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50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Museums

Corruption in the Trump Administration Is Spreading

While petty scandals like Scott Pruitt’s grab attention, there are more egregious and profitable conflicts of interest elsewhere in Washington.<p>You’ve got to at least give credit to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for finding the silver lining—or the gold one, as it were.<p>It was late October 2017, …

Donald Trump

Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism.<p>Two of the most influential …

Immigration

Alex Jones: The Pentagon has "weaponized perfumes" that make men gay to prevent them from having kids

ALEX JONES (HOST): Atrazine does have the same effects in mammals as it has in frogs. And it changes areas of the brain associated with the olfactory …

Alex Jones

Legendary LI music venue returns after 30 years

My Father's Place brought Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, U2, The Ramones and countless other groundbreaking artists of the ’70s and ’80s to Roslyn. …

Bob Marley

The movies changed 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' director J.A. Bayona's life, and now he hopes to pass it on

Filmmaker J.A. Bayona remembers the first time a movie changed his life.<p>The year was 1978. The movie was “Superman,” from director Richard Donner. Bayona was 3 years old. One image in particular etched itself into his young consciousness by bringing the impossible so vividly to life.<p>“My first …

Jurassic World

Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder, who has died aged 95, could seem like history itself. He had helped write the scene where Garbo laughed in Ninotchka (1939) - he also wanted her to say "bottom", but the star thought it was vulgar. He was endlessly patient with Marilyn Monroe on Some Like It Hot (1959), and turned out …

Literature

First look at Linda Hamilton's return in Terminator 6 - 34 years after she starred in the original

LINDA Hamilton has been pictured reprising her iconic role of Sarah Connor in the sixth Terminator movie.<p>The 61-year-old actress will once again be …

Movies

Laissez-Faire and Little Englanderism: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of the Manchester School

Volume 13, Number 1 (1997)<p>War Follows Protection. Peace Follows Free Trade. As David Ricardo said, “If you want peace, starve the government.” Adam …

Political Science

Joni Mitchell Shares Her Feelings About Fame, Songwriting, and Commerciality in a Rare 1986 Animated Interview

In the most recent episode of the animated PBS Series <i>Blank on Blank</i>, the legendary Joni Mitchell talks about her creative process, writing songs, and …

Music

Pictures of David Bowie performing with Cher on the 'Cher Show' in 1975

<i>Cher</i> is an American variety show that premiered on CBS in 1975, hosted by singer-actress Cher. The show had many famous musical guests. It followed a …

David Bowie

Steve King doesn't want Somali Muslims to package pork in his district

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Steve King, Republican of Iowa, said Friday that he does not want Somali Muslims working in his home district's meat-packing plants for fear that they think consumers will go "to hell for eating pork chops."<p>In a conversation with Breitbart Radio on Friday about the latest immigration …

Republican Primaries

Special counsel investigation expands with addition of four more prosecutors

Buzzfeed reporter Zoe Tillman notes that special counsel Robert Mueller has filed the paperwork to add four new prosecutors. All of them are to be …

Corruption

Britain Has a Russia Collusion Scandal Now. It Looks Exactly Like Trump’s.

The most important thing to understand about the Russia scandal is that it perfectly fits a clear pattern of behavior. What Vladimir Putin is accused …

Donald Trump

Trump autographs photos of deceased at White House event—and Twitter is heated

President Donald Trump apparently scrawled his signature on photos of young people whose deaths were highlighted at the White House’s “Angel …

Donald Trump

DNA testing revealed a WWII veteran stole an 8-year-old's identity. No one knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was a WWII veteran with a Purple Heart, a wife and three children. But in 1964, he vanished, moved across the country and later took the identity of an 8-year-old boy who had died years before.<p>His case had confounded investigators for more than a decade. US Marshal Pete Elliott called it …

Crime

An utterly disastrous week for Donald Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Fresh off one of the best -- or, at the very least, most consequential -- weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump just experienced one of his worst weeks in the White House.<p>The week was totally defined by the botched handling of the separation of families at the border -- a crisis …

Donald Trump

A Justice Department Lawyer Had Few Answers On What's Happening With Trump's Family Separation Order

"I don't have anything to submit on that today," a DOJ lawyer replied after a judge asked about the government's plans to act on Trump's executive order.<p>Pressed by a federal judge for information about how the Trump administration is carrying out the president's executive order on family …

Immigration

George Will Leaves Republican Party, Urges Conservatives to Vote Against Donald Trump

George Will, a longtime political commentator and staunch defender of the conservative movement, made a dramatic exit from the Republican Party …

Republicans

Paul Manafort's attorneys ask judge to bar any mentions of his ties to Trump

<b>McLEAN, Va. --</b> Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president …

Paul Manafort

Lawsuits Challenge Efforts to Push Abstinence-Only on Teens

Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an …

Teen Pregnancy

ZTE Nears Final Hurdle for U.S. to Lift Equipment-Buying Ban

ZTE Corp. is close to clearing the final hurdle needed for the Trump administration to lift sanctions that prevented the Chinese telecommunications …

Trump Administration

Did Richard II Provoke an Elizabethan Rebellion?

Why Shakespearians are obsessed with one 1601 performance.<p>Due to an odd detail that came out during his trial, the short-lived, comically inept 1601 …

Queen Elizabeth II

A Lord Of The Rings Theme Park Might Finally Happen

The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest and best known media properties on the planet, so it's no surprise that companies are looking to license it for their own endeavours. Amazon reportedly paid The Tolkien Estate $250 million for the rights alone to The Lord of the Rings for its upcoming TV …

Movies

Art History Paper Topics - 10 Ideas and Examples

There's no shortage of topics for art history papers<p>Midterms are over and your art history professor wants an essay on art - now what?<p>Here is a list …

Art

2,000-Year-Old Grave Excavated in Siberia

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA—According to a report in <i>The Siberian Times</i>, archaeologists from the Russian Academy of Sciences have excavated a 2,000-year-old …

Archaeology

A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades - WSJ

Americans are reaching retirement age in worse financial shape than the prior generation, for the first time since Harry Truman was president.<p>This cohort should be on the cusp of their golden years. Instead, their median incomes including Social Security and retirement-fund receipts haven’t risen …

Retirement

The Long-Term Risks of Childhood Stress + Other Stories | Goop

Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: how early childhood …

Wellness

How to Deal With an Unexpected Death

The sadness and anger you experience is intense.<p>Losing someone you care about is difficult regardless of how it happens. But when someone around us dies violently or unexpectedly, it violates our sense of the natural order. And the grief that follows can be more severe, both in intensity and …

Mental Health

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Live from Aspen!

With President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress stymied in their efforts to change the nation’s health care system, individual states are …

Health Care