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November, 2020


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

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