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Man Gets Arrested, Tries to Gnaw Off His Fingerprints

People have gone to some crazy lengths to try to hide their identity from police (Exhibit A: this guy ). And then there's Kenzo Roberts. Lee County Sheriff's detectives pulled over the Florida man on Thursday as he was driving a 2015 Mercedes that was listed as stolen; they say...

Lincoln vs. Lee: How History is Distorted to Preserve Legends

As monuments to Robert E. Lee are being defaced, it is time to compare his views on race to those of the president against whom he led the Confederate Army.

Where to get that “Bruce Lee as a DJ” t-shirt Tony Stark wore in “Avengers”

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Robert Downey wore it well as Tony Stark in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and you will, too. (more…)

Blending Real Life Thrills with Social Media Relationships

Mitchell Roberts sat in his grandfather’s fishing boat on a lake in East Texas talking about the state of the exhibition industry with his mentor and granddad Cinemark founder and chairman Lee Roy Mitchell. It was then that the Texas State University freshman...Show More Summary

Confederate Nostalgia, 1975 Edition

A good use of Congress’ time in 1975. On this date, Congress voted to restore U.S. citizenship to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. On this date, in 1975. pic.twitter.com/TAZjBEN3os — Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 22, 2015 I’m glad the nation can’t issue a national official apology for slavery but can find time to rehabilitate […]

Long Beach school board to consider renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary

Long Beach Unified School District board members announced Monday they will form a committee to review all school names and determine whether to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary.

Calif. board pressured to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The Long Beach Unified School District is being pressured to change the school’s name by community members and an activist group that started an online petition three weeks ago.

Keke Palmer Talks About ‘Scream Queens’ And That Brutal Sorority House

In recent months, fans have heard from Scream Queens stars like Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, but some stars, like Keke Palmer, have remained silent on the premiere of the new Ryan Murphy horror comedy…until now. Keke Palmer isShow More Summary

Jamie Lee Curtis, Incognito At EVO, Gives ‘Scream Queens’ Sneak Peek With Lea Michele & Emma Roberts [Video]

Jamie Lee Curtis went incognito to the Las Vegas EVO Championship Series in a Vega costume from Street Fighter. With her family faithfully by her side, Jamie Lee succeeded in keeping her cover while having a great time with Curtis’ incognito masquerade, reported E News. Show More Summary

Ian McKellen Is a Fine, Complicated Mr. Holmes

The BBC show starring Benedict Cumberbatch; the CBS series starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller; the Guy Ritchie movies starring Robert Downey, Jr.: The speed at which Sherlock Holmes has become a thing again never ceases to shock this particular Sherlockian. Once upon a time, the detective was a... More »

Daily dose: The fruit of incompetence version

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

N.C. Budget Director prepares for possible, but unlikely, state government shutdown (National Law Review) -- State Budget Director Lee Roberts is querying N.C. agencies to determine which functions are critical for “health, safety and well-being” and must continue even if there is a state government shut-down. Show More Summary

Atticus Has Left the Building

America's white-centered historical narrative is on thin ice. With people spray-painting rebukes on statues of John C. Calhoun and Robert E. Lee across the South, who would have thought the first icon to be pulled off his pedestal would be Atticus Finch? Until a few days ago, Atticus was the moral pillar of fictional Maycomb, Alabama. Show More Summary

Confederate-inspired U.S. Military Service?

My friend, Richard Williams, posted something of interest this morning, and it’s got me wondering. I know how people like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson touched something within me, and inspired a sense of duty… honor… and, frankly, I knew from an early age that I was going to serve my country. It wasn’t […]

Atlantans Want to Carve Outkast Into the Side of a Mountain

Stone Mountain in Georgia has come under some scrutiny recently because it is a mountain with gigantic carvings of Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis etched into it. Some have even called for the carvings...

Lee Ohanian, Arnold Kling, and John Cochrane on the Future of Freedom, Democracy, and Prosperity

Lee Ohanian, Arnold Kling, and John Cochrane talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the future of freedom, democracy, and prosperity. Recorded in front of a live audience at Stanford University's Hoover Institution as part of a conference...Show More Summary

What We Learned about American Horror Story: Hotel and Scream Queens

The "American Horror Story and Scream Queens" panel mash-up was a high-spirited meeting of Ryan Murphy’s impressive stable of talent, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Abigail Breslin, and Keke Palmer. Here’s what we learned: The character names for American Horror Story:... More »

New Orleans mayor lays out broad plan to rid city of Confederate memorials and relics

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Mitch Landrieu aims to rid city of statues of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and other Confederate figures while he calls for the renaming of a major parkway...

Dachel Media Update: Robert Kennedy Jr on CDC Data Surrounding African-American Children, Autism and Vaccines

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs. July 9, 2015, African-American autism...

A Civil War Witch Hunt: George Gordon Meade, the Retreat from Gettysburg and the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

Part three in a series. Cross-posted at Emerging Civil War. General Robert E. Lee In part two of this series, we examined the impact of the heavy losses sustained by the command structure of the Army of the Potomac on its ability toShow More Summary

Serial Killer: Robert Lee Yates killed at least 16 persons; Sentenced to death

Victims Susan Savage [7/13/1975] Patrick Alan Oliver [7/13/1975] Stacy Elizabeth Hawn, 23 [7/7/1988] Shannon Zielinski [6/1996] Jennifer A. Joseph, 16 [7/1997] Heather Hermandez [8/1997] Darla Sue Scott [11/5/1997] Shawn L. Johnson [12/18/1997] Laurie A. Show More Summary

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