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“If It Feels Right, I Might Sing It”: How Obama’s Most Famous Speech Almost Didn’t Happen

Vanity Fair 29 Sep 2022
By Friday morning, not even two days after that act of terror, whether Obama would travel to Charleston and deliver another eulogy was all anybody wanted to know ... And this one—this one would be a highwire act that would have to be more than a eulogy, but a balm, a sermon, a way forward ... It was a multi-act play ... And there was one act left.

What's next for Gin Kings?

The Manila Times 06 Sep 2022
That's why I'm not surprised that management is trying to shore up its roster for the upcoming import-laced Commissioner's Cup ... Not that the former St ... It was also a welcome sight to see Aguilar play his usual highwire act in Gilas Pilipinas' games against Lebanon and Saudi Arabia last month ... ....

THERESE RAPHAEL: Could a prime minister Liz Truss be a great UK leader?

Business Day 30 Aug 2022
Liz Truss is so widely tipped to be named Britain’s next prime minister on September 5 that most people have stopped paying attention to the Conservative leadership race ... Her ultimate highwire act will be over Brexit, where she’s likely to trigger Article 16 of the divorce agreement over trade relations in Northern Ireland ... Bloomberg .

Mike Pence to Republicans: Let's stop threatening federal agents and calling for the FBI to be defunded

Hot Air 17 Aug 2022
Here’s the second prominent example in less than 24 hours of a Republican doing the right thing at the cost of losing their career ... There’s no sense in him pulling his punches for political advantage in a Trumpified party ... The last two years have been an endless highwire act for him and so far he’s pulled it off ... 2/x ... 4/x ... 6/x ... .

The Screening Room | Surprising ' Not Okay' one of year's best films

The News-Gazette 28 Jul 2022
The movie is also a blistering indictment of the narcissism of the Millennial generation, as well as an examination of cultural appropriation and the fragmented nature of modern life ... Deutch pulls off an impressive highwire act, somehow not completely alienating the viewer despite fully embracing her character’s reprehensible narcissism ... .

From morality clauses to sensitivity readers: inside UK publishing’s identity crisis

New Statesman 16 Jul 2022
On 5 July Picador announced that its publishing director, Philip Gwyn Jones, was stepping down “by mutual agreement” after two years in the role ... Last year concerns were raised by readers about the book’s descriptions of pupils of colour, as well as of working-class and autistic children ... Can it pull off such a highwire act? One thing is clear.

Twins hang on for 1-0 victory in series finale over Guardians

Pioneer Press 23 Jun 2022
In the end, Joe Smith accomplished what he set out to do ... Smith’s highwire act, a scoreless six innings from starter Devin Smeltzer and scoreless outings from Jhoan Duran and Caleb Thielbar combined with just enough offense helped the Twins win 1-0 and salvage the series finale against the Guardians on Thursday afternoon at Target Field ... .

WARMINGTON: Ease restrictions so crossing the border is not a high-wire act

Toronto Sun 19 Jun 2022
As Canadian and American border travel hangs by a wire, this would be a crossing from the United States that would require no proof of vaccine or ArriveCan App. Advertisement 2. Story continues below. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below ... Try refreshing your browser, or ... are scarce ... Tourism is already a highwire act ... .

The storm clouds over the economy are clear to see

RTE 16 Jun 2022
The beginning of the pandemic in 2020 brought with it an end to years of bullish economic growth ... Predictions were bright ... Interest rates are on the rise again ... The challenge for the Government in the short term is maintaining the balance between protecting the economy and protecting vulnerable families from soaring inflation, a delicate highwire act.

Every Wonderful Thing Nicolas Cage Said During His Reddit AMA

Gamespot 13 Apr 2022
In one of his final responses in the Reddit AMA, Cage said it was a "highwire act" to play a version of himself, Nick Cage, in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent ... facilitating the director’s absurdist vision of so-called Nick Cage and it was a highwire act everyday," he said.

Slightly Off Center: Standup comedy was never easy; then came internet and The Slap

HJ News 08 Apr 2022
I performed standup comedy for 10 years and never once got slapped. I got booed, heckled and glared at. The most hurtful times were simply being ignored. That happened a lot in sports bars on dollar beer night with no cover charge. It wasn’t all bad ... It was a somewhat pyrrhic prize ... That was sarcasm ... For instance ... Comedy is a highwire act with no net ... ....

Stacey Abrams apologizes -- for the wrong thing

Hot Air 09 Feb 2022
Like Charles Cooke, I don’t understand why she’d apologize for going maskless around masked kids when she assured us a few days ago that she’d done nothing wrong — and that it was borderline racist to suggest otherwise ... New scene. Abrams to @ErinBurnett ... Which is how we ended up with this highwire act from the clip. ... To sum up ... .

Review: George and Martha return in Denver Center revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Denver Post 22 Jan 2022
A revival worth its salt should always bring fresh revelations, even when it’s set in a bygone era ... If you gp ... Directed by Margot Bordelon ... That there seems to be some confusion about George and Martha’s boy is Albee’s highwire act ... When Act I of the three-act work ends, the intermission music comes courtesy Brenda Lee singing a 1960 hit ... Most Popular.

Joe Biden is president at an especially difficult time. That doesn’t excuse his missteps.

Bangor Daily News 21 Jan 2022
While it was impressive that the president could banter with reporters for nearly two hours, Wednesday’s White House event felt like a dangerous highwire act that included many odd — and likely counterproductive — outbursts. He doubled down on criticism of Republicans, for example ... The COVID pandemic rages on in the U.S ... forces from Afghanistan ... ....

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