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A puncher's chance: amateur fight event offers a desperate swing at glory

A website bought the broadcast rights to a ‘redneck’ boxing event but each of the fighters from impoverished West Virginia has his own hopes and dreams George White is eating pizza in the living area of his one-bedroom trailer in Princeton, West Virginia. Related: West Virginians struggle for answers in America's worst hit opioid epidemic state Continue reading...

3 GOP finalists picked to replace Dunleavy in Alaska Senate

Republican state Rep. George Rauscher is among the finalists to replace Wasilla Sen. Mike Dunleavy in the Alaska Senate. Republicans from Dunleavy's district met Monday to winnow down an initial … Click to Continue »

MLK’s Son Has Hope For Donald Trump: George Wallace Was A Staunch Racist And We Transformed His Heart

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: Martin Luther King III spoke in Washington on Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. King says: “When a president insists that our nation needs more citizens from white states like Norway, I don’t even...Show More Summary

Jason Alexander Re-Records His George Costanza ‘Seinfeld’ Voicemail Message For Kat Dennings

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On an amusing episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden from 2015, Jason Alexander got into character as George Costanza and re-recorded a personalized version of his classic voicemail message from Seinfeld for Kat Dennings. Here is the original scene from Seinfeld. Jason Alexander Re-Records Kat Dennings’ ‘Seinfeld’ Voicemail Greeting as George Costanza...

BBC newsreader George Alagiah reveals his cancer has returned

Corporation’s highest paid star from BME background was given all clear in 2015 after extensive treatment The newsreader George Alagiah, the BBC’s highest paid star from a minority ethnic background, is to undergo more treatment for cancer after the disease returned. Show More Summary

George Adams Gallery opens exhibition of early paintings by Elmer Bischoff

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

To begin 2018, the George Adams Gallery has mounted an exhibition of early paintings by Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991), tracing his development from the mid-1940s, to the years preceding his transition to figurative painting in 1952. InShow More Summary

ER is now available on Hulu

Anyone who has spent the last few decades wondering who this George Clooney guy is can finally catch up with his breakout role thanks to a new deal to bring classic NBC medical drama ER to Hulu. This comes from Variety, which notes that this is ER’s “long-awaited” debut on any streaming service, with Hulu now getting… Read more...

Ask Language Log: Are East Asian first names gendered?

The question comes from George Amis: I wonder– are first names gendered in Mandarin?  That is, is it possible to tell that Tse-tung or Wai-wai are masculine names? Given the extraordinary proliferation of Chinese first names, I rather doubt it. And what is the case with Japanese first names? Here, I suspect that the names […]

A Reminder That It Was George W. Bush Who Was Responsible For Letting North Korea Get Nuclear Weapons

A Reminder That It Was George W. Bush Who Was Responsible For Letting North Korea Get Nuclear Weapons Tyler Cowen on Marginal Revolution has provided a link to a 2004 article from Washington Monthly by Fred Kaplan that lays out in great detail how George W. Bush, strongly backed by Cheney and Rumsfeld and against the views […]

A Reminder That It Was George W. Bush Who Was Responsible For Letting North Korea Get Nuclear Weapons

Tyler Cowen on Marginal Revolution has provided a link to a 2004 article from Washington Monthly by Fred Kaplan that lays out in great detail how George W. Bush, strongly backed by Cheney and Rumsfeld and against the views of Colin Powell,...Show More Summary

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1. Extreme peak-load pricing for London restaurant. 2. History of Henry George, NYC, and the single land tax. 3. Economics lessons from the career of Andre Agassi? 4. If you would like to attend my NYC Conversation with Matt Levine. 5. Show More Summary

'Shthole Countries': Trump Uses the Rhetoric of Dictators

A day after Donald Trump met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, he told lawmakers the U.S. should have more immigrants from places like Norway and not “shithole” countries like Haiti. George Orwell warns us in his dystopian novel 1984 that authoritarianism begins with language. Show More Summary

Artwork by noted New Orleans and other Louisiana painters will headline Crescent City auction

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Original paintings by renowned Southern artists William Aiken Walker and William Hemmerling, a mug and a vase from the studios of George Ohr (the ?Mad Potter of Biloxi?), and a stunning five-piece Mexican sterling silver coffee and tea...Show More Summary

pagewoman: Mouse eating a walnut.   Roman mosaic from 200...

4 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

pagewoman: Mouse eating a walnut.   Roman mosaic from 200 BC. via Waldemar Januszczak Reminds me of this detail of a Dessert Still Life by Georg Flegel (1566-1638).

George Clooney’s Catch-22 Nearing Series Order At Hulu

Late last year, it was revealed that George Clooney was attached to direct and star in a six-episode limited series, based on the Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22. When last we heard, the series hailed from Paramount TV, and had no network on board. According to a new report from Variety, the series is nearing a […]

Hulu Nabs ‘Catch-22’ Limited Series Starring George Clooney From Anonymous Content & Paramount TV

Catch-22, the high-profile limited series starring and directed by George Clooney, has landed at Hulu, which is finalizing a deal for a six-episode straight-to-series order. The project, written by Luke Davies and David Michôd basedShow More Summary

Prince George is learning to speak this foreign language (Hint: It’s not German or French!)

As the third in line for the British throne, Prince George is a tot of many talents. For instance, he can pull off an adorable pout—even when he’s getting a pep talk from his dad. He has a knack for inventing precious nicknames, too. But that’s not the only trick this little royal has up his sleeve. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

When Game of Thrones Ends, That's It--There's No Talk of Revivals or Reboots

When Game of Thrones ends in 2019, that's it. Aside from one of the five prequel spinoffs HBO is working on. But, the story told in Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin's A Song...

ABC’s Stephanopoulos slaps own network for ‘sugarcoating’ Trump’s racism and bleeping ‘shthole’

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

ABC host George Stephanopoulos took a shot at his own network on Friday morning for preventing anchors and guests from directly quoting President Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, calling them are “people from shthole countries.”...

Women drive George Bass Surfboat Marathon from Batemans Bay to Eden

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When it comes to the toughest and longest surfboat challenge in the world, women take centre stage. Of the 25 surfboats competing last week in the George Bass Surfboat Marathon, nine were powered by women – including one from Canberra. And among the remaining 16, a number of the male crews had one or two […]

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