The Daily Populous

Saturday October 6th, 2018 evening edition

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A Banksy artwork “self-destructed” at a Friday night Sotheby’s auction in London.

Maybe people should’ve suspected something was suspicious when the artwork sold for the exact same figure as the artist’s previous auction record in 2008.

Robert Casterline of Casterline Goodman gallery was in attendance and told Hyperallergic what happened next.

He explained there was “complete confusion” and an “alarm inside the frame started going off as the gavel went down.”.

Anny Shaw of the Art Newspaper spoke to Alex Branczik, the auction house’s head of contemporary art for Europe, who seemed as surprised as anyone.

“He is arguably the greatest British street artist, and tonight we saw a little piece of Banksy genius,” he said, adding that he was “not in on the ruse.”.

“It’s certainly the first piece to be spontaneously shredded as an auction ends.”. »

A female James Bond? Never, confirms executive producer

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Speaking to the Guardian, 007’s executive producer Barbara Broccoli ruled out any Doctor Who-style gender reinvention for Ian Fleming’s super-spy.

Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”.

Such leverage makes her perhaps the most powerful female producer the film industry has ever seen. »

Police apologise for using sirens to settle 'woo-woo' or 'nee-nah' debate

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Police have apologised to local residents for repeatedly using their sirens on a residential street while settling a debate with primary school pupils over whether the noise is “woo-woo” or “nee-nah”.

North Swindon police community support officers said the pupils at Haydonleigh primary school had been divided over how to describe the sound of the sirens.

“The police asked me to settle the debate, but I have to say, I don’t think it’s either. »

Lawsuit accuses 'mean girls' at Pa. school of targeting boy with false sexual assault accusations

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The lawsuit alleges that the girls "conspired in person and via electronic communication devices to falsely accuse T.F. of sexual assault on two occasions.".

In tape-recorded interview with school officials in 2017, the lawsuit alleges that K.S. said she made the sexual assault claim against T.F. because "I just don't like him.".

The lawsuit also claims school officials have repeatedly refused to mark the academic records of the girls who lied about the assaults. »

Gay polyamorous real estate dispute (Oregon) : legaladvice

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My friends (We’ll call them Adam, Bob, and Charlie) are purchasing a home together.

They are in a committed polyamorous relationship, but Adam and Bob are married to each other while Charlie is not married to either.

Now there is a signed sales contract with Adam, Bob, and Charlie for the purchase of the home. »