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Newswire: Netflix rescues Longmire for a fourth season

With its laconic, grizzled hero and sparse but beautiful Wyoming setting, Longmire has always distinguished itself from its crime drama competitors by embracing the spirit of the American Old West. And so, when A&E announced earlierShow More Summary

President Obama Will Declare Himself "Monarch" Tonight, According to Ted Cruz

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

American Spirit / Shutterstock.com By Ted Cruz's logic, Ronald Reagan is "lawless," "defiant," and "angry." Tonight at 5 pm Seattle time, President Obama will announce his plan to fix "our broken immigration system" through executive orders. Show More Summary

Review: 'Foxcatcher'

Does extreme privilege point, like an arrow, to a sort of rot within the true-blue American spirit? Putting criminal insanity aside for a moment, the answer's a qualified, sorrowful yes in director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," a true-crime drama hailed in many quarters as a modern classic...

House Democrats Re-Elect Nancy Pelosi as Their Leader Without Dissent

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

American Spirit / Shutterstock.com Clearly House Democrats do not blame Nancy Pelosi for their losses. The House minority leader was re-elected to her post Tuesday. According to Reuters, the vote was unanimous. Democrats, already in the minority headed into this month’s midterm elections, lost more seats. Show More Summary

Spirit: Massive expansion makes Houston international base

Spirit also develop the airport as a base for Latin American flights.        

Wrigleyville diner Rice 'n Bread is putting an American spin on Korean short-rib patties

Remember Hamburger King? The Wrigleyville greasy spoon that was Korean owned but more Japanese in spirit?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Western artist C.M. Russell's 'Spirited Chase' heads Bonhams' California Paintings auction

last weekArts : Artdaily

Bonhams is celebrating just in time for Native American Heritage Month by offering an exceptional Charles Marion Russell work entitled ?The Chase? (Indian on a white horse shooting a buffalo) in its upcoming California and Western Paintings & Sculpture auction on November 24, to be held at its Los Angeles sale room. Show More Summary

What’s Your Spirit Animal?

Megan Garber traces how a metaphysical question became an ironic meme: The concept of the spirit animal comes, most directly, from Native American spirituality. In that tradition, though there are variations across tribes and cultures, the spirit animal—otherwise known as a “totem animal” – generally takes the form of a single animal with which a […]

The ASCH: Coming to Minneapolis

Jonathan Den HartogIn the spirit of Cara's recent post, I'm happy to point out that the American Society of Church History's Spring 2015 meeting is coming to Minnesota. I copy the full CFP below.Let me preface it with 3 thoughts. The Cathedral of St. Show More Summary

Ironic spirit animals

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

The rhetorical device of spirit animals is nothing new, writes Megan Garber, and a concept that comes most directly from Native American spirituality. Read the rest

Create a World: An Evening with Art Critic Jerry Saltz

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

In an appearance worthy of a TED talk, critic Jerry Saltz delivered a spirited address the other evening at American Art's McEvoy Auditorium, as part of the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series.

Flyers vote with their wallets

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

AMERICANS claim they loathe Spirit Airlines, the discount carrier that earned the worst possible scores in all six of Consumer Reports' airline-ranking subcategories last year. But the company's financials show that people, mystifyingly, keep flying on Spirit. Show More Summary

Shinola’s First Titanium Watch – The Black Blizzard

American watchmaker Shinola introduce their flagship timepiece dubbed The Black Blizzard. Named after the Dust Stores that swept the midwest during the Great Depression, the watch is emblematic of the American spirit — made in honor of… The post Shinola’s First Titanium Watch – The Black Blizzard appeared first on Selectism.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing “Metropolis” Collection

For Fall/Winter 2014, Levi’s Vintage Clothing pays tribute to the visionaries responsible for the modern American skyline with their new “Metropolis” collection. Faithfully capturing the spirit and heritage of American workwear, the… The post Levi’s Vintage Clothing “Metropolis” Collection appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Spirit of adventure: A stunning photo diary of the American West

Jordan Herschel is a professional photographer and outdoor enthusiast based in Northern California and Nevada, pursuing his fascination with social media and love of the great outdoors — you can follow his adventures on Instagram at @jordanherschel. Jordan Herschel isn't your typical poli-sci graduate. Show More Summary

Consumers are feeling better than they have in years

Falling gas prices and rising job prospects are lifting Americans' spirits

Grappling with the Unseen: Ghosts

A recent poll showed that nearly 45% of Americans believe in ghosts “or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations.”

TV Review: American Horror Story: Freak Show (Season 4, Episode 4)

EPISODE: "EDWARD MORDRAKE: PART 2" THE SCOOP: The summoned spirit of Edward Mordrake continues to recruit a Freak worthy of his legion. As Elsa recounts the haunts and horrors of coming up in Germany, our creepy-killer-clown Twisty has a fateful run-in with Jimmy and his new belle, Maggie. The Following May Contain Minor-To-Major Spoilers. Show More Summary

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson Gets 'Black Attacked'

Apparently, there's a manual on "how to act black" floating around among black Americans and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is guilty of not reading it. In the spirit of full disclosure, neither have I. This hate is leveled by blacks towards other blacks, who speak standard, not broken, English and are or either aspire to be educated and successful.

Can America Recover Its Pioneering Spirit?

For two generations we have failed to teach American history in our schools. Today, students struggle with the very basics.

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