Archive for the ‘Person’ Category

Jimmy Kimmel’s Rise as a Reluctant Health-Care Crusader

2017/09/23

(NewYorker Culture) – Ian Crouch:

A public quarrel with a Republican sponsor of the Senate’s Graham-Cassidy bill has put Jimmy Kimmel at the center of a national debate over health-care legislation. …

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Jimmy Kimmel in health care debate

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The Madness of King Donald

2017/09/22

(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Matt Taibbi attended Donald Trump’s rally last month in Phoenix and said the occasion was one in which Trump’s descent into what looks like madness became quite marked.

Most of Taibbi’s article is spent exploring Trump’s increasingly bizarre behavior and speculating on whether it is sufficient to warrant his removal from office and if so, how that might happen. But in the middle he points out that Trump, for all his weirdness, is not a total outlier but is a reflection of America itself. I am going to quote from those passages at length because such a brutal self-examination of America is not something one sees very often. …

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Victor Juhasz on Donald Trump: cave insanus

Salman Rushdie Taking on America

2017/09/17

(Guardian Books) – Emma Brockes:

Beginning with the inauguration of Obama and ending with the election of Trump, Salman Rushdie‘s latest novel, “The Golden House” is an intimate portrait of New York. The author talks about the journey from hope to despair and always feeling an outsider. …

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Kathryn Rathke: Salman Rushdie Taking on America

Trump’s Favorite Foe

2017/07/23

(New Yorker) – David Remnick:

One of the saving graces of the Trump era is the journalism it has inspired. Maggie Haberman is a tireless, keen-eyed example. As part of the New York Times’ White House team, she has repeatedly added to the sum total of what we know about this President and the chaotic West Wing. …

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Maggie Haberman

Mind is Matter

2017/07/18

(Guardian Neuroscience) – Tim Adams:

Henry Marsh, the celebrated neurosurgeon and writer talks about 40 years inside our skulls, what’s wrong with the NHS – and the Zen of woodwork. …

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Henry Marsh

Janeane Garofalo

2017/07/16

(Guardian Film) – Bim Adewunmi:

One of my favourite romantic comedies was released all the way back in 1996, and while it rarely makes it on to the best-of lists, trust me, The Truth About Cats & Dogs is up there with the greatest. It’s a very loose play on Cyrano De Bergerac, except in this version a man falls in love with the face and body of one woman and the voice of another. That “other woman” is Janeane Garofalo. …

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Janeane Garofalo

Samira Wiley

2017/07/05

(Guardian::TV) – Jane Mulkerrins:

The star of The Handmaid’s Tale and Orange Is the New Black discusses bonding on Instagram with Margaret Atwood and making era-defining TV. …

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Samira Wiley

Ed Sheeran ÷

2017/06/20

(Guardian Music) – Alexis Petridis:

As he releases his third album ÷Ed Sheeran talks about his most surreal moments of fame, being mobbed on easyJet and why he built a pub in his garden. …

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Ed Sheeran

Change of Guards at the Library of Congress

2017/06/20

(WP) – Peggy McGlone:

A ‘Rock star’ Baltimore librarian makes history at the Library of Congress. …

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Kyle Chayka: The Library of Last Resort

Rachel Maddow

2017/06/18

(Rolling Stone Politics) – Janet Reitman:

How America’s wonkiest anchor cut through the chaos of the Trump administration and became the most trusted name in news …

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Rolling Stone: Rachel Maddow