Archive: March, 2015

Journalistic freedom scrutinized in Mexico after reporter’s firing

Journalistic freedom scrutinized in Mexico after reporter’s firingNews from Honolulu Star-Advertiser: POSTED: 02:47 a.m. HST, Mar 29, 2015 MEXICO CITY » When Carmen Aristegui, Mexico’s most famous radio personality, was abruptly fired this month, nobody expected her to go quietly. But anger over her dismissal has been rising steadily, and it has turned up the [...]

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Pop goes the art market – Fortune

Pop goes the art market – FortuneNews from Pop goes the art market – Fortune: In November the world’s two biggest auction houses reported that a staggering $ 2 billion-plus in contemporary art had been sold in a matter of days at their fall auctions. A roster of pieces by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Alberto [...]

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Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder ConvictionNews from NBCNews.com: The highest court in Italy on Friday has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the sensational 2007 stabbing death of her British roommate. The ruling was the latest turn in an odyssey of international justice for Knox, who spent four [...]

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Imbibing in art

Imbibing in artNews from Chicago Tribune: By Heather Augustyn Post-Tribune Julia Dziubla says that attending a friend’s party to paint and have a few glasses of wine sounded only about half interesting at first. She didn’t consider herself a painter of any sort, but enjoyed having a drink or two and socializing, so she said [...]

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The Take | Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for president

The Take | Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for presidentNews from Washington Post: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) announced his intention to run for president in the 2016 election during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. (AP) By Dan Balz March 23 at 1:05 PM If there is such a [...]

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Lincoln tissue mill finishes nearly $10 million in improvements

Lincoln tissue mill finishes nearly $ 10 million in improvementsNews from Bangor Daily News: LINCOLN, Maine — The startup last month of a new $ 6 million turbine and condenser system leaves Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC a nearly self-sufficient electricity generator, capping nearly $ 10 million in improvements undertaken over the last year, its [...]

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Obama: GOP is holding Loretta Lynch ‘hostage’ in human trafficking dispute (+ …

Obama: GOP is holding Loretta Lynch ‘hostage’ in human trafficking dispute (+ …News from Christian Science Monitor: Washington — President Barack Obama on Friday accused the Republican-led U.S. Senate of holding Loretta Lynch, his nominee for U.S. attorney general, as a “hostage” as lawmakers wrangle over a human trafficking bill bogged down in an abortion [...]

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9 best pierogi in Cleveland (photos)

9 best pierogi in Cleveland (photos)News from cleveland.com: Pierogi. In Cleveland, it’s not just a deliciously pillowed pocket or moon-shaped dumpling. It’s a way of life. When immigrants settled in the Cleveland area in the early 20th century, pierogi were one of the heartier foods that took on a meaning for the city beyond its [...]

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With orderly Singapore turning 50, citizens may see a freer society

With orderly Singapore turning 50, citizens may see a freer societyNews from Los Angeles Times: This former British colony of 5.5 million people bustles in a uniquely orderly way. The banyan-shaded boulevards are teeming, but never too crowded. Street-food vendors are corralled into designated centers. The occasional flatbed truck, loaded with a dozen laborers, whizzes [...]

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Dad forbids daughter from attending black girl’s birthday

Dad forbids daughter from attending black girl’s birthdayNews from New York Daily News: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:14 PM Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:31 AM WREG This Tennessee girl got a gift-wrapped lesson in bigotry for her 10th birthday. Harmony Jones, who is black, invited a white friend to [...]

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