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Toni Morrison Breaks Down The Reality Of Race On The Colbert Report

Toni Morrison has a way with words, on and off the page. The Nobel Prize winning author joined Stephen Colbert for an interview Wednesday night to discuss her legendary body of work and the reality of race in American society. With the ease and grace of a seasoned comedian, Morrison hit Colbert with a series of jokes in his own studio. Show More Summary

The Ouija Files: Talking Board Historical Society Goes Public

BY BRANDON HODGEFans of Ouija now have a new avenue to celebrate their passion for the mysterious talking boards. This week, the Talking Board Historical Society debuted a new Facebook page that exploded in popularity overnight. Though...Show More Summary

Inside One Of Manhattan's Most Expensive Townhouses

  When wealthy leather merchant and special police deputy Julien Stevens Ulman married Gertrude Oldfield Barclay in April of 1901 (their engagement made the society pages), he was tasked with finding a home in Manhattan for the couple. Show More Summary

The Jihad Origins of the Oklahoma Beheader’s Hamas Mosque

At first, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) had denied knowing or being familiar with beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael, nee Alton Nolan. When pictures emerged of Jah’Keem praying at the mosque on his Facebook page, the mosque’s story radically changed. Show More Summary

Hannah Wheaton, Hard-Working Versifier

Yesterday I noted how the American Antiquarian Society recently found Ezekiel Russell’s 1787 broadside lamenting a fire in Boston’s South End credited the author not just as “H.W.” but as “Miss H---. W---.”That WorldCat page speculates about those initials:Possibly by Hannah Wheaton, the author of several poems published during the 1790s. Show More Summary

Live Long And Pawsper

“I found this adorable photo on the Seattle Humane Society Facebook page. Thought I would share this as my personal animal family is not very Cute today – the cat has exploded with loose shedding fur..the Guinea Pigs are being (WHEEK! WHEEK!) obnoxious (WHEEK!)..the Rats are hiding in a new snuggle nest and the Salamander […]

Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

If judged exclusively by the front page news, distrust within society is accelerating. While the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and London Riots are now distant and seemingly isolated in time, there remains a strong undercurrent of irreverence and distrust within the global populous. Show More Summary

New Facebook Page for the Society for Catholic Liturgy

Check out and "like" the Society's new Facebook page. There you'll find updates on the upcoming conference in Colorado Springs and other events, as well as information about the latest issues of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal.

5 Support Systems Entrepreneurs' Staff Need to Thrive

Today, successful entrepreneurs are the ones driving breakthroughs in society. We can rattle the big ones off by name. Gates. Bezos. Musk. Page. Branson. Behind each of these visionaries is at least one assistant or project manager who...Show More Summary

Sunday Fun: How Professors Spend Their Time

It’s back-to-school season!  Professors, I thought you might enjoy this bit from PhD Comics: Via The Society Pages Editor’s Desk. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Saturday hate mail-a-palooza: The exact opposite of a post-racial society

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

For today's source material, I was going to originally go with this, the racist comments in a fundraising page for Darren Wilson the murderer cop, but then they pulled the comments. So I wrote up an Ann Coulter column instead. But thanks...Show More Summary

Cases for Discussion - data, ethics, and civil society

Last year when I wrote the Blueprint 2014 I included a few scenarios regarding nonprofits, foundations and the uses of digital data (see pages 22-23).Now we're on the brink of hosting an entire conference on the Ethics of Data in Civil Society.We're pulling together resources from the field and from scholars. Show More Summary


Lois Lowry’s 1993 children’s novel The Giver is a masterpiece of dystopian fiction. In less than 200 pages, without much plot to speak of, Lowry slowly and gently pulls the curtain back on a society so totalitarian it outlaws pets, music, colors, wet dreams, and grandparents. Show More Summary

rock rock rock

"Look, Ma! I'm a Weeble!!" :D This bowl bunny is Hendrix, an incredibly adorable boy who's up for adoption with the Cache Humane Society in Logan, UT. You can find out more about him through his Petfinder page here... good...

What Does the Lackluster Attitude Towards Rape and Sexual Assault Say About American Society?

The New York Times recently had two front page articles about rape and sexual assault being treated in a lackluster manner. The July 13, 2014 article detailed why a freshman college student ended up wishing she'd kept silent about being sexually assaulted by football players because of the way the college and fellow students treated her. Show More Summary

Va. GOP Official Resigns After Controversial Facebook Post About Muslims

A Virginia GOP official resigned after posting a controversial message on his Facebook page which questioned whether Muslim Americans have made positive contributions to U.S. society. Bob FitzSimmonds, treasurer of the state Republican...Show More Summary

What Do You Want Gizmodo To Do More Of?

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Gizmodo began as a compendium of gadgets; page after page of strictly hardware and gear. But in the decade since, the ways society talks about and interacts with technology have evolved. This site has, too. And as we continue to, I'd like to know what you want to see us doing more of—or less—along the way. Read more...

It even has a sunroof!

"This box has everything! I'll take it!" :P This playful bun is Spring, she's up for adoption with The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County in Tacoma, WA. Read more about Spring on her Petfinder page here. Good luck...

Review: Bar Primi Rocks The Bowery With Cheap, Delicious Pasta

It's 9 p.m. at Andrew Carmellini's Bar Primi, and half the guests wouldn't be out of place in the society pages of Vanity Fair. It would make sense if this were an East Hampton pool party, and not a...

National Geographic Using Recycled Paper

The National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. This expanded use of recycled paper comes as a result of close collaboration with Green America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Show More Summary

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