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Last week, Johnny Williams, a professor at Trinity College triggered a nation wide controversy when his statements about White supremacy made national news. The issue isn’t the statement itself, but how it fit into a wider pattern of outrage and threat. Trinity shut down in response to death threats. And it is not the first […]

Charles Taylor on His New Book, "Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You"

Alongside all of the classic "canon" movies of the 1970s, movies like "The Godfather," Taxi Driver," "Chinatown," "Five Easy Pieces" (the list goes on and on), there were a host of second- and third-tier movies, movies that were, atShow More Summary

Ryan Seacrest & Shayna Taylor Couple Up For Trip to Paris!

Ryan Seacrest and his girlfriend Shayna Taylor are quite the jet setters! The 42-year-old Live! host and his model girlfriend were spotted arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport on Friday afternoon (June 16) in Paris, France. The couple kept it casual for the their arrival to the City of Lights, with Ryan looking ready for [...]

'Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You' is an eye-opening appreciation of '70s B-movies

In his brilliant new essay collection, “Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s” (Bloomsbury, 208 pp.), the film critic Charles Taylor draws on 15 undersung B-movie gems to assemble a vivid and expansive cultural history of that tumultuous decade....

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LB Gerald Hodges wants to be an energetic addition to the Bills defense. Dolphins rookie DE Charles Harris has reached out to Jason Taylor about working out together. Patriots players considered what they’d do if given a day with the Lombardi Trophy. The Jets’ hopes of trading WR Eric Decker went unrealized. Some questions the…

Flavorwire Interview: Charles Taylor on the “Shadow Cinema” of the ’70s, and How ‘Star Wars’ Ruined Everything [FOR FRI 6/9]

I guess I should begin with the disclosure, which is that Charles Taylor was one of my professors at NYU, and I’ve since been lucky enough to consider him my friend, and you may take that as license to disregard my contention that his new book Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You: […]

UK torture charge for ex-wife of former Liberian president Taylor

LONDON (Reuters) - An ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor was charged by British police on Friday with four torture offences committed between 1989 and 1991 during the west African nation's civil war.

8 Books On Dining, Drive-Ins And Road Trips

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American '70s by Charles Taylor “An illuminating collection of film criticism that is like...Show More Summary

‘Selfie Killer’ Amanda Taylor Shows No Remorse For Stabbing Father-In-Law In Jailhouse Interview

Amanda Taylor became known as the “selfie murderer” or “selfie killer” after she stabbed her father-in-law, Charles Taylor, to death and then posed for a selfie with the bloody knife she used to kill him inside his Ellett, Virginia home. Show More Summary

Sohu CEO Charles Zhang denies rumors that he's Taylor Swift's new boyfriend

3 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"It's a rumor! No taste for foreign women!" the 52-year-old tech tycoon said. [ more › ]

Deadly Women: Amanda Taylor killed her former father-in-law, Charles Earnest Taylor, stabbing him 31 times; Sentenced to life in prison

Charles and Rex Taylor Charles Earnest Taylor obituary 2 charged in Montgomery County murder Widow stabbed her ex-father-in-law to death and then posted a selfie with his body on social media Police believe suspect Amanda Taylor caused Sean Ball’s severe injuries Judge certifies murder charges against Amanda Taylor, Sean Ball Attorneys debate who took ‘crime […]

Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry: ‘The Greatest Nightmare of Any Filmmaking Experience I’ve Ever Had’

Director Taylor Hackford is a Hollywood fixture, having made his name with a string of first-rate entertainments — Officer and a Gentleman first among them — and then burnishing his reputation with Ray, the Ray Charles biopic, for which he got a Best Director Oscar nomination. Hackford has always been ... More »

The Warlord and the Ambassador: A review of Dante Paradiso's "The Embassy"

In the summer of 2003, the West African nation of Liberia was facing a humanitarian calamity. After 23 years of war, the regime of warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor was crumbling. Rebels in the south controlled the second-largest city and were creeping toward the capital’s airport. Show More Summary

Anti-Muslim Laws Risk Inciting Acts Like Quebec Mosque Attack, Says Canadian Philosopher

Charles Taylor is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading philosophers. His many books include Sources of the Self, an exploration of how different ideas of selfhood helped define Western civilization, and A Secular Age, a study of the coexistence of religious and nonreligious people in an era dominated by secular ideas. Show More Summary

Charles Dickens on Seeing the Poor

Tim Taylor: Charles Dickens on Seeing the Poor: Charles Dickens wrote what has become one of the iconic stories of Christmas day and Christmas spirit in A Christmas Carol. But of course, the experiences of Ebenezer Scrooge are a story,...

IPFW handles Siena Heights 107-59 behind Scott's 16

Bryson Scott scored 16 points, Charles Ruise Jr. had 15 shooting 5 for 7, and Xzavier Taylor added 14 points as IPFW dismantled NAIA-member Siena Heights 107-59 on Monday night        

How to Restore Your Faith in Democracy

Two weeks ago—when the election of Donald Trump was still, to many people, an almost comedic idea—Charles Taylor, the Canadian philosopher, visited the Social Science Research Council, in Brooklyn, to talk about the fate of democracy with some graduate students. Show More Summary

How My Millennial Students Found Their 'Hitchhiker's Guide' to a Secular Age

This essay is part of a series, produced by the Berggruen Institute and Zócalo Public Square, on philosopher Charles Taylor, recipient of the 2016 Berggruen Prize. When I announced in 2011 that my senior undergraduate seminar would be devoted to wading through Charles Taylor’s mammoth 900-page tome, “A Secular Age,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. Show More Summary

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