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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Georgia becomes 1st major upset victim

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Georgia becomes 1st major upset victim

Georgia placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship (98) looks on as his field goal kick goes wide left during the second overtime against South Carolina in an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. South Carolina won 20-17 in double overtime. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP) A college football season truly starts with the first big upset.

Game on.

No. 3 Georgia became the highest-ranked team to lose to an unranked team this season. The Bulldogs were popped 20-17 in double overtime by 24-point underdog South Carolina, which had to play its backup quarterback after halftime — on the road.

This season had felt especially stagnant for the first six weeks, with the same six teams — Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU and Oklahoma — sitting at the top of the AP college football poll since preseason. Only one top-10 team had lost to an unranked team until this weekend and that was then-No. 10 Utah falling at USC. Not exactly a season-changer.

Clemson’s one-point escape against North Carolina a couple weeks ago was the closest thing to a real stunner, but an ugly win is still a win. All it cost the Tigers was the No. 1 ranking. If anything it might have been a needed wake-up call for Clemson. The defending champions certainly responded that way on Saturday against Florida State.

The Bulldogs were not so lucky. Georgia has had problems opening up its passing game this season and that turned into a major issue against the Gamecocks. South Carolina’s run defense has been stingy, anchored by star tackle Javon Kinlaw, but the Gamecocks had been susceptible to the pass. No. 1 Alabama couldn’t run it against South Carolina, either, but it didn’t matter because Tua Tagovailoa dominated.

This needed to be a Jake Fromm game. Instead, the Georgia junior and three-year starter threw three interceptions, including a pick-six, and averaged 5.8 yards per attempt on 51 passes. First-year offensive coordinator James Coley, promoted after Jim Chaney left for Tennessee after last season, will most certainly be a topic of conversation around Georgia this week.

This was also another close game that got away from coach Kirby Smart, who made at least one odd decision late in the game, passing on a 57-yard field goal try by kicker Rodrigo Blankenship at the end of regulation. Then again, it was Blankenship’s miss from 42 yards that ended it in overtime. Even All-Americans have bad days.

“We’ve got to look ourselves in the mirror as coaches, as staff and do a better job. We’ve got to help our kids out,” Smart said.

What does this all mean?

First, Georgia still has the talent to make a playoff run and Fromm has been a great quarterback, but how can you not wonder if the Bulldogs would have been better off if Justin Fields did not transfer to Ohio State? The final verdict on that will probably come in January.

Second, the upset undercuts the possibility of the Southeastern Conference getting multiple teams in the playoff. The chances […]

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Top Ten: The Strongest Women To Ever Walk The Earth

Top Ten: The Strongest Women To Ever Walk The Earth

The world of fitness sports is mostly known for the men it attracts. For many years, things have been dominated by men, who have gained far more popularity than the women doing similar things. However, here at FitnessVolt , we like to show some respect to those awesome ladies who are just as impressive.

Today we take a look at th e top ten strongest females across history. These women have proven in various ways that they deserve just as much credit as men. Not only that, but they have shown that anything is possible, regardless of your gender. 10. Bev Franics The 9 Strongest Women To Ever Walk The Earth

Bev Francis is an Australian powerlifter and bodybuilder, who achieved acclaim in the 1980’s. Initially, she began her career in athletics as a shot putter, breaking records as part of the Australian track and field team. She began powerlifting in 1980, becoming the first woman to deadlift over 300lb. From 1980-1985, she absolutely dominated powerlifting competitions. The 9 Strongest Women To Ever Walk The Earth

In 1983, Francis began to compete in bodybuilding, but struggled at first due to being “too muscular.” However, she worked harder to make her Ms. Olympia debut, in 1986. Following that, she spent the next three years getting third place in the same competition. After her sports career concluded, she opened a quite popular gym, to help others achieve success as well. 9. Abbey Stockton

Photo via Instagram @chattelpreservation Abbey Stockton made a name for herself in the 1930s and ’40s, making her one of the biggest pioneers in female powerlifting. She found success in touring with her husband, and a friend, around the Los Angles area.

The main part of her routine that earned her notoriety, involved the 5’5, 115lb lady to lift her husband over her head and balance him in a handstand fashion. Photo via Instagram @fmdiaries The unbelievable feats of Abbey Stockton earned her the nickname “The Queen of Muscle Beach. ” Moreover, her skills earned her much acclaim, with publications like ‘ Strength and Health’ giving her a monthly column. Here, she gave advice to fellow women looking to accomplish similar things to her. She really paved the way for female strength athletes for generations to come. 8. Aneta Florczyk

Photo via Instagram @algebramuscle Aneta Florczyk is a Polish powerlifter who began her career at the age of 16. She has won several championships, most notably being World’s Strongest Woman in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008 . This is an accomplishment that she has done more than anybody else.

Additionally, she won the title of Europe’s Strongest Woman in 2004. Photo via Instagram @algebramuscle In addition to all of her championships and achievements, she holds some world records. One such record is in the Guinness Book of World Records.

She managed to lift more adult men over her head in two minutes than anybody else. The number of men she lifted was an astonishing 12! 7. Heini Koivuniemi


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Bathurst 1000: Live Top 10 Shootout results, stream, video, highlights

Bathurst 1000: Live Top 10 Shootout results, stream, video, highlights

Motorsport Chaz Mostert left it late to post the afternoon’s fastest time. Picture: AAP Comments

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thumb_up Reply reply Report flag David1 hour ago (Edited)It looks like it will be Ford verses Holden next year. As it has been said that the Kelly’s will be trading in there 4 Nissan’s for 2 Mustangs. So two of there drivers will be unemployed. Plus it looks like Gary Rodgers motor sport might also be leaving the Supercar series at years end.
Like thumb_up Reply reply Report flag Jeff2 hours agobeen boring to watch for years v8 only cars with old american truck engines yawnLike thumb_up Reply reply Report flag Andrew1 hour agoEasy Jeff, don’t watch it, nobody cares.Like thumb_up 2Reply reply Report flag John2 hours agoSam you must be a member of the easily offended brigadeLike thumb_up 2Reply reply Report flag David5 hours ago (Edited)What a boring series. Racing sports sedans. Thank goodness the track is great and all the brain washing regarding the Holden vrs Ford thing. Only good for those living in the past. As there sales results of all Holden’s and Ford’s in 2019 shows.
Like thumb_up Reply reply Report flag fred6 hours agoWhat a load of crap, Jamie was one of 26 drivers out there. Who it seems did not almost crash.
As for ‘cars’ they are things,, creations of twisted rules. With the Pugapel with no similarity to the front drive car with a Holden badge.

Like thumb_up Reply reply Report flag Terry8 hours agoPoor Jamie, he’s driving an inferior product and then of course he has those now famous brain fades as well! Every other driver had to compete on the same track, in the same conditions to get a time so, I guess Jamie just got lucky to get to seventh!Like thumb_up Reply reply Report flag David1 hour ago (Edited)So young Terry can you match his 4 Bathurst 1000 wins and 7 Supercar championships wins?
Like thumb_up 1Reply reply Report flag Sam8 hours agoSaturday morning – who is the blonde commentator Jess? “…but it’s dry, thank goodness” Perhaps someone could tell her rain is needed more than a car race. Offensive to farmers and those on water restrictions.Like thumb_up 1Reply reply Report flag John4 hours [email protected] move on. They were talking car racing not farming. Yes rain is needed that is not in question.Like thumb_up 4Reply reply Report flag × Ban User?

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The top ten retro snacks people want back are unwrapped

The top ten retro snacks people want back are unwrapped have delved into the history books to collate a list of discontinued treats, and then asked the nation’s snack enthusiasts which of these they would like to see ‘brought back’, asap Seeing your favourite snack discontinued is a tragedy nobody should have to go through, but rest assured, the battle to see the nation’s favourite retro snacks back on shelves is ON. has delved into the history books to collate a list of discontinued treats, and then asked the nation’s snack enthusiasts which of these they would like to see ‘brought back’, asap.

There were a few long-gone snacks the nation is happy to forget though, with Kia Ora Sweets, Cartoonies, Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug and Vanilla Ice Cream Monster Munch getting less than 1 per cent of votes a piece.

Head of brand marketing at, Karina Adrian said: “It’s absolutely gutting when your go-to snack is discontinued.

“While we can’t promise a triumphant return of the nation’s favourites to UK supermarket shelves, we hope our poll will help snack brands to see you’ve not forgotten these retro classics.”

Here’s the top ten snacks people simply can’t live without: Wispa Mint (8.3% of votes)

An aerated milk chocolate bar with a mint layer. Launched 1995, discontinued (much to the horror of millions of fans) in 2003. Galaxy Truffle – from Celebrations (7.7% of votes)

Galaxy chocolate with a delectable truffle core. Included in Celebrations boxes until 2011, when Mars sneakily switched it for Twix. Tooty Fruity (6.8% of votes)

Multi-coloured sweets with hard sugar shells and a chewy fruity centre. Axed by Nestle in 2019, after 60 years. Described by fans as a ‘satanic act’. Toffo (6%)

Toffo were assorted flavour toffee sweets which were discontinued in 2005. Many snack fans may be surprised by their high place on this list – we were! Penny sweets (5.9%)

Arguably still available, but Brits will be hard-pressed to find their favourites for the original price of 1p! Darn inflation. White Maltesers (5.8%)

The iconic Malteser, but in a white chocolate coating. Discontinued in 2014. Numerous international petitions followed to champion their return. All failed. Flake Snow (4.7%)

Another twist on an original with white chocolate. Launched in August 2000 and discontinued in 2008. Heartbreak followed. Wonka bars (3.9%) Nestle launched Wonka bars in 2012 as a tribute to the classic Roald Dahl book and two smash hit movies, but just two years later production was stopped after ‘falling sales’. Some delights just aren’t meant to last forever. Dream (3.7%) Launched in 2002, Cadbury’s dream bars were white chocolate bliss. But within three years, they were gone. Rumours are circulating that Dream can still be bought internationally and Asda stores are now stocking Cadbury White which appears to be more or less the same thing. Marble (3.6%) A delicious mix of milk and white chocolate with a scrumptious hazelnut praline centre, Cadbury’s marble was a firm favourite. That was until 2012 when they were discontinued. A battle ragged in […]

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Emma Stone, Priyanka Chopra &More Best Dressed Celebrities Of TheWeek – See Pics

Emma Stone, Priyanka Chopra &More Best Dressed Celebrities Of TheWeek – See Pics

There were so many stars out this week in some of the most gorgeous outfits & we rounded up the top ten best dressed celebs!

Some of our favorite celebrities headed to events all over the world this week and we rounded the top ten best dressed stars . It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Emma Stone , 30, on a red carpet and it’s good to see her back, especially since she has amazing style. The actress looked stunning at the premiere of her new movie, Zombieland Double Tap in Westwood, California on October 10, when she opted to wear this Louis Vuitton Spring 2020 dress. The color-blocked dress featured a sheer navy blue chiffon bodice with a plunging V-neckline that showed off ample cleavage, while the skirt of the frock was a red wrap with a plunging slit on the front, showing off her toned legs. She cinched in her tiny waist with a green and yellow patterned belt, completing her look with bronze metallic pointed pumps.

Eva Longoria , 44, looked fabulous at the 2019 amfAR Los Angeles Gala on October 10 when she wore a mustard yellow long-sleeve Dundas Pre-Fall 2019 gown with a plunging, keyhole cutout neckline. She went completely braless under the dress, putting her cleavage on full display, while the waist cinched in with two cutouts on the sides. The frock was totally backless while the skirt featured a thigh-high slit on the front, revealing her toned legs.

Angelina Jolie , 44, and Elle Fanning , 21, have been slaying their outfits this past month while promoting their highly anticipated new film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and they both made it to our best dressed list thanks to their fairy princess dresses at the London premiere on Oct. 9. Angelina wore a silver tulle Ralph & Russo Couture gown which featured a tight metallic gold strappy corset around the bodice and a plunging V-neckline. Meanwhile, Elle rocked a seafoam green strapless Armani Prive Fall 2019 gown with a sparkly metallic silver sequin corset that cinched in her tiny waist and a poofy ball gown skirt with ruffle tiers. Emma Stone looked gorgeous in this navy & red Louis Vuitton Spring 2020 dress at the LA premiere of ‘Zombieland Double Tap’ on Oct. 10. (Stewart Cook/Shutterstock) Other notable looks this week came from Priyanka Chopra , 37, who rocked a strapless black sequin gown with a thigh-high slit at JBL Fest in Las Vegas on Oct. 10, Victoria Justice’s sparkly black Marchesa gown, and so many more, which you can see when you click through the gallery above!

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Lawyer among top childhood ‘dream jobs’

Lawyer among top childhood ‘dream jobs’

It’s also the most likely to become a reality, according to research A new study has found that becoming a lawyer is among the most popular childhood dream jobs.

Lawyer ranks in ninth position in a list of children’s top ten most dreamt about professions, with 4% harbouring ambitions of dealing with cases, clients and courtrooms.

The most popular childhood dream job is a vet, with one in ten (10%) dreaming of becoming one. This was followed by teacher (2nd), pilot (3rd) and actor (4th), with police officer completing the top five.

Athlete featured in sixth spot, followed by dancer (7th) and doctor (8th), in the survey conducted by employee wellness company Perkbox of 1,567 people. Musician rounded off the top ten in what seems to be a mixed bag of public service and celebrity.

But dreams don’t always become a reality. The study found that 96% of adults are not in the job they dreamt of as a child, meaning only 4% were successful in making their dream job a reality.

The research did find, however, that of all the childhood dream jobs most likely to become a reality those of becoming a lawyer were highest. Fourteen percent of those who dreamt of becoming a lawyer are now working in, according to the study, “law, law enforcement or security”.

Of the lucky ones who made their childhood dream a reality, 92% said they were “happy” in their dream role. Interestingly, those that didn’t make it and now work in a different sector cited not enough “talent, opportunity or resources” (43%); a lack of interest as they grew older (20%); too much training involved (9%); and low pay (8%) as some of the reasons they were put off.

This follows news earlier in the year that the children of lawyers are 17 times more likely to become lawyers themselves . LSE prof Sam Friedman and academic Daniel Laurison found law to be the second most inheritable profession of the 20 or so they examined in their The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged book. Medicine came out on top.

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African Languages Among Top Ten Spoken In US Homes

African Languages Among Top Ten Spoken In US Homes

By Lisa Vives

If you think you’re hearing more Swahili, Yoruba, Amharic or Twi coming from your neighbour’s home, you’re right!

Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau finds African languages are among the top ten fastest growing languages spoken at home in the U.S.

The Census list features three groups of African languages: Swahili and other Central/Eastern/Southern African languages; Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, and other Western African languages; and Amharic/Somali.

Although African immigrants make up a small share of the nation’s immigrant population, their overall numbers have doubled every decade since 1970, according to the Pew Research Center .

Africans now make up 39% of the total foreign-born black population, up from 24% in 2000.

Despite President Trump’s unkind comments about African countries, African migrants continue to seek refuge in the U.S. In June 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials recorded an unprecedented rise in African migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, arriving at a rate of 30 to 40 people a day. A majority of these asylum seekers are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.

This is not a trend that is expected to change drastically anytime soon.

North America is a top destination for the continent’s mushrooming under-30 population, particularly those between the ages of 18 and 25 who want to leave. This desire to migrate is highest in West and Central Africa.

Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Senegal and Kenya are among the principal countries of origin for sub-Saharan African migrants to Europe and the United States, which explains why Swahili, Yoruba and Igbo are leading the African cohort on the Census Bureau’s list of fastest-growing languages.

Swahili is the major African language spoken in the U.S. And for the first time, the country will, in the upcoming 2020 census, print guides in three additional African languages—Igbo, Yoruba, and Twi. The previous census in 2010 had guides printed in five African languages all of which were from East and South Africa.

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The third Democratic presidential debate, explained in under 30 minutes

The third Democratic presidential debate, explained in under 30 minutes

For the third presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle , 10 top Democratic candidates were together for the first time. And in a historic turn, all three Democratic frontrunners — Joe Biden , Elizabeth Warren , and Bernie Sanders — were on the same stage together.

Matt Yglesias and Tara Golshan join Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram for a full breakdown of the third Democratic debate. They discuss the candidates’ insistence on thanking patron saint Barack Obama and why we didn’t see any breakout moments.

Though Thursday night still featured a few candidates going after Biden — par for the course if you’ve watched the preceding debates — it did feel different. Long-shot candidates like Bill De Blasio and John Delaney weren’t there trying to dunk on the leading candidates. And without those absurdly short time limits, everyone argued less and talked more about real topics that actually matter to voters — like racism.

“We expected something to change here in that this was the first opportunity where we saw Warren and Sanders onstage with Biden,” Tara Golshan said. But ultimately, “we didn’t see any breakout moments from last night that I expect to change the outcome going forward.”

The former vice president might have had a shaky performance Thursday night but, as Matt Yglesias pointed out, Joe Biden keeps on winning — especially since none of the other candidates are really taking him on. “Joe Biden is winning the race because he was the popular vice president from a popular Obama administration. And that’s what people want. And you haven’t seen a lot of effort to probe what I think are some of Biden’s more serious weaknesses.” To understand more about where each candidate stands in the 2020 race going into the October debate, listen to Golshan and Yglesias on the latest episode of Today, Explained : You can listen to Today, Explained wherever you get your podcasts, including: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Spotify , Stitcher , and ART19 .

Below, we’ve shared a lightly edited transcript of Tara Golshan and Matthew Yglesias’ September 13, 2019, conversation with Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram. Sean Rameswaram

Last night’s debate featured some moments that may have seemed sort of vintage if you watched the preceding debates: People went after the frontrunner, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. Bernie called out the advertisers. Kamala called out Trump. But apart from those few instances, we really did get something different. There were no Bill De Blasios or John Delaneys trying to dunk on the leading candidates. There were fewer absurdly short time limits imposed on the candidates. And that led to less arguing and more substantive explanations of what people want to do as president. It might not have been the most riveting three hours of TV but it seemed like a healthier forum for people who are trying to make up their minds on how they feel about these top 10 candidates. [Vox politics reporter] Tara Golshan was at Vox’s internal watch party. Tara […]

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Gators, LSU headline top 5 college football games to watch

Gators, LSU headline top 5 college football games to watch

USC head coach Clay Helton could use a big W at Notre Dame Saturday. Will his Trojans respond? Orlando Sentinel writer Matt Murschel says that afternoon game and a few others will offer plenty of intrigue and tune-in-ability Saturday. Here’s what’s worth checking out. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The No. 7 Florida Gators’ road game against the No. 5 LSU Tigers headlines the top five college football games to watch Saturday. Take a closer look at the full list:

The Buzz: Oklahoma and Texas renew their Red River Rivalry with both teams ranked in the top 20 for the third consecutive meeting. The Sooners have won three of the past four meetings, although these two programs split a pair of games last season. The Sooners lost to the Longhorns in October 2018, then beat Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game. Five of the past six games in the series have decided by seven or fewer points.

The Buzz: Alabama has won six straight games in this series, with the most recent loss coming in 2012 when Johnny Manziel led Texas A&M to a 49-42 upset win. The Crimson Tide enter the weekend ranked in the top three in the nation in total offense, scoring offense, passing offense, team passing efficiency and turnover margin. The Aggies, meanwhile, are one of the top teams when it comes to third-down defense, allowing opponents to convert 29% of the time. During Alabama’s past three losses, the Tide struggled to convert on third downs: Clemson in 2018 (30.7%); Auburn in 2017 (27%) and Clemson in 2016 (13.3%). College Gridiron 365 The Buzz: The Irish have won 14 consecutive games at Notre Dame Stadium dating back to the 2017 season, with the last home loss coming against Georgia on Sept. 9, 2017. USC has lost three straight road contests and six out of its past eight games away from the comforts of Memorial Coliseum. The Fighting Irish are the second-best team in the nation in turnover margin, forcing 14 takeaways, while the Trojans have given up a Pac-12 worst 13 turnovers this season.

The Buzz: Both of these teams feature top-five defenses, making it likely this game will turn into a knock-down, drag-out fight. Penn State has won five consecutive games in the series, but it is just 2-4 at Iowa since 2004. This is the third time in the past decade these programs meet while being ranked in the top 25 (2019, 2018 and 2010). Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford leads the Big Ten in passing yards per game (288.6) and is fourth in the league in points responsible (84).

The Buzz: LSU has the top scoring offense in the country, with the Tigers averaging more than 54 points per game this season. They also have the second best passing offense led by quarterback Joe Burrow, who ranks second nationally with 22 touchdown passes. Florida leads the nation with 12 interceptions, earning multiple interceptions during four straight games. The Gators have won two out […]

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Top 10 books about Europe

Top 10 books about Europe

The European Union is no topic for a novel. It’s not fiction. It’s boring. That’s what everyone told me when I began writing Our Europe: Banquet of Nations . So why did I decide to go ahead in spite of everything? Because I belong to a generation born with the notion that the construction of Europe would be the lasting, unchanging political framework of our lives as citizens. Now this same generation may witness its disintegration.

Today’s Europe is cut off from its own people, and no longer knows how to arouse political enthusiasm. All we see now is its unwieldiness; we forget the utopia at its heart. And yet I remain convinced that, despite our often legitimate anger and frustration with the slowness and dissension within the EU, it remains the most astonishing political adventure of recent decades. Where else and when have 28 countries decided, freely and democratically, to join their fates together?

I opted for the form of a poem rather than an essay, because I believe that the language of poetry is best suited to tell the story of the ashes and utopia from which we were born. Our Europe: Banquet of Nations is a long narrative poem about how one can still want to be European today, and ardently. Here are 10 books that have shaped Europe as we know it.

1. The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer
I’m cheating a little by beginning with these two. But how can I not? From the very beginning there have been wars and voyages, interminable fighting and then the long wandering that follows victory. The Iliad and the Odyssey have engendered so many other works, appeared in other forms, been re-examined (from Virgil to Joyce), that, when it comes to literature, they are Europe’s shared foundation. Austrian author Stefan Zweig, pictured circa 1920. Photograph: Imagno/Getty Images 2. The Sleepless World by Stefan Zweig
Zweig is our great, worried European. His entire opus could find its place on a reading list about Europe, but I like this essay (published in Messages from a Lost World: Europe on the Brink ) because it develops the motifs of insomnia and nervousness. Zweig sensed the world around him was becoming agitated, and that this would lead to bloodshed.

3. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
I cannot talk about Europe without mentioning the Mediterranean, and The Leopard is one of the greatest Mediterranean novels. It has been unjustly overshadowed in recent years by Visconti’s fine film; one must read Lampedusa to immerse oneself in these southern lands where splendour and misery live side by side, and to understand that our heritage is one of both blood and light. Londons National Theatre stages Brecht’s Threepenny Opera in 2016. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/The Guardian 4. The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht
Read it, listen to it, or see it performed: Brecht’s cheeky voice and Kurt Weill’s music remind us that our works must never forget the people. And when […]

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