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Jerry Lewis, comedian, dies at 91

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(CNN)Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, said his publicist, Candi Cazau. He was 91. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early ’60s, he had become a top draw in movies such as “The Bellboy,” “The Nutty Professor” and “The …

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LCD Soundsystems James Murphy: I was a joke. My wife said I was going to die

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… less but I dont feel old because Im not trying to make grime, Im not making trap music. There are scenes that are interesting, but theyre so removed from me culturally that I dont feel, Uh-oh. He says he loved Lizzy Goodmans oral history of the 00s New York music scene, Meet Me in the Bathroom, kissing his fingers like a chef tasting a particularly sumptuous meal when its name is mentioned which comes as something of a surprise. The book features a lovely description of Murphys MDMA-fuelled …

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23 things non-English-speaking immigrants gave us that we totally don’t need. Not at all.

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… parents and kids from Pacific Northwest to Miami they provide are just not that essential, honestly. David Ortiz, Masahiro Tanaka, and Yasiel Puig repping Boston, New York and L.A. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images; Stephen Lam/Getty Images; Harry How/Getty Images. 16. Nor is this suspiciously low-effort dunk. 17. Nor, really, are lettuce, tomatoes, oranges, garlic, apples, lemons, cherries, corn, peaches, broccoli, plums, Swiss chard, watermelons, scallions, cranberries, parsley, …

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Unlearning the myth of American innocence

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… for college, this sort of planning stopped. The experience of going to a radically new place, as college was to me, upended my sense of the world and its possibilities. The same thing happened when I moved to New York after college, and a few years later when I moved to Istanbul. All change is dramatic for provincial people. But the last move was the hardest. In …

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Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

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… unavoidable depression I went to the Rubin Museum in New York to see the Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs of India. One section of the exhibition displays the photographs I almost wrote paintings that Cartier-Bresson took during the last days of Gandhis life and the days following his assassination. The photographs are painterly. Rather than emphasising a passing event, they have a staying presence; while the days they were taken were chaotic, they have a composed stillness; while it was surely …

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Luc Besson on turning Rihanna into a 28th-century Cleopatra and being stood up by Prince

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From The Fifth Element to Lucy, Bessons gender-splicing sci-fi films have never played by Hollywoods rules. Now hes taking the biggest gamble of his career by sending Cara Delevingne into space in Valerian No one needs a hit right now more than Luc Besson. His production company, EuropaCorp, plagiarising John Carpenters Escape from New York in his 2012 screenplay Lockout. And his new futuristic adventure, Lucy) to push the company back into the black. Right now, that looks as far fetched as any …

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After Trump and Brexit, is this the end for the Anglo Saxon west? | Timothy Garton Ash

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… recent interview with the failing New York Times reveals the egocentric, superficial stream-of-consciousness disorder of his mind: Leopold Bloom meets the National Enquirer. Asked if he will travel to Britain he says only, Ah, theyve asked me, and then reverts to telling stories about his trip to Paris. So much for the post-Brexit special relationship. Bouncing off a mention of visiting Napoleons tomb, he produces my favourite line in the whole interview: Well, the Fortinbras who commands …

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MashReads Podcast: ‘The Idiot’ is one of the best books you’ll read all year

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… including: reading The New York Times Magazine’s Letters of Recommendation and listening to Carly Rae Jepsen’s album Emotion when you’re having a bad day. Next week are discussing the latest dive into the Spider-Man universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming, because, comic books, folks. We hope you’ll join us. And if you’re looking for another book to sink your teeth into, we suggest Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, our new MashReads book club pick for the month. Gyasi will be …

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‘Time’ magazine’s epically candid cover shines spotlight on Donald Trump Jr.’s emails

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Congrats, Donald Trump Jr. you’ve got yourself a Time Magazine cover, just like dad! The Trump family should know by now that magazine covers show no mercy, but juuuust in case it slipped their minds Time’s latest doozy will surely remind them. If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump Jr. recently found himself at the center of the ongoing Trump-Russia controversy when the New York Times obtained and published (not to be outdone by Trump Jr. himself) emails that show him …

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