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MORT - Célébrités et Stars mortes : Biographie et Anniversaire de celebrite disparue.  HUMAN PORTRAITS IN FILM. The most awesome story i ever heard Funny Pictures Add Funny. My Father Was a Polygamist - Read More on ELLE. I've been in courtrooms before, during three trials of the poly­gamous radicals led by the infamous Ervil LeBaron who ­murdered my father, Rulon Allred.

My Father Was a Polygamist - Read More on ELLE

They saw him as an obstruction to LeBaron's ambition of establishing himself as "the One Mighty and Strong," who, according to early Mormon prophecy, will come to set God's house in order. One of those trials took place in the same Salt Lake City federal courthouse where I now sit. LeBaron died 30 years ago in Utah's state prison, but for the past two weeks, I've come to watch another tormentor, Brian David Mitchell, cross the courtroom in a gray cloud of piety. Mitchell keeps his eyes closed as he passes his victim, the elegant and courageous Elizabeth Smart, whom he abducted when she was 14 from the bedroom of her family's upscale Salt Lake City home in the wee hours of the morning on June 5, 2002, "married" in a ceremony witnessed only by his actual wife, Wanda Barzee, and then abused in every imaginable way.

Bernard Madoff, passé à tabac. Roman Polanski. Liliane bettencourt. Affaire DSK. Stories. George Wright Fugitive Story - Uncatchable GQ May 2012: Newsmakers. It's past ten o'clock in the evening, a rude hour to knock on someone's front door, but George Wright's attorney has assured me that this is the best time.

George Wright Fugitive Story - Uncatchable GQ May 2012: Newsmakers

The TV cameras have gone away. The newspaper reporters have quit. For the man whose recent capture, after forty-one years on the run, ended one of the longest unsolved fugitive cases in criminal history, there might be some semblance of normalcy. So I stroll by moonlight through a wooden gate, down the cobbled entryway of a whitewashed cottage in a Portuguese village, and I knock. There's a faint padding of footsteps; a porch light flips on. He was also, said the FBI agent, a domestic terrorist. When I phoned Wright's attorney, Manuel Luís Ferreira, he insisted that Wright was now a completely different man, kind and gentle to a fault; a caring father, a devoted husband, an active humanitarian—organizer of banquets for the homeless, basketball coach to inner-city kids. "A person can change, you know," Ferreira explained.

I nod. I do. Man found sobbing in street after 36-hour ordeal with German nymphomaniac. The woman was arrested last month after another exhausted lover escaped onto a balcony and cried for help A man was found sobbing in the street by police after his one-night stand demanded too much sex.

Man found sobbing in street after 36-hour ordeal with German nymphomaniac

The African man broke down in tears outside the woman’s apartment after the 36-hour ordeal in Munich, Germany. Police confirmed that the exhausted man told them: “I met her on a bus. She invited me back here. Oh God, it was hell. The man is believed to be the latest victim of a German nymphomaniac who was arrested last month after forcing her date to make love to her eight times. Her first victim was forced to escape from the apartment to raise the alarm when his insatiable lover refused to let him go. The 43-year-old met the woman in a bar in Munich, Germany, according to German news website The Province. Getty The pair went back to her apartment where they had sex several times, but when the eager woman demanded more, the exhausted man refused. What is nymphomania? Top 10 Most Evil Humans. Crime As we approach the new year, I thought it would be appropriate to do a list that combines and ranks entries from a combination of related lists – a summary list.

Top 10 Most Evil Humans

This list looks at the last three years of lists of evil men and women, and combines and ranks the worst of the worst. Children are excluded as the evil children don’t rank anywhere near the evil of adults seen in the past. I have also added one entry who has not appeared on other lists, but is definitely worthy of inclusion. If you disagree with my ranking (as no doubt many will) be sure to tell us in the comments – perhaps include your own ranking, too. LaLaurie was a sadistic socialite who lived in New Orleans. Known as The “Bitch of Buchenwald” because of her sadistic cruelty towards prisoners, Ilse Koch was married to another evil Nazi, who served in the SS, Karl Otto Koch, but outshone him in the depraved, inhumane disregard for life which was her trademark. Jamie Frater Jamie is the founder of Listverse. George Wright Fugitive Story - Uncatchable GQ May 2012: Newsmakers. Alan Turing's Reading List: What the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library.

By Maria Popova What Alice in Wonderland has to do with electromagnetic theory, relativity, and Pluto.

Alan Turing's Reading List: What the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library

“You are a mashup of what you let into your life,” it’s been said. Since creativity is combinatorial, the architecture of mind and character is deeply influenced by the intellectual stimulation we choose to engage with — including the books we read. There is hardly anything more fascinating than the private intellectual diet of genius — like this recently uncovered list of books computing pioneer and early codehacker Alan Turing borrowed from his school library. Though heavy on the sciences, the selection features some wonderful wildcards that bespeak the cross-disciplinary curiosity fundamental to true innovation. Sidelights on Relativity, published in 1922, is a two-part book based on a series of lectures Albert Einstein gave between 1920 and 1922. The book is available as a free download from Project Gutenberg.

Philosophy, in one of its functions, is the critic of cosmologies. The Unbearable Lightness of Being John Malkovich. LEFT: Black wool two-button suit by DKNY ($595).

The Unbearable Lightness of Being John Malkovich

Available through special order at Macy’s, 151 West 34th Street, 212-695-4400. Shirt by Boss Black ($95). Boss, the Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, 212-485-1900. Tie by Giorgio Armani ($140). Giorgio Armani, 760 Madison Avenue, 212-988-9191. John Malkovich has played everything from a sexy lecher to a deranged psychopath. It’s the most paternal of duties, and he’s taking it seriously. “Are you John Malkovich?” Malkovich politely confirms his suspicion.

“I was just wondering,” the guy continues. “Oh! And so it goes. Hans Rosling: How The Washing Machine Sparked the Reading Revolution. By Maria Popova It’s hard not to love statistical stuntman Hans Rosling.

Hans Rosling: How The Washing Machine Sparked the Reading Revolution

Last year, he mesmerized us with a phenomenal augmented reality run through 200 years that changed the world in 4 minutes, as a part of BBC’s excellent The Joy of Stats series. (If you haven’t seen it, do — it’s free online and absolutely fantastic.) Now, he’s back with another blockbuster TED talk, demonstrating — with his characteristic blend of statistical rigor and delightful wit — that the washing machine was indeed the greatest invention of the Industrial Revolution, enabling everything from economic development through electrical efficiency to intellectual growth by reallocating free time for reading. Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount: Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr. Saul Bass: Why Man Creates (1968)

By Maria Popova I love iconic graphic designer Saul Bass and have a soft spot for luminaries’ musings on the nature of creativity.

Saul Bass: Why Man Creates (1968)

Naturally, I’m head over heels with Why Man Creates — a remarkable short documentary from 1968, animated by Bass and alluringly subtitled “a series of explorations, episodes & comments on creativity.” Playful yet profound, the film is a series of sequences that at first appear unconnected but eventually converge into a compelling exploration of (wo)man’s most fundamental impetus to create, featuring such delightful tongue-in-cheek vehicles as this exchange between Michelangelo and da Vinci: Whaddaya doin?” ‘I’m painting the ceiling! For more on Bass’s design legacy, and its place in the context of other seminal design work, see Six Chapters in Design: Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Ikko Tanaka, Henryk Tomaszewski which, nearly 15 years later, is still an absolute pillar of understanding and contextualizing modern graphic design.

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