Cuomo begs wealthy New Yorkers to come back and save the city Gov. Andrew Cuomo is begging wealthy New Yorkers to return to the city to save it from economic ruin while fighting off calls from other lawmakers to raise their taxes - a move he fears could permanently drive the top 1 percent out of the city. … [Read more...] about Homeless men are seen sharing swigs of liquor without masks and urinating on the street outside luxury Upper West Side hotels – as it’s revealed New York ‘illegally housed pedophiles next to playgrounds’ in the neighborhood
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‘I sleep with it and she goes everywhere with me. If I had my way I would stay with her until my end but I’ve just turned 77 and none of us knows what will happen with this pandemic so I decided it’s time to take her home to Hungary – but not without first taking her on a tour of her favourite places.’ … [Read more...] about Zsa Zsa Gabor’s bizarre farewell tour of Europe nearly four years after her death – in a gold urn carried by her NINTH husband who plans to finally lay her to rest in her native Hungary
From baroque to modern: Germany's most impressive libraries Duchess Anna Amalia library The Duchess Anna Amalia Library is a small gem in Weimar that houses books, maps, musical scripts and ancestral registers. It's named after the duchess who saw to it that the court's book collection was moved into the Rococo library in 1766. A fire in 2004 destroyed part of the precious collection. After undergoing restoration, the UNESCO-listed building reopened three years later. … [Read more...] about Dutch man returns library book nearly 40 years overdue
Writing in Slavery and the British Country House, Professor Dresser notes Miles' family business papers 'contain mortgages dating from the 1760s and 1770s for the Vallay, Rhodes Hall and other 32 Jamaican plantations containing hundreds of enslaved Africans'. … [Read more...] about Would a wedding venue’s slave links make YOU think twice? As Ryan Reynolds sparks debate by saying marrying at a slave plantation was a ‘mistake’, FEMAIL unearths the dark histories of UK stately homes and hotels
Perhaps the Poles are just happy to have escaped with their names intact. Dick Pope – less of a challenge to American tongues, one would have thought – wasn’t so fortunate, as Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs’s now-infamous “Dick Poop” flub immediately became the biggest social media meme of Oscar nomination morning. “I’ve been called worse,” the 67-year-old Brit drily quipped in response. Not, one hopes, by Mike Leigh, to whom Pope has been an invaluable aide since Life Is Sweet, 25 years ago. Their collaboration, however, has reached a near-inarguable peak with Mr Turner, a ravishing cinematic counterpoint to JMW Turner’s own painting of light – all the more remarkable for being the pair’s first foray into digital. Though Pope was Oscar-nominated eight years ago for Neil Burger’s The Illusionist, this is the first time he’s received major awards attention for a Leigh film. America’s … [Read more...] about Oscars 2015: who will win best cinematography?