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Culture and Trump: Artist Edgar Arceneaux on inauguration day at LACMA recalls Reagan's inaugural gala

38 minutes agoArts : Culture Monster

Late Friday on inauguration day, several dozen people arrived at the L.A. County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater to consider the transition of power to a new president. But it had nothing to do with Donald Trump. Instead, the event was focused on Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inaugural gala, which was hosted...

Michael Davis: No Sex On The Good Ship Lollipop

In the 1960s, the Black Panthers were the number one target of the FBI. They were viewed as terrorists and J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime leader of the most powerful police force in the world, was hell bent on getting rid of them by hook or by crook. Yep, hook or crook. It’s no secret […]

Announcing the Edgar Nominees (Get Ready to Scroll)

The 2017 Edgar Award nominees have been announced. If you're a regular reader of our editors' recommendations, you'll have seen many of these books mentioned in 2016. Here are the Edgar nominees in key categories:

Take a pass on the neo-noir 'Detour' and reach for the Edgar G. Ulmer film

Pretty and nasty, tricky and trite, the neo-noir “Detour” from writer/director Christopher Smith (“Black Death,” “Severance”) wants to lure you in with the simplest of set-ups, then tickle you with a gimmick that should have been left in the idea drawer. A brooding Tye Sheridan, whose kid turn...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities, though?

A Vengeful Arch-Nemesis Taught You Fake News About Edgar Allan Poe

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This is a true story about fabrications that improbably became common knowledge. The protagonist is a poet whose name you’ll recognize, but whose life is still widely mischaracterized. It would have been his birthday today, Jan. 19.Show More Summary

New York Today: New York Today: Searching for Poe

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Thursday: Edgar Allan Poe’s New York, demonstrating at a Trump hotel, and Hillary Clinton’s cookies.

Baseball Hall of Fame full voting results 2017: Edgar Martinez, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens gain support

Martinez saw a huge spike from 2016, up from 43.4% to 58.6% Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez got the ultimate call on Wednesday, voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Those...Show More Summary

John Edgar Park's mystery box DIYs

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

John Park made a couple of videos with instructions on how to make two very cool mystery boxes. One is a wood box that opens only when you place a special item on the lid. The other is a deck of cards that makes a Morse Code sound when the deck is in free fall.

Pizzagaters Invent Dumb New Conspiracy to Bolster Their Already Ridiculous Claims

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pizzagate’s days in the limelight are waning. Even Edgar Welsh—the 28-year-old who entered Comet Ping Pong armed with several firearms to “investigate” the made-up child trafficking claims—has hardly been in the news lately. So it came time for Pizzagate’s trolls and true believers to invent a new conspiracy. And boy,… Read more...

Was 2016 the year the world turned its back on free trade?

Edgar Su/Reuters Julien Chaisse, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Qian Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong Fear of and misunderstanding about free trade and globalisation brought us a turbulent 2016. And the last few months have...Show More Summary

Martin Luther King’s Last Flight

Travel may be my main gig, but I am a student of U.S. history at heart. As Martin Luther King Jr. day is observed today, I recount an anecdote about his last commercial flight. J. Edgar Hoover, former director of the FBI, did not like Martin Luther King Jr. He called him the “most notorious liar […] The post Martin Luther King’s Last Flight appeared first on Live and Let's Fly.

UFC Star Frankie Edgar Says He'd Like BJ Penn To Retire (VIDEO)

BJ Penn should hang 'em up 'cause he's a shell of the dominant fighter he once was... so says former UFC champion Frankie Edgar. Penn, 38 years old, returned to the Octagon Sunday night after a 3 year layoff... and was absolutely DESTROYED by…

impressionism-art-blog: Dancers on the Scenery by Edgar...

impressionism-art-blog: Dancers on the Scenery by Edgar Degas Medium: oil on panel

Time Inc. Board Authorizes Sale Negotiations – Report

Time Inc.’s board has authorized execs to begin sale talks as early as next week with bidders including Meredith Corp. and a consortium led by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Bloomberg reports citing “people familiar with the matter.” The boardShow More Summary

The Engadget Podcast Ep 24: The Biggest Lie

Senior editors Edgar Alvarez and Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to discuss the biggest stories of the week, including Facebook's Journalism Project and the Emoji takeover of Monopoly. Then they'll talk about Volkswagen's massive settlement and pending indictments. Plus they'll try to recap Dieselgate without messing up the timeline.

3 Wonderfully Inspiring Lessons Learned from Classic Literature

Study the classics, they say, but make your own rules. In a similar tone, Edgar Degas claims that “Art is... The post 3 Wonderfully Inspiring Lessons Learned from Classic Literature appeared first on Lifehack. There's nothing inherently wrong with goofy, uninspiring new movies and cheap fiction novels, but the classic literature has so much more to offer.

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