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Ball is Life

Story by: Jean Racine 

The most talked about college basketball player in the country is UCLA’s Lonzo Ball.

UCLA only made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, but the legend of Ball continues to grow. 400 more words


Arms and the Woman

Source: Boris Uxkull, extract from diary entry for 1-25 March 1814 , reproduced in Detlev von Uexküll (trans. Joel Carmichael), Arms and the Woman: The Diaries of Baron Boris Uxkull 1812-1819… 450 more words


The Distressed Mother

Source: William Hazlitt, ‘The Distressed Mother’, Examiner, 22 September 1816 pp. 9-10, reproduced in A View of the English Stage, or, A Series of Dramatic Criticisms… 863 more words

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December 22: Happy Birthday Ralph Fiennes and Peggy Ashcroft

Both of our headliners today have reputations as notable Shakespeareans.

Ralph Fiennes is turning 54 today.  He began his acting career in the 1980s with the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing roles such as Romeo in… 1,130 more words

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Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson

Source: Henry Crabb Robinson, diary entry for 13 June 1850, in Thomas Sadler (ed.), Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson (London: Macmillan, 1869), vol. 197 more words


Jean Racine

A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy. — Jean Racine


I have pushed virtue to outright brutality. – Jean Racine http://ift.tt/29F1xpG

Jean Racine