photo: Magic Circle at Public Assembly in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman) Boston doom band Magic Circle are playing some shows here and there in 2016 after releasing the excellent LP Journey Blind in 2015. They'll be in NYC in...
One of the best ways to overcome any fear is to confront it, though this isn’t always practical. To practice public speaking, for example, you would first need to assemble an audience. Fortunately for glossophobics, there’s now an app...Show More Summary
I haven't gone there to poke around yet, but I've been getting e-mail update on the Slings & Arrows guide opening up its review archives to the public. This has been done now. Until archivists figure out how to better catalog the best...Show More Summary
In response to rapid spread of Zika virus, the World Health Organization are to discuss whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.
Representatives of Dover, comiXology and Amazon have announced today via press release that they've reached an agreement to sell Dover's graphic novel line through Amazon's digital programs including Kindle and the comics-focused comiXology platform. The announcement comes with a significant drop of digital material now available. Show More Summary
Americans are buried in an avalanche of public opinion poll results. As a service to Huffington Post readers, we've assembled a list of things worth knowing and remembering when dealing with polls and opinion data presented in the media. Show More Summary
As soon as the gavel drops on April 25 to open the 2016 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, every single word spoken publicly in the legislature will be recorded and transcribed by Capitol Hound. Subscribers to Capitol Hound, which is run by the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina, receive...
The Maryland General Assembly will consider moving ahead on some police reform items Wednesday after the Workgroup on Public Safety and Policing issued over 20 recommendations Monday. In the wake of mass protests and unrest after Freddie...Show More Summary
Following a previous announcement of their new bread wheat genome assembly, a landmark resource is now publically available to download for full analysis.
Leading on from The Genome Analysis Centre's (TGAC) previous announcement of their new bread wheat genome assembly, the landmark resource is now publically available to download at the European Bioinformatics Institute's (EMBL-EBI) Ensembl database for full analysis. read more
Most efforts to end bullying -- the PSAs, assemblies and high-level policy discussions -- come from adults. But what if students had a say? In 2012, Princeton psychology and public affairs professor Elizabeth Levy Paluck and her fellow researchers decided to test that idea: They gave the students...
Welcome to this week’s Reading List, where you’ll find the best popular technology and science stories on the internet assembled in one delightful package. This week: flawed forensics, robotic probes and the US Postal Service. Read more...
There's an e-mail that almost slipped past me announcing the launch of the inaugural issue of the Comics Studies Society newsletter. That's the group that was formed in 2014 at ICAF (they had their first public meetings, anyway; sometimes...Show More Summary
"Let me say publicly what I said privately earlier today: no person in any country should be detained for exercising universal freedoms of expression, assembly and conscience" —Hillary Clinton in Burma on December 1, 2011 EDITOR'S NOTE: We'll be publishing slightly fewer articles over the Holiday break. Show More Summary
Despite public requests (pleas) from Dez Bryant and Calvin Johnson, Roger Goodell’s newly assembled catch rule committee (it’s like the dorkiest version of the Avengers imaginable) will get to work on the task of determining what is and isn’t a catch. This season has been rife with inconsistencies over the matter, and recently, announcers have […]
The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 17 goals and 169 targets to eradicate poverty, eliminate inequality, and fight climate change over the next 15 years. It's an extraordinarily...Show More Summary
“Assemble’s win signifies a larger move away from the gallery into public space that is becoming ever more privatised. It shows a revulsion for the excesses of the art market, and a turn away from the creation of objects for that market.”
(John Hinderaker) This morning the whole Power Line crew assembled to discuss the issues of the day—specifically, the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, the crazed liberal responses thereto, and the attack’s public policy implications with respect to, most notably, immigration. Show More Summary
When former Assembly Speaker Silver was convicted, there was also a second conviction: Albany's way of conducting the public's business.
Of the hundreds of “best of the year” lists assembled by various publications around the world, Sight & Sound magazine’s top 20 always tends to be the most fascinating. This year is no different. It’s hard to argue with any list that finds...Show More Summary