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Bozoma Saint John, Ubers brand officer: Saying please gets me everything I need

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The Connecticut-born marketing executive on her fearless daughter and the app she couldnt live without Born in Connecticut, US, Saint JohnBozoma Saint John, 40, spent her early childhood in Kenya. After studying English and African American at Wesleyan University, she worked for Spike DDB, then ran PepsiCos music and entertainment marketing division. In 2014, she became head of global consumer marketing for iTunes. In June, she became chief brand officer at Uber. She is a widow, has one …

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Would you kill my mother for me?: a dark case of abuse and revenge

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Dee Dee Blanchard forced her healthy daughter Gypsy to use a wheelchair and fabricated endless medical emergencies for her. Then Gypsy found a boyfriend, and made a grisly plan to escape her mother and start a new life. Erin Lee Carr tells a deeply disturbing story of Munchausen by proxy and murder I have four VHS tapes in a large ziplock bag. They are family home movies, but not of my family. The label of one tape reads simply Gypsy. A little girl appears in the centre of the frame, her eyes …

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Blind date: There may have been a peck or two

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Ben, 26 advertising product manager, meets Samantha, 21, actor Ben on Samantha What were you hoping for?Someone to have a good laugh with. First impressions?Cute, and I liked her nose ring. What did you talk about?Favourite music, recent travels, our shared love of Love Island. Any awkward moments?None at all. Good table manners?Impeccable. Best thing about Sam?Really good chat. Would you introduce her to your friends? Dont see any reason why not. Describe her in three wordsChatty, funny, …

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Janeane Garofalo is a tiny thing, but the air around her crackles

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I think about all Garofalos combined experience on screen and stage, and smile at how lucky I am to have seen her in the flesh One of my favourite romantic comedies was released all the way back in 1996, and while it rarely makes it on to the best-of lists, trust me, Janeane Garofalo. As ateen and even now Iconnected instinctively and intensely with hercharacter: acharming, funny, insecure feministradio host. Ihave followed Garofalos career ever since, but herlower profile in recent years means …

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What if women ruled the world?

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An end to abuse, a law against mansplaining, and reparations for two millennia of injustice as a new sci-fi art show imagines a female-led future, we ask comedians, writers, politicians and CEOs for their vision Somethings not working at the moment Marina Abramovi, artist If women ruled the world, they would stop being fragile, they would stop being dependent, they would never be the victim, they would never be abused. I want women to be warriors. When women are free and happy, they will know …

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The day John Cleese asked me in for tea, sympathy and careers advice

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Its 1986, and Tom Connolly, a directionless, drunk 19-year-old writes to his comic hero suggesting they co-write a film. To his amazement he receives a reply, containing an invitation As a directionless 19-year-old in 1986, I wrote a drunken letter to my hero John Cleese after watching a Un Chien Andalou and Men Like Air is published by Myriad at 9.99. To buy a copy for 8.49, go to …

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: surviving instant fame and finding a lasting bond

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The famous mother and daughter, who died a day apart last week, survived showbusiness by coming to depend on each other, as a poignant new documentary shows In a modest screening room on the Cte dAzur last spring, the curtains went up on what were to prove the last scenes of a great Hollywood mother-and-daughter saga. An intrigued audience at the Cannes film festival joined Bright Lights. Largely shot in the privileged enclave of Beverly Hills, the film is the true-life story of coping with a …

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Liar, liar: in a post-truth world, writers reveal their biggest fib

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The Oxford Dictionary has declared post-truth its word of the year. But is it always wrong to lie? Not only had I never done any form of martial art in my entire life, but I couldnt even do any exercise When I was 21, I lived in Hong Kong, having dropped out of university in London and basically run away. Somehow it worked: I was soon making a living working as an extra in Chinese soap operas, which were broadcast on the mainland but shot in Hong Kong, where it was easier to find white people …

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What I wore this week: padded power coat | Jess Cartner-Morley

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It looks like the coat you grab off the rack to walk the dog, but it is, in fact, the coat those in the know will wear to fashion week This is a power coat. Yes, really. I know it doesnt look like it. It isnt cashmere, it isnt Savile Row-tailored. It isnt power navy or stealth-wealth camel. It looks like the coat you grab off the rack to walk the dog, not the coat around which you base your new season look. But it is, in fact, the coat those in the know will wear to fashion week. At its most …

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Careless whisker: Universal to release album for cats

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David Teie from University of Maryland creates Music for Cats featuring purring, suckling noises and cello to calm felines They are a particularly tough audience picky, moody, often impossible to please but Music for Cats, saying it is an absolutely serious undertaking . He said: It is the biggest challenge with this, people think it is silly. But I think it is the way the brain works . If I look at a door and say thats a fish, you are going to say thats a door . Everybody knows what music is …

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