She swears, shouts and likes a good game of “rugger” – screen star Julie Andrews has revealed she’s not always as sweet as a spoonful of sugar. The veteran Mary Poppins and Sound of Music star is in New Zealand for her latest stage show, An Evening with Julie Andrews, which plays tomorrow
Bobby Womack The Civic, The Edge, Auckland Saturday, May 18 Dressed in a red (what looked like) vinyl suit, and cap, when Bobby Womack took the stage he could easily be mistaken for any modern day pop star.
A UK art gallery owner says he will continue to sell Rolf Harris’ paintings despite a vandal’s attempt to cover them up with black paint. UK police are investigating an incident in which paint was smeared across the windows of a Torquay art gallery, apparently to obscure the 83-year-old’s paintings
When John Linnell and John Flansburgh were kids in Lincoln, Massachusetts, they used to love those cheap and cheerful TV ads for top-40 compilation records. Remember the K-tel pitch Twenty original artists, 20 original hits, with tiny grabs of each lined up to ring in your brain like rapid-fire sugar hits.
In September 1919, the year after the end of World War I, a German captain named Karl Mayr, who ran a propaganda unit in charge of educating demobilized soldiers in nationalism and scapegoating, received an inquiry from a soldier named Adolf Gemlich about the army’s position on “the Jewish question.” Mayr tasked a young subordinate named Adolf Hitler to answer. The resulting Gemlich letter, as it is known to historians, is believed to be the first record of Hitler’s anti-Semitic beliefs and has been an important document in Holocaust studies for decades.
HOW can we capitalize on the inherent desire of people all over the world that things should be done, wherever they can be done, by private enterprise?” This fundamental question was raised by David Lilienthal, onetime chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, now a consultant to foreign governments on their own development programs.
CAN a nation with a trillion-dollar economy be running out of money? That startling question is forcing itself upon every government official who must shape a budget, from President Nixon down to the head of the smallest local mosquito-abatement district
A man’s Self is the sum total of all that he can call his. –William James, 1890 The palace doors came loose on their hinges, and the inventory began tumbling out of the overstuffed world of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos
“Paralyzed people fooled by a Super Bowl ad showing Christopher Reeve walking have been calling an advocacy group to find out how he was cured.” –Associated Press, Feb. 1, 2000 I have long been reluctant to criticize Christopher Reeve.
It was after 8 p.m. at the public library in the quiet town of Adel, Iowa, and staffers were folding up the metal chairs