IM Pei: an audacious daredevil who built the impossible

May 23, 2019

From his provoking Louvre pyramid to his inverted wedge for Dallas, the Chinese-American architect was too modern for his time but his angular wonders look perfect now So bold were IM Pei’s layouts, they were often regarded as wilfully controversial, designed to shock. But Pei himself never understood it like that. He was possibly the last living link to such founders of modernism as Bauhaus stalwarts Walter Gropius and Marcel…

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Trumps antics over Iran have endangered us all. The stakes are now lethally high | Jonathan Freedland

May 12, 2019

In withdrawing from the nuclear deal, the US not the abhorrent Iranian regiman is the rascal government risking world security, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland Such is the carnival of the Trump presidency, it can be tempting- especially for those outside the US- to view it as sight, a long-running reality TV show that veers between The Apprentice and House of Cards. But every now and then comes a reminder…

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She was our Michelle Obama: how Gilda Radner changed comedy for ever

May 11, 2019

The death of the SNL star 30 years ago robbed the industry of one its finest voices but not before “shes had” blazed a road for women such as Tina Fey to follow There is no shortage of excellent critical writing about the US comedy scene in the 80 s, and John Belushi, Eddie Murphy and Gilda Radner, one of the original casting members of SNL, alongside Chase, Belushi, Aykroyd…

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Skyscrapers are killing up to 1bn birds a year in US, scientists estimate

April 30, 2019

New report ranks deadliest metropolitans for feathered travelers, who often collide with glass-covered or illuminated buildings Scientists as a billion birds die each year in the US when they collide with buildings, specially glass-covered or illuminated skyscrapers. And, in a new report, conservationists now have a better idea which American metropolis are the deadliest for those working on the wing. Chicago, with its many glass superstructures that spike into what…

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Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law and won

April 25, 2019

After Mueller, the president is being compared to mobsters from John Gotti to Tony Soprano. And yet he remains in office ” You gotta do this. You gotta call Rod …” It was 17 June 2017. The Sopranos, the most skilled misdemeanour honchoes manage to remain untouchable even as their officers and footsoldiers are picked off. Trump “ve managed” withstand sitting down for the purposes of an in-person interview with…

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Hold on to your hard hats: New York’s $475m Shed throws open its doors

April 25, 2019

BTAG 1 TTStarting a low carb Keto diet? In this video Heather introduces herself& explains losing load on the Keto diet( over 100 pounds)& shares assets on how … The escalators require determining and theres no barroom but the see must go on, as starrings from Ben Whishaw to Steve McQueen open NYCs firstly major new arts venue for decades Ben Whishaw is on stage, stripped to his underwear. Prosthetic…

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Beach Blanket Babylon: San Francisco’s bawdy, topical show to close after 45 years

April 23, 2019

The absurd concert depicts residents and tourists including the royals with its develop hats and skits For 45 years, a raucous musical revue show in San Francisco has tempted neighbourhoods and tourists alike, includes the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Beach Blanket Babylon claims to be the longest-running reveal of its kind in the nations of the world. It likewise features hats of improbable dimensions. The Silver…

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Netflix adds 9.6m subscribers in three months despite increasing competition

April 22, 2019

Streaming service, which spent $12 bn on original content in 2018, defeat psychoanalysts exceptions in latest earnings report Netflix added 9.6 million brand-new customers in the first three months of the year even as it increased prices and faced stiffer rival from contenders including Amazon, Apple and Hulu. The streaming video service now earnings report. Its often volatile share cost dipped slightly after the report smashed, falling close to 1…

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Why is Donald Trump obsessed with Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?

April 22, 2019

Is this supervillain the various kinds of role model we expect the US president to adopt? There are many superheroes an The Dark Knight Returns features a version of Superman who is in thrall to Ronald Reagan. In the movie version of the Avengers in Marvel comics that was put together by George W Bush. With so many virtuous options available to him, it seems bizarre that Donald Trump has…

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What it’s like being America’s first openly gay governor

April 10, 2019

Only 26% of Americans said they would vote for a homosexual or lesbian candidate 40 years ago. But as Colorados Jared Polis has discovered, it is now a non-issue for many voters The breakout star of the race to become the Democratic party’s nominee in the 2020 race for the White House is the Washington Post noted.” It’s hard to overstate how quickly Americans have collectively changed their mind on…

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