UK 1 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45382485 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel British eyebrows may have been raised during Senator John McCain's funeral when the familiar notes of God Save The Queen were heard. The anthem of … [Read more...] about Was God Save the Queen played at McCain’s funeral?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Meghan Barr May 08, 2018 The scorchingly irreverent political podcast Pod Save America, created by three wisecracking former protegees of President Barack Obama, has rocketed to fame as the de facto voice of the liberal “resistance” since it debuted in January 2017 as President Trump was ascending to the White House.With its freewheeling, conversational format, the twice-weekly podcast makes you feel as if you’re eavesdropping on a bunch of political insiders at a bar in Washington, D.C. But two of its founders, Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, hail from Massachusetts. They launched Crooked Media — the company behind the Pod — because they wanted “to talk about politics in a way that doesn’t make you want to throw your phone out the window,” as they explain on their website.Favreau, 36, who was Obama’s head speechwriter, … [Read more...] about Pod Save America’s hosts on the year’s best political scandal so far
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Books Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Books of The Times ByJennifer Szalai April 18, 2018 Lawrence Wright’s new book begins at a truck stop and ends in a graveyard. The subtitle of “God Save Texas” is “A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State,” but Wright, having spent most of his life in Texas — embracing it, rejecting it, defending it to naysayers even as it lets him down — wants to show how this soul isn’t as abstract (and therefore incorruptible) as the mythmakers like to believe. It’s too rooted in the place’s particulars for that. Even the Buc-ee’s at the truck stop is a gigantic repository of meaning: “It is the largest convenience store in the world — a category of achievement that only Texas would aspire to.” “God Save Texas” is full of such commentary … [Read more...] about In ‘God Save Texas,’ Lawrence Wright Ranges Far and Wide
Lawrence Wright has taken on plenty of complex and controversial topics.The New Yorker staff writer and author of nine previous books won a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 and was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle prize for Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. (Both books became TV series.)His new book takes on another thorny subject, but the point of view is more personal in God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State.Why Texas? For one thing, it’s where Wright lives. His family moved to Dallas when he was a boy; he high-tailed it out of the state when he grew up but returned almost four decades ago and has lived in Austin ever since. That has not made him a cheerleader. As he writes in the book’s first chapter, "I think Texas has nurtured an immature political culture that has done terrible damage to the state and to the nation. Because Texas is a part of … [Read more...] about Review: In God Save Texas,’ Lawrence Wright finds the state of the nation’s future