Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent (Book acquired, 3 Feb. 2018)…

I couldn’t pass up on this illustrated Heritage Press copy of Leaves of Grass. I’m not sure of the exact date of publication, but this nice long post on the book suggests it was likely published in 1950 and designed in the mid-thirties. My daughter and I were browsing the poetry section of our favorite used […]

via Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent (Book acquired, 3 Feb. 2018) — Biblioklept

Shonda Rhimes wants to Retire the Phrase ‘Strong Female Leads’ for An Important Reason…

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Glamour) Shonda Rhimes is beloved for creating “strong female leads” on television from Meredith Grey to Olivia Pope to Annalise Keating — but she thinks it’s high time to abandon the popular phrase. In a new Twitter post Thursday, the esteemed producer and writer of Grey’s Anatomy, How to…

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The FBI Nunes Memo is Out. The Worst Could be Yet to Come…

Is that all there is? Not quite. Against the advice of many of his advisors, Donald Trump authorized the release of a Republican-penned congressional memo about the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 presidential election. The memo isn’t the “smoking gun” proving the FBI was biased against Trump that pro-Trump talking heads like Fox…

via The FBI Nunes memo is out. The worst could be yet to come — Quartz

Tech Companies are Finding Big Money in Smaller Payments…

The world’s biggest technology companies are changing how software makes them money. Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have each grown their businesses on recurring payments, turning single-time customers into cash cows to be milked all year long. These services are typically paid tiers layered on top of existing offerings that make the consumer experience more…

via Tech companies are finding big money in smaller payments — Quartz

ExxonMobil says Climate Change Poses Little Risk to its Business…

It’s predictable what an oil company would do when its shareholders want to know about the risks to its business in the face of climate change. On Friday (Feb. 2) at 3pm US eastern time, two hours before the end of the working week for most Americans, ExxonMobil put out a report (pdf) in response…

via ExxonMobil says climate change poses little risk to its business — Quartz

Funniest Memes of the Week, Vol. 79…

“nah don’t lean on me, I heard the album” pic.twitter.com/uLPZugftE4 — . (@ktgonkt) January 29, 2018 Hilarious Memes Of The Week Back at it again with another fresh batch of hilarious memes for your weekend funny. Mo’nique when Dave Chappelle thanked Netflix. #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/Ju5EZfVUkk — Carlton (@MrCouture) January 29, 2018 Peep all the best (and…

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A Racially Motivated Shooting in Italy Leaves at Least Six African Migrants Wounded…

A gunman drove through Macerata, Italy this morning (Feb. 3), opening fire from his vehicle, reportedly shouting “Viva l’Italia!” and making a fascist salute. The attack didn’t end until early afternoon, with at least six African migrants wounded. Authorities believe the rampage was racially motivated. UPDATE [03.02-13:30] #Macerata #sparatoria EVENTO CONCLUSO +6 #feriti info: https://t.co/wiZSnD2Jfc…

via A racially motivated shooting in Italy leaves at least six African migrants wounded — Quartz

Lady Gaga Cancels Remaining Tour Dates Due to ‘Severe Pain’…

Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Lady Gaga has spoken out about her fibromyalgia in the past, giving a voice and a role model to others who suffer from chronic pain. Now, the “Million Reasons” singer is speaking out about her physical health again, explaining to her fans why she has decided to cancel the rest of…

via Lady Gaga Cancels Remaining Tour Dates Due To ‘Severe Pain’ — Dating, Breaking News, Celeb Gossip & Everything College | CC

Rays Sign Adam Moore to A Minor-League Deal…

Free agent catcher Adam Moore has signed a minor-league contract with the Rays, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, where Moore will presumably be in the mix for a backup role behind Wilson Ramos and Jesus Sucre. The club has yet to confirm the deal. Moore, 33,

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Be Mine Review — Beauty and the Bean Boots…

I don’t want this book to be mine this Valentine’s Day. Be Mine by Sabrina James follows students vying for their school’s title of Most Romantic Couple. Even though Jennifer never had a steady boyfriend, she wants to win the title to best her enemy, the pretty and popular Claudia. Meanwhile, Natalie is sick of […]

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Natalie Wood’s Death has been Ruled Suspicious. Here’s What to Know About the Actor’s Mysterious Drowning…

More than 35 years after the mysterious death of Hollywood star Natalie Wood, the actor’s 1981 drowning has returned to headlines. On Thursday, responding to interest generated by an upcoming 48 Hours report on the matter, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles sheriff confirmed that new witnesses who have come forward since the case was…

via Natalie Wood’s Death Has Been Ruled Suspicious. Here’s What to Know About the Actor’s Mysterious Drowning — U.S. – TIME

Here’s What the GOP Memo Claims about FBI Wrongdoing…

With president Donald Trump’s approval, the House has released a memo that alleges anti-Trump bias at the top of the FBI and Justice department, setting the stage for a dramatic face-off between law enforcement and the executive branch. Many are concerned that Trump will use the memo as a pretext to fire deputy attorney general…

via Here’s what the GOP memo claims about FBI wrongdoing — Quartz

Companies are Losing Millions After #MeToo Allegations Like Kate Upton’s Claim Against Guess’ Paul Marciano…

Hours after Kate Upton used Twitter Thursday to accuse Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of using his power to “sexually and emotionally harass women,” the company’s shares dropped almost 18%. Guess lost more than $250 million in market value in one day. Despite the company issuing a denial of Upton’s claims, shares continued to slide on…

via Companies Are Losing Millions After #MeToo Allegations Like Kate Upton’s Claim Against Guess’ Paul Marciano — U.S. – TIME

I was One of Only Two Protestors at Trump’s Davos Speech. Why?

Last week, US president Donald Trump addressed nearly 2,000 people attending the the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. This annual event is the epicenter for government officials and corporate titans who schmooze and do deals. In sessions during the week, they lauded Trump’s tax cuts as being business friendly, as well as…

via I was one of only two protestors at Trump’s Davos speech. Why? — Quartz

These are the Ways to Have A Successful Long-Distance Online Relationship…

Choosing to be in a long-distance relationship with someone is a huge commitment that takes sacrifice and hard work. But what happens when you’re trying to have a long-distance relationship that’s entirely online? Believe it or not, having a successful long-distance relationship online is not as hard as it sounds. If you’re teetering back and forth…

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When it Comes to Nutritional Value, One Plant-Based “Milk” Stands Out…

The modern grocery store dairy aisle is chaotic, with more choices than ever for milks, yogurts, and cheeses, sourced from cows, goats, and plants. The variety, though, can be confusing, particularly when it comes to milk. Research suggest people have the impression that soy, almond, coconut, rice, and conventional cow’s milk are equal substitutes for…

via When it comes to nutritional value, one plant-based “milk” stands out — Quartz

The Spice Girls Just Reunited & Everyone is Fan Girling…

VIEW GALLERYThe Spice Girls have reunited and everyone is properly freaking out. Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice posted a few photos on her Instagram of her hanging out with the rest of the Spice Girls, Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Mel C. Now Posh didn’t hint at a reunion tour, but Baby Spice…

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R.I.P. Former Temptations Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dead At 74…

Paul Redmond/WireImage Dennis Edwards Dies The former lead singer of legendary Motown group The Temptations has died. Dennis Edwards, 74, passed away Thursday. The news was confirmed by his family in Chicago reported his passing to CBS Chicago. Edwards who replaced David Ruffin in 1968, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in…

via R.I.P. Former Temptations Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dead At 74 — Bossip

What Betting on A Coin Toss Reveals about How Sports Wagers Work…

SCENE: A SPORTS BAR IN A SMALL AMERICAN TOWN Zoom in on three friends at a table with beers, in the glow of multiple TVs showing football highlights.Fan 1 (in New England Patriots gear): “The Super Bowl coin toss is definitely going to land on heads this year. It has been tails for four years…

via What betting on a coin toss reveals about how sports wagers work — Quartz

Dope? Interview With Face-Tatted Polygamist Dad Who Homeschools Kids How To Operate Guns [Video]…

Derrick Grace II seems way older than he is, but the forward-thinking guy is only 28. Barcroft decided to holler at the Floridian about his kids being homeschooled and taught how to fire heavy weaponry. We reported on Derrick back in 2016…. Say we aren’t ahead of the curve, I dare you!

via Dope? Interview With Face-Tatted Polygamist Dad Who Homeschools Kids How To Operate Guns [Video] — Bossip

A UK Museum Tries to Spark Conversation by Removing A Painting of Naked Nymph…

A British museum is using Post-its as provocation. The publicly owned Manchester Art Gallery, best known for its 19th-century British paintings, is hoping to make a statement about the male gaze through the absence of an artwork. On Jan. 26, the museum allowed John William Waterhouse’s “Hylas and the Nymphs” to be removed from the…

via A UK museum tries to spark conversation by removing a painting of naked nymphs — Quartz