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

Like a negative yet to be printed, characters yearn for the possibility of an alternative history. They’re stripped naked emotionally and, in “Williamsburg Bridge”, physically: a suicidal man sits contemplating whether to remove his underwear before leaping into the abyss. The acutely immersive world of American Histories is irresistible, and these profoundly moving stories will […]

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

In a new analysis of the outbreak, researchers estimate that rodent-to-human transmission accounted for only a quarter of all infections, while human-to-human transmission made up the rest. The finding, published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, adds fuel to a hot debate among academics about how plague spreads. And more importantly, it has […]

The Mandal moment

The Mandal moment saw ferocious backlash by sections of upper castes. This opposition was articulated on two axes — the fact that reservations compromised merit, and if at all reservations should open up beyond what was offered to Scheduled Castes and Tribes, it should be on economic lines. These arguments hid beneath it a real […]

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

Cohen has already had COVID-19 and recovered. He announced his positive COVID-19 diagnosis on Instagram on March 20 ‘after a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great.’ About 11 days later, the Bravo executive returned to work on his radio show. 

DAR Seek Student Entries for American History Contest

The Washington Crossing Chapter will select winners from each grade level who will be presented with a medal and certificate at a spring event. The chapter’s winning essays will be submitted to the Pennsylvania State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for a statewide contest. State level winners are entered in a national contest for […]

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

Weeks is actually entering a discussion that’s been around for decades. “I still get people telling me we’re all brainwashed, and we choose to do this because the patriarchy blah-blah-blah-blah,” says Nina Hartley, the godmother of sex-positive feminist porn. If Weeks becomes a lawyer, Hartley tells me, “she’ll have to be twice as good for […]