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|Audrina Patridge Enjoys ''Nice Reset'' With Daughter After Getting a Temporary Restraining Order Against Ex|
Added: 20.07.2019 21:55 | 25 views | 0 comments
There's nothing more special than some much-needed mother-daughter time!
Audrina Patridge is soaking up the sun and cherishing quality time with her 3-year-old daughter, Kirra. It...
|The Paris Orphan Discussion Questions|
Added: 20.07.2019 20:42 | 1 views | 0 comments
- One of the author’s concerns when writing the book was that the extent and magnitude of the bias and discrimination shown towards female war correspondents was so great that readers might not believe it could really have happened. Were you shocked by the any of the sexist behaviour, rules or beliefs described in the incidents in the book? Which incidents surprised you the most? How do you think it might affect a woman to have to struggle against such ingrained bias in order to do her job?
- Had you heard of Lee Miller before you read the book? Have you been drawn to find out any more about Miller since reading it? What do you think of the author’s decision to create a character inspired by Miller rather than write a fictionalised account of Lee Miller’s life? Which approach do you think you might prefer as a reader?
- Victorine makes a difficult decision towards the end of the novel when she withholds information from both Jess and Dan. What did you think of her decision? What might you have done in her place? Is it possible to make the wrong decision for the right reasons? How important is it to consider a person’s motivations when assessing whether their decision was right or wrong?
- Both Jess and Dan make different decisions when it comes to Amelia’s ultimatum: Dan decides to marry Jess in spite of his battalion; Jess decides to leave Dan so that he has to marry Amelia. Who was the more heroic out of Jess and Dan over the course of the war, and in making that final decision? Which one of them made the “right” decision?
- For much of the novel, Jess collects information about soldiers sexually assaulting civilian women. She doesn’t report on this until after the war. Do you think it was cowardly of her to wait so long? What do you think might have happened had she tried to publish the article while the war was still continuing? Was she guilty of letting other women down, or did she have no choice?
- Back in London, Jess has the thought: "War makes us monsters or angels, but so too does love.” How difficult do you think it would be to fall in love during wartime, knowing that death was a very real possibility for one or both partners? Do you think this would change the kind of love a person might feel, make it tense perhaps because risk is everywhere, or less intense because the fear of death creates a fear of true intimacy? How can love make someone a monster and where does this happen in the book?
- The difficulties Jess and Dan and Amelia face during the war are very different to the difficulties D’Arcy and Josh have faced in their lives. Do you think people in contemporary times are guilty of creating problems where none exist? To what extent does living through a war change how a person views life? Are contemporary concerns less important than those people faced during the 1940s or are both sets of issues equally challenging and worthy of discussion?
- There are many women in the book who are based on real people including Martha Gellhorn, Lee Carson, Iris Carpenter, and Catherine Coyne. Had you heard of any of these women before reading the book? Which ones? Is it true that the stories of so many extraordinary women have been lost to history, and forgotten by those of us who come after? If so, why do you think that is? What other books have you read, or movies have you watched, that feature extraordinary women from history and what did you enjoy about them?
|to Arline Feynman|
Added: 20.07.2019 20:23 | 0 views | 0 comments
Richard P. Feynman to Arline Feynman, April 3, 1945
Tuesday Morning, 10 AM
You will be interested in two things. First, yesterday I got everything going smoothly and so now I won't be working late hours anymore (I worked till 12 last night), and second, I took a shower. I slept late this morning just for fun and I'm beginning to take a more relaxed view of life (I even read a book for a 1/2 hour before I went to sleep). I think the worst is over and now I can take it easy.
There is a third thing you will be interested in. I love you. You are a strong and beautiful woman. You are not always as strong as other times but it rises and falls like the flow of a mountain stream. I feel I am a reservoir for your strength—without you I would be empty and weak like I was before I knew you—but your moments of strength make me strong and thus I am able to comfort you with your own strength when your stream is low.
I find it much harder these days to write these things to you—there isn't quite the personal intimate contact that I used to get out of letters. I will come Sunday and tell them to you—I will love you Sunday.
No news from here. Oh yes, we have a regular gestapo up here. They took a guy for over an hour in a smoke filled room with men sitting around in the dark—just like in the movies—firing questions at him to prove he was a Communist. They didn't succeed—because he wasn't. The poor guy couldn't work good the next day because they got him out of bed the night before. They claim they are trying to keep spies out of this place. It is dopey, because they leave the gates open at night often by mistake. Don't get scared tho they haven't found out that I am a relativist yet!
I love you sweetheart,
|Inside Marvel's Long Road to Finally Putting a Female Superhero Front and Center|
Added: 20.07.2019 16:00 | 18 views | 0 comments
Welcome to the MCU, Carol Danvers. It's been waiting for you.
With the arrival of Captain Marvel this past March, the 21st film in the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe made...
|Fans accuse 'Cats' movie of 'whitewashing' black lead actress after trailer debuts|
Added: 20.07.2019 15:09 | 8 views | 0 comments
The "Cats" movie dropped its first trailer on Thursday and the reviews coming in have been mixed.
|The Walking Dead movie with Rick Grimes will be shown in actual theaters|
Added: 20.07.2019 5:22 | 22 views | 0 comments
Get ready to see Rick Grimes and zombies on the big screen. Plus more details on AMC's The Walking Dead season 10 revealed at SDCC.
|Wallows: Putting Hollywood on hold for the sake of music|
Added: 19.07.2019 22:18 | 0 views | 0 comments
Fronted by 13 Reasons Why actor Dylan Minnette, US band Wallows are balancing music with movies.
|Sharon Stone remembers career strife after near-fatal stroke: 'I lost everything I had'|
Added: 19.07.2019 16:03 | 12 views | 0 comments
"I was like the hottest movie star," Sharon Stone said, adding after her stroke she felt "forgotten."
|Margot Robbie revealed she's never seen any of the 'Star Wars' movies: 'It infuriates people'|
Added: 19.07.2019 14:42 | 11 views | 0 comments
Margot Robbie revealed that she’s never seen several Hollywood classic films, including the entirety of the “Star Wars” franchise.
|Arsenal fans rightly not happy|
Added: 19.07.2019 12:03 | 1 views | 0 comments
Arsenal supporters seem to have reached the end of their tether with the club’s owners. A number of supporters group got together recently to protest the way that owner Stan Kroenke is running the club. From the outside, it looks like the Gunners current owners are not particularly interested in moving the team forward. Without ...]