“I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength.” (Terry Goodkind)
Professional dancer Casia Vengoechea of Nederlands Dans Theater leaps in Shakespeare & Co bookstore.
“Reading is awesome and flexible and fits around chores and earning money and building the future and whatever else I’m doing that day.” (Jo Walton)
Los Angeles dancer Gertrude Fisher reads Marquee Ballyhoo by her husband M.S. Meritt.
“And there are plays – and books and songs and poems and dances – that are perhaps upsetting or intricate or unusual, that leave you unsure, but which you think about perhaps the next day, and perhaps for a week, and perhaps for the rest of your life.” (David Mamet, Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama)
- US intelligence officials issued repeated warnings to European allies about attacks by Russian state-backed hackers, but it was too little, too late.
- Gen. David Petraeus helped block the autopsy of an Afghan man who died mysteriously in US custody, emails obtained by BuzzFeed News show.
- Rudy Giuliani is no longer being considered for a position in the Trump administration. Trump says the former NYC mayor withdrew his name.
- People are in love with a dog who rides around in a decked out dog car spreading Christmas cheer to hospital patients 🐶🎄