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Are We On The Way To Another World War

Are We On The Way To Another World War

At the end of December, 2019, Iranian backed militias in Baghdad attacked the US embassy in an attempt to storm it. The embassy assault came after over a dozen separate attacks on other American and coalition bases throughout the country, which had resulted in the death of one American contractor and four service members. In …

The ballet that incited a riot – Iseult Gillespie

The ballet that incited a riot – Iseult Gillespie

We typically think of ballet as harmonious, graceful and polished– hardly features that would trigger a riot. But at the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” audience members were so outraged that they drowned out the orchestra. Accounts of the event include people hurling objects at the stage, challenging each other to …