27 is a special date for the fans of Friends, one of the most famous sitcoms in the world, which is preparing for a brief return with a reunion of the six protagonists. The "episode" will be broadcast shortly, simultaneously between the United States and other nations, including Italy. 17 years after the farewell, an episode entitled "The One Where They Get Back Together" arrives. However, it must be specified that it will not be a real episode in which we will see how the life of the six characters so dear to us has become. Rather, it will be a real reunion of the cast, to remember together and re-act the most famous scenes of the series. Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffet), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Ch...

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Cinema

George Clooney: 60 years of success

George Clooney turned 60 on May 6, with his trail of successes and fantastic experiences. Even today he is for many a sex symbol and it seems difficult to think that he is really this age, given the splendid shape of him and also because we still imagine and remember him in the many roles he has played, always fascinating and athletic. Clooney was born in Lexington in 1961 and grew up in a family already tied to the show. His father was in fact a television host, while his mother participated in beauty contests and his uncle was the well-known actor José Ferrer. He studied between Cincinnati (Ohio) and Augusta (Kentucky), and even though he never graduated, he was a good baseball player at school, dreaming of getting a professional contract. Unfortunately, the path as a sports player n...

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