The Palestine Authority is trying to silence anybody prepared to stand up and criticise its actions or those of Mahmoud Abbas. This should worry us all Last week, Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro was released from Palestinian Authority (PA) police custody following a week-long illegal detention. Show More Summary
The Republican dream of repealing Obamacare isn’t ready to head to the morgue just yet. After previous efforts died in the Senate earlier this summer, Obamacare repeal receded, only to storm back this week. Republicans are scrambling to pass a last-ditch effort before a September 30 deadline. And they might be close to reaching the […]
The president announced to the world this week that the U.S. is a rogue state. For a red-state campaign rally, President Trump’s speech to the United Nations was a stirring package of moralistic rhetoric, nationalistic posturing, and self-righteous rage. Show More Summary
Police in India arrested another relative of a 10-year-old girl this week after new evidence indicates he allegedly raped and impregnated the girl. The young girl from Chandigarh, Punjab allegedly was raped by her uncle and became pregnant earlier this year. When her parents discovered that she was pregnant about six months into her pregnancy, […]
Our TowleREAD audio series is back this week with Parvez Sharma’s A Sinner in Mecca: A Gay Muslim’s Hajj of Defiance, a new book that chronicles Sharma’s pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, a trip that as a gay Muslim, Sharma risked his lif… Read The post A Sinner in Mecca: This Gay Muslim Risked His Life to Reveal a Side of Islam Most Have Never Seen appeared first on Towleroad.
The LG V30 arrived in South Korea this week, its first launch stop on a worldwide tour. While that’s great news for LG to finally be selling their latest flagship smartphone, we still don’t know when it’ll arrive in the US. We’ve talked about this in the past, but LG does this often. Show More Summary
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Go ahead and shake your money maker. Or not. After reports surfaced at Automotive News earlier this week that the 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from the Dodge Charger Hellcat, Dodge ChallengerShow More Summary
Benjamin Netanyahu is a huge fan of the theatrical hit of 2011. According to “Page Six,” the Israeli Prime Minister stopped by Sleep No More this week, where, like all audience members, he wore a white mask, and got to explore the Macbeth-slash-1920s-sex-party adventures the show is known for. So ... More »
If English is your first language, you might take the ability to open your mouth and effectively communicate with other English speakers for granted. Literacy Chicago is hoping to bring that ease and confidence to those who didn’t grow up speaking English, by offering free classes open to all Chicagoans....
In honor of Bi Visibility Week, I’m co-opting a piece I sent out as a newsletter during Pride Month. This The post 100 Thoughts On The 100: Happy Bi Visibility Week, Clarke! appeared first on Rogues Portal.
The kicking carousel in the NFL can move in strange ways, as illustrated by the sequence of events that led Cody Parkey to the Dolphins this season. The Dolphins once cut Caleb Sturgis in order to make Andrew Franks their kicker and Sturgis wound up replacing Parkey as the kicker in Philadelphia after Parkey was [more]
The explosive works of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a trailblazer of the New York art scene of the 1970s and 80s, are to be shown in London starting this week in his first major British exhibition. The former graffiti artist, who died in 1988...Show More Summary
Why is President Harry S. Truman on President Donald Trump’s mind this week?
Earlier this week, we reported that Google was purportedly serving ads on its premium YouTube Red service, which promises an ad-free watching experience across the board. The internet giant has now admitted it was indeed running ads on Red – which should be fully ad-free – blaming the erroneous occurrence on a technical issue. Show More Summary
Desmond Trufant missed the Falcons’ Super Bowl run last year because of a pectoral injury. He’s making up for lost time this season. The Falcons cornerback was named NFC defensive player of the week for a pair of game-changing plays against the Packers last week. Trufant picked off a pass which led to points before [more]
Hump Day is extra special this week because Amazon has some killer deals and deep discounts for us to enjoy. Highlights include $30 off the Google Wifi mesh wireless system, one of Amazon's best-selling sound bars for just $90, a massive...Show More Summary
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is officially so popular and so successful that it flat-out doesn’t need discounts to make you buy it. Here’s one anyway. PUBG, as the game is affectionately known, is fast becoming one of the biggest video game success stories of the century and as such, is rarely ever seen discounted down from its […]
This week, pigs take a beating in a downtown show and two artists use a video game to explore daddy issues. Power shifts Awol Erizku gave the paintings in “Menace II Society,” his current show at Night Gallery, unambiguous titles. A painting of a pig in a cop’s uniform, blood...
LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Yamaha's Valentino Rossi will try to make a race return in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his leg in an off-road training accident, if MotoGP doctors give him the green light.
In the faint southern constellation of Antlia the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and new observations with...Show More Summary