Archive for the ‘Person’ Category

Thoroughly Modern Meghan


(Atlantic Culture) – Sophie Gilbert:

As the world watched, an American actress challenged stereotypes, tradition, and the history of the monarchy itself. …

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Meghan Markle 2018-05-19


Rosamund Pike: From Bond Girl to Naive Terrorist


(Guardian Film) – Kate Connolly:

Entebbe sees Rosamund Pike play Brigitte Kuhlmann, who held 248 passengers hostage on an Air France flight in 1976.

Next up she plays the war reporter Marie Colvin, and then the pioneering physicist and chemist Marie Curie. …

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Entebbe, 2018 film

Charles Dickens, Man of Science


(Guardian::Science) – Robin McKie:

A new exhibition shows how the writer used his medical knowledge to help change Victorian attitudes. …

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Charles Dickens

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye


(Atlantic) – Ta-Nehisi Coates:

Kanye West wants freedom – white freedom. …

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Glenn Harvey: Kanye West

Charlotte Church


(Guardian Music) – Emine Saner:

Famous since she was 11, the singer has endured constant condescension and press intrusion. But, she says, it has only strengthened her, her music, and her increasingly outspoken politics. …

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Charlotte Church

Why I Fell in Love with Meghan Markle


(Independent::Voices) – James Moore:

This is a purely platonic affaire d’amour that has nothing to do with our Megs’ looks, who she is, or her personality – it’s because of the trolls. …

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Meghan Markle

Death of a King


(New Yorker) – Jelani Cobb:

This anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. falls amid the largest anti-gun-violence mobilization that we have seen since he departed. …

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Criminal Justice Revolution


(The Intercept) – Shaun King:

Across the country, talking the talk of criminal justice reform has gotten many people elected as DA. Once in office, their reforms have often been painfully slow and disappointing. Larry Krasner was the first candidate elected who publicly committed not just to intermittent changes, but a radical overhaul.

So far, having been office less than three months, he has exceeded expectations. He’s doing something I’ve never quite seen before in present-day politics: Larry Krasner’s keeping his word — and it’s a sight to behold. …

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Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner

Stephen Hawking Was Very Particular About His Tea


(Atlantic Science) – Sean Carroll:

Despite physical limitations, the late scientist had a singular, stubborn insistence on living life on his own terms. …

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Stephen Hawking makes a cameo in a 1993 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” to play poker against actors dressed as Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein

A Wrinkle in Time


(Guardian::Film) – Hadley Freeman:

Oprah Winfrey is perhaps the biggest draw in Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of the children’s classic – but behind the scenes it’s the noticeably diverse cast and crew that make this film stand out. …

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A Wrinkle in Time, 2018 film