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Portrait of influential post-war fashion designer to be offered at Spring Chelsea Antiuque Fair

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

With London Fashion Week just ended and Paris Fashion Week about to start on March 4, it is extremely timely, that Nicholas Bagshawe Fine Art will be offering a atmospheric and stylish portrait of Parisian couturier Jacques Fath (1912...Show More Summary

Joshua Fishman (1926-2015)

Joshua Fishman, a founder of the field of the sociology of language and a highly influential scholar of language planning and bilingual education, died last night at his home in the Bronx at the age of 88. The following remembrance, written by Ofelia García (Professor in the Ph.D. programs of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures […]

WATCH LIVE: Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses AIPAC Conference

13 hours agoNews : Mediaite

One day ahead of his controversial address to the U.S. House of Representatives, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the AIPAC conference, a gathering hosted by the most prominent and influential American pro-Israeli lobby.

Could A Keeping Up With The Kardashians Spin-Off Be In Kendall And Kylie Jenner’s Future?

Forget Kourtney And Khloe Take The Hamptons — the next big Keeping Up With The Kardashians spin-off could very well be Kendall And Kylie Take Paris. The gals are clearly influential on Facebook these days, with Kendall Jenner using her modeling career to attract attention — and Kylie doing the same with her alleged plastic surgery. Could a […]

Underworld Ascendant Crosses $650K Kickstarter Goal

Middle-aged gamers, rejoice! After nearly two decades in oblivion, one of gaming's most influential franchises is officially coming out of retirement. With nearly a week left on its KickStarter Campaign, Underworld Ascendant has passed its $600,000 goal. Click To Continue Reading

Capital Punishment

The Conservative Political Action Conference—the largest and most influential gathering of conservative activists every year—is typically portrayed as a freak show. This reputation isn’t always unfair. On the main stage in a given year,...Show More Summary

Leighton Baines Injury: Updates on Everton Star's Quad and Return

Roberto Martinez will be without the influential Leighton Baines after the left-back picked up a quad injury in training leading up to Everton's eventual 2-0 loss to Arsenal. Martinez provided confirmation of the Englishman's problem...Show More Summary

Krugman's Bait and Switch

(March 1, 2015 11:55 AM, by David Henderson) Paul Krugman has a post on the importance of MIT economists in policy discussions. Had he simply made the point that they are highly influential, his post would have been fine. We could still argue about which of the influences... (0 COMMENTS)

Secret Benefits to Stupid Comments

An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored. Example number one: There would be less reporting

The First Detailed Images of the Smallest Possible Forms of Life

In 1665, Robert Hooke published his influential book Micrographia, which contains detailed illustrations of specimens Hooke had observed under microscopes. Fascinated by the invisible world revealed in its pages, the public enthusiastically embraced Hookes research, and inaugurated Micrographia as the first science bestseller in history. Show More Summary

Study Finds Poor Women "Priced Out" of Family Planning 

A new report from the Brookings Institute, an influential Washington think tank, confirms what we all know: there's a direct link between family planning and income. The study found, "low-income women are less likely to use contraception and are less likely to have an abortion once pregnant." Read more...

The Duck Dynasty Guy Won An Award For Being A Homophobe, And I Feel Closer To Jesus Already

Oh hey there, top of the mornin' to ya. Did you know we are currently living in a world--nay, a country--where a guy from Duck Dynasty is considered an influential political figure? More » The Duck Dynasty Guy Won An Award For Being A Homophobe, And I Feel Closer To Jesus Already is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

Union backing influential in all but one L.A. Community College race

In most elections for seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees, the candidates with the backing of the faculty union typically are the victors.

Career-spanning exhibition of Richard Avedon's work opens at Gagosian Rome

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Gagosian Rome presents ?Avedon: Beyond Beauty,? a career-spanning exhibition that includes nearly every editioned fashion photograph from Richard Avedon?s highly distinctive and influential oeuvre, as well as a number of his iconic portraits of female subjects. Show More Summary

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President of Notre Dame University, Dies

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.

Dudley, top U.S. economists urge later Fed rate hike

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Raising interest rates too late is safer than acting too early, an influential Federal Reserve official said on Friday, endorsing a high-profile research paper that argues the U.S. economy, given time, can rebound to the strong growth rate to which Americans are accustomed. Show More Summary

Republicans Name Keith Hall CBO Director, Replacing Doug Elmendorf

Wall Street Journal, GOP Leaders Name Keith Hall as CBO Director: Congressional Republican leaders named Keith Hall to a four-year term as the next director of the Congressional Budget Office, the influential nonpartisan budget scorekeeper for Congress. Mr. Hall, a former White House economist who served as commissioner of the...

Who is Keith Hall? What the New CBO Director Has Said About The Economy

Congressional Republican leaders named Keith Hall on Friday as the next director of the Congressional Budget Office, an influential nonpartisan budget scorekeeper.

George W. Bush’s top econ adviser says Republicans must move beyond tax cuts alone

Few conservative economists have been as influential over the last decade as Glenn Hubbard. He was an architect of President George W. Bush’s tax cuts and of Mitt Romney’s 2012 economic plan. He has preached the importance of permanent, fundamental policy changes -- such as reducing tax rates and simplifying the tax code -- for […]

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