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Americah Pharoah has already earned $20 million in stud service

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"Retirement" seems to be treating the 2015 Triple Crown winner well. The horse with a misspelled name finally did what racing fans were waiting 37 years for, won the Triple Crown. Now American Pharoah can settle down to a life of leisure on the Kentucky bluegrass. That and stud service. Show More Summary

Podcast Reviews: Beautiful / Anonymous & Motherhood In Hollywood

You may know the host of the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, comedian Chris Gethard, from his standup, his appearances on This American Life, Broad City, or his other podcast, The Chris Gethard Show. But in this incarnation...Show More Summary

Donald Trump has one proposal to unite a fractured Republican party — Islamophobia

What seems to unite all Trump supporters, terrifyingly enough, is their shared fear of Muslim infiltration into American life. Trump has proposed measures that include the tracking and surveillance of American Muslims, and has received standing ovations for it. Show More Summary

Anne Hathaway’s Going to War in Her Next Film, and Yes, It Involves Drones

Anne Hathaway will be headlining the film adaptation of Grounded, based on the acclaimed dramatic play by George Brant. As first reported in Variety, the film will follow the life of an American Air Force pilot whose career is sidetracked when, after an unexpected pregnancy, she's tasked with operating an unmanned military ... More »

Hofstadter on the American right

Daniel Little: Hofstadter on the American right: Richard Hofstadter opened his 1963 Herbert Spencer Lecture at Oxford with these prescient words: Although American political life has rarely been touched by the most acute varieties of class conflict, it has served...

Scotty McCreery Talks J. Lo, American Idol, and His New Book

Scotty McCreery, winner of season 10 of American Idol, stopped by AOL BUILD to discuss his memoir titled "Go Big Or Go Home". It's been 5 years since his win on Idol and a lot has changed in his life. After his win, he has made three successful studio albums, one being a Christmas album. Show More Summary

Jane's Walk: Let's Get Walking!

Photo courtesy National Trust for Historic Preservation Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), writer and activist, published her critique of post-World War II urban planning policy in her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. JacobsShow More Summary

Jacobs’s Centennial

Yesterday, Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, would have turned 100. Some used the anniversary to commemorate her life and others argued that we need to stop deifying her. The post Jacobs’s Centennial appeared first on The Millions.

National Day of Prayer: A Prayer for American Education

Our National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday of May: May 5 in this year AD 2016. There is so much in our national life that needs prayer — where do we begin?

Are You Ready for a Remake of 'PAPILLON' with Charlie Hunnam?

Deadline is reporting that Charlie Hunnam is attached to star in a remake of PAPILLON The original starred Steve McQueen as "a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison. He plots...Show More Summary

It's the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jane Jacobs, author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities."

1. TIME: "Jacobs was not just a writer who had big ideas, she was also the champion of those ideas in the real world. At the time city planning aimed to make cities orderly, with tall buildings and open space, and had no qualms about demolishing large swaths of neighborhoods to make their ideas reality, as with New York City’s Cross Bronx Expressway. Show More Summary

Why Some Poor Americans Live Longer Than Others

In general, poverty is linked to a shorter life expectancy in America, but some poor people do nearly as well as their richer neighbors. A study looks at life expectancy disparities and what might be behind differences.

How Living On Jane Jacobs's Favorite Block Changed My Life

The legendary urbanist, who wrote her iconic The Death and Life of Great American Cities in my old hood, would have turned 100 today. I never knew how great I had it until it was gone. Read Full Story

Jane Jacobs at 100

Emily Washington Jane Jacobs helped redefine the idea of how cities could thrive. Her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, is a classic work detailing how vibrant city life emerges. Emily Washington of the Mercatus Center comments.

30 For 30’s Gonzo @ The Derby brings Hunter S. Thompson masterpiece to life

It’s one of the most famous and respected pieces of writing — sports or otherwise — to ever appear in an American magazine. It’s the story that launched the world of first-person, objectivity-free “Gonzo” journalism. Hunter S. Thompson’s...Show More Summary

Glowing Jellyfish Spotted Near Marianas Trench

"If I ever worried that I'd run out of weird and wonderful new life to blog about, that fear has long been laid to rest," writes Jennifer Frazier at Scientific American. "Take, for instance, this stunning jellyfish, discovered just four...Show More Summary

Scotty McCreery Releases First Book: The Ram Report

Scotty McCreery has already accomplished much in his young life — winning American Idol and launching a successful recording career, for starters. Now he can add author to his resume with the release of his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream on May 3rd. In...

Jane Jacobs born 100 years ago today

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Jane Jacobs, journalist, activist, and author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (one of my favorite books of all time), was born 100 years ago today. Curbed has a big collection of stories in celebration and Vox also has...Show More Summary

Celebrating Jane Jacobs

The writer, activist, and urban theorist Jane Jacobs was born 100 years ago today. Best known for her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs pulled together her experiences as an architecture journalist, New York...Show More Summary

An Illustrated Guide to Jane Jacobs

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities and her subsequent work, Jane Jacobs laid out some key principles for a successful city. In honor of Jane Jacobs's 100th birthday, artist James Gulliver Hancock has created an illustration of Jacobs's principles, commissioned by Curbed, the Municipal Art Society, and the Project for Public Spaces. Show More Summary

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