Pious

Even an Orgy Scene Can’t Save the Met Opera’s Dull Take on ’Samson et Dalila’

A particular delight of opera is that the art form can be enjoyed on so many levels: gripping music drama, glitzy pageant, guilty-pleasure camp. And …

The Arts

Diversionary's 'Bull in a China Shop' a bracing look at history through modern lens

Right from the start, “Bull in a China Shop” makes it clear that if this is a period piece, it’s one that comes with an exclamation point. (Not to …

San Diego

The Londoner: 'Pious waffle' blast at Tribune buyer

Former staff at Left-wing Tribune magazine have blasted the “disrespect” shown to them by new owner Bhaskar Sunkara, who, they claim, didn’t even …

UK News

Rahul Gandhi Arrives in Amethi, Welcomed by Kanwariya Sangh

Fresh from his Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage, Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrived at his parliamentary constituency, Amethi, on Monday, 24 …

Rahul Gandhi

The new mother’s tale: a Kent walk in Chaucer’s footsteps

In 1170, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his cathedral. In the centuries that followed, hundreds of thousands of people made the pilgrimage through the Kentish countryside to pray at his shrine. As Geoffrey Chaucer famously describes:<i><br>From every shire’s end/Of England, to</i> …

Canterbury

#SuzyMFW Dolce & Gabbana: From Church To Street To High Opera

Stefano Gabbana stood among models of different shapes, colours and ages as he prepped for the latest show with Domenico Dolce.<p>Dolce & Gabbana …

Dolce & Gabbana

With the Sesame Street sexuality row, the Left’s hashtag politics have hit peak insanity

One of the bizarre aspects of living today is that, just when the West is at its least sexist, homophobic and racist, the din of outrage about sexism, homophobia and racism is at fever pitch.<p>An alien visiting Britain or the United States today would deduce from the anger on social media that we had …

Sesame Street

Wake Forest theater season covers a lot of ground

The Wake Forest University Theatre Subscription Series for 2018-19 includes a classic French comedy from 1664, a 1948 drama derived from a …

Wake Forest University

#SuzyMFW: Roberto Cavalli And Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

With supermodel Gigi Hadid beside him in a curvy tailored jacket and stretch bicycle shorts, Paul Surridge spoke passionately about his concept as …

Fashion (UK)

Leonardo– The Vintage of Vinci: Part Two

Leonardo had the misfortune of being born as the illegitimate son of Piero of Vinci in 1452. He was never recognized as a legitimate son of Piero …

Inventions

Amethi Set to Welcome 'Shiv Bhakt' Rahul Gandhi Amid Chants of 'Bum Bhole'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be attending more than a dozen programmes during his visit, for which local party workers are busy in last …

Rahul Gandhi

Mitch McConnell Says That Kavanaugh Will Be Confirmed. Should We Believe Him?

Sen. Mitch McConnell addresses the Values Voter Summit. Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesRemember earlier in the week, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

Mitch McConnell

The Hieronymus Bosch Demon Bird Was Spotted Riding the New York City Subway the Other Day…

To me, the great promise of homeschooling is that one day your child might, on their own initiative, ride the New York City subways dressed in a …

New York City

Light of wisdom

Human beings experience the immediate world in which they live through the senses, mind, intellect and consciousness. They easily accept the …

The Feast of San Gennaro in New York: the biggest Italian street fair outside of Italy?

This weekend New Yorkers celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro, an 11-day-long street fair now in its 92nd year. What is the Feast of San Gennaro, and …

Italy

Sexy Handmaid's Tale Costume Removed From Stores After Backlash

<b>advertising</b><p>A sexy version of the titular costume from Hulu's <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> was removed from a popular Halloween costume and lingerie online …

The Handmaid's Tale

Manmarziyaan controversy: Taapsee Pannu DEMANDS a drug test outside Gurudwaras; here's why | PINKVILLA

She wrote, "#Protest I want full drug test outside the gurudwara." To another user, she replied, "Uffo ab toh there will be a protest to remove that …

Celebrity News (India)

Frank on a Gunboat (An Odd Series by Harry Castelmon)- Could Teach a Lesson

In Charles Emerson Fosdick (Uncle to the famously fuzzy thinking theologian named Foskdick) did his bit to the save the Union and then gave the lads …

Homebase

Commentary: I am a sexual assault survivor. No, we should not ‘believe all women’

“Believe all women.”<p>In the last week, this pious new mantra of the left has been used to completely dismantle an honorable man’s reputation. It’s incredible really, the idea that, in the year 2018, your biological makeup entitles you to be believed even in the absence of one shred of evidence.<p>Set …

Conservative View

Azerbaijani Shias gather for Ashura, under close watch from the state

A man performs Tatbir, a ritual where people beat themselves with chains as a sign of expressing grief for Imam Hussein and a willingness to give …

Human Rights

Yom Kippur meaning: What is Yom Kippur? Is it appropriate to say Happy Yom Kippur?

The most important day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur is a solemn occasion and a period of reflection for followers of the faith.<p>Jews believe it …

Yom Kippur

True devotion

The Bhagavata Purana describes the Lord’s incarnation as Rishabha in the line of Priyavrata famous for holy traditions. He appears at the yagna …

Most Americans Say ‘Enough!’ to Hollywood’s Self-Involved Lovefest

Ratings for Monday night’s 70th Emmy Primetime Awards — peppered with racial jokes and jabs at conservatives — may signal an important shift in …

Award Shows

Even Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Skeptic Wrestles With Divine

<b>Beverly Weintraub is a member of New York Daily News’ Pulitzer-Prize-winning editorial board. As a professional journalist, she is, by definition, a</b> …

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Coca-Cola Is Looking to Get in the Weed Business

• Despite the current attorney general’s harsh attitude toward marijuana, and its use in smear campaigns, soft-drink behemoth Coca-Cola is taking a look at the market for cannabis beverages, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. The Atlanta-based company is reportedly considering “drinks infused with CBD — the …

Cannabis Industry

Reagan Library Chief Weaves a Dramatic and Must-Read Thriller

Making a hard-science thriller understandable is a challenge.Making a hard-science and religious thriller explicable is almost impossible.The density …

Ronald Reagan

McConnell's response to Kavanaugh allegations: Blame the Democrats, of course

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emerged from his shell Monday afternoon to address the furor around attempted rape allegations against Supreme …

Liberal View

Speak up Mumbai: Waging a war on noise this Ganesh Chaturthi

Every year the last day of Ganpati celebration breaks all noise level records in the city. However, this Ganesh visarjan is going to be a quiet one. …

Ganesh Chaturthi

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC directs victims' families to file fresh petitions against release of convicts

<b>New Delhi</b>: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the victims' families in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to amend their petitions of not …

Tamil Nadu

Word Game: Sept. 17, 2018

TODAY’S WORD — LOCALES (LOCALES: lo-KALS: Places, especially with reference to particular events.)<p>Average mark 16 words<p>Time limit 25 minutes<p>Can you …