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GEMINI OPENMINDED SEPTEMBER 18,2017 WEEKLY HOROSCOPES BY MARIE MOORE

Artist Captures Otherworldly Photos by Dragging a Mirror into a Lake

Murray Fredericks stages kaleidoscopic landscape photos in Australia's largest lake.<p>One of the most famous lines in literature comes from the classic fairy tale <i>Snow White</i>. "Mirror, mirror, on the wall," the evil queen purrs to an enchanted looking glass. "Who is the fairest one of all?" Obsessed …

My 10 Favorite Books: Michelle Dockery

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the actress Michelle Dockery, who is best known for</i> <i>her role in “Downton Abbey.</i><i>” Dockery</i> <i>co-stars</i> <i>in “The</i> …

Literature

Banksy Explains Why He Built a 'Walled Off Hotel' on the West Bank

"It felt like a good time to reflect on what happens when the United Kingdom makes a huge political decision without fully comprehending the consequences.”<p>When Banksy opened a dystopian version of the Waldorf Hotel last week in Bethlehem, directly facing the border wall, it was shrouded in the …

There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble

Groupthink produced a failure of the “wisdom of crowds” and an underestimate of Trump’s chances.<p><i>This is the ninth article in a</i> <i>series</i> <i>that reviews news</i> …

Journalism

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

The World’s Most Efficient Languages

How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?<p>Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out. It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, and …

Francis Bacon: creating order from chaos

Francis Bacon was a great artist, but a very bad record keeper. As the definitive inventory of his paintings is published, Stephen Smith meets the art history detective who catalogued his life<p>An unsparing observer of the human condition, Francis Bacon was as unsentimental about death as he was …

Saadat Hasan Manto: 'He anticipated where Pakistan would go'

Celebrated for his stories of Indian partition, Saadat Hasan Manto was a distressingly prophetic and daring writer. But would his work have found a publisher today?<p>It was the greatest mass movement of humanity in history. In the days and months leading up to the partitioning of India in August …

A Response to “The 50 Best Foreign Language Movies Of the 21st Century So Far”

As it says in the Good e-Book, “There is no end to the making of lists, and too much Googling will wear you out.” Yet one list, published on Wednesday, got me going at once, and the results are below. The list in question is “The 50 Best Foreign Language Movies Of the 21st Century So Far.” I found …

Filmmaking

Can You Tell Which Fringe Bag Costs $2,090 More Than The Other?

The <b>Chloe</b> Hudson Mini Fringe ($2,150) is a classic “It” bag. Celebs wear it, women have it on their wish lists. There’s just something so cool and …

5 Perfect East Coast Weekend Escapes to Book Now

For many people, there’s often not enough time to pack in a weeklong summer vacation to some far-flung destination like Bora Bora. That doesn’t mean you can’t escape from the hectic realities of your everyday life. Get away this season with mini, weekend escapes to some of the East Coast’s most …

4 Beauty Products to Obsess Over Right Now

One beauty blogger shares her new skincare regimen.<p>Now that I'm in my late twenties, and everyday stressors show up on my face like they never did before, I've started exploring ways in which I can incorporate solution-oriented products into my morning and evening routines. After lots of trial and …

The Best Films of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

After nearly two weeks of viewing some of the best that cinema will have to offer this year, the 69th Cannes Film Festival has concluded. With <b>Ken</b> …

Film Festivals

Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride

‘Have you seen the latest polls? I’m beating Hillary.”<p>Donald Trump was on the phone with a man he had never met, a Republican delegate in Pennsylvania. It was May 2, one day before the Indiana primary election, and the private plane bearing his last name in gigantic letters was taxiing along a …

Early James Turrell Works Reveal a Master in the Making

Crafted way before "Hotline Bling" and Roden Crater, the light and space artist’s works from the late 60s are currently on view at Pace Gallery.<p>As much as James Turrell is fascinated with the earthbound qualities of light and shadows, he is also always looking upwards—to the invisible and …

Bernie Sanders Went to Rome to Discuss the Immorality of Unfettered Capitalism

Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders met one another Saturday morning, before the pontiff flew to Greece to show solidarity with migrants and the senator …

Horrors Pile Up Quietly In 'The Other Slavery'

<i>"I preferred a country where I should be absolute master."</i><p>In 1839, Captain John Sutter arrived in California and began acquiring Native American slaves from several nations to work the land he purchased. He eventually owned several hundred "Indian slaves," whom he treated notoriously badly even by …

Meet the art historian turned RedState blogger who's now one of Ted Cruz's top advisers on foreign policy

The Texas senator has advocated "carpet bombing" terrorists in the Middle East and has called for the rules of engagement to be loosened — the former is typically considered a potential war crime, and experts say the latter could lead to more civilian casualties.<p>Behind those policies and more is a …

Makeup and Skincare Gurus Weigh In On Spring Beauty Trends - PAPER

Natural beauty has taken a backseat to the Instagram look of the day: extreme contouring, face baking and meticulously painted-on eyebrows, among other trends taking over our timelines. But on the flip side, when celebrities like J. Lo and Beyoncé post a 'no makeup' selfie, the likes go through the …

'The King of Capital' earned $734 million last year

Here's why.<p>Schwarzman made $734 million in 2015, according to Devin Banerjee at Bloomberg, who crunched the numbers on Blackstone's annual report filed on Friday.<p>That includes his cut of deal profits, dividends on his stock ownership, salary, and other compensation.<p>Schwarzman, the subject of a book …

Venture Capital

Donald Trump compares Ted Cruz to a 'soft, weak, little baby'

Trump called Cruz, the Texas senator, a "soft, weak, little baby" and repeated his accusations that Cruz is a "liar."<p>After talking about how his wife preferred that he not run for president because of the crazy nature of the campaign trail, Trump said: "You meet some bad people."<p>He then launched …

Downton Abbey: Why Edith Finally Took Righteous Revenge on Mary

It’s a sisterly smack down six seasons in the making.<p>It’s been six seasons and 13 exquisitely-costumed years of English history in the making but Edith finally got to tell Lady Mary what she thought of her on this week’s episode of <i>Downton Abbey</i>. And, yes, it was every bit as satisfying and deserved …

We are not a Christian nation: Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and the eternal lie of the “city upon a hill”

<b>(AP/Doug Mills)</b><p>John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” dominates presidential rhetoric and our self-understanding. Here’s the problem<p>Peter Manseau<p>February 14, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “One Nation Under Gods: A New American History”<p>When Barack Obama delivered his first inaugural address six years …

Put an Atheist on the Supreme Court

Who should replace Antonin Scalia? On Monday, the <i>Times</i> reported that the Justice himself had weighed in on the question: last June, in his dissenting opinion in the same-sex marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges, Scalia wrote that the Court was “strikingly unrepresentative” of America as a whole and …

An Urgent Message to Bernie Sanders' Supporters

By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould<p>The struggle between "socialist" Bernie Sanders and "New Democrat" Hillary Clinton points out an old conflict underlying the nature of Democratic Party politics which could be regarded as "the love that dare not speak its name."<p>That "love" is the Democratic …

Goldie Taylor—Hillary and 'The Discipline of Gratitude'

At a town hall in New Hampshire, Clinton reminded the world how much her faith shapes her worldview.<p>At a CNN town hall, in Derry, New Hampshire, …