Michael Giardinello

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The Kubrick Site: The Jungian Thing: Duality in Full Metal Jacket

"One for the commandant. One for the Corps."<p>"This is my rifle. This is my gun."<p>And then there is the duality of "Left Right Left Right Left Right" ad …

Mickey Mouse

Terrorism in the US: what is the real threat level?

Though we know nothing yet about who committed the bombings at the Boston Marathon, or why they did so, the assumption at this point is that these …

Land is More Important Than Gold

Matt Yglesias visits the world of Westeros to make a brilliant point about why tangible goods are so much more important than gold:<p>[I]n Westeros, the …

Ricin: Five Things to Know About It

The poisonous toxin reportedly sent to President Obama is rare, deadly—and featured on ‘Breaking Bad.’<p>Two days after twin bombs hit the Boston …

It Wasn’t the Aryan Brotherhood, Apparently: Texas Woman Confesses to Role in D.A. Murders

The high-profile murders of two prosecutors and one of their wives may have finally been solved.<p>A Texas woman, the wife of a local justice of the …

The Taliban: We Didn’t Do It

Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau on how the Afghan insurgents fear the Boston bombings will hurt their cause.<p>As counterintuitive as it sounds, there was …

Justin Bieber Posts Sexy Instagram, Makes Us All Groan Again

After the recent Anne Frank controversy, Bieber posts a questionable cartoon on Instagram.<p>Given the international outrage, followed by international …

Tell Us Again About Floppy Disks, Grandpa

Only 14% of K-5th graders knew what the Save icon was! (And yes, we showed them a picture.)<p>— From an infographic assembled for National Library Week …

National Libraries

Yahoo Ups Its Apple Apps, Including New Standalone Weather Offering

According to 9to5Mac, as well as sources I checked with, Yahoo is set to introduce a new weather app for the Apple iPhone and iPod, as well as an …

The Phantom Marathon Arrest

There was a moment, between two and three o’clock on Wednesday, when the phrase “conflicting reports” seemed inadequate to describe the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. The difference between CNN and the A.P.—who were reporting, with varying details, that a suspect was under …

“Come and See the Blood in the Streets!”

One of the most moving poems I’ve read is Pablo Neruda’s “I’m Explaining a Few Things.” It’s about the Spanish Civil War, and it begins by describing the peace in a suburb of Madrid before the fighting broke out.<p>My house was called<br>the house of flowers<br>because in every cranny geraniums burst.<p>He names …

How Background Checks Died

“All in all,” President Obama said, during a speech in the White House Rose Garden late Wednesday afternoon, “this was a pretty shameful day for Washington.” Gabrielle Giffords, the Congresswoman who was shot two years ago in Tucson, was to his right; all around him were family members of children …

'Game Of Thrones' Opening Credits Almost Looked Very Different

"Game of Thrones" has one of the most memorable opening credit sequences on TV, but it almost looked and sounded very different.<p>The HBO drama's unaired pilot script reportedly surfaced online this week, and io9 listed the main differences between the original pilot and what the cable network ended …

Cheating Signs: 3 Ways To Identify A Cheater

By Joe Amoia for YourTango.com<p>Let's face it, men cheat. Well, some of them anyway. And according to numerous studies, it's more than a handful: approximately 30 to 60 percent of men will cheat on their spouses.<p>Now, it's not my intention to upset you with these numbers, because I'm one of those …

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Meacham<p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b> <b><br>The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek</b><p>In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>American Lion</i> and <i>Franklin</i> …