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Forty years ago, for a brief stretch of my long, non-affluent slog through graduate school, I lived at 30 Francis Avenue, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the house of Professor and Mrs. John Kenneth Galbraith. In exchange for a small...Show More Summary

Book Review: Nick Offerman is at his best detailing modern-day Gumption

In chapter 11 of Gumption, Nick Offerman handily refutes the idea that Yoko Ono was responsible for the breakup of The Beatles. He also espouses her creativity as an artist, recounts the gallery exhibition at which John Lennon connected with her work, and delves into the cleverness of their peace efforts. Show More Summary

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

1 hour agoNews : The Newsroom

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.

On a Trip Through Time in Montana, a Name Demands Notice

2 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

At a conference over the weekend, about 150 people celebrated John Mullan, the Army engineer who was responsible for a vital route in the Northwest.

John Scalzi signs $3.4 million, 13 book deal with Tor Books

Via the New York Times, John Scalzi and Tor Books announced a new deal for thirteen novels worth a whopping $3.4 million. “Mr. Scalzi approached Tor Books, his longtime publisher, with proposals for 10 adult novels and three young adult novels over 10 years,” revealed John Schwartz of the New York Times. Show More Summary

Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brands

By John Ruwitch PUTIAN, China (Reuters) - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source. Show More Summary

CBS Helps John McCain Celebrate Memorial Day With Call For Ground Troops In Iraq

McCain never met a war or military conflict he didn't want to escalate and this Memorial Day weekend was no different. Here's soon to be retired Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer's last big wet kiss for Sen. McCrashy on this Sunday's...Show More Summary

Premier League Table: Final 2015 EPL Standings After Matchday 38

The ticker tape rained down on Stamford Bridge as John Terry collected the Premier League silverware for Chelsea. The Blues end the campaign as EPL champions, winning the title by eight points from disposed kingpins Manchester City. The...Show More Summary

Nash's Nobel prize

Our coverage on the award of the Nobel prize for economics to John Nash in 1994

‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash and wife killed in taxi crash

John Forbes Nash Jr., the Nobel laureate and Princeton mathematician, whose life story was the inspiration for the book and movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed in an car accident along with his wife in New Jersey Saturday morning, New Jersey state police said. Show More Summary

Who Wins In A Supersized G.O.P. Presidential Nomination Race?

Why Chris Christie Will Be The Next POTUS A Super Tuesday Away From Double Digits The View From The U.S. Virgin Islands By JOHN McCARTHY TMV Columnist The eighteen Republicans running for president in 2016 are wise to try to make foreign policy the lead issue in the next POTUS election. Not because Hillary Clinton [...]Show More Summary

John Waters To Receive Honorary Degree From Rhode Island School Of Design

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all, he got thrown out of every school he ever went to. Known for quirky films that pushShow More Summary

Violent Death of John and Alicia Nash Underscores Need for Federal Law Mandating Rear-Seat Restraints

12 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Most people outside of academia had no idea who John and Alicia Nash were before the tremendous A Beautiful Mind captivated audiences across the country in 2001. Count me among the captivated, as I have the Ron Howard masterpiece in my Top 10 movies of all-time ever since seeing it on opening night 14 years ago. Show More Summary

John Nash, RIP

John Nash and his wife died yesterday in a car accident. CNN: Nash, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, was known for his work in game theory, and his personal struggle with paranoid schizophrenia. His life story inspired the 2001 Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly as […]

Jennifer Connelly Releases Statement on John & Alicia Nash's Tragic Deaths

Jennifer Connelly is remembering the lives of John and Alicia Nash following their tragic deaths in a car crash this weekend. The 44-year-old actress won an Oscar back in 2002 for playing Alicia in the movie A Beautiful Mind, which won Best Picture as well. “This is a great loss. John and Alicia Nash were [...]

John Kasich All But Declares 2016 Presidential Run

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) all but announced Sunday that he is running for president. Kasich, who has several times hinted at a 2016 bid, spoke openly with ABC News' "This Week" about his efforts. "We're getting closer [to an official announcement]," he told host Jon Karl. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for May 23-24, 2015

Mourning the loss of A Beautiful Mind - two of them, actually. Princeton University's John Nash and wife Alicia Nash were killed in a New Jersey Turnpike crash Saturday. Outstanding detective work by Deciminyan What's wrong with Christie's campaign twitter? The Imperial Governor of New Jersey Christie's hold on attorney general riles critics. Show More Summary

John Nash and Alicia Nash, Inspiration for A Beautiful Mind, Killed in Car Accident

John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and his wife Alicia, were killed in a car accident in New Jersey late Saturday afternoon. reports: The Nashes were in a taxi traveling southbound in the left lane of the New Jersey...Show More Summary

John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician, Dead at 86

John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and inspiration for A Beautiful Mind, died in a May 23rd car accident that also took the life of his wife Alicia. John Nash was 86 and Alicia Nash was 82. Nash's struggle with paranoid schizophrenia, as well as his wife's fortitude...

Rysheed Jordan Ruled Academically Ineligible, May be Done at St. John’s

14 hours agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan is expected to be ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester and may have played his last game for the team, according to a report by Roger Rubin of the New York Daily News.  Jordan, the Johnnies best returning player, could still get his grades in order to play during the […]

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