The artist intended it to be a display of his love for the city: white plastic bags stamped with the “I ♥ NY” logo lighted from within and glowing moonlike from lampposts and trees in Brooklyn and beyond. Almost immediately, the installation attracted attention, though probably not the kind the artist, Takeshi Miyakawa, expected. — nytimes.com
A POWERFUL bomb explosion ripped through central Oslo on the afternoon of July 22nd, in the most devastating attack on a Scandinavian country since the second world war. Centred on the heart of Norway’s political apparatus, it killed at least seven people, injured many more, and shattered windows in offices, shops and homes as far as one kilometre away. — economist.com
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