Previews: Times Literary Supplement – October 29

Morning News: Crisis In Afghanistan, India Goes Hi-Tech, Rental Clothing

Two months after the Taliban’s victory, civilians face a looming disaster. Will Western governments dig their heels in, or turn the aid taps back on? 

India’s government has increasingly turned to high-tech means for delivering government services. But its digital-first solutions are inaccessible to millions of citizens. And we look at the business of renting clothing, as Rent the Runway goes public with a sky-high valuation.

Village Walks: Colle Val d’Elsa, Central Italy (4K)

Colle di Val d’Elsa or Colle Val d’Elsa is a town and comune in the province of Siena, Tuscany, central Italy. It has a population of c. 21,600 As of June 2017. Its name means “Hill of Elsa Valley”, where Elsa is the name of the river which crosses it and Valdelsa the name of the valley.

Aerial Views: Nashville – Capital Of Tennessee (4K)

Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life.

Walking Tour: Landshut In Bavaria, Germany (4K)

Landshut is a city straddling the River Isar in Bavaria, southern Germany. It’s known for the medieval Trausnitz Castle, with its views across the old town. Within the castle is the Chamber of Art and Curiosities, displaying artifacts collected by the Wittelsbach dukes. In the old town, Gothic St. Martin’s Church has a tall brick tower. Close to the Isar is the Ländtor, a gate from the town’s medieval fortifications. 

Top New Artists: Boston-Based Roboticist, Painter And Designer Joe Taveras

Galerie Michael Presents JOE TAVERAS

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Joe Taveras is a Boston-based roboticist, designer, and artist who has spent the majority of his career selling robots around the world. A creative from the outset, his art initially consisted of eclectic musical compositions. It wasn’t until the arrival of the pandemic (March 2020) that he migrated to a new medium: painting. Having had no formal training, he used his time in quarantine to engage in rapid experimentation with an array of styles and mediums in order to truthfully convey his vision. He consistently aims to push the boundaries of innovation with his art, exploring new techniques that reflect his inner and outer environment, questioning our collective future, social norms, and our interminable integration with technology.

His paintings are in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, the Middle East, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Ghana, Vietnam, China, Canada, and more.

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Cinematic Views: “Between Earth And Sky” In Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy

“Emilia-Romagna is a land of bell towers,
symbol of a region that has its roots in the earth,
but try to rush towards the sky,
to see what’s there.”

Emilia-Romagna is a region in northern Italy, extending from the Apennine Mountains to the Po River in the north. It’s known for its medieval cities, rich gastronomy and seaside resorts. The capital, Bologna, is a vibrant city with an 11th-century university and arched porticos lining the streets and squares of its medieval core. Ravenna, near the Adriatic coast, is famed for its brightly colored Byzantine mosaics. 

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