Egyptian archaeologists discover 250 tombs, dating back 4,200 years, in country's Sohag province
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Egyptian archaeologists discover 250 tombs, dating back 4,200 years, in country's Sohag province

The graves "include some with a well or several burial wells and other cemeteries with a sloping corridor that ends with a burial room", the ministry said in a statement.

Pfizer Chairman-CEO Albert Bourla writes book on company's race to create COVID-19 vaccine
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Pfizer Chairman-CEO Albert Bourla writes book on company's race to create COVID-19 vaccine

The book will tell the story of how the drugmaker managed to develop an effective vaccine against COVID-19 in a remarkably short period of time — months instead of years.

Assamese writer, journalist and Sahitya Akademi awardee Homen Borgohain passes away aged 88
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Assamese writer, journalist and Sahitya Akademi awardee Homen Borgohain passes away aged 88

Condolences came in from the Assam government and from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Jean-Michel Basquiat's painting In this Case sells for $93.1 million in Christie's New York auction
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Jean-Michel Basquiat's painting In this Case sells for $93.1 million in Christie's New York auction

In This Case reprises two dominant themes in Basquiat's work, anatomy and representation of African-American characters.

As We Need to Talk about Kevin turns 10, a look at what made it such a haunting meditation on motherhood
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As We Need to Talk about Kevin turns 10, a look at what made it such a haunting meditation on motherhood

An unshakeable experience and a daring experiment in film form, Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin challenged conventional wisdom on what makes for a good adaptation.

As Broadway gears up to reopen in fall, a tough road lies ahead for musicals
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As Broadway gears up to reopen in fall, a tough road lies ahead for musicals

Broadway shows thrive on tourists — who were roughly two-thirds of the people in the seats before the pandemic struck — and producers are banking that visitor numbers will be up by fall. The hope is that theater lovers — both tourists and New Yorkers — will loudly cheer the return.

While Justice Sleeps review: Stacey Abrams' new book is a deftly written political thriller
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While Justice Sleeps review: Stacey Abrams' new book is a deftly written political thriller

The book also shows how a stiffly polarised political scene endangers democracy.

How unsanctioned street art complicates idea of 'ownership' of public space, and the inherent politics of art
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How unsanctioned street art complicates idea of 'ownership' of public space, and the inherent politics of art

Unsanctioned, therefore, uncensored street art makes for a viable platform for social commentary and political critique, giving space and form to public opinion.

100 days since Myanmar's military takeover, how the country continues to resist force, fight for democracy
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100 days since Myanmar's military takeover, how the country continues to resist force, fight for democracy

The military takeover of Myanmar early in the morning of 1 February reversed the country's slow climb towards democracy after five decades of army rule. But Myanmar's citizens were not shy about demanding their democracy be restored.

A new biography chronicles Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, a novelist who went on a quest for an authentic life
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A new biography chronicles Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, a novelist who went on a quest for an authentic life

Ann McCutchan’s plain-spoken new biography “The Life She Wished to Live” is a sensitive observation of Rawlings’ work and of her deeply unconventional life in general.

In his new book Dedicated, Pete Davis makes the case for choosing something and sticking with It
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In his new book Dedicated, Pete Davis makes the case for choosing something and sticking with It

Dedicated is Davis’ attempt to show that commitment, so often associated with conservatism and traditionalism, can be a radical act.

At Rio de Janeiro zoo, the city's last wild macaw seeks a companion
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At Rio de Janeiro zoo, the city's last wild macaw seeks a companion

Almost every morning for the last two decades, Juliet has appeared. She swoops onto the zoo enclosure where macaws are kept and, through its fence, engages in grooming behavior that looks like conjugal canoodling.

At Dracula's castle in Romania, people queue up for COVID-19 vaccine shots and house tours
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At Dracula's castle in Romania, people queue up for COVID-19 vaccine shots and house tours

Those brave enough to get a Pfizer vaccine shot receive a “vaccination diploma,” which is aptly illustrated with a fanged medical worker brandishing a syringe.

NowThis editor Versha Sharma to take over at Teen Vogue, replacing Alexi McCammond
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NowThis editor Versha Sharma to take over at Teen Vogue, replacing Alexi McCammond

Sharma takes over 24 May at the digital-only publication after McCammond and the Condé Nast title parted ways before her appointment took effect.

Retrospectrum: New exhibit set to showcase largest collection of Bob Dylan's artworks
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Retrospectrum: New exhibit set to showcase largest collection of Bob Dylan's artworks

Alongside the journey through Dylan’s artistic landscape, the new exhibition will include curated immersive and interactive displays of his music and literary works adding context of this multi-faceted talent and his impact on popular culture spanning over half a century.

The Ventilator Project documents a thrilling 90-day startup journey, holds a mirror to our administrative flaws
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The Ventilator Project documents a thrilling 90-day startup journey, holds a mirror to our administrative flaws

The book makes one appreciate the challenges behind making a medtech product in India, while also showcasing the kind of roadblocks that an innovator faces when bringing their products to markets.

In Jake Tapper’s The Devil May Dance, the hero is embedded with the Rat Pack, hoping to catch a rat
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In Jake Tapper’s The Devil May Dance, the hero is embedded with the Rat Pack, hoping to catch a rat

The seriousness of this book never gets in the way of the breathless fun. Tapper obviously enjoyed sourcing it, writing it and using can-you-top-this gamesmanship from start to finish. Just when you think he’s pulled the biggest rabbit out of his hat, he turns out to have been hiding something bigger.

South Africa's romcom wave is reimagining Johannesburg, challenging notions of 'African backwardness'
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South Africa's romcom wave is reimagining Johannesburg, challenging notions of 'African backwardness'

South Africa’s Black romcoms break with the tales of racial reconciliation and the rainbow intimacies of a prior generation of English-language romantic comedies.

With COVID-19 exposing cracks in our healthcare systems, countries must also reorient their climate agenda
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With COVID-19 exposing cracks in our healthcare systems, countries must also reorient their climate agenda

As health systems near their limit in places like India and Nepal, a resetting of global priorities towards disaster anticipation rather than merely disaster management is required.

Taslima Nasreen tests positive for COVID-19; says she contracted virus despite isolating at home for over a year
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Taslima Nasreen tests positive for COVID-19; says she contracted virus despite isolating at home for over a year

In a lengthy Facebook post, Nasreen informed her followers that she had been ‘living alone with her cat for over a year’ and wished she knew how she caught the virus.