Don McCullin’s Art of War

Don McCullinNear Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, West Germany, 1961 “People have a tendency to call me a war photographer. I hate that.” These words are murmured by a genial old soul at the start of the recent BBC documentary Don McCullin: Looking for England, but a visitor to the large retrospective of his photographs at the …

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A Fine Green Thread

MARCH 15, 2019 IN 1880, MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER Mary was born in County Cork, Ireland. Or perhaps it was Cook County, Illinois. Though her parents’ birthplace was indeed Ireland, she offered conflicting accounts about her own, and it’s more than possible she never really knew for sure. Over the years, however, at least within her own …

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A mystery in the Mojave

The Other Americans. By Laila Lalami.Pantheon; 320 pages; $25.95. Bloomsbury Circus; £16.99. LAILA LALAMI’S debut novel, “Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits”, charted the plight of four desperate Moroccans who attempt to flee their country and cross the Strait of Gibraltar in search of a better life. In “The Moor’s Account” she gave voice to a …

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Sunday Reading: Legendary Heists

There’s something seductive about the idea of the perfect heist—a crime that’s both reckless and meticulous, requiring a detailed plan for breaking the rules. This week, we’ve gathered a selection of pieces on legendary heists and capers. In “The Pink Panthers,” David Samuels tracks a network of seasoned diamond thieves who have orchestrated spectacular heists …

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 17, 2019

Sponsored by our What’s Up in YA Giveaway of a $100 gift card to Amazon! Enter here. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover …

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BREAKING: Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26

Mike Thalassitis \- most famous for taking part in Love Island 2017 – has died. The 26-year-old's body was found in a woodland near his Essex house on Saturday. His manager confirmed the young star's tragic death to the Daily Mail, but the cause is still unknown. Former League One footballer Mike was also known …

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Mike Thalassitis, Former Love Island Star, Dead at 26

Mike Thalassitis, a former reality star who competed on the third season of the British series Love Island, tragically passed away on Friday. He was 26 years old. The BBC reported that Thalassitis’ death was confirmed by his management company, although we have no direct quote from that company ourselves. There has been no announced …

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