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When Dambudzo Marechera met Aaron Chiund...

The herald Onai Mushava revisits the cold encounters of two of Zimbabwe’s best-known writers, Dambudzo Marechera and Aaron Chiundura Moyo, in conversation with their contemporaries and critics. Dambudzo Marechera’s moods swung between extremes like an Eskimo in Hades. Everyone around him was the shadow of a plot that had to be resisted with unpredictable explosions. […]

Mark Johnston to train with Son Charlie

Lingfield witnessed a piece of racing history on December 31 as Britain’s most prolific trainer Mark Johnston sent the last runner off solely on his behalf before his license was jointly held with his son Charlie from January 1. Almost 35 years after sending her first runner – Rosie Oh over the hurdles at Wetherby […]

Our hopes for East Bay restaurants and b...

In this 2018 photo, community members come together to support Hasta Muerte, an Oakland café that has taken a principled and cohesive stance against systemic oppression. Credit: Hasta Muerte / Facebook Nosh 2021 in review· East Bay’s most trusted bar and restaurant destinations· East Bay’s Best Dining Experiences· The best alfresco dining in East Bay· […]

Asma Khader, fighter for women’s rights

Jordan has long been an unwavering ally of Western countries. But the status of women – their treatment in the labor market, their access to good medical care, and their participation in politics – has deteriorated in recent years, although Jordanian women have made progress in the field of education. A country where conservative tribes […]

Robert Gómez is the first Watsonville po

WATSONVILLE– For the first time ever, the town of Watsonville has its own Poet Laureate. Longtime resident Robert Gómez will work over the next two years to advance the literary arts throughout the Pajaro Valley. A Poet Laureate is appointed by a government or other institution to represent and engage in dialogue with their communities, […]

Jet Sports Female Athlete of the Month: ...

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Flowing Wells junior Navine Mallon records a double-double in points and rebounds (Andy Morales / AllSportsTucson.com) Flowing Wells established themselves as one of the top teams in the state through December with a 15-1 overall record, including winning their Flowing Wells Shootout Invitational Championship on December 29. […]

How the Northman is inspired by Shakespe...

Robert Eggers’ next historical epic, The Northman, is about a Viking prince seeking revenge for his father. It is also based on a play by Shakespeare. The man of the North is an upcoming historical epic about a young Viking prince seeking revenge for his murdered father. The trailer for the film has already generated […]

GHETTO, RENAISSANCE ET MODERN OBLIVION w...

The Miglior Film Prize, or Best Film, in the International Documentary Section of the Asti International Film Festival went to Babylon: Ghetto, Renaissance and Modern Oblivion, the first film by the soprano and director of the Salon / series Sanctuary Concerts Jessica Gould, styling off an extraordinary year for Gould’s directorial debut. The hybrid musical […]

The rigors of motherhood are tested in t...

An encouraging sign of Hollywood’s progress in gender equity is “The Lost Daughter”. This is Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature debut as writer / director, and it is exceptional. Based on a novel by Elena Ferrante, “Daughter” is about motherhood. More specifically, it is about feeling ambivalent about motherhood. Olivia Colman plays Leda, a teacher on vacation […]

Kaithapram Vishwanathan, Music Director ...

Kerala- Thiruvananthapuram: Legendary Kerala State Music Director Shri Kaithapram Viswanathan Namboothiri died at a private hospital in Kozhikode (Calicut) on Wednesday, industry sources said. The 58-year-old musician, always in the shadow of his illustrious older brother, poet and lyricist, Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, breathed his last in a private hospital where he was undergoing cancer treatment. […]