It's always interesting to discover how the rest of the world views your country and this, the second album by Strigalev's six piece Smiling Organizm, was apparently inspired by his time in England. So while we might reasonably expect a paean to the joys of tea, queue etiquette and appalling public...
The 2015 Australian Open has been filled with entertaining matchups and unforeseen upsets, but the focus has shifted to the women’s Grand Slam final between No. 1 seed Serena Williams and No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova. The two women have...Show More Summary
A topic that I have talked around is Pip the Troll. I’m, uh, not exactly sure what to say about the character. In Thanos vs. Hulk #1, he’s a plot mechanism more than an actual character. Pip kidnaps Bruce Banner because Balstaar kidnapped Heater Delight and, as a result, feels bad and ‘tricks’ Thanos into […]
Back in 1996, when I organized my first exhibition of Spanish colonial art in New York City, I included a group of fascinating works portraying racial types from Ecuador. The paintings were part of a set of six canvases, four of which had just been acquired by a private collector. Show More Summary
The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America is on view at the Portland Museum of Art January 30, 2015 through April 26, 2015. Organized by the New-York Historical Society, The Coast & the Sea features 52 marine paintings and 10 maritime artifacts from New-York Historical Society?s large and impressive collection. Show More Summary
1937. "Woman demonstrating gearshift operation in Pontiac sedan." Adding another page to our exhaustive, excruciatingly detailed visual record of early Pontiac marketing in the Bay Area. 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.
As reported in the StarTribune:The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about...In eight of 13 science-oriented...Show More Summary
For most of this week, I was pretty sick. There was an upside, though: it gave me the opportunity to stumble across one of Kyle Landry's piano marathons on Twitch. That night, he became one of the most viewed anythings on Twitch, nearly beating Counter-Strike, Hearthstone, and Dying Light. Read more...
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced his resignation as two lawmakers jockeyed for his position Friday following federal charges that the longtime leader took nearly $4 million in... To view the full story, click the title link.
The outpouring support for Marshawn Lynch over the last few weeks stands in stark contrast to the way he was viewed earlier in his career as a Buffalo Bill. Then, and even following his trade to the Seattle Seahawks, Lynch was considered something of a pariah, unable to keep it together on and off the field. Oh, how the times have changed. Show More Summary
America is the world’s great island nation: we constantly register our puzzlement that the world does not share our laws and values by insisting that they mostly do, or will soon, or only don’t because of some peculiar oddity, intrinsic to their being, well, foreign. Show More Summary
As more Super Bowl commercials hit YouTube, like this SNICKERS® – “The Brady Bunch” ad that’s received more than 1.6 million views on YouTube in the 24-hour or so period since it was uploaded on the SnickersBrand YouTube Channel on January 29, the viewership of funny videos like those hits the proverbial roof. Show More Summary
Prosecutors’ aggressive view of the law has already irked appeals judges, and the Supreme Court may be next. A case on the definition of an illegal tip could give Justice Scalia his long-sought chance to rein in Wall Street watchdogs. Their loss would be a win for clearer rules.
Shake Shake’s red hot IPO and first day of trading Friday—with shares opening at $47, up 124%—are creating high expectations for the company that started out as a humble hot dog... To view the full story, click the title link.
In beer halls, bars and restaurants, the curious and carnivorous will gather to partake in what has become a time-honored rite: watching the Super Bowl. With corporations shelling out millions for... To view the full story, click the title link.
A new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll finds that just 40% of Republicans likely to participate in the 2016 Iowa caucuses viewed Mitt Romney unfavorably, while his approval rating dropped was just 57%. Likely caucus-goers were also skeptical about [...] The post Romney Faced a Big Hurdle in Iowa appeared first on Political Wire.
Talks of ESPN's standalone options are nothing new, and for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the network is offering a cable-free standalone subscription. Access to the event's six-week slate of 49 matches will cost viewers $100 for viewing on the web. Te...
The laundry chutes at New York-Presbyterian might be the dirtiest place in the hospital. Workers at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center were unnecessarily exposed to numerous... To view the full story, click the title link.
Mary Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has spent some time in the spotlight over the past few years. She married her wife in 2012 and has championed gay marriage for many years. Her views have sometimes been controversial...Show More Summary
With the presidential election looming on February 14, Nigeria is at a crossroads. The outcome of the election will have serious implications both for the country itself and for how it is viewed around the world. This election is taking...Show More Summary