Monday, October 3

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Another Egyptian beauty – The Hindu

South in today's deal was Egyptian star Walid el-Ahmady. We can't be sure, but we think South's four-notrump bid was natural, not Blackwood. North, who had shown nothing, probably felt he was too good to pass after South's very strong bidding.West could not lead a spade and chose to lead a heart. A club lead would have defeated the slam. El-Ahmady won the heart lead with his queen after East played the 10. South ran off all six of his diamonds, leaving this position:El-Ahmady knew the king of clubs was in the East hand from the opening bid, so he led a club to the ace. When the king fell, he continued with the queen of clubs, discarding his low heart, and East couldn't defend the position. A spade discard by East and South would just duck a spade. East discarded a heart instead, ...
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‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ movie review: Of beauty, light, and the darkness within them

Spectacular visuals of life in marshland and a narration with a strong hold on the text help a rather straightforward story Spectacular visuals of life in marshland and a narration with a strong hold on the text help a rather straightforward story There's a rhythm with which Where The Crawdads Sing flows that makes the experience feel like reading a book. The frames are as soft as paper, the setting evokes the dimness of the pages of a lost book, and the slightest of details are written with long broad strokes, but the frames don't flutter when they turn. Lucy Alibar's screenplay of this Olivia Newman-directed movie has the right, measured pace to tell a rather straightforward story that is helped by beautiful shots of a lonely life in a marshland. The film is filled with textual...