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George Michael’s ‘Freedom’ documentary is an emotional exploration of an LGBT icon’s life

Embarrassing admission: I didn’t know much about George Michael until recently. I knew he was a musical icon and that he was an out and proud queer …

Channel 4

From boy-band to one of the biggest selling artists of all time.<br>George Michael: Freedom, Monday 9pm

T.S. Eliot Reads “The Naming of Cats,” 1947

Unlike other famous authors who, unbeknownst to many, also wrote for kids — including Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Anne Sexton, Toni Morrison, and John Updike — the children’s verses <b>T.S. Eliot</b> (September 26, 1888–January 4, …

Puppets of Dostoevsky, Dickens & Poe Star in 1950s Frank Capra Educational Film

Produced between 1956 and 1964 by AT&T, the Bell Telephone Science Hour TV specials anticipate the literary zaniness of <i>The Muppet Show</i> and the …

Literature

Kino Yoga Jump Through Techniques in Ashtanga Yoga

Yoga

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: Maya Angelou’s Courageous Children’s Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat

Fear is the enemy of creativity, the hotbed of mediocrity, a critical obstacle to mastering life. Few embody the defiance of fear with greater dignity and grace than reconstructionist Maya Angelou, who has overcome remarkable hardships — childhood rape, poverty, addiction, bereavement — to become …

Yoga Center Madrid

Lino Miele que ha indagado con Pattabhi Jois el sistema de vinyasas y que ha publicado en su libro de manera clarificadora como debe realizarse y, es …

Advice to Little Girls: Young Mark Twain’s Little-Known, Lovely 1865 Children’s Book

In the summer of 2011, I chanced upon a lovely Italian edition of a little-known, playful short story young Mark Twain had written in 1865 at age of 30, with Victorian-scrapbook-inspired artwork by celebrated Russian-born children’s book illustrator Vladimir Radunsky, mischievously encouraging …

BBC Culture

Dahl knew what his readership liked: the kind of filthsome, frightsome fare that makes kiddles squirm.

BKS Iyengar on yoga practice and ageing

<i>At 92 years of age BKS Iyengar continued to practise yoga for several hours each day. Here he describes how his practice changed with age and offers</i> …

AcroYoga 101: A Classic Sequence for Beginners

This playful video sequence will draw you out of your mind and into your heart.<p>Jason Crandell will awaken and strengthen your arms and upper body in …

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O: Shel Silverstein’s Sweet Allegory for the Simple Secret of Love and the Key to Nurturing Relationships

A gentle reminder that the best relationships don’t complete us but let us grow and become more fully ourselves.<p>The best children’s books, as Tolkien asserted and Sendak agreed, aren’t written <i>for</i> children; they are enjoyed <i>by</i> children, but they speak to our deepest longings and fears, and thus …

SAY WHAM

5 Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses That Will Open Hearts and Minds

<b>Cat to Cow Pose</b>: Begin on your hands and knees. Next round your back and tuck your chin into your chest as if you are a cat. Then look up, arch your …

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The Line Of Best Fit

This clip of George Michael performing Queen's "Somebody to Love" during rehearsals at the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert is incredible. Watch …

George Michael: 'I'm surprised I've survived my own dysfunction'

As I reach George Michael's house, a huge Land Rover draws up and a man in shades gets out. At the same time, two women jump out of a little car across the road and run up to him, panting and shaking. They are middle-aged, German and seem to have been waiting a long time – hours, possibly days. …

A life in pictures - George Michael

Singer and songwriter, who has died at the age of 53, experienced huge fame with Wham! and forged a successful solo career amid run-ins with the British police and tabloid newspapers

George Michael

Australia have the better of Pakistan on rain-drenched first day in Melbourne

Pakistan finished at 142-4 on a rain-soaked first day of the second Test as dismal conditions prevented any play after tea at the MCG. As far as Melbourne weather happenings go it was quite typical, coming as it did after the sun had shone unstintingly for all of Christmas Day.<p>The frustration was …

Boxing Day

George Michael: Pop superstar dies at 53

<b>Singer George Michael has died at his home at the age of 53.</b><p>The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and had huge success as a solo performer, "passed away peacefully" on Christmas Day in Goring, Oxfordshire, his publicist said.<p>His manager, Michael Lippman, said he had died of …

George Michael: A Life in Pictures

England

The White Cat and the Monk: A Lovely 9th-Century Ode to the Joy of Uncompetitive Purposefulness, Newly Illustrated

A wonderful counterpoint to our culture of competitive self-comparison, reminding us that we can choose to amplify each other’s accomplishments because there is, after all, enough to go around.<p><i>“If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper-work,”</i> …

Yoga International

Why are deep squats so much easier for some than others? Have you ever noticed how babies have perfect squat form? Learn what your malasana pose …

Yoga International

An "alignment-centered vinyasa" approach offers the best of both worlds: a practice that’s fluid and fun, but at the same time, safe and sustainable.

Yoga Journal

3 simple happiness tips from the world’s oldest yoga teacher

The first thing you notice about Tao Porchon-Lynch, AKA “the world’s oldest yoga teacher,” is her smile.<p>She’s a tiny person, but joy constantly …

Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem “Phenomenal Woman”

Celebrated poet, memoirist, dramatist, actor, producer, filmmaker, and civil rights activist <b>Maya Angelou</b> (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014) is one of the most influential literary voices of our time and a testament to the tenacity — creative, social, spiritual — of the human spirit. From her …