The Panthers doubled up on defensive tackles to open the draft, and now they’ve gotten half of them under contract. The team just announced they had signed second-rounder Kawann Short, the 44th overall pick. “We are very pleased to have Kawann under contract,” Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman said. “We felt he was the best…
A groundbreaking paperless public library system will open in Texas this year, the BBC reports. Bexar County's $1.5-million BiblioTech project will open its first library branch without a single print book.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale – meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger. read more
Brad Pitt may have spent seven years married to Jennifer Aniston, but he says since shacking up with Angelina Jolie, " I haven't known life to be any happier." The 49-year-old actor recently opened up to Esquire magazine, admitting that pre-Angelina he was more of a "drifter." “For a long time I thought I did too much damage — drug damage. Show More Summary
Comedian April Macie stopped by Howard Stern on Monday where she recounted a tale about the time she went to a hotel party “five or six years ago” with Lance Armstrong who apparently is very open about asking women he just met to eat his anus. So right about now is where you want to Read More...
It has perhaps never been more clear that Serena Williams is the most dominant force in women's tennis. The 31-year-old American has won a whopping 22 matches in a row, including three clay titles in a row leading up to next week's French Open. Show More Summary
It uses that first distorted General Zod teaser, but then it opens the hell up and brings on the mass destruction, heat vision, plane punching, genocidal threats...and skulls. Begone with you,...
With Boy Scout leaders preparing to vote Thursday on whether to accept openly gay Scouts, protesters on both sides are descending upon the suburb of Grapevine, Tex. People from various perspectives who are interested in the vote outcome – scheduled to be announced around 5 p.m. Show More Summary
Attention-grabbing headlines are the name of the game in news business. The advent of search engine analytics has somehow made the practice all the more absurd, bordering on desperate, as media outlets and bloggists (like us) vie for your valuable page views.... Read Full Post
In his opening statements at today’s House Oversight Committee hearing, Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) was highly skeptical that the IRS’s targeting was the work of “two rogue agents” as the White House claims. He pointed out that the...Show More Summary
Lord Bell opened the summer party season last night, with martinis on the back lawn of Lancaster House. It was a reception for the marriage of money and power. Norman… Continue reading The post Summer party season begins appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
[the opening track from Julia Holter's Loud City Song, out August 20 on Domino]
It’s fashionable to say Downing Street isn’t very good at strategy. So fashionable, in fact, that sometimes journalists worry they’re being unfair to the Tory leadership. But today we saw… Continue reading The post Cameron leaves the goal open for Clegg and Miliband on tax avoidance appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
There was a time, and it wasn't all that long ago, that I believed Josh Barnett would never sign with the UFC. After Strikeforce was finally put in the ground once and for all, Barnett opened negotiations with the UFC. It seemed like...Show More Summary
BEIJING – The opening moments of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s new video (available on the artist’s website) set the tone for the next five minutes and 13 seconds. Against pounding guitar chords reminiscent of a Metallica classic, Ai is seen handcuffed and wearing a black...
The 2013 French Open is just days away from getting underway, with plenty of drama and intrigue to be found in both the men's and women's tournaments this year. From the re-emergence of Rafael Nadal as the hot favorite for the tournament...Show More Summary
Yesterday saw the opening salvo of what is sure to become a heated debate over the new ‘technical standards’ for the EU’s banker bonus rules. Why is this so important? Well, these rules will essentially determine how far reaching the EU's already controversial bankers' bonus cap will be. Show More Summary
Submissions invited: If you’d like a fresh look at your opening chapter or prologue, please email your submission to me re the directions at the bottom of this post. The Flogometer challenge: can you craft a first page that compels....
Ben Bernanke is testifying in front of Congress today about the state of the economy. His full opening statement is here. Warning: It's very dry. He recapitulates the state of the economy, and then says that fiscal austerity was a drag, and that easing is still helpful. Show More Summary
Sergio Garcia made a fried chicken joke about Tiger Woods at an awards gala in England last night. When he was jokingly asked whether he'd invite Tiger over for dinner at the US Open, Sergio said, "We will have him 'round every night. Show More Summary