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Namibia Economist
Getting into Valhallagods. Rising out of the foment of the mid-19th century, the “Ring” is often se
Getting into Valhalla
Namibia Economist / Posted 6 hours ago
gods. Rising out of the foment of the mid-19th century, the “Ring” is often seen as a work with strong Marxist overtones. George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright and critic, argued that the Tarnhelm, a magic helmet central to the drama, is really... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Change is something for Nottingham Forest to embrace, not fearclub. "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change thei
Change is something for Nottingham Forest to embrace, not fear
Nottingham Post / Posted 21 hours ago
club. "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything," wrote George Bernard Shaw. Change has been a long, long time coming at Nottingham Forest, at least when it comes to their search... Read more
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express
Top 10 facts about perfectionor being so good that nothing can be better. 8. “The perfect love affair is on
Top 10 facts about perfection
express / Posted yesterday
or being so good that nothing can be better. 8. “The perfect love affair is one that is conducted entirely by post.” (George Bernard Shaw). 9. Atelophobia is an anxiety disorder characterised by fear of imperfection. 10. “If someone is too... Read more
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The Irish Times
Dexys usher in their new Irish visionof punk-soul railing against the stereotype of the thick Paddy by name-checking
Dexys usher in their new Irish vision
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
of punk-soul railing against the stereotype of the thick Paddy by name-checking Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan, Seán O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Eugene O’Neill, Edna O’Brien and Laurence Stern. Their subsequent first album,... Read more
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The News-Herald
Paul Greenberg: In the annals of pseudoscienceor chickens. Much like climate change now, eugenics won the enthusiastic suppor
Paul Greenberg: In the annals of pseudoscience
The News-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
or chickens. Much like climate change now, eugenics won the enthusiastic support of the best and brightest of its day: George Bernard Shaw, Harold Laski, H.G. Wells and even John Maynard Keynes, who was a great economist but just as likely to... Read more
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The Irish Times
Lisa McInerney wins second major prizeThe setting of the schoolroom scene (Nestor Episode) from Ulysses, is just clos
Lisa McInerney wins second major prize
The Irish Times / Posted 5 days ago
The setting of the schoolroom scene (Nestor Episode) from Ulysses, is just close by. The route to Torca Cottage, of George Bernard Shaw fame, reveals itself here too. The encounter between Binchy and Beckett, when he was directing his play... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Annals of pseudo-scienceor chickens. Much like climate change now, eugenics won the enthusiastic suppor
Annals of pseudo-science
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
or chickens. Much like climate change now, eugenics won the enthusiastic support of the best and brightest of its day: George Bernard Shaw, Harold Laski, H.G. Wells and even John Maynard Keynes, who was a great economist but just as likely to... Read more
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walesonline
Jo Cox showed how ambition can be a fantastic force for goodMPs in different parties is not about ego but a belief that the status quo can
Jo Cox showed how ambition can be a fantastic force for good
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
MPs in different parties is not about ego but a belief that the status quo can be altered. President Kennedy liked this George Bernard Shaw quote: “You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why... Read more
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WestportNow
Playhouse Gala Will Pay Tribute to Lerner & Loewesaid. “It was the place that sparked their writing of ‘My Fair Lady,’” an annou
Playhouse Gala Will Pay Tribute to Lerner & Loewe
WestportNow / Posted 10 days ago
said. “It was the place that sparked their writing of ‘My Fair Lady,’” an announcement said. Ever since “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw was first presented on stage in 1913, there was talk of the play’s potential as a musical among American... Read more
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Irish Central
Joseph O’Connor on what to expect from Frank McCourt NYU summer schoolthe reader. Like all the great Irish writers, the really great ones, have been
Joseph O’Connor on what to expect from Frank McCourt NYU summer school
Irish Central / Posted 11 days ago
the reader. Like all the great Irish writers, the really great ones, have been comedians going back to Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw up through Brendan Behan and Flann O'Brien and Roddy Doyle. I think Frank was in that grand tradition of... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
A true patriot strives to help countrywhenever we bring home a gold medal! But we do need to recognise the limitatio
A true patriot strives to help country
Otago Daily Times / Posted 12 days ago
whenever we bring home a gold medal! But we do need to recognise the limitations of patriotism. There is a great quote by George Bernard Shaw: "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were... Read more
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The Verge
New iPhone OS, revamped Xbox, PlayStation exclusives, Dory, and more in the week ahead— George Santayana "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but
New iPhone OS, revamped Xbox, PlayStation exclusives, Dory, and more in the week ahead
The Verge / Posted 15 days ago
— George Santayana "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." — George Bernard Shaw Of these, I prefer Shaw’s words because they’re hopeful and prescribe corrective action. Action that can... Read more
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examiner.com
Rumors of Artaudintensely criticizes the Roman Catholic Church, patriarchy, the family, and a l
Rumors of Artaud
examiner.com / Posted 15 days ago
intensely criticizes the Roman Catholic Church, patriarchy, the family, and a lot more. Oscar Wilde, Robert Browning, and George Bernard Shaw saw an English production of the play in 1886. Antonin Artaud recommended that we listen to heretics... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Steph Curry is king but old ballers can bounce back toothan Steph Curry in recent years, a return to the basketball court wasn't exact
Steph Curry is king but old ballers can bounce back too
Manchester Evening News / Posted 16 days ago
than Steph Curry in recent years, a return to the basketball court wasn't exactly what the sport has been waiting for. George Bernard Shaw stated in 1903's Man and Superman, Maxims for Revolutionists: "He who can, does. He who cannot,... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Nottingham's Bluebird Cafe caters for growing vegan clienteleHilary Benn, Julie Christie, Martin Freeman, Adolf Hitler, Joanna Lumley, Sir P
Nottingham's Bluebird Cafe caters for growing vegan clientele
Nottingham Post / Posted 19 days ago
Hilary Benn, Julie Christie, Martin Freeman, Adolf Hitler, Joanna Lumley, Sir Paul McCartney, Pythagoras, Susan Sarandon, George Bernard Shaw, Leo Tolstoy and Voltaire. But who are the living role models for the vegan cause? Celebrities who are... Read more
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The Maui News
Sharing Mana‘oHalf a century later, George Bernard Shaw, in a published music review, expande
Sharing Mana‘o
The Maui News / Posted 19 days ago
Half a century later, George Bernard Shaw, in a published music review, expanded on Longfellow's statement, "Though music be a universal language, it is spoken with all sorts of accents . . ." Last Saturday, an appreciative crowd in Castle Theater... Read more
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Daily Mail
Giant who thrilled us all (and had a tongue as quick as his fists!)words: 'Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that neve
Giant who thrilled us all (and had a tongue as quick as his fists!)
Daily Mail / Posted 23 days ago
words: 'Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that never were, and say 'Why not?' He was quoting George Bernard Shaw. But Muhammad Ali would have recognised their meaning. FROM THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE TO THE THRILLA IN... Read more
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asianage
Idea of India will beat all aberrationsnational like? On the other hand, how does one descend into the hypocrisy of b
Idea of India will beat all aberrations
asianage / Posted 23 days ago
national like? On the other hand, how does one descend into the hypocrisy of being in denial? I am reminded of words of George Bernard Shaw, “If I have to choose between a friend and my country, I hope I have the courage to choose my friend”.... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Doctor by day, writer by night, a thinker at heartworked in medicine," says Paul, who comes from an extended family of doctors.
Doctor by day, writer by night, a thinker at heart
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 days ago
worked in medicine," says Paul, who comes from an extended family of doctors. The festival at Dalkey - the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw - has attracted such big names as Malcolm Gladwell, Sir Michael Gambon and Sir Bob Geldof. At Dalkey,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Rare letters of George Orwell, Virginia Woolf now onlinegiving fans, teachers and students unprecedented access to the rare documents.
Rare letters of George Orwell, Virginia Woolf now online
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 25 days ago
giving fans, teachers and students unprecedented access to the rare documents. The documents include a letter from George Bernard Shaw in which he gives his opinion of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” (“It is a revolting record of a disgusting phase... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Consignment shop now a marketplace for Lois Weisberg's memoriesthem decorative boxes and trays, some vases, a large mirror, big chairs, a couc
Consignment shop now a marketplace for Lois Weisberg's memories
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
them decorative boxes and trays, some vases, a large mirror, big chairs, a couch and a lot of books, by such authors as George Bernard Shaw (Weisberg founded the Chicago chapter of the Shaw Society and produced the George Bernard Shaw... Read more
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Variety
Why Emmy Voters Shouldn’t Overlook Network TVbow of “The Blacklist”: “It’s not a ‘safe’ show and it felt like departure; its
Why Emmy Voters Shouldn’t Overlook Network TV
Variety / Posted 26 days ago
bow of “The Blacklist”: “It’s not a ‘safe’ show and it felt like departure; its success has kind of set the tone for us.” George Bernard Shaw said, “Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who looks at it when it has been in the house three... Read more
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Daily Mail
Inside the My Fair Lady mansionsqft A ten-bed mansion on London's Upper Wimpole Street, which was once the ho
Inside the My Fair Lady mansion
Daily Mail / Posted 27 days ago
sqft A ten-bed mansion on London's Upper Wimpole Street, which was once the home of the real-life professor who inspired George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion character Henry Higgins, is on the market for £14.95million. Much like the fictional... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
Why Do Yanks Spell Words Differently?Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.” So goes the ol
Why Do Yanks Spell Words Differently?
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 29 days ago
Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.” So goes the old chestnut commonly attributed to playwright George Bernard Shaw. One of those separations is in the spelling of words like colour (color), theatre (theater), and realise... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
POSITIVE PARENTING: The power of playthe garden, washing up, playing with salt dough, stacking toilet rolls up even,
POSITIVE PARENTING: The power of play
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
the garden, washing up, playing with salt dough, stacking toilet rolls up even, then knocking them down again! It was George Bernard Shaw who said: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” Find your... Read more
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The Telegraph
Mitron, before me, the delugeIf I don’t beat my own drum, who will?George Bernard Shaw For 67 long years, w
Mitron, before me, the deluge
The Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
If I don’t beat my own drum, who will?George Bernard Shaw For 67 long years, we made a tryst with darkness, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the sunset... Read more
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