‘The Worst Person in the World’ Review: Oslo, Her Way

For a while, it seems as if this will involve choosing the right man. Julie’s father (Vidar Sandem) is a neglectful narcissist, and she’s fortunate that both Aksel and Eivind are, all in all, much nicer guys. Some of this is a sign of generational progress – not that 21st-century Norway, as Julie experiences it, … Read more

Leon Kossoff: Looking at life with a heavy brush

During his decades as an artist, British painter Leon Kossoff (1926-2019) produced 510 known oil paintings. This can be said because they have all been tracked down and published in a catalog raisonné just released by Modern Art Press (London). A reasoned catalog is a herculean effort of research, detective work, devotion and perception. This, … Read more

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s abortion ban proposal stifled by Republican lawmakers

A Republican-controlled South Dakota House committee declined Wednesday to consider a proposal from Governor Kristi Noem aimed at banning nearly all abortions, stifling a top item on the governor’s agenda. The Republican governor loudly trumpeted her proposal this year, which would have mimicked the private enforcement of a Texas law and prohibited abortions once medical … Read more

Conny with the Endangered West Hartford Whale | Connecticut News

WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – West Hartford’s iconic Conny the Whale is swimming in uncharted waters. The huge sculpture outside the Children’s Museum in West Hartford faces an uncertain future, but hundreds of Connecticut residents are teaming up to save it. The huge life-size sculpture of a sperm whale is 60 feet long and weighs … Read more

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic confirmed as No. 1 seed for grand slam

On Monday, a judge quashed the Australian government’s decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa and ordered him to be freed from a temporary immigration detention facility in Melbourne. However, the unvaccinated world No. 1 may still face deportation as Australia’s immigration minister considers stepping in to remove the tennis player from the country. Djokovic comes into … Read more

Titans fan has unexpected breakfast with Derrick Henry | News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – One lucky Titans fan found himself sitting at the “king’s table” when he went out to eat at Monell’s restaurant in Nashville. The food at Monell’s is served family-style at communal tables, so you never know who’s sitting next to you. For Serjio Gomez, it ended up being star Tennessee Titans … Read more

Why Can’t We Pay Attention Anymore?

STOLEN FOCUSWhy You Can’t Pay Attention – and How to Think Deeply AgainBy Johann Hari THE LOOPHow Technology Is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight BackBy Jacob Ward Johann Hari’s book “Stolen Focus” and Jacob Ward’s book “The Loop” discuss how technology and modernity are negatively and chronically affecting our brains and … Read more

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UK Energy Bills Set to Rise 54% by April

The price many British households pay for their heat and electricity is set to rise by 54 percent in April, the government’s energy regulator, Ofgem, said Thursday. The big jump, caused mainly by a surge of global natural gas prices, is expected to exacerbate concerns over inflation and the cost of living in Britain. The … Read more

Houston crime: woman found dead by gunshot on the side of Nimitz Street near Evanston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Investigators are looking for a gunman after a woman was shot dead near a road in east Houston at night. Houston police were responding to a nearby domestic violence call at around 12:30 AM on Wednesday when they were stopped by a truck driver who reported hearing gunfire and seeing a … Read more