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THACKERAY ON THE [OMNI]BUS

THACKERAY ON THE BUS

Part II (for which chapters four through eleven were read)

Spoiler alert!!! Plots will be disclosed

We were promised, I thought, at the end of chapter one, as Amelia and Rebecca were driving away from the school at Chiswick, Rebecca having just flung Johnson’s Dictionary at the sister of the headmistress – we were promised that we would never see again that “Hammersmith Semiramis”, Miss Pinkerton, the headmistress; however, we encounter her again at the beginning of chapter eleven as the epistolary correspondent of a Mrs. 774 more words

British Literature

How to Party Parisian Style

Caroline de Maigret & Clémence Poésy

Last week, designer Michael Kors hosted an ‘Icons of Style’ dinner in London with Vanity Fair.  The star studded event was attended by guests from the worlds of entertainment and fashion, but among all the celebrity snaps it was these two that caught my eye. 30 more words

Fashion

Please Don’t Feed the Cougars

A choreography of Cougars

 Don’t you love the clever names for the groupings of birds and mammals?

Relationship

Turns Out Michael Arndt Couldn't Finish His 'Star Wars' Script In Time

The Vanity Fair cover story on Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now online in all its promotional glory, but there’s still plenty of juicy bits snuggled neatly between the reams — like the official explanation of why writer-for-hire Michael Arndt’s treatment for Episode VII was finally abandoned for J.J. 335 more words

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The Which Blair Project

The Which Blair Project

by Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair, 2015

What should former leaders do?  George Bush’s post-presidency has been laughable. This article explores Tony Blair’s “afterlife.”  It occurred to me that world leaders operate much more like bankers, negotiating deals for their home corporate interests. 44 more words