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On February 28, 2003, as President George W. Bush prepared to authorize military action, he turned to his advisers and asked if they had thought enough about “what they hoped to achieve in Iraq.” Plans were made and carried out, but in a short time, the Iraq policy went awry. Historian Melvyn P. Leffler explores
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Even on a specialty level, horror just works post-pandemic with the latest pop from a strong showing by a trio of films, Fear and Infinity Pool, released this weekend, and Skinamarink in week three. Fear hails from Deon and Roxanne Avent Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group, the all-Black production company behind cult hit Meet The
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Is there any better way to sooth away the exertions of strenuous sightseeing – be that clambering up Munros or conquering cities – than indulging in a top-to-toe treatment in one of Scotland’s best spas? Whether its a pool with a view, thermal suites and Scottish seaweed (or cashmere) wraps, or new-fangled ice fountains, light therapy
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HOLLYWOOD—Merck Mercuriadis is pretty relaxed for a guy who just made the biggest deal of his career. Twenty-four hours after acquiring Justin Bieber’s song catalogue for a rumoured US$200 million — his most expensive deal to date — his biggest concern is moving house. “Business is under control,” he says with a quiet smile. “It’s
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I’ve been in the unofficial fan club of author and illustrator Maira Kalman for years—along with many of you, no doubt. I can’t pass up the opportunity to applaud her latest work, Women Holding Things, which combines original paintings with both free verse and prose. Women, Kalman notes in this tender and revealing book, must
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Daphne Du Maurier’s career was long and storied; her life was equally so. Her books were huge bestsellers when they were published, and many live on in edition after edition. Du Maurier was a novelist, a poet, a playwright, an essayist, a literary critic, a nonfiction writer, and a biographer. In short, she was a
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Tom Verlaine of Television in 1977, photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns News Television’s Tom Verlaine Dies at 73 The legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist also collaborated with David Bowie, Patti Smith, and Sonic Youth By Nina Corcoran and Matthew Ismael Ruiz January 28, 2023 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Tom Verlaine, the iconic frontman of Television, has died
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A manager at a social care charity has been awarded about £25,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed. The judge increased the compensation due to Tracy Britcher because Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind “unreasonably failed to comply” with best practice settling grievances. Britcher’s claims for both unfair dismissal
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It can be fun to speculate about nature versus nurture, to consider which of our quirks might be innate and which might have been shaped by where or with whom we grew up. While we’re at it, we can also ponder that well-known question of Shakespearean origin: What’s in a name?  But Shenanigan Swift, the
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Nonfiction books are my jam, and nonfiction science books? Especially so. What I love is how broad the genre is. Science can include things like medicine, nature, ecology, marine biology, conservation, psychology, chemistry, microbiology, and much more. It can also include personal essay and memoir, and may weave in history. For me, that’s the beauty
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Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Santa Barbara Seeking a Valentine’s Day getaway, here are five destinations that offer a romantic ambiance in Southern California. SANTA BARBARA Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Santa Barbara is owned by ABC’s The Bachelor reality star Andrew Firestone and Jess Parker, co-founders of StonePark Capital. This Santa Barbara-based hospitality development company turned an
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Earlier this week, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water became the No. 5 highest-grossing movie ever worldwide, and, as expected, has now surfed to the No. 4 position on the all-time chart. In so doing, it leaves Star Wars: The Force Awakens in its wake with nearly $2.075B globally.  Through Friday, the worldwide gross
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