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Oct 30 '13
Caribbean lifestyles of the rich and famous

Caribbean lifestyles of the rich and famous

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Jun 28 '12

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Jun 21 '12
The New Yorker covers we were never meant to see
The New Yorker magazine, created in 1925, is famous in the US and around the world for both the diversity of its writing and the cartoons that grace its front cover.
In Francoise Mouly’s new book, Blown Covers, the New Yorker art director takes readers on a visual tour of some of the more striking images that never made it to print.
Ms Mouly says: “I work with cartoonists who try to come up with funny images that are capturing everything that’s happening around us.
"But in order to do that, I have to do a very, very difficult job, which is choose one out of the many."
Over her 19 years at the magazine, Ms Mouly estimates she has rejected as many as 10,000 cover images.
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The New Yorker covers we were never meant to see

The New Yorker magazine, created in 1925, is famous in the US and around the world for both the diversity of its writing and the cartoons that grace its front cover.

In Francoise Mouly’s new book, Blown Covers, the New Yorker art director takes readers on a visual tour of some of the more striking images that never made it to print.

Ms Mouly says: “I work with cartoonists who try to come up with funny images that are capturing everything that’s happening around us.

"But in order to do that, I have to do a very, very difficult job, which is choose one out of the many."

Over her 19 years at the magazine, Ms Mouly estimates she has rejected as many as 10,000 cover images.

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Jun 19 '12
Inside India’s human laundry
It has been described as one of the world’s largest laundries - Dhobi Ghat in the centre of Mumbai is where hundreds of thousands of clothes are washed daily, in a ritual which has - so far - stood the test of time.
But with more Indians now owning washing machines, what future does this old tradition have in modern India?
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Inside India’s human laundry

It has been described as one of the world’s largest laundries - Dhobi Ghat in the centre of Mumbai is where hundreds of thousands of clothes are washed daily, in a ritual which has - so far - stood the test of time.

But with more Indians now owning washing machines, what future does this old tradition have in modern India?

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Jun 19 '12
Sacha Baron Cohen on mocking ‘hilarious’ Gaddafi

Sacha Baron Cohen has given a rare interview as himself, rather than in the guise of one of the famous characters he has created such as Ali G or Borat.
He told the BBC he had previously protected his work by not giving interviews for fear of being recognised.
Speaking to the BBC’s Will Gompertz in Cannes, he said the idea of his new film The Dictator - about a fictional Middle Eastern despot - was developed on the basis that he always found Gaddafi “hilarious”.
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Sacha Baron Cohen on mocking ‘hilarious’ Gaddafi

Sacha Baron Cohen has given a rare interview as himself, rather than in the guise of one of the famous characters he has created such as Ali G or Borat.

He told the BBC he had previously protected his work by not giving interviews for fear of being recognised.

Speaking to the BBC’s Will Gompertz in Cannes, he said the idea of his new film The Dictator - about a fictional Middle Eastern despot - was developed on the basis that he always found Gaddafi “hilarious”.

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Jun 18 '12
The Beatles in Bangor: 1967 BBC Wales archive footage
In June 1967, The Beatles released Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, seen by many as their creative peak. On 24 August, they met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at a lecture in London, and the following day travelled by train to north Wales for a 10-day conference on transcendental meditation.
The Bangor footage also contains shots of Beatle girlfriends and wives Pattie Harrison, Cynthia Lennon and Jane Asher - who was Paul McCartney’s fiancee at the time. Also present were Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.

The Beatles in Bangor: 1967 BBC Wales archive footage

In June 1967, The Beatles released Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, seen by many as their creative peak. On 24 August, they met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at a lecture in London, and the following day travelled by train to north Wales for a 10-day conference on transcendental meditation.

The Bangor footage also contains shots of Beatle girlfriends and wives Pattie Harrison, Cynthia Lennon and Jane Asher - who was Paul McCartney’s fiancee at the time. Also present were Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.

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Jun 15 '12

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Jun 14 '12
700 year-old ‘vampire’ skeleton is put on display in Bulgaria
A 700 year-old skeleton on display at the National History Museum in Bulgaria is thought to be that of a person suspected of turning into a vampire after death.
According to pagan customs at the time, people considered to be bad were stabbed through the heart with an iron rod after death so they could not return as vampires.
Two such skeletons were found at a monastery in the Black Sea city of Sozopol.
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700 year-old ‘vampire’ skeleton is put on display in Bulgaria

A 700 year-old skeleton on display at the National History Museum in Bulgaria is thought to be that of a person suspected of turning into a vampire after death.

According to pagan customs at the time, people considered to be bad were stabbed through the heart with an iron rod after death so they could not return as vampires.

Two such skeletons were found at a monastery in the Black Sea city of Sozopol.

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Jun 14 '12
It’s well-known that Republican contender for the US presidency Mitt Romney is a Mormon - but not that his family was converted in England. He doesn’t mention it on the campaign trail, but his great-great-grandfather, a Preston carpenter, became one of the first British Mormons, 175 years ago.

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Jun 14 '12
Life in a cashless society
Author David Wolman says cash is dirty, expensive and should just be pushed off the cliff.
He describes his new book, “The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers- And The Coming Cashless Society,” as a eulogy to these rectangular slips of paper and little metal disks.
But while writing the book, and going without cash for a year, Wolman found that the future of money is about much more than just dollars and cents.
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Life in a cashless society

Author David Wolman says cash is dirty, expensive and should just be pushed off the cliff.

He describes his new book, “The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers- And The Coming Cashless Society,” as a eulogy to these rectangular slips of paper and little metal disks.

But while writing the book, and going without cash for a year, Wolman found that the future of money is about much more than just dollars and cents.

(via BBC News - Life in a cashless society)

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