It seemed perfectly fitting that Grammy-winning American folk singer-songwriter Judy Collins served as one of the presenters at last week's Women's Forum of New York's (WFNY) annual Elly Awards luncheon. Responsible for the 1969 chart-topping...Show More Summary
Pin it The popularity of cocktails is on the rise, and the home bar is making a comeback in the American home. But even if you're not lucky enough to have a wet bar, you can still set up a dedicated space for mixing drinks, no matter the size of your home. Read on for plenty of ideas from our tours. READ MORE »
Voters in Greece overwhelmingly rejected the terms offered by its creditors in order to keep borrowing money. The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, called it a "brave choice." The finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, who clashed with European...Show More Summary
Devon Staples Disney World Gaston was tragically killed In Fireworks Accident Saturday night on Independence Day. Fourth of July a great Celebration for Americans ended up being the day young man lost his Life. According to the New York...Show More Summary
Some people want to minimize as much as possible the role of religion in America’s public life. To do this, however, they have to do violence to America’s historical identity. America’s government has no religious identity: hence the First Amendment prohibition on an “establishment of religion,” as well as the Constitution’s prohibition on religious tests […]
I listen to public radio quite regularly for some excellent programs such as Fresh Air, This American Life from WBEZ Chicago, the Commonwealth Club of California, and many many more. I love public radio but as I am not a … Continue reading ?
The inventor of the suburban American mall as we know it came to hate the effect his creations, turning over time from the creator of this building typology to...
Wall Street Journal op-ed: What Life Was Like in 1776, by Thomas Fleming (Former President, Society of American Historians; Author, What America Was Really Like in 1776 (2012)): Americans [in 1776] had the highest per capita income in the civilized world, paid the lowest taxes—and were determined to keep it...
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is presumably what you're celebrating on Independence Day this Saturday -- and hot dogs, beer and fireworks, of course. But there's another element of American culture that we shouldn't forget...Show More Summary
From Elmer Ellsworth to Bree Newsome, Americans have risked life and limb to remove a symbol of a cause they revile.
The Milan Expo, a six month’s world’s fair taking place in Milan, Italy, focuses on the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” The USA Pavilion showcases the idea “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet, and spotlights American leadership on issues like food security and policy, technology, nutrition and health, and culinary culture. Show More Summary
Americans have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb. Depending on how it impacts your travel or everyday life often indicates what side of the spectrum you fall. The company's massive growth and the encompassing industry spurring from it lends to the argument that Airbnb is indeed here to stay, but laws may just get a little more strict...
For the first time in 28 years, the Library of Congress is about to get a new Librarian, a person with enormous influence over the Internet and American life. Read the rest
Co-authored by Wenonah Hauter As has been the case for generations, millions of Americans will celebrate this Independence Day by flocking to our national parks, forests and wilderness areas to enjoy the unique character of these federally...Show More Summary
Mindlessness is no longer a fad. It has become a way of life for millions of Americans. The worlds of business and self-help are enraptured over mindlessness meditation. Organizations as varied as the Air Force, Microsoft, Columbia University and the Gambino Family offer mindlessness training for employees. The world is a mess. Show More Summary
WHEN SOCIOLOGISTS GO BAD, as spotted by Andrew Klavan: I just finished reading Alice Goffman‘s in-the-field study of Philadelphia’s black slums, On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. I recommend it highly. It’s a wonderful piece of reporting. It’s also nuts. It’s worth reading for both reasons. Goffman — a slight, attractive white […]
In her final weeks, Susan Ahn Cuddy kept her calendar full, as always - she attended fundraisers, participated in U.S. military events and even led a "survivor's lap" at an American Cancer Society Relay for Life, pushed around the running track in her wheelchair.
Alex Haas was burned in his lungs and on 90 percent of his body in massive conflagration at a water park; family says they don't blame country
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