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Fellatio or You want me to Blow You?

the Blow Job Another story Part I By Christopher Hitchens & Anton Foek Amsterdam, September 22nd 2021 — Fellatio has a long and storied history, but not until 1972—with the release of Deep Throat—did it come out, so to speak, in polite company. From the Wild West to the Wild White House, the author explores the…
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The Timbuktu Storyteller

Centre of the world Part II by Anthony Ham Amsterdam, September 12th 2021—Ag Mohamed Ali initiated travellers into Timbuktu’s secrets. He took them to the private family libraries that still held manuscripts from Timbuktu’s golden age – biographies of the Prophet Muhammad on pages of gold leaf and scientific treatises from the great Islamic scholars of…
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Timbuktu Storytelling

Storytelling in and from Timbuktu

Part I by: Anthony Ham Amsterdam, September 12th 2021– As the sun neared the horizon, before the day’s final call to prayer, Azima Ag Mohamed Ali began his nightly walk through the sandy streets of Timbuktu in Mali. Along the way, first one, then a second friend fell into step alongside him. The greetings continued…
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Le Chemin du Bonheur

A feature film of Nicolas Steil 14ème ÉDITION FESTIVAL DUFILM FRANCOPHONE D’ANGOULÊMESÉLECTION EN COMPÉTITION OFFICIELLE Le Chemin du Bonheur, the feature film by Nicolas Steil, was presented for the first time in the presence of the film’s crew this Friday, August 27, 2021 as part of its selection in official competition at the Angoulême Francophone…
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The Plague and the Pandemic: Albert Camus’ Rise as a Literary Icon

This week, we’re putting the focus on Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus. As 2020 saw France mark 60 years since his death in a car crash, Camus’s seminal work “The Plague” was unexpectedly thrust back into the spotlight by the Covid-19 pandemic. From the UK to Japan, the 1947 novel established itself as a global sensation, topping sales charts…
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Ama

AMA – a short film by Julie Gautier

JULIE: Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it…
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Painstaking Art of Watchmaking

The painstaking art of watchmaking

From antique pocket watches to limited-edition luxury timepieces, watch the video to see how a small Swiss town became a centre for astounding craftsmanship and precision. I think with mechanical watchmaking, it’s more of an art,” says Michel Nydegger of luxury watchmaking company Greubel Forsey. “There is an interaction with your timepiece… it’s not just…
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Dr Anna Lembke Dopamine

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts

Source: The Guardian – Jamie Waters According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency? Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I…
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Albert Camus Boris Pasternak

The Moving Correspondence of Albert Camus and Boris Pasternak

A Cross-Cultural Bridge of Kinship and Mutual Appreciation It is false to say that frontiers do not exist. They do exist, temporarily. But at the same time there exists a force of creativity and truth uniting us all, in humility and in pride at the same time.” By Mario Popova – Source: Brain Pickings Months…
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Albert Camus the Outsider

Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider

Source: BBC, Matthew Selwyn A Radio 3 Sunday Feature, somewhat redundant being available for free and in better quality through this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g2r5j but for your youtube pleasure here we are. Analysis: The Outsider by Albert Camus byMatthew SelwynFebruary 16, 201222 Comments The Outsider (1942) (previously translated from the French, L’Étranger, as The Stranger) is Albert Camus’s most widely…
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