American Histories by John Edgar Wideman review – an immense and moving jazz riff

In “Maps and Ledgers” the narrator is at the start of an academic career promising escape from family woes when he gets news that his father has killed a friend. Reflecting on the tally of tragic events, a lawyer muses: “Family of poor old Aeschylus got nothing on yours, son.”In 2003, a US Department of […]

Fears in India as Kuwait looks to cap migrant worker numbers

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Happiness Road leads to spectacular pass

The pass is located on National Road 4C in Pải Lủng and Pả Vi communes, Mèo Vạc District of Hà Giang. Mả Pí Lèng in Mông language means a horse’s nose with the figurative meaning that the peak is quite dangerous, where even mountain horses may slip and die when climbing.  

“Plague village” may upend what we know about how black death is spread

But despite the indelible mark the dark disease has left on humanity, researchers still aren’t certain how exactly Yersinia sweeps through cities and countries. The highly infectious disease has historically been linked to rodents, in which the bacteria can fester, and rat fleas, which take in and then vomit out the bacteria in subsequent bites. […]

The Mandal moment

Thirty years ago, on August 7, Indian politics and society changed. In a historic move, the VP Singh government decided to implement the recommendations of the Mandal Commission, and open up reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs. This came in the wake of the gradual political rise of the backward communities, which […]

Exclusive: Kajal Dey India’s only table tennis coach without hands, appeals to get affiliated as government coach

Kajal Dey: My journey began in 1991 when I lost both my hands in an accident, and I was completely clueless about my life after the trauma, there was no happiness at all. A day I got to know that in my area’s clubhouse some members used to play table tennis on an abandoned table, […]

Depictions of artificial intelligence in popular media are ‘overwhelmingly white’ and are ‘erasing people of colour’ from our perceptions of the future, study claims

IBM, MICROSOFT SHOWN TO HAVE RACIST AND SEXIST AI SYSTEMS In a 2018 study titled Gender Shades, a team of researchers discovered that popular facial recognition services from Microsoft, IBM and Face++ can discriminate based on gender and race.

Real Housewives Of New York City season 12 reunion is currently being taped in-person at the luxurious Oheka Castle on Long Island

Last week Cohen shared the news on his SiriusXM radio show that the RHONY reunion would be face to face: ‘It is looking like we will be doing our RHONY reunion in person,’ but made sure to note: ‘There are a lot of protocols.’

DAR Seek Student Entries for American History Contest

This year’s topic is “World War I — Remembering the War to End All Wars,” marking the 100th anniversary of the end of that war in November 1918. The end of the war was the beginning of a new age. Students are asked to imagine that they are living in 1918 and consider how the […]

The Blue Devil in Miss Belle Knox: Meet Duke Porn Star Miriam Weeks

Thus far, Duke has proved to be a pretty lonely place. Weeks’ roommate has been very supportive, and Weeks has made some friends through clubs like the College Republicans (although she identifies more as a libertarian). But forums like, which has allowed kids to post anonymous messages to boards for their school, have been […]