Simón is dependable, prudent and reflective but seemingly without passion or imagination. Inés comes across as a fussy nag, devoted to David, but lacking an interior life. Joined in a sexless union, they do their best to raise the precocious, headstrong and frequently insufferable child. When David's teachers threaten to place him in a "special school," for insubordinate children, the family flees to the provincial city of Estrella. There, as chronicled in "The Schooldays of Jesus," David enrolls in an academy of dance taught by an icy young beauty named Ana Magdalena who is murdered by an obsessed museum guard named Dmitri. (Coetzee doesn't always provide last names, but one suspects Dmitri's might be Raskolnikov.) The lustful, violent and perhaps crazy Dmitri challenges the rational, steady and neutered Simón for David's affections. Increasingly, David comes to see Simón and Inés as impediments to his self-development. … [Read more...] about Book World: ‘The Death of Jesus’ completes J.M. Coetzee’s nativity-inspired trilogy. But what does it all mean?
7eventh time down just say jesus
Reid pushed back against the situation being labeled as a “riot” despite the looting and burning of buildings, adding people in Minneapolis are “risking COVID” to say “stop killing us” and “acknowledge that we’re people.” … [Read more...] about Joy Reid on Minneapolis: ‘People Are Risking COVID’ to Say ‘Just Stop Killing Us’
"This is a very serious virus and people who are not in the medical field are surely scared. This is football, it's a game. I realize it's a business but at the end of the day, it's a game and there are a lot more important things than football -- I hate to say it even though I'm a football fan, but people are dying out here." … [Read more...] about Football’s restart is a battle of ‘money vs. health,’ says former Premier League club doctor
The people who follow him — I don’t think they’re worth a lot to advertisers. And what I don’t understand is, just from a business standpoint, why don’t they starch their hat white? I won’t even say starching it white, but taking it from black to light black. I think they would get a lot of kudos, and I don’t think they’d lose that much. I think a lot of people would rally to their support. It would create some consistency between this whole namaste bullshit perception that Jack Dorsey puts out there that is totally hypocritical. And at the same time, the 80 million people that are following Donald Trump, quite frankly, are not who advertisers want to reach. I don’t think it would hurt Twitter’s image. … [Read more...] about Twitter’s Trump Problem Is Just Beginning
“It’s supposed to be appointment only now,” said Anduha, who was already thinking about workarounds, depending on the peace of mind of the particular barber, especially if dealing with strangers. “Barbers may want to take a client’s temperature, ask whether they have been traveling. For the majority of those, we’d probably just write down their information, ask them to wait outside in case a chair opens up. You can’t just say ‘come on in, sit in a chair’ like we used to.” … [Read more...] about L.A. County can reopen restaurants, barbershops, salons, Newsom says