Reviews: The Best Burt Lancaster Movies (MGM)

MGM STUDIOS (May 20, 2023) – A compilation showcasing some of Burt Lancaster’s best on-screen moments including:

  • Valdez is Coming (1971)
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  • Separate Tables (1958)
  • Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

Burton Stephen Lancaster was an American actor and producer. Initially known for playing tough guys with a tender heart, he went on to achieve success with more complex, and challenging roles over a 45-year career in films and television series.


London: Are Its Top Sights As Good As On Instagram?

DW Travel (May 20, 2023) – Are these great London sights really as great as they look in all those Instagram photos? We check out the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the National Gallery for you. How much is the entrance fee and is it worth the money? Which of these would be your favorite?

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:32 London Eye 02:08 Tower Bridge 04:25 National Gallery

#London #TowerBridge #LondonEye #NationalGallery #Travel

The Arts: Brick Literary Journal – Summer 2023


  • Omar El Akkad swims from Doha to Orgeon
  • Hanif Kureishi rediscovers his subject matter
  • Rahul Bhattacharya on the greatest cricket photo ever taken
  • Kaiama L. Glover translates Haiti’s revolutionary poet
  • Eleanor Wachtel interviews Percival Everett
  • Lorna Goodison leaves the dinner party

Fast Food: What’s Behind The Success Of Chick-Fil-A

Wall Street Journal (May 20, 2023) – What are some of the strategies of the most successful businesses around the world? From ChicK-Fil-A and Starbucks, to Ikea and Target, WSJ talked to CEOs and business leaders about their unique approach leading these major brands.

#WSJ #ChickFilA #CostCo

Travel: A Walking Tour In Williamsburg, Virginia

4K WALK Films (May 20, 20230 – Williamsburg, a city in the U.S. state of Virginia, was capital of the Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780 and played a significant role in the American Revolution.

It forms the “Historic Triangle” together with Jamestown and Yorktown. Its heart is Colonial Williamsburg, a historic district and living-history museum where actors in period costume depict daily Colonial life in the streets, stores and workshops. 

World Economic Forum: Top Stories- May 20, 2023

World Economic Forum (May 20, 2023) – This week’s top stories of the week include:

0:15 Greece makes nearly 200 beaches wheelchair accessible – Seatrac bathing chairs glide into the sea. Wheelchair users reach the Seatrac by an accessible wooden path, transfer to a recliner, then ‘drive’ into the sea using a remote control. At the water’s edge, they can sit and cool off or go for a swim, heading back to the chair for a break. Seatrac chairs are solar-powered and Greek-designed. Enabling people with disabilities to enjoy the sea independently without negotiating the sand, which can be tricky for some.

1:39 This robot surfs over grain, protecting farmers – The robot crawls over grain heaps, while a smaller partner robot burrows in to check the grain is being stored efficiently. Farmers need to check the condition of stored grains such as wheat and barley regularly to protect them from mould and insects. Typically, a person walks on top of the grain bulk and samples it with spears but this method is arduous, time-consuming and dangerous as the grain can shift suddenly and trap them underneath. In 2019, 38 grain engulfments led to 23 deaths in the US alone. Some companies don’t monitor their grain at all because of the dangers involved. These robots are made by Edinburgh start-up Crover.

2:52 These simple measures could save 1 million babies a year – Globally, 1 in 4 babies are born either too soon or too small. Vulnerabilities like these are behind more than half of all newborn deaths and their foundations are laid during pregnancy. Doctors say 1 million neonatal deaths in the developing world could be avoided if we administer simple, low-cost measures during pregnancy. Such as progesterone, help to stop smoking and insecticide-treated mosquito nets. That’s according to a new study in The Lancet…

4:20 The link between green energy and forever chemicals – ‘Forever chemicals’ is a nickname given to some per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Many PFAS are highly resistant to high temperatures, oil, water or corrosion. For this reason, they’re used in many products including some fundamental to the energy transition. From wind turbines to solar panels the batteries in electric vehicles and the semiconductor chips at the heart of energy technologies. They’re also used in thousands of everyday products, from non-stick pans to clothing and fire-repellent foam, but these chemicals pose risks to human health. PFAS have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease and low fertility among many other conditions.


The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

The New York Times Book Review-Sunday May 21, 2023

Illustration by Dakarai Akil


In This Satire, Televised Blood Baths Offer Prisoners a Path to Freedom

You can’t applaud Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s thrilling debut novel, “Chain-Gang All-Stars,” without getting blood on your hands.

The Martian Chronicles

Astronauts simulating a Mars spacewalk. As Matthew Shindell points out, our obsession with the planet is a relatively recent phenomenon.

In Matthew Shindell’s “For the Love of Mars,” perceptions of the planet reflect the changing culture of Earth.

Essential Neil Gaiman and A.I. Book Freakout

From the cult comic book series “The Sandman” to the giddy novel “Good Omens” (co-written with his friend Terry Pratchett) to the horror-tinged children’s story “Coraline” and beyond, the fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is so inventive and so prolific that you’ve probably stumbled across his influential work without even realizing it.

Arts & Culture: The New Criterion — June 2023

The New Criterion – June 2023 issue:

The diversity myth  by Peter Thiel
Emperor of chaos  by Gary Saul Morson
Pfitzner & the conservative artist  by Adam Kirsch
Vermeer in Amsterdam  by Benjamin Riley

New poems  by Dylan Carpenter, Karl Kirchwey & John Barr

Saturday Morning: News And Stories From London

Monocle on Saturday, May 20, 2023: The weekend’s biggest discussion topics, with Georgina Godwin. Siân Pattenden reviews the papers,

Andrew Mueller recaps the week and Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent, Petri Burtsoff, brings us a taste of Finnish Eurovision mania. Plus: Taipei Dangdai art fair. Plus: Taipei Dangdai art fair.

Travel: A Walking Tour Of Besalú In Catalonia, Spain

Stockholm Walks (May 19, 2023) – Besalú is a town in the comarca of Garrotxa, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The town’s importance was greater in the early Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú, whose territory was roughly the same size as the current comarca of Garrotxa but sometime extended as far as Corbières, Aude, in France.