Isabella

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Email Sent by Michael Hastings Hours Before His Death Mentions ‘Big Story’ and a Need to ‘Go Off the Radar’

In an email sent hours before his death in a fiery single-car crash in Los Angeles Tuesday, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings reportedly wrote that he was working on a “big story” and was going to “go off the radar for a bit.”<p>The subject of the email was “FBI investigation re: NSA,” KTLA …

This Map Shows What Names of Cities Really Mean (Guess Which One Means ‘Stink Onions’)

Have you ever wandered into a town with a strange sounding name and wondering just how that name came to be?<p>Like Chicago, for example, what does that mean? According to the Atlas of True Names, which has compiled the “etymological roots, or original meanings” of locations around the world, it means …

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85%

Jim Sporleder, principal of Lincoln High School<p>THE FIRST TIME THAT principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln …

Book-lined staircase

A mysterious and magnificent book-lined staircase, provenance unknown. Do you know where this is?<p><b>Update:</b> Thanks to sleuthy commenters, who suggest …

Why Kids Hate Reading: An Addict's Perspective

I was lucky. By the time school had started requiring us to read this or that novel, I had long been hooked on reading for purely leisurely enjoyment. As a child who was clearly not born to play a sport in the big leagues (thanks mom and dad) and whose permitted television stations were limited to …

Books

Storyville: 3 Essential Books You Should Read In Every Major Genre | LitReactor

This list is entirely subjective, based on books that I've read over the years. But what they all have in common is that they've stayed with me. Many of these titles I've read over and over again. Some are touchstones, lodestones that I reference when I get blocked, bowing at the feet of masters …

How Reading Makes Us More Human

A debate has erupted over whether reading fiction makes human beings more moral. But what if its real value consists in something even more fundamental?<p>A battle over books has erupted recently on the pages of <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>Time.</i> The opening salvo was Gregory Currie's essay, "Does Great …

92% of Pregnant Women at Planned Parenthood Get Abortions

Yesterday, LifeNews broke the story about the new annual report the Planned Parenthood abortion business released, showing it did a record number of …

Op-Ed: A culture of lawlessness prevails in Eric Holder's Justice Department

Scripture teaches us that the law is good, but only if man uses it lawfully. Sadly, Eric Holder's tenure as President Obama's Attorney General will …

Monica Crowley Slams Dem. Activist: Obama Can’t Face Press Because That ‘Only Works If You’re Not Guilty’

<i>O’Reilly Factor</i> guest-host <b>Monica Crowley</b> fought with former South Carolina Democratic Chairman <b>Dick Harpootlian</b> Friday night over whether the mess of …