WHEN Esther Anderson, the co-founder of Island Records, first heard him sing in a hotel room in Kingston in 1972, she knew she had not seen the likes of Bob Marley before. She also knew that she had found a kindred spirit: someone who shared her love of Rastafarianism and sought to bring those ideals to others.
Thus began a six-year musical and artistic collaboration; while the Wailers worked on their seminal first albums for Island Records, Ms Anderson quietly documented their everyday lives. A new collection of these intimate photographs is now on display at the Dadiani Fine Art gallery in London. Continue reading →
Actually, This UN Resolution Is Much Better Than 71 Others the U.S.A. Allowed To Pass
The undisputed record for fewest anti-Israel resolutions allowed through is held by Barack Obama, whose total of hostile resolutions allowed was zero through seven years and 11 months of his eight years in office
There’s not much that’s new or remarkable in that new resolution from the United Nations Security Council condemning Israel’s West Bank settlements as illegal. In fact, the resolution is so unremarkable – we might say that the fuss the resolution stirred up is the remarkable thing.
Surely with all that smoke there must be fire. But facts are facts: For the most part, the resolution simply restates positions the council adopted years ago – that’s all. Continue reading →