Present day audiences remember Sam Peckinpah’s off-the-wall western The Wild Bunch for its blood, but no less shocking is the film’s moral carnage. He thought he was making something closer to a morality play; he didn’t count on the public’s thirst for arterial spray. In another story of thieves with questionable honor even among themselves, he planted a signpost at the end of an era. Facebook Twitter Pinterest William Holden in The Wild Bunch. The Wild Bunch stands out as the first western to go full-bore with its reappraisal of frontier narratives, and remains the most ferociously modern example by virtue of its coal-black heart.
The Trump administration is caught in a fever dream about Iran, and the fever is becoming dangerous. The fever dream convinces policymakers to cozy up to regimes from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates that are themselves awful. It’s a fever dream, and only those with the fever seem to be able to make sense of the dream. With Trump ripping up the nuclear deal, Iran is saying it will enrich uranium beyond the limits of the nuclear deal. We need to wake up from the fever dream and have a real debate about Iran, develop a real strategy for Iran and start a real dialogue with Iran.
I’m not sure it is doing much for my complexion, but it is certainly a gorgeous addition to any bathroomI have no idea what facial rolling with gemstones does. The roller I am testing, the £26 Jade Facial Roller, is made of aventurine jade, a type of green quartz that Herbivore Botanicals claims will reduce the appearance of puffiness and improve the skin’s elasticity. The facial roller, too, has a smaller wheel at the bottom to treat delicate under-eye skin. I don’t really have the serenity for proper facial rolling. Over the next few weeks, I find myself idly running the facial roller over my neck and cheeks.
Torreira only joined Arsenal from Serie A side Sampdoria last summer for a fee of £22million. He admitted he likes Italy more and has found life difficult in England due to the language barrier and weather. Nicholas says the key for his former side is to bring in extra funds this summer by selling some of their unwanted players. He named Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as two of them and Torreira if the price is right. Nicholas says Arsenal should also sell Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan
June 18, 2019 04:52 UTC
“We had seen some threats, but we didn’t know then what this Trump presidency was going to bring.”Can Democrats ever win Florida? If history is any guide, whichever way Pinellas county voters swing next November will decide if Trump wins another four years in the White House. Facebook Twitter Pinterest The Demcoratic former governor Charlie Crist flipped Florida’s 13th congressional district, which incorporates two-thirds of Pinellas county, in 2016. Charlie Crist, a former state governor, reversed 33 years of Republican dominance to flip Florida’s 13th congressional district, incorporating the lower two-thirds of Pinellas county, in 2016. “I hesitate to say the person who wins Pinellas wins Florida, but it’s hard to see a scenario where a Democrat loses Pinellas but wins Florida.
June 18, 2019 04:52 UTC
The database tracks the borrowing habits of mostly working-class Australians between 1861 and 1928, and contains circulation records from six mechanics institute libraries, pre-dating most Australian public libraries. The project was first established by Curtin University professor Tim Dolin in 2008 before being acquired by ANU in 2013. While male borrowers far outweigh women, Lamond she does not believe this is a reflection of literacy but rather the origins of the institutes themselves. “People’s reading was very diverse, much more diverse than I think most of our reading is now,” Lamond said. “This was a period before there were widespread public libraries in Australia,” Lamond said.
June 18, 2019 04:41 UTC
Prepare for Tasmania’s spider possumPygmy possums usually aren’t on the menu for huntsman spiders. In Australia: giant spider carrying a mouse is horrifying and impressive Read moreTasmania is home to two types of pygmy possums – the little pygmy and the eastern pygmy. The little pygmy possum grows to seven grams in weight and has a head and body length of only 5-6.5 centimetres. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Justine Latton posted a photo of a huntsman spider with a pygmy possum to the ‘Tasmanian insects and spiders’ Facebook page. In 2016, a Queensland man captured a similar event, filming a huntsman spider carrying a sizeable mouse up the outside of a fridge.
June 18, 2019 04:30 UTC
“If you don’t do that, the media will misinterpret it, and our issues won’t get out,” he said. Trump set to launch 2020 campaign Read moreEven so, some of those present could not resist generating some noise for Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, whereas the reaction to Biden was somewhat cooler. He argued that although poverty is most concentrated among black people, it is highest in raw numbers among white people. Sanders and Warren, who both answered yes, seemed most at ease in outlining visions to combat multi-pronged injustices simultaneously. I wouldn’t [vote] for someone just because they’re a woman but I would like to see a woman as president.”As for Biden, Chadwick was unimpressed.
June 18, 2019 03:45 UTC
Tony Blair’s legacy since leaving office has been the subject of heated debate both within the Labour party and the country at large. He has recently released a video defending his record as prime minister after Jeremy Corbyn lumped together Blair’s Labour government with the Conservatives under Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron. Paul Lewis has been leading a series on populism for the Guardian and recently interviewed Blair in front of a live audience. He reflects on how the former prime minister is attempting to rehabilitate his reputation. Also today: Jim Waterson on the Saudi investment in the London Evening Standard.
June 18, 2019 01:52 UTC
Rapidly melting sea ice in Greenland has presented an unusual hazard for research teams retrieving their oceanographic moorings and weather station equipment. His colleague at the institute, Rasmus Tonboe, tweeted that the “rapid melt and sea ice with low permeability and few cracks leaves the melt water on top”. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Greenland Melt Extent 2019, shows ice melt in Greenland 2019 versus 1981-2010 median. The centre said that Arctic sea ice for May was 12m square kilometres (4.7m square miles), 1.13m square kilometres below the 1981-2010 average. At a local level, the sea ice melt provides significant problems for communities in Greenland, who rely on it for transport, hunting and fishing.
June 17, 2019 23:56 UTC
To celebrate, we’ve rounded up 10 Australian books that explore the many different aspects of queer identity and indicate the experimental, creative and analytical writing taking place in LGBT+ communities. In the current political climate, many people have questions about diverse gender identities and sexualities. The books on this list, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult books and a children’s picture book, offer readers opportunities to be entertained, informed and moved. The engaging story could be used as an educational resource to introduce the topic of gender identity, either individually or in a classroom. A group of queer and gender diverse teens learn to rely on each other, against a backdrop of a zombie apocalypse.
June 17, 2019 23:37 UTC
Ren Zhengfei, boss of Huawei, says it has been severely affected by a concerted campaign in Washington HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/GETTY IMAGESThe financial pain imposed on Huawei by an American clampdown on its business was made clear yesterday when the Chinese technology group slashed its revenue forecast this year by about $30 billion. Ren Zhengfei, 74, its founder and chief executive, said yesterday that it had not expected Washington’s drive to “crack” the company to be “so strong and pervasive”. Speaking at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, he said: “We did not expect they would attack us on so many aspects. We cannot get components supply [sic], cannot participate in many international organisations, cannot work closely with many universities, cannot use anything with US components and cannot even establish connection with networks that use components.”The United States stepped up its pressure on Huawei last month by…
Some 20,000 people are thought to visit Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting every day. Where once it was possible to wobble on tiptoe to admire the portrait in the Louvre, even that is futile: all those arms brandishing smartphones to capture what the eye cannot. Yet Mona Lisa is finally to be freed from her gilded (and bulletproof) glass cage, if only virtually. As part of celebrations marking 500 years since the Renaissance artist’s death, the Louvre will invite audiences this autumn to experience the early 16-century masterpiece up close, far from the Instagramming crowd. By donning a virtual reality (VR) headset, viewers will discover details hidden to the naked eye and learn more about Leonardo’s enigmatic sitter.
Rashford is keen to help to revive the club’s fortunes under Solskjaer Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty ImagesMarcus Rashford is ready to give Manchester United a huge boost by signing a long-term contract at his boyhood club. Negotiations are nearing completion on a fresh deal with the 21-year-old England striker who is spurning interest from Barcelona and Juventus to commit his future to Old Trafford. Rashford, who joined United at the age of six, is determined to help to revive the club’s fortunes under the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. His pledge represents a stark contrast to the attitude of Paul Pogba, the United midfielder, who said on Sunday that he was ready to pursue a “new challenge”. Rashford has scored 45 goals in 170 appearances for United since hitting two on his debut in a Europa League tie at home to Midtjylland…
Boris Johnson has insisted that he would take Britain out of the EU with or without a deal by the end of October DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGESThe pound dropped to a near-six-month low against the dollar and the euro yesterday as Boris Johnson edged closer to No 10, crystallising market fears of a no-deal Brexit or an early general election. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, who withdrew from the Conservative Party leadership race last week, backed Mr Johnson yesterday, saying that he would “almost certainly” become prime minister. Mr Johnson, 54, a leader of the Leave campaign in 2016, has promised to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by October 31. As the odds shortened on the frontrunner, sterling sank by 0.3 per cent against the dollar to $1.2554, the lowest level since January. The pound was off 0.4 per cent against the euro at…