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Philosopher of the month: Swami Vivekānanda [timeline] Found: Paul Newman's Paul Newman Daytona, Seriously. 7 Things to Know about Mid-Century Design Pioneer Florence Knoll. In the male-dominated world of post-war modern—and, let’s face it, contemporary—design, Florence Knoll Bassett, who turns 100 on May 24th, has been a leading woman in the industry for decades.

7 Things to Know about Mid-Century Design Pioneer Florence Knoll

Anyone who appreciates and recognizes classic designs from the mid-century period (or even the mid-century-inspired sets of Mad Men) has Knoll Bassett to thank for revolutionizing the way we live and work in the modern home and office. As the creative force behind Knoll, the legendary furniture company founded by Hans Knoll in 1941, Knoll Bassett (née Florence Schust) was a highly skilled designer and architect in her own right when she joined the company in 1943. She had previously studied and worked with some of the era’s most esteemed design intellectuals, whose iconic works she would also license and bring into production, along with many of her own.

The Saarinens discovered her talents at age 12. Why Sally Yates Stood Up to Trump. It is hard to locate when President Trump first declared war on the government establishment, but the story may well begin on the night of January 30th.

Why Sally Yates Stood Up to Trump

Three days earlier, Trump, prodded by his most ideological aides, had issued an executive order banning travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. On the 30th, Sally Yates, the acting U.S. Attorney General, refused to defend the order, saying that she was not convinced that it was lawful. Trump reacted with a fury not seen in the White House since the Nixon era. Hendrik Thoma, Master Sommelier. Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts. NORTHAMPTON, MA—With her remarkable ability to determine exactly how others should be allocating their limited resources for food, local woman Carol Gaither is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on what poor people should and should not have in their grocery carts, sources said Thursday.

Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts

As verified by multiple eyewitness reports from supermarkets across the Northampton area, the real estate agent and mother of three is capable of scanning the contents of any low-income person’s basket and rapidly identifying those items which people like that don’t need to be buying, based on the products’ nutrition and cost. Gen. Alexander Released From NSA, Forced To Register As Spy Offender. News By Paul | Comments FORT MEADE — Gen.

Gen. Alexander Released From NSA, Forced To Register As Spy Offender

Keith Alexander will be required to register as a spy offender after being released on Friday from the maximum security headquarters of the National Security Agency, sources confirmed. As the former head of the secretive intelligence agency, Alexander will be required to go door-to-door in his community, telling neighbors about his controversial activities while inside, from listening to their phone calls to intercepting all of their SnapChat sexting pictures. Raging Against Hacks With Matt Taibbi. Matt Taibbi, the ­former enfant terrible of ­political journalism, limps into a cozy diner on ­Chambers Street, in Tribeca a ­Russian-style fur cap pulled over his ears, a half-formed apology for his lateness already on his lips.

Raging Against Hacks With Matt Taibbi

“I am—I must have—did I keep you waiting?” Informed he is actually seven ­minutes early, his shoulders slump in relief. DATSUSARA — Alan Watts, featured Datsusara hero. Today we have a guest post by our good friend Daniele Bolelli.

DATSUSARA — Alan Watts, featured Datsusara hero

He presents us with his take on our featured Datsusara Hero, Alan Watts. If you enjoy this post I urge you to listen to the works of Alan Watts when you have time, much of it is available for free, online. Enjoy. What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller. During WWII, Lyudmila Pavlichenko Sniped a Confirmed 309 Axis Soldiers, Including 36 German Snipers. Today I found out Lyudmila Pavlichenko sniped a confirmed 309 Axis soldiers, including 36 German snipers, during WWII.

During WWII, Lyudmila Pavlichenko Sniped a Confirmed 309 Axis Soldiers, Including 36 German Snipers

While most of the world shied away from putting women on the front line, the Soviet Union did not, including recruiting about 2000 women as snipers during WWII, one of which turned out to be one of the most successful snipers in history, Lyudmila Pavlichenko. She still holds the record for the highest confirmed kill total of any female sniper in history and is not that far off Simo Häyhä’s all-time mark of 542 confirmed kills (more on “White Death” Simo Häyhä, here). In June of 1941, 24 year old Ukrainian Lyudmila Pavlichenko was attending Kiev University, studying history, when Germany invaded the Soviet Union. When this happened, she went down to the local recruiting office to sign up for the infantry.

Marine Commandant Hosts Book Burning At 8th & I. The 7 Greatest (True) Keanu Reeves Stories Ever Told. Reeves has developed a reputation as a pretty generous guy over the years, frequently choosing the artistic integrity of his projects over a huge payday.

The 7 Greatest (True) Keanu Reeves Stories Ever Told

This short summary really tells most of the story, in a very sad way. (Even though Keanu does approve of the Sad Keanu meme.) But Keanu fights on and continues to be one of the greatest celebrity philanthropists around. He really does subscribe to the idea of all people being "excellent to each other". He told Hello! zKRnT.png (1313×410) The first congressman to battle the NSA is dead. No-one noticed, no-one cares. By Mark Ames On February 4, 2014 “Pike will pay for this, you wait and see—we’ll destroy him for this.”

The first congressman to battle the NSA is dead. No-one noticed, no-one cares.

—Mitchell Rogovin, CIA special counsel, 1976 Last month, former Congressman Otis Pike died, and no one seemed to notice or care. That’s scary, because Pike led the House’s most intensive and threatening hearings into US intelligence community abuses, far more radical and revealing than the better-known Church Committee’s Senate hearings that took place at the same time.

Fact-Checking The State Of The Union Address. President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address last night, making numerous claims about his accomplishments in office and agenda for the year ahead.

Fact-Checking The State Of The Union Address

The Onion clarifies several of the president’s erroneous and ambiguous claims below: “Women earn 77 cents on the dollar”: Our studies found that women are paid 77 cents on the dollar, but only truly earn about 56. “Already, 23 people have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act”: This statement is true. “My wife, Mackenzie”: The president’s wife is named Michelle. The day I tried (and failed) to arrest Tony Blair for war crimes: Barman attempts to detain former PM at trendy Shoreditch restaurant - UK Politics - UK. Mr Blair is followed to almost every public engagement by protesters who blame him for the hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by the Iraq war and its aftermath.

The website arrestblair.org offers a bounty of about £2,150, or about a quarter of their total funds to anyone who can “arrest” him for crimes against peace. So when Twiggy Garcia saw his chance on Friday night, he leapt into action. The former Labour leader was enjoying an intimate meal with family and friends at the Tramshed restaurant in trendy Shoreditch, where Mr Garcia was working. The venue, owned by the chef and Independent columnist Mark Hix, serves only two main courses – chicken and steak – and has artworks by Damien Hirst on the wall. Mr Garcia told Vice: “He [Blair] was sitting at the head of a table upstairs with about eight other people eating dinner. For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II.

Howard Hughes punched Ava Gardner in the face so she smashed an onyx ashtray over his head. By Peter Evans Published: 00:37 GMT, 24 June 2013 | Updated: 08:27 GMT, 24 June 2013 On Saturday, in the first part of a major series, we revealed in Ava Gardner’s own words how her marriage to Mickey Rooney was plagued by his infidelities. Today, in our second extract from a new book — based on a series of interviews suppressed during her lifetime — she tells PETER EVANS about her violent relationships with Howard Hughes and George C. Scott, her adoration of musician Artie Shaw and her affair with Robert Mitchum... Ava Gardner : “Yes I am very beautiful, but morally, I stink” In the London Review of Books (LRB, Vol 28, No 17, dated 17 September 2006), Michael Newton, a professor of Literature at University College, London, reviews Ava Gardner's biography by Lee Server (Ava Gardner, Bloomsbury, 551pp, 2006). Mitch Mitchell. John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell (9 July 1947 – 12 November 2008) was an English drummer who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Biography[edit] Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized. Greenpeace Activists, Pussy Riot Likely To Be Freed By Russian Amnesty Bill. MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament on Wednesday amended an amnesty bill to include the 30-member crew of a Greenpeace ship detained after a protest at a floating oil rig in the Arctic, meaning that charges against the activists are likely to be dropped and they would ultimately be freed. Texas judge, forced to resign after texting prosecutors during trial, now running for district attorney. By George ChidiSunday, December 15, 2013 22:01 EDT. Hack List No. 8: Peggy Noonan. Hack List No. 9: Thomas Friedman. Hack List No. 10: Malcolm Gladwell. 'MIA in the War on Drugs': An Interview With One-Time Fugitive From the Law Todd Barnes. Boris Malenko. Career[edit] On May 9, 1972, Malenko and Bob Roop defeated Bearcat Wright and Bobby Shane to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship, and six days later, Malenko defeated Wright in singles competition to win his eighth and final Florida Brass Knuckles title in Orlando.

Germaine Cellier (1909-1976): Innovator and Iconoclast. In the pantheon of great modern perfumers it is not often that we come across women, at least during the first half of the 20th century. Archaeologists Discover Site Where Desperate Jesus Christ Turned Tricks. JERUSALEM—In a stunning discovery that archaeologists hope might shed light on the little-known years between Jesus Christ’s childhood and his ministry, the Israel Antiquities Authority uncovered Monday what they believe to be the site where, in the years before he began his itinerant preaching, a desperate, cash-strapped Christ briefly turned tricks for money. “The Punk Singer”: Kathleen Hanna’s riotous life. ALDOUS HUXLEY takes LSD on deathbed. Pick of the week: Noam Chomsky and Michel Gondry, together at last. The Manson Family Tree Pictures - Charles Manson. Charles Manson: The Incredible Story of the Most Dangerous Man Alive. Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of America's Most Notorious Psychopath.

Quitting the N.F.L. - For John Moffitt, the Money Wasn’t Worth It. A tribute to Prince Charles, champion of anti-science, on his 65th birthday. A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After the Japanese Surrendered, Because He Didn’t Know. Who Is Chris Christie? Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor, Admits Having Smoked Crack Cocaine. Ali G. Medal of Honor winner: jobless and struggling with horrors of war (+video) 10 People Who Claim to be Monsters or Aliens - Oddee.com (nikki kreuzer, nicole kreuzer...) Amelia Earhart A Castaway? Island Photos May Confirm Aviator's Resting Place (PHOTOS) Stanley Kubrick, cinephile. Bashar Al-Assad To Receive Nobel Peace Prize. Leo McKern. Patrick McGoohan. Clown Spooking Northern Irish City Turns Himself In To Police. Defense Secretary Hagel Blows Remaining FY13 Budget On Hard Rock Cafe ‘Rager’ Pussy Riot Member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Transferred To Prison Hospital On 5th Day Of Hunger Strike.

Errol Morris on How Donald Rumsfeld Sees His Own Legacy. Sam Rockwell: “My whole career has been an afterlife” Joanna Newsom. Jerome Kern. Samantha Lynn Goudie, Drunk Girl, Blows .341 In Jail, Tweets 'YOLO' (UPDATED) “Our Nixon” director: “He was a human being, and people don’t recognize that” San Diego Republican accused of openly masturbating in men’s restroom. 5 Badass Real Fugitives Who Put Action Movies to Shame. John Higgins, DWI Attorney, Found In Contempt For Showing Up To Court Drunk. Dick Van Dyke Finally Confesses To Zodiac Killings. Nadezhda Popova, celebrated Soviet ‘Night Witch’ aviator of World War II, dies at 91.

A 17 Year Old Girl Survived a 2 Mile Fall Without a Parachute, then Trekked Alone 10 Days Through the Peruvian Rainforest. What John Kerry Really Did in Vietnam. 9 Extreme Life Experiments. Just Once I’d Like To Make A Hotel Reservation Without Hearing About Someone’s Relative Surviving The Holocaust. Pearl Harbor Survivor Accosted by Airport Security. Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Gay Kid Excited To Be Made Fun Of For Second Thing. Nazi Dad Denied Visitation With Youngest Son, Announces He Will Hide Pregnant Fiancee At Nazi Compound - Miranda July: “I’ve never been a real celebrity person” American Suicide Bombers Attack Taliban Office In Qatar. Famed Bankrobber John Dillinger Once was a Professional Baseball Player. Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career. How to Wrestle with a Difficult Decision: Advice from Sergeant Alvin C. York. Bill Hicks. Welcome to the official site of C.C. Riders. Wayne Cochran.

Pope Tweets Picture Of Self With God. Remembering Paolo Soleri 1919-2013. Ancient Egyptian Agriculture Revolved Around 3 Seasons And Was Heavily Dependent On Irrigation. Family Concerned After John McCain Wanders Into Syria. Man arrested for sending Craigslist sex party to neighbor’s house. For Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox, There Is Solace in the Cage.

Nancy Grace & the Jodi Arias Trial - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 05/09/13. FBI adds first woman to list of most wanted terrorists. George Jones Dead at 81. Islamic Extremist Gives Up On Radicalizing Dim-Witted Friend. Dean Andrews Jr. I Won. On Interacting With Me (I'm Nice, I Promise.) - Posts. Maine Court Sets $25,000 Bail For 'North Pond Hermit' : The Two-Way. Remembering Jonathan Winters: Memorable television moments. There's No Way I'm Ever Molesting A Kid After What Happened To Jerry Sandusky. Screaming Lord Sutch. Hey Guys, It's Been A While Since I Wrote One Of These Columns. Roger Ebert Hails Human Existence As 'A Triumph' U.S. Ambassador To Cambodia Thinks Diplomatic Immunity Covers What He Just Did.