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The Koch Brothers Commissioned a Survey of Americans and Found Most Like a $15 Minimum Wage, Free College, and Universal Health Care

(Ranked by “Very Effective Solution.”)<p>Very Effective Solution<p>Somewhat Effective Solution<p>Not a Solution at All<p>Don’t Know<p>Lowering taxes and getting …

Health Care

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

Gene Weingarten: Spot the fake news headline

I did a reader poll recently to test my theory that nothing our mercurial president might do or say — however absurd or outrageous — would be truly surprising. So I wrote that President Trump was planning to dismantle the Statue of Liberty — or at least sandblast away Emma Lazarus’s poem on the …

Donald Trump

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Southern States

Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson

The Canadian psychology professor’s stardom is evidence that leftism is on the decline—and deeply vulnerable.<p>Two years ago, I walked downstairs and saw one of my teenage sons watching a strange YouTube video on the television.<p>“What is that?” I asked.<p>He turned to me earnestly and explained, “It’s a …

Jordan Peterson

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

The luxurious Pohutukawa tiny home on wheels lets you live large in style

The notion of living large in small spaces is perfectly captured in the Pohutukawa, a tiny home on wheels that fits up to six people and boasts a …

Washing Machines

Top 10 books about self-reinvention

Who among us hasn’t dreamed at times of revolution, of abandoning our routines and starting fresh, shaking our lives like dice in a cup? Even for one whose situation is perfectly satisfactory, imagining a total disruption can beguile. It’s the ultimate rebellion against mortality, for potential is …

Books

'Tutu' painting by Ben Enwonwu sells for $1.6 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> A famous painting that went missing for decades before turning up in a London apartment has sold for over $1.6 million (£1,205,000). Often dubbed the "African Mona Lisa," Ben Enwonwu's "Tutu" smashed sale estimates at an auction in London on Wednesday.<p>One of a triptych of artworks created …

My six years covering neo-Nazis: 'They're all vying for the affections of Russia'

Vegas Tenold, author of Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America, tells of his reporting on the far right<p>The Norwegian journalist Vegas Tenold started reporting on neo-Nazi and KKK rallies in 2011, six years before the violent clashes in Charlottesville, …

Rights & Freedoms

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Income Inequality

My Mother Passed as White—Even to Me

Gail Lukasik grew up with a white mother and father—and then discovered her mother’s entire family had been designated as black in the 1900 Louisiana …

How black women's bodies are violated as soon as they enter school

In the final part of our series on policing in America, writer <b>Andrea J Ritchie</b> documents how girls of color as young as five are exposed to routine humiliation by police officers<p>Pulled over at a traffic stop and beaten by the side of the road. Placed in a banned chokehold by a New York City police …

Yes, there is a free speech crisis. But its victims are not white men | Steven W Thrasher

Women, people of color and politicians standing up to racism and sexism are threatened every day. But the right rarely seems concerned about that<p>Listening to talking heads on both the left and the right, you’d think that America is facing a freedom of speech crisis. But the crisis isn’t what it’s …

Race & Ethnicity

Sargent John Singer Painting Technique

John Singer Sargent would <b>do a lot of sketches</b> of a subject, either in pencil or watercolors, before he started an oil painting. These sketches helped …

9 ways to create an expressive palette

Abstract painter Gerry Dudgeon shares nine tips to add life to your colour palette<p>Gerry Dudgeon, <i>Rain in the Atlas Mountains</i>, acrylic on canvas, …

Painting Flesh Tones with Layered Glazes by David Soper Part 2

<i>Painting Flesh Tones – the PRELUDE</i><p>With Akito’s face painted, see Part 1 Painting Flesh Tones HERE, it was time to turn my attention to the flesh …

Howard Hodgkin’s portraits without people

He didn’t so much paint his sitters as his feelings about them<p>“I am not an abstract painter,” declared Howard Hodgkin in 2006. Take a look at his …

A Ruby Glow — Glazing Secrets from Vermeer to Rembrandt

Portrait of Maria Serra Pallavicino by Peter Paul Rubens, oil painting.Modern Oil Painting Needs an Old Master’s Boost: Glazing“Just as we can look …

Vermeer

TONAL PROGRESSION

<b>TONAL PROGRESSION</b><p>The purpose of this page on Tonal Progression is to demonstrate some ideas about color mixing. The important thing is that you get …

An Open Letter to Fellow Minority Journalists

This came from an article in yesterday’s Washington Post.<p>Over the next year or two, media — especially prestige print media — will begin thinning out …

Gwen Ifill, who overcame barriers as a black female journalist, dies at 61

Gwen Ifill, who covered politics for some of the country’s premier newspapers before transitioning to broadcast journalism and making her greatest mark as one of the most prominent TV anchors of her generation, died Nov. 14 at a hospice center in Washington. She was 61.<p>The cause was endometrial …

Journalism

Someone keeps targeting black students with racist graffiti at this Michigan college

For the third time in just over two months, Eastern Michigan University has been scarred by racist graffiti targeting black students.<p>On Monday, EMU …

These are the inspiring Native American activists fighting a North Dakota oil pipeline

It's one of the most controversial construction projects in the United States today: A snaking system of tubes and pipes designed to shunt oil from …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Legislation that aims to revamp an outdated music-licensing system and help songwriters get paid more won the unanimous approval of the Senate …

17 Cultural Differences Between Asians and Westerners

Get the latest viral stories daily! Like us:<p>Graphic artist Yang Liu created a total of 47 images on how most Westerners are different from Asians. …

Posters

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The marker where Emmett Till’s body was found is riddled with bullet holes.

Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the brutal murder of Emmett Till. The 14-year-old had been visiting his great-uncle in Money, Mississippi, …

Black History

Lifestyle | Fox News

North Dakota must drop outrageous charges against journalist Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now"

Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist and host of <i>Democracy Now</i>, has been facing an outrageous arrest warrant in North Dakota for “criminal trespass” …