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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

1947, the year that created our world today

And Simone de Beauvoir, cheating on Jean Paul Sartre via a deep love ... We know a lot about what has happened since … this is information the reader will have [already]." Billie Holiday flits through, an example of the racism current in 1947 Hollywood. 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

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Why I think gender reveal parties are irrelevant

(Shudders) Millennials may have invented the gender reveal party, but this one isn’t buying into it. Look, you’re having a baby. It’s exciting; I get it. You want to share this excitement with close friends and family. And how cool is it for ... read more

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

As she said in August: ‘Listen, all this happened to me well over my head, it is others who invented this stuff ... Are you a feminist? Simone de Beauvoir described you in 1959 as the ‘locomotive of women’s history’ and the most liberated woman ... read more

Here’s A 54-Year-Old Sandman Clearing The Ring With A Singapore Cane

The crowd heard “Enter Sandman” and immediately knew what was coming. It didn’t matter that it was 2017 instead of 1997. The Sandman was going to enter the ECW Arena and save the day. Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore promotion came to the 2300 ... 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

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

Rewind Schedule on SiriusXM 169

Billie Holiday Oct. 10 - Margaret Laurence, Canadian Snapshots #2, Best Minds/Michael MacDonald Oct.11 - Billie Holiday, Margaret Laurence, Rush Oct.12 - Best Minds/Michael MacDonald, Billie Holiday, Canadian Snapshots #2 Oct.13 - Rush, Best Minds/Michael ... read more


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