She Was the World’s First Female Architect, but No One Really Gave a Damn. Hunting the men who kill women: Mexico’s femicide detective. On the night of 30 October 2019, as many Mexicans were preparing to celebrate the Day of the Dead, the family of Jessica Jaramillo stood in the pouring rain watching two dozen police search a house on the outskirts of Toluca, the capital of Mexico State.
At about 9pm, the authorities carried out a dead dog, followed by two live ones and a cat. Then they pulled out a woman’s body. Jessi, a 23-year-old psychology student at a local university, had gone missing a week earlier. On 24 October, she hadn’t appeared at the spot where her parents usually picked her up after class. She Raced the Boys and Took Their Trophies. Did David Letterman Go Too Far In This Interview With Lindsay Lohan From 2013? Diane Morgan. British actress, comedian, and writer Diane Morgan (born 1975) is an English actress, comedian, and writer, known primarily for her comedy persona of Philomena Cunk – on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, appearing as presenter of the mockumentaries Cunk on Christmas, Cunk on Shakespeare, Cunk on Britain and Cunk and Other Humans.
She also works regularly with fellow comedian Joe Wilkinson as part of the sketch group Two Episodes of Mash. Career Early career Morgan practised as a dental nurse for a couple of years before attending drama school. Two Episodes of Mash Morgan and Joe Wilkinson later formed the sketch duo Two Episodes of Mash. Cunk series Morgan has also appeared regularly as Philomena Cunk in Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe. In December 2016 she presented BBC Two's Cunk on Christmas. Other roles Film roles Morgan played David Brent's public relations guru in David Brent: Life on the Road. Personal life References In Praise of Steve McQueen's Post-Hollywood Hermit Style.
It is an undisputed fact that Steve McQueen is a style icon.
In menswear circles he’s revered as a god of sorts, continuously referenced for his ability to bring a certain coolness to whatever he was wearing, whether it was a three-piece suit or shawl cardigan. His legacy as “The King of Cool” remains evident in the enduring popularity of his most recognizable pieces — Barracuta’s G9 Harrington jacket, Persol’s 714 sunglasses — with people still purchasing them today in the hopes of capturing even an ounce of what he had. But this particular McQueen is reflective of a version he crafted for the public eye.
This isn’t to say that he didn’t actually wear the pieces that propelled him to become one of the foremost menswear icons, but that they were chosen with his career and visibility in mind. Judge Juan Guzmán Tapia: A Tribute. Washington D.C., January 26, 2021 – The celebrated Chilean judge, Juan Guzmán Tapia, best known for his principled stand against human rights abuses and his pioneering prosecutions of former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, died on January 22, 2021.
Originally a supporter of the coup that brought Pinochet to power, Guzmán eventually recognized the horrors of the repression under his military regime. Acting on evidence brought to him by human rights lawyers representing the families of Pinochet's victims, Guzmán became the first Chilean judge to hold Pinochet legally accountable for his human rights crimes.
Marianne Faithfull: 'I was in a dark place. Presumably it was death' Marianne Faithfull is on the phone from her home in Putney, south-west London.
Ludwig van Beethoven. 18th- and 19th-century German classical and romantic composer Ludwig van Beethoven (; German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtˌhoːfn̩] ( Life and career Family and early life Beethoven's birthplace at Bonngasse 20, Bonn, now the Beethoven House museum Johann married Maria Magdalena Keverich in 1767; she was the daughter of Heinrich Keverich (1701–1751), who had been the head chef at the court of the Archbishopric of Trier.
Of the seven children born to Johann van Beethoven, only Ludwig, the second-born, and two younger brothers survived infancy. Beethoven's first music teacher was his father. Modern American Poetry. Fearing was born in Oak Park, Illinois, now a Chicago neighborhood.
His father was an attorney, though the family broke up a year after Fearing was born and he moved in with an aunt. He was educated at the Universities of Illinois and Wisconsin and moved to New York in 1924. There he supported himself with a series of brief jobs, usually only working at most for a few months. He sold pants in a department store, worked for the WPA, for Time magazine, for the United Jewish Appeal, and for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. He also published pulp fiction, both detective novels published under his own name and soft-core pornography published under the pseudonym Kirk Wolff. Sophia vs Jayne: The OTHER Photos Behind That Sideways Glare. Inside Sophia Loren's Roman Villa, 1964.
Mariee Sioux. On Not Knowing: Innocence, Dearie. By Emily Ogden Blossom Dearie: incredibly, it was her legal name.
The pianist and jazz singer was born Margrethe Blossom Dearie in 1924; all she had to do to get her stage name was to drop the Margrethe. The name perhaps overdetermines the voice. But you’ve got to hear the voice. Light and slim, with little to no vibrato, Dearie’s voice is ingenuous to such a degree that you begin to wonder whether it isn’t, in fact, the least ingenuous thing you have ever heard. Hearing Dearie sing, you might find that innocence means something that it never meant before. The first time I heard Blossom Dearie, she was playing on the radio when I was driving home.
Bizarre Magazine UK. Most living legends are studio and media manufactured, some are just born that way.
Entering stage right from day one... Mary Woronov. Having been one of the more deliciously daring fixtures of Andy Warhol's Factory during the 1960s, she kicked his "15 minutes of fame" adage into touch and became a star of stage, TV soaps and Roger Corman movies. She became a born again punk in the 1970s, is an expressionist painter, an author and writer of screenplays and has directed soft-porn for TV. King Campster John Waters considers her scarier and funnier than Harry Crews and Hubert Selby Jr... Where were you born and raised? Ellen And Michelle Obama Go To Costco. The Legendary Black Surfer Who Challenged Stereotypes. On June 5, 1951, 24-year-old Nick Gabaldón surfed his last wave in Malibu, California, crashing his board and disappearing into the water.
In his short life, Gabaldón made an impact on surfing culture which is still felt today. Credited as being one of the first-documented surfers of African-American and Mexican-American descent, he is remembered as a rebel who challenged the idea of who belongs on California beaches. On the boardwalk of Santa Monica’s Bay Street Beach, within a small cluster of palm trees, is a small plaque that reads: “A place of celebration and pain.” The plaque describes the fact that in the first half of the 20th century, this beach was one of the few beaches in Los Angeles County where African Americans felt they could come and enjoy the ocean free of harassment, and it’s where Gabaldón got his start. Gentleman of Style: Steve McQueen. 10 Slap-Happy Facts About The Three Stooges. On July 6, 1994, Forrest Gump arrived in theaters and became a box office behemoth (almost $1 billion worldwide in today’s dollars). The Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks as a lovable lummox entered the name “Forrest Gump” into the zeitgeist, and generated the simile catchphrase, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”
Here are a few things you might not have known about the Robert Zemeckis classic. Novelist Winston Groom published Forrest Gump the book in 1986. When it came out it sold a modest 30,000 copies in hardback, but by 1995—after the success of the film adaptation—it had sold 1.6 million copies in paperback. In 1995 Groom wrote a sequel, Gump & Co., and in 1994 The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Vivien Leigh and Her Perfumes ~ Columns. "Only England could have produced her. She was the perfect English rose. When the door opened and she was there, she was so terribly good-looking. She had such an exquisite unreality about her," as Diana Vreeland wrote when she was a columnist of Harper’s Bazaar.
The Sex-Obsessed Poet Who Invented Fascism. It can be hard to reconcile the incredible charisma of Hitler written about in history books with recordings of his speeches in which he looks like a madman. Some might conclude that perhaps Germans didn't notice how off-putting he was because his style of declamation was widely used at the time and has simply fallen out of fashion. But Hitler's speeches weren't normal or spontaneous. Neither were Mussolini's.
Leonard Cohen: Just the Facts. Maybe intelligence operatives wear tuxedos, drive Aston Martins, drink martinis, and say their names in reverse order, and maybe there’s no need to wonder about anyone who doesn’t fit that bill. On the other hand, if (just say) an intelligence operative might be good at covering his tracks and assuming the appearance of being something other than an intelligence operative (like a poet-novelist turned folk singer turned pop star, say), then maybe tracking his activities, seeing which people he associates with, where his money comes from, which groups are backing him, where he travels to and when, what sort of things happen around him or what kind of coded messages he leaves behind ~ crazy stuff like that ~ would be the logical way to proceed?
Please note, this post is not meant to assert that Leonard is now or ever has been an intelligence operative. 100 Years Of Billy Strayhorn, Emotional Architect Of Song. Billy Strayhorn (right), born 100 years ago, spent the majority of his career as a composer and arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David Redfern/Getty Images Billy Strayhorn (right), born 100 years ago, spent the majority of his career as a composer and arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. David Redfern/Getty Images. BILLY STRAYHORN. Billy Strayhorn In Five Songs : A Blog Supreme.