As mob boss Angelo Bruno in Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," Harvey Keitel makes a brief appearance, but a lasting impression … just as he did as Ludwig, plotting a prison escape in "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Hollywood hasn't always considered Keitel, as he says, "bankable." Hut he's always memorable: He quoted Russian theatre director and teacher Konstantin Stanislavski: "There are no small parts, only small actors." Small parts in big movies such as "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "Pulp Fiction" ("I'm Winston Wolf. I solve problems"), and "Taxi Driver." It helped, he said, that "I had good training." The 80-year-old actor grew up in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, where his parents ran a series of luncheonettes: "Did you get put to work in those ever?" asked Mason. "Yeah, sure. I made the best egg cream in Brooklyn." "That's a trick!" "Okay, somebody get the chocolate. And the milk has to be frozen." "That's the secret?" "Yeah, for the creamy top." … [Read more...] about Harvey Keitel on his uneasy relationship with Hollywood
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Jodie Chesney's stepmother has relived the moment she had to tell the girl scout's birth mother she was dead, and said that her marriage 'crumbled' under the weight of the 17-year-old's murder. Joanne, who helped raise the A-level student, called Jodie's birth mother Clare after sending her a Facebook message at 4am asking her to get in touch as soon as possible. Jodie was stabbed in the back while in Harold Hill, east London, with her boyfriend Eddie Coyle, 18, and friends in a case of mistaken identity. She suffered a seven-inch deep wound that caused her lung to collapse and died on the way to hospital. Svenson Ong-a-Kwie,19, and Arron Isaacs, 17, have been jailed for a total of more than 44 years for the murder. Joanne Chesney, left, who helped raise A-level student Jodie, said she messaged her birth mother at 4am on Facebook asking her to get in touch as soon as possible. She had been out with her husband and Jodie's father Peter, centre, to celebrate his 39th birthday … [Read more...] about Jodie Chesney’s stepmother relives the moment she had to tell the girl scout’s birth mother she was dead and says her marriage ‘crumbled’ under the weight of the 17-year-old’s murder
Les Murray coined the phrase "the quality of sprawl", referring to the land of Australia and an ethos and poetics inspired by it; extensive, flexible, exceeding boundaries or measures, genially unconfined. Murray himself demonstrates sprawl: from his teenage years to his current comfortable corpulence, he has been a large man. His poetic corpus is also imposing; his New Collected Poems (2003) - a selection of most but not all his books - weighs in at 577 pages. And he cuts an impressive figure in terms of reputation; critics have ranked him alongside Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott in terms of international fame. He is also regarded as a national poet, the voice - or a voice - of Australia. But "it will be centuries before men are truly at home in this country", Murray once wrote, and his work has embodied some of the difficulties and conflicts arising from the violent history of white settlement - the tensions between the rural and the urban, and issues of inheritance (whether of … [Read more...] about Voice of the outback
From the Baltimore County Public Library: The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers and difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. It's designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. Come check out a living book and learn about a different culture, belief system or member of the community through questions and conversations. About Our Human Books Join us on Saturday, July 27 at the Owings Mills Branch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to meet our human books. Participants for "checkout" include, but are not limited to the following. A Dog's Love Lynn was still in high school when she found herself the adult at home because of her mother's schizophrenia. Lynn's own family members shunned her mother and refused to be a part of her life, thereby shunning Lynn and isolating her, making her a strong independent woman. But this isolation also created a deep inability to trust others. … [Read more...] about ‘Human Library’ At Baltimore County Library, Owings Mills Branch
Boris Johnson made a raft of promises and comments indicating future policy during the election campaign. Our specialists take a look at what we can now expect from the government on key policy areas. Health Boris Johnson said the NHS would be his government’s top priority. He has made an array of pledges – on funding, staffing and new facilities – aimed at reviving a visibly ailing service that hospital bosses say is “on its knees”. Johnson’s voluble support for an institution “that represents the very best of our country” will see him closely scrutinised over the delivery of his promises, several of which may prove very challenging. Johnson has promised to increase the budget of the NHS in England by £20.5bn in real terms (after inflation) by 2023-24. That is less than the equivalent £26bn extra that Labour offered. While that will be the biggest uplift in cash terms the NHS has ever received, the annual 3.4% rises are smaller … [Read more...] about From the NHS to Brexit: what can we expect from Johnson’s government?