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Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2015

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What July will bring is anyone's guess, in other words. Obama wound up down for the month when the monthly averages were calculated, but they could very easily go right back up again in July.

It's That Time of Year

Debbie Galant | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Debbie Galant

I'm walking in the city and there's a certain quality to the light. It's that warm honey of sun slanting in from the west, the long shadows making their way across avenues and up the sides of buildings, and the early-summer promise of an evening that's in no hurry whatsoever. And it will strike me -- yes -- it's summer in New York. Just like the first one. 1983.

Carly Ledbetter

This Smart Oven Might Be A Better Cook Than You | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.11.2015 | Taste

It's "the computer that cooks."

Summer Is a Promissory Note Signed in June

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Bushra Alvi

We may not even have realized it, but half the year has already gone by and still so much to be done. Now, with the coming of June, we can look forward to longer days and more time to do the things we love to do.

Leslie's Lesson in Laughing

Steve Schonberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

(Photo Credit: Joseph Moran) Just type "Leslie Uggams" into YouTube and it auto-fills with an infamous moment in her career, singing, "June Is Busti...

This Bracelet Has 1 Very Special Power

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- There are a lot of wearable devices on display at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show, and many, many of them will tell y...

Record Heat In June Continues Alarming Trend

Posted 07.20.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: June was one of the hottest such months on record globally, based on newly released data from NASA and the ...

The Meaning of Pride

Eunbyul Lee | Posted 08.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Eunbyul Lee

Recently, one of my close straight friends messaged me excitedly on Facebook: "I can't wait for NYC Pride! I'm gonna meet sooo many gay guys and make them my BFF." There were so many things wrong with that statement that I had to pause and stop myself from cussing her out.

Space Scientists Gear Up For Rare Celestial Event

Posted 06.03.2012 | Science

If you're an amateur astronomer who plans on bringing out the telescope for some skywatching this Tuesday, send us pics of your rig and the transit! W...

London Travel Tips For The Diamond Jubilee

Kensington Tours | Posted 05.19.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

There are many of us not on the royal guest list who'll also want behold the spectacle of this monumental occasion firsthand. Here's how.

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Program Note: Last month, we ran this column four days before the end of May, due to travel plans. We promised we'd update the preliminary numbers i...

June 15: King John Signs Magna Carta

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Many people, especially those who write articles on this subject for Wikipedia, would say the Magna Carta is the most influential and important foundation of constitutional law.

The Untold Story of Black Chicagoans

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

It is true that violence is rampant in predominantly African-American neighborhoods, but the actions of a few should not lead to unfair stereotypes of the majority.

Obama Declares June Oceans Month | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama launched a new ocean protect initiative that aims to unify the management of U.S. ocean territory, coasts and the Great Lakes. Current...


Neil McCarthy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neil McCarthy

We should celebrate New Years in June, not January. Things seem to more or less end in January.

US Driving Dropped Off Sharply Again In July

Climate Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

July saw another sharp drop in vehicle miles traveled (aka VMT) according to the Federal Highway Administration's monthly report on "Traffic Volume Tr...

May I Just Say?

Kate Clinton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Clinton

Then it's time for Gay Pride Month, the month formerly known as June, when I am revitalized at each event by the extraordinary work that so many people are doing for the human rights of all.