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How Can We Celebrate Independence Without Community?

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unlimited and instant communication. Everyone's opinion can reach around the world. The internet does not discriminate -- it passes on the same content to thousands of different audiences but often with a variety of interpretations.

'Capability' Brown & the English Landscape Garden

Susan Jaques | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

When landscape designer Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was invited to work in Ireland, he famously replied: "I haven't finished England yet." During his...

Why We Need A Statesman Like Churchill

Barry Kibrick | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Barry Kibrick

Never flinch, never weary, never despair. Sir Winston Churchill No man can be given as much credit for saving the modern free world as Sir Winston Ch...

5 Reasons Why Women Should Nap

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 05.16.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Winston Churchill, Lyndon B. Johnson, Napoleon Bonaparte, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Edison, Stonewall Jackson, Ronald Reagan and Salvador Dali were napp...

Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Fanatics

Lena Hades | Posted 05.10.2016 | World
Lena Hades

Being a fanatic means that you are a fan to the point that you are obsessed with the person you are a fan of and you might even try to hurt someone who is not a fan or is a fan of a rival.

Are You Willing to Fail Your Way to Success?

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.10.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

Berrigan & Sheen & Churchill for One Night Only

Barry Singer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

I can only imagine what Winston Churchill would have made of Daniel Berrigan. I do find it rather poignant to recall Father Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and peace activist, who died last Saturday at 94 and whose funeral Mass is today in New York City, descending on Chartwell Booksellers, my little Winston Churchill bookshop, in April 1988 to read from his then-just-published memoir, To Dwell in Peace.

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go?

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

In U.S. as in UK, stormy exits only lead into a storm. When Britain's digital spy chief Robert Hannigan apologized on April 15 for his agency's his...

Ramblings

Richard Abrons | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Richard Abrons

The controversy over Obama's pick for the Supreme Court clearly shows that that body is neither supreme or a court. It is a political arm of whichever...

Churchill's Eyeglasses: The Saga of His Spectacles

Barry Singer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

As with all of Churchill's anything-but-commonplace, day-to-day appurtenances -- his bespoke slippers, his siren suits, his hats, his cigars -- Churchill's eyeglasses had a story behind them, I was convinced.

Human Cannonballs and Hot Pink Underwear: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

Roz Warren | Posted 02.26.2016 | Media
Roz Warren

Instead of counting sheep to get to sleep, humorist Patricia Marx counts the divorced couples she knows.

2016 Is a Year of Hope

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Modern and forward-looking programs like these serve as reminders that we all play a role when it comes to creating economically-inclusive environments that allow people to follow their dreams. Job creation is a big part of the equation.

First Nighter: Maurice Hines's 'Tappin' Thru Life' Is Tops, Mac Wellman's 'The Offending Gesture' Has Its Moments

David Finkle | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

No sooner than the Broadway revival of A. R. Gurney's Sylvia closes, in which an actress plays a dog, than Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, opens, at the Connelly, in which not one but two actresses play dogs.

New Year's Eve at The Beaufort Bar Searching for The Savoy Orpheans

Barry Singer | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

I want to spend New Year's Eve at the Savoy Hotel in London dancing to the Savoy Orpheans. But they're long gone. The Orpheans were the resident dance band at the Savoy from 1923 to 1927, and on and off thereafter throughout the 1930s.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Israel's Iconic Iron Dome: General Danny Gold, Father

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

Heroes sometimes surface, when the timing and circumstances are right. Fortunately. And when they do, it's always in the context of triumphing ... good over evil.

Shocked by anti-Muslim Hysteria? Churchill Wanted to 'Collar The Lot'

Barry Lando | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

We're outraged by Donald Trump's demanding I.D. cards to protect America from the super-hyped threat of Syrian refugees. We're ashamed by the memory of Roosevelt's interning more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. But Winston Churchill went even farther.

We Can Avoid Another Paris and Defeat ISIS If We Remember This History

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

While bombers and aircraft carriers need to do their stuff, the problem of terrorist-related violence will not be solved by force alone. President Hollande must also engage with his alienated Muslim community with the same determination he has shown in attacking ISIS and win them over.

A Churchill Painting: "Silver Life"

Barry Singer | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

I recently held one of Winston Churchill's paintings in my hands. It was a first for me. And a story worth telling. Winston Churchill completed exact...

How Churchill Fought the Pashtuns in Pakistan

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

"Horrible and revolting" -- that's how 22-year-old British cavalry officer turned war correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and Pioneer newspapers, Winston Churchill, described in a dispatch what he saw when entering the ruins of the village of Desemdullah in the Mohmand Valley.

Why Not Thrive?

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Kerrie L Cooper

If learning from someone who has walked there before us is the heart of kindred, then giving back is its soul. And thriving should be a goal of each and everyone one of us.

Jerusalem's New Museum Reveals Untold History

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

On September 8, 2015, Shimon Perez, Israel's former president, prime minister and Noble Peace Prize winner delivered an address to leaders from within Israel, and dignitaries and guests from around the world attending the official opening of Jerusalem's newest museum, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.

A Democratic Economics Inspired by the Constitution: How to Make 2016 a Transformative Election

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The stars appear to be aligning for a major swing in American economic, social and political attitudes in the direction of progressive Democrats.

Imagination and the Imagined

Dan Rockmore | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Dan Rockmore

There's inspiration, but generally only coupled with perspiration - and not just the kind that you make while charging away on the exercise bike.

More Atheists Might Actually Strengthen Religion

Rev. Stephen Kendrick | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion
Rev. Stephen Kendrick

Since religious people are in the business of hope, some believers like myself think this decline might just be the best thing that ever happened to organized religion. Though painful and confusing, the time we are entering offers opportunities for renewal.