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George R.R. Martin has had it with answering the same question from journalists

The author's answered one question so many times that he's finally done answering it properly.

George Will Praises Obama's Caution On Taking Military Action Against ISIS

George Will, the conservative pundit who is usually unintelligible, breaks from the Republican talking points that paint Obama as weak for not immediately unleashing the Kraken on ISIS and then makes some good points on Fox News about how we should deal with ISIS. Show More Summary

George Boyd signs with Burnley

The 28-year-old moves from Hull City to the Clarets on a three-year deal. Will he be able to help Burnley stay up? Burnley have confirmed the signing of George Boyd on a three-year deal. The 28-year-old was loaned to Hull City during their push for promotion in 2012-2013, and signed permanently for the Tigers last season. Show More Summary

Coast to Coast AM Tonight: Bigfoot DNA Update

George Knapp will be joined in the first half by DNA expert Melba Ketchum, who will provide an update on her scientific study and DNA analysis from samples of possible Sasquatch hair. She will also talk about her recent field experiences with Bigfoot as well as how her work with Native Americans has validated a lot of the supernatural aspects ascribed to the creature.

Poems From The Country Parson

by Dish Staff Reviewing John Drury’s Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert, Mark Jarman traces the distinctiveness of Herbert’s religious vision to his years as a priest in a country parish – a situation quite different from that of his contemporary John Donne: I don’t think we can ignore this dimension […]

Black & White Photos of NYC Train from between 1940s and 1960s

These photos were shot by George Conrad for the New York Transit Authority between the 1940s and 1960s. See more »

Harvard Business Profs: How US Should Tax Businesses

Harvard Business School professors Mihir Desai and Bill George lay out interesting changes that could help the US gain an advantage from a tax standpoint. They note that the US should move to a territorial tax system rather than a world-wide system (the UK and Japan recently made such moves). Show More Summary

France returns skull of New Caledonian chief

After 135 years, the skull of High Chief Ataï from the Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia has been returned to his homeland. In a ceremony on August 28th, France’s Overseas Territories Minister George Pau-Langevin gave the skull to Bergé Kawa, a chief in his own right and a direct descendant Ataï’s. This is a righting [...]

The Listening Tree

Near the burgeoning Fremont East District in Las Vegas sits The Listening Tree from George Zisiadis. It invites the public to discover the joy of music through tree-suspended headphones, each playing a continuous unique song.

Telltale Games reveals tantalizing 'Game of Thrones' video game tease

As the "Game of Thrones" TV series diverges farther from George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series, will the new Telltale Games "Game of Thrones" title travel concurrently with some of the later stories from the books? That's certainly what a new tease Telltale posted to Twitter seems to be implying. Show More Summary

George Lucas Wants Desperately To Preserve Old Movies... Unless They're His; So Fans Are Trying To Do It Instead

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Kevin Carson points us to a fascinating story in The Atlantic about fans trying to recreate the "original" version of Star Wars ("Episode IV -- A New Hope for the folks who feel like being pedantic) from 1977. As various fans have pointed...Show More Summary

The Adventures of Sindbad by Gyula Krúdy

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Flattery, lies and attraction seem ever present for Guyla Krúdy's ghostly Sindbad, but is this love? This brilliant collection of stories, translated by George Szirtes, is a melancholy time capsule from the fading Hapsburg empire. Read the rest

From George W to Wessex Archaeology

– the Ice Bucket Challenge knows no Boundaries! Our Southern Regional Manager, Andy Crockett braved the ‘ice bucket challenge’ at lunchtime today to raise money for charity. Andy faced 10 buckets of icy water thrown by 10 lucky members...Show More Summary

Best TV of the Week: It’s Jon Stewart vs. Fox News and John Oliver vs. Pinatas

This week's best TV has a lot of important lessons, from Jon Stewart taking on Fox News' coverage of the police shooting death of Michael Brown to Weird Al Yankovic advising George R. R. Martin to "type as fast as you can." But, really, there is only one takeaway here: Always be yourself. Unless you can be Beyoncé. Always be Beyoncé.

Cuban migrant boat turned away from Caymans despite rough seas

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Peter Polack GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - A small, homemade aluminum boat carrying 16 Cuban migrants sought refuge from rough seas in Grand Cayman on Thursday but local officials prevented a landing, citing a migration agreement with Cuba. Show More Summary

Obama’s Open-Ended War on ISIS Brings Neoconservatives Back to Stage

President Obama’s new war on ISIS is bringing back some old names and faces from the George W. Bush years, especially as the war appears to be expanding into Syria. Though the neoconservative vision failed miserably in Iraq after the 2003 invasion they have not given up hope in the power and glory of US imperialism. Show More Summary

The Venice Diaries: Kicking Off with a Bang, and a Birdman

While most girls dream of interviewing George Clooney, I have always wanted to sit across from actor Payman Maadi, from the Oscar-winning Iranian film A Separation. Maadi to me represents the very best of the acting profession, a mixture of sultry sex appeal and an attractive lack of self-consciousness. Show More Summary

Lessons in Mindful Parenting from George Costanza

4 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

My daughter screams as she sits atop the frog and directs the spray from the outdoor fountain read more

Jerry Colangelo: James Harden is the Leader of Team USA

Your wish has been granted, James Harden. The likes of Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Paul George gone from Team USA, it is now up to Harden to […] The post Jerry Colangelo: James Harden is the Leader of Team USA appeared first on SLAMonline.

Required Reading: Distracting Movie Extras and Pop Culture Sins

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Will We Ever Forgive George Lucas?” — Rob Bricken at io9 opens up the mail bag and answers an excellent assortment of queries. Show More Summary

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