, I'm afraid, was made dourer still as I felt this exhibition was an opportunity missed.
For some it's just an uplifting, colourful escape from the bleakness
of the winter months.
There's a certain thread of urban bleakness
running through a lot of them, like Massive Attack crossed with early Fleetwood Mac, but his rhymes are sharp, upbeat and infectious.
But amid the bleakness
, there are sparks of humanity, a sense of desperation and vulnerability that makes the reader see past the grit and grime to the underlying suffering.
The series, set in the depressed and unemploymentridden Liverpool of the early 1980s told the story of how five men and their families tried to survive the bleakness
of Thatcher's Britain.
of the season is undercut by the hope of spring, a way of making chaos follow an orderly progression.
United Poultry Concerns (UPC) launched International Respect for Chickens Day in 2005 to celebrate chickens and protest the bleakness
of their lives in farming operations.
Throughout the book, readers receive jolts of inspiration from real-life stories of others who have experienced the irritation of creditor calls, the bleakness
of bankruptcy and foreclosure, and have used Ramsey's formula to face and fix their financial problems.
Unlike the hard-charging bleakness
of some of her early work, here El Saadawi creates an impressionistic Cairo full of writers and poets, all more prosperous than many of her earlier characters but not at all the better for it.
Can't the creative hot-shots at city hall find us an equally amusing diversion from the mundanity and bleakness
of Credit Crunch 09?
AN ENGAGING nugget on YouTube entitled 'A Day At The Race Track' suggests Ingmar Bergman had no monopoly on the depiction of bleakness
and despair (as well as comedy and hope, don't forget) among Swedish filmmakers of the 1950s.
Andris Nelsons famously introduced himself to the CBSO with Richard Strauss's Don Juan, its surging, aspirational energy dissolving in a demise of utter bleakness