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Don't Let the Maccabees Win

My given name is Mattathias. This, as you may know, is a sort of shibboleth for the most acutely Semitic among us, one of the very most Jewiest names that there are to be found. I am quite happy with this name. The Mattathias for whom I'm named happens …

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?House of Cards? Season Two Review: Even More Bingeworthy Than the First

Diaby was well known to Nice police since the age of 20 for a rap sheet that included hitting and killing a pedestrian with a stolen car, jewelry store robberies in Monaco, and drug trafficking. He was in and out of jail …. In her latest novel, 'Mr …

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Feds Target Rodman for Kim Bling

According to federal regulations, “luxury goods” as defined by this law include “luxury automobiles; yachts; gems; jewelry; other fashion accessories; cosmetics; perfumes; furs; designer clothing; luxury watches; rugs and tapestries; electronic …

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These Goofy Halloween Skeletons Will Make You Shriek In Delight

This house is home to some pretty spooky inhabitants, who will leave you positively amused. Steve Miller and Tracy Adams of Fort Mill, South Carolina, take their Halloween decorations very seriously. The two adorn their porch with a quirky skeleton …

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David Hallberg: Meet the Ambassador of the New Age of Ballet

He is a restless, questing artist, always seeking new challenges and expanded horizons, whether geographically or choreographically—as when he danced the dark sorcerer Kaschei in Alexei Ratmansky's Firebird with vampy malevolence. “Every company has …

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Lots to love about Florida's winters

Four narrow canals, overhung by oaks dripping Spanish moss, connect five lakes, ringed with trophy homes. Lake Osceola, our captain said, was “old money,” while Lake Maitland was for the nouveau riche. The city's premier museum is the Charles Hosmer …

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Inside Gaddafis Harem: The Story of a Girls Abduction

I'll give you jewelry and a beautiful house, I'll teach you how to drive and give you a car. One day you may even be able to study abroad if you want. I will take you wherever you want to go. Do you hear what I'm saying? Your every wish will be …

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America?s One-Child Policy

Diaby was well known to Nice police since the age of 20 for a rap sheet that included hitting and killing a pedestrian with a stolen car, jewelry store robberies in Monaco, and drug trafficking. He was in and out of jail …. In her latest novel, 'Mr …

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Whose $40 Million Diamond Is It?

(He famously gave Queen Elizabeth II a collection of lesser diamonds from his jewelry cache as a prenuptial gift.) In the 1940s, around the time of India's independence, the nizam ceded power, and his funds grew short. By the next decade, he was …

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Putin presents Faberge clocks to Hermitage for 250th anniversary

“I would like to present a clock by Carl Faberge and an egg clock – a second work by Faberge – as a gift to the Hermitage,” the president said during a visit in honor of the Hermitage's 250th anniversary. The first item is a clock made for the 25th …

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Joined at the hip(sters)! Joe Jonas and Blanda Eggenschwiler look stylish as …

Joe Jonas recently spent some time attending fashion week events in both Paris and Milan, but it is his girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler that looks more like a fashionista. The 24-year-old former Jonas Brother boy band member was accompanied by his …

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Toned and trim! Ashley Tisdale shows off sculpted legs in mini-dress as she …

A leather Louis Vuitton purse was carried in her hand, and a coat of blue nail polish added a pop of colour to her outfit. Her fiance Christopher French did not join her for her hair appointment, and Ashley looked relaxed while enjoying some alone time.

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BLOUIN ARTINFO's Top 10 “Films” of 2014

Clockwise from top left: Stills from "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Tip Top," "Inherent Vice," and "Abuse of Weakness." (© Sony Pictures/ Courtesy Film Society of Lincoln Center/ © Michael Muller/ Courtesy Abuse of Weakness Facebook). Like any year, there …

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Jeff Koons: Shiny on the Outside, Hollow on the Inside, Part 1

If Pop Art killed off the soul, then Minimalism and Conceptualism, in America, at any rate, supplied the coffin and the flowers – hardly fleurs du mal – for the funeral. (The European versions of these movements, Nouveau Réalisme and Arte Povera …

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Alternative party plan: Downton style offers something for non-football fans

All it takes is a little creativity and some knowledge of how the aristocracy dined at the time, said Charles MacPherson, a longtime butler and author of “The Butler Speaks: A Guide to Stylish Entertaining, Etiquette and the Art of Good Housekeeping …

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She's got The X Factor: Simon Cowell is 'desperate to sign up Madonna for live …

'My heart breaks for her': Shannen Doherty admits she gets 'uncomfortable' watching former 90210 co-star Tori Spelling's reality show · Tiffany & Co. china and organic cookies! Kourtney Kardashian reveals her idea of tea time with daughter Penelope She …

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In Boris Johnson, the Tory mutiny has found its own Fletcher Christian, writes …

Boris Johnson does not want to be Wayne Rooney, a star player who carries out someone else's plan. He intends to be Louis van Gaal, the star manager who arrives on a mission to take the team back to the top of the league. But the Conservatives already …

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Journalist throws a chair and water bottle at rival during TV debate over …

Previous; 1; Next. Louis Sarkozy, 16, who is the son of former President Nicolas, even challenged ….. 'My heart breaks for her': Shannen Doherty admits she gets 'uncomfortable' watching former 90210 co-star Tori Spelling's reality show; Tiffany & Co …

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Art Nouveau Treasure Knocked Down in Moscow | News …

City architectural preservationists are up in arms after the almost complete demolition of a famous Moscow Art Nouveau complex just a few hundred meters from the Kremlin.

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Where the Designers Shop

Designers say it's known for well-made furniture, and it specializes in Americana as well as art deco and art nouveau pieces. Auction dates are listed on the company's website. If you can't wait, you can always check out the S&K Consignment Boutique in …

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In beer, the trend's to fruity and yeasty

But what's inside La Sirene's art nouveau-labelled bottles is anything but industrial: these are seriously exciting, complex, in some cases groundbreaking, artisan beers of the very highest quality. “For me, saison is the quintessential beer,” says La …

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Protest against Brixton Guinness evictions announced for Mon 2nd February

… to make vulnerable people homeless to make way for flats to be sold at full market rate. Call 07946239583 for info. Lambeth Housing Activists will also be meeting at 7pm Monday 2nd February at the Art Nouveau Brixton Café, 77 Atlantic Road, SW9 8PU.

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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Antiques Roadshow rides into storm over fox …

The Earl of Lonsdale was delighted when asked by the BBC if the Antiques Roadshow could be filmed in the grounds of his ancestral home, Lowther Castle. However, members of the aristocrat's family are said to have been horrified when informed they …

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X Factor's Lauren Platt misses out on a place in live final

The teenager was surprisingly composed and took the opportunity to thank viewers for keeping her in the contest, and her mentor for picking her. She said: 'I want to say thank you to the most incredible woman I've ever met in my life for sticking with …

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'Body in suitcase' mother was beaten to death with an ashtray and vase with …

It was not revealed how police knew about the sex because Ms Mack and Mr Schaefer are refusing to co-operate with investigators until they have been provided with a local lawyer appointed by a U.S. Attorney. Senior police are understood to have told …

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Port of the Month: The Free Port of Riga

The ships are moored in the very centre of the city, and after a short walk one can reach the historic centre of the city with its medieval churches, Riga Castle, beautiful parks and Art Nouveau buildings. The passengers of cruise ships, representing …

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Frida Giannini, Gucci's Creative Director, Visits Shanghai (PHOTOS)

Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, documented her trip to the Venice Film Festival for The Daily Beast last year. Now, she travels to Shanghai to stage the house's first-ever fashion show there—and to celebrate its new campaign, starring …

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Why Britain's bonkers about treasure hunts

In Cheltenham, a jeweller is staging a diamond hunt to raise money for cancer charity Maggie's. Ten genuine, if small, diamonds — worth £10,000 in total — have been hidden in obscure spots around the town. Participants buy maps and clues to track …

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Scottish independence referendum was Facebook's most popular topic in 2014

The other two most popular soccer stories discussed on Facebook were Louis van Gaal's appointment as Manchester United boss (seventh) and the all-Spanish Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid (ninth). The conflict in Gaza …

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First picture of Ebola victim's quarantined 'wife' as DA threatens charge of …

Sitting on the steps of the now infamous Ivy Apartments in Dallas this is the woman who Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan flew to the States to marry. Seen here for the first time, Louise Troh, 54, is pictured next to her nephew Jeffrey Cole, who arrived …

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New York City street light spotted with 'goat heads' hanging from them

New Yorkers were mystified on Tuesday after spotting what appeared to be skinned goat heads dangling from a lamppost at a busy intersection. The skulls dangled over Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope until just before noon when an employee at …

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Rock 'n' roll retrospective at glave kocen gallery

Masse credits the past as a huge influence in his style, particularly the art nouveau movement and Alphonse Mucha, one of its leaders. In true rock 'n' roll fashion, Masse broke art-school rules with his posters by creating lettering that demanded as …

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Top 20 arts events for February

"The Seven Fingers of the Hand" is the English translation for this nouveau-circus troupe based in Montreal. It was founded by lifelong circus artist Gypsy Snider, who also choreographed the stunts in the recent Broadway revival of "Pippin." "We're not …

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Dutch pottery production cleared many hurdles, including Second World War

When pipe making declined in the early 1900s, Gouda turned to art pottery. Influenced by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, artists expressed themselves with freeform and stylized designs in bold colours. This mixture of abstract forms with floral …

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The Driehaus Museum Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibition Extended through …

CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce the extension of its exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection through January 4, 2015. Over sixty works by …

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