In the winter of 1999, the Kansas City Star asked several local dignitaries and writers to herald the upcoming century by writing predictions, replicating an exercise that the paper had conducted a hundred years earlier. Some of the Victorian-era predictions had proved pleasingly prophetic: “the rays of the sun will …read more
Every guest is meaningful. Some are more meaningful than others. …read more
Many things that are supposed to make you safer don’t actually do so. Taking off your shoes at airports, for example, is largely security theatre. (How many prospective shoe bombers have been nabbed since Richard Reid?) But the practice offers the impression of protection, so it stays—just to be on …read more
The justices ruled that jurors were not given enough of a say over which inmates should be put to death.
The kick was a classic underdog maneuver, a gamble from a program that is seemingly always favored and from a coach, Nick Saban, who used never to make such moves.
Aides said the president would offer an optimistic assessment of his presidency, in part to counter the bleak picture painted by Republican presidential candidates.
In the 1983 music video for “Let’s Dance,” David Bowie and his co-director, David Mallet, draw out Bowie’s command to “put on your red shoes and dance the blues.” An Aboriginal couple wanders solemnly through Australia, when the young woman finds a pair of mystical red pumps on a …read more
Even die-hard fans of the show should be rooting for cancellation. …read more