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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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Welcome To Virgo Season, Bitches

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… Love going out? Too bad, you love staying in and working an extra 3 hours now. Love drunk texting? That’s adorable, today you’re going to text that SOB and tell him that you’re not interested and then you’re going to block his number BEFORE seeing if he responds. Love drinking? Copious amounts of you do. No wine until you’ve had your daily 64 ounces hon. That’s the rule. See, the thing about Virgo season is that it’s not for, well, You have literally 11 …

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

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… journalist who meets him to describe him as cuddly or resembling a teddy bear) lurks a difficult, calculating control freak. Well, he shrugs, theyre probably right. I have a very toxic combination of being completely determined, inflexible, controlling and being totally shy, guilty at hurting anyones feelings, hypersensitive to other peoples needs, and its just paralysing. That was the problem with working on Blackstar, he says. He originally contacted Bowie, whom he had met while working with …

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

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… Kiran Desai Kiran Desai. Photograph: Samuel Aranda/Getty Images Every Saturday I suffer from a depression I call my Saturday depression. The main symptom of this is that when I look inthe mirror I dont see myself, I see a ghost. The sight of this ghost fills me with fear. I know this spectre is merely the cumulative result of one more week in one more year of many years of self-imposed isolation for the sake of a book I have been working on a long while. Last Saturday to avoid my …

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Fear Not, Beliebers Despite His ‘Spiritual Awakening,’ Justin Bieber WILL Make More Music

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Sure, According to a new report out this morning in TMZ, the Biebs has been reassuring his closest friends that he WILL return to performing soon! Sources connected to the singer are saying that his faith isn’t going to stop him from being an artist, and he’s still reportedly in and out of studios working on new music even during his spiritual awakening. He reportedly doesn’t have a date in mind yet for when to return, but he apparently has made it VERY clear to friends …

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SZA: The record company took my hard drive from me

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The R&B singer endorsed by Beyonc and Kendrick Lamar explains why her much delayed album was finally and forcibly released Last year, Solna Rowe walked away from music for good. She was 25, and she had been putting out EPs as SZA (say it like scissor) since 2012, when rapper/producer Terrence Punch Henderson stumbled across some early tracks and signed her up to Top Dawg Entertainment, the label thats also home to Schoolboy Q. In the time she had been working, she had co-written …

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

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… to almost every areaof national life, and most of all to the left-behind working-class Brexit voters. They will be the ones worst hit; by what is already a decline in real earnings. Trump is one of the few well-known foreigners to have supported Brexit, but now he is holding hands with French president Emmanuel Macron rather than British prime minister May, even he has gone rather quiet on Brexits expected glories. That does not mean he has become more restrained or responsible on any other …

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‘Time for change’: Encouraging working class actors to rise again – BBC News

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… award categories had gone to people from private schools, while Sky News recently calculated that 45% of the BBC’s best-paid stars were also privately educated. Also in 2016, researchers found that 16% of actors came from working class backgrounds – half the level of the population as a whole – and that the British acting profession was “heavily skewed towards the privileged.” The Labour Party is now conducting its own investigation into opportunities for working …

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8 petty laws inspired by Honolulu’s attempted ban on cellphone walking

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… right-swiping their soulmate? No. Do you really think anyone is going to resist responding to Slack messages from their boss on-the-go, thereby shattering the illusion that they’re already diligently working from their desks instead of running 20 minutes late? LOL good one. We text, we walk, we multi-task. Get over it. Other petty laws the world could use instead While we’re on the topic of petty laws, there are SO many pieces of legislation we’d rather see passed. Here are …

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Finally, I’ve learned to stop saying sorry in work emails

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… “thoughts?” or “re-upping this in case it’s been missed”. Abstaining from apologies I’ve reigned in my apologies in written form and IRL. I now save the word ‘sorry’ for when I’m actually at fault. I’m not sorry that my email is long. You’re being paid to read it and answer it. Why must women beat around the bush? When composing an email, I remind myself how much of my life I’ll be working. Suddenly the thought of adding …

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