Rugby | Ntamack & Williams to make 6N debuts in France vs Wales

Saturday, 04:00am France v Wales H 2.05, D 26, A 2.1 Two players with unpredictability and flair will make their Six Nations debuts for France and Wales

The Buzz | Private jet carrying comedian makes emergency landing at RDU

A private jet carrying a comedian who had just performed in North Carolina had to make an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. News outlets cite an

USA | Deep freeze kills eight, disruptions persist

The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease yesterday, though temperatures could still tumble

World Briefs

INDONESIA’s volatile Mount Merapi volcano on the island of Java has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 1,400 meters down its slopes. BANGLADESH More than 5,000

Bizcuits | Ethnocentrism clouds analysis

Although flagged in gaming analyst reports back in February 2018, the public announcement of a reshuffling of the control of the Stanley Ho family gaming empire on Wednesday

Friday, February 1, 2019 – edition no. 3222

* Xi’s tough talk on Taiwan backfires, as Tsai support surges * ‘Secret meetings’ in parliament * Macau’s car fleet holds stable * Bangkok flies drones in bad air battle   DOWNLOAD

The Old Man and the Play

  * Movies: Arctic * Books: We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin * Music: Late Riser by Frances Cone * Wine: The Stateside Spirit IV

‘Arctic’ is a solid, and solitary, survival tale

The premise for “Arctic” is so simple it’s almost silly to describe: Stranded man tries to survive. It’s also been done more than a few times

Ruffin’s debut novel is challenging, thought-provoking

A fear-driven, racially charged world is the land in which the narrator of “We Cast a Shadow” lives. Half the black community — and eight out of 10 black

Frances Cone delivers dreampop with a purpose

Frances Cone’s new album “Late Riser” is a brilliant work of modern melancholia that finds the sweet spot between soothing and soaring. Call it dreampop with a

News of the World | Old friend keeps word to Hemingway

When the 1958 film adaptation of “The Old Man and the Sea” hit theaters, Ernest Hemingway happened to be in New York City to watch the World

The Stateside Spirit IV

(Continued from “The Stateside Spirit III” on 25 January 2019) Tennessee whiskey is, in a nutshell, a regional style of Bourbon whiskey. Tennessee whiskey is subject to

Travelog | Weird Paris debut of immersive Stalinist reality show DAU

Imagine setting aside two years of your life to work, sleep and procreate in a fake Stalinist physics lab. A place where secret police or hidden microphones

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