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May 18, 2011

A Minute With: Paul Theroux on the art of travel

By Christine Kearney

NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters Life!) – Author Paul Theroux
began globetrotting 50 years ago which led to the publication
of his first travelogue “The Great Railway Bazaar” in 1975,
considered by many as a classic in travel writing.

In his newest work, “The Tao of Travel,” published in the
United States next week, he collects the best in travel writing
over the past decades, as well as his own enlightenments.

May 15, 2011

IMF chief to be charged over sex attack in hotel

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) – IMF chief and
possible French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn
was taken into police custody and is expected to be charged on
Sunday with an alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid in New
York City, police said.

“We anticipate he is going to be formally arrested and
charged in an hour,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said around
11:15 p.m. EDT on Saturday (0315 GMT Sunday).

May 15, 2011

IMF chief Strauss-Kahn questioned over sex attack

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – IMF chief and possible French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn was held for questioning on Saturday over an alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid in New York City, police said.

Strauss-Kahn, one of the world’s top international diplomats responsible for handling financial crises, was taken into custody at JFK airport after boarding an Air France plane bound for Paris, New York police spokesman Paul Browne said.

May 15, 2011

IMF chief Strauss-Kahn questioned over sex attack at NY hotel

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – IMF chief and possible French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn was held for questioning on Saturday over an alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid in New York City, police said.

Strauss-Kahn, one of the world’s top international diplomats responsible for handling financial crises, was taken into custody at JFK airport after boarding an Air France plane bound for Paris, New York police spokesman Paul Browne said.

May 15, 2011

IMF chief questioned over sex attack at NY hotel

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – IMF chief and
possible French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn
was held for questioning on Saturday over an alleged sexual
assault of a hotel maid in New York City, police said.

Strauss-Kahn, one of the world’s top international
diplomats responsible for handling financial crises, was taken
into custody at JFK airport after boarding an Air France plane
bound for Paris, New York police spokesman Paul Browne said.

Apr 24, 2011

Tribeca documentaries examine bullying and toxicity

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Deadly poisoned drinking water at a U.S. Marine Corps base, and bullying in U.S. high schools are among subjects of documentaries aiming to strike a nerve at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.

Just short of half of Tribeca’s slate this year are nonfiction films looking to score distribution deals and buzz in a genre that traditionally has been the strength of the indie cinema festival that runs in New York until May.

Apr 21, 2011

Icelandic mayor’s joke on politics plays at Tribeca

NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) – Free trips to Disneyland,
more polar bears at the zoo and promises not to work with
anyone who hasn’t watched the TV series “The Wire” aren’t the
usual hallmarks of a successful political campaign.

But in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, comedian Jon Gnarr’s
political parody soon snowballed into a serious mayoral bid
with his wacky, well-intended jokes catching on with a public
fed up with politics and corporate malfeasance.

Apr 21, 2011

Elton John opens Tribeca festival with “The Union”

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Paying tribute to his piano-playing idol Leon Russell, Elton John opened the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday with a free outdoor performance and film premiere about the making of his album, “The Union.”

The 64-year-old British singer belted out six songs, including several that appeared on the 2010 critically acclaimed album he collaborated on with fellow singer-songwriter Russell, at the opening of the 10th Tribeca Film Festival in New York that runs until May 1.

Apr 20, 2011

Morgan Spurlock’s new film takes swipe at advertising

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Director Morgan Spurlock readily admits the idea for his new documentary was a stroke of genius.

The “Super Size Me” director convinced 15 companies to pay $1.5 million to fund his latest non-fiction film, opening in U.S. movie theaters on Friday, that examines corporate marketing, product placement and brand integration.

Apr 17, 2011

Tribeca film festival turns ten

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Tribeca Film Festival, born as a way to revive downtown Manhattan after the September 11 attacks, turns ten this week and is leading a push for new ways for audiences to watch independent films.

The high-profile festival, which kicks off on Wednesday with a Cameron Crowe documentary about the making of the Elton John album, “The Union,” and a performance by the British singer, has gained a reputation for critically acclaimed documentaries and global indie cinema.

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