in an article that appeared today on the ft.com website, the journalists quote a source as saying that the old neo-nazis were pro-israel. financialtimes. we hardly think that old new neonazis dead or alive are or have ever been pro-israel.
Archive for July, 2011
olso killer anders behring breivik wrote a 1,500 manifesto. you can find it here. but as the site writes, the manifesto is in english. so perhaps it is a hoax?
apparently it’s real. and you can download it here2083AEuropeanDeclarationofIndependence. it is of course the crazy rantings of a madman. but as we know from last century and the book meinkampf. we shouldn’t brush over such things and ignore them.
how did the media jump from speculating whether or not the culprit of the oslo masscre was one of osama’s boyz to later thinking the dude that was picked up after offing a bunch of nordic teenagers was a right wing extremeist to now, calling the poster boy for aryan youth a christian fundamentalist–as he’s being labeled by the ultra p.c. nytimes.
breitbart is reporting that rebekah brooks, who headed news international in the uk has been arrested. it’s always the woman or the black guy who takes the fall, innen-it?
last week, news of the world, a 168 year old newspaper was closed down due to a phone hacking scandal the roots of which date back to 2007. the question now is, why after 4 years is this becoming an international issue?
under pressure, rupert murdoch withdrew his bid for the remainder of bskyb he doesn’t already own. and there are unconfirmed rumours that he might sell off his newspapers in the uk.
the guardian newspaper –always a reliable source, is running a story today which claims elisabeth murdoch, who once was heir to the throne controlled by her father, reportedly said that her brother james murdoch fucked the company.
u.s. newspapers are reporting that the fbi and/or the justice department want to investigate whether or not the phones of 9/11 victims were hacked too. which seems unlikely. although we never closely followed news of the world, we actually prefer other tabloids such as the weekly world news, the national enquirer, us weekly, bild zeitung, 20minuten and the daily mail. but if we had been, we suspect that the 9/11 hacking claim is baseless. but we have no real info about this. and even the washington post questions the allegation.
but it is curious that news corporation, which owns fox news in the u.s.–one of the few conservative media companies in the states and one of the few news organizations that dares to criticize the obama administration, might implode prior to the 2012 presidential election.
this implosion started with the firing of glenn beck–the populist, whose popular talk-television news program was recently axed by the network. beck, who started the 9/12 club, and is a favorite with the tea party movement, had a huge following and managed to scare up a couple of million folks for a ‘take back america’ rally last year in washington d.c.
let the conspiracy theories begin.
it’s great that designers like dawid tomaszewski are pushing the envelope by playing with imagery and developing distinctive ways to showcase their clothes.
the anja gockel fashion show kicked off the morning–which unfortunately we missed.later this afternoon vogue hosted its annual salon at the hotel de rome. we entertained the notion of attending the fashion blogger cafe but the show room was way out in treptow which just sounded like too long of a hike.
a few hours ago we did a drive by of the richard kravetz presentation. his spring/summer 2012 collection is on disply for about 30 more minutes in the touristy hackescher markt area of berlin. the intial impression of the presentation was yes, the clothes are classic with a late 50s/early 60s influence that would’ve made anne sexton’s day back in the day. and that perhaps kravetz is obsessed with primary colours. but that’s not a bad thing.
at 6pm-ish we made our way to mitte’s mail gallery strip for the Konk Pop-up Store cocktail party. i have to say, we loved the Konk Pop-up Store event. it was on a small side street in the middle of the main gallery strip in mitte. just across the way was an old dance parlor straight out of the 1920s which now also doubles as a restaurant. and the eigen+art gallery which represents some of the best painters in germany like neo rauch. later we’ll add photos. –not of eigen+art, but of the event.
so what about the clothes? well, the t-shirts were funky in a good way. the dresses featured colourful prints. this season seems to be all about colour. which is completely acceptable.
there was a pro-john galliano demonstration this afternoon in front of the berlin fashion week tent. a low key bunch of about 5 or 6 people in black leather, white t-shirts and loads of pink lipstick tried to approach the building but was turned away by security.
later we’ll upload better fotos.
day three of berlin fashion week is still underway. the day kicked off with the maxi fashion breakfast followed by the schumacher runway show. we were very much smitten with the greenshow room salon show. this yearly eco-event (now in its 4th year) takes place at the adlon hotel. which normally is a bit of hike in the summer from bebelplatz down towards the brandenburg gate. but this year, since fashion week has moved back to it’s original location, it’s the perfect off-site spot for an event.
the salon show launched with a nod to the 40s.–lots of shoulder pads and well defined lines along with high waisted skirts and buttons that would’ve made wilhelmina slater‘s eyes pop if she were still around.