May 22, 2013
Even as searching for missing people continues amidst the rubble left by the devastating tornado, recovery is beginning. "Yesterday I was numb. Today I cried a lot. Now I'm on the victory side of it," said Beth Vrooman, who hid in a shelter in her garage during Monday's storm in Moore, Oklahoma.
May 16, 2013
Angelina Jolie writes of her preventative double mastectomy that occurred in February. Through genetic testing, Jolie discovered she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer.
May 9, 2013
After approximately ten years being held captive in a local house, three young women returned to their families earlier this week. Local resident Charles Ramsey helped one woman escape the house. She then called 911 and police arrested the women’s alleged kidnappers.
May 3, 2013
The recent death of Chris Kelly, one half of 90s rap phenom Kris Kross, leads the author to wax nostalgic by reminding us that "regardless of the circumstances surrounding his untimely death or how unsettling it is to have a career peak at 13, we should all just be grateful and remember how wonderful and innocent we all were when backwards clothes were sufficiently subversive to take the world by storm."
April 30, 2013
Jason Collins, the 34-year old NBA player, has become the first male in a major American team sport to reveal that he is gay.
April 25, 2013
Brad Johnson, at 44 years old and only 10 years removed from winning a Super Bowl title, now has trouble performing even simple tasks because of the incredible punishment his body took playing football.
April 19, 2013
An opinion piece – and a call to (political) arms – by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords about the Senate's vote on gun legislation this week. "SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets. […] To do nothing while others are in danger is not the American way."
April 16, 2013
Two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Three people, including a child, were killed and over 100 were injured. Federal authorities described the inquiry into the explosions as "a criminal investigation that is a potential terrorist investigation."
April 12, 2013
Fears of economic collapse drove gold investment and prices to incredible highs over the last several years. The rate of growth from 1999 to 2011 made some people believe the price of gold would climb forever. However, the recent decline has been so swift that some Wall Street analysts are declaring "the end of a golden age of gold . . . the last time the metal went through a patch like this, in the 1980s, its price took 30 years to recover."
April 9, 2013
Television's cult classic, Arrested Development, is back with 14 new episodes. To be released to Netflix on May 26th, hordes of screaming fans have already planted themselves on the couch and thrown away dozens of frozen bananas to prepare. (Okay, I made that part up.)
April 5, 2013
In this article Jason Whitlock argues one of his long-held views that we ought to dig beneath the surface of outrage, this time with former Rutgers basketball coach, and investigate the profiteering practices of the NCAA system as a whole.
April 2, 2013
The ice on Greenland is melting three times faster than two decades ago. From ice caps and glaciers melting during the time span of 2003 to 2008, 50 gigatons of water flowed into the oceans.
March 29, 2013
The Supreme Court appeared ready on Wednesday to strike down a central part of a federal law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman, as a majority of the justices expressed reservations about the Defense of Marriage Act. If the challenged part of the 1996 law is struck down it would extend federal benefits to same-sex married couples though it would not force any additional states to allow same-sex marriage.
March 26, 2013
Now we know that Florida Gulf Coast is in the Sweet 16 but this article emphasizes how the team grants exposure for often overlooked schools and locales. The author's central point: "Follow the NCAA tournament, know your country. Feel its enormity."
March 21, 2013
As people approach midlife, the days of youthful exploration, when life felt like one big blind date, are fading. Schedules compress, priorities change and people often become pickier in what they want in their friends […] Manipulators, drama queens, egomaniacs: a lot of them just no longer make the cut.
March 15, 2013
The Catholic Church (and the world) has received a new pope. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who will henceforth be known as Pope Francis, is the first non-European Catholic pontiff in 1,200 years. He strives to live simply, and is known for his outreach to the poor. He also upholds the Church's theologically conservative stances, and has been accused of not doing enough to stop the abuses of the military dictatorship in his country's Dirty War.
March 11, 2013
What does it mean when Forest Whitaker is frisked at the deli? That racism isn't just something other people do. Maybe it's us, too. Maybe it's me.
March 8, 2013
Though they are at odds with many officials in their party, more than 100 Republicans have signed on to a legal brief urging the Supreme Court to declare that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed.
March 5, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo considers lifting a moratorium on horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing in his state...Landowners hoping to lease to gas-drilling companies and earn royalties on gas production are preparing a lawsuit against the state because of the moratorium.
February 28, 2013
The man thought to be the oldest marathon runner in the world has completed in his last competitive race at the age of 101 years old. Fauja Singh finished the 10k race in Hong Kong in one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.