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PSA: 'Rocket Jump' Book Now Available in EPUB and MOBI Formats for Mercury Subscribers

Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters, my 500-page feature that delves into the FPS franchise that sent tremors through id Software and the gaming industry, is now available in MOBI and EPUB formats for Shacknews Mercury subscribers. To download Rocket Jump, you must subscribe to Shacknews Mercury. Show More Summary

Is the Golden Age of Astronomy Nearly Over?

The high cost of "flagship" missions like the James Webb Space Telescope are keeping other crucial missions stuck on the drawing boards -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Animated map of the changing borders and population of Europe: every year since 400 BC. Why all the actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age have such a distinct and strange accent. We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption...Show More Summary

Women of all ages are honored as SAG Awards switch it up with female host and presenters

For an awards ceremony that isn’t the Oscars or the Golden Globes, there was plenty of attention heading into the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. Call it a stunt or a bold statement, but for the first time ever, the SAGs featured a female-only lineup of award presenters, and its first...

The Century City Playhouse Birthed a Golden Age of Jazz

An excellent article written by Kirk Silsbee that appeared in the January 5th edition of the LA Weekly, about the remarkable and unique music series curated by Lee Kaplan at The Century City Playhouse in Los Angeles in the 1970's.

history-of-fashion: 1670 Carel de Moor - Princess...

2 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

history-of-fashion: 1670 Carel de Moor - Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Anhalt-Dessau aged five Carel de Moor (25 February 1655 – 16 February 1738) was a Dutch Golden Age etcher and painter. He was a pupil of Gerard Dou.

Oscar-Winning Actress Dies — She Was One of the Last Surviving Stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood

An actress who was a potent screen presence as a blonde bombshell in a string of B-movies before going on to acclaim both on television and on the big screen has died. Dorothy Malone, who won an Oscar for Best...

Wanted! – Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2018

4 days agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

2017 was another great year for Americana and roots music, and 2018 so far shows no signs that the great music is waning. As our Cream of the Crop favorites from last year makes plain we continue to experience a golden age of roots and Americana music. From Sturgill Simpson winning the Grammy for the […]

Abraham Mignon

Abraham Mignon (sometimes Minjon) was a German/Dutch floral and still life painter active in the Dutch “Golden Age” (17th century). His paintings are often elaborate tableaux of flowers, fruits, seafood and dinnerware. They can be marvels of intricate detail, with the inclusion of beautifully painted Read More...

A Golden Age For Free Speech? Yes, But Wow...

"In today’s networked environment, when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, it would seem that censorship ought to be impossible. This should be the golden age of free speech. And sure, it is a golden age of free speech—if you can believe your lying eyes. Is that footage you’re […]

Is This the Golden Age of Drag? Yes. And No.

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has made stars of its contestants, catapulting many into full-fledged careers. But for some who have yet to catch this wave, drag is still an uncertain labor of love.

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You wanted. Golden Globe viewing tips, 10 shows you didn't know are coming to Netflix in 2018 and the money you need to save at every age. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week. More »      

The Greatest TV Shows Of The Past 10 Years

We may be in a Golden Age of television, but it wasn't always so shiny. Back in 2008, things were rough. The Writers Guild of America's strike had just ended, leading to a slough of bad series, reruns and reality TV. There were some decent shows, but it really wasn't until HBO debuted Game of Thrones that the tide began to turn. Show More Summary

A Michael Jackson Peter Pan Theme Park Almost Existed

Remember the ’90s? It was a golden age where almost anything was possible, including a Michael Jackson Peter Pan theme park. Jackson commissioned a Disneyland-like theme park that was entirely devoted to Peter Pan, and several designs were drawn up, but the idea eventually faded away. Show More Summary

Getting a Roommate in Your Golden Years

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

As the baby boomers age, some are choosing to stay in their homes and take in boarders to help pay the rent or lend a hand with household chores.

loumargi: Portrait Of A Young Woman. by Wallerant...

loumargi: Portrait Of A Young Woman. by Wallerant Vaillant Wallerant Vaillant (30 May 1623 – 28 August 1677) was a painter of the Dutch Golden Age and one of the first artists to use the mezzotint technique, which he probably helped to develop.

The golden age of crypto trading might already be over

Bitcoin traded at wildly different prices during the month of December, but things have calmed down in the New Year. That means crypto traders are making less money from taking advantage of different prices on different exchanges. The...Show More Summary

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