For Betty’s CrackerDaughter, and the computer geeks, and the LGBT historians, and everyone else who has reason to be grateful to Alan Turing (which means, of course, all of us, especially here on the internet). Anybody here know where I might find a copy of the BBC production of Breaking the Code? I’ll admit I [Read more...]
On this blessed afternoon of July 21, 2014, the gates of heaven themselves have opened to bestow upon us answers to several of the questions that have been tormenting us, as a people, for weeks now. Questions such as, "What is a 'Preserve'? " and "But how do I achieve a curated life?" and "Can I pull off a Navajo-blanket poncho over overalls ?" Read more...
Just when we thought we'd seen everything there is the see when it comes to the Harry Potter world, the past few weeks have brought us back into the wizarding world more than ever. Universal Orlando opened the Diagon Alley expansion to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to really give us the chance to experience the magic. Show More Summary
Open seat races in Michigan and Iowa have led the way with the highest percentage of undecided voters in 2014 polling among the 16 states with key U.S. Senate contests.
The patently brutal and disastrous Israeli policy in Gaza is at last opening space inside the US mainstream media to express criticism of Israel. The conflict is repulsing the mainstream much as the massacres of Cast Lead five years ago forever alienated the US left.
Men In Kilts, a window and exterior building cleaning company, has taken their kilted lads down south. CEO, Tressa Wood comments, “We’re very excited to bring the Men In Kilts concept to the US and open our first franchise location in Seattle; it’s the perfect city to launch in as we begin our US expansion.” […]
US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews Sunday. Kerry was heard talking about Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza to a State Department official identified as Jonathan Finer just before appearing on the "Fox News Sunday" political talk show. Show More Summary
(Scott Meyer’s website) Netroots Nation 2015 will be in Phoenix: … [L]et us tell you why we are going to Phoenix. We are going there because that’s where our voices and presence are needed right now. We’re going there because that’s where organizing power is needed right now. We’re going there because that’s where we [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
See the opening section of the game (spoilers). A new batch of The Last of Us Remastered screenshots has been posted online. Click here to read the full article
Twirling in her pink tutu, slightly tattered and always a little dirty, my niece opens her arms wide, calling for all of us to…
Last month we learned that the Commerce Department gave two US companies permission to export condensate that would otherwise be trapped here under a 1970s-vintage ban on oil exports. This validates the view that the administration has the statutory authority necessary to allow such exports. read more
The film version of Boris Vian's Froth on the Daydream -- recently re-published as Mood Indigo in a movie-tie-in edition --, directed by Michel Gondry (see the distributor's page) has now also opened in the US -- on all of two screens...Show More Summary
Submited by Erico Tavares of Sinclair & Co. Are US doors really open? A quick look at the ‘other’ immigration "We live in a new and exceptional age. America is another name for Opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort...Show More Summary
The final round of The Open Championship (which a lot of us Americans call the British Open) is underway. The leader, Rory McIlroy, is blowing away the field this week. He's currently at -17 having just parred the second. Rickie...
During the Open Championship this week, ESPN has provided us with little drips and drabs of the great BBC announcer Peter Alliss. On Thursday and Friday, he appeared with Scott Van Pelt for about an hour doing not only commentary on the golf, but anything else they could discuss like The Beatles since the tournament […]
The World Cup taught us it's OK to feel patriotic pride, when we open ourselves up to the world
A fun journey away from the Open this morning with Golf World editor Jaime Diaz took us
We know that feeling and expressing gratitude is a good thing. But what needs to happen inside us so that we’re more mindful and present for the experience of gratitude? How can the experience of gratitude open us to life more deeply and connect us more intimately with each other? Recognizing Gratitude is a sense […]
In 2000, the US ambassador to Germany said that the winning strategy of the US relationship with Germany was the manner in which the two nations work together as a team, in concert with each other in an open way of dealing with each other. Show More Summary
Last week was a pisser, wasn't it? I think we all need a bit of a palate-cleanser Something to ground us in reality after the surreal behavior of our oh-so-dedicated Commander-in-Chief. How about this?...