James Shubert

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High School Teacher & Holocaust Expert Suspended for Drawing Parallels Between Trump & Hitler’s Rhetoric

Frank Navarro has taught history at Mountain View High School for 40 years. He's an expert on the Holocaust, having been named a Mandel Fellow for …

The Iraqi housewife who 'cooked the heads' of ISIS fighters

<b>Shirqat, Iraq (CNN) —</b> "Shut up and stay still," the woman in black fatigues and a black headscarf snapped over her shoulder at the armed men behind her as she sat down for an interview.<p>Immediately they went quiet, each adjusting his weapon and standing up straight as if he'd been called to …

Islam

Lionel Shriver dissects 'cultural appropriation': Speech in full

Journalist and <i>We Need To Talk About Kevin</i> author Lionel Shriver delivered a caustic and controversial keynote speech entitled 'Fiction and Identity …

Sexual Liberation

Sexual Liberation<p>One of the most fundamental aspects of being human is a sense of division between what seem to be our higher and lower selves, the …

Sigmund Freud

Here's what the world thinks of America

Generations in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America have grown up under the influence of the superpower U.S. and have felt awe and envy.<p>America permeated their lives — through comics and Coke, through Hollywood and Neil Armstrong, and via the internet, iPhone and Facebook.<p>It has been seen as the …

Theatre producers' unbreakable rules for the Edinburgh fringe

In 2007, the producer Richard Jordan was at the Edinburgh festival and bumped into someone who had just come out of a show called Smile Off Your Face by a young, unknown Belgian company called Ontroerend Goed. The acquaintance raved about the piece, in which audience members were blindfolded, …

William Shakespeare

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Books

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two': Theater Review

The much-loved magical saga continues with this London stage production, which picks up where the books and films left off as Harry and friends face …

These Three Games Will Have your Whole Table Laughing

Some games are all about analyzing the strategy, making clever considered moves, and deeply reflecting on the current state of the board. Those games …

How to Build a DIY Camera Stabilizer Using LEGO

Advanced camera stabilizers are becoming cheaper and cheaper these days, but if you’re the type of person who enjoys building the things you use, …

Videography

Inside the Resurgence of Discordianism – the Chaotic, LSD-Fuelled Anti-Religion

The concept was conceptualised in the mid-1960s and adopted by hippies, psychonauts and future countercultural icons. Now, it's coming back, in the form of a massive party in the South Yorkshire Woodland.<p>On the way to interview the curators of Festival 23: Convergence of Disco, a coming-together of …

Five Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Tips Inspired By Critical Role

Years ago, I wrote the article Five Roleplaying Tips From Watching <i>The Guild</i>. As a passionate fan of the web show, I noticed keen roleplaying …

How to Get Your Kid Interested in Theater—and Why

American theater has a big night when the Tony awards are passed out and people who can’t always get to the theater get to see some of its stars. But …

Dungeons and Donalds, A Parody Twitter Account Combining Donald Trump and Dungeons & Dragons

Listen, Gary’s not a hero. Gary got captured by goblins. Heroes don't get captured by goblins. #dnd #dungeonmaster pic.twitter.com/QiA7Bjk59H<p>— …

How a 16-year-old kid built his dream video game company with no money

He's not the typical kid programmer. In fact, he's barely a programmer at all, he says (he knows some C#). He considers himself a businessman.<p>But that hasn't stopped him from going after his dream: to work in the video game industry.<p>"I always wanted an internship at a video game company, but no one …

Build a Water Table for Kids - Do It Yourself

If you've visited a kindergarten recently, you may have seen children playing in an indoor water table: a sturdy work table with a low rim around the …

One of the best board games ever made is now live on Steam

Twilight Struggle is out now, and it is worth your time<p>Long before <i>Pandemic: Legacy</i> rocketed up the charts at Board Game Geek, there was another "best" board game of all time, and now it's playable on Steam.<p><i>Twilight Struggle</i>, the complex strategic wargame chronicling the entire Cold War, went live …

Board Games

'China Doll': Theater Review

Al Pacino stars as a one-percenter whose plan to avoid paying sales tax on his new $60 million private plane backfires in David Mamet's latest …

The dominatrix class that unchained me

Sex had never been an empowering experience — that was until I spanked a man and made him call me “goddess”<p>I was definitely at the right address. Tara Indiana, a professional dominatrix, emailed it to me earlier that day. Yet all I could see was the back entrance to a Japanese restaurant and some …

Migrant crisis: Refugees walk final miles through Hungary

<b>Hegyeshalom, Hungary (CNN) —</b> The directions from police were terse: "Follow us."<p>Hundreds of refugees from the Middle East made the final leg of their trip through Hungary on foot, walking the 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) to the Austrian border in the middle of the night, unsure of what was going to …

HugeDomains.com - GoldenCreators.com is for sale (Golden Creators)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

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Head games in 'Her Story' will make you feel almost like a true detective

"Her Story" starts like a mystery.<p>"You think it's murder?" says a woman, speaking to an unseen detective. The video flickers, and then it hisses and clicks like an old VHS tape. Then it cuts out, and the battle of wits begins.<p>"Her Story" quickly unspools from there. The crime becomes secondary to …

Beat the heat on a budget! DIY expert reveals how you can create a homemade solar-powered air conditioner in just FIVE MINUTES using a bucket and a fan

• <b>The materials needed to make the contraption cost under £27 online</b>• <b><br>It can be made at home in just a few minutes with some basic DIY tools</b>• <b><br>Video maker</b> …

Sew a Durable Drawstring Bag

This drawstring bag is the perfect way to carry around your stuff! You can throw it over your shoulder or wear it as a backpack. I loosely based this project on another drawstring bag I had; it broke because the stitching was weak, so I made this version more durable. Also, I used much thicker rope …

How does your garden grow? The head gardener, Bekonscot model village

When it’s busy, working in front of the public is like being in the zoo.<p>You hear comments: “There’s a giant” or, “Have you got scissors for cutting the grass?” You’ve got to be careful where you tread.<p>My wife works here, too. She makes all the figures out of resin; every single one is different. …

Gardening

How to Make A Bow and Arrows: Step-by-Step Tutorial And Useful Tips

In today’s modern world hunting with a simple bow and arrow can be taken as very primitive and basic. The bow is considered one of the oldest hunting …

The secrets to staying creative in your workplace

<b>(CNN) —</b> Have you ever found the creative inspiration you were seeking at the most unexpected time, or thought you were having that long-awaited problem-solving epiphany just as you nodded off to sleep?<p>According to neuroscientists John Kounios and Mark Beeman, there's a reason for that. Their book, …

Skateboarding in Kabul

Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson is the latest to use her lens to capture NGO Skateistan's students in Kabul. The project, started in 2007 by Australian Oliver Percovich, aims to mix studies with sport with the priority of getting girls from poor and displaced families back into full-time …

Build Your Own Lighting Setup With This Awesome DIY 1000w Equivalent LED Flashlight

Okay, this project may be a bit challenging for novices, but if DIY is your thing, this video tutorial certainly delivers the goods. In it, DIY Perks …

Videogames have had an amazing influence on popular culture

You walk into the dark. You close your eyes; you open your eyes. You can’t tell the difference. There’s a voice in your ear. Move forward, it says, go forward. There’s a device in your hand, a kind of mechanical automated compass. It tells you which direction to move in. You feel the pointer with …

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