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Был ли Шопен геем? Неловкий вопрос в одной из худших стран ЕС с точки зрения прав ЛГБТК

Was Chopin gay? The awkward question in one of the EU’s worst countries for LGBTQ rights Sun, November 29, 2020, 3:35 AM EST·8 min read A drawing of Polish-born composer and pianist Frederic Chopin on his deathbed in 1849. Credit: Kean Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images / Getty Images Each year, millions of visitors to Poland are introduced to the country’s favorite son before they even set foot on its soil. Warsaw’s Chopin Airport, the nation’s largest transport hub, greets more than 1 million people every month. And it’s far from theRead More


Legendary composer Frédéric Chopin wrote a ‘flood’ of homoerotic love letters that were ‘deliberately erased from history’ Lily Wakefield Sat, 28 November 2020 Gay love letters written by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin were deliberately mistranslated by historians to conceal his sexuality, a music journalist has claimed. According to The Guardian, Swiss music journalist Moritz Weber had been researching letters written by Chopin during lockdown earlier this year when he discovered a “flood of declarations of love aimed at men”. His findings were explored in the two-hour radio show Chopin’s Men,Read More

Прости нам наши долги

Forgive Us Our Debts Churches are doing what politicians have been unable to do, rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills. By Elizabeth Bruenig Ms. Bruenig is an Opinion writer Credit…Bryan R. Smith/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Vanessa Matos couldn’t believe what she was reading. “I was like, OK, this is a scam,” she recalled of the letter she received in February. Her husband, she said, had the same reaction: “Yeah, this isn’t real.” But it was. Ms. Matos’s medical debt — more than $900 owed because of complications from surgeryRead More

«Я Грета»: рождение климатического воина

‘I Am Greta’ Review: Birth of a Climate Warrior Nathan Grossman alternates truth-to-power moments with quiet ones in his documentary about the young Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg in “I Am Greta.”Credit…Hulu By Nicolas Rapold I Am Greta Directed by Nathan Grossman Documentary, Biography 1h 37m In September 2019 at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Greta Thunberg made headlines by condemning world leaders for abandoning today’s children to the ravages of climate change. “How dare you?” she asked, her voice shaking with anger. Truth-to-power moments like this alternate with quietRead More

Когда дело доходит до осьминогов, вкус для лохов

When It Comes to Octopuses, Taste Is for Suckers Octopuses can taste what their arms touch, and scientists have figured out how.Video Video by Peter Kilian By Katherine J. Wu   Should anything ever compel you to lick an octopus’s arm, keep this in mind: That arm has all the cellular machinery to taste your tongue right back. Scientists have known for years that octopuses can taste what their arms touch. Now, a team of Harvard biologists armed with bricks, Velcro and an array of genetic tools has cracked someRead More

Мычит стадо варваров

Мычит стадо варваров. Растет его поголовье. Бугристые спины, отточенные рога. Они растопчут античность для возврата в средневековье. Боюсь, что и нам отломится от этого пирога. Потому что варварство, как и смерть, неизбежно. Потому что бессмертно желание вытоптать или втоптать. Потому что нелюди вышли на новый рубеж, но не остановятся суки – им некуда отступать. Вот кричит красный петух с огненным гребнем. Вот мычит огромное стадо, приближается к нам, вот ступают копыта по земле, покрытой золою и щебнем, вот грядет безвременье – смена канувшим временам. 2015

Кибероперация против России

U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has warned that adversaries are looking to take on the United States through cyberoperations.Credit…Erin Schaff for The New York Times By Julian E. Barnes WASHINGTON — The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives have identified them and are tracking their work, according to officials briefed onRead More

Киберкомандование США расширяет операции по охоте на хакеров из России, Ирана и Китая

U.S. Cyber Command Expands Operations to Hunt Hackers From Russia, Iran and China Building on a 2018 effort, Cyber Command sent teams to Europe, the Middle East and Asia to learn more about how adversaries could threaten the election this year. Cyber Command officials said they continued to try to identify and stop foreign threats to elections after the midterm vote in 2018, adding new partners to their defensive network.Credit…Eve Edelheit for The New York Times By Julian E. Barnes FORT MEADE, Md. — The United States Cyber Command expandedRead More

Джеймс Шапиро: вопрос о Гамлете

Професор Колумбийского Университета Джеймс Шапиро использует психоаналитику анализируя 3 версии Гамлета The Question of Hamlet It wasn’t until 1711 that anyone wrote at length about Hamlet and another century would pass before it became Shakespeare’s most celebrated play James Shapiro Program for a nineteenth-century production of Hamlet. Credit: Private Collection / Look and Learn / Peter Jackson Collection / Bridgeman Images. In the decades after it was first staged, probably in 1600, Hamlet seems to have been popular, though not especially so. It was performed at the Globe Theatre, inRead More

Как закончились 700 лет мусульманского правления в Испании

‘These Are the Keys of This Paradise’: How 700 Years of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End The Reconquest set the scene for the rise of Spain and the colonization of the Americas The Capitulation of Granada by Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. It was the moment which set Spain on a course to become the greatest power in early modern Europe. On January 2, 1492 Abdallah Muhammad bin Ali, or Muhammad XII, known as Boabdil, the last Moorish sultan of Granada and head of the Nasrid dynasty, surrendered hisRead More

Шварцбурд и Петлюра в Париже

Шварцбурд, Самуил Исаакович Материал из Википедии — свободной энциклопедии Самуил Исаакович Шварцбурд שלום שװאַרצבאָרד фр. Samuel (Sholem) Schwarzbard Псевдонимы «Бал-Халоймэс» (Мечтатель) Дата рождения 18 августа 1886 Место рождения Измаил, Бессарабская губерния, Российская империя Дата смерти 3 марта 1938 (51 год) Место смерти Кейптаун, Южно-Африканский Союз Гражданство  Российская империя→ Украинская ССР→ Франция Род деятельности анархист, поэт, публицист Язык произведений идиш Награды  Медиафайлы на Викискладе Шу́лим И́цкович (Самуил Исаакович) Шва́рцбурд (также известен как Шолем Шварцборд и Шолом Шварцбард; идиш ‏שלום שװאַרצבאָרד‏‎, в эмиграции — фр. Samuel (Sholem) Schwarzbard — Самуэль Шварцбард; 18 августа1886, Измаил, Бессарабская губерния — 3 марта 1938,Read More

США вводят санкции в отношении России

U.S. Issues Sanctions on Russian Center Involved in Potentially Deadly Cyberattacks The penalties were aimed at a Russian research center that developed tools used in a cyberattack on a Saudi petrochemical plant, which took out the safety controls used to prevent an explosion. According to the sanctions, a Russian state research center built custom digital tools used in attacks in 2017 on oil facilities in the Middle East.Credit…Kirill Kudryavtsev/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Nicole Perlroth The United States on Friday imposed economic sanctions against a Russian government research organization thatRead More

Хакерская группа Energetic Bear – одна из самых скрытных в России

Russians Who Pose Election Threat Have Hacked Nuclear Plants and Power Grid The hacking group, Energetic Bear, is among Russia’s stealthiest. It appears to be casting a wide net to find useful targets ahead of the election, experts said. Russian hackers targeted the Wolf Creek power plant in Kansas in 2017.Credit…Mark Reinstein/Corbis, via Getty Images By Nicole Perlroth Cybersecurity officials watched with growing alarm in September as Russian state hackers started prowling around dozens of American state and local government computer systems just two months before the election. The actRead More

Russia poses a bigger election threat than Iran

Russia poses a bigger election threat than Iran, many U.S. officials say An election worker processed a ballot in San Francisco on Wednesday. Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times By Julian E. Barnes, Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger While senior Trump administration officials said this week that Iran has been actively interfering in the presidential election, many intelligence officials said they remained far more concerned about Russia, which in recent days has hacked into state and local computer networks in breaches that could allow Moscow broader access to American voting infrastructure.Read More

12 шокирующих фактов, которые я узнал, работая дворецким в отеле Plaza

12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel You’ll never look at hotel staff the same way again. Brandon Presser. Illustrations by Zohar Lazar. Old-school service is alive and well at the Plaza: High tea treats are served in brass birdcages, tuxedo-clad bellman whisk away luggage to gilded suites, and chefs bear toques that tower above their heads. But in the age of Amazon Prime—when we all want everything now—what is it really like blending vestigial aristocratic assistance with light-speed wish fulfillment? In orderRead More

Judaism 3.0

&nbsp The decades that transformed Judaism It will take a long time for Judaism 3.0 to develop. By GOL KALEV OCTOBER 18, 2020 13:06 Email Twitter Facebook fb-messenger KING FAISAL I at Versailles during the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, where he advocated for Zionism. The French expelled him from Syria in 1920. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) KING FAISAL I at Versailles during the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, where he advocated for Zionism. The French expelled him from Syria in 1920. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Advertisement Judaism was shapedRead More

Зачем читать Боэция сегодня?

Зачем читать Боэция сегодня? Написанное в ожидании казни, Утешение философии ставит вопросы о человеческом разуме, которые остаются актуальными и сегодня.   John Marenbonis a fellow of the British Academy, senior research fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and honorary professor of mediaeval philosophy, as well as visiting professor at the Philosophy Department of Peking University in China. His latest book is Pagans and Philosophers (2015). For nearly a millennium, The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius was a bestseller throughout Europe. It was read not only by those who could understand itsRead More

Don’t say Russian: Trump didn’t want to ID Palm Beach mansion buyer

‘Don’t say Russian’: Trump didn’t want to ID Palm Beach mansion buyer Alexandra Clough “Don’t say Russian.” Those were the words Donald Trump first told this reporter back in May 2008. The topic was the buyer of a Palm Beach mansion owned by Trump. The then-New York real estate developer had just inked a blockbuster deal to sell the oceanfront estate for $100 million— a record for home sale even in the island’s billionaire playground. The intrigue over the Trump property sale a dozen years ago surged again this monthRead More

У Путина есть инфа о Трампе, сексе и деньгах

У Путина есть инфа о Трампе, сексе и деньгах По словам Люка Хардинга (Luke Harding), всем понятно, что Владимир Путин держит в своих руках президента США Дональда Трампа (Donald Trump). «Президент Дональд Трамп невежлив со всеми. Единственный человек, с которым он лоялен и которого он постоянно защищает — Владимир Путин. Единственное объяснение всему этому понятно: у Путина есть компромат на Дональда Трампа, связанный с сексом и деньгами много лет назад», — говорит Люк Хардинг газете VG в Нью-Йорке. У британского журналиста полно дел в Нью-Йорке, где он торопливо бегает между американскими телевизионными каналами, продвигая свою книгу «Заговор. Как Россия помогла Дональду ТрампуRead More

Как Эйнштейн примирил религию с наукой

How Einstein Reconciled Religion to Science As Einstein would have it, there is no necessary conflict between science and religion—or between science and “religious feelings.” Brian Gallagher What Einstein said was nearly as scathing as any contemporary critique of religion you might hear from Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, or Christopher Hitchens. Photo by spatuletail / Shutterstock. I recently heard an echo of Albert Einstein’s religious views in the words of Elon Musk. Asked, at the close of a conversation with Axios, whether he believed in God, the CEO of bothRead More


КАК ИСЧЕЗНУТЬ Можно ли передвигаться по умному городу незамеченным? It can be hard to evade the sight of wall-mounted cameras–but other smart cities technologies are almost undetectable. Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters. Even in the middle of major city, it’s possible to go off the grid. In 2016, the Atlantic profiled a family in Washington, D.C., that harvests their entire household energy from a single, 1-kilowatt solar panel on a patch of cement in their backyard. Insulated, light-blocking blinds keep upstairs bedrooms cool at the peak of summer; in winter, theRead More

Трамп Надеется Путин Даст Ему Денег

Does Donald Trump Need a Bailout? Maybe that’s why he sucks up to Putin. By Michelle Goldberg Donald Trump, with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in 2018, is “in a tightening financial vise,” The Times reports.Credit…Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In his new book “Rage,” Bob Woodward reports that Dan Coats, Donald Trump’s first director of national intelligence, was never able to shake his suspicions that Trump is in the pocket of President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Coats is obviously not alone — Trump’s obsequiousness toward the Russian strongman hasRead More

Trumps Lawyer Aaron Krawitz is the Souce of the Tax Papers

Trumps Lawyer Aaron Krawitz is the Souce of the Latest Trump Tax Papers Trumps lawyer Aaron Krawitz   It was the moment when Donald Trump’s “Art of the Deal” fabulism, billionaire tycoon bluster and populist standard-bearing for forgotten Americans was revealed to be what it always looked like: a sham. A stunning New York Times exposé of the President’s tax returns Sunday revealed a pitifully inept businessman and a serial tax avoider crushed by massive debts that could expose him to conflicts of interest given his position as President andRead More


The Mysterious Deaths of 6 Historical Figures Was Napoleon murdered by his wallpaper? Was Mozart done in by a pork chop? Bess Lovejoy A portrait of Napoleon by Antoine-Jean Gros. Credit: via Getty Images. You might think that dying while famous means a well-documented death proceeding from an obvious cause, but nothing could be further from the truth. Throughout history, notable figures have spent their final hours in situations clouded with uncertainty, rumor, and suspicion. Whether the deceased is an ancient emperor or a modern aviator, the potential culpritRead More

The New Eviction Moratorium: What You Need to Know

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