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Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

In the 1980s, Salman Rushdie was subject to a fatwa, or death sentence, because of his novel The Satanic Verses. He was forced into exile. Although Rushdie had wealth and fame, his time in hiding taxed his resources. When Rushdie emerged, he and other writers formed the International Parliament of […]

by February 25, 2017 6 comments Arts, Politics, World
Best Home Improvement Hacks

Best Home Improvement Hacks

Home improvement can be as fun or horrible as we make it. Let’s examine some of the best home improvement hacks that will make organizing and creating a snap. Hide The Thermostat and Other Problem Spots Hate looking at the thermostat? Don’t like your fuse box? Have other problem spots […]

by February 22, 2017 5 comments Arts, Trending
5 Fitness Games to Play After Pokemon Go

5 Fitness Games to Play After Pokemon Go

It’s happening in every city in the world: people wandering way from their homes, walking great distances with their phones aimed in the air. What are they doing? Participating in a gaming phenomenon known as Pokémon Go. The newest Pokémon app is a virtual reality game that invites players to […]

by February 19, 2017 6 comments Arts, Trending, World
Prom-unism and the Weirdest Prom Themes of All Time

Prom-unism and the Weirdest Prom Themes of All Time

Prom and Homecoming Dances are two of the biggest events for high school students in America. Most people remember prom as a generic affair, as the most popular prom themes have remained “A Night to Remember,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “A Night in Paris,” and “Tropical Paradise.” But some students […]

by February 6, 2017 9 comments Arts, Trending
Guinness Book of World Records Names World’s Oldest Drag Queen

Guinness Book of World Records Names World’s Oldest Drag Queen

The Guinness Book of World Records has named the World’s Oldest Drag Queen. Walter Darcelle XV Cole, who will turn 86 years-old on November 16, 2016, is the lucky Queen. Darcelle is a resident of Portland, Oregon, where she is a much-loved member of the community. Darcelle XV is also a […]

by January 29, 2017 6 comments Arts, Trending
The 6 Most Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix

The 6 Most Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix

The advent of streaming services has changed television for the better. Rather than waiting for your favorite show to come on, you can now watch your favorite programs whenever you want. When you have a day off and are looking for a show to become immersed in, Netflix offers amazing shows […]

by January 27, 2017 4 comments Arts
Research Shows Employers Want Students With Skills Honed Through Liberal Arts Education

Research Shows Employers Want Students With Skills Honed Through Liberal Arts Education

Employers prefer to have employees who have liberal arts degrees. That was the conclusion of a Hart Research Associates study which surveyed 318 employers about their hiring preferences. Of the employers, over 90 percent said that “innovation” was a key aspect of their mission, which means they are searching for […]

by January 26, 2017 7 comments Arts, Science
Discovery Channel’s Miniseries Charts Rise of Harley Davidson

Discovery Channel’s Miniseries Charts Rise of Harley Davidson

Discovery Channel’s new miniseries, Harley & the Davidsons, will premiere on September 5. The drama will be a six-hour exploration about the birth of iconic motorcycle brand Harley Davidson. The six hours will play out over three nights into two-hour blocks. Arthur Davidson and William Harley founded the company in […]

by January 25, 2017 6 comments Arts, Trending
Photographer Sues Getty for Copyright Infringement of Free Images Donated to Library of Congress

Photographer Sues Getty for Copyright Infringement of Free Images Donated to Library of Congress

Travel to all 50 states and Puerto Rico. 50 hardback photography books. Publications for National Geographic and about the World Trade Center. A tour of every county of Ireland. For photographer Carol M. Highsmith, it’s all in a life’s work. Having spent the majority of her life photographing life in […]

by January 4, 2017 0 comments Arts, Trending
How Prince Created His Iconic Symbol

How Prince Created His Iconic Symbol

When Prince died last week at the age of 57, obituaries noted his battle with Warner Brothers over a draconian record contract. Warner wanted Prince to slow down his creative process to meet the traditional schedule for releasing and marketing albums. In response, Prince wrote the name “slave” on his […]

by December 18, 2016 6 comments Arts, Trending, World