Patrick Modiano? Zut alors!


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No award, with the exception of the Nobel for Peace, excites as much a priori lobbying and speculation, and post-hoc controversy, as the Nobel Prize for Literature. Some decisions, like last year’s honoring of Alice Munro, have been embraced. But certain past selections have spurred political fulmination ( e.g., Knut Hamsun, Mo Yan) and others, plain old-fashioned headscratching.   The inscrutable selection committee is famous for its surprises: who would have banked on the acerbic Austrian, Elfriede Jelinek? And there is banking involved, of a sort. According to the Wall Street Journal of October 7th (two days prior to the 2014 announcement) the British betting corporation Ladbrokes was offering odds of 12/1 on Philip Roth, 25/1 on Bob Dylan (a weird perennial favorite) and, sharing the lead around 4/1, Haruki Murakami and Kenyan poet Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. But hey, was there a leak in the famous Stockholm security system? Apparently the…

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Instruções de segurança para os passageiros da Air New Zeland

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A Air New Zeland resolveu mudar o estilo de vídeo utilizado para transmitir aos passageiros as instruções de segurança e preparou novamente uma surpresa para seus passageiros e turistas que viajam para a Nova Zelândia, local onde aconteceram as gravações dos filmes da trilogia “Hobbit”:

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Death With Dignity: We Deserve Options at the End of Our Lives


Death is a grim topic, a taboo subject avoided by most Americans.

Changing laws about death is an equally grim process. In considering the nation’s first Death with Dignity policy reform proposals in 1994 and 1997, the opponent group Physicians for Compassionate Care asserted that people from outside the state would flock to the Oregon’s beaches to die. In 2009, Congress faced allegations of creating death panels if they passed federal legislation allowing insurance reimbursement for physicians who consulted with patients about end of life care options.

These political messages are but two examples of how the fear of death has been used in an attempt to extinguish policy reform efforts aimed at giving Americans greater choice, options and information about how they die.

Over the past month, though, a fresh face joined the conversation, quickly pushing aside the idea of end of life policy reform as a distasteful and…

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Documental “Gurba, la condena” en el Festival Internacional de Cine Mendoza Proyecta

Voz del Sahara Occidental en Argentina


Fuente: Gobierno de la Provincia de Mendoza


El gobierno de la provincia de Mendoza en los últimos años ha llevado adelante encuentros y mesas de debate, donde se reúnen el sector público y privado, dando forma a una idea que hoy se cristaliza.

Ha sido un largo anhelo del sector audiovisual mendocino, el que la provincia cuente con un Festival Cinematográfico que reúna al público con los hacedores del Séptimo Arte.

Mendoza Proyecta llevara adelante su gala inaugural el 5 Noviembre de este año. La fecha es nuestro homenaje al mayor director cinematográfico que tuvo nuestro país, nuestro querido Leonardo Favio.


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