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Artist Françoise Gilot, on life with and after Picasso

Monday 13:36 GMT

When it comes to reminiscing about the past, it's hard to beat the story one very accomplished painter tells Anthony Mason: . Françoise Gilot was 22 when she painted her self-portrait in 1944, soon after she'd started a relationship with a much older artist, Pablo Picasso. Mason asked, "I think some people might find it intimidating to be working in his shadow.

Gilot co-authored a recent book called "About Women"; and an American Ballet Theatre production, starring Misty Copeland, featured a Gilot painting as its backdrop.

Source: NBC News

Disco Showdown: Original Village People Frontman Returns, Sparking Feud

Monday 13:36 GMT

Village People co-founder and original lead singer, Victor Willis (the "cop"), announced his return to the iconic ‘70s disco group after a 38-year absence.

“This is corporate hijacking at the highest level,” said Felipe Rose, the band’s original Native American member, who has been performing under the Village People name for the past four decades. The announcement, however, is not being celebrated by everyone — particularly his former bandmates.

Source: Common Domain

This city has the best quality of life in the world (hint: it’s not in the U.S.)

Monday 13:36 GMT

Quality of life in the world’s biggest cities is finally improving, although no U.S. city makes No. 1.. Melbourne, Australia ranks as No. 1 for the seventh consecutive year, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 10th annual “Global Livability Ranking” of 140 cities around the world.

Geneva in Switzerland and Paris tied for seventh, and New York and Copenhagen tied at No. 9. Almaty in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan was the cheapest.

Source: Washington Post

Carl Icahn quits role as ‘special adviser’ to Trump

Monday 12:41 GMT

Carl Icahn relinquished his role as “special adviser” to President Trump on regulatory reform on Friday afternoon, capping a tumultuous week for the president’s circle of business counselors.

He wrote, “I sincerely regret that because of your extremely busy schedule, as well as my own, I have not had the opportunity to spend nearly as much time as I’d hoped on regulatory issues.”

Source: CBS News

Internet shaming: When mob justice goes virtual

Monday 12:41 GMT

Ronson's book about Internet shaming, "So You've Been Publicly Shamed" (Riverhead Books), tells the stories of regular people who become the target of intense Internet harassment.

That was Kyle Quinn's introduction to a modern form of public humiliation known as Internet shaming, where online mobs descend upon one person in a wildly out-of-proportion attack.

Source: CBS News

A small town dreams big

Monday 12:41 GMT

It's a lesson Conor Knighton tells us the folks in one town have taken to heart: . The sign on the outskirts of Casey, Illinois claims that 3,000 people live here.

They packed up and left for bigger cities, leaving locals like Bolin trying to figure out how to revive the tiny town he loves. "Small towns, we have to try to come up and think outside the box to get people to come to our small communities and shop," he said.

Source: Common Domain

Is MealPal worth it What I learned after 30 days chasing my subscription lunch

Monday 12:41 GMT

With MealPal, a monthly lunch subscription service that launched in New York City last year, users can get entrees including steak, sushi, and pasta all for less than $6 in Manhattan and other participating cities.

So, while my sad $5 Hale and Hearty soup may not be as delicious as a poke bowl, it offers what MealPal doesn’t: Convenience and predictability.

Source: CBS News

Aw, shucks! A renaissance period for oysters

Monday 12:41 GMT

With Faith Salie we're off on an oyster adventure: . Ask Chef Sandy Ingber what's on the menu at the Grand Central Oyster Bar in New York City and you may be there for a while: . "Bluepoint, Beaver Tail, Conway Cup, Cuttyhunk, Dabob, Royal Miyagi, Riptide, Saddle Rock, Summerside, Sunset Beach …". "I started in 1990, and for about the first seven or eight years [it was] very difficult to buy a lot of different varieties of oysters," Ingber said. "There just weren't any around."

Source: Fox News

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies

Monday 12:41 GMT

 Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died.

As one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences, in the early 1960s, Gregory rose from an impoverished childhood in St. Louis to win a college track scholarship and become a celebrated satirist who deftly commented upon racial divisions at the dawn of the civil rights movement.

Source: Common Domain

Nostalgia TV makes a comeback. How Hulu and Netflix are breathing new life into old TV shows

Monday 12:40 GMT

“I’m on my third round of watching the series right now.”. Viewers like Mata are discovering reruns of network shows not by flipping through TV channels but on streaming devices such as Hulu and Netflix.

Making new money from old titles is a time-honored tradition in Hollywood, and studios owned by CBS, Walt Disney Co.’s ABC, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros. have been digging through their libraries to find shows that are primed for a comeback.

Source: BBC

Grace Mugabe: South Africa grants immunity despite assault claim

Monday 12:40 GMT

South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation.

On Saturday, Mrs Mugabe had been due to take part in the first ladies' programme at the Southern African Development Community heads of state summit in Pretoria, which Mr Mugabe, 93, was attending. South African police had said they wanted to interview Mrs Mugabe and had set up a "red alert" at the borders to try to ensure she did not leave the country.

Source: CBS News

PM: Iraqi forces start operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

Monday 12:40 GMT

U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces on Sunday began a multi-pronged military operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Iraq's prime minister announced.

In a statement, the U.S.-led coalition praised Iraqi security forces as a "capable, formidable, and increasingly professional force and they are well prepared to deliver another defeat" to ISIS in Tal Afar like in Mosul. "Mosul was a decisive victory for the Iraqi Security Forces, but it did not mark the end of (ISIS) in Iraq, or its worldwide threat," said U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq and Syria.

Source: BBC

How Bonnie and Clyde’s final scene changed Hollywood

Monday 12:40 GMT

In fact, it is hard to believe Bonnie and Clyde is now half-a-century old, given the gut-busting impact this scene (and others in the film) still has.

The real-life Bonnie and Clyde inspired several productions before Penn’s, such as 1950's noir-esque action-drama Gun Crazy, and 1958's The Bonnie Parker Story, featuring a memorably hot-blooded performance from Dorothy Provine. There was a 2011 Broadway production and a two-part 2013 TV miniseries, as well as countless books, paintings and other artworks – though it is difficult to know whether these were primarily influenced by the film or the subjects it is based on.

Source: The Guradian

Olympic champion Aly Raisman attacks USA Gymnastics over sexual abuse case

Monday 12:41 GMT

Aly Raisman, the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast, has called for sweeping change in USA Gymnastics in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse against former team doctor Larry Nassar, who she called a “monster”.

“We are taking this issue head-on, and we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe,” USA Gymnastics said.

Source: Washington Post

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Ed Gillespie’s latest Trump headache is happening in his own backyard

Friday 22:47 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A 19th Century Swiss Chateau Uniquely Located On Lake Geneva

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Target revises reporting, after SEC calls out non-GAAP gross margin

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Contact sports can alter the brains of even young, healthy athletes: study

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock prices look attractive now — compared to bonds

Today 09:01 GMT

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