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Nine Perfect Strangers: Michael Shannon Joins Nicole Kidman in Hulu Series

Nine Perfect Strangers: Michael Shannon joins Nicole Kidman in new Hulu miniseries According to Deadline, Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) has signed on for one of the leading roles in Hulu’s forthcoming limited series adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers . The 45-year-old actor is set to portray the role of Napoleon, a character in the novel who had lost a twin son. He will be joining the miniseries’ growing ensemble led by Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Movies, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman, TV News, Streaming, Kate Winslet, Amy Adams, Hulu, Jason Momoa, Rian Johnson, Napoleon, Michael Shannon, Melissa Mccarthy


Get 1% Better Every Day: The Kaizen Way to Self-Improvement

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in August 2015. It’s happened to all of us. You have a “come to Jesus” moment and decide you need to make changes in your life. Maybe you need to drop a few pounds (or more), want to pay off some debt, or desperately long to quit wasting time on the internet. So you start planni...
Tags: Japan, Featured, Life, Germany, America, Jesus, Toyota, Benjamin Franklin, Grand Canyon, Kaizen, Personal Development, Machu Picchu, Napoleon, Napoleon Hill, Jeff Olson, Rory Vaden


Judge Halts Planned Federal Execution Of Inmate Who Suffers From Dementia

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man said to be suffering from dementia, who had been set to die by lethal injection in the federal government’s second execution after a 17-year hiatus. Wesley Ira Purkey, convicted of a gruesome 1998 kidnapping and killing, was scheduled for execution Wednesday at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death Tuesday after his eleventh-hour legal bids failed. U.S. District Judge T...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Arkansas, Death Penalty, Associated Press, Kansas City, Justice Department, Death Penalty Information Center, Napoleon, Kansas City Kansas, Mark Sherman, Lee, U S District Court, The Supreme Court, Dunham


Off the Beaten Trail

A friend recommended a place to eat in what was once the Jewish Ghetto where Jews were forced to live until Napoleon conquered Venice and gave them the freedom to live where they chose as well as being allowed to build synagogues. I’ve been here before and don’t find it especially interesting compared to the rest of Venice but set out to try a new place called Gom Gom, a kosher Jewish restaurant, which turned out to be very good. An image seen in a window of an art gallery of a wedding in a...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Canal, Venice, Napoleon, Stefano, Madona, Saint Mark Square, Jewish Ghetto, St Stefano church


New Series: Behind the Paris Street Signs, Le Marais

While walking the streets of Paris have you ever noticed the blue street signs that sometimes are named after someone, and there’s a line or two describing who they are?   I’ve always been intrigued by the people listed on the signs, and thought someday, one day I would further research \them. After 15 years of living here, I finally decided to hunker down and actually do the research. This is the first entry in my new series Behind the Paris Street Signs. Each time I will write about ...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Israel, History, Paris, Kafka, Antoine, Waterloo, Napoleon, Marais, Les Halles, Benjamin, Levant, Place des Vosges, Carnavalet


"[P]erhaps the funniest aspect of 'Make Russia Great Again' is how calmly Herb conveys the craziness of the Trump administration."

"With the unruffled decorum of a five-star resort manager, he describes all the complicated maneuvers needed to entertain a president who does not read, who cannot concentrate for more than a few minutes and who will not listen to anything but soliloquies comparing him to 'Napoleon, or God.' The big rally that Trump wants in Testicle, Ohio, may strain the staff’s organizational expertise, but [White House chief of staff Herb Nutterman] is never anything less than brightly complimentary as he wat...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, White House, Fiction, Herb, Testicles, Napoleon, Trump, Buckley, George H W Bush, William F Buckley Jr, Christopher Buckley, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture, Testicle Ohio, Herb Nutterman


Conscripted To Be Private Bandleader For Central Africa’s Notorious Dictator-Emperor

Back in the late 1960s, Charlie Perrière was a struggling young musician in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, and about to leave for Congo when he was personally summoned by President Jean-Bédel Bokassa — the one who later crowned himself Emperor (just like his hero, Napoleon) and fed prisoners to crocodiles and lions. Bokassa told Perrière not to emigrate and subsequently drafted him to lead the president’s personal orchestra. Not only did Perrière survive, he became famous enou...
Tags: Art, Music, Congo, Central African Republic, Napoleon, Central Africa, Bangui, Bokassa, 06.30.20, Charlie Perrière, Jean Bédel Bokassa, Perrière


See Intricate Details in Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper in a New Gigapixel Image

The Royal Academy of Arts and Google teamed up on a high-resolution scan of a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper painted by his students. Even though the top part of the original is not depicted, this copy is said to be “the most accurate record of the original” and since the actual mural by Leonardo is in poor shape, this copy is perhaps the best way to see what Leonardo intended. This version was made around the same time as Leonardo made his original. It’s oil paint on canvas, whe...
Tags: Google, Royal Academy of Arts, Jesus, Napoleon, Jason Kottke, Judas, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Royal Academy, Saint Simon, Haltadefinizione Image Bank


An Immaculate Copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper Digitized by Google: View It in High Resolution Online

Romantic poets told us that great art is eternal and transcendent. They also told us everything made by human hands is bound to end in ruin and decay. Both themes were inspired by the rediscovery and renewed fascination for the arts of antiquity in Europe and Egypt. It was a time of renewed appreciation for monumental works of art, which happened to coincide with a period when they came under considerable threat from looters, vandals, and invading armies. One work of art that appeared on the it...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, England, Milan, College, Egypt, Royal Academy of Arts, Brazil, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, National Museum, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


11 restaurants serving the best Buffalo wings in the San Fernando Valley

Back in the day, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and we cranked up the backyard Weber to celebrate the Fourth of July — the anniversary of our freedom and liberty — we’d cook hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. We’d inhale Everests of coleslaw and potato salad. And Lord knows we would drink beer, lots and lots of beer, from long-forgotten brands with names like Old Milwaukee, Pils, Rheingold, Olympia and Jax. Sudsy memories all. We still eat our burgers and dogs, and drink our beer in copious ...
Tags: Maryland, California, Mexico, Kentucky, Wikipedia, Restaurants, Russia, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Tennessee


Bottega Cini - New Concept Store in Venice Celebrates Excellence

Bottega Cini - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Bottega Cini, a new type of museum shop in Venice, is a cause for celebration. It is refreshing to witness the opening of a store that fits so perfectly into the local community, mixing commerce and traditional Venetian culture, positioned in just the right zone. Located directly in front of Palazzo Cini at San Vio in the Dorsoduro district of Venice, it is sure to attract both locals and travelers who visit the Accademia Galleries, the Pala...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Raphael, Venice, Cannes, Bologna, Napoleon, Agrippa, Linea, Andrea, Marco, Bauer, Sabin, Vittorio, Giovanni, Marisa


How to Acquire Good Manners

  Editor’s note: The following excerpt — “How to Acquire Good Manners” by Bentley Bates — was included in The Boy’s Own Book of Leadership, published in 1933. Life is not so short but what there is always time for courtesy. –Ralph Waldo Emerson Good manners like all other human accomplishments may be acquired by any boy if he will study himself, imitate the best models and then practice – practice. Make a little chart of your good qualities and determine to make them better. It is often easier ...
Tags: Life, Etiquette, Chesterfield, Napoleon, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Relationships & Family, Bentley Bates


Ian Holm, Bilbo Baggins In 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Alien' Star, Dies At 88 (slashdot)

cold fjord writes: Sir Ian Holm, a classically trained actor celebrated for his interpretations of Shakespeare, and with an astonishing range of work in important science fiction and fantasy films, has died at age 88. Holm's depiction of King Lear was celebrated, and he brought Puck to life in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." But most people on Slashdot will remember him for a few other roles, such as Bilbo Baggins, in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and two of the "Hobbit" movies. Holm also appear...
Tags: News, Shakespeare, Napoleon, Slashdot, Lear, Holm, Cornelius, Bilbo Baggins, Ian Holm, BeauHD, Ian Holm Bilbo Baggins


Peter Jackson Penned a Heartfelt Farewell to the Late ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Ian Holm

Before the weekend, veteran actor Ian Holm sadly passed away at age 88. Best known for his turn as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, an outpouring of love, memories and tributes poured out onto the web in honor of the late actor who also starred in Alien, The Fifth Element, Chariots of Fired, Time Bandits, Garden State and more. But one of the most moving tributes came from Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson, who shared several fond memories of working wit...
Tags: Facebook, Death, London, Movies, New Zealand, Martin Freeman, Jackson, Elijah Wood, Bilbo, Peter-Jackson, Nz, Napoleon, Martin, Sophie, Ian, Parkinson


Ian Holm, Bilbo Baggins In 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Alien' Star, Dies At 88

cold fjord writes: Sir Ian Holm, a classically trained actor celebrated for his interpretations of Shakespeare, and with an astonishing range of work in important science fiction and fantasy films, has died at age 88. Holm's depiction of King Lear was celebrated, and he brought Puck to life in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." But most people on Slashdot will remember him for a few other roles, such as Bilbo Baggins, in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and two of the "Hobbit" movies. Holm also appear...
Tags: Tech, Shakespeare, Napoleon, Slashdot, Lear, Holm, Cornelius, Bilbo Baggins, Ian Holm, Ian Holm Bilbo Baggins


For What Do We Need Nations?

Over the centuries nationalism has swung back and forth as a progressive and retrograde force, depending on historical conditions. In revolutionary France the “nation” started as a wrecking ball against feudalism and the church. Before the “nation” became defined by its limit of concern, it appeared to the Old Regime as terrifying in its limitlessness. Before the “nation” could be for anyone it had to be against specific someones: kings, priests and their enablers. Nationalism became a forest f...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, Issues, Napoleon, 06.12.20


Werner Herzog: 'I'm fascinated by trash TV. The poet must not avert his eyes'

At 77 and holed up in lockdown, the veteran director and latterday actor shows no signs of slowing down or accepting any limitationsThe digital world, what a fabulous place, Werner Herzog declares from his home in Los Angeles. Fraught with danger. Filled with possibility. It is thanks to digital that he can stream his films to audiences in Africa and Asia, despite the fact that the theatres are closed. It is thanks to digital that he can receive an email from a student in Missoula, Montana and r...
Tags: Asia, Film, Africa, Los Angeles, Culture, World cinema, Skype, Napoleon, Werner Herzog, Herzog, Elba, Missoula Montana


The Art Of Being Persian

It is sunset and I am standing on the top of one of the Towers of Silence — a massive rock citadel where the Zoroastrians once laid out their dead for the vultures, to avoid contaminating the air with cremation, or the earth with burial. Article by Samira Ahmed | Financial Times I look down on the desert city of Yazd, in the heart of the Iranian plateau. The adobe-walled settlement glows at dusk, brimming with life. There are hidden cafés down the winding streets, where university ...
Tags: New York, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Life, China, India, US, Iran, Earth, Bbc, Unesco, Marco Polo, Tehran, Shakespeare, Donald Trump


Another Look

So far our walks are starting in the same place-at the Musee d’Orsay. I was early meeting our friend so I went into the Tuleries Garden again. A look at one of the smaller ponds. A statue with a dog and some pretty clouds. I’ve never noticed this green scarf behind the sculptures on the Louvre. Seeing the Pyramid at the Louvre through the arch of the Arch de Triumph built by Napoleon, as was the large on on the Champs Elysees. And the Pyramid itself. An op...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Napoleon, Musée, Louvre Museum, Pyramid, Terrace, Tuleries Garden


White Noise, a Film About “the Seductive Power of Extremism”

The Atlantic is releasing their first feature-length documentary later this month.1 The film is called White Noise and it’s about the white nationalist movement in the US. Director Daniel Lombroso spent four years embedded in the “alt-right” movement to figure out how it works. Progressives like to believe that racism is an opiate of the ignorant. But the alt-right’s leaders are educated and wealthy, groomed at some of America’s most prestigious institutions. The more time I spent documenting t...
Tags: Montana, US, America, Atlantic, Paris, Napoleon, Bushwick, Jason Kottke, Spencer, Dupont Circle, Birmingham Alabama, Alexandria Virginia, Richard Spencer, Little Rock Arkansas, AFI, Cernovich


Why are these borders so weird?

Borders have a simple job: separate different areas from each other.But they can get complicated fast, as shown by a new book.Here are a few of the bizarre borders it focuses on. Simple in theory What separates us humans from other animals? The use of tools or language? The invention of God or music? The ability to blush? (According to Mark Twain, we're the only animal that can – or needs to). The jury is still out. For a swifter verdict, ask what separates humans from each other. Quite literal...
Tags: Usa, Mississippi, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Singapore, Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, History, Bbc, Danube, Canada


What Should We Be Doing? | By Benoit Gateau-Cumin

Napoleon used to say an army is guided by its stomach: and here we are running out of food. In the worst possible way. When every bit of available food is used, it is merely a famine. When thousands upon thousands of gallons of milk are being dumped, it is fodder for civil riots. Our government, be it at the Federal level or each of our 50 states (semantics at this point) has to think "Got Milk?" among other things, and set up emergency measures for adequate distribution.
Tags: Travel, Napoleon, Benoit Gateau Cumin


The 10 Best Sherlock Holmes Stories

Over the course of 40 years during the late 19th and early 20th century, Arthur Conan Doyle published 60 Sherlock Holmes tales in the form of four short novels and 56 short stories (which are generally published in five separate collections). The adventures of Doyle’s iconic detective proved a craze from the start, and since then, no character has been as reproduced and adapted in film, television, stage, and the printed word.  I’d long been intrigued by the idea of Sherlock, but wasn’t real...
Tags: Books, England, London, Scotland, Life, America, Travel & leisure, Classics, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Napoleon, Wilson, Moriarty, Holmes


Austria like you’ve never seen it before

Austria has an almost-exclave, connected to the motherland via a single dot on a mountaintop.Habsburgs were so fancy, they were buried in three different locations across Vienna.These and other absurd and obscure facts about Austria are the subject of a highly entertaining Twitter account. Unless you're into skiing, double monarchies or "The Sound of Music," you probably don't give Austria much thought. Yet everybody's second-favorite Alpine republic is a locus of many weird and wonderful fact...
Tags: Europe, London, Funny, Germany, Russia, History, Unesco, Austria, Vienna, Chile, Innsbruck, Innovation, Crimea, James Bond, Kaiser, Moscow


Taiwan: Pariah and Poster Child

Editor’s Note: This is an expanded version of a piece we have published in the current issue of National Review.NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the middle of the 20th century, there was an expression: “He had a good war.” It was unseemly, maybe, but everyone knew what the expression meant: The person in question had come out of World War II in good shape -- even advantaged. In the same way, we might say that Taiwan is having a good pandemic.Those words are terrible to type, but readers may indulge the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, News, Congress, Australia, Washington, Senate, China, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, House, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Taipei


Abu Dhabi luxury travel

Jutting out into the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is the ultra-modern and sparkling clean capital of the United Arab Emirates. With 1.5 million residents, it is the second-largest urban area in the Emirates, after Dubai, which lies 87 miles to the northeast. Geographically, Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates, taking up roughly 80 percent of the country’s landmass. Nearly two-thirds of the UAE’s economic activity takes place here, with the majority of tourist attractions dotted along a ...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Middle East, Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, David Byrne, Napoleon, Louvre, All, North Africa, Big Apple, George Washington, Presidential Palace


‘Into the Dark’ Takes on the Horrors of Motherhood With “Delivered”

(Blumhouse Television and Hulu have partnered for a monthly horror anthology series titled Into The Dark , set to release a full holiday-themed feature every month. Horror anthology expert Matt Donato will be tackling the series one-by-one, stacking up the entries as they become streamable.) As Into The Dark’s second season cycles through the calendar anew, it’s becoming apparent which months can withstand multiple cinematic iterations of the same holiday. December? Candy canes and Christ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Features, Chicago, Hulu, Napoleon, Tom, Val, Blackman, Jenny, Ben Lovett, Tammi, Blumhouse, Maury, Paul Sheldon


French and Italian bread differences

We live in a world filled with diverse styles of bread. There’s Ethiopian injera and Indian naan, Irish soda bread and Slovakian vanoka. Not to mention the many types in the United States, like the humble loaf of potato bread. Few get as much attention in the US, however, as two generic styles that take their name from European countries: French bread and Italian bread. This classification itself doesn’t make a whole lot of sense — there are many types of French bread and many types of Italia...
Tags: Travel, Milan, France, US, Rome, United States, New Orleans, Napoleon, All, Parmigiano Reggiano, Zang, Genzano, French Bread, Jim Chevallier, Italian Bread, Bread Styles


13 best fried chicken options in the San Fernando Valley for takeout, delivery

There’s a theory concerning chicken which surfaces every now and again, only to be shouted down by the forces of science and reason. And that’s the little-mentioned concept that, contrary to popular belief, rather than being a type of poultry, our old friend chicken is actually a vegetable — most likely a sort of corn — that’s assumed the shape we know as chicken to keep crows and such pests away. It’s the sort of theory which would no doubt have pleased Darwin. The way the theory works is that ...
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