Jackie Kennedy's wit and style suits a British actress such as Rachel Weisz who will play the role in an upcoming film, writes The Independent.
Jackie Kennedy's wit and style suits a British actress such as Rachel Weisz who will play the role in an upcoming film, writes The Independent. "It is not the first time that the role of Jackie Kennedy has gone to a Brit. She was famously played by Jacqueline Bisset in America's Prince and less notably by Joanne Whalley in an American television mini series. While we are so unhinged about class that Lord Mandelson can attack the Tory leader for his 'long toffee nose', America still reveres the Kennedys as the nearest they got to a royal family. Thus an American legend is also something of an honorary Brit. The words most often applied to Jacqueline Kennedy are 'style' and 'class'."
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Arranged marriages and Western romantic practices have more in common than we might think.
In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'.
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