And masculine and feminine are innocuous compared with some of the sexist wine language that has passed as normal for many years. It astounds me that the word “slutty” — used to describe a wine whose appeal is obvious, rather than subtle — remains in circulation. (“Slutty” in a wine context is almost always used pejoratively, not used to summon the reclaimed-feminism, owning-my-body attitude that the word lately has come to inhabit in some circles.) More than once, I’ve heard the critic Jay McInerney discuss why he thinks comparing a wine to Pamela Anderson (implying it’s rich and voluptuous) as opposed to Kate Moss (implying it’s lean and taut) is a useful way to describe it. … [Read more...] about Wine’s diversity issue starts with the way we talk about the taste of wine
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At other times, countries launched new systems despite knowing better. After dozens of nations around the globe built internment camps during World War I, the British evaluated their policy and decided that it had been a mistake to adopt mass detention without acknowledging the level of risk posed by each person. When World War II began, they did not initially move toward universal detention of military-age males who were enemy aliens. But as Germany scored victory after victory, England began to fear invasion. Churchill's government locked up all enemy aliens regardless of the classification they had been given, holding some domestically and deporting thousands overseas to detention camps. This policy meant that Jewish refugees and Nazi sympathizers were held in the same camps, at first in the same barracks. … [Read more...] about History Lesson: Gitmo Started as a Detention Camp for Immigrants
I remember my dad told me, “Keith, this is something really big.” He got my hair ready and… I was looking like Little Ricky. As a child, I was unaware of how important this show was, but I got from my dad that this was a very important audition. So I got on the set and there was Lucy. She was bigger than life. She looked at me and said to my dad, “Well, he’s a cute kid. What does he do?” And my dad said, “Well, he actually plays the drums.” She couldn’t believe it. And she said, “Well, there’s a set of drums over here on the set. Why don’t you go over there have him play?” … [Read more...] about ‘I Love Lucy’ star Keith Thibodeaux recalls playing ‘Little Ricky,’ working alongside Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
"For me personally, it never mattered. I just always tried to focus on my next match," said the Austrian. "My focus or my concentration, it's the same. It doesn't matter if I play one of the Big Three members or if I play somebody else. … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic’s default opens the door for young stars to win a grand slam, but will success come with an asterisk?
Historians are still unable to trace about 350 men known to have been at the camp, Ndao and other Senegalese officials say, and consider them probable victims. The hunt for facts is blocked, researchers say, by the Senegalese government ignoring their requests to access the archives. (Sall's spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.) … [Read more...] about A family’s 76-year quest for truth and justice for West African soldiers who fought for France in WWII