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Captain of business, financier, philanthropist and public-policy watchdog, Mr. Peterson rose from humble Kansas roots to be a force in American life.
Shadow Moon is released from prison but finds his life is not what he thought it was: his wife has been killed in a car accident, driving with her lover. Strange things are happening across America and at the centre of it is the old man enigmatically known as “Mr. Show More Summary
I am not a pop star and don’t plan to be, but I want to give some advice to all auditioners on talent competitions: Please try to be Madonna. Just be her. Be an urgent, commanding sensation who is having the time of her life every time she’s onstage. Be raunchy and cocky and ... More »
In the 1930s, artist Grant Wood sketched a peculiar small house with a "pretentious" Gothic church window in the front. He later enshrined the house in his painting American Gothic. That house still stands in Eldon, Iowa, and is owned by the State Historical Society. Show More Summary
All his life, Paul Terhorst wanted to be rich. Even in grade school, he looked forward to having a corporate job, to joining the world of big business. “I didn’t just dream about money and power and expense account living — I planned for it.” He grew up and made it happen. Show More Summary
American officials and supporters say Andrew Brunson has been “unjustly imprisoned” under false charges. Turkish prosecutors demanded life imprisonment for jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson in an official indictment presented to Izmir’s...Show More Summary
American Blues Theater announced its 2018-19 season Tuesday. Opening the season will be “Flyin’ West” (Oct. 5-Nov. 3) by Pearl Cleage. Chuck Smith will direct the 1898-set drama about African-American women who forge a new life in Kansas. “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!” (Nov. 16-Jan....
Today, 18 pro-life leaders in the United States penned a 2018 Letter to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, urging him to take a strong stance in favor of Ireland’s 8th Amendment protecting preborn human life in the country — an amendment...Show More Summary
Like most American boys, I played baseball in the summers. And as cliché as it may sound, I took away some important life lessons from my days on the diamond. One that has stuck with me and that I think about often even today is the adage on how to field ground balls: Play the […] The post The 7 Habits: Be Proactive, Not Reactive appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
"This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease."
ABC is airing back-to-back episodes of SPEECHLESS tonight, while The CW is airing all new episodes of RIVERDALE and LIFE SENTENCE. Over on FX, the penultimate episode of AMERICAN CRIME STORY is airing for the season. 8:00 p.m. Speechless (ABC) JJ lies about his disabilities on an online dating site 8:00 p.m. Survivor (CBS) Castaways […]
By Carolyn Burke,ShoreLeaveRocks Published: March 09th, 2018
Knowing how to achieve work-life balance isn’t always easy. We live in an age where technology blurs the line between our hours at work and at home. In fact, 40% of Americans think that it’s perfectly fine to answer work emails at the dinner table if it’s “urgent”. Show More Summary
" We never lock our doors." This is an often-heard remark expressing a commonplace American attitude or belief that, despite whatever danger might prevail in public spaces, life inside our own homes remains (or at least should remain)...Show More Summary
Beijing is stepping up efforts to inject party ideology into student life. Some Chinese students are crying foul.
Finally, a kind word for millennials: According to a study from Allianz Life, this much-maligned group is in fact setting itself up “to be in better financial shape than other generations.” The study of 3,000 Americans revealed that millennials have good savings habits and that 77% feel “financially confident.” That’s the good news. Show More Summary
John A. Farrell, the author of “Richard Nixon: The Life,” has not been shy about drawing parallels between the Watergate scandal and the current Russia investigation.
There have been a few areas where American Crime Story's version of Gianni Versace's life have been a little different from what the Versace family maintains happened. Prior to the show's premiere, the family released a statement calling...Show More Summary