Fifteen years later, Hansel and Gretel are still suffering from the traumatic effects of a horrific ordeal they experienced when they were children when a wicked witch tried to make a meal of them after tempting them with her house in the forest made of gingerbread. After successfully slaying the evil creature, they became witch hunters; bounty hunters of the fairy tale world, constructing various brutal ways of trapping and exterminating the monsters that threatened villages around the world with the added benefit that malevolent curses and spells had little effect on them. One day, the Mayor of Augsburg, recognising their widespread notoriety and expertise, enlists the brother and sister duo to end the torment that is infecting one town and its surrounding forests at the hands of the sorceress Muriel who is kidnapping children with the intention of sacrificing them for the forthcoming Blood Moon.
In Artopia, art is gender neutral. This does not mean we deny that women, for one reason or another, cannot offer art that deals with what are sometimes called “women’s issues.” And men can deal with “women’s issues” too, or for that matter, topics deemed male or manly by our weird little culture: sports, war, guns and cars (as if women were immune to these). Nor do we need to ban [Read more.]I have written about art for a number of years, specializing in first person art criticism as art critic for the Village Voice, then in the Soho News.
Heartwarming result as Braunstone rallies in response to cowardly crimeResidents rushed to back a fundraising page aiming to but teenage crime victim a new bike05:00, 1 FEB 2018Updated08:47, 1 FEB 2018Get Daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailResidents rallied round after teenager George Keeber had his bike stolen from him in broad daylight in a public park.Peter Hemphill, the stepfather of a 14 year old girl who was with George at the time of the robbery in Braunstone Park at about 3.40pm on Tuesday, promptly set up an online appeal.And in less than a day the appeal set up just hours after the theft smashed its target and closed at That enabled Mr Hemphill to buy a replacement bike for George which will be exactly the same as the blue VooDoo Hoodoo bike that was taken.Leicestershire Police have said they are investigating the incident in which George, of Braunstone Town, had his bike taken from him by two men.Mr Hemphill, of Braunstone, said: “Emma, my stepdaughter came home and was very upset.”She told me how she had been in the park and two men came and stole George’s bike.Thieves stole a teenager’s bike at Braunstone Park in Leicester”I was livid. It was too late for me to go out and look for the thieves but I wanted to help.”I have never done anything like this before but set up the appeal to try to raise enough money to buy George a new bike.”I have been stunned by the response from the public. Within hours it hit target then went past to before I closed it.”Claire Ryan, who used to live in Braunstone, saw the appeal online and offered two return flights to Rome for a draw to encourage people to donate to the appeal.Ms Ryan, of Glenfield, said: “The flights, worth were for me and my partner to go to Rome for a Valentine’s weekend treat.”When I read about the robbery I was so angry I wanted to help.