Artie Lange Appears Badly Disfigured In Latest Mugshot

On Monday, we reported on the sad news that troubled comedian Artie Lange was set to be arrested again after violating his probation. The former Howard Stern co-host has struggled with substance abuse for decades and had accumulated more than 100 days of sobriety prior to his latest brush with the law. A warrant was …

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‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now

Jean-Léon Gérôme: The Snake Charmer, 1870 Edward Said’s Orientalism is one of the most influential works of intellectual history of the postwar era. It is also one of the most misunderstood. Perhaps the most common misunderstanding is that it is “about” the Middle East; on the contrary, it is a study of Western representations of …

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Headline bags Buxton debut on foul-mouthed crow’s battle to save humanity

Published May 21, 2019 by Mark Chandler Headline has bagged the “uniquely hilarious” debut novel from Kira Jane Buxton about a “foul-mouthed” crow’s battle to save humanity from extinction. Headline has bagged the “uniquely hilarious” debut novel from Kira Jane Buxton about a “foul-mouthed” crow’s battle to save humanity from extinction. Jess Whitlum-Cooper, commissioning editor, …

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The promise and problems of cities

Cities: The First 6,000 Years. By Monica Smith. Viking; 304 pages; $30. Simon & Schuster; £20 MONICA SMITH begins her provocative and engaging tour of 6,000 years of “crowd-based living” with a question: Why cities? The problems that arise from packing too many people into too small a space range from inadequate food supply and …

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