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Creative Writing

Portrait

A song comes on that perhaps, he used to play And dragging on a meagre joint, rolled expertly as he lies naked in bed He tries to sing once again Cracked and strained he can’t give up, the notes Linger in the smokey air The stale smell of disappointment, despair Leaning over, he ashes into…

Arts

Does this make me look like a president? Trump’s image in portraiture

Donald Trump is notoriously fastidious when it comes to his portraits. Two works that both had antipodal receptions come to mind when I think of the television personality-turned-politician. The first one is Andy Thomas’ The Republican Club, which depicts a scene of imagined camaraderie between the past Republican presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, both…

Global

In Brief

Kim Jong-un smiles for first official portrait North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has commissioned his first official portrait. The image captures a smiling Mr Kim wearing a suit and tie. His portrait was unveiled on state TV in Pyongyang during a visit from Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. This is the first time an official photo…

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