"Archaeologists at Ancient Stagira, Central Macedonia, say they have found Aristotle’s tomb."
Aristotle was born in Stagira in 384 BC and died in Chalcis, Evia, at 322 BC. The great philosopher was originally believed to have been buried at Chalcis, however, archaeologists are now certain that the tomb they have found belongs to Aristotle. Two literary sources indicate that the people of Stagira may have transferred his ashes to his birthplace.
Reason: "I don't have all the facts, but just making an educated guess here."
We know the following: 1.) Someone important was buried there during the Classical Period; 2.) This person was very important to the (comparatively) small city of Stagira; 3.) The panoramic views and centrality offered by the location suggest a purpose that transcends a common resting place; 4.) This person was important enough to the Christian Byzantines to continue to honor the person memorialized there; 5.) An Arabic manuscript (which has apparently nothing to gain by suggesting Aristotle's ashes were moved to his birthplace) describes an above-ground resting place that jives with the locale and multipurpose functionality of the structure.
"Archaeologists studying vessels unearthed in the Shaanxi province of China say they’ve uncovered beer-making equipment dating from between 3400 and 2900 BC - an era known as the late Yangshao period - and figured out the recipe to boot."
"There is a basic distinction between the sublime and the beautiful. The sublime is natural beauty, i.e. rose, lemon oil, oud, musk etc. The beautiful is what you do with it. Many niche houses think they can get away with selling little pieces of the sublime while steering well away from fully worked-out beauty."
“We never expected a reaction like this,” says Demna Gvasalia in his eastern-European accented English. “That people would desire what we do. We live in a world where clothes… I mean they don’t really matter, do they? But then then they do if you can speak to someone like that.”
Last spring: "Today we present our interview with Demna Gvasalia, the fashion designer behind the clothing brand VETEMENTS."
Alfred Schnittke - Concerto Grosso n.1 (1976/1977)
"The real legacy of Schnittke's music is its multidimensional exploration of what musical truth in the 20th century might be, from chaotic polystylism to heartfelt spirituality."
In the Concerto Grosso, Schnittke said he wanted to realise "one of my life's goals … to overcome the gap between 'E' (Ernstmusik, serious music) and 'U' (Unterhaltung, music for entertainment), even if I break my neck in doing so!". That means that beneath and within its frame of pseudo-baroque figuration, you'll hear, as Schnittke's biographer Alexander Ivashkin says, "the transformation of a cheerful song chorale of Soviet schoolchildren, a nostalgic atonal serenade, quasi-Corellian allusions" – as well as Schnittke's grandmother's favourite tango, and quotations from his film scores.
"Perhaps the most pertinent question is why the mainstream houses (with the possible exception of Lauder) routinely break Coty’s Law: 'Give a woman the best product to be made, market it in the perfect flask [..] ask a reasonable price for it, and you will witness the birth of a business the size of which the world has never seen.' Coty became the richest man in France doing just that, and today LVMH owner Bernard Arnault is the second richest by not doing it. It is astonishing that Dior markets its quality stuff as a Collection Privée whereas is should be in every drugstore as Coty once was."
"In Paris, there is no better gym than the street, no better sport than life itself. And though the French girl “workout” includes all of the same criteria as its American counterparts, it comes with a few minor adjustments, as demonstrated by stylist and model Caroline de Maigret."
"Though less self-consciously lurid than its bookends, and nowhere near as violent, the middle entry in Ballard’s trilogy is perfectly cinematic: it places an accessible protagonist, due for his comeuppance, in peril — then introduces a series of complications. The novel begins with a car crash that maroons an architect, Robert Maitland, on a parcel of disused land, enclosed by several motorways. But in trying to flag down a ride, Maitland sustains an injury, which prevents further attempts at the steep embankment. No cars stop to help, and the architect, to his growing disbelief, finds himself trapped on the island, without food or water."
"I've really got into running recently. Most of my training runs take me through the prairies of southern Wisconsin (Rohan). As my mind wonders, I childishly imagine myself as a member of the Three Hunters tracking an Orc pack. Hey, I wonder how far they actually ran?"
"The Pazyryk carpet was excavated in 1949 from the grave of a Scythian nobleman in the Pazyryk Valley of the Altai Mountains in Siberia. Radiocarbon testing indicated that the Pazyryk carpet was woven in the 5th century BC."