Daily Express
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A YOUNG girl has been living a life straight out of the pages of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book after being adopted by wild monkeys.
Library of Congress
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John J. Pershingand of ordinary men and women, over there and at home. One of the great things about this exhibit is that virtually every item tells a story of some kind, Conway-Lanz said. It really is amazing what the collections of the Library allow folks to learn about the war. The war inflicted more than 38 million military and civilian casualtiesabout 320,000 of them American. Theodore Roosevelt's son, Quentin, was one. Soldiers gather by the grave of Lt. Quentin Roosevelt, killed in aerial combat in 1918. All four of Roosevelt's sons served in the war (and three would serve again in World War II). Quentin, the youngest, joined the Army Air Service as a pilot and was shot down over France in July 1918whether killed or captured, Roosevelt didn't know. Roosevelt soon received a letterpart of the exhibitionfrom English author Rudyard Kipling, expressing hope that Quentin was safe.
Japan Times
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TIME - News
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She died four years later. 83 The number of public engagements the Queen undertook on her Diamond Jubilee U.K. regional tour in 2012 85 The number of years ago that the first Royal Christmas address was made. The 1932 speech was written by Rudyard Kipling and delivered by the Queen's grandfather, King George V 89 The number of horses that will pull six First World War-era field guns into position in Green Park to mark the Sapphire Jubilee on Feb. 6 90 The Queen's age 96 The number of rubies in the Queens Burmese tiara 100 The estimated number of outfits the monarch took on her first Commonwealth tour 101 The age that the Queen's mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, died at in 2002 117 The number of countries the Queen has visited on official royal tours despite allegedly not owning a passport 130 million The reported cost, in dollars, of Netflixs series The Crown , which tells the Queen's story beginning with her marriage 187.
TIME - Top Stories
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She died four years later. 83 The number of public engagements the Queen undertook on her Diamond Jubilee U.K. regional tour in 2012 85 The number of years ago that the first Royal Christmas address was made. The 1932 speech was written by Rudyard Kipling and delivered by the Queen's grandfather, King George V 89 The number of horses that will pull six First World War-era field guns into position in Green Park to mark the Sapphire Jubilee on Feb. 6 90 The Queen's age 96 The number of rubies in the Queens Burmese tiara 100 The estimated number of outfits the monarch took on her first Commonwealth tour 101 The age that the Queen's mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, died at in 2002 117 The number of countries the Queen has visited on official royal tours despite allegedly not owning a passport 130 million The reported cost, in dollars, of Netflixs series The Crown , which tells the Queen's story beginning with her marriage 187.
Derby Telegraph
3 months
Derby theatre company Oddsocks Productions are trekking into the jungle to bring to life Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of adventure, mischief and monkeys.The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy who finds friendships and foes among the leaves and life of the jungle after becoming separated from his tribe.Kipling's lively and imaginative tale touches on the themes of ambition, trust and growing up and over the years it has become one of the most popular children's stories in...
Daily Mail - Home
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Politico
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As if to hammer home the point, Scott, the 58-year-old pastor from Cleveland, recounted his experiences wandering freely around Trump’s office and campaign headquarters on November 7 and 8, chatting with Melania Trump about his grandchildren and grilling Brad Parscale about early voting numbers as the campaign’s digital director sat on his desk, breezily tossing around a Nerf football. “Donald Trump was able, in the words of Rudyard Kipling, to walk with kings and to keep the common touch. He kept the grassroots around him. He took us and made us national figures,” Scott said. “Rather than the elites and the snobs and the upper crust.” Indeed, what the week’s festivities lacked in size — the Financial Times estimated a paltry inauguration showing of 250,000 — they made up for in the sheer improbability of the newly minted bold-faced names that did show up.
Al Jazeera
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The Guardian - Books
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The Huffington Post
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A real estate hustler/reality TV star notorious for slapping his name on everything making a very serious stab at the White House ... Man, that made Marvel movies seem like Shakespeare! But if it's a science fictional world, why not the best? Besides, there was something oddly familiar about it. I never saw the movie (which has not yet been made), but I may have read the book. Leonard Nimoy reads part I of Robert A. Heinlein's ' Future History ' story about Rhysling, the blind bard of the spaceways, ' The Green Hills of Earth .' Think of a cross between Rudyard Kipling and Bob Dylan. Seventy-five years ago, way back in late but still pre-Pearl Harbor 1941, two young science fiction writers on opposite coasts -- beached former naval officer Heinlein and bookish Columbia PhD-to-be Asimov, worked out what would become famous fictional formulations of humanity's future on this planet and beyond.
Plymouth Herald
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Open Culture
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Later he would have a second career capitalizing on his horror pedigree, hosting anthology shows on television, and reading not just tales of Edgar Allan Poe on vinyl , but other not-so-scary children’s lit, like Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen . Unlike Bela Lugosi, who suffered from being typecast his entire career post- Dracula , Karloff was able to make a good career from that breakthrough performance with good humor. Karloff’s reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is pretty much taken straight from the animated TV special with some judicious editing and no commercials to get in the way. Side note: It is not Karloff but Thurl Ravenscroft singing “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” He was not credited in the original cartoon and Dr. Seuss profoundly apologized after the fact. The record would go on to earn Karloff a Spoken Word Grammy Award, the only such entertainment award he ever won.
Dover Express
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BBC One South East
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Well, sort of! Rudyard Kipling Primary is one of the first schools in the country to get their hands on new virtual reality goggles with the idea of bringing far flung places to the classroom, regardless of budget. Our education correspondent, Bryony MacKenzie, has been to see what it's all about.
Den of Geek
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Sputnik International
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When at its peak in the early 1920s, the British Empire controlled the lives of 428 million people, roughly a quarter of the world's population at the time, and likewise covered a quarter of the globe. It was an empire so huge that upon it, in the words of its most famous chronicler Rudyard Kipling, the sun never set.
Phys.Org
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Everyone loves animal oddities. Darwin and Lamarck pondered the advantages of the giraffe's long legs and neck, while a few decades later Rudyard Kipling explained how the leopard got its spots. Today genome sequencing is fleshing out what we thought we knew about some distinctive animal adaptations, from the giraffe to the leopard.
The Event Chronicle
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Open Culture
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This advice sounds rather utilitarian, doesnt it? What about passion, inspiration, the muse? Eh, you dont have time for those things. If you want to be successful like Robert Heinlein, you’ve got to write stories, lots of ‘em, stories people want to publish and pay for, stories people want to read. Heinlein spends the bulk of his essay advising us on how to write such stories, with a proviso, in an epigram from Rudyard Kipling, that “there are nine-and-sixty ways / Of constructing tribal lays / And every single one of them is right.” After, however, describing in detail how he writes a “human interest” science fiction story, Heinlein then gets down to business. He assumes that we can type, know the right formats or can learn them, and can spell, punctuate, and use grammar as our “wood-carpenter’s sharp tools.” These prerequisites met, all we really need to write speculative fiction are the five rules below: 1.
ITV
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The thing that I always remember about David Cameron was the lambs about Rudyard Kipling, and he said if you can meet triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters the same. He was able to handle baddies and goodies in his stride and not get overexcited. I think sometimes people interpreted that as being relaxed. In fact, it was a very good temperament for being Prime Minister.
Washington Free Beacon
8 months
In 2013, Cambridge University Press published a collection of 100 poems by Rudyard Kipling selected by Thomas Pinney, editor of the three-volume scholarly edition of Kipling’s poetry, also published by Cambridge. The point of the shorter 100 Poems: Old and New was to show us how vibrant and diverse Kipling’s poetry could be—to change, as William Logan put it in his review at the New York Times , “the way we think about a poet whose poetry we scarcely think about at all.” The book was an abject failure, at least according to Logan. The poems were flat, sentimental, and dated. Instead of sparking new interest in Kipling, the volume confirmed, Logan wrote, rightly or wrongly, that the “world that adored his poems is not our world.” Cambridge is back with a new selection of 100 poems—this time from the work of George Herbert—and it is, for the most part, a pleasure to read.
The Huffington Post
8 months
From Disney animation comes the live action film, The Jungle Book , based on the classic books by Rudyard Kipling. A contemporary reboot of the beloved 1967 film, it captures your attention from the opening scene and holds through to the very end. Its stellar voice talent cast supports newcomer, young Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli. The story follows the man-cub Mowgli who flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ryan R. comments, "What I like most about this movie is the 3D animation and the voice acting. The animals look so realistic and the sets look amazing as well with very detailed backgrounds. What I liked about the bonus features on the Blu-ray disc is a feature called, The Jungle Book Reimagined which shows ideas for the remake of The Jungle Book and Neel Sethi's experience while acting on the set.
Plymouth Herald
8 months
Hundreds of people gathered in the centre of Plymouth this afternoon to watch the latest version of The Jungle Book shown on the Big Screen.The live action version of the Rudyard Kipling classic is being shown as part of a series of films on the Big Screen this summer.The film includes all your favourite scenes from the Dinsey original, and proved a hit with the Plymouth audience.