Modern family: Greece with grown-up kids
Aug13

Modern family: Greece with grown-up kids

A decade after a first family holiday in Greece, Martin Love heads to Paxos and finds it wonderfully unchanged The five of us stretched out on yoga mats with our toes pointing towards the sea. Above us the breeze stirred the leaves of the ancient olive trees. Emai ed, intoned Sophie. In Greek that means, I am here. She continued in her gentle voice. I am here in Paxos. I have arrived. I have moored on this rock surrounded by sea...

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Memorial held for Minneapolis police shooting victim Justine Ruszczyk
Aug12

Memorial held for Minneapolis police shooting victim Justine Ruszczyk

(CNN)On the shores of a picturesque Minneapolis lake, family and friends of Justine Ruszczyk shared hugs and listened to music at a public memorial to remember the Australian woman fatally shot by police last month. The sound of two didgeridoos being played next to the Australian flag highlighted Ruszczyk’s heritage. Plans called for luminarias and a silent walk around the lake at the end of the...

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Henry David Thoreau by Laura Dassow Walls review  radical, unsettling, relevant
Aug10

Henry David Thoreau by Laura Dassow Walls review radical, unsettling, relevant

A superb new biography of the seer of Walden Pond reconsiders his reputation as tax-refuser, recluse, environmentalist and writer In March 1845, Henry David Thoreau borrowed an axe and set off for Walden Pond, near his home in Concord, Massachusetts. He was going to build a hut, and he knew exactly where: on a spot near the water, backed by a pine grove and fronted by smaller pines and a chestnut tree. Before stopping for his first...

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Fox family team up for Leicester garden games – BBC News
Aug09

Fox family team up for Leicester garden games – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA family of foxes was spotted playing football in a Foxes fan’s garden A suburban garden has become a playground for a family of foxes, who even dabble in football. The garden of Anne Brookes from Leicester boasts a family of up to eight animals as regular visitors to their lawn. “Foxes” is the nickname of the local football and cricket teams and a fox also...

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Blocked in the Balkans: the refugees that Europe won’t allow in
Aug08

Blocked in the Balkans: the refugees that Europe won’t allow in

Many of Serbias 7,600 refugees had hoped to live elsewhere in the EU but are trying to adapt to life in the Balkans When the Faqirzada family set out for a future in Europe, they did not imagine it like this. As far as they were concerned, Europe meant Germany: their oldest son was already at university in Munich, and they would surely join him in the country. The five two parents and three teenage children followed the same route...

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ boss talks Spicer, political castings
Aug07

‘Dancing With the Stars’ boss talks Spicer, political castings

(CNN)The cast of “Dancing With the Stars” Season 25 is still taking shape, and while former White House communications director Sean Spicer won’t be among those hitting the ballroom this year, executive producer Deena Katz is leaving her options open as she rounds out the lineup. Katz has several reservations about including any former White House figures in the upcoming season, namely her desire to keep the ballroom...

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