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This second article in my series about the absurdly productive trans-national art star Jan Fabre (the first is here ) has very little to do directly with him or his work. Rather, it is about the State Hermitage Museum, one of the wonders of the world. We take a look at it because it is on this field which Fabre agreed to stake a claim.
Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make arrogant. William A
Sharon Jones , the Grammy -nominated soul and funk singer who led the Dap-Kings , died Friday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer .
Nov 17 (Reuters) – Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after a fall in his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, his manager has said.
It has been almost a week and I am still not prepared for President Trump. I was sure that Hillary Clinton had it in the bag. I had convinced myself that Donald Trump’s arresting, but toxic, message, his misogyny and rage against the “other”, together with his general lack of discipline, organization or depth would do him in.
Dear “ Sex and the City ” fans, Kim Cattrall wants a spinoff just as much as you do. On Saturday, the actress, who played Samantha Jones on the HBO series, responded to rumors about a “SATC” spinoff show, giving us some much-needed hope in the wake of last week’s series of depressing events . Replying to a segment from “The Wendy Williams Show,” which speculated Cattrall is in talks with the cable network to star in a new series, the 60-year-old said, “I’m so unbelievably flattered & moved. Can’t WAIT 2 get back 2 the serious business of making u all laugh! Fingers x’d.” We would tune in in a heartbeat. I'm so unbelievably flattered & moved @WendyWilliams Can't WAIT 2 get back 2 the serious business of making u all laugh! Fingers x'd. https://t.co/whYYYzJOoV — Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) November 12, 2016 When a fan asked if her comment should be taken as confirmation for a new series, Cattrall responded by repeating, “Finger’s x’d…” Finger's x'd…
On election eve, I was amidst a group of politically like-minded souls, watching television in anticipation of seeing the first woman break the glass ceiling of the top job in the United States. Not only were we wrong, we were dumbfounded
I wrote the following this morning and now comes word tonight that Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest writers of our time (poet, novelist, songwriter) has died at the age of 82. “Give me back the Berlin Wall.” Of course, Leonard Cohen, who at the age of 82 has just released one of his greatest and most popular albums, You Want It Darker , didn’t really mean that, a quarter-century ago. He sang in the guise of the unreliable narrator in his classic, and scary, song “The Future.” Other Cohen lyrics from that little ditty, written just after the 1989 fall of the Wall, call for the return of Stalin, more people to torture, and another Hiroshima, among other horrors.
“By 2050, around 50 percent of all chemicals produced will be biobased.” –Dr. Wim Soetaert Biodegradable biobased products made without fossil-fuel feedstocks are showcased at the Biobased Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, Belgium. The products include a laundry liquid and a hand soap made by Ecover, shower gels by Nivea and Sanex, a skin oil by Kneipp, and a window de-icer by Forever, as well as samples of the plant’s biodiesel and bioethanol
A suspected serial killer in South Carolina may have made veiled references to the alleged killings in a series of Amazon.com product reviews. Todd Kohlhepp, who is linked to up to seven deaths, was leaving the reviews under the name “me,” NBC News reports. In a 2014 review for a lock, the account linked to Kohlhepp claimed to have five of them on a shipping container
In light of the political climate in America right now there is an overwhelming amount of political coverage on television. From the news to comedy shows and right down to your favorite television series.
Image: Flag of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic Three weeks ago a Russian who had led a motley group of Ukrainian separatists and their Russian sympathizers was blown to bits in the elevator of his apartment in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Speculation immediately began about who had killed Motorola, a 33-year-old who had bragged about committing the war crime of executing captured Ukrainian army prisoners. Speculation centered on three categories of suspects: Ukraine’s intelligence service, Russia’s intelligence service, and separatist rivals of Motorola, whose real name was Arsen Pavlov.
Joss Whedon ’s Save The Day super PAC released a new video to encourage voters to hit the polls next week. The video stars Chris Pine as Leonard, a whiny, misogynistic man-child whose behavior in the workplace is beyond unprofessional and dysfunctional. In other words ― as noted in a press release for the video ― the “Star Trek” actor is “the human embodiment of today’s United States Congress.” As the clip states, employees would never get away with the things Pine is seen doing ― shutting down his company when people don’t agree with him, chasing a woman around the office claiming he’s the “boss of her whole body” ― so why has Congress? The only way to make a difference is by voting, so please, for the sake of the country’s future, head to the polls on Nov.
NASA employees take pumpkin-carving to an extraterrestrial level.
Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes in ‘Her Notes.’ Photo: Rosalie O’Connor By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, October 27, 2016 Jessica Lang, award-winning choreographer who has had a long association with the Joyce Theater, has choreographed her first ballet for American Ballet Theater, titled Her Notes , to the piano music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel, the elder sister of Felix Mendelssohn. The music is noteworthy because the compositions of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel have largely been unknown – it wasn’t considered acceptable for a woman of her time (1800s) to publish music – but she wrote over 400 piano pieces (a few published under her brother’s name). Lang chose excerpts from Das Jahr , which I thought was beautifully Romantic (comparable to Chopin, perhaps) and gorgeously played by pianist, Emily Wong
Sharbat Gula, who appeared in the iconic “ Afghan Girl ” image on a National Geographic magazine cover, was arrested in Pakistan for identity fraud on Wednesday. She now faces up to 14 years in prison and a fine of several thousand dollars, according to Agence-France Presse.
The December 7, 2015 political agreement signed by the representatives of the General National Congress in Tripoli (Western Libya) and the House of Representatives in Tobruk (Eastern Libya), along with the cast of other ad hoc political figures and political party representatives, spearheaded by then-UN envoy Bernardino Leon , came to life with much ordeal and international praise. The reached accord, after years of negotiating back and forth, established a nine-member Presidential Council (PC) headed by a little known and colorless member of the House of Representatives, Mr.
The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France. 3 B Productions Niko Besnier , University of Amsterdam French filmmaker Sacha Wolff’s first feature film, Mercenaire (released in English as Mercenary ), tells the story of a young Pacific Islander, Soane Tokelau, trying to make it in professional rugby.
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! A new report predicts that global markets would fall sharply if Donald Trump wins the White House, and considering how much the candidate likes market crashes , that might make defeat even more difficult for him. Merrick Garland’s FOMO was temporarily relieved when a short-staffed Supreme Court delayed hearing three cases
Authorities in Philadelphia will station prosecutors throughout the city on election day to respond to any reports of voter intimidation or other illegal activity after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that polling might be “rigged” in this mostly minority city. Philadelphia is one of many U.S
Kenny Leon’s award-winning eye for theater will return to television with the telecast of NBC’s fourth live musical event, “ Hairspray Live !” Adapted from the 2002 Tony Award-winning Broadway production, which was based on the 1988 film, the network musical will feature an all-star ensemble cast including newcomer Maddie Baillio (as Tracy Turnblad), Ariana Grande (as Penny Pingleton), Jennifer Hudson (Motormouth Maybelle), Martin Short (Wilbur Turnblad), Harvey Fierstein (as Edna Turnblad) and special guest stars Sean Hayes (Mr. Pinky), Andrea Martin (Prudy Pingleton) and Rosie O’Donnell (as the gym teacher). Following his success with “ The Wiz Live !” the special marks Leon’s second directorial effort in the network’s franchise of live musical events. In speaking with The Huffington Post, the Tony Award winner said he’s extremely grateful to lead such a diverse musical, and said the special comes at a pivotal time in America. “This is a musical piece that is about integration, and it’s about accepting each other for who we are,” he said
In partnership with The Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Watch and other partners, The Nobelity Project is releasing my new short film on the Monarchs and how we can all help save the migration. Watch the film; read the story; do your part.
Innovation is about making our world better and new. While there are some regions that are dealing with the speed and complexity of hyper-innovation, there are others that are struggling to integrate innovation in the most fundamental forms: clean water, reliable food sources, basic health care and safety from violence.
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I am always pleasantly surprised that Fidelio (1814), Ludwig van Beethoven ‘s only opera and one that some consider a slog, runs less than three hours with one intermission. And I was even more pleasantly surprised at the sensational performance it was given at Caramoor last Sunday which was easily the most exciting, enjoyable concert I have seen come from the Venetian Theater. More…
Step aside, George Clooney . There’s a new Hollywood prankster in town. Leonardo DiCaprio recently had some fun with his friend and former co-star, Jonah Hill, in New York City. After spotting Hill on the sidewalk, DiCaprio decided to pull a little prank on him.
As I write this, the birds are chirping outside my window, the sun is breaking through the morning coastal fog, and the temperature is unremarkable. In other words, your traveling correspondent is back home, leaving behind record-breaking 90-plus-degree temperatures and humidity being so important the television weathermen actually report on it each night (cue Steve Martin from L.A
To vacation or not to vacation — that is the question.
First Nighter: You Better Believe That the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Trevor Nunn-T. S. Eliot "Cats" is Now and Forever
Forever has resumed on Broadway. The original production of Cats , which billboarded the slogan “Cats. Now and Forever,” paused the forever part on September 10, 2000.
Les images de Paris submergé et les mesures immédiates mises en place par le Louvre et le Musée d’Orsay pour protéger leurs collections d’œuvres d’art ont montré le lien très clair existant entre la réduction des risques de catastrophes et la conservation du patrimoine. Combien de fois voyons-nous les mots « art » et « catastrophe » dans la même phrase
Easy Listener: Sizzling-Hot Jazz/Cabaret CDs From Barb Jungr, Dane Vannatter, Barbara Fasano, Tony Yazbeck
There was a time not that long ago when cabaret rooms and jazz rooms were considered distinct territories. You might say the difference came down to–this is an extreme generalization, of course–the former venues being a place where lyrics took precedence and the latter venues being a place where melodies took precedence
Columbia University Professor Celia Oyler posted online a critique of the 4th grade English-Language Arts PARCC exam written by an anonymous fourth grade teacher. In the critique the teacher quoted from specific questions that were on the test.
A zoo in Chile killed two of its African lions to protect a man who entered their enclosure in an apparent suicide bid. Visitors to Santiago’s Metropolitan Zoo were left horrified on Saturday morning as the man stripped naked, jumped into the pen and began taunting the male and female big cats, reports the Guardian. More…
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TOP STORIES WHAT A NIGHT FOR BASKETBALL Only Lakers legend Kobe Bryant could score 60 points in his final game. “Mamba out” indeed
“You get the politics that you deserve.” Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Ford here speaks bluntly of the interplay between politicians and the public in America, arguing that people can only blame themselves for being lied to by politicians. Ford claims that it is because we are also hypocrites that politicians seek to obscure the truth – out of fear of having to take any responsibility, which they might then be held to by the public: “We ask them to lie to us, so that we will be happily lied to.
If you’re on a budget, hanging out with wealthy friends can be stressful. When your pals are shelling out for fancy meals or pricey cocktails, it’s easy to feel like a penny-pinching drag — or like you need to up your credit limit to stick around. If you’re feeling financially squeezed, you’re not alone.
In February, the Federal Election Commission deadlocked on taking action against right-wing filmmaker Joel Gilbert for failing to disclose how much he spent manufacturing and mailing what he claimed was millions of DVD copies of his anti-Obama documentary “Dreams From My Real Father” to voters in several swing states before the 2012 presidential election, meaning that no action against him would take place. An FEC general counsel’s report declared that Gilbert’s film qualified as a legitimate media action and was not an independent political expenditure subject to financial disclosure. Despite winning his case, Gilbert knew exactly what to do to capitalize on it: run to the right-wing media and cry persecution.
Alligators may be fierce apex predators, but there’s something even they have to watch out for: Other alligators. At least one gator learned that lesson a little too late at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida this week when it was eaten by a much larger beast. Several people in multiple locations at the 1,267-acre reserve saw the monster gator chowing down on a littler one, leading to a number of incredible clips posted on YouTube and across social media. Alex Figueroa, who shot one of the clips, estimated the larger gator to be 11 or 12 feet long , according to a description he posted on YouTube. Andrew Lilyquist, who shot the clip at the top of this page, told WFTS in Tampa that he’d heard about gator fights and went hoping to catch one on camera — but he hadn’t expected to actually see one. ” My heart was racing ,” he was quoted as saying. “I just saw that big head and I said ok this is going to be great.” Another clip, filmed by Octavia Heart, shows what appears to be the same gator in another location at the reserve having a gator snack: The station said this kind of aggression is common, especially during mating season, which runs from March through mid-June.
The No Child Left Behind Act, the controversial Bush-era education law, promoted an emphasis on reading and math, sometimes at the expense of other subjects. Now, the nation’s new education secretary is calling on schools to expand their focus to other subjects and give students a more balanced set of course offerings. Secretary John King Jr. — who was confirmed in March — is expected to tout the benefits of a “well-rounded education” in a speech at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts on Thursday.
By Jack Carrington, Strategist, 18 Feet & Rising And so it should be. The economist’s argument in favour would be that sugary drinks, like many consumer goods, have negative externalities and ought to be taxed accordingly.
A gold watch wasn’t enough for a security guard with a heart of gold. Kifleab Tekle received a check for $183,179 from former students and parents at a private celebration at The Hockaday School in Dallas, on Monday. Tekle, who retired after working as a security guard at the school for 30 years, was regarded as the “Hagrid of their Hogwarts” according to The Dallas Morning News , and most students were appreciative of his good sense of humor, jokes and smile, as well as his commitment to his job.
Folks rallied in Raleigh, North Carolina to defend and oppose a law (HB2) which limits protections for the LGBT community. Here are 16 chants/signs from both sides: 1. “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms.” 2
A Response To The Odyssey’s ‘Black Lives Matter Fits Patriot Act’s Definition of Domestic Terrorism’
This post originally appeared in The Tab . By Kami Thomas While sitting in class yesterday, a friend of mine sent me an article with a headline that shook me to the very core.
Today, the words “I followed you” most often mean something along the lines of: my Internet presence appreciates your Internet presence and thus, thanks to the click of a button, I will now be made aware of your online activities.
Activist Alice Paul is Recognized as President Obama Designates National Monument Honoring Women’s Equality Alice Paul , women’s rights activist and founder of the National Woman’s Party, had a motto: “Deeds not words.” On the path to achieving equality in society, it is, more than anything, our actions that demonstrate our commitment and bring about lasting change.
A federal court heard oral arguments in a mortgage lender’s challenge to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fine. The judges present seemed open to ruling the entire agency unconstitutional. An unfavorable ruling would be the biggest legal setback yet for the CFPB, but it is liable to be overturned on appeal
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal took a bold stance on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBTQ) people this week. While political pundits want you to believe that he succumbed to pressure from the business community by vetoing the anti-LGBTQ bill, HB 757, the truth is that he upheld the core values that millions of Evangelical Christians hold closely. His decision to veto this legislation was based on his religious convictions: freedom, justice, and equality for all
Through the platform of A Humane Nation , I report on so many good developments for animals — from retailers switching to cage-free or crate-free animal products, to major companies going fur-free, to the swell of global outrage over the killing of endangered animals for trophies or profit, to the recent burst of federal rule-making actions for animals. But make no mistake, we are still in a fight for the lives of animals, and there are special interests and lawmakers beholden to them who want to thwart our progress.
Three workout tips that need to go away and two to implement starting today: When I was a brand-new mom, it seemed I heard more unsolicited advice than during any other time in my life. Although most of it was well-intended, a lot of — particularly new-mom exercise — advice I’ve been offered is pure, saccharine crap
Lately, as I scroll through my Facebook news feed during our current Presidential race, I’m seeing more and more ugly, insulting, meant-to-be-funny posts and memes describing our political candidates. Freedom of speech — can’t beat it! However, there’s something more insidious going on within the female community in regards to politics and social media that alarms me. By now, all of you reading this should be aware of the Twitter spat between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz regarding the attractiveness of their respective wives
‘Respect for women is an ingrained part of the military code of conduct and is a value instilled when one joins the military.’ Photograph: Hindustan Times via Getty Images The brutal gang rape and killing of Jyoti Singh in Dehli in 2012 propelled India into international headlines and sparked nationwide protests. The barbarity of the act outraged millions.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wants to know how Donald Trump plans to appeal to “ill-educated” black voters with forehead tattoos. Speaking on ” The O’Reilly Factor ” on Monday night, O’Reilly noted that Trump wasn’t doing well with minority voters — a notion backed by polls , but one the GOP frontrunner disputed. Trump claimed he would “do fantastic with African-Americans and with Hispanics” by promising to bring jobs back to the U.S. “China has the jobs
The man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic last year said he hoped that when he died fetuses in heaven would thank him for stopping more abortions, court documents showed on Monday.
The Huffington Post’s College Sleep Tour is sparking a lot of conversation on social media and in the pages of college newspapers about the importance of sleep for students. The College Sleep Tour is hitting 16 campuses through April and May, and started last week . Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of HuffPost, says she wants the tour to spark a #SleepRevolution where students start rejecting the notion that they cannot have a social life, good grades, and still get the sleep their body needs. Over the past several months, students have blogged on HuffPost about the existing toxic culture around sleep on many campuses. “The pressure I put on myself is a direct consequence of my choice not to sleep
By Kara O’Rourke | Off the Shelf When my family planned a trip to Scotland this past summer, we were told by everyone to read the Outlander series before we left.
While he may not have been the first to say it, Steven D.
Finally, women’s pain is being treated as seriously as a heart attack. In fact, a new study by the journal American Family Physician validates what many women have known all along: Menstrual pain agony feels “as bad as a heart attack,” and women shouldn’t be made to suffer in silence any longer.
Nick Gordon Reveals Details About Bobbi Kristina’s Final Hours Before She Was Found Clinging To Life
In a new exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing on Thursday, April 28, Nick Gordon, the former boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, answers questions about his ex-girlfriend’s final hours before being found clinging to life in her bathtub on January 31, 2015. Now, the autopsy results are in, and Gordon gets the chance to set the record straight. Dr
Young black and brown boys don’t always see reaffirming messages in society that allow them to believe that they can grow up to become successful. Without this reassurance, their potential can be stifled. This is why programs like President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper are so essential. For the past two years, My Brother’s Keeper has sought to eliminate the achievement gap and make opportunities available for young boys and men of color that they might have not gotten otherwise. A commercial which aired during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night underscored the importance of this with a motivational message.
The hardest lesson in my new spiritual life has been to learn how to not do anything. After decades of believing in hard work, it has been very difficult to train myself to let go of doing and focus on being, even though, truth be told, working hard never got me anywhere much. But how to not do anything when there is so much to do?
In 2007, Jessica was struggling with anorexia and weighed 97 lbs. “I want to be scary skinny.
Jamie Kennedy plays Dr. Callahan on NBC’s new medical drama Heartbeat , Wednesdays 8/7C.
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My little campaign to make critical thinking education a component of this year’s election conversation might seem quixotic, if not completely unnecessary. After all, why study argumentation and argumentation analysis when we can tune into an official debate every week which will be followed by immediate analysis by paid experts, with analysis by unpaid experts and non-experts offered second-by-second, tweet-by-tweet before, during and after each debate occurs? In fact, we don’t even need to focus on Presidential politics to see high-stakes argumentation we can all plunge into.
When it comes to the MTV Movie Awards , we never know what to expect — especially from an awards ceremony with categories that include “Best Kiss” and “Best Villain.” But with stars like Will Smith, Melissa McCarthy, Zac Efron, Arianna Grande and Gigi Hadid on hand for Sunday’s main event, we anticipated plenty of amazing red carpet moments. Hollywood’s hottest stars certainly didn’t disappoint in the style category, as all-black and sheer fabrics were two of the biggest trends of the night.
A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding creative work of their careers. Read Episode Sixteen: The Patient Will See You Now Or, start at the beginning: An Illness’s Introduction Find all episodes here
There’s no way to undercut the importance of an awards show like knowing the full list of winners before it airs on TV.
Joel McHale doesn’t find North Carolina’s archaic new anti-LGBT law the least bit funny. The comedian, who appeared at the Durham Performing Arts Center in North Carolina on Friday, told the audience that he would donate “every single dime I make tonight” to the city’s LGBTQ Center as a way of offering his support. “There was a moment where I wasn’t going to come tonight,” McHale told the audience.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton never jeopardized national security in the handling of her emails as his secretary of state.