"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers," Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.
Description: Much of today's rhetoric uses words that aren't even in the dictionary. Alt-right. 'Alt-left.' Antifa. The list goes on. Here's a glossary of phrases infiltrating our political vocabulary:
Description: Back in 2007, the iPhone was revolutionary. But what about using that same phone in 2017? Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern locked up her iPhone 7 and attempted to make it through the day.
Description: The Cheetah Club on Broadway and 53rd Street was the “granddaddy of the big commercial disco,” wrote cultural historian Steven Watson in his 2003 book, “Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties.” Warho…
Description: Memorial Day is specifically to honor those who died in military service. One vet says he'd prefer people say, "I hope you're having a meaningful day." The holiday's history dates to the Civil War.
Breslin was an amazing writer and story-teller. Enjoyed his straight-forward prose in the local newspapers for many, many years when I lived in NYC. He grew up in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, where my family and I also lived for many years. Rest in peace.
My late father worked as a longshoreman on the New York waterfronts and piers for many years from the 1950s through the 1970s. He had a strong back as it was all done by hand with hooks and brawn. Now it's all mechanized with cranes and fork lifts.
This is what the actor said, "We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us. We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us." ...and Trump is demanding that the cast apologize?
I imagine it’s not much of a surprise to learn that I plan on voting for Hillary Clinton next week. I haven’t necessarily been a fan, but I have been consistently anti-Trump for as long as he’s been a viable candidate.
I do not believe — as many extremely intelligent and thoughtful and progressive people I genuinely respect happen to believe — that Hillary represents the lesser of two evils. I believe she’s flawed, hawkish, and can be ruthless. And I’m very well aware she’s done her fair share of bad things.
I also believe she’s very competent. In both good and bad ways. I believe she's insanely qualified for this position. I believe she has grown. Whether that growth is politically motivated or not doesn’t matter much to me. I just care that it exists. And I believe she’s the only adult left standing after an insanely long campaign.
But this isn’t why I’m voting for her.
I’m voting for her because I do not want to live in an America where the type of people who fervently and unconditionally support Trump — who exist so motivated by and permeated with hate and fear and loathing — have a reason to be optimistic about their beliefs.
I don't want these people to feel good or inspired. I don't want them to experience any measure of positive reinforcement. No encouragement. No energy. No invigoration. No revitalization. Instead I want them to feel confusion and shame for coming out into the light.
I also want to somehow convince them to not hate me and people who look like me. Because the America I know and grew up believing in simply shouldn't allow hateful beliefs to flourish. We are better than that.
If you're going to end a World Series drought, you might as well do it against a distinguished opponent. That's the chance that the Cubs have given themselves. They'll face Clayton Kershaw on Saturday night, with the Dodgers backed against the wall.
Luisito Pie, a Dominican of Haitian descent, has won the country’s only 2016 Olympics medal, a bronze in Taekwondo. If the surprise is still not apparent, consider that the Dominican government stripped all Dominicans of foreign descent of their citizenship just in 2013. The people disproportionately affected were Dominicans of Haitian descent, and the cities all over the U.S. rallied for the government to cease its “ethnic cleansing.
The Guardian: It may seem too early to call, but we already have a winner in the 2016 election. He’s someone the pundits wrote off long ago. An improbable outsider who rode an insurgent wave to snatch the nomination from the establishment.
After meeting with President Obama, Sanders confirmed he would compete in Washington, D.C.’s Democratic primary next week. But he signaled a willingness to work with Hillary Clinton to ensure that Democrats win the White House. (via The Atlantic)
Wow, what a time capsule. High Definition Video of New York in 1993. Folks would carry around a camera that weighed a ton to be able to capture high definition video onto special "Digital" VHS tape.
You say not much has changed in 23 years? The clothes are different, no Twin Towers, nobody looking down at their phones. Now everybody carries around a smart phone that can do the same as that huge camera in 1993. :-)
Description: NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter wanted to leave something special about his final game at Yankee Stadium, so even though he decided he will play at some point in Boston this weekend, Thursday was his final game at shortstop.
Excellent list. I agree with 10 out of the twelve products listed. I was an early adopter of almost all of these products over the years. I believe Facebook and Twitter have been influential, but don't really belong on this list. They weren't game changers like the others were.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has become a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement. As one of the world's greatest and most admired political leaders, he has been honored with numerous...