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Bravos for Gustavo Dudamel

To the editor: Gustavo Dudamel may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in him. (“Why I don't talk politics,” Opinion, Sept. 29) By not warmly embracing the left's agenda, and now by publicly admitting his noninvolvement, he has already made himself even more politically suspect....

Tom Cruise is seeking $50 million for his Beverly Hills mansion

Box-office star Tom Cruise just sold a Hollywood Hills West compound for $11.4 million — but that's not even the main attraction. He's asking $50 million for his mansion in Beverly Hills and is quietly allowing real estate agents to show the more than 10,000-square-foot residence to select clients....

Los Feliz mansion has a feature that'll leave people in good spirits

A Prohibition-era speak-easy with taps and barrels in place is among the 1920s details at this Spanish Colonial-style mansion in Los Feliz. A grand ballroom and original moldings, tile and stonework retain the vintage vibe. Location: 2600 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90027 Asking price: $5.499...

Retired miners screwed over in coal bankruptcy plan

Guaranteed health benefits for coal miners and their spouses might be used to pay the bills for a bankrupt coal company.

Intersection with Jamil Smith: It’s a Good Time to Be a Black Thinker

'What does it mean to be a Black Public Intellectual today? Michael Eric Dyson, Jamilah Lemieux and Salamishah Tillet discuss how the black digital intelligentsia is using the Internet to transform American thought.' -- Intersection with Jamil Smith

Baltimore Author D. Watkins Discusses T'he Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America'

'Author D. Watkins says that crack destroyed his East Baltimore neighborhood, and he explains how the real day-to-day of selling drugs is nothing like the movies. Watkins gave up dealing drugs and now has three degrees, including a master...Show More Summary

Face the Facts Guys, Nobody Wins!

With so many people running around trying to win, life has become a race with no winner, no purpose and no end. Even when we’re supposed to be taking a day off, we’re still running that race, without even knowing it. The post Face the Facts Guys, Nobody Wins! appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Undies Model-Selfie Sensation Mark MacKillop Wants You To Watch Him Perform

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

If you’re not familiar with the name Mark MacKillop, you likely know his face and sculpted body. The busy Broadway performer, who also happens to be a classically-trained ballet dancer, has developed a fervent fan following for his stripped-down selfies. It all started while MacKillop was on a national tour with West Side Story and became bored in […]

Migrant crisis playing into the hands of Germany's extremists

When anti-immigrant chants echo off the splendid, ornate buildings of this bustling city on the River Elbe, Dresden's residents are, for the most part, mortified. Many here insist that flamboyant outbursts of fury directed at the wave of migrants and refugees reaching Europe's shores this year...

Hot Property: Intriguing amenities

Just when you think you've seen it all... Although we doubt any of these creature comforts will become as prevalent as the ubiquitous man cave, some uncommon features have caught our imagination lately. Cool, quaint or impractical, here are some recent favorites. - Lauren Beale and Neal J. Leitereg...

Why Do I Like Reza Farazmand's Stupid Comics So Much?

Reza Farazmand Does a man ever grow up? Apparently not. I'm a geezer, for Chrissake, and I can't stop laughing at Poorly Drawn Lines. That's the popular web comic by Reza Farazmand that, come October 6, you can acquire in the form of ink rolled onto processed and flattened dead trees. Show More Summary

Historical now hip in Beijing as young artists gravitate to the hutongs

Wang Xiuren's traditional courtyard house in central Beijing, a short walk from Tiananmen Square, has witnessed the fall of the Qing Dynasty, the Japanese occupation, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and the market reforms of the 1980s and '90s. Then the hipsters came. On a bright,...

Here’s How You Can Rent A Go-Go Boy For A Night And Help Promote Gay Entertainment Simultaneously

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Cast members of web series Go-Go Boy Interrupted are auctioning off their best assets — themselves — to go out on a dates with the highest bidders, and they need your money to help pay for Season 2 of their show. Go-Go Boy Interrupted is a web series — so far seven episodes, each only three […]

Unforced variations: Oct 2015

This month’s open thread. Since most climate related discussion this month will be focussed on the COP21… What is (or should be) the role of climate science in the upcoming negotiations? Discuss.

Complacency is Not an Option for the Environment

The Encyclical elucidates and reinforces the need for all of us to act. Complacency is not an option. The post Complacency is Not an Option for the Environment appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Justice-Reform Bills Reflect Move Away From Mass Incarceration

As the debate on criminal-justice reform continues to swing in the direction of sensible reforms, new legislation introduced in Congress Thursday continued the trend. Two big justice-reform bills offered in the House and Senate signaled that the "tough on crime" era of bad policy (which may have polled well for Election Day, but filled jails) may finally be over.

‘The Perfect Panic Attack’

In the midst of a panic attack, it's ironic that every primal, basic piece of you is screaming at you to survive. The post ‘The Perfect Panic Attack’ appeared first on The Good Men Project.

How To Faux Age Items: Halloween Set Design

It's Halloween time. Sure, nice new displays are bright and shiny, but really what makes people nervous is moth-eaten, tattered, oxidized, tarnished, dirty, stained with some anonymous substances, rusted, mildewed, moldy, peeling, faded, and crackled. Show More Summary

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