Alexandra Sandoval

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The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

Why We Laugh—or Do We?

(LET’S GET THIS THING SETTLED, MR. EASTMAN)<p>In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know <i>what</i> you are laughing at, (2) to know <i>why</i> you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why <i>they</i> think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared …

Horse Racing

Gorgeous glass objects created with a 3D printer

Researchers from MIT have created a 3D printer that is able to create objects out of glass.<p>Once the basics for 3D-printer technology were established with plastic filament, the next step was experimenting with a variety of materials, which sees us pretty much smack-bang where we are now. Metal, …

3D Printing

Sometimes a Movement Needs a Leader: The Bernie Sanders Campaign

According to a recent above-the-fold, front-page article in the <i>New York Times</i> by Jason Horowitz, Senator Bernie Sanders "bellows" "snarls" and "glares" his way through campaign appearances. His candidacy, Horowitz writes, amounts to little more than giving "disaffected Democrats" the opportunity …

Middle-class

Democrats defend Hillary Clinton's use of private email server

Several prominent Democrats hit the TV airwaves Sunday to defend Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private server for work-related emails while she was secretary of State, batting down claims that her presidential campaign has been damaged by the controversy.<p>Polls show a growing number of Americans …

Government

Hispanic Republicans defend Jeb Bush over 'anchor baby' ahead of border tour

<b>McAllen, Texas (CNN) —</b> Jeb Bush makes a stop near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, on Monday, just days after Democrats railed the Republican presidential candidate for defending his use of the term "anchor babies" while talking about illegal immigration.<p>Bush -- seeking a reputation as a …

Government

For Latinos, Environment Seems Just As Important As Immigration

An increasing amount of research suggests the environment — an issue that has long been seen within the purview of progressive, white liberals — is now increasingly important to Latinos.<p>A new poll conducted by Latino Decisions (a polling firm focusing on Hispanics in America) on behalf of two …

Immigration Reform

U.S. wants better debt relief for students defrauded by colleges

Following the collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc. this spring, the U.S. Department of Education is crafting new regulations to help students seek debt relief and better hold colleges accountable for wrongdoing.<p>A final regulation is not expected until November 2016, and the department offered few …