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Joel Coen was missing Shakespeare, for good |  Culture
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Joel Coen was missing Shakespeare, for good | Culture

It sounds exotic and unusual that in these unfortunate or possible times of cinema (and of life), a creator insists on making a film adapting Shakespeare, the most sublime writer who has ever existed, although I very much doubt that he has massive or even minimal online audience. Shakespeare was the ultimate artistic obsession for Orson Welles, who achieved great moments in chimes at midnight and it was patchy in other adaptations. Mankiewicz maintained strict fidelity to Shakespeare in the extraordinary Julius Caesar. Polanski made a Macbeth of which what I remember most was his bloodiness.More informationAnd now it's Joel Coen, creatively divorced for the first time from his brother Ethan, who has insisted on returning to Macbeth, in telling the story of that Scottish nobleman who ...
Journey through the history of Europe through its medicines |  Culture
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Journey through the history of Europe through its medicines | Culture

Crossing the doors of the old spice shop of Santa Maria della Scala in Rome, the visitor enters with all the senses into a world frozen in time. The smells, the colors, the furniture, the paintings, the instruments, the poisons, the ancient recipes, the raw materials that are preserved intact in this pharmacy, unique in its kind and one of the oldest in Europe, speak of another era and condense millennia of wisdom. They also provide valuable information on pharmaceutical science to a multidisciplinary and international team of researchers who have studied for years the compounds and substances that are guarded in this extraordinary place, located in the heart of the Trastevere neighborhood of the Eternal City.More informationAdded to its scientific value is its artistic and cultural i...
No, gamers don’t seem to like NFTs |  Babelia
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No, gamers don’t seem to like NFTs | Babelia

The world of video games does not know what to think of NFTs. These unique digital objects supported by technology blockchain (the one that establishes the entire network of cryptocurrencies) is an incipient channel of financing in the cinematographic field, it takes its first steps to empower artistic creators and promises to disrupt the financial world. However, within the world of video games he does not find accommodation. Speaking in silver, right now the rejection is widespread.Until recently there were games whose main dynamics included NFT and cryptocurrencies, but it would be unfair not to point out that they were more simple applications than large elaborate games. That changed last December, with a powerful developer's first major foray into the world of NFTs. We talked ...
Russian tanks complete mission in Kazakhstan |  International
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Russian tanks complete mission in Kazakhstan | International

As night falls in Almaty, the financial capital of Kazakhstan, the sirens continue to remind that the night curfew is in force and after 23.00 there is hardly a soul left on the street. But, for the rest, life seems to be burying the embers of the violent protests that shook this city, the epicenter of the revolts that have put the state in check and shaken the geopolitical game of Central Asia.The signs of normality are already evident. This Thursday, the scorched building of the Mayor's Office, one of which took the worst part last week, has been covered with a mesh that hides the sooty scars; the great avenue that was the scene of heavy armed confrontations has been reopened to traffic. And, above all, the perhaps definitive symptom, the troops led by Russia that entered the coun...
Margaret of Denmark, 50 years on the throne of a painter, smoker, polyglot and foul-mouthed queen |  People
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Margaret of Denmark, 50 years on the throne of a painter, smoker, polyglot and foul-mouthed queen | People

This January 14, Margaret of Denmark celebrates 50 years as sovereign of her country. But he was about to not occupy the throne, which was going to go straight to his uncle Canuto. It was not her destiny: the law did not allow it because she was a woman. It took two parliaments and a referendum to approve that Margarita Alexandrina Thorhildur Ingrid could become heir. The eldest of the three daughters of Frederick IX came to the world a week after Nazi Germany invaded Denmark and after her came Benedicta and Ana María - now the wife of Constantine of Greece - but no boys. This meant that, as he ascended to the throne in 1947, Federico wanted to make sure that his first-born, then only seven years old, became his heir. It cost him a good constitutional setup and almost six years of...
Impersonation of profiles: ” With my Instagram photos they created a false account and put a link to erotic content ” |  Technology
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Impersonation of profiles: ” With my Instagram photos they created a false account and put a link to erotic content ” | Technology

A young woman looks at her Instagram account.Santi BurgosIt was Halloween night when Blanca Lozano (Madrid, 1998) learned that, for the third time, someone had taken her photos from Instagram and impersonated her. This was less than three months ago. This journalist could not help but wonder why it was happening to her. Two of the accounts that tried to impersonate her took several photos that she had on her real profile and added a false name. In the other, they put their real name and included a link in the bio. With this third account, the impersonator (s) tried to imply that this was Lozano's secondary profile: link. I got in and a gif of a girl making a very explicit sexual gesture, as if it were me. '' To access this supposed content, you had to pay within the link.More inf...
Mediapro and Unicorn Content: The factories that dominate the Spanish television industry |  TV
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Mediapro and Unicorn Content: The factories that dominate the Spanish television industry | TV

Although the television cake is divided into more and more portions, with more channels and more platforms, taking a bite and taking advantage of that cake is not easy. A handful of production companies are the ones who manage to take the cat into the water, because no matter how diverse the television market may seem, its strings are moved only by a lucky few.Two reports from the Geca consultancy show how the television cake was distributed in 2021 both on free-to-air channels (general, DTT and main regional) and on platforms operating in Spain. Mediapro and Unicorn Content, each responsible for 8.6% of total production, were the main television factories in Spain last year. The first of them has climbed positions thanks, mainly, to the different versions of the contest Catch Me If ...
The 400 complaints and two sentences that corner Lupine, the biggest cyber-fraudster in Spain |  Madrid
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The 400 complaints and two sentences that corner Lupine, the biggest cyber-fraudster in Spain | Madrid

Jordi Arias Fernandez, alias Lupin, lived on the night of last Saturday, January 8, his last spree in freedom. At least for now. This 25-year-old man from León spent the whole morning with friends in a private room at the Shoko nightclub, in the center of Madrid. At the exit, the National Police was waiting for him to arrest him and take him before the judge by court order. A customer of the establishment had recognized him because he had recently seen his face on a television program that detailed his whereabouts and alerted the agents. This is how the person considered to be the biggest cyber-fraudster in Spain fell again, who allegedly pocketed up to 300,000 euros a month with his fraudulent internet sales. The Civil Guard has up to 400 complaints throughout Spain that are now ...
Boris Johnson and the ‘Tories’ |  Opinion
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Boris Johnson and the ‘Tories’ | Opinion

The British Conservative Party is one of the most successful formations in European politics. For nearly two centuries it has been a major force in Westminster, dominating the Downing Street Administration for 66 of the last 100 years.Its achievements are due to two reasons in particular. The first has been his agility in adjusting his program to the zeitgeist or spirit of an age. When it has agreed, the formation has been that of free trade and then that of protectionism, it has been a party of isolationism and then it has been in favor of war, a party that promoted neoliberalist policies and then interventionist policies, the party that negotiated the UK's entry into the EU and the leaders who spearheaded the Brexit campaign. The ideological flexibility of tories It is truly amazi...
How Four Men with a Beach Umbrella Made History in the Battle for Aboriginal Sovereignty |  Jennetta Quinn-Bates for IndigenousX
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How Four Men with a Beach Umbrella Made History in the Battle for Aboriginal Sovereignty | Jennetta Quinn-Bates for IndigenousX

In 1972, the Store Embassy really highlighted to me what kind of strength Aboriginal people have when we all come together in unity. This was said on January 27, 1992 by Billy Craigie, one of the four men who erected the first Aboriginal embassy tent on the grounds of Parliament House in Canberra almost half a century ago.On January 26 of this year, the Aboriginal Store Embassy will celebrate its 50th anniversary. This is a milestone for black sovereignty in this country.It's been 50 years since those four proud men left Redfern in Sydney for Canberra.It was January 1972. With Craigie were Tony Coorey, Michael Anderson, and Kevin “Bert” Johnson (formerly Williams)."He was in bed with his girlfriend and he's the only black man I've ever seen get out of bed with a woman to go to a pr...