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HALL OF FAME Leo Tolstoy

The Hindu - 07 Aug 2017
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer best known for his works War and Peace and Anna Karenina, considered to be among the greatest novels of all time. Tolstoy was born in an aristocratic family in the Tula province ...
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Joffrey to team with Australian Ballet on new 'Anna Karenina'

Chicago Sun-Times - 21 Aug 2017
Time to grab hold of a copy of “Anna Karenina,” Leo Tolstoy's tragic tale of love and adultery in Imperial Russia and begin preparing for a new co-production by the Joffrey Ballet and the Australian Ballet that will have its world premiere by the ...
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'War and Peace' is all about Trump. Who knew?

Washington Post - 11 Aug 2017
Okay, I dropped a couple of words from the passage. Tolstoy actually wrote “the seething parties of France,” and “the head of the army.” He was in fact describing not our president but Napoleon, for whom the Russian author harbored a magnificent contempt.
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Trevor Reviews Robert Bresson's L'argent [Criterion Blu-ray Review]

CriterionCast.com (press release) (blog) - 30 Jul 2017
When Robert Bresson, in his early 80s at the time, chose to adapt Leo Tolstoy's short story “The Forged Coupon,” he crafted an efficient, taut film by using only the first part of Tolstoy's tale, ending when Yvon, our central character, commits an act ...
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The Clash of the Data Titans

Project Syndicate - 18 Aug 2017
According to one estimate, by 2025, the accumulation of data worldwide will equal that of one trillion libraries, each containing 60,000 copies of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Those who are more musically inclined should imagine a digital playlist ...
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Movie review: 'The Glass Castle' is painful and very personal

Ashland Daily Tidings - 17 Aug 2017
There was no redemption to be found for Rex or Rose Mary. As an aside, Leo Tolstoy wrote in “Anna Karenina” the following: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Walls' memoir gives unsettling credence to Tolstoy ...
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Cara Delevingne's debut novel gets an October release date

Los Angeles Times - 17 Aug 2017
Although this is Delevingne's debut novel, her acting career has been marked by roles in films with literary inspirations. Her first film was a 2012 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina,” and she starred in the 2015 movie “Paper Towns,” based on ...
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Things you thought you knew

Bismarck Tribune - 18 Aug 2017
It might also have been what led writer Leo Tolstoy to say that the two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Kevin Holten is the president of the North Dakota Cowboy Association and executive producer of "Special Cowboy Moments" on RFD-TV.
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Life of a dancer; the road less taken

Nagaland Post - 20 Aug 2017
Taking notes from Leo Tolstoy, she says, “It is necessary, first of all, to cease to consider art as a means to pleasure and consider it as one of the conditions of human life, reflecting on it in this way; we cannot fail to observe that art is one of ...
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Theater Talk: Star power: Hello, Bette! Goodbye, Josh!

WBFO - 18 Aug 2017
Anthony went down to New York City to take in some Broadway shows: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (a sung-through musical adaptation of a segment of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace) at the Imperial Theatre; A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART ...
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Where did the Hilton Head paper get that goofy quote?

Island Packet (blog) - 25 Jul 2017
Leo Tolstoy. “Frankly, that one did nothing for my spirits one way or the other, but I figured if it was good enough for Tolstoy it was certainly good enough for me. Consequently, I spent the rest of that day casually quoting it to friends. Judging by ...
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Back to the land: Russia's farming transformation

Financial Times - 11 Aug 2017
This is what Tolstoy's great-grandfather, Count Leo Tolstoy, must have smelled, seen and heard in his fields not far from here more than a century ago. The renowned novelist spent the best part of his life on Yasnaya Polyana, the family estate south of ...
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Don't cheer Mandy Patinkin leaving 'Great Comet' just yet

New York Post - 29 Jul 2017
If that means bringing in a household name at the expense of a fine but unknown actor, so be it. The mistake they made was thinking “Great Comet” could survive on Broadway without a name. The show is based on “War and Peace.” It wasn't Leo Tolstoy who ...
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Rent This 17th-Century Roman Palazzo Designed by Vatican Artists

Condé Nast Traveler - 17 Aug 2017
I try every one of the elixirs arranged beside the tub on a silver salver—Ortigia bath salts, Carthusia eau de parfum, Santa Maria Novella soaps—then lie in bed all afternoon, snuggled up in a gilded room with Leo Tolstoy. Not until cocktail hour do ...

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