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Fitzgerald's short story: Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Fitzgerald's short story: Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Why People Unfriend On Facebook (INFOGRAPHIC) Ugh, Why Is She Dressed Like That? If you’ve ever hated what you see when looking in the mirror; if you’ve ever deprived yourself of food or almost passed out from working too hard at the gym in order to burn that 100 extra calories; if you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Ugh, she shouldn’t be eating that,” or “That outfit is a little slutty” when looking at another woman; if you’ve ever insisted that you’ll commit suicide once you turn 40: this article is for you. Ladies, something’s gotta give. The judgments of ourselves and other women about age, weight, looks, clothes, etc has got to stop. Mind you, I’m guilty of it myself. This is nothing new, of course. When we subscribe to the societal doctrine that we, as women, exist to fit in a box as these shiny, pretty things to look good (generally on a man’s arm, but that’s a whole other thing), we continue to validate those very ideals that we should be fighting against and reshaping. So, what are you, then? Insecure about getting older?

Vaclav Havel, Leader Of The Velvet Revolution, Dies hide captionAs a dissident playwright, Vaclav Havel led the Velvet Revolution to bring down Czechoslovakia's communist regime in 1989. As a dissident playwright, Vaclav Havel led the Velvet Revolution to bring down Czechoslovakia's communist regime in 1989. Vaclav Havel, the Czech playwright who led a revolution to bring down the country's communist regime, has died. During the communist era, Havel was one of Eastern Europe's foremost dissident writers and champion of human rights. Havel died Sunday morning at his weekend house in the northern Czech Republic, his assistant Sabina Dancecova said. He was 75. Havel rode the momentum of the Velvet Revolution in 1989 to become Czechoslovakia's first democratically elected president. The Underground Playwright Vaclav Havel was born in 1936 to a middle-class family. He soon rose to directing and writing plays, most notably The Garden Party, which was his first international success. Leading The Velvet Revolution Putting Ideals To Politics

Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) - StumbleUpon Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. Mount Roraima - Venezuela. Seychelles East Iceland. Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. New York City.

197, Umberto Eco The first time I called Umberto Eco, he was sitting at his desk in his seventeenth-century manor in the hills outside Urbino, near the Adriatic coast of Italy. He sang the virtues of his bellissima swimming pool, but suspected I might have trouble negotiating the region’s tortuous mountain passes. So we agreed instead to meet at his apartment in Milan. The apartment is a labyrinth of corridors lined with bookcases that reach all the way up to extraordinarily high ceilings—thirty thousand volumes, said Eco, with another twenty thousand at his manor. Eco began his career as a scholar of medieval studies and semiotics. With Eco’s paunch leading the way, his feet shuffling along the floor, we walked into his living room. I sat on a large white couch; Eco sank into a low armchair, cigar in hand. After our initial two-hour interview session, Mario Andreose, the literary director of Bompiani, Eco’s Italian publisher, arrived to take us to dinner. Where were you born? It was a strange time.

The Hipsterfication Of America hide captionConcertgoers move in a spray of cooling mist as they dance amid the heat of the desert at the hipster Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., in April. Mike Blake/Reuters /Landov Concertgoers move in a spray of cooling mist as they dance amid the heat of the desert at the hipster Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., in April. The hotel lobby in Franklin, Tenn., has an ultra-urban loft-esque feel — exposed air ducts, austere furniture and fixtures, music videos projected onto a flat panel. Everywhere there is lava-lampish aqua and amber lighting. Sale racks near the front desk display chargers for iPods and BlackBerrys and a variety of snacks, including Cocoa Puffs and Red Bulls. Welcome to Aloft, a hipster hotel on the outskirts of Nashville. Nearby are Plato's Closet, a recycled-clothing store where hipsters shop, and Which Wich, a sandwich shop — touting its "edgy, magnetic environment" — where hipsters eat. The Ironic Hipster Seth Wenig/AP

2010, el año en que el pop chileno explotó En el año en que el pop independiente latinoamericano ha centrado, por primera vez, la atención del público de manera más amplia en España (vía Club Fonograma principalmente, pero también desde aquí con Plástica) si ha habido un territorio que ha generado una cantidad de nombres y propuestas de calidad sobresaliente ese ha sido, sin duda, Chile. A muchos la sorpresa de que en 2010 se agolparan nombres de grupos y discos del país transandino les ha pillado con el paso cambiado. Hace un lustro apenas ningún aficionado medio hubiese sido capaz de citar un grupo de pop de Chile. A los más avispados quizá les sonasen nombres como La Ley, que lo intentaron sin éxito, o en la órbita de BCore, los afincados en Barcelona Familea Miranda. Quizá el primer disco de Gepe editado por Astro. Chile es un país de poesía más que de prosa. Dos grupos destacan sobremanera en los 90. Tras ellos comienzan a surgir una serie de proyectos y sellos que fraguan la explosión de 2010. Y llega 2010.

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