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Daily Visual 01.03.16: Super Tuesday Round One

By the time the United States presidential election is upon us towards the end of 2016, everything ought to seem very simple, a straightforward slugfest between a Democrat and a Republican with the prize the occupancy of the White House and leadership of what is still the most powerful nation in the world. But the nominating process ahead of presidential elections is…

Daily Visual 25.02.16: Anohni Shares Oscars Open Letter

The documentary Racing Extinction, directed by Louie Psihoyos – whose previous film The Cove, which investigated Japanese dolphin hunting, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2010 – looks at the ongoing mass extinction of species at the hands of human beings, considering global warming and the acidification of the seas as a result of greenhouse gas emissions, the illegal…

Daily Visual 13.02.16: Supreme Court Justice Scalia Dies

On Saturday evening news broke of the death of Antonin Scalia, who had served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since his appointment by Ronald Reagan in 1986. The longest serving member of the Supreme Court at the time of his death, Scalia was 79 years old. Reports indicated that Scalia was found dead on…

Daily Visual 12.03.16: Pope and Russian Patriarch in Historic Meeting

On Friday Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome and leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, met with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’ and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, at the José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. The meeting was the first in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. With Francis wearing the…

Daily Visual 06.02.16: KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The first UK museum exhibition by the American artist KAWS opened today at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The Longside Gallery plays host to KAWS’ vibrant acrylic canvases and smaller sculptures in fibreglass and wood, while dotted across the park’s 500 acres are six monumental sculptures in KAWS’ trademark style, cartoon figures as tall as ten feet, with crossed eyes and doleful postures. KAWS will…

Daily Visual 04.02.16: Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed

Daily Visual 04.02.16: Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed

At a ceremony in Auckland on Thursday, twelve countries of the Pacific Rim – the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Brunei – signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the largest multinational trade deals ever negotiated. Together these twelve signatories make up 40% of the world’s economy. The Trans-Pacific Partnership aims to cut…

Daily Visual 16.01.16: International Sanctions On Iran Lifted

A week of convoluted diplomacy between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran began on Monday when Iran removed the core of its Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, filling the space with cement in a clear effort to demonstrate its compliance with a nuclear deal signed last year. The move means that the Arak reactor will…

Daily Visual 11.01.16: David Bowie Dies Aged Sixty-Nine

As day broke on Monday morning, the shocking death of David Bowie was announced, a statement on the artist’s official Facebook page notifying the world that he had died on Sunday after an eighteen month battle with a cancer none of us knew he had. Bowie had managed to keep his illness secret from all but his very closest family…

Daily Visual 07.01.16: Krysset Burns in Skellefteå

Max is Sweden’s favourite fast food chain, more profitable in the country than McDonald’s or Burger King, serving the usual fare of hamburgers, chicken bits, fries, and milkshakes but emphasising its national heritage and regularly topping taste tests. Swedish music only is played in Max restaurants, while the chain has taken a lead in the sector when it comes to…