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Artisanal surrealism: on “Magritte: a life” by Alex Danchev

I always try to make the painting itself unnoticed, as inconspicuous as possible. I work a bit like the kind of writer who tries to find the simplest tone, who avoids any stylistic effect, so that the reader can only see in his work the idea he was trying to express. Thus the act of painting is hidden. — Rene ...

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The real story behind “Around the World in 80 Days”

Around the world in 80 days tunes Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WTTW and is available for streaming. the Masterpiece series Around the world in 80 days may be a work of fiction, but its characters move through a historical world filled with real people, technology, and places. Like its source, Jules Verne’s 1872 novel Around the world in eighty ...

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WATCH: Anne Curtis wears a two-piece swimsuit in snowy Finland

Image: Instagram/@annecurtissmith Anne Curtis didn’t seem to mind the cold weather in Finland as she soaked in a tub while admiring the country’s snowy landscape. Curtis gave fans another glimpse of her trip to Europe by showing a photo of herself wearing just a two-piece swimsuit, according to her Instagram page on Friday, January 14. The actress took a dip ...

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The former director of Air Tahiti behind the new Polynesian start-up

A trademark application filed by national Tahitian start-up Air Moana reportedly shows that the airline’s founder is Christian Vernaudon, a French Polynesian politician who is the former chairman and CEO of Polynesian national airline Air Tahiti. French news site Overseas 360 indicates that the trademark application filed by Ntireva with the French Industrial Property Office shows that the company’s founder ...

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Christopher Cape: The French Connection

It was the fall of 1962. We had visited the British Isles and lived in London since September 20. We had travelled, seen and noted a myriad of sights on and off the beaten path. My father had, for the past five weeks, been attached to the BBC to follow aspects of outside broadcasting and religious programming. With around three ...

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Education Abroad offers 6 new global seminars in summer 2022 | CU Boulder today

Information sessions Finance Seminar & Internship in London (INBU 4910 & FNCE 4060)Study international finance in London this summer! This program includes a part-time internship and a course in international financial markets. There are lectures from prominent financial professionals and several site visits. Join Zoom information session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18. Norway: Information session on Identity, Arts ...

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Man shows up at French police station with human head and penis in bag

image: freepix A man went to a French police station in Fréjus with a bag containing the head and penis of a man he claimed to have killed. A man who claimed to have killed another came to a police station in the town of Fréjus, in the south-east of France, Friday, January 7, with a head and a penis ...

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Preview: Lens vs Rennes – prediction, team news, roster –

Sports Mole provides an overview of Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash between Lens and Rennes, including predictions, team news and possible lineups. After a thrilling victory in the Coupe de France this Tuesday, Lens play their first Ligue 1 match of 2022 this Saturday, at home for Reindeer from the Bollaert-Delelis stadium. The Sang et Or have failed to win their ...

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France’s first sound radar installed to catch noisy bikers

The world’s first sound-level fixed radar camera was put into service on the roads of a rural town in Yvelines (Ile de France) in order to encourage drivers to reduce the noise of their vehicle to avoid a fine. The radar was inaugurated yesterday (January 4) on the departmental road (RD) 46 in Saint-Lambert-des-Bois by the Minister of Ecological Transition ...

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