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Hot Chip: “Making this record was one of the weirdest and darkest times for us”

NME 16 Aug 2022
He had worked with the band on large parts of the record ... Lead singleDown’ supercharges a sample of Universal Togetherness Band’s cult disco classic ‘More Than Enough’, while ‘Eleanor’, a blast of Prince-esque sunshine, paints a surreal picture of playwright Samuel Beckett giving wrestler Andre The Giant a ride to school (which actually happened).
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Salman Rushdie’s dream sequences often included Spurs

The Irish Times 15 Aug 2022
Author of The Satanic Verses fell in love with Tottenham shortly after arriving in London ... Photograph ... Like Samuel Beckett, who used to ask Irish visitors to Paris about the fortunes of the Ireland rugby team, Rushdie loved his football and was a passionate Tottenham Hotspur fan from soon after his arrival in London at almost 14-years-old ... Tottenham.
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Fallow, Haymarket: ‘Some of the best food I’ve tried in London’ – restaurant review

The Guardian 14 Aug 2022
Smash open the piggy bank and head for Fallow – the cooking is amazingly inventive Fallow , 2 St James’s Market, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4AH ... It’s as deep as a Samuel Beckett play, and as rich as Rockefeller ... ....
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Review: In 'Burning Questions,' Atwood probes in essays and occasional pieces

The Post and Courier 14 Aug 2022
BURNING QUESTIONS. Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004-2021 ... Doubleday ... When Samuel Beckett was asked why he became a writer, he answered, “Not good for anything else.” “Burning Questions,” Margaret Atwood’s third volume of collected essays and occasional pieces (each book covering approximately 20 years), proves her overall goodness on many fronts ... ...
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At the Lost and Found

Off Guardian 14 Aug 2022
Edward Curtin. Photo by Daniel Jensen on Unsplash. “Nothing is more real than nothing.”. Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies. Those who are never lost are forever lost. Only those who know they are lost and that life is a shipwreck have a chance to find their way to shore ... This is also common sense ... Each can only be understood within its place and time ... C.S ... As T.
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Guinness-fuelled runner crosses width of Ireland under 24 hours

RTE 12 Aug 2022
A 44-year-old marathon runner has pulled off the kind of feat that mates on a stag could only dream of ... Glastonbury. At 2210ish? I touched the Samuel Becket Bridge becoming maybe(?) the first person to run across Ireland in 24h ... Thanks to you lot too ... In Cloghan, in Co ... Pope finished his journey with an extra mile's run to the Samuel Beckett bridge ... .
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Remembering Robin Williams and five of his greatest comedy roles

The National 11 Aug 2022
In 1988, Robin Williams took up the role of Estragon in an off-Broadway production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, acting opposite Steve Martin as Vladimir ... “He veers into some stage antics and line twistings that Beckett never would have dreamt of — giving hilarious ...
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Why Steve Jobs chose this designer's turtlenecks

San Francisco Examiner 11 Aug 2022
Little wonder, really, that Issey Miyake was Steve Jobs’ favorite designer ... So it went ... Before Jobs encountered Miyake, after all, the black turtleneck was largely the province of beatniks and Samuel Beckett, associated with clove cigarettes, downtown and poetry readings (also ninjas, cat burglars and anyone who wanted to blend into the night) ... ....
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Why Steve Jobs chose this designer’s turtlenecks

Indian Express 11 Aug 2022
Why Nitish Kumar felt the absence of Sushil Modi, ‘Jaitley channel’ ... Why and where all ... Before Jobs encountered Miyake, after all, the black turtleneck was largely the province of beatniks and Samuel Beckett, associated with clove cigarettes, downtown and poetry readings (also ninjas, cat burglars and anyone who wanted to blend into the night).
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Robert Pope: Guinness-fuelled man runs width of Ireland in a day

BBC News 10 Aug 2022
A British marathon champion has run the width of the island of Ireland in less than 24 hours, seemingly becoming the first person to accomplish the feat ... It didn't leave long to prepare ... After reaching the Ha'penny Bridge, Pope decided to race one more mile to the city's Samuel Beckett bridge where the Liffey flows into the Irish Sea ... .
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Batting for Godot: the play about Beckett and Pinter teaming up for a game of cricket

The Observer 08 Aug 2022
Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter had a lot in common ...The idea originally came from a fellow Gaieties member, Inigo Thomas, who suggested I write a sketch to coincide with a Beckett festival in Enniskillen ... ‘Cricket and drama both work through metaphor’ … Stephen Tompkinson as Samuel Beckett and Andrew Lancel as Harold Pinter in Stumped.
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Maeve Binchy in the tap-dancing days

The Irish Times 06 Aug 2022
Memories of the great Irish author, who died 10 years ago. As a teacher at Miss Meredith’s school in Ballsbridge, Maeve Binchy ‘was popular with everyone’. Photograph. Matt Kavanagh Renagh Holohan. Tue Aug 9 2022 - 19.01 ... And she taught me ... She didn’t like her time in Cork and often told us so, then and later ... [ When Maeve Binchy met Samuel Beckett ... .
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Robert Egan ‘is Ojai’: Longtime Playwrights Conference artistic director takes a final bow

The Los Angeles Times 06 Aug 2022
As theater economics go from bad to worse, new play development programs are quietly disappearing ... 7–14.). He’s been preparing to step down for some time to pursue independent work as a producer of live events, a director with a keen interest in Samuel Beckett and a writer who has earned the right to test his wings in different mediums ... Follow Us .
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A quarter of two halves: Frank McNally on tourism, homelessness and Emily in Paris

The Irish Times 05 Aug 2022
Pilgrims pose for selfies around the area featured in the hit TV series. Lily Collins in the TV series Emily in Paris. the 'Emily effect' can be felt in many places around Paris. Frank McNally ... Rue d’Ulm is where, almost a century ago, a young Samuel Beckett lectured at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, decades before a play about tramps made him famous ... .
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At the Lost and Found, by Edward Curtin

The Unz Review 05 Aug 2022
Nothing is more real than nothing.”. Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies. Those who are never lost are forever lost. Only those who know they are lost and that life is a shipwreck have a chance to find their way to shore ... This is also common sense. Everyone is a pilgrim on the way, and because there are no maps, we all get lost ... It is unique ... It is an old trick.

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