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

Yet Vinoy Wilson, a father of three who works as a department store supervisor in Kuwait, had little hope of finding a job in India that would pay enough to fund his children’s education and repay the money he borrowed for a new home in Kerala.

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

But it also opened up a Pandora’s Box. For one, the resentment of those communities which did not have a share in the reservation pie increased. And political parties, in order to appease them, continued to expand reservation — to the extent that now economically weaker sections of dominant communities avail quotas, and in many […]

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

KD: It was undoubtedly the most difficult time ever of my life when I lost my hands. It took me some time to get out of this trauma. But, I belong to a lower-middle-class family and after my father’s death, the whole family was my responsibility. Mental health is the most ignorant health issue in […]

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

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

Weeks returned to school with $7,000 and the feeling she had things figured out. “It was glamorous, exciting. Guys would reject me, and in my head I’d be like, ‘If only you knew that I’m a porn star. . . .’” To explain her new influx of cash, she told her mom she was dealing pot, which was […]