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Raduan Nassar publicará três textos inéditos em outubro - 30/07/2016 - Maurício Meireles - Colunistas - Folha de S.Paulo

O escritor Raduan Nassar, há décadas afastado da literatura, vai publicar três textos inéditos em outubro -dois contos e um ensaio. Os escritos farão …

17 Turkish journalists charged with terror group membership

A court in Istanbul has remanded 17 Turkish journalists in custody as international concern mounts over the government’s targeting of reporters.<p>Twenty-one journalists appeared before a judge in hearings that lasted until midnight on Friday. Four were freed but 17 have been charged with membership …

Journalism

The Seattle Minimum Wage Experiment So Far

Economic data, research, analysis and forecasting at the global, macro and regional level.<p>This section provides information on a subset of solutions …

Minimum wage

Daily | “Pioneers of African American Cinema”

Oscar Micheaux directs<p>“After a refreshingly successful Kickstarter campaign, Kino Lorber has finally released their groundbreaking collection,</i> …

African-American News

911 Tapes Released in Charles Kinsey Shooting, Pokes Massive Hole in Police Narrative of What Happened

Charles Kinsey, 47, demonstrates how he had his hands in the air shortly before he was shot by police. Image courtesy of ABC 7.<p>Last week, online …

African-American News

Electoral Map Gives Donald Trump Few Places to Go

Donald J. Trump, confronting a daunting electoral map and a significant financial disadvantage, is preparing to fall back from an expansive national campaign and concentrate the bulk of his time and money on just three or four states that his campaign believes he must sweep in order to win the …

Donald Trump

Prom 19 - LSO/Haitink: Mahler, 29 July 2016

Royal Albert Hall<p>Mahler – Symphony no.3<p>Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)<p>Tiffin Boys’ Choir (chorus master: James Day) <br>London Symphony Chorus (chorus …

Playwrights

An Essential Music Critic, but Nobody’s Role Model

The composer Virgil Thomson was also one of the most astute and influential critics of the 20th century. From 1940 to 1954, he brought feisty opinions and lucid, colloquial prose to The New York Herald Tribune, where he championed living composers, especially Americans. Every practicing and …

Entertainment

At the Front in a Scarred Falluja

I accompanied Iraq’s elite counterterrorism force and other units from the Iraqi military and the federal police into Falluja at the end of June, during the final days of their long battle to wrest back control of the city from the Islamic State.<p>Falluja was the first Iraqi city to fall to the …

War

Draft-Dodger Trump Said Sleeping Around Was My ‘Personal Vietnam’

In a 1997 Howard Stern interview, the future presidential candidate likened sleeping with multiple women to service in the war he repeatedly avoided.<p>Draft-dodger Donald Trump once said that the danger he faced from getting sexually transmitted diseases was his own “personal Vietnam.”<p>In a 1997 …

Asia

As the Saudis Covered Up Abuses in Yemen, America Stood By

Washington let Saudi Arabia commit atrocities in Yemen, then strong-arm the UN into remaining silent.<p>The United Nations has long been bullied by its most powerful members, and U.N. secretaries-general have usually been forced to grit their teeth and take it quietly. But few nations have been more …

Yemen

Chicken Hawk Trump Mocks Captain Khan’s Mother

When pressed to respond to the powerful speech by Khizr Khan at the DNC, he chose to go after the dead soldier’s mother and claim his empire was a sacrifice.<p>I didn’t think it was possible for Donald Trump to say anything more despicable than he has already served up in this campaign. But this …

Donald Trump

‘Young, old, conservative, liberal’: Turkey in shock over journalists’ arrest

Turkish media are in a state of shock this weekend after the government arrested 17 journalists in recent days on terror charges and issued arrest warrants for dozens more, in what a press freedom group has warned is a “sweeping purge” of the sector.<p>Turkey had already ordered the closure of more …

Journalism

The Exterminating Angel review – a turning point for Adès, and opera

Three live sheep, trained to the highest operatic standards, mooch on stage. Bells chime. Servants depart just as dinner guests in jewels and finery arrive. “Enchanted, enchanted”, they intone some two dozen times between them on variants of the same musical rise and fall. It’s the start of an …

Entertainment

Tunisian prime minister Habib Essid sacked by parliament

Tunisia’s parliament passed a vote of no confidence in prime minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the US-trained agricultural economist.<p>The no-confidence motion was passed by 118 votes, easily crossing the country’s 109-vote threshold after a debate that …

Democracy

Muslims Refuse To Bury IS Priest Killer

Community leaders in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray said they did not want to "taint" Islam by having any association with Adel Kermiche, the 19-year-old …

Religion

If you look at Chris Christie, he was just standing there. He had nothing to say. Maybe he wasn't allowed to: https://t.co/XuaVTO9zLB

Renewable Energy

Expanding the canon

Too small a group dominates literary discourse in the country, so The Hindu asked a set of writers and editors to list the most underrated writers in …

India

Don Quixote review – the Bolshoi puts its best foot forward

When I was first learning about ballet as a child I read a lot of books that summed up the plots of famous old classics with phrases like: “There is a lot of pretty dancing to celebrate the marriage of x and y. They live happily ever after.”<p>Those sentences sprang irresistibly to mind watching <i>Don</i> …

Don Quixote

How Benjamin Netanyahu Is Crushing Israel’s Free Press

In its annual report released this spring, Freedom House, an American democracy advocacy organization, downgraded Israel’s freedom of the press ranking from “free” to “partly free.” To anyone following Israeli news media over the past year and a half, this was hardly surprising. Freedom House …

Israel

Desperate journeys: 3,034 refugees die in seven months

At least 3,034 refugees have died en route to Europe so far in 2016, a sharp increase from last year, says the IOM.<p>Almost as many Europe-bound asylum seekers and irregular migrants have died on desperate journeys so far this year than in all of 2015, the deadliest year on record for refugees.<p>At …

Refugees

Iraq: Ban Abusive Militias from Mosul Operation

(Beirut) – Iraqi military commanders should prevent militias with records of serious abuses from taking part in planned military operations for the …

Iraq

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Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice.

<i>Ghazala Khan’s son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.</i><p>CHARLOTTESVILLE<p>Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention. He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, …

Donald Trump

Questions all Jeremy Corbyn supporters need to answer

Labour and the left teeter on the brink of disaster. There, I said it. I’ll explain why. But first, it has become increasingly common in politics to …

Jeremy Corbyn

Critics See Efforts to Purge Minorities From Voter Rolls in New Elections Rules

SPARTA, Ga. — When the deputy sheriff’s patrol cruiser pulled up beside him as he walked down Broad Street at sunset last August, Martee Flournoy, a 32-year-old black man, was both confused and rattled. He had reason: In this corner of rural Georgia, African-Americans are arrested at a rate far …

Democracy

Yves Bonnefoy obituary

“I would like to bring together, almost identify, poetry and hope.” So wrote the French poet Yves Bonnefoy, who has died aged 93. Poet, essayist, art and literary critic, translator and editor, Bonnefoy sought throughout to make clear the ground on which this hopefulness was to be built.<p>Over the …

Poetry

Parents of Slain Muslim Soldier Assail Donald Trump as Lacking Empathy

Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq, stiffened their denunciation of Donald J. Trump on Sunday, saying he lacks the moral character and basic empathy to be president.<p>Mr. Khan, who addressed the Democratic National Convention on …

Donald Trump

Body of Work

A legendary architect, a conceptual artist, a hidden archive, and a mysterious diamond.<p>Last September, in Guadalajara, an American conceptual artist named Jill Magid and a pair of gravediggers convened at the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, a monument where the most celebrated citizens of the …