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He gives more attention to Billie Holiday—first called Lady Day by Lester Young—whose life, much sadder than it was cool, ended when she was 44, cirrhosis her killer. Simone de Beauvoir is the woman who gets more attention than any other. She and Jean ... read more

Existentialism: Author Sarah Bakewell on the lives and legacy of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir

Even the music world thought so – the sleeve notes of progressive-rock albums routinely promised, “The guys in Apocalyptic Walnut lead a semi-existentialist lifestyle…” – and cool ... between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, whose ... read more

Brigitte Bardot: 'I've been a victim of my image'

Brigitte Bardot famously quit her life as a screen goddess to become ... I could get by on my own, pinning up my hair any old way. Are you a feminist? Simone de Beauvoir described you in 1959 as the ‘locomotive of women’s history’ and the most ... read more

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CNN’s ‘Soundtracks’: History Brought to Life Through Music

The program places significant music of the time, including that by artists like Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, Nina Simone and James Brown ... campaign to establish a Martin Luther King holiday and Kendrick Lamar’s searing protest song “Alright ... read more

Reports: Yu Darvish Is All But Gone

Yu Darvish’s worst career start sure sounds like it’ll be his last-ever start in a Rangers uniform. Multiple reports have Texas, struggling since the All-Star break, ready, willing, and able to move Darvish to a contender by Monday’s trade deadline ... read more

Ashley Judd apologizes for hip-hop remarks

After being criticized for attacking rap and hip-hop in her memoir, “All That Is Bitter and Sweet,” Ashley Judd is extending an olive branch along with a few points of clarification. The backlash began after an excerpt from her book depicted the ... read more

I oppose same-sex marriage (and no, I'm not a bigot)

We are told there are those in favour of same-sex marriage, and then there are the bigots. But allow me to make the case for traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman, writes Michael Jensen. The passing of the Irish referendum on same-sex ... read more

Foppa’s back! ******

[photopress:foppa_1_2_3_4.jpg,full,pp_image] It’s true, Peter Forsberg, our beloved Foppa, is officially trying to make another comeback. Our Swedish sometimes correspondent Anders Ronmark reports today: It was made official just a few minutes ago: Peter ... read more

Cheers and Jeers: WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

After seeing this Wells Fargo add featuring a lesbian couple in the process of adopting a deaf child... Franklin Graham (son of evangelist Billy Graham), announced he was moving his money from ... read more

Here's what's coming: A look at businesses that are or already have opened in the Region

Some have been calling 2017 the "retailpocalypse" because of the stunning number of brick-and-mortar stores that have been closing across the country. But there are a number of businesses that are opening (or re-opening after moving) in the Region. Here's ... read more

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