Because most of the documents have been sealed, it is not clear what issues remain unresolved, but Jolie filed papers in 2018 saying Pitt wasn't paying sufficient child support, which his attorneys disputed, calling the filing an effort to manipulate media coverage of the split. … [Read more...] about Angelina Jolie wants private judge in Brad Pitt divorce case disqualified… as she claims they failed to disclose a ‘business relationship’ with one of the actor’s attorneys
The following February, however, the University of Munich hosted a rally for the nationalist Kampfbund of German youth. Swastikas were everywhere, and there was a raucous ovation when Hitler and his entourage entered the hall. The Viennese philosopher Othmar Spann then delivered a speech on the “cultural crisis of the present”, arguing that German philosophy was being traduced by a tight-knit group of “foreigners”, notably Cassirer. To outward appearances Cassirer was of course as German as could be, not only by birth but also by education, culture and vocation. But appearances can be deceptive, and Spann – abetted by a handshake and a bow from Hitler – considered it his duty to reveal that Cassirer was not a German but a Jew. … [Read more...] about Time of the Magicians by Wolfram Eilenberger review – philosophy’s great decade?
Does Annie Verret use Twitter or Instagram? Annie is known to shun the spotlight and both her Instagram and Twitter accounts are set to private and have just a few hundred followers. … [Read more...] about Who is Jordan Spieth’s wife Annie Verret and how long has the golfer been with the event planner?
The government stressed at the peak of the Covid-19 crisis that a wage subsidy was required to keep workers connected to their jobs while the economy entered a period of hibernation, but Scott Morrison is now signalling the welfare system is the way to help Australians into “real jobs” during the recovery. The prime minister said the government was awaiting further data before deciding how best to balance the programs. … [Read more...] about Australia loses 227,000 more jobs, taking unemployment to 7.1%
In Black is King, Beyoncé tried to open our eyes. The clip for Brown Skin Girl was a kind of skin democracy featuring black women of all tones, from models Adut Akech and Naomi Campbell to actor Lupita Nyong’o, as did the lyrics (“Pose like a trophy when Naomis walk in / She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin / Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in”). In a much-shared gif from the video, as the light-skinned Beyoncé mouths the words “’cos you’re beautiful” to the darker-skinned Kelly Rowland, it cut through all the years of chatter about perceived rivalry. The supposed rivalry wasn’t just about pitting one former member of Destiny’s Child against another; it also exposed an ongoing “light skin versus dark skin” narrative (see Kanye West’s line: “with some light-skinned girls and some Kelly Rowlands”). Brown Skin Girl presents a utopian ideal, because skin tone privilege really does … [Read more...] about Pop culture is overdue for another racial reckoning – about colourism