Though it’s extraordinarily abstract, I’ve rarely found a piece of architecture more eloquent than Georges Henri Pingusson’s Memorial de la Deportation, on the fie de la Cite in Paris, commemorating French deportees who died in German concentration camps. It’s at the island’s tip. To enter you descend one of two narrow stairways compressed between massive concrete walls into a little triangular courtyard sunk below ground level; one minute you’re in the center of Paris, the next you can’t see so much as a tree.
Her voice sounded strained, and the mix of fuzzy danceclub sound and the flattened digital versions of her pre programmed songs didn’t help.Tellingly, nobody seemed upset when the lights came up immediately a signal not to wait around for an encore after White wrapped up her efficient set well before midnight and high tailed it offstage.Now, I maintain that the woman’s self titled debut is one of the most likable pop albums of 2008. Because I enjoy her recorded material so much, and because I know she has the ability to flourish in a live setting (she used to kill when she fronted her old band, Stiffed), I’m giving Santogold one more chance before writing off the act completely. Don’t let me down, Santi White.FILM REVIEW: Titanic 3D minute by minuteJames Cameron’s Titanic was always a marathon at three hours and counting.
Interruptions Life is full of unexpected surprises. Some are completely unnecessary, some are inconvenient and others are essential to our daily lives. Two of the biggest types of interruptions are personal or mechanical. That all being said, I for the most part don’t mind; I do not think being a celebrity should automatically disqualify you from seeking elected office for reasons above. I also think many celebrities have experiences outside of their little bubble (travel, meeting diverse people) and can sometimes bring that to the position. But then we have the Trumps of the world, who only do it for more power and control.
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