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Weekend Magazine


He is the God of Gore, the Sultan of Splatter, the Emperor of Entrails - and the brains behind some of the most iconic blood and guts set-pieces in film history.
Six 'lands': Shanghai Disneyland is divided into six distinct areas - some entirely new to Disney including the pirate-themed Treasure Cove. The total resort covers 3.9 square kilometres including a shopping and entertainment zone "Disneytown" accessible without tickets.
Men are in danger of falling off the catwalk in Europe. Menswear shows, traditionally held months before the women hit the runways later in the year, are being slowly airbrushed from the fashion industry's calendar and folded into the women's events, almost as an accessory.
In Bridge, the contest between the opposing sides can take an interesting turn if the level of Bridge reflected from both is pretty good. Alertness at the Bridge table is essential along with the foresight to see what is coming ahead.
As the summer season comes, people start taking proactive measures to defy all odds when it comes to facing the wrath of the weather. However, what's needed most is the continuous plantation of trees to safeguard our ecosystem, especially the plantation of fruit trees that would supply food and shade. Moreover, the holy month of Ramazan coinciding with harsh weather conditions since the past few years makes this thought an utmost priority. Eventually consumers pool in efforts to keep themselves cool, often by delighting themselves with a concoction of summer specific drinks.
On the posh part of the city over a 100 high-rise buildings are under construction. The seafront will soon look like a New York-like landscape. On the other side, hundreds of new hutments, slapdash hovels are put up by migrants sneaking into the city. They may be escaping from fighting in their own province; they came as IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), they are refugees from Afghanistan. Whether a person is rich or poor the first concern is a place to live in. None of them really cares if the infrastructure, such as roads, power and water supply are there; Believe me, it is not only the people who live in illegal settlements, called 'kuchi abadis' who know they will get amenities by hook or by crook. All this has resulted in chaotic mess we call Karachi.
Karachiites were delighted while visiting a solo exhibition titled "You Should Know Him by Now" by young graffiti artist Abdullah Ahmed a.k.a. Sanki King at Sanat Gallery, Karachi. The art lovers have witnessed a refreshing form of art at the exhibition as many haven't seen such an art at home. But the art is well known throughout the world yet it has to be recognised seriously in our local art circle.