Asked about running for President in 2028 when she would be 35, the Democratic socialist said, 'Never. I want to be Bernie Sanders but never run for president. I want to be the kooky old lady who brings her cats to the floor of Congress and says, 'Here's the right thing to do.' … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: ‘I want to be chilling with Sonia Sotomayor, wearing gold hoop earrings with a big old FU.’ How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vows she’ll never run for president in new biography
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Gnostic sects in the past, and fundamentalists in the present, were prone to warn that the end of time is near. But belief in the apocalypse is now widespread, and with good reason. The two ways in which humankind can self-destruct – civil war on a global scale, or destruction of the natural environment necessary to its survival – have rapidly converged. Today, global warming manifests itself in not just a rise in the level of the oceans, the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, the emptying of fish stocks or the desertification of entire regions on the planet. It can also be seen at work in violent conflict in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Syria and many other places exposed to food price rises, drought and declining water sources. Water shortages sparked riots in Bangalore, India’s hi-tech capital, in September. Africans, Bangladeshis and black residents of the Mississippi delta have long been the victims of the extravagant use of fossil fuels by rich … [Read more...] about Easternisation by Gideon Rachman and The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh – review
Petit joined the Paris Opera Ballet at the age of 16, but found the company "musty" and left in 1944. The rest of the decade was decisive for him. In 1945, just 21 years old, he formed Les Ballets des Champs-Elysées with Boris Kochno – the former secretary and artistic associate of Serge Diaghilev – and created some of the works for which he is still remembered today, including Les Forains (1945) and especially Le Jeune Homme et La Mort (1946), a piece of postwar existential angst with a libretto by Jean Cocteau about a suicidal artist and the fatally beautiful woman who is both love and death. First performed by the exceptional dancer Jean Babilée, it was Petit's first international hit, and later danced by both Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. … [Read more...] about Roland Petit: a career in clips
Retirement was also an option for the 31-year-old, but his decision not to challenge the punishments handed to him for bringing the game into disrepute – a path that had potential to drag the saga out even further – brings a degree of closure to the affair. … [Read more...] about David Warner ‘fully accepts’ Cricket Australia sanctions over ball tampering
These remarks offer a window on one of the most compelling questions of our time: how many people will fill the Earth? The United Nations Population Division projects that numbers will swell to more than 11 billion by the end of this century, almost 4 billion more than are alive today. Where will they live? How will we feed them? How many more of us can our fragile planet withstand? … [Read more...] about What goes up: are predictions of a population crisis wrong?