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Watch Angel Di Maria score beautiful curling strike for PSG in Ligue 1 game against Dijon

Di Maria’s PSG have an eleven-point lead at the summit of the French top flight Thursday, January 18, 2018 Angel Di Maria is no stranger to a delightful goal and he was back to his old tricks in a French league encounter last night.  The Argentine announced himself on the Premier League stage with his first goal for Manchester United at Leicester in September 2014.  But times change and Di Maria now plies his trade with PSG and his goal in their rampant 8-0 win at home to Dijon has…

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Football at Christmas: 27 brilliant pictures of the beautiful game in winter

Monday, December 25, 2017 Christmas is a time for family, friends and, most importantly, football. The festive period is a spell cherished by supporters around the world as the beautiful game is viewed in a dim half-light with snow carrying clouds overhead. We don’t always get a white Christmas but there is no doubt a flurry of flakes can bring an extra bit of joy, even if it means kicking the undersoil heating into gear. So, for a trip down memory lane as you tuck away another mince pie in front…

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The National’s Beautiful Claustrophobia

Plenty of bands address the extravagance and the ferocity of youth, but far fewer sing about being grownup. Since 2001, the National, an indie-rock group from Ohio, has given voice to a particular kind of midlife melancholy: what it means to have a good job and a reliable partner, and nevertheless feel choked and despairing. This might seem absurd at first—privilege is privilege, after all—but the emotional depth of the band’s work says something about the size of those disappointments. To have so much and still feel grief is an…

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Culture 

The Shaggs Reunion Concert Was Unsettling, Beautiful, Eerie, and Will Probably Never Happen Again

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, in the faded industrial town of North Adams, is a place where everything on offer seems worthy of investigation, its buildings and grounds a kind of sprawling candy shop of coolness. The Solid Sound Festival, with its farm-to-table food trucks, mindful attitude toward families and the environment, and eclectic roster of performers, fits right in. This year’s edition featured an appearance by the Shaggs, a band whose members the music historian Irwin Chusid once called “the unwitting godmothers of outsider music.” The band was…

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