September 4th, 2020

Mr. Twister

Вопросы языкознания

theguardian.com -- “I have always referred to myself as an actor,” Blanchett said after being asked about the move towards gender-neutral prizes hours before the 10-day Covid-restricted Venice jamboree began.
“I am of the generation where the word actress was used almost always in a pejorative sense. So I claim the other space,” she said.
As if to prove the point, the Oscar winner asked reporters if there was a female equivalent of the Italian word “maestro”, only to be told there wasn’t.
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Новости академии

CNN -- Jessica A. Krug, an associate professor at George Washington University, has written extensively about Africa, Latin America, the diaspora and identity, all while claiming her own Black and Latina heritage. But in an article published on Medium.com on Thursday, Krug revealed the truth: She is White.
"To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness," she wrote.

Поскольку CNN, скорее всего враньё.

Cf. В городе «Зароков» случайно (как он думает) встречает Бекаса — подвозит его на такси. Будучи уверенным, что Бекас — профессиональный вор, «Зароков» поручает Дембовичу завербовать его. «Будят» и другого законсервированного агента, бывшего бандеровца Леонида Круга.
Mr. Twister

Не все карантинисты безнадёжны

UK lockdown will come to be seen as a "monumental mistake on a global scale" and must never happen again, a scientist who advises the Government on infectious diseases says.
“I believe the harm lockdown is doing to our education, health care access, and broader aspects of our economy and society will turn out to be at least as great as the harm done by Covid-19.”
(обнаружил ak_47)