Myth America: Recalling King-Riggs ‘Battle of the Sexes’ media circus

Myth America: Recalling King-Riggs ‘Battle of the Sexes’ media circus

Contrary to what many think they remember and the mythology that has grown to match the its symbolism, Billie Jean King’s prime-time tennis victory over Bobby Riggs was not the biggest thing on television 44 years ago. ABC‘s “Battle of the Sexes” spectacle was not the highest-rated program of the week it aired. It was […]

The 10 Best Places to Live in America in 2017

The 10 Best Places to Live in America in 2017

This city just south of Nashville has become a cultural hub in its own right. The local Franklin Theater, featured multiple times in the TV show Nashville, attracts major musical names, and the city’s picturesque Main Street offers plenty of shopping and historic architecture. (Civil War Trust/ Flickr Creative Commons) A small city near Indianapolis […]

Valerie Plame bashed for tweet linking ‘America’s Jews’ to wars, then apologizes

Valerie Plame bashed for tweet linking ‘America’s Jews’ to wars, then apologizes

In this June. 21, 2011, file photo, former U.S. CIA Operations Officer, Valerie Plame Wilson arrives for the UK film premiere of Countdown to Zero in London  (AP Photo/Jonathan Short) Former CIA officer Valerie Plame apologized Thursday afternoon after facing an avalanche of criticism on social media for tweeting an article that blames “America’s Jews” […]

Preserving America’s movie going history

Preserving America’s movie going history

Filmgoers queueing to see Fritz Lang’s film ‘Man Hunt’ in 1941. – Hulton Archive/Getty Images Movie theaters had a tough time this summer, ticket sales were the worst the industry has seen for the summer season in over a decade. But the movie theater business has never been an easy one. Theaters have been opening and closing, […]

On Kurdish referendum, America should stop acting like Baghdad’s lawyer

On Kurdish referendum, America should stop acting like Baghdad’s lawyer

As an Iraqi nationalist, I am both grateful to America for its help indefeating the Islamic State (IS) terrorists in my country and for helping us confront Iran’s takeover of our political system.  Yet as the leader of the Iraqi National Project (INP), a multi-sectarian political party dedicated to the preservation of Iraq, and as […]

Jordan Peele is making a TV show about Nazi hunters in America — Quartz

Jordan Peele is making a TV show about Nazi hunters in America — Quartz

Jordan Peele, one of the busiest men in Hollywood, has a new television project. The Get Out director is developing a TV series about Nazi hunters in the United States, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The untitled project is reportedly the subject of a bidding war between multiple networks and streamers. It will follow “a […]

Religion is increasingly less of a focus for America’s Jewish community. What does that mean for its political influence?

Religion is increasingly less of a focus for America’s Jewish community. What does that mean for its political influence?

President Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump participate in a wreath-laying with Israeli leaders during a ceremony in Jerusalem on May 23. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The number of Jewish Americans who claim “no religion” is growing — especially among younger Jewish Americans — and that could eventually have an impact on which issues that one of the […]

4 Ways to Cut Violent Crime in America

4 Ways to Cut Violent Crime in America

First, the good news — the crime wave of 2015 and 2016 appears to have been a temporary blip, rather than the beginning of a dangerous new trend. According to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice, homicide rates in cities are projected to fall by 2.5 percent this year. Overall, U.S. crime […]

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