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7 Quirky Ways Students Learn Shakespeare

Posted 07.10.2011 | Education

Springtime may bring April showers and May flowers, but the spring weather also brings students out to parks to perform Shakespeare. Outdoor public ...

Last Gasp: Q&A With Osama bin Laden

John Bobey | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.

Write Better Stories; Go "Inside Story"

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.30.2011 | Books
Abe Schwartz

It seems everyone's looking to tell better stories these days. Peter Guber's Tell to Win and Seth Godin's All Marketers are Liars are both wildly popu...

Is Any College Really the Best One?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Holly Robinson

Even kids who get into their first choice schools aren't necessarily better off than those who end up with their last.

I've Got a Crush on Steven Tyler's Grandfather

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

I'm not sure whether he keeps coming back or was never gone, but what's certain is that Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will be coming into America's living...

State of Oregon First to Adopt National Certification for Medical Interpreters

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters announced today that the State of Oregon has become the first state in the nation to offi...

You Have Your Lebanon: Gibran Inspires Borderless Journey Across The Ages

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The music is haunting, as is the place where author, poet, and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran was born and buried, following a 48-year journey.

Kate Nash Talks Tour, Music, and Muppets?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

2010 has been exciting and extremely busy for Nash, who released her sophomore album My Best Friend is Youand toured to support it for the better part of the year.

Exclusive Q&A: Harry Potter Producer David Heyman's Career

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

English producer David Heyman made his name in 1999 by snagging the film rights to the first four books in the Harry Potter franchise for around $2 million. The penultimate movie in the series was just released.

Music You Can Feel: Mumford and Sons Inspire NYC Crowd

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

"I don't wanna think, I wanna feel... How do I feel?" That's a great line from a forgotten Pearl Jam tune "Hail, Hail," which I live and struggle w...

The Skill that Every Job Requires?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

My wife has warned me, for my own sanity, to stop torturing myself. But I can't help it. Whenever I read a news article about immigration or the dis...

Astoria Characters: The Super-Human Handyman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Sead Cerovic, aka Cera the Bull, is a big guy. His 6-foot-2 frame stands on 240 pounds of monumental muscle.

TechCrunch Disrupt: Women. You Shut Up. No, You Shut Up!

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

Women are among many minorities at tech and engineering conferences, but it's not part of a conspiracy or a secret controlling caucus.

The Five Myths of Travel

Matt Kepnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

Our own fears and lack of confidence keep us from going overseas and taking that trip we dream of. After you take the leap you will realize that all your worries were for naught.

Like, Like

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven Weber

There seems to be less of an emphasis on what my old, wild-eyed, spinster teachers used to call Proper English.

Astoria Characters: The Dogs' Best Friend

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At the top of the stairs, Dexter the pit bull is waiting exactly where Wendy DeSarno told him to sit when she went to answer the door.

5 Ways Texting Is Ruining Changing English

Paul Jury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Jury

Is text messaging ruining English? Debatable, as we shall see. But is text messaging (along with other forms of digital communication) changing English? U bttr beleve it.

Study: Many English Speakers Cannot Understand Basic Grammar

sciencedaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Research into grammar by academics at Northumbria University suggests that a significant proportion of native English speakers are unable to understan...

The Forgotten Battle Which Won The American Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Revolutionary War lasted a lot longer than most of us realize. Begun in 1775, the war didn't end for six long years, and wasn't fully resolved for another two. The Battle of the Chesapeake, in particular, deserves to be remembered.

Arizona Schools To Remove Teachers With Heavy Accents

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

School districts in Arizona are under orders from the state's Department of Education to remove from classrooms teachers who speak English with a very...

Arizona Ethnic Studies Classes Banned, Teachers With Accents Can No Longer Teach English

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona's new immigration law is just about crime, its supporters say, but given that the state's new education policy equates ethnic studies programs...

Dubai's Gulf News Embraces Convergence With Gusto

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Reporters and editors at Dubai's Gulf News are blazing a trail in multimedia that could serve as an example for Arab newspapers struggling with a journalistic identity crisis.2010-06-27-editingvideo.jpg

BP Chairman's Unfortunate Choice of Words: Once Again the Media Fanned Hysteria Over Absolutely Nothing

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I am not a fan of BP, and the oil company deserves the heap of criticism tossed its way, but I believe the media has once again behaved outrageously.

The Multimedia Make (Some) Middle East Inroads

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A report by the Dubai Press Club says that social media has taken off at an incredible speed in the Arab region, and that local Arabic sites are becoming competitive with traditionally dominant sites like Google.

The British Are Sleepless, Too

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Americans aren't the only ones complaining of poor sleep, no sleep, and abysmal bed partners. News just hit that the majority of British are losing ground on the war against insomnia, too.