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This Week in Fiction: Stephen King

Your story in this week’s issue, “A Death,” is about the murder of a young girl and the man suspected of killing her. The story opens with Jim Trusdale’s arrest. Did you know from the outset what crime he would be accused of? I knew he’d be arrested for killing a young girl after stealing her birthday dollar, but that was all I knew. Show More Summary

Economists React: China Rate Cut Effects Likely Muted, Reforms in Focus

China’s central bank cut interest rates for the second time in less than four months, days ahead of the opening of its annual national legislative session, in an apparent move to boost market sentiment and juice slowing economic gro...

Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation Pawn Structure ... and more

Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation Pawn StructurePosted on February 27,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. The Ruy Lopez is known as one of the longest-living openings in the history of chess. Show More Summary

Virgin Australia opens new international strategy with Fiji

Fiji will be served in peak periods from 4 April by Virgin Australia A330-200s as well as the 737s which fly its current schedule on routes between Australia and Nadi, marking the start of its recently foreshadowed new international initiatives. This is the first use of the Airbus wide body on international routes by Virgin [...]

‘Teaching 1613, An Algorithmic Incoherence’, or, the results of an experiment in automatic transcription

I loaded the audio of the opening remarks I made at last year’s Champlain Colloquium at Carleton into Youtube, to see what Google’s automatic transcription would make of it. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, ‘Teaching 1613, An Algorithmic Incoherence’ 0:00 maize from these critical encounters I’m yours and 0:04 think back to my high […]

Deployed Father Renders First Salute to Son

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Master Sgt. Marshall Rader opened up a laptop and turned on a projector atop the conference room table at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, May 10. He then o......

Mets Insider: Zack Wheeler in Opening Day conversation

Last March, Zack Wheeler was disappointed. Entering his first full major league season, the Mets righthander wanted to be taken seriously.

Another Open Thread

You’ve all been good, so treats for everyone: Actually not sure where Ginger was in this pic, since she is such a chow hound, she never misses treats. Rosie, of course, is throwing shade at the camera. Such a bitch. Here are Thurston and Lily taking a nap: Thurston is such a ham- as soon [Read more...]

Open thread for night owls: Eastern Seaboard saw sea level rise of 5 inches in two years

Grist: In just two years, 2009 and 2010, sea levels along the Atlantic coast north of New York City jumped up by more than 5 inches, according to a paper published this week in the journal Nature Communications. That might not seem like...Show More Summary

TV Club: Looking: “Looking For A Plot”

“Looking For A Plot” opens as it should, with Patrick’s head in his hands the morning after his Halloween audition for the local Real Housewives franchise. Agustín, Dom, and Doris are giving him a hard time, but everyone’s taking his speech as an embarrassing night and nothing more, so he gets off pretty easy if you ask me. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian Covers 'Adweek': My Family Is a 'Normal Family'

Kim Kardashian goes for a leather look on the cover of Adweek‘s latest issue. Here’s what the 34-year-old reality star had to share with the mag: On if she’ll continue being open to sharing on social media: “You never know. I love sharing my world with people, so I don’t see me just having a [...]

Noel Gallagher Opens Up About Living In London

With much of his youthful snarl transforming into a low tempered growl, English rock icon Noel Gallagher has become much more philosophical since his move to London, since the turn of the millennium. The 47-year-old Mancunian sat down...Show More Summary

Empire of the Senseless: Group exhibition opens at Friedman Benda

4 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Friedman Benda announces Empire of the Senseless, on view through March 28, 2015. Using Acker?s work as a jumping off point, Curator and Director Thorsten Albertz has invited six artists to use painting to reflect on their unique explorations of reality. Show More Summary

'The Potential of the Unconscious: Moving Parallels in Photographic Art' opens at MACT/CACT

4 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Potential of the Unconscious: Moving Parallels in Photographic Art is the title of the exhibition that inaugurates the 2015 season at the MACT/CACT, featuring artists who either work primarily with the camera or who draw on its potential,...Show More Summary

Art photographer Marie Cécile Thijs exhibits in Maastricht

4 hours agoArts : Artdaily

?Museum aan het Vrijthof? in Maastricht opened a major exhibition of works by Dutch photographer Marie Cécile Thijs during and around the TEFAF Maastricht, the world?s greatest art and antiques fair (13-22 March). Almost 20 years ago,...Show More Summary

Gerhard Richter presents new hanging of his work in galleries at the Albertinum

4 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Following the reopening of the Albertinum in June 2010, Gerhard Richter is reinstalling both of the exhibition rooms that have been dedicated to him. At the centre of the presentation, which will be opened to the public on 28 February, is a series of four large-format 'Abstrakten Bildern (937/1-4)' that were created in the last 12 months. Show More Summary

Will Smith's 'Focus' Tops Box Office With $19.1 Million

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to...Show More Summary

Men's Tennis Players with the Most to Prove in March

Now is the time for the men on the ATP Tour to be hitting their stride with the Davis Cup, Masters 1000 events and French Open all in the not-too-distant future. Such is the nature of tennis, though, that there are still players with...Show More Summary

Stay Cozy and Welcome Spring With Our March Must Haves

5 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

This month, we're welcoming Spring with open arms, but staying cozy while we do. We're gearing up with fun crops and light jackets to layer up during our workouts, then taking in a few fun outdoor events that celebrate the season. Check out our must haves for March!

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