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At 17 years old, New Zealand singer-songwriter seemed to have come out of nowhere with her massively successful debut, Pure Heroine. Over the last three years though, Lorde has been laying low — save for her appearance on Disclosure’s single “Magnets.” That silence finally ended this year when she debuted “Green Light,” off her sophomore effort Melodrama. The high-energy electropop cut sees Lorde celebrating moving forward with her life and career. Pop music is lucky to have Lorde back.
In this third Spider-Man reboot, Tom Holland takes over the Peter Parker role made famous on the silver screen by Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. However, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Parker is in high school and learning about his spidey senses whilst going through puberty.
Keanu Reeves returns to the role of John Wick from the 2014 surprise success of the same name. In John Wick: Chapter 2, director Chad Stahelski sticks to the “if it ain’t broke” formula to deliver a satisfying sequel. Taking place only four days after where the first film left off, Chapter 2 features gorgeously choreographed action scenes that also serve to move the plot forwards.
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) director Natalie Urquhart highlights the work coming out of the country in the first comprehensive survey of visual art in the Cayman Islands. Entitled The Art of the Cayman Islands: A Journey through the National Gallery Collection, the book is fully illustrated with works by over 70 local artists with accompanying essays, artwork descriptions and artist biographies.
The book grew out of Urquhart’s curatorial research for the NGCI exhibition “Our Story of Art,” which was the first comprehensive art historical survey of the Cayman Islands. “The artwork tells this story through beautiful depictions of maritime heritage; our architectural history and the natural environment; and more recently, works which explore some of the more challenging social and economic concerns affecting our community today.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Natalie Urquhart is a Caymanian curator and arts administrator who holds degrees in art history from the University of Glasgow and arts policy and administration from Birkbeck, University of London. She is the director and chief curator of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and has previously worked as a curator for the Visual Arts Society Cayman Islands and arts editor for the Cayman Islands Journal. The Art of the Cayman Islands is available for purchase at Books & Books and the NGCI store.