Monthly Archives: January 2010

Scarlett Johansson finds herself on a new stage — Broadway

  Reporting from New York – Scarlett Johansson started acting early — although she’s just 25 years old, her performing career already spans 16 years — and knows the usual drill. "I’m really used to a camera following me," she … Continue reading

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La Malaisie se déchire au nom d’Allah

  Ils tendent leurs paumes vers un Christ auréolé de rose fluo et ils pleurent. De leurs prières, des mots s’échappent : «cocktail Molotov», «stupeur», «liberté religieuse menacée». La brume ne s’est pas encore dissipée sur les faubourgs de Kuala Lumpur, … Continue reading

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Aquellos días de ‘La dolce vita’

  Hace medio siglo justo, una noche de enero de 1960, Federico Fellini invitó a Indro Montanelli a su casa romana para enseñarle la película que acababa de hacer. Un par de días después, el siempre frío periodista dejó su … Continue reading

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The rise of ‘the African Taliban’

  The plaque on the State House building in Hargeisa, capital of Somaliland, is an oblique commemoration to an event that never occurred. It was built in 1952 for a visit to the then British protectorate by the newly crowned … Continue reading

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“La Maison Rajani”, d’Alon Hilu : Hamlet en Palestine

  Salué par la critique israélienne et par Shimon Pérès lui-même – le président de l’Etat hébreu a tenu à souligner l’importance de ce livre remarquable -, le deuxième roman d’Alon Hilu, aussi riche que fascinant, est un véritable bonheur … Continue reading

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Los mulatos reinan en Haití

  El presidente de Haití, René Préval, celebra una conferencia de prensa bajo la carpa instalada frente a la comisaría del aeropuerto donde se encuentra la sede del Gobierno. Un mulato observa a los reporteros. A él mismo se le … Continue reading

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How to be a recluse

  Much as I admired the writing of J D Salinger the thought uppermost in my mind at any mention of his name was: how far was his reclusiveness a publicity stunt? Had Salinger, who died last Wednesday at the … Continue reading

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