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A record $439 million was bet on basketball in March in Las Vegas

The month of March was quite friendly to Las Vegas. According to ESPN, more money was bet on basketball during the month of March than in any month in the state’s regulated sports betting history. And while the numbers produced by Las Vegas books don’t separate college and professional basketball betting, the money coming in […]

Delta Boots Passenger Off Flight for Using the Bathroom

In the wake of United Airlines dragging a paying passenger off its flight this month and creating the greatest PR disaster in aviation history, it's important to remember something: DELTA SUCKS, TOO! We're not just saying that. Scroll...Show More Summary

‘Epic Rap Battles Of History’ Co-Star Lloyd Ahlquist Premieres New Web Series ‘Epic Studios’

It’s been nearly four months since the last Epic Rap Battles of History episode, and If you’re jonesing for a fix, that show’s co-creator has a new web series out that just might be the next best thing. Lloyd Ahlquist, known online as...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: A JFK diary, caterpillars to the rescue and the rings of Saturn

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is What Trump does in between tweets: Want to own a piece of history? In the summer of 1945, John F. Kennedy traveled across Europe working as a journalist. He kept a diary during those months on the road,Show More Summary

Faye Dunaway Finally Speaks Out About That Oscars Best Picture Flub

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

It’s been nearly two months since the 89th annual Academy Awards ended with the most awkward moment in Oscars history, and one of the people at the center of the controversy is now speaking out. Faye Dunaway, who co-presented the final award with actor Warren Beatty, sat down with “NBC Nightly News” host Lester Holt to talk about the debacle. Show More Summary

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Smashed Another Record

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last month, astronaut Peggy Whitson performed her eighth spacewalk outside the ISS, setting the record for most spacewalks by a woman. Today at 1:27am EDT, she made history yet again by breaking astronaut Jeff Williams’ record for cumulative time in space by an American astronaut, which was 534 days, 2 hours and 48… Read more...

100 Years of Communism's Bloody Legacy

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

One hundred years ago this month, Lenin detrained at Finland Station. Now, young people think George Bush killed more people than Stalin. We need some history lessons, pronto.

This chart explains why Tesla has been making history (TSLA)

For the better part of a century, there have been three major US carmakers: General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler (now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). Over the past few month, a new contender has crashed the party: Tesla. After briefly seeing its market cap rise above GM, Tesla has slipped back. Show More Summary

As We Age, Learning Important Lessons from Our Own History

By Barry Jagoda Reunions to celebrate the “good old days” are privileges of growing older. Three such emotional, memorable events happened to me this month. Joining 200 high school friends and acquaintances brought back warm memories of growing up in the suburbs of Houston 50 years ago. Then, after 40 years, getting back with Jimmy [...]Show More Summary

NPD - Switch the biggest launch for Nintendo hardware ever, second-biggest for the industry since 1995

Coming from NPD analyst Sam Naji... "March 2017 will go down in history books as the month Nintendo broke records.The Nintendo Switch had the biggest hardware launch for a Nintendo platform and the second biggest launch for any video...Show More Summary

What caused the LA Riots? We answer 8 questions on the 25th anniversary

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots happened 25 years ago this month. Here are some of the most frequent questions asked about this pivotal moment in L.A. history. When were the LA Riots? The riots started the afternoon of April 29, 1992. What led to the LA Riots? When four white Los Angeles Police Department officers

Why Putin is shy about celebrating the centenary of the Russian revolution

last weekNews : The Raw Story

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. It began in February 1917 and reached a climax eight months later in October when the Bolsheviks seized power. A year of enormous significance in the nation’s history, it has so far received little attention in 2017. It seems to be...

What's Coming to (and Leaving) Hulu in May 2017

May is a solid month for Hulu, with a number of great movies and TV series coming to the streaming service. TV highlights include Season 4B of History's Vikings, Season 2 of WGN America's Underground and Season 3 of Hulu's own dramedy Casual. If you have a Showtime subscription, new episodes of Twin... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Vikings Underground Twin Peaks

Coal ash documentary featuring Dukeville residents showing in New York

"From The Ashes" will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month: The documentary, “From the Ashes,” examines the history of coal in the United States, the long-term effects of the coal industry on communities and the future of coal. Show More Summary

Report says Nintendo Switch sales topped 2.4 million in debut month

Nintendo's previous-generation Wii U video game console may very well have been the biggest swing and miss in Nintendo's history. The company found tremendous success with the original Wii, but its attempt to recapture that magic fell short. Show More Summary

Barcelona eye another famous comeback with semis in sight

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Barcelona need another special turnaround as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday. Luis Enrique’s...Show More Summary

Group show of contemporary women artists on view at Jenkins Johnson Gallery

last weekArts : Artdaily

Jenkins Johnson Gallery is presenting Dialogues in Drawing, a group show of contemporary women artists, in honor of Women?s History Month, curated by Natasha Becker. The exhibition features Damali Abrams, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Amy Cutler, Donna Dennis, Torkwase Dyson, Anna Gudmundsdottir, Kenyatta A.C. Show More Summary

‘Outsiders’ Canceled By WGN America After 2 Seasons

A week after WGN America touted its most watched primetime month in history, the network has canceled its most watched series, drama Outsiders, after two seasons. The decision comes ahead of Outsiders‘ April 25 Season 2 finale, which will now serve as a series finale, at least on WGN America. Show More Summary

Switch Had the Best Launch Month of Any Game System in Nintendo History

After analyst reports and teases about how well the Nintendo Switch sold in March, we finally got something official. Nintendo of America, citing NPD's March numbers, has confirmed that the console-handheld hybrid sold more than 906,000...Show More Summary

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