When Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens hits cinemas worldwide next month, it’s predicted to shatter every box-office record known to man, Jedi, or droid. Unlike money, the Force sometimes sleeps, but this festive season, when The Force Awakens, it has the power to be the biggest opening weekend for a film ever. Show More Summary
I visited Beaufort Bar at The Savoy in London a couple of months ago and was completely blown away. It was often "secondary" to the hotel's American Bar (with history dating back to World War II as one of the earliest establishments to introduce American-style cocktails to Europe; while Beaufort is fairly recent, [...]
Just five months after one of the greatest fights in modern boxing history, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran met in a rematch that somehow managed to transcend the original. N o classic in the ring, it was well on its way to being a notable fiasco. Show More Summary
Late last month, Sweden tripled down on QE, as the Riksbank announced it would expand its asset purchases by SEK65 billion. Or, visually: The recent history of Swedish monetary policy is viewed by some as a cautionary tale about what...Show More Summary
Last month, the Neue Galerie in New York City opened the exhibition Berlin Metropolis: 1918–1933, which featured more than 300 works of painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography, architecture, and film. The exhibition, which...Show More Summary
The US Navy is just months away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford. The USS Ford, the lead ship of the new Ford-class aircraft-carrier series, is expected to join the US Navy in early 2016, according to CNN. Show More Summary
An impressive cast and crew of Academy Award winners have teamed to bring a little-known chapter of LGBTQ history to the big screen this month. The Danish Girl, scheduled to open this Friday, relates the challenging personal journey undertaken by acclaimed painter Einar Wegener in the 1920’s to transition from male to female. Show More Summary
"Close your eyes and dream the biggest dream about what the upcoming season could be like." Months before arguably the greatest Cinderella story in NCAA tournament history, a no-name team full of anonymous players huddled together in a classroom of George Mason's old gymnasium to receive those instructions from world-renowned sports psychologist Dr. Show More Summary
Last month the Brooklyn Public Library bestowed its inaugural Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize for a work of non-fiction on DW Gibson for The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification.
If you've had any conversations about theater, music, the arts, history, or politics in the last few months, chances are you've heard about the new Broadway smash hit Hamilton. You may even be one of the people — and we are legion —Show More Summary
Want to start reading Usagi Yojimbo, the longest-running continuous narrative in history? This month's issue of this classic series is a great place start! Nobody Important Dies in This Issue [Reading List Week 14] originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. Show More Summary
While Season 4 of History Channel’s Vikings still months away, a couple of images recently popped up on official Instagram accounts that had led to speculation about the upcoming season as well as the fate of main character, Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Aussie actor, Travis Fimmel). Show More Summary
A few years ago, a 21-year-old college student came to the office of Orly Avitzur, Consumer Reports’ medical director, because of intermittent pain in his right ankle. He’d had a ski accident 10 months earlier, but the discomfort lingered,...Show More Summary
Several months ago, I wrote about my fascination with alternative alphabets, the history of English-language reform, and an alternative alphabet named Quickscript, which I revised a bit. I’ve revised it a bit more, come up with what I think is a more logical version, and created a TrueType font for it. You can read about it here.
"Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it." U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., is proving to be a slow learner. Earlier this month, Rush visited notorious former gang leaders at the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colo., to enlist their help in stopping Chicago's gang violence....
Sometimes, business trips take me to beautiful countries filled with history and culture. Last month, I had the pleasure of spending several days in Spain. The US Ambassador [&hellip...
Less than a month before its release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made more than $50 million in advanced ticket sales in North America, making it the biggest pre-seller in history according to The Wall Street Journal. That's twice the previous record of $25 million in pre-sales tickets, which was... More »
Najib Benouar Today we take a look back at one of the most loved stories in Kempt’s history. We laughed, we cried, and we gave you insight into socks you’re going to want in the coming months. Take a look here.
Bama ain't played nobody (this week). It's mid-November, meaning we're in the month when college football history is made. Just this week, Oklahoma plays TCU, Oklahoma State plays Baylor, Oregon plays USC and Ohio State plays Michigan State. Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian may no longer have a bun in the oven for Thanksgiving.