During a run for essentials, I ran into a graffiti on a wall at a Philadelphia exit ramp: "Civilisation is pandemic. Pretentious as it is, the graffiti does ring a truism about the double-edged nature of what we mean by civilisation. With civil now at a standstill—the Latin root for both civilisation and the city—the viral indictment is very much on the city. An uncanny silence has descended on our cities. Like a scene in a Giorgio De Chirico painting, public spaces in all cities are now deserted, long shadows crawl down a colonnade, stealthy figures in masks scurry down a street, and all basic signs of civic exchange have vanished. In Philadelphia where I am now, children have disappeared from parks and streets, and the streets seem to harbour something insidious.
A Politics of Nudity: Photographs of the 'Naked Mru' of Bangladesh
A drunk female tourist has sparked outrage after stripping off and climbing on to a Buddhist shrine before chanting, ranting and swearing while swigging a beer. Farah Haque, 28, reportedly originally from Bangladesh, was caught on camera as she climbed onto the religious site in Chiang Mai of northern Thailand on Monday evening, according to reports in the Sun and the Daily Mail, among other outlets. The Sun reports that Ms. Haque is from Bangladesh, although that fact has not been independently corroborated by Dhaka Tribune. She shouted abuse at passersby, attempting to talk her down, before police came to escort her to the nearby Suan Prung Psychiatric Hospital to sober up before being assessed by doctors.
Drunk Bangladeshi woman strips naked, climbs onto a Buddhist shrine in Thailand
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