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393. Flying those Flags

I’ll try to keep this brief, because to me it’s cut-and-dried; Hampshire College has folded, following a firestorm of protests and threats, and has re-flown the American flag on its campus. 689 more words


3Novices : Now Apple working on self-driving car

New York, Dec 4 (IANS) A month after Volvo got an order of 100 self-driving cars from Uber, Apple has hinted that it will enter the driverless cars market where bigwigs like Tesla and Google have already made deep inroads, a media report said. 78 more words


3Novices : Santos eyeing Hamburg defender Cleber

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 4 (IANS) Hamburg centre-back Cleber Reis could join Santos in January as the Brazilian club seeks to bolster its defence, according to media reports. 6 more words


The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple has a reputation. Everyone someone asked what I was reading this week, they mostly responded with an appalled, “Why?” The book (and the movie) has cut such a swath across American culture that even people who haven’t read the novel know that it’s about terrible abuse and suffering. 706 more words


Second Sunday in Advent, 2016: Andrea del Sarto, Jose Jusepe de Ribera

The Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist, oil on wood, 1528-’29.  Andrea del Sarto, Italian, 1486-1530.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

This painting  at the height of the Renaissance, is the summation of much study and experimentation on the part of the artist who, it is believed, represented himself in the figure of Saint Joseph. 122 more words


Rise of the Robot Music Industry

AI is transforming music streaming, talent spotting, promotion and even composition.

Robotic is not an adjective that many musicians would want applied to their songs but the industry has been fast to embrace data analytics and  425 more words


Gingerbread Eggnog Latte #SundaySupper

This Starbuck’s knockoff has the best of both worlds with the mutant blending of an Eggnog latte and a Gingerbread latte…all at the subatomic level. Food science? 955 more words