In the small hours of 25 February 1983, the playwright Tennessee Williams died in his suite at the Elysée, a small, pleasant hotel on the outskirts of the Theatre District in New York City. He was 71: unhappy, a little underweight, addicted to drugs and alcohol and paranoid sometimes to the point of delirium. According to the coroner's report, he'd choked on the bell-shaped plastic cap of a bottle of eyedrops, which he was in the habit of placing on or under his tongue while he administered to his vision. The next day, the New York Times ran an obituary claiming him as "the most important American playwright after Eugene O'Neill", though it had been two decades since his last successful play. It listed his three Pulitzer prizes, for A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Night of the Iguana, adding: "He wrote with deep sympathy and expansive humour about outcasts in our society. Though his images were often violent, he was a poet of the human heart." He was also a … [Read more...] about What drives writers to drink?
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A container in which 39 migrants were found dead was part of a convoy of three lorries, it has been claimed - as police probe 'whether there is a wider conspiracy involved' in the deaths. Relatives of the suspected victims say more than 100 migrants were being brought to the UK on the lorries, but only two are believed to have completed their trips. Devastated relatives have been speaking out, including the tearful wife of one suspected victim who helped him raise £11,000 for the trip to the UK as two new suspected victims were named today. It comes as this afternoon a man who is understood to be sought by Essex Police as part of the investigation into the 39 lorry trailer deaths was arrested at Dublin port. The man, in his twenties and from Northern Ireland, was arrested after getting off a ferry on Saturday afternoon. A blue Scania truck that he was driving has been impounded by the police. Joanna Maher, 38, and her … [Read more...] about Death truck was in convoy of THREE: Devastated families say more than 100 migrants were smuggled into UK but only two lorries made it – as two new victims are named and wife tells how she helped victim raise £11k for trip
DISTURBING footage shows a Trump-supporting schoolboy being battered by a gang of bullies for “wearing a MAGA hat.” The sickening attack took place last month in Hamilton County, Florida and involved five kids – two girls and three boys – who have since been charged by police. In the shocking clip, the victim, identified as Tyler, is seen cowering as the group pummel him relentlessly with punches on a school bus. His family claim he was targeted for wearing a red Trump 2020 "Make America Great Again" hat to school earlier that day. The boy’s mother yesterday released the 21-second video of the November 21 attack. His mum says Tyler had bought the Trump hat “with his own money” at a flea market several weeks earlier.She tweeted: “He was proud to wear it. He wore it to school, but due to immediate bullying he put it away & didn’t wear it to school again, sadly the damage was already done & was now a target.” The teen was … [Read more...] about Moment Trump-supporting boy, 14, is beaten by gang of bullies including girls for ‘wearing MAGA hat’ on school bus
President Donald Trump has complained that the impeachment process 'isn't fair' as House Democrats move closer to passing articles of impeachment against him. 'It's not fair that I'm being Impeached when I've done absolutely nothing wrong! The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have become the Party of Hate. They are so bad for our Country!' Trump wrote in a tweet on Friday night. It follows the House Judiciary Committee's vote earlier in the day to recommend articles of impeachment to the full House for a vote sometime next week. Earlier Friday, Trump declared in the Oval Office that the Democrats had 'made absolute fools of themselves' by moving ahead with impeachment. President Donald Trump has complained that the impeachment process 'isn't fair' as House Democrats move closer to passing articles of impeachment against him RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Supreme Court WILL hear blockbuster case on Donald Trump's... Donald Trump will use his … [Read more...] about ‘It’s not fair!’ Trump whines about impeachment and says it is unjust because he has ‘done absolutely nothing wrong’ then blames the ‘Radical Left and the Do Nothing Democrats’ and says ‘they are so bad for our country!’
At 8am on 8 July 1980, Raymond Carver sat down to write a letter to his editor, Gordon Lish. He'd been up all night worrying about the book they were working on together, and by the time Carver had finished writing there were more words in the letter than there were in many of the short stories for which he was known. "Dearest Gordon," it began, "I've got to pull out of this one. Please hear me… I've looked at it from every side, I've compared both versions of the manuscripts… until my eyes are nearly to fall out of my head." The trouble was, Lish's version was so far from what Carver had sent him that Carver felt it was unrecognisable. The pair had worked together for years – Lish, a dashing, influential literary figure once known as Captain Fiction, had published Carver's first stories in Esquire magazine. (They had met in Palo Alto, when Carver was, as his wife later put it, a "practising alcoholic" working at a textbook publisher's.) Lish later became an editor at … [Read more...] about Raymond Carver: the kindest cut