Susan Sontag

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Name: Susan Sontag
First reported 56 mins ago - Updated 56 mins ago - 1 reports

Annie Leibovitz loves the intimacy of nude portraits

Annie Leibovitz at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. Image: ST/ Neo XiaobinVeteran photographer Annie Leibovitz is taking on a new challenge this summer: learning to use the cellphone camera. She has yet to master the selfie or other forms of photo-sharing ... [Published Her World Plus - 56 mins ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Diversity begins at the top

Dear President Shepard:I would like to congratulate your open declaration that whites are not desired as students at Western Washington University. It is forthright, refreshing and very post-racial. As Susan Sontag said, “Whites are the cancer of history.” ... [Published Western Front - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Signature Leibovitz

YOU have probably seen her photographic work grace the covers of top fashion magazines. But to renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz, these pictures of world-famous celebrities just make up one side of her life - the "assignments". The other ... [Published Business Times Singapore - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

The cool factor

From left: Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, Jeff Bezos (Fortune) There's a new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery that you really should check out called "American Cool." It's a collection of photographs -- mostly in black and white, of course -- ... [Published CNN Money - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Curating your life

Mother NewsCut, now 92, sent me a letter in the mail the other day, which was a stunning enough experience these days, but it’s what was inside that riveted my attention. It was a piece of her life.It’s a pay stub from a factory in Rockford, Ill., where ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All

i i Jens-Ulrich Koch/AFP/ After Susan Sontag died in 2004, the writer's estate sold her letters, computers and other materials to UCLA for a special collection. Her biographer says the wealth of information can be daunting — and a bit eerie. Jens-Ulrich ... [Published NPR - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

How India is missing Khushwant Singh & Behram Contractor's humor on the eve of elections

Harish Nambiar"I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so."Those are the words of Stephen Leacock, officially the world's most popular English humourist between 1915 and 1925. Despite being forever known ... [Published Economic Times - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

Defending her words

:Second takeIt’s lucky for us that the new film on Hannah Arendt isn’t a documentary but a dramatisation of those controversial, embattled days in her life when she had to defend her writing.Because, let’s admit it, documentaries, with few exceptions, ... [Published Deccan Herald - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 2 reports

Authors against Turkey Twitter ban

Christian Science Monitor,Authors have historically been activists – think Thomas Paine, Aldous Huxley, Susan Sontag – and today's authors are no exceptions. Skip to next paragraph. Recent posts. 03.28.14. ; 03.28.14. Half Price Books hosts a... ... [Published India Everyday - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Port series brings talk to PEM

Who better to explain the meaning of fashion than a former model with a Ph.D.?Ashley Mears, assistant professor of sociology at Boston University, will discuss “From Bullet Bras to Bra Burning” at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem on Saturday at 3 p. ... [Published Newbury Port News - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Dashiki Dialogues: Miniskirt minstrels and funeral twerks

I’ve also watched with apprehension the YouTube video of scantily clad girls gyrating and twerking at a funeral in Soshanguve.The video has since become a huge talking point on social media and news platforms.It shows a group of girls in skimpy dresses ... [Published City Press - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

A darker side to living in NYC!

From the  Hallmark Abstract Service, New York websiteVisit and click the  Follow tab  in the lower right-hand corner of the page so you never miss an article like this one!If you live in, are trying to stay in or seek to get into the ‘glitzy scene’ in ... [Published Realty Times - Mar 24 2014]

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Annie Leibovitz loves the intimacy of nude port... [Published Her World Plus - 56 mins ago]
Professor Mervyn Morris named Jamaica's poet l... [Published Jamaica Observer - Apr 20 2014]
On the road: Fly a kite along Lake Michigan [Published Chicago Daily Herald - Apr 19 2014]
Reality loses a little magic [Published Indian Express - Apr 18 2014]
Letter: Diversity begins at the top [Published Western Front - Apr 18 2014]
U.R. Ananthamurthy | The interpreter of injustices [Published - Apr 18 2014]
Top 6 Beaches in Pernambuco [Published My Destination - Apr 18 2014]
Light Reading: To Brides & Shooters [Published Rangefinder Magazine - Apr 18 2014]
Garcia Marquez and Castro: A controversial frie... [Published Rappler - Apr 18 2014]
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, conjurer of literary ma... [Published NDTV - Apr 18 2014]
Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Fidel Castro: A cont... [Published Economic Times - Apr 17 2014]
Signature Leibovitz [Published Business Times Singapore - Apr 17 2014]
Clay County woman wins $5M verdict in tobacco suit [Published Gainesville Sun - Apr 16 2014]
Spring signals for your attention [Published Whistler Question - Apr 15 2014]
Pulitzer Prizes To Megan Marshall And Eli Saslow [Published WBUR On Point - Apr 14 2014]
Lensmen deserve our respect [Published South Africa Star - Apr 11 2014]
The cool factor [Published CNN Money - Apr 11 2014]
Difficult doctors, difficult patients [Published Asiaone - Apr 11 2014]
I hope and pray that bookshops will survive – s... [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Apr 10 2014]
Cinephilia Culture and the Fear of Missing Out ... [Published Pop Matters - Apr 10 2014]
‘From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town,’ ... [Published Washington Post - Apr 09 2014]
Curating your life [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Apr 09 2014]
The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Noth... [Published NPR - Apr 09 2014]
The Legend of Vera Nabokov: Why Writers Pine fo... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Apr 08 2014]
Gun control advocacy group approves of Schwartz... [Published - Apr 08 2014]
Today in History [Published - Apr 07 2014]
Supreme Court Doesn't Want to Be Involved With ... [Published Gawker - Apr 07 2014]
How India is missing Khushwant Singh & Behram C... [Published Economic Times - Apr 05 2014]
Rahul Jacob: In memoriam [Published Business Standard India - Apr 04 2014]
HIV and its cultural mutation [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Apr 03 2014]
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Aboard Malaysia Air Flight 370 [Published BAGnewsNotes - Mar 24 2014]
Pursuing a simple yet clever idea, NYT photographer Rahman Roslan actually takes us aboard Malaysia Flight 370. If up to now, you only imagined the fated plane in your minds eye as a blip on a radar screen or even a murky fragment on a ...
The Nation backs Col. Putin [Published The Reality-Based Community - Mar 24 2014]
Some time ago in this space, I identified The Nation as part of the “American-power-hating left” that fawns over Vladimir Putin, Asked for chapter and verse, I couldn’t find it, and removed the offending reference. (See the discussion in comments.) ...
A Tumor, the Embryo’s Evil Twin [Published 3quarksdaily - Mar 18 2014]
George Johnson in The New York Times: During her first encounter with cancer , Susan Sontag described a tumor as a “demonic pregnancy .” “This lump is alive,” she wrote in “ Illness as Metaphor ,” “a fetus with its own will.” She could hardly ...
Watching Hamlet In Pyongyang [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Mar 15 2014]
Human rights groups have  criticized  the Globe Theater for planning to take a touring production to North Korea: The Globe will perform the play in the secretive state in September 2015 as part of a global tour marking the 450th anniversary of the ...
Dance Sculpture! Wanås Konst opens a new season... [Published CisionWire - English - Mar 11 2014]
In 2014 sculpture, dance and choreography meet and merge at Wanås. Artists build towers, create fairytales in the park, find invisible in-between spaces and follow a story to the bottom of the sea. Wanås Konst makes a head start this season by opening ...
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