Olivia Newton-John’s incredible family: Her father was an MI5 agent and grandfather Max Born

Olivia Newton-John’s incredible family: Her father was an MI5 agent and grandfather Max Born

Olivia Newton-John, who died yesterday aged 73, rose to fame playing Sandy in the 1978 movie Grease. But while her story is one of glitz, glamour and international stardom, her father, Brinley, or ‘Brin’, spent much of his life in the shadows.  As an MI5 agent and Bletchley Park codebreaker, then an acclaimed educator, Brin’s career … Read more

Bleak winter of UK power cuts feared in worst-case scenario for energy supplies

Bleak winter of UK power cuts feared in worst-case scenario for energy supplies

Household energy bills in Britain are predicted to peak at more than £4,400 a year next spring, as ministers draw up “worst-case” plans for a bleak winter that could involve gas shortages and power blackouts. The prospect of soaring energy bills exacerbating the cost of living crisis highlights the scale of the problems facing Britain’s … Read more

Balloons Inflate Around Copper Forms in a Playful Reinterpretation of the Enigmatic Venus Figures

Balloons Inflate Around Copper Forms in a Playful Reinterpretation of the Enigmatic Venus Figures

 Art Design History #art history #balloons #copper #latex #Reddish Studio August 9, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Reddish Studio, shared with permission Although research suggests the ancient Venus figurines were created as totems of survival amid a changing climate, the enigmatic forms continue to puzzle historians, their exact cultural context and relevance unknown. … Read more