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18 ноября, 02:36

Andrew Garfield and Glenda Jackson among Evening Standard nominees

Spider-Man star and Oscar-winning former politician are up for top theatre awards, while The Ferryman leads the pack with four nominations The Sherlock star Andrew Scott and the Oscar-nominated Andrew Garfield will go head to head at the Evening Standard theatre awards next month. Both are nominated for best actor, alongside Bertie Carvel for his work in Ink. The Oscar winner and former politician Glenda Jackson is up for best actress for her return to the stage in King Lear. Continue reading...

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12 ноября, 15:20

Why Won’t TV Show People Who Aren’t Rich?

It’s hard to find poor and working-class families on the small screen. Here’s why it matters.

10 ноября, 04:19

Reckoning in Saudi Arabia

Aaron David Miller, Richard Sokolsky Security, Middle East A young thirtysomething with limited experience in governance is making an unprecedented bid for control. If he succeeds, the impact could very well change Saudi Arabia for years to come. Pundits are describing recent events in Saudi Arabia as a Saudi version of Game of Thrones; and King Salman’s bloodless purges—orchestrated by his son Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)—have many of the hallmarks of palace and royal intrigue; a kind of Shakespearean trifecta of Hamlet, Lear and Macbeth without the blood and gore. But the purges conducted in the Saudi style (the reported use of the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh as a venue for house arrests is one of the lighter aspects of the affair) should not mask its deadly seriousness. A young thirtysomething with limited experience in governance is making an unprecedented bid for control. And if he succeeds, which is impossible to know at this point, the impact could very well change Saudi Arabia and its regional role for years to come. Still, the United States would be wise not to attach itself to MBS like a barnacle to the side of a boat lest its own Middle East policy goes down with the ship. Bold Action Is Rare in the Lands of the Arabs To understand the significance of what King Salman and MBS are trying to do, it is necessary to first assess the context of what is normal in a region that eschews transformation in favor of more limited transactions and a preference for gray rather than black and white moves. Policymaking has traditionally meant either the status quo or incremental change framed by cautious rather than bold leaders. These men are really not leaders at all so much as politicians who are usually more focused on keeping their seats than risking them through efforts to radically change their domestic systems or project their influence abroad through ambitious acts of reform, peace or warmaking. Indeed, figuratively speaking, Arab leaders are better at looking in the rearview mirror than they are looking ahead. Bold actions for good or ill—Anwar Sadat’s decision to strike Israel in October 1973 and visit Jerusalem in 1977; Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait; and the peace treaty by King Hussein of Jordan with Israel—are rare in a region of risk-averse leaders and treacherous waters. Bid for Absolute Control Read full article

03 ноября, 15:00

Gunpowder plots: how Guy Fawkes ignited an explosive literary legacy

Remember, remember … from Shakespeare to James Shapiro to the website that deals in political scandal, the name of Guy Fawkes is literary dynamiteThe gunpowder plot’s literary legacy began almost immediately and is remarkably stellar. In 1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear, James Shapiro identifies oblique references to the foiled plot in Macbeth and King Lear, which mentions the bad omen of a double eclipse – there had been one in autumn 1605 - foreshadowing evils including “in palaces treason”. He also sees traces in (then a Catholic recusant) from the same year Volpone by Ben Jonson, and points to Latin poems directly addressing the attempted coup by the teenage John Milton, notably the virulently anti-Catholic “On the Fifth of November” (1626), in which Satan and the Pope conspire to destroy Britain’s leaders. And that poem, he suggests, “anticipates so much of what, decades later, Milton explores in Paradise Lost ... where Satan invents gunpowder as a weapon to challenge God’s powers”.For 300 years major writers then largely ignored 1605. It eventually returned to literature, not through another portrayal of Jacobean terrorism or recusants’ internal exile, but via the annual custom of scarecrow-like versions of the captured Guy Fawkes used by children to gain money for fireworks. For TS Eliot, who would convert to Anglo-Catholicism two years later, these effigies embodied zombie-like humanity in the post-1918 waste land. After the epigraphs “Mistah Kurtz he dead” and “A penny for the Old Guy” (a pairing intriguingly equating Conrad’s Kurtz and Fawkes), “The Hollow Men” (1925) opens: “We are the hollow men / We are the stuffed men / Leaning together / Headpiece filled with straw.” (The same bonfire night stuffed figures, incidentally, are the etymological origin of the now-ubiquitous “guy”, which was necessarily pejorative when first used to mean “man”; so calling your kids or students or colleagues “guys” is a micro-commemoration of the plot). Continue reading...

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31 октября, 22:46

Your Car Seat Is Getting More Brains, A Lot More

Auto supplier Lear Corp. and its competitors are working on "smarter" high-tech car seats that can monitor a driver's well-being.

27 октября, 17:59

Goodyear (GT) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates, Down 39.3% Y/Y

Despite high raw materials cost, increased competition and a weak industry demand, Goodyear (GT) encourages with an earnings beat in Q3.

27 октября, 14:58

Standard Motor's (SMP) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Miss Estimates

Decline in revenues at the Engine Management, Temperature Control and All Other segments hurts Standard Motor's (SMP) Q3 earnings performance.

27 октября, 14:13

Group 1 Automotive (GPI) Q3 Earnings, Revenues Top Estimates

Positive revenue growth in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil aid Group 1 Automotive (GPI) to beat Q3 earnings.

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26 октября, 16:02

Lear upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital

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24 октября, 17:41

New Strong Buy Stocks for October 24th

New Strong Buy Stocks for October 24th

24 октября, 15:16

Zacks.com featured highlights: Lam Research, Lear, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Lazard and Broadridge Financial Solutions

Zacks.com featured highlights: Lam Research, Lear, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Lazard and Broadridge Financial Solutions

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03 октября, 16:57

Lear stock price target raised to $182 from $152 at UBS

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03 октября, 16:57

Lear downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS

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01 октября, 14:18

King Lear review – Ian McKellen delivers a profound portrait of a soul in torment

Minerva, ChichesterJonathan Munby’s smart, lucid production features plenty of pomp and circumstance, and a superbly detailed performance by McKellenIan McKellen knows his way round Lear. He played Edgar in 1974, Kent in 1990 and the king himself in a 2007 RSC production. He not only brings to the role deep theatrical experience but also takes full advantage, in Jonathan Munby’s lucid production, of the intimacy of the space. It is like getting, in McKellen’s superbly detailed performance, a permanent closeup of a soul in torment. Related: Angels and demons: the unmissable theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2017 Continue reading...

30 сентября, 11:00

Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense by Jenny Uglow review – owls, pussycats and wonder

A superb biography reveals a contradictory Edward Lear, gay, epileptic, lonely, brilliant and fascinated by the strangeness of thingsOne of Edward Lear’s favourite stories involved him sharing a train carriage with two women who were reading his Book of Nonsense to some children. Also there was a “globular” gentleman, who explained to the company that the author was really Lord Derby, or in anagram form, “Edward, Earl”. When Lear burst out that he was “the painter and author”, he was complacently dismissed with “there is no such person as Edward Lear”. Only when he showed them the name written in his hat did they believe him.The incident snagged in his memory. More than 20 years later, he wrote the teasing self-portrait, the poem “Some Incidents in the Life of my Uncle Arly”, playing on the idea that the real identity of UncLE ARly might be equally uncLEAR to some readers. It was a perfectly understandable fear. Few Victorian personalities are as elusive as Lear. Physically he grew increasingly to resemble the caricatures of himself he drew with such pitiless gusto, with a swelling belly, a cartoonish nose and owlish spectacles. Yet compared with some of Jenny Uglow’s previous biographical subjects, he treads through the century as a lightly as a ghost. Continue reading...

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30 сентября, 09:30

Dunbar by Edward St Aubyn review – intense updating of King Lear

Can Shakespeare’s blackest tragedy be made to say something new? Unseated in a boardroom coup, sent to a care home, a media mogul loses everything in this reimagining of King Lear from a master prose stylist Of all the novelist and play matches in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, that of Edward St Aubyn with King Lear seems the finest. Shakespeare’s blackest, most surreal and hectic tragedy sharpened by one of our blackest, most surreal and hectic wits. Our ur-text about the decay of patriarchal aristocratic power reimagined by a writer whose central subject is the decay of male aristocratic power. A perverse, sadistic yet deeply moral treatise on forgiveness in the hands of of a true connoisseur of the perverse and sadistic, the moral and tortured author of the Melrose series. It’s an enticing prospect. Continue reading...

27 сентября, 01:51

Price’s private-jet travels included visits with colleagues, lunch with son

The HHS secretary sometimes combined official travel and meetings with friends and family.

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25 сентября, 11:35

Прогулка до работы или уборка в доме поможет продлить вашу жизнь

Не пренебрегайте домашними обязанностями – протиранием пыли и мытьём полов, они помогут вам продлить жизнь. Более того, замечены и другие положительные эффекты (помимо очевидной чистоты квартиры).