Monthly Archives: February 2013

Non c’e Pope

There is no Pope. The BBC takes a look at the final hours of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy. Pope Benedict XVI has officially resigned, saying that he now “will simply be a pilgrim” starting his last journey on earth. The … Continue reading

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Major news out of Pittsburgh (2x UPDATED)

2nd UPDATE: 12:48 p.m. EST: KDKA is reporting the mayor is expected to hold a press conference today, and it could begin as early as 1:00 p.m. (12 minutes from now). 1st UPDATE: 10:36 a.m. EST: Here is the link to the … Continue reading

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“(P)ersonally I am a friend of Marshal Kim Jong-Un and the DPRK people”

Here’s a information trail to follow — AFP, quoting Xinhua which is quoting unnamed sources, reports former NBA star Dennis Rodman spoke about U.S. and North Korean relations during his visit to Pyongyang. Rodman, a 51-year-old Hall of Famer, was … Continue reading

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Slovenia’s government falls

The BBC examines how another government — caught in the economic malaise that has gripped Europe — has come to an end. Parliament voted to oust conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa, after smaller parties left his coalition. He was accused … Continue reading

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Is Hollywood killing the visual effects industry?

io9.com takes a look at why professionals from the visual effects (VFX) industry are not especially happy with Hollywood. Over the last few months, gaming and film VFX studios have seen major layoffs (a redditor on r/Games compiled a handy … Continue reading

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Van Cliburn is dead

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram examines the life of one of America’s great pianists. Mr. Cliburn was “The Texan Who Conquered Russia,” according to aTime magazine cover. At the height of the Cold War, the lanky 23-year-old from East Texas traveled to … Continue reading

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More than four-dozen unpublished poems by…

…Rudyard Kipling have been uncovered. TIME magazine takes a look at who made the discovery and what is contained in those works. American scholar Thomas Pinney found more than 50 works by the Nobel laureate in a number of different … Continue reading

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