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The day Laurence Olivier got stage fright

The day Laurence Olivier got stage fright - There was a play that Kenneth Tynan had long championed as a vehicle for Larry, Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, but the actor had always resisted. Ken brought it to the table again. It would be a new direction for him...

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The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time

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Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

Carel Fabritius-1622-1654 The Goldfinch 1654. One of my favourite paintings - it is at the centre of the new Donna Tartt book - The Goldfinch.

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Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson. | 26 Children's Books That Celebrate Black History

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14 Paintings That Revolutionized Art

Surpasses the da Vinci's Mona Lisa for her arresting gaze: Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" 1665)

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The Creepy Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’

Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’ - During the reign of Queen Victoria. From 1837 to 1901. (Via Blue Rider Press)

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Richard Eyre: In the spirit of Ibsen

From left, Richard Eyre, Jack Lowden and Lesley Manville at a rehearsal of Ghosts. Photograph: Hugo Glendinning

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French Polymath Paul Valéry on “The Three-Body Problem”

Fritz Kahn: Der Mensch als Industriepalast (1926) Man as Industrial Palace enclosed as poster in the book “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine / Maschine Mensch”

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This Couple Created Amazing Glow-In-The-Dark "Great Gatsby" Prom Outfits Out Of Duct Tape

This Couple Created Amazing Glow-In-The-Dark "Great Gatsby" Prom Outfits Out Of Duct Tape

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Woody Allen: What I've Learned

"If you're born with a gift, to behave like it's an achievement is not right." From the Woody Allen Interview 2013 - "Blue Jasmine" Director Woody Allen on Movies, Success & Life - Esquire