Archive for the ‘Person’ Category

He’s Getting Worse


(Atlantic Ideas) – Jeffrey Goldberg:

Trump is turning the American presidency into a platform for the wholesale demonization of minorities. …

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Donald Trump at rally in Florida


The Confused Old Geezer


(Independent::Voices) – Matthew Norman:

Raging against Donald Trump’s implicit definition of prejudice will not work. The path to beating him might be as simple as treating him like the confused old geezer he is. …

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Megan Rapinoe vs. Donald Trump


(Guardian Comments) – Emma Brockes:

A man with little talent squats in the White House, so it’s like balm to see a female sports star with real ability who’s unafraid to brag about it. …

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Megan Rapinoe

Heroes of the Sea


(The Intercept) – Camille Baker:

From the Mediterranean to Mexico, capt. Pia Klemp believes rescuing refugees is worth facing prison time. …

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Pia Klemp

Nightmarish Versions of Actors


(Guardian Film) – Ryan Gilbey:

Keanu Reeves’s cameo in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe – as himself, yet absolutely ghastly – is a showstopper. But what about those other stars who have parodied themselves on screen? …

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Keanu Reeves


(NewYorker Culture) – Naomi Fry:

Keanu Reeves is aware of his celebrity status, but doesn’t take advantage of it, and he’s generous but careful with his presence. …

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Keanu Reeves

The Day I Met AOC


(The Intercept) – Aída Chávez:

A little more than a year ago, I was sitting across from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Queens diner for an interview. She had just qualified to be on the ballot in her race against one of the most powerful Democrats in the country. This was before anybody outside of her immediate community in New York City knew her name. Nobody wanted a selfie with her. Most Americans hadn’t spent much time thinking about the idea of a Green New Deal, a 70 percent marginal tax rate, or an obscure congressional budget rule known as pay-go. She wasn’t the target of death threats and conservative hate-thirst, and up until two months before I met her, she was still going by “Sandy” and working at a Union Square bar. …

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2018-04-21

The Wrong Tears


(Guardian Comments) – Suzanne Moore:

A walk-in freezer has more warmth. Interesting necklaces do not make a personality. More importantly she doesn’t do dialogue, she simply repeats her lines and her mantras until people are so bored they possibly agree with her. Or she pretended they did. …

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Theresa May crying

The Worst Prime Minister


(Guardian Comments) – Owen Jones:

Deceit and dishonesty were hallmarks of her doomed reign. From her Brexit dealings to the Windrush scandal, she has failed. …

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Theresa May crying

Da Vinci Theories Abound


(Atlantic Culture) – Milt Esterow:

The artist, inventor, and all-around Renaissance man has been dead for half a millennium, but there’s no end to the wild sleuthing about him and his work. …

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Cesare Maccari: Leonardo Painting the Mona Lisa