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She’s An American Woman In London! Noelle Reno Dishes About Life, Work And Reality Show ‘Ladies Of London’

She might be one of the stars of Bravo’s Ladies of London, but Noelle Reno is an American at heart. Born in Seattle, the Bravolebrity relocated to the British city… READ ON

Pro-life blog buzz 7-22-14

by Kelli American Life League’s Judie Brown discusses the latest idea in birth conrol technology – remote control contraception: Technology Review says the wireless implant, if approved for safety and efficacy, could make it possible for a woman to turn her birth control on and off at will by using a remote-control device. Show More Summary

Life's Secret: Love People, Not Pleasure

New York Times op-ed: Love People, Not Pleasure, by Arthur C. Brooks (President, American Enterprise Institute): For decades, psychologists have been compiling a vast literature on the relationships between different aspirations and well-being. Whether they examine young adults or people of all ages, the bulk of the studies point toward...

A 70-Year-Old Reflects On the So-Called "American Century"

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, 1941, as a second devastating global war approached, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to "create the first great American Century." Luce died in 1967 at age 69. Show More Summary

?A Brief History Of 5 Failed Robotech Sequels

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Robotech is one of the most-beloved cartoons of the '80s and one of the pillars of American anime fandom. And yet it can't receive a sequel to save its life. It's not for a lack of trying; owner Harmony Gold has tried to produce new Robotech TV series and movies for decades with extremely little success. Here's the non-successes. Read more...

The Future Is Not Ours (and Neither Is the Past)

First Paragraphs on Turning 70 in the American Century That Was Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, 1941, as a second devastating global war approached, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to “create the first great American Century.” Luce died in 1967 at age 69. Show More Summary

An American tourist got robbed while he was busy saving a man's life in Ireland.

yesterdayOdd : Happy Place

Portrait of the tourist as a broke man. (via) I don't really like it when people say, "No good deed goes unpunished." I think it's both defeatist and a lazy way to look at the circumstances of life. That's why I won't be making any reference...Show More Summary

Will Flight 17 Sober Us Up?

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very h...

The Most American Pit Stop in the U.S.A.

Route 66 used to be the only way to drive cross country. While it's now an American icon, travelers are still rewarded by a trip through El Reno, where onion-fried burgers are a way of life.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Future Is Not Ours (and Neither Is the Past)

2 days agoNews : TomDispatch

Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, 1941, as a second devastating global war approached, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to “create the first great American Century”...

'American Dad' isn't quite done on FOX; 'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' guests announced

It turns out "American Dad" has a little bit of life left on FOX.The show is ending its run on FOX and moving to TBS in late 2014, but it's getting three more episodes before it leaves the network. The show will air back-to-back new episodes on Sunday, Sept. Show More Summary

Gay Photographer Minor White’s Stunning Work Is Celebrated In New Retrospective

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit, the first major retrospective of the great American photographer’s work since 1989, is on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum through October 19 in Los Angeles. White spent his life in the closet and many of his male nude images were never publicly exhibited until over a decade after he passed away. The […]

Obama Thinks You’re too Stupid to Pick Good Food, Wants ‘Talking Shopping Cart’ to Guide You

So, you are just a lowly, stupid American that needs Obama to guide you in all aspects of your life. In fact, you are so stupid you don’t know how to pick the “right” foods, so The One wants you to use his “talking shopping cart” inShow More Summary

Lupita Nyong'o Is a Yellow Vision Of Fabulous On French Elle

Lupita Nyong'o is on the cover of French Elle and she makes me want to live my best life, which can obviously only be attained by emulating her fabulousness. This cover follows the actress' appearance on the cover of American Vogue. Read more...

Paul Krugman, TNCs, and the Future of Car Ownership

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The economist and NYT columnist Paul Krugman thinks that transportation network companies (TNCs) might make a life without cars a reality for those who live in American cities that do not have great public transportation systems:theShow More Summary

My Life in Canadian Netflix Hell

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I'm American, but I've spent a big chunk of the last eight years in Canada, first for affordable education, and then for love. Canada is a gentle foster motherland, suckling me on her polite, maple-flavored bosom. But Netflix here is some bootleg FUBAR bullshit. Read more...

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Now that the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament is over, and having imbibed more games than is probably healthy for me these past five weeks, I know why I'm feeling a major, Samuel Beckett-size void. So much in American life these days doesn't work. Show More Summary

What I Don't Like About Life in the American Police State

There's a lot to love about America and its people: their pioneering spirit, their entrepreneurship, their ability to think outside the box, their passion for the arts, etc. Increasingly, however, as time goes by, I find the things I...Show More Summary

From "Rio Bravo" to "The Insider": The Western Roots of Michael Mann's Film on Its 15th Anniversary

When Marie Brenner published her article "The Man Who Knew Too Much", in Vanity Fair in 1996, she had the American public’s full attention. Here was an insight into the mind of Jeffrey Wigand, the man whose life had become public property over the course of a few years. Show More Summary

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