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A Black Man Hangs a White Supremacist: Tyler Shields’s Charged Photography

In Tyler Shields’ photographs the traditional victim of violent race-related injustice turns aggressor. For Shields, it’s a powerful and symbolic …

How John Bingham's edits to the 14th Amendment paved the way for gay marriage.

Next Tuesday, April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>, a blockbuster case addressing the issue of marriage …

LGBTQI

The most amazing week of the 1960s: Bob Dylan, MLK, the pill, Vietnam, and more.

<i>Adapted from Andrew Grant Jackson’s book</i> 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music<i>, out now from St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books.</i><p>The seemingly …

Black History

Today’s Anxious Freshmen Declare Majors Far Faster Than Their Elders

Weak job market and high debt loads prompt broad shift away from intellectual exploration<p>For decades, many American teenagers went to college to find themselves and then look for a career. Post-recession, more are launching the job search from day one.<p>Instead of spending their first couple of years …

College & University

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

These Are the 2 Most Important Words in a Job Interview

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Job Interviews

Flipping the Way Students (and Professors) Do College

It hit me one day as I sat in my 8 a.m. financial accounting class. The professor was clicking through his PowerPoint rapidly (a PowerPoint he had not written), pausing for seconds on each problem, answer, problem, answer, saying, "Yes, well you can all do these at home...", when a student raised …

Teaching

Mike Huckabee, Christians, religious liberty and gay marriage: It’s important to call him out.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee used a highly flawed analogy Sunday to help explain why he shouldn’t be expected to embrace same-sex marriage. For …

LGBTQI

Arkansas Will Carry On Celebrating Robert E. Lee Day On MLK Day

Arkansas will continue marking the memory of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on the same date as the nation remembers civil rights leader Martin …

Black History

New Documentary Shows The ‘Moderate’ Klan of North Carolina

The Tarheel State had a reputation as the most progressive in the country on race relations. But it also had the biggest Klan chapter in the South.<p>If …

The Magic Of Pressure Cookers, Explained

If you do any cooking at home, you know about the magic of pressure cookers. Whether you often dream about owning one, openly admit you're too scared to give one a try, or -- if you're really lucky -- you just got one for Christmas and can't wait to give it a go, we have a video you need to …

Kitchens

Gay 'Agenda' Not Even Close When It Comes to Religious Persecution

Religious extremist Bryan Fischer is like the professional anti-Semite whose entire existence is built around hating someone and then appealing to other haters in order to pay his salary. Fischer just hates gays instead -- though I often find anti-gay bigotry is often coupled with racism and …

Religion

Teaching, Learning and the College Ratings Framework

In a tale worthy of O.Henry's combs and watch fob, just as colleges and universities across the country have begun to get the hang of good practices in learning outcomes assessment, in large part due to pressure for accountability imposed by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) on accrediting …

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

Dessert

11 Sparkling Wine Cocktails for the Holidays

Sparkling wine is synonymous with celebration, so it’s no surprise that sparkling cocktails can pull your holiday event together with a simple pour, …

How To Make Burrata At Home

If you've never had burrata, stop reading immediately and run to your nearest Italian restaurant. Then hurry back, because you're going to want to understand exactly what you just ate. You'll know for certain that it was the most sublime thing you've ever consumed: a creamy, salty cloud that melted …

Lawmakers concerned over CSCU administrative costs

CT Mirror<p>CSCU President Gregory Gray takes questions from legislators.<p>Top state legislators are concerned about how much officials of the state’s …

8 White Wines You Should Buy Instead of Pinot Grigio

“Where can I find a nice Pinot Grigio?” is a common refrain in every wine shop—and with good reason. The dry, nicely acidic, citrus-forward Italian …

Why are these clowns winning? Secrets of the right-wing brain

Bush tanked the country. Now the right’s again running the show. Neuroscience explains incompetence of all sides<p>When George W. Bush became president in 2001, it marked the first time in 70 years that conservative Republicans controlled all three branches of government. By the time Bush left office, …

Here's the story of Captain John Smith you didn't get from the Disney flick

Captain John Smith did not actually fall in love with Pocahontas, but his real story is even more amazing than the Disney version.<p>And there's no question that his work as an explorer and mapmaker helped create "English America" and spurred colonization to the New World.<p>Smith started out has a …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

Young people lack workplace skills, firms say in survey

<b>Young people lack workplace skills such as communication and team working, a study among employers has suggested.</b><p>The British Chambers of Commerce survey of 3,000 firms found nine out of 10 thought school leavers were not ready for employment, and more than half said it was the same with …

The Workplace

Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary

You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit …

Turkish Couscous Salad (Kısır) - Video Recipe

How to Master the 5 Stages of Life

If someone were to play the movie of your life before your eyes, what would strike you? My movie would play an impoverished childhood in a Romanian village, rising to fame as a singing sensation, escaping to America with $40 in my pocket (I spent the other $40 I had on a Chanel No. 5 perfume on the …

Happiness

AP U.S. history exam revisions have conservatives furious: The changes are mild at best.

In 2010, Virginia gave a new history textbook to its fourth-graders: <i>Our Virginia: Past and Present</i>. Written by Joy Masoff—an author, but not a …

Newspaper's Sexist Headline Misses Executive's Long Resume

Still don't believe that the media has a sexism problem?<p>Take a look at this headline in the Telegraph about Rona Fairhead, the former Financial Times chief executive who is expected to become the first female chair of the BBC Trust.<p>Mother of three? Sure. But what about longtime businesswoman with …

There Can Be Dignity in the Face of Poverty

Two Harvard graduates, Bevis Longstreth and Timothey Wirth, were discussing that Harvard should divest itself of investments in fossil fuels.<p>They argued that it is "repugnant to profit from enterprises directly responsible for carbon emissions or to allow shareholder funds to be deployed in …