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The Media, US Army & Fact Checking ~ The Fact Kheck Krew

So today the latest outrage is that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the US Army to Pre-WW2 size. settling in between 440.000 to 450,000. 896 more words

The Kadoh! Institute

What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN?

On Tuesday morning, a plane owned in trust by the Bank of Utah showed up in a very visible area of the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 178 more words

America

Friends with Kids (dir. Jennifer Westfeldt, 2011)

Jennifer Senior’s book, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood (2014), has elicited more than a little debate, including a recent piece… 675 more words

Adam Scott

Friday Feel Good: Coffee Table Books Edition

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I’m known for going through phases where I get really hooked on something and then the obsession fizzles out pretty quickly. But, just like fashion, things are in style one season and out the next. 149 more words

Alexander Mcqueen

New York Times theatre critic on James Franco's rant: 'He’s entitled to say whatever he likes about me'

Theatre critic Ben Brantley responded to James Franco’s all-caps rant earlier this week — and for someone who’d just been called a “little bitch,” Brantley was extremely civil. 404 more words

Arts

Are student journalists filling a media gap?

A recent New York Times article discussed how college journalism students ” increasingly make up for the lack of in-depth coverage by local papers.” As a student journalist, I can’t help but be excited for fellow college students working at student newspapers across the country, but it is also concerning as someone hoping to enter the journalism field. 98 more words

The Daily Cardinal

Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate, Dies at 87 - NYTimes.com

MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. 61 more words

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