Monthly Archives: June 2009

Charismatic and Soulful, a Maturing Star of Jazz

  Esperanza Spalding carried herself like a worldbeater at Central Park SummerStage on Sunday afternoon, and resistance was largely futile. In her ebullient singing and her agile bass playing, Ms. Spalding radiated a cyclone-force charisma, along with the fresh-faced self-conviction … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei, apôtre chinois de la contestation sociale

  Dans le paysage chinois de 2009, l’homme est d’une essence inclassable. Ni dissident professionnel ni chantre de la «Nouvelle Chine». Ai Weiwei est le codesigner du Stade national, l’emblématique Nid d’oiseau des Jeux olympiques. Mais cet artiste hors champ … Continue reading

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Alberto Contador: “Me cuesta sacar todo el carácter”

  Alberto Contador Velasco nació en Pinto (Madrid) hace 26 años. Es el único ciclista español que ha ganado el Tour (2007), el Giro (2008) y la Vuelta (2008). Parte como principal favorito del Tour de Francia, que da comienzo … Continue reading

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In a Coup in Honduras, Ghosts of Past U.S. Policies

  President Obama on Monday strongly condemned the ouster of Honduras’s president as an illegal coup that set a “terrible precedent” for the region, as the country’s new government defied international calls to return the toppled president to power and … Continue reading

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Hank Jones, ouverture grandiose de Jazz à Vienne

  Premier concert, samedi 27 juin, des quatorze nuits pléthoriques de Jazz à Vienne (jusqu’au 10 juillet). Fondateur, programmateur, directeur, Jean-Paul Boutellier et une machine huilée. 22 heures : 8 000 personnes debout dans l’amphithéâtre romain. Sur scène, en un … Continue reading

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De superestrella de rock, salvador en África y lince de las inversiones especulativas

  Si U2 toca su canción Elevation hoy en el Camp Nou habrá quienes quizás levanten un mechero pensando en su mensaje espiritual: "Elevas mi alma". Pero los auténticos fans de Bono deberían cerrar los ojos y pensar en el … Continue reading

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Vigilante Justice and Constant Fear in South Africa Slum

  The two robbery suspects had already been viciously beaten, their swollen faces stained with rivulets of red. One of them could no longer sit up, and only the need to moan seemed to revive him into consciousness. The other, … Continue reading

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