Brendon Hart

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GSP says letter for drug king 'my mistake'

Future UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre got a bit of blow back after a letter he wrote to U.S. criminal authorities in support of his friend and …

What to expect at Google I/O 2014: The next steps in Google's world takeover

This year’s Google I/O developer conference won’t be like any other.<p>Now that Google has its fingers in more pies than ever before, the big focus at I/O this year will be about building the broader Google ecosystem. Android on your wrist and in your car. Nest in your home. Google everywhere you look.<p>…

Dana White: 'Entire TUF 1 cast should be in Hall of Fame'

Two of the original Ultimate Fighter season 1 cast members, Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin, were recently inducted into the UFC's Hall of Fame. …

Amazon’s new phone is not your friend

With last week’s introduction of Amazon’s Fire phone, many are wondering whether the online retail giant’s long-anticipated foray into the mobile market will be able to compete with entrenched competitors such as Apple and Samsung. But the new device raises a more profound question: What happens …

Ralek Gracie: Metamoris a 'Perfect Fit' for Chael Sonnen, Could Upset Galvao

Some grappling purists were let down when the Metamoris 4 headlining matchup was announced as Chael Sonnen vs. Andre Galvao, but company President Ralek Gracie believes it will be a great no-gi contest.<p>Speaking on Ariel Helwani's <i>The MMA Hour</i> yesterday, Gracie stated that while Sonnen may not be a …

An epic air battle of great white egrets in the National Park of Kiskunság, Hungary. http://on.natgeo.com/1pcL6pz #TPC2014 Photograph by Bence Mate/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The Second Act of Andrei Arlovski

Fightland Blog<p>In his unfinished novel <i>The Last Tycoon</i>, author F. Scott Fitzgerald remarked “there are no second acts in American lives.”<p>Eloquent with prose, Fitzgerald established himself as one of the finest voices of early American literature. But in all fairness, he didn’t know shit about combat …

One Of Kenya's Legendary 'Tuskers' Is Killed By Poachers

Kenya is mourning the death of one of its legendary elephants.<p>Satao was known as a tusker, one of the few remaining elephants whose tusks are so big they almost touch the ground. Unfortunately, Satao faced an end many others have faced before: He was killed by poachers, who mutilated his head to …

The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 174

Due in large part to his impressive run as flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson has built a solid case to be recognized as one of the pound-for-pound best in mixed martial arts.<p>Mighty Mouse claimed the inaugural 125-pound title by defeating Joseph Benavidez back in 2012 and became the first …

Jason Momoa rumored to play Aquaman in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Jason Momoa, famous for playing Khal Drogo in <i>Game of Thrones</i>, has reportedly been cast as Aquaman in Zack Snyder's upcoming epic <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, due out in 2016. While the rumors haven't yet been confirmed by Warner Bros., <i>HitFix</i> reports that Snyder has already finalized the …

The Day We Set the Colorado River Free

On Friday, March 28, 2014, I did something that has been impossible for most of the past 50 years and, by the time you read this, will be again. As photographer Pete McBride snapped photos of me, and two French documentary filmmakers shot footage of him, and an unidentified blue helicopter circled …

The violent wonderland of Game Of Thrones

<i>This Thursday through Monday: The Long Weekend Of</i> Thrones<i>. Full schedule</i> here<i>.</i><p>Advertisement<p>In the second episode of this season of <i>Game Of Thrones</i>, …

Sci-fi fans should go out and watch 'The Signal'

Movies like <i>22 Jump Street</i> and <i>How To Train Your Dragon 2</i> don't need any help at the box office. <i>Variety</i> reports that both films are expected to earn more than $50 million in sales this weekend. However, sci-fi fans should really take the chance to see William Eubank's <i>The Signal</i>. A <i>Verge</i> favorite from …

In Meteora—"rocks in the air"—sandstone spires rise from the plain of Thessaly. Seeing the area as a religious retreat, monasteries sprung up here, beginning in 1336. http://on.natgeo.com/1hYxsmO

UFC 174: Start Time, TV Schedule and Picks for Johnson vs. Bagautinov Fight Card

The main event for Saturday’s UFC 174 pay-per-view features a marquee UFC flyweight championship bout between defending champion Demetrious Johnson and No. 1 contender Ali Bagautinov.<p>While the main event will be an exciting matchup, there is a deep card full of potentially show-stealing battles …

Tenure: Education's Friend or Foe?

Having just completed a three-part series titled "An Educator's Lament" on the symptoms, causes and stakes of the demise of American education, I was planning to retire the keyboard for a few days. Then the news broke on <i>Vergara v. California</i>. Alas, I feel compelled to weigh in.<p><i>Vergara v. California</i> …

An Educator's Lament: Part III -- Stakes of Our Educational Demise

"You have to be confused before you can reach a new level of understanding anything." -- <b>D. Herschbach</b> (Harvard University chemist and Nobel laureate)<p>In the summer of 2007, I attended "Boot Camp for Profs" in Leadville, Colorado. For an entire week, a maverick team of educators from multiple …

An Educator's Lament: Part II -- Causes of Our Educational Demise

<i>"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."</i> -- <b>Wm. Butler Yeats</b><p>In the previous two posts -- In Defense of Light and Magic and An Educator's Lament: Part I -- I argued that education is 1) the guardian of liberty, 2) the cornerstone of democracy, and 3) under siege in …

An Educator's Lament: Part I -- Symptoms of Our Educational Demise

<i>"A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives."</i> -- <b>James</b> …

Sony at a Crossroads: Why ‘Muddling Through’ Is No Longer Enough

Once-mighty Sony, creator of the iconic Walkman -- the original portable music device -- faces brutal strategic choices. Will its hardware business …

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Is the great novel dead?

It's certainly not a new argument, but novelist and professor Tim Parks makes a compelling case in an essay for <i>The New York Review of Books</i> that the days of great novels are behind us. Modern life, its technologies, and its conveniences have stolen the concentration that humans need to process a …

Reading: The Struggle

The conditions in which we read today are not those of fifty or even thirty years ago, and the big question is how contemporary fiction will adapt to …

Björk: 'Even venture capitalists understand our future is in nature'

"There is no actual milk," says Björk, surveying her fridge. It is a common scenario, simultaneously being played out in millions of homes worldwide, but chez Björk even the prosaic feels surreal. We have coconut milk in our tea instead. "If you don't mind how it looks, it's OK," she reasons.<p>She's …

The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal

Good morning! Or evening, if you happen to be reading this on the other side of the world. Our topic for today is the internet. What? You already know about the internet? No, no, I don't mean <i>that</i> internet, the boring old one you use to access YouTube and send Facebook updates, email and tweets and …

Faith schools are the issue, not Michael Gove's Trojan horses

Catherine Bennett hits the nail on the head ("Forget these 'Trojan horses' – the real issue is faith schools"). Michael Gove, the education secretary, appears incapable of appreciating that his creation of independent academies and support for faith schools may help foster the very "swamp" that he …

This Is the Most Beautiful Game You'll See All Year

This year’s E3 generated a huge number of exciting announcements and jaw-dropping reveals. For the first time in the new console cycle, there appears …

Of Horses and Men review – weird tales of love, death and horses

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic<p>First published on Sat 14 Jun 2014 19.01 EDT<p>The winner of a clutch of festival prizes, this debut feature from Benedikt Erlingsson was Iceland's (unsuccessful) entry for the 2014 foreign language film Oscar. Set amid the wranglers of Iceland's distinctively gaited …

Emma Stone Can Do Anything—Even Lure Michael Keaton Out of Retirement in This Birdman Trailer

If you’ve spent the last 10 to 20 years craving another awesome <b>Michael Keaton</b> project, look no further. The actor reclaims his leading-man cred this fall in <i>Birdman</i>, a dark comedy from <b>Alejandro González Iñárritu</b> (<i>21 Grams</i>, <i>Babel</i>) with an amusingly meta plot. The film features Keaton as a washed-up …

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UFC 174 results, photos: Tae Hyun Bang gets one-punch KO of Kajan Johnson

VANCOUVER – Tae Hyun Bang (17-8 MMA, 1-1 UFC) gave up height and reach against Kajan Johnson (19-11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), but his raw power and durability …