WHAT A GREAT ARTICLE.
If you respect the sanctity of life, then it shouldn’t be limited solely to the issue of abortion.
Vikings - Series 1 - Interview - George Blagden talks Athelstan’s progression, Ragnar’s betrayal, and the importance of interacting with fans
Here it is, I hope you guys enjoy it, I would love to know what you think, but most important leave comment on the page, let George know what you think!
But I hope you guys like it, please spread the word and yeah, enjoy!
Thank you so much for asking my question about period pieces and for taking the time to ask so many in depth questions. Wow wow wow. You’re both sweethearts.
The Tony nominations are in! Theatre fans will likely be speculating from now until June 9 when the winners are announced, so let’s get to it, shall we? This year, best featured actor nominees include several seasoned award winners. Here is a brief guide to the nominees for Best Featured Actor in a Musical!
The Tony nominations are in! Theatre fans will likely be speculating from now until June 9 when the winners are announced, so let’s get to it, shall we? This year, best featured actor nominees include several seasoned award winners. Here is a brief guide to the nominees for Best Featured Actor in a Play!
Two books explore how multigenerational and one-person households are on the rise.
The “crazy busy” existence so many of us complain about is almost entirely self-imposed.
If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of congratulation: “That’s a good problem to have,” or “Better than the opposite.”
THE PLAGIARIST’S TALE
The author of “Assassin of Secrets” had a secret of his own.
Like a spy hiding in plain sight, “Assassin of Secrets” appeared to be a bizarre aberration: an homage to Bond that plagiarized Bond. Jeremy Duns, alerted by the Bond forum, began checking the text, plugging phrases into Google Books. He found a sentence from the American spy writer Charles McCarry, and another from Robert Ludlum, the author of the “Bourne” books. “I quickly realized that the whole novel was ‘written’ this way,” Duns wrote on his blog. He informed the book’s British publisher, and on November 8th, five days after the book’s publication, Little, Brown recalled all sixty-five hundred copies and issued a press release: “It is with deep regret that we have published a book that we can no longer stand behind.”
It is puzzling that there should be no close equivalent in other European cultures for the English country house drama, as known through novel, film, television series, and the stage. English it is—not, for once, more correctly British. A Scottish country house would imply a very different kind of story, while a Welsh country house (on any great scale) is a rarity. The French and the Germans have their country houses in plenty, but they are too discreet to prompt such universal fiction. Steam trains do not draw up at local Spanish or Italian stations, bringing the weekend guests. There are few manservants laying out the clothes before dinner in Belgium. One wonders really how Europe managed at all.
NEW YORK—Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that four more copy editors were killed this week amid ongoing violence between two rival gangs divided by their loyalties to the The Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual Of Style. “At this time we have reason to believe the killings were gang-related and carried out by adherents of both the AP and Chicago styles, part of a vicious, bloody feud to establish control over the grammar and usage guidelines governing American English,” said FBI spokesman Paul Holstein, showing reporters graffiti tags in which the word “anti-social” had been corrected to read “antisocial.” “The deadly territory dispute between these two organizations, as well as the notorious MLA Handbook gang, has claimed the lives of more than 63 publishing professionals this year alone.” Officials also stated that an innocent 35-year-old passerby who found himself caught up in a long-winded dispute over use of the serial, or Oxford, comma had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“Too High to Fail” is a good rebuttal to those who say stoners never accomplish anything — Doug Fine did.
Two things up front. One: I loathe the theatre. The self-indulgence, the ungainly intensity, the often inescapable pathos and pretentiousness, all of it. As far as I am concerned, theatre plays should be quarantined and only released into the world when supervised by Mike Nichols and/or Emma Thompson.
I do not loathe theatre, but this is a funny rave about Slings & Arrows.
Once upon a time there was a radical president who tried to remake American society through government action. In his first term he created a vast network of federal grants to state and local governments for social programs that cost billions. He set up an imposing agency to regulate air and water emissions, and another to regulate workers’ health and safety. Had Congress not stood in his way he would have gone much further. He tried to establish a guaranteed minimum income for all working families and, to top it off, proposed a national health plan that would have provided government insurance for low-income families, required employers to cover all their workers and set standards for private insurance. Thankfully for the country, his second term was cut short and his collectivist dreams were never realized.
His name was Richard Nixon.
Arranged in a handful of clear, concise chapters, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” turns an unwieldy, Medusa-headed topic into a convincingly humane argument for change.
If you have ever shipped e/R even a little bit or if you just enjoy interesting provocative analysis, you should read this immediately.
“Les Misérables is a story populated with interesting characters and complex character dynamics that have intrigued, fueled imaginations and even sometimes frustrated its fans for years. However, among this colourful cast of characters and never-ending stream of possible character dynamics, there is one relationship in particular which seems to fascinate Les Misérables fans of every stripe.”