The Washington Post: NAPLES, Italy — The faithful here are still talking about Pope Francis and the holy blood. On an official trip to this ancient city in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius, Pope Francis entered the local cathedral to pray to Januarius, the patron saint of Naples. Show More Summary
LISBON — Even as she was the subject of the exhibition The Sacred and the Profane in 1997 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, I had never heard of the Counter-Reformation Baroque (and Bodegón) painter Josefa de Óbidos (1630–1684), before a trip to Lisbon.
The Nae Nae is still a really hot dance in the sports world. This time, Stefanie Dolson of the Washington Mystics did a Whip/Nae Nae battle with the Wizards' G-Wiz at the Wizard Girls auditions. There's some bonus Harlem Shaking at the...Show More Summary
With a win against the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night, the Washington Mystics went rolling into the all-star break with a 9-6 record and a (...)
WASHINGTON D.C. – In a matchup against the New York Liberty, her team’s conference rivals, Emma Messeeman was given an important (...)
Charles had 21 points in the Liberty’s victory over the Washington Mystics.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the game tied 67-67 and 2:03 left in the 4th quarter, Mystics guard Kara Lawson was driving to the basket and (...)
WASHINGTON — “He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself. He shows us just how inseparable is the bond between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace.” At the beginning of his encyclical [...]Show More Summary
Ivory Latta scored 20 points as the visiting Washington Mystics beat the Liberty, 74-59.
The team acknowledged that its presentation for a Black History Month social media campaign "may have missed the mark." Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, did what many teams do in February: honor Black History Month with a social media campaign. Show More Summary
Thomas Frank at The Baffler writes Veiled Pensioners of the Mystic Sofa: ?The George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, is a towering structure, a replica of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt—or, at least, a replica of what people used to think the ancient lighthouse looked like. Show More Summary
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 18 points and Monique Currie added 16 to lead the Washington Mystics to a 79-75 victory over the Sparks on Thursday night at Staples Center.
This does not bode well for the dance-off with Barack Obama. You may remember Stefanie Dolson as the former UConn basketball player (and new Washington Mystic) who challenged Barack Obama to a dance-off if the Huskies won a second national championship. Show More Summary
Ivory Latta scored 14 points and hit clutch shots in all three overtime sessions and the Washington Mystics survived 31 turnovers for a 92-84 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday.
Almost five years ago, The Post’s Mike Wise wrote about why the Washington Mystics — a team with a sizable lesbian fan base — do not employ the Kiss Cam at their games. The risk of offending someone by showing two women kissing on the JumboTron was too great, and what if the camera focuses […]
So, back in March, the Washington Post published a report about the NSA's MYSTIC program, where it was recording all phone calls from an unnamed country. The Washington Post chose not to reveal that country, leading many folks to assume that it was going to be a country like Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iraq. Show More Summary
The Washington Post reports on yet another NSA surveillance program: Mystic. The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The latest scoop from Barton Gellman, reporting for the Washington Post on documents Ed Snowden leaked, highlights an NSA program known as MYSTIC, with some snazzy clipart... and the ability to retrieve all recordings of phone calls in certain (non-US) countries going back at least 30 days. Show More Summary
The Washington Post has a new NSA scoop courtesy of Edward Snowden that is only going to heighten the Big Brother fears. It seems the agency has a program called MYSTIC that can record every phone call in a foreign country—and this isn't metadata, it's actual voice recordings. One...
The latest Snowden-derived story, this time from the Washington Post, gives us a broad outline of a program called MYSTIC, through which the NSA can record all voice calls in a country and store them in a searchable archive.