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Tunnel To Towers Will Raise $800,000 To Pay Slain Officers' Mortgages

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which announced it would pay for the mortgages of executed police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, offered more details at a press conference yesterday. Already, $120,000 has been raised and the foundation hopes to raise the entire amount by New Year's Day. [ more › ]

New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

Sweet, lemony pea-flecked pancakes are the perfect foundation for salty smoked salmon and tangy crème fraiche. Serve these at your next party and everyone will thank you.

Priceonomics Launches a Platform to Crawl and Analyze Web Data

Priceonomics has launched a new offering that enables developers to crawl and analyze web pages on a large scale. The foundation of the Priceonomics Analysis Engine is a service called Fetch. In a blog post, the company explained:

Mapping the Material and Social Histories of Photographs

21 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The current Museum of Modern Art exhibition Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949 is just one component of a four-year, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded research project examining photographs not only as art, but as physical objects possessing a material and sociological history as well.

Benedict Cumberbatch Can't Quite Save The Imitation Game

Blimey, it’s a computer! Alan Turing was a mathematician whose work laid the foundation for modern computing. His team was instrumental in cracking previously unbreakable German codes during WWII, part of a highly classified project that remained confidential until years after his death. Show More Summary

Foundation Raises Money for Families of Slain NYPD Officers

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

A foundation dedicated to taking care of injured or fallen service members and their families is raising money for the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the two NYPD officers who were fatally shot last week.

Emma Watson ‘Regression’ Role Features ‘Top Feminist’ Going Topless, Report Says

Emma Watson stars in the upcoming film Regression, and to play the emotionally wrenching role, the 24-year-old English actress has made a choice that could prove controversial for the star who was recently named The Ms. Foundation’s Top Feminist Celebrity of 2014. Show More Summary

Charities That Inspire Kids: St. Baldrick’s

The St. Baldrick's Foundation inspired two young people to give their passion, and to write in about it.

Ann Campana Judge Foundation Fall 2014 Newsletter

Season's greetings! Word doc (6.8 MB):Download 2014_ACJF_Newsletter_Fall_v1_Read_only PDF (35.6 MB): Download 2014_ACJF_Newsletter_Fall_v1 Enjoy! “We have conquered Mother Nature; now we have only to conquer human nature.” - D.R. Knowlton, 1939 (thanks to John Hawley)

Exhibition of works from the Generali Foundation Collection on view at Museum der Moderne Salzburg

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

After the inaugural and exceptionally successful presentation of selected works from the newly acquired Generali Foundation Collection, the second show in this rotating series with works from the collections sets the stage for inspiring encounters between our various holdings. Show More Summary

Ruya Foundation announces Philippe Van Cauteren as Curator of the Pavilion of Iraq

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq (Ruya) announced the appointment of Philippe Van Cauteren as curator of the National Pavilion of Iraq for the 56th Venice Biennale in May 2015. The appointment follows the great success of Welcome to Iraq, which Ruya commissioned for the 55th edition of the Biennale in 2013. Show More Summary

Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation. Show More Summary

Long Now: Future-Proof 10,000 Year Clock Built into Mountain

Founded by futurists to engage in truly long-term thinking, the Long Now Foundation is best known to many for Long Bets or its recent placement of a Rosetta...

Fallen Crosses in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ Give Birth to Christmas Banquet in Queens

In China, people know the eastern city of Wenzhou as a center of entrepreneurship built on a foundation of lighters and zippers. They know it as a place where the dialect sounds so different from standard Mandarin that many Chinese consider it another language. It is also known for its churches.

Franklin County (Indiana) Officials Will Take Down Courthouse Nativity Scene Sooner Than Expected

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that there was a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that had been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take...Show More Summary

Royal Academy of Arts receives £1 million grant from Clore Duffield Foundation for new centre

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Royal Academy of Arts has been awarded a grant of £1 million from the Clore Duffield Foundation for the new Clore Learning Centre, which forms part of the major redevelopment to transform Burlington Gardens and enable the RA to share and interpret its heritage for a broad 21st century audience. Show More Summary

Young Jeezy Plays Santa for Street Dreams Foundation + Treats Strangers to ‘Annie’… [PHOTOS]

Jay Jenkins aka Young Jeezy has always been ‘that dude’ when it comes to giving back to the community! [FLASHBACK: Young Jeezy Beats Santa to Macon, Georgia (PHOTOS)] Jeezy, along with his Street Dreams Foundation, played Santa Claus to at least 100 children and their families in Atlanta yesterday (December 23, 2014). Show More Summary

Atheist Banner in Front of Georgia Courthouse Gets Torn Down

Yesterday, I posted about the Nativity scene in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia. The Freedom From Religion Foundation had successfully put up a non-religious banner next to it a few days ago: It didn't take long for that banner to be torn down:

Obamacare exchanges and subsidies get overwhelming public support

Just a little over a year after the disaster that was 1.0, the public understands and hugely supports the health insurance exchanges that have brought coverage to millions. That's was this month's Kaiser Foundation poll...Show More Summary

Origin Stories: Gehry Made the Next Guggenheim By Rolling Up Pieces of Paper

Rendering via Guggenheim Foundation Frank "Just Crumples Up Pieces of Paper and Calls Them Building Models" Gehry sat down with the New York Times earlier this month to talk about his design for the upcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Here is...

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