Ramblings & Rantings

Review: Julian Barnes’s ‘The Noise of Time,’ the Inner Shostakovich

nytimes.com - On Jan. 26, 1936, Joseph Stalin attended a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s much-acclaimed opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and the composer was disturbed to se...

Go Ahead, Play the Woman Card

nytimes.com - FOR all his purported business acumen, it seems the woman card may not be as valuable as Donald J. Trump thinks: In Maryland on Tuesday, Representative Chris Van Hollen beat Representative Donna Ed...

Days of Chaos in Baghdad: Protest or Meltdown?

nytimes.com - Hundreds of protesters stormed Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on Saturday and entered the Parliament building, demanding an end to corruption. A day later, they began to leave. What brought on this...

What Would Jane Watch? A Fan’s Guide to Austen Films

nytimes.com - PERSUASION (1995) Is Anne Elliot the most autobiographical of Austen heroines? Maybe. Is it particularly poignant that she wrote this novel when she was dying? Definitely. Whatever the circumstance...

The Remarkable Rise of Leicester City

nytimes.com - For casual soccer fans, it may be difficult to fully understand the absurdity of Leicester City’s having a chance to clinch England’s Premier League title this weekend. To say it is an upset or a s...

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Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Not Appearing in This Movie

nytimes.com - The number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters in films released by the seven major Hollywood studios held steady in 2015, but many were included only to be the butt of a joke and ...

Illinois family randomly targeted in freeway shooting

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jsonline.com - MILWAUKEE — An Illinois family heading home after spending the weekend visiting Wisconsin Dells was caught up in the string of shootings Sunday that ended when a 20-year-old West Allis, Wis., man a...

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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the Obama Effect

nytimes.com - Thanks to the unfortunate accident of its being held only a few days before Monday evening’s Met Gala, the ultimate red carpet runway, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (or at least its image)...

Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake

nytimes.com - So, too, do numbers change their character and degree of basicness depending on context. The number 5, for example, when viewed among the natural, or counting, numbers is one of those elemental cre...

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Trump hits Clinton for 'off the reservation' remark

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usatoday.com - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a dinner in Detroit on May 1, 2016.  (Photo: Paul Sancya, AP) Donald Trump on Monday slammed Hillary Clinton for saying she can handle me...

Bernie has no path to the nomination: Joe Trippi

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usatoday.com - The door began to close on Bernie Sanders’ chances to win the Democratic presidential nomination back in February when he lost the South Carolina primary by 46 percentage points. Eight weeks later,...

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Did Fox Fire This Host For Supporting Trump? | American Action News

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americanactionnews.com - Did Fox News fire bombshell commentator Andrea Tantaros for her outspoken support of Donald Trump? That's what some are wondering in the wake of the abrupt announcement- on the day of her book rele...

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