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Langston Hughes: Google Celebrates 113th Birthday Of Poet, Activist With A Doodle

Langston Hughes was a poet, fiction writer and activist who was greatly influenced by Harlem, jazz and African American life and art. Google celebrates the late Hughes’ 113th birthday with a Google Doodle. An animated caricature of Hughes...Show More Summary

Premiere: Various Artists: Deathbomb Arc - No Children

Is there a more exemplary label living out the Nü American Dream? than Deathbomb Arc? The label grew up in Los Angeles, gave birth to a bunch of creative weirdos before turning 17, and somehow had a cat as a CEO. Pretty stellar lifeShow More Summary

Tuning In To Diversity

Chenjerai Kumanyika feels that “few of the hosts of popular narrative non-fiction podcasts and public radio programs like This American Life, Invisibilia, RadioLab, Startup, and Strangers are non-white.” He wonders how greater diversity in narrators and hosts would affect the “public voice” of radio: In August and then again in November 2014, my wife and […]

Unforgettable: After An American Sergeant Gave His Life For This Soldier He Honored his Life

Touching! American sergeant gave his life for a soldier in Afghanistan and the man decided to honor his hero in an unforgettable way. After an American sergeant gave his life

Cubans risking lives for the 'American Dream'

Abel Mesa, 22, is just one of thousands of Cubans making dangerous journeys on makeshift rafts in search of a new life.

86 year old living in a cruise for life after retirement

Life on the ship may seem a nightmare, but not for the 86-year-old American pensioner Lee Vahtsetter. She spent all her savings and sold all their possessions to even in his old age to live a happy life and fulfill all your dreams! Source: 1. For the past seven years this woman lives on […]

Anti-war, pro-troops in film and in life

I finally went to see Clint Eastwood's Iraq War movie, "American Sniper," after a partisan culture war broke out around it. If we had debated with this much gusto before we invaded Iraq, there might not have been a war to make a movie about.

Minion Beauty - She Drives Men Bananas!

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Minion Beauty by IdeasConPatatas Gru had quit his job as supervillain to reevaluate his goals in life and rediscover the American dream, but every time he took a nap he saw that sexy little minion falling into a pile of bananas. TheShow More Summary

Stoplight: Christian. Conservative. American.

If you value life, cherish God’s timeless design for relationships, and are compelled to share what you believe in order to change the culture, then this will resonate with you. In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard makes the link between what we believe and what we do, how we think and how we act. For […]

Photographer’s Gripping Journey Inside Community Life in America

Bree. Liberty Cheer All-Stars. Corsicana, Texas, 2013. Courtesy Alec Soth/Sean Kelly, New York   Minnesota-based photographer Alec Soth, who is known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans, recently turned his lens toward community life in the United States for his upcoming book, Songbook. For two...

Distracted Driving Reveals the Growing Rift Between Tech and Policy

It’s rare that a new technology threatens to fundamentally change an entire facet of American life, but we may be on the verge of just such a revolution. Make that two revolutions, actually: the world’s tech companies are in the process of pioneering wearable technology, and all the while Google has been toiling away on [...]Show More Summary

American consumers are loving life

The 2014 fourth quarter US GDP report came in slightly lower than analysts had expected, but there was one piece of very exciting news. One of the brightest highlights of the report was a big and broad based jump in real personal consumption expenditures at a 4.6% annualized growth rate, the strongest level we've seen since 2006. Show More Summary

Veterans Service Organizations and phonies

First let me say that this blog is not affiliated with any veterans’ service organizations. I am a life member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Disabled Veterans of America along with several other unit organizations. Like you, I’m disturbed by the number of phonies that we’ve uncovered in the leadership of some of […]

Broken Projector: The Rising Starr

Last week we looked at American Sniper as a political football, and this week we turn to a fresh take on military life which will sadly only get a fraction of the attention Sniper did. Amira and Sam star Martin Starr will discuss preparing...Show More Summary

Rocky Peter Auditions for American Idol, Shares Incredible Life Story

Darn you, American Idol. Each week, we know you're gonna tug at our heartstrings with some moving personal story revolving around some contestant who has had a difficult life... ... and each week we totally find ourselves reaching for...Show More Summary

What precision medicine is, and how it might save your life some day

The term ‘precision medicine’ is one that most Americans had likely never heard of before the President’s State of the Union Address, but it is an area of exciting promise in biomedical research that will eventually improve health outcomes and potentially reduce healthcare costs.

Is this the year you join the top one percent? Affluence more fluid than once thought

Here's some good news for the New Year: According to new research, there's a 1 in 9 chance that a typical American will hit the jackpot and join the wealthiest 1 percent for at least one year in her or his working life. And now the bad...Show More Summary

'Walking Dead' Film Spoof Looks Like a Real Nightmare (PHOTOS)

Post by Linda Sharps. Here’s something you didn’t know was missing from your life: an official film parody of The Walking Dead. ARC Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to the movie, which is supposed to be a Scary Movie-esque sendup of popular zombie movies and TV shows. Show More Summary

What It's Like When You're An American Using Britain's NHS

I've spent half my life in the US and half of it in the UK, so I'm used to both countries' healthcare systems. I recently returned to London after 20 years in America, and after a few doctors' appointments I've come to see the NHS through American eyes. Show More Summary


• Pilot Watch: HBO Orders drama from Elton John and Alan Ball • I don’t wanna wait! Katie Holmes is returning to TV • Awwww Alert: Photos of the PARENTHOOD cast hanging out in real life. • Question: Do you need to watch BREAKING BAD before BETTER CALL SAUL? • Funny Business: Louis CK Releases […]

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