Tag Archives: Present

Russia Was Ready to Celebrate a Glorious Past. The Present Intervened.

Russia Was Ready to Celebrate a Glorious Past. The Present Intervened.

Russia Was Ready to Celebrate a Glorious Past. The Present Intervened. Russia Was Ready to Celebrate a Glorious Past. The Present Intervened. MOSCOW — As the coronavirus began its silent but relentless march on Moscow in February, the names of the millions of Russian soldiers killed in the far deadlier horrors of World War II were already appearing, one by …

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‘On a Magical Night’ Review: Ghosts of Lovers Past and Present

‘On a Magical Night’ Review: Ghosts of Lovers Past and Present

‘On a Magical Night’ Review: Ghosts of Lovers Past and Present ‘On a Magical Night’ Review: Ghosts of Lovers Past and Present The original title of this French film, “Chambre 212,” is also the hotel room its lead character, Maria, checks into after an argument with her husband, who’s discovered profanely erotic texts from a student with whom she’s been …

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Michael McClure, Present at Beat Poetry’s Birth, Dies at 87

Michael McClure, Present at Beat Poetry’s Birth, Dies at 87

Michael McClure, Present at Beat Poetry’s Birth, Dies at 87 Michael McClure, Present at Beat Poetry’s Birth, Dies at 87 Michael McClure, who at 22 helped usher in the Beat movement as part of a famed poetry reading at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, then went on to a long and varied career as a poet, playwright, novelist and …

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In Lockdown, Delhi Is Frozen in Fear and the Present Tense

In Lockdown, Delhi Is Frozen in Fear and the Present Tense

In Lockdown, Delhi Is Frozen in Fear and the Present Tense In Lockdown, Delhi Is Frozen in Fear and the Present Tense NEW DELHI — The first thing that disappeared was the annoying sound of a power drill up the street, from a house under construction. Then the newspapers. Then the fruit sellers, the taxis, the rickshaws, and chicken. Day …

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Oprah Winfrey and Miley Cyrus to present at virtual graduation ceremony

Oprah Winfrey makes $10m donation to coronavirus relief efforts

Oprah Winfrey and Miley Cyrus to present at virtual graduation ceremony Oprah Winfrey and Miley Cyrus to present at virtual graduation ceremony Oprah Winfrey will present a star-studded graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 during coronavirus lockdown. With public events being banned across the world due to the health crisis, many university students in the UK, US and around …

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Want to Learn French? Italian? Russian? There’s No Time Like the Present

Want to Learn French? Italian? Russian? There’s No Time Like the Present

Want to Learn French? Italian? Russian? There’s No Time Like the Present Want to Learn French? Italian? Russian? There’s No Time Like the Present It’s a classic travel fantasy: flying to another country to learn a language through a combination of classes and swanning around, ordering meals at sidewalk cafes, shopping at street markets, slipping into darkened theaters. Yet with …

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Past Into Present: 4 Journeys That Changed Us

Past Into Present: 4 Journeys That Changed Us

Our luck improved at the 19th-century British Residency, now a part of Osmania Women’s College. Both my mother and Hya had studied here, and behind the graceful Palladian-style building, Mom sought out the cannon that was a constant fixture of her tales from her university days. “My friends and I would sit there and have lunch,” she remembered. Childhood roles …

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Coronavirus: Talks on $2trn stimulus bill stall as Pelosi says Democrats will present their own plan

Coronavirus: Talks on $2trn stimulus bill stall as Pelosi says Democrats will present their own plan

Hopes for a quick agreement on a proposed stimulus bill worth up to $2trn to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic took a blow when a top Democrat left talks saying she would come up with her own plan. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker who had flown in to DC from San Francisco, told reporters: “From my standpoint, we’re apart.” …

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The Strokes review, The New Abnormal: Charged with a tense ennui fit for the present lockdown

The Strokes review, The New Abnormal: Charged with a tense ennui fit for the present lockdown

“The last great rock stars.” That’s how one contemporary described The Strokes to Lizzy Goodman, author of Meet Me in the Bathroom, the giddy oral history of New York’s rock revival in the first decade of the new millennium. The quintet of affluent white boys who hooked up at exclusive schools shouldn’t have been cool. Frontman Julian Casablancas’s dad had …

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