Over the past decade, Ralph Fiennes has reached more people than ever before, as a key player in four Harry Potter films. But he has done so in the guise of Lord Voldemort, an evil wizard who has no nose and whose nickname (“He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”), like his disfigured face and body-concealing robe, signals his unknowability.
But now, as the hero of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fiennes has no mask. Save for a neatly trimmed mustache, there he is. Naked. Open. For More
[above: Ralph Fiennes in Brooks Brothers’ wool coat, Boglioli’s wool blazer and cotton shirt, and Caruso’s wool trousers. Alexander Olch tie, Z Zegna belt, John Lobb boots, and Brooks Brothers hat.]
The nonprofit advocacy group Amnesty International launched a global campaign “My Body My Rights” on Thursday, in response to what it says is the growing number of laws around the world criminalizing people’s sex lives and restricting women’s control over their bodies.
The two-year campaign seeks to “stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction by governments and others” by urging leaders to stop using the law to discriminate against women and sexual minorities, remove obstacles to sexual and reproductive health services and empower those affected to advocate for their rights.
“One of the things that we’ve seen is that so many rights violations are rooted in the ability to control one’s body — whether that be when and if to get married, decide when and if to have sex, accessing public services, accessing health services, but also accessing other services that are related to the body,” said Tarah Demant, the co-chair of the organizations Woman’s Human Rights Coordination Group.
Future global warming could lead to a significant increase in malaria cases in densely populated regions of Africa and South America unless disease monitoring and control efforts are increased, researchers said Thursday.
In a study of the mosquito-borne disease that infects around 220 million people a year, researchers from Britain and the United States found what they describe as the first hard evidence that malaria creeps to higher elevations during warmer years and back down to lower altitudes when temperatures cool.
This in turn “suggests that with progressive global warming, malaria will creep up the mountains and spread to new high-altitude areas,” said Menno Bouma, an honorary clinical lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
"I’m not sure I’d recommend that a young person go into law." "Why’s that?" "When I was starting out, it was more of a profession, and your worth was determined by the service you provided. Now it’s become more of a business, and your worth is determined by the fee you’re able to collect."