February 18th, 2008

Chris Keeley

Oh dear Keef, pot meet kettle maaan.” SUNDAY TIMES

Publication:TOI_Mumbai;     Date:Feb 18, 2008;     Section:Times Global;     Page Number:22         
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Don’t do drugs, dopeheads Stones tell young pop stars

Maurice Chittenden

London: The Rolling Stones, the original bad boys of rock, have warned younger pop idols not to take drugs, because of the health risks.

    “When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects,” Sir Mick Jagger said at the premiere of a film showing the band in concert. “In our time, there were no rehab centres. Anyway, I did not know about them.”

    Jagger, 64, achieved international notoriety when he was briefly jailed in 1967 for possessing drugs, but he is better known now for his devotion to fitness.

    Keith Richards, the band’s guitarist and a former heroin addict, warned that if Amy Winehouse, the 24-year-old singer famous for songs such as Rehab and Addicted, does not give up drugs she could end up looking as wrinkly and wasted as him.

    
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while the Byrds, hired by his son, Peter, played on the other

On July 4, 1965, Jane Fonda and her husband-to-be, Roger Vadim, had a party in their oceanfront home in Malibu and brought together, probably for the first time, old Hollywood and what would come to be known as the new Hollywood. Henry Fonda roasted a pig on one side of the house while the Byrds, hired by his son, Peter, played on the other. The guest list ran from William Wyler and Sam Spiegel to the then barely employed Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper. Lucky attendees might have glimpsed Sidney Poitier and Gene Kelly instructing Vadim’s little girl in tap-dancing, or Darryl Zanuck and George Cukor staring dumbstruck at a barefoot hippie nursing her baby.

 
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Painted Whimsies

By ARIEL LEVY

children’s books written and illustrated by Maira Kalman and produced by her husband, the influential designer Tibor Kalman, who died in 1999


Though they have sold well and delighted many, the children’s books written and illustrated by Maira Kalman and produced by her husband, the influential designer Tibor Kalman, who died in 1999, have been criticized over the years. Irked reviewers and baffled kids have found them too hip and worldly-wise for humans too young to grasp a reference to, say, Swifty Lazar. In her new book, “The Principles of Uncertainty,” based on her illustrated blog for The New York Times, Kalman has explicitly concocted what her critics have always accused her of secretly wanting to create: a children’s book for adults.

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The Liberator

By RUTH CONNIFF

TREE SHAKER

The Story of Nelson Mandela.

By Bill Keller.

Illustrated. 128 pp.

 
Photograph by Hans Gedda

In “Tree Shaker,” Bill Keller writes about a presidential campaign based on hope, change and racial healing. He explores the tension between inspiring, idealistic leadership and the art of political compromise. This is not the United States election of 2008. It is the story of Nelson Mandela and the transformation of South Africa.

“I have witnessed countless election campaigns in the United States,” writes Keller, who traveled with Mandela and covered his historic 1994 run for president. “Although the exercise of democracy always moves me, the political campaigns often feel phony. Candidates try to avoid controversial positions. Slick television ads take the place of real debate. Most voters don’t even bother to show up and cast their ballot. South Africa’s first free election, by comparison, was thrilling. ... I often felt that the entire frustrated history of black South Africa was exploding before my eyes.”

With its striking layout, bright graphics and photographs on almost every page, Keller’s biography of Mandela vibrates with the feeling of history come alive.

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President's Day Washington DC Photographs

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2.18.2008
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Iraq policy: a major challenge

Iraq policy: a major challenge

From:  Ray Close
Date: Feb 18, 2008 11:27 AM
Subject: Iraq policy: a major challenge

To a number of friends, here in America and around the world.

As of course you know, there are many of us here in America who are working hard to ensure that the Bush Administration's decision to invade and occupy Iraq is thoroughly discredited and replaced with a much more realistic and positive approach to that and other regional crisis situations.

I, for one, am not completely confident that we will be successful.  In fact, I am becoming increasingly concerned that John McCain's revised and modified version of neocon strategy will have broad appeal to those many Americans who originally approved of the idea of invading Iraq.  In the face of continually growing evidence over the last few years that the war was turning into a disaster, the majority of these people, chagrined but embittered, have remained silently on the political sidelines.  But they are still with us in large numbers, waiting anxiously for vindication and redemption.  John McCain is offering exactly what they want.

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