People who need to reconsider their priorities: It’s nothing personal, says Ben Ewen-Campen, he just doesn’t think French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. Monday, the Harvard postdoc joined some like-minded aesthetes for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The rally, which mostly bewildered passersby, was organized by Max Geller, […]
Chris Burns, an assistant basketball coach at Bryant University, became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball coach in NCAA history on Monday when he published a personal essay on OutSports about his decision to come out.Show More Summary
Swimming with Sea Otters is a darn great job as we saw on Monday…but giving tummeh tickles to a MEERKAT ain’t half bad, either. Sign me up. For either job. (Speakers UP, please.) (Wendy M.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Hoomin Interaction, Meerkats, Speakers UP
A Texas mom posted a video to Facebook and Twitter last week that sparked anger over the content in her son's geography textbook, The New York Times reported on Monday. The textbook referred to Africans who were brought to American plantations between the 1500s and 1800s as workers, rather than slaves. Show More Summary
Nobel week is upon us again, having kicked off Monday with the award for medicine. Scientific American compiled a dozen surprising facts about the history of the prizes, established by the wealthy Swedish industrialist who happened to invent dynamite. Here are six standouts from its list: 860 laureates and 25...
Last Monday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has a long history of homophobic statements, made a strange declaration while addressing the United Nations General Assembly: “We … reject attempts to prescribe ‘new rights,’ that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions, and beliefs. Show More Summary
The benefits of signing up for the biggest trade deal in history may take a while to materialize in the three Latin American countries that agreed Monday to the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Chile, Peru and Mexico already have free-trade deals in place with the United States. And their leaders are among Latin America's weakest […]
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of...Show More Summary
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for 41 games Monday for an illegal check to the head of Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg. It is the longest suspension in NHL history in terms of the number of games. Torres will forfeit $440,860 in salary for the suspension. The money goes to...
W ASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced that it had sealed the biggest trade deal in history. Sorta. The actual text of the agreement hasn't been released. Some final details may or may not remain up in the air, and the Office of the U.S. Show More Summary
Almost a decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal—the largest regional trade accord in history—was agreed to Monday by the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations.
Much of South Carolina remains at a standstill on Monday as one of the worst flooding events in U.S. history continues to unfold. Truly stupendous amounts of rain have fallen, and state officials estimate that more than half of South Carolina is currently underwater. Show More Summary
MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 10.05.15 When you begin forgetting about your history is when you're at highest risk of selling it out. That's today's "craft" beer observation. — Roger A. Baylor (@newalbanian) September 29, 2015 Elysian, Anheuser-Busch, and the Fight for the Soul of Seattle’s Beer. A profile of Dick Cantwell. “He was the sole […]
Last year the Supreme Court decided several momentous cases involving some of America's most contentious topics, including same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The new term, which begins Monday, is also full of controversial cases that could help shape the emerging identity of the Roberts court and...
Monday was a landmark day in NASA's history, as they discovered flowing water on the planet Mars. Over the past few years, funding for NASA has been a subject of controversy, as several opponents of the program have questioned its usefulness. Show More Summary
The "Men In Blazers" kicked off their American football series on Monday, running down the greatest blazers in NFL history. Now they're back with a hilarious interview of Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, who they deem to haveShow More Summary
Today's news: The House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks is now the longest congressional investigation in history, committee Democrats announced today. As of Monday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi, has been active...Show More Summary
The House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks “is now the longest congressional investigation in history,” ABC News reports. “As of Monday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi, has been active for 72 weeks — surpassing the record previously held by [...]
Fact: The Atlanta Falcons are 1st team in NFL history to start 3-0 after trailing in 4th quarter of every game. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: Michael Signora Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com
When South African comedian Trevor Noah takes over as host of "The Daily Show" on Monday night, he'll probably introduce his new audience to his family biography. Born in Johannesburg to a black South African mother and a white Swiss German father in 1984, when apartheid was still firmly in place...