With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Americana extravaganza made its way through 2 ½ miles of Manhattan [...]
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Saskatoon's awe-inspiring new Remai gallery has vast ambitions. But does the overspend and hype about indigenous art justify all the bluster?‘This isn't just a gallery, it's an act of making a city,” says Bruce Kuwabara, founding partner of KPMB Architects, at the opening of the Remai Modern, a vast glass-and-steel art museum in Saskatoon. The C$84.6m (£51m) project would be a major event for any city, let alone a small university town of 250,000 in [...]
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The new Senate president says he wasn't fleeing stress or disappointment – he just wanted the jobThe new Senate president, Scott Ryan, knows full well institutions in the modern era have fallen on hard times, with declining levels of public trust.But if politics is the art of compromise, of synthesis between competing ideas, trust is what the process requires. “I've always thought that trust was important to compromise,” Ryan says. Continue reading... [...]
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The Mysterious Disappearance Of An Argentine Navy Sub Just Got Even Stranger
As the desperate, multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine continues, the country's navy said on Thursday that a sound “consistent with an explosion” had been detected near the site where the vessel disappeared last week with 44 crew members on board. [...]
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Judges nominate overheated passages from Wilbur Smith and Laurent Binet among others, but concede that 2017's sex scenes have been rather well doneBad sex award 2017: the contenders in quotesPulsing waves, fumbling fingers, tortured tongues and firework metaphors are as abundant as ever on the shortlist for the Bad sex in fiction award, which is returning for its annual exhibition of atrocious erotic writing. But this year, even the sworn foes of feeble literary coupling [...]
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The Tesla Semi, the automaker's all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $150,000 version with 500 miles of range. Interested parties can pre-order them with a base reservation price of $20,000 – or, if they want a “Founders Series,” they can get one for $200,000, with the… Read More [...]
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Petition filed in parliament says foundations glorifying Hitler or Mussolini would be unthinkable in Germany or ItalyMore than 200,000 Spaniards have signed a petition filed in parliament on Thursday asking the government to ban the National Francisco Franco Foundation (FNFF), which glorifies Spain's former dictator.“In Germany or in Italy, it would be unthinkable to have a Hitler foundation or a Mussolini foundation,” read the petition, filed by a group that included descendants of victims of [...]
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