WASHINGTON — For more than three decades, working class Americans receded as cultural heroes, replaced in the popular imagination by swashbuckling entrepreneurs, brilliant innovators, and shrewd investors who make millions at the touch of a computer key. It was not always this way. In the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, the people who operated the trains, [...]
Teaching - perhaps because it involves children, or maybe because it's a public service - is a heavily romanticized profession. The "best" teachers are usually portrayed as epic heroes in movies. Even in classic "practical" teachingShow More Summary
The video above shows arguably the most jaw-dropping ending to a game in college football history. Auburn's Chris Davis caught a missed Alabama field goal on Saturday night, then returned it from the back of his own end zone 110 yards...Show More Summary
This post is sponsored by Chivas Being a software engineer during the week and a Jedi knight on the weekends sounds like an unlikely combination. But Alain Bloch considers his two passions to be perfectly harmonious. "A hero can take many forms," says Bloch, who works days as a senior software engineer at online petition platform Change.org. Show More Summary
Today’s free eBook download is a story for young readers, Supernatural Hero, from writer Eran Gadot. Perfect for those ages 9-14, the story is about a nerdy young boy who uses his new paranormal powers to overcome his role as class outcast. “I’m...Show More Summary
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced the acceptance of the sixth of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class vessels, the CCGS 'Corporal McLaren M.
On this day in 1978 Karol Jozef Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II. While I would like to say I remember the day clearly I do remember shortly after the death of Pope John Paul I my Catholic teacher asking my class of about twenty what name we thought the new Pope would take. Amazingly […]
"Captain Planet, he's our hero,Gonna take pollution down to zero." As I tell my intro classes (econ and environment), "If you want zero pollution...stop breathing." Looks like I might soon have the support of the Vatican. But not for the reason you think. In the 530-plus years since he painted...
For most children, their parents are their heroes. For John Smith, of Panama City, Fla., he can proudly say his 9-year-old daughter, Esteria Smith, is his hero. As he picked up Esteria from her karate class, John knew something was wrong he told WJHG. Show More Summary
After months of delays stemming from licensing issues and last-minute bug fixes, the PSP UMD version of MonkeyPaw's Class of Heroes 2 began shipping out this week to buyers who pre-purchased the game earlier this year. Previously the...Show More Summary
Working Class Hero–Channeling the image of musician David Bowie, Wiener model Michael Pöllinger appears in October’s edition of L’Officiel Hommes Germany. Wearing fall fashions fit for any rocker worth their salt, Michael is photographed by Irina Gavrich and styled by Götz Offergeld. Show More Summary
It wasn’t the dream return their former hero, Kaka, had hoped for. 70 minutes into his underwhelming AC Milan debut, Kaka came off injured and will reportedly be out for over a month. The Brazilian midfielder quite clearly has an incredible relationship with the fans and on Monday released a v...
A demo for Diablo 3 is available to download now from the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 and Xbox Live for Xbox 360. The demo includes two of the five Hero classes available in the full version of Blizzard's action RPG: the Barbarian and Wizard. Show More Summary
Travie McCoy has done it all, if "all" means having dated Katy Perry and touring the world as the frontman of Gym Class Heroes. On Monday, however, he returned for something entirely new: "Rough Water," a new cut released under his own...Show More Summary
25-28 Oct The foreshore hosts this music-camping festival featuring Boy and Bear, Bliss N Eso, Matt Corby and Gym Class Heroes.
John Lennon Song: Working Class Hero Album: Lennon Legend Genre: Rock Buy: Amazon.com The Real Efforts of Real People Song: On the Sunday Before...
Blizzard has announced Reaper of Souls, the first expansion for Diablo 3, at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Reaper of Souls introduces a new hero class, the Crusader melee fighter, as well as a new campaign act that pits you against the Angel of Death in the new setting of Westmarch. Show More Summary
Pipeline blaze in the Gulf. Photo credit: AP Photo/US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. So far, 2013 isn’t shaping up to be the energy industry’s safest year. A number of disasters have occurred, which have brought unwanted attention to the industry. Here’s a look at the industry’s five biggest blunders so far [...]
Class of Heroes 2 is a game with a "wouldn't give up" story. Back in 2012, the game failed to meet its Kickstarter goal. Despite all that, MonkeyPaw Games and GaijinWorks promised to continue working on the game. They finished the title,...Show More Summary
27 Jul-28 Sep Internationally acclaimed video artist Candice Breitz brings her 25-channel video installation-cum-tribute to Sydney, for your aural pleasure. The...