Monthly Archives: November 2009

An Environmental Benefit, Set to the Jazz of Sonny Rollins

  When Sonny Rollins lifts his legendary horn high and launches into “Global Warming,” listeners unfamiliar with his ironic sense of humor are sometimes confused. The cheerful melody sits comfortably atop a jaunty calypso beat and can seem at odds … Continue reading

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Minarets : un débat qui pourrait concerner la France

  Le référendum suisse pourrait bien rebondir en France. Le secrétaire général de l’UMP, Xavier Bertrand, a estimé dimanche, qu’il n’était «pas certain que l’on ait forcément besoin de minarets» pour pratiquer l’islam. De son côté, Marine Le Pen a … Continue reading

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El mexicano José Emilio Pacheco gana el Cervantes

  El poeta y ensayista mexicano José Emilio Pacheco ha ganado el Premio Cervantes, máximo galardón de las letras hispanas, según el fallo del jurado anunciado por la ministra de Cultura, Ángeles González-Sinde, en una rueda de prensa. El presidente … Continue reading

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Traumatized Russians View Their Dead After Luxury Train Bombing

  All day on Sunday, families from Moscow and St. Petersburg arrived at the salmon-colored morgue here where their dead had been laid out. They clutched one another’s hands on the way in, and on the way out they looked … Continue reading

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JP Nataf, le vagabond de la pop

  Après un premier album solo passé injustement inaperçu en 2004, JP Nataf, membre fondateur des Innocents, revient à la charge avec Clair. Un disque où la pop s’entremêle de subtiles influences dub ou hip hop. Rencontre avec un artiste … Continue reading

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Los suizos votan a favor de prohibir los minaretes en las mezquitas

  Los ciudadanos suizos expresaron ayer en un referéndum un rotundo apoyo a la propuesta de prohibir en la Constitución la erección de minaretes en las mezquitas que se construyan en el país helvético en el futuro. Un 57,5% de … Continue reading

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Our own witlessness is much scarier than Paranormal Activity

  Nowadays vampires are heart-throbs, monsters are neurotics, zombies are comic turns, serial killers are bores and aliens are cutie pies. So what’s left to scare us?   If the remarkable success of Paranormal Activity is anything to go by, … Continue reading

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