British rockers Coldplay have announced a May 19 release date for their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, simultaneously debuting the upcoming set’s airy lead single, Magic — a love song in the 18-year-old band’s signature sonic style. Just what the doctor ordered for a hectic Monday.
See more high praise for Selasi and her charming book below.
“It stands up to the hype. Taiye Selasi writes with glittering poetic command, a sense of daring, and a deep emotional investment in the lives and transformations of her characters.” – The Guardian
“Selasi writes about class intelligently, and with a great deal of self-awareness.” – The Boston Globe
“…Selasi has the talent to go a long way, illuminating the Afro-American experience with feeling and insight.” – The Telegraph
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According to EA Sports — which publishes the wildly popular FIFA 14 game — people play 460,000 FIFA matches and score 990,000 goals every 90 minutes (the length of an actual soccer match).
The most popular match-ups are Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich (the all-time record is an even split) and Spain’s El Clásico rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona (Madrid has the edge here). Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, meanwhile, are FIFA 14’s top goal scorers.
Ship cook Harrison Okene survived in an air pocket in the capsized Chevron tugboat, in pitch black and without any food, while surviving on sips of Coca-Cola.
He was the only survivor of 12 crew members on the ship, which capsized about 20 miles off the Nigerian coast in heavy swells in May.
A South African scuba diving team thought they were conducting a dead body recovery effort before Mr Oken saw a torch light and swam towards them.