Topic: Books Where do the impeccably selected libraries that appear in society pages and design magazines come from? Many are the work of private library curators - who scour the world to find the books that will both look pleasing on the shelf and reflect the interests of the library's owner. From The man who builds up private libraries - book by rare book - BBC News
(Paul Mirengoff) Anthea Butler, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, takes to the pages of the Washington Post to advance the proposition that “racial hatred and white supremacy...continue to pervade our society.” She relies mainly on media coverage of the Charleston massacre and other instances of racial violence. Show More Summary
The LAT's editorial page calls for Snowden to return to the US to be put on trial because we live in a "society of laws," but this commitment to the rule of law only reaches to a single source, and not the many "unnamed sources" who reveal secrets that have been tacitly cleared by the US government. Read the rest
"I am SO awake right now!" :P This adorable fuzzlet is Kona. She's up for adoption with the Sacramento House Rabbit Society in Sacramento, CA. Read more about Kona on her Petfinder page here. Good luck bun! Hope you're adopted...
So I saw this story posted today on the Facebook page of our friends at the Antietam Paranormal Society. I’m not sure how true this story is (it’s from the Examiner), but considering recent events in the paranormal community, as well as comments on this planner’s Facebook page, it’s hard to dismiss it. There seems to be […]
Researchers from the Humane Society of the United States painstakingly reviewed hundreds of pages of state and federal inspection records to uncover and expose the worst 100 puppy mills in the United States and just released their 2015 report, according to the DoDo. Show More Summary
A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. As a physician, you never quite get used to being paged in the middle of the night. The shrill tones emitted via a radio frequency device that seems squarely stuck in the 1980s are almost always the first sign of something gone wrong, […]
During the Arab Spring, the revolution in Egypt was often described as a Facebook Revolution. On Facebook pages like "We are all Khaled Said," Egyptian civil society organized itself and coordinated its protests in Tahrir Square. Even...Show More Summary
"I win!" "...Ermph!" :P This adorable twosome are Peaches and Cream, a bonded pair up for adoption with the Missouri House Rabbit Society in Chesterfield, MO. Read more about them on their Petfinder page here. Good luck buns! Hope you're...
Living according to moral principles in an increasingly authoritarian society dominated by the belligerently depraved comes at a price. Currently that price in Oregon is $135,000: An Oregon commission proposed
By Ed Walker of Emptywheel.net. You can follow him at Twitter at @MasaccioEW, and here’s his author page at Firedoglake. It is a truth universally acknowledged by all good citizens that markets are the only way to organize a society. The implication is that the role of government is to support and protect the operations […]
“You’ll see it’s exactly like her novels. Everyone here is from their pages,” Laura Shapiro said, when I told her that this was my first time at the Barbara Pym Society’s annual North American conference. It was a Friday night in the...Show More Summary
Facebook reader Chuck Simons directed us toward today’s carspotting photo, courtesy the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s page, where the administrators are looking for some help identifying the vehicles in the photo. What do you see here?
Atlas Shrugged Part II: The Strike The most noticeable and jarring change between the first and second Atlas movies is that this one has an entirely new cast. This page from the Atlas Society explains why: Part 1 was shot in a rush to keep John Aglialoro’s rights from expiring, and the time pressure and [Read More...]
(Photos Courtesy of Cindy Ord, Getty Images) Excerpt from City Lately, New York Society Pages On Thursday, The Guggenheim Museum hosted its annual Young Collector's Party. The evening supported The Guggenheim Museum in its pursuit to procure works by emerging contemporary artists. Show More Summary
It has not been a good week for frats – the all-male university societies named after Greek letters meant to provide students with a family-like support system. Sordid images were discovered on two private Facebook pages operated by members of Penn State fraternity Kappa Delta Rho, including some...
The sad part is going through decades of a life having to pretend because of what society expects of you. His shame over his secret obsession is what actually drove him to eventually become the world’s greatest athlete, winning an Olympic gold medal in the?? decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, a source [...]
Just when you think you've seen it all -- think again. The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia shared photos of a very special pup that's available for adoption on its Facebook page earlier this week. Rami, a delightful pit bull-dachshund mix, has been attracting quite a bit of buzz on the Internet. Show More Summary
A couple of days ago, the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia dropped a bomb on its Facebook page: A Pit Bull-Dachshund mix, with a face that screams "bad-ass wiener dog coming through, folks." Look at this incredibleShow More Summary
Rami is an interesting looking dog. The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society recently put up photos of a Dachshund / Pit bull mix on their Facebook page in order to generate interest in her adoption. And, well, the photos of this “wiener bull” have definitely generated interest. The shelter said that it received tons of applications after posting […]