“Law & Order: SVU” is the Most Important Show on Television…

As a culture writer I’m supposed to turn you on to some cool Euro detective drama on Netflix. Sure, I’ve watched them, and I have to say, not only are they mostly humdrum or clever without being smart, they’re not as interesting as what’s happening on Law & Order: SVU every week. Storylines that are…

via “Law & Order: SVU” is the most important show on television — Quartz

Hacking for Defense at Columbia University…

Over the last year we’ve been rolling out the Hacking for X classes in universities across the U.S. – Hacking for Defense, Hacking for Diplomacy, Hacking for Energy, Hacking for Impact (non-profits), etc. All are designed to allow students to work on some of the toughest problems the country has while connecting them to a […]

via Hacking for Defense at Columbia University — Steve Blank

A Commercial Plane Has Crashed in Southern Iran, Killing All 66 People on Board…

(TEHRAN, Iran) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers (485…

via A Commercial Plane Has Crashed in Southern Iran, Killing All 66 People on Board — World – TIME

Florida School Shooting Victim Nicholas Dworet was Aspiring Olympic Swimmer…

Nicholas Dworet was a high school senior, a “charismatic young man” and an aspiring Olympic swimmer who would have turned 18 next month. He was one of 17 people killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “He was, you know, just a very charismatic young man.…

via Florida School Shooting Victim Nicholas Dworet Was Aspiring Olympic Swimmer — U.S. – TIME

This Man Walked 11 Miles to Work Each Day So His Coworkers Surprised Him with A Car…

BuzzFeed Trenton Lewis, 21 is a single father living in Little Rock, Arkansas. He works at the UPS loading docks helping fill trucks with packages. His shift starts at 4 A.M. which sucks in general because who likes working that early in the morning? But for Lewis, that means he leaves his house at midnight…

via This Man Walked 11 Miles To Work Each Day So His Coworkers Surprised Him With A Car — Dating, Breaking News, Celeb Gossip & Everything College | CC

‘Sports Illustrated’ Just Featured Its First Paralympic Athlete and the Photos are Gorgeous…

VIEW GALLERYWhile this month has been all about the Winter Olympics, there’s another important sports event happening in the coming weeks. The Winter Paralympics is occurring in early March in Pyeongchang. Athletes with physical disabilities will be going head to head in skiing, snowboarding and hockey, to name a few. Brenna Huckaby, 22, is one of…

via ‘Sports Illustrated’ Just Featured Its First Paralympic Athlete And The Photos Are Gorgeous — Dating, Breaking News, Celeb Gossip & Everything College | CC

Make America Safe Again…

I wrote this back in 2013, after Sandy Hook. I guess it’s time to repost it. Again. If you think nothing can be done about gun violence in America, think again. If you think we shouldn’t politicize this, you have to realize that this is a political problem, with a political solution. Reasonable, responsible legislation […]

via Make America Safe Again — Field Notes From Fatherhood

How to Call Your State Representative for Better Gun Control Laws…

Shutterstock Not even a full two months have gone by this year and there have already been eight school shootings. The most recent happened in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. There are 17 confirmed deaths and the number could rise if the injured don’t make it. Students from the school, celebrities and a…

via How To Call Your State Representative For Better Gun Control Laws — Dating, Breaking News, Celeb Gossip & Everything College | CC

Teens Suffer Facial Burns After Classmate Throws Unknown Chemical in School Library…

(ST. LOUIS) — Two St. Louis high school students were badly injured after a classmate threw an unknown chemical substance on them. Police were called around 10 a.m. to Sumner High School. Authorities say a 16-year-old male student threw something on a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl in the library. The students are in…

via Teens Suffer Facial Burns After Classmate Throws Unknown Chemical in School Library — U.S. – TIME

Nigeria: Way Forward…

There will always be a future. What kind of future we are hoping for is a choice we have to make collectively. Nigeria is extremely blessed, heaven and earth knows that! We are a wealthy nation and its high time, that wealth find expression in the lives of poor and average Nigerians. We need to […]

via Nigeria: Way Forward — Babashola’s World

South Carolina School Shooting Suspect Researched Orlando and Newtown Attacks, Official Says…

(ANDERSON, S.C.) — A sheriff’s detective says a teen charged with fatally shooting his father before going to a South Carolina school and killing a first-grader and injuring two other people searched the internet for information on school shootings. Anderson County Detective McKindra Bibb examined the teen’s cellphone and testified Thursday that the suspect searched…

via South Carolina School Shooting Suspect Researched Orlando and Newtown Attacks, Official Says — U.S. – TIME

You Shouldn’t Wait Until the End to Make Your Bucket List, According to New Research…

A “bucket list,” if you don’t know already, is a list of things to do before you die. It’s a document that’s meant to name the big adventures life might feel incomplete without—getting a degree, finding a spouse, seeing the Great Wall of China, leaping from an airplane. The concept appeared in the public consciousness…

via You shouldn’t wait until the end to make your bucket list, according to new research — Quartz

Canada Hunting Trip Day 5…

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So, this is probably the most memorable day of our trip. Usually, I gave Peter or whomever was driving the outfitters truck plenty of room to avoid an accident, especially since I could not see him through all the snow that was being kicked up behind him. Well…. we had not been on the road […]

via Canada Hunting Trip Day 5 — Blog of Things:

American Luger Emily Sweeney Knocked Out of Olympics After Terrifying Crash…

Team USA luger Emily Sweeney was knocked out of the Olympics after a terrifying crash in the final heat at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Sweeney, who was competing in the Olympics for the first time, lost control at curve 9 of the Alpensia Sliding Centre track, crashing against the sides before falling off her…

via American Luger Emily Sweeney Knocked Out of Olympics After Terrifying Crash — U.S. – TIME

Danielle Herrington Becomes the Third Black Woman to Cover the ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’ Issue…

VIEW GALLERYThe Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition revealed their cover model today and it’s model Danielle Herrington. You’re probably wondering to yourself, who is that? For starters, she is only the third black woman to ever grace the cover of the Swimsuit issue. The other two are Beyonce in 2007 and Tyra Banks in 1996 and…

via Danielle Herrington Becomes The Third Black Woman To Cover The ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’ Issue — Dating, Breaking News, Celeb Gossip & Everything College | CC

Korean Dishes to Warm Up with During the Bitterly Cold Olympics…

It’s brutally cold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Strong winds postponed the women’s giant slalom event, while some competitors in the women’s snowboard slopestyle final said the event should have been canceled for the same reason. But at least athletes and spectators can take comfort in hearty Korean dishes designed to…

via Korean dishes to warm up with during the bitterly cold Olympics — Quartz

The Most Important College Course Ever: Happiness 101…

Originally posted on Peace from Panic: Last night I was making dinner and half listening to the NBC Nightly News. I rushed around the kitchen,  browning the chicken, dicing the red rose potatoes, and making a salad, when I heard a story that literally stopped me in my tracks. The reporter was talking about the…

via The Most Important College Course Ever: Happiness 101 — Dream Big, Dream Often

Viral Video of Applebee’s in KC Racially Profiling Black Women with Security on Scene [Video]…

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A woman and her friend say they were racially profiled in a Kansas City Applebee’s for being black after the restaurant says they had a dine-n-dash the day before. Alexis Brison FACEBOOK: Hey facebook friends and family I need your help reposting this. Especially in black history month black people cannot continue to be treated…

via Viral Video Of Applebee’s In KC Racially Profiling Black Women With Security On Scene [Video] — Bossip

Meet the Figure Skater Behind the First Meme from the 2018 Winter Olympics…

VIEW GALLERYIt was only a matter of time before this year’s Winter Olympics produced an incredible meme. The camera was on the South Korean figure skating team and one of the team’s athletes took advantage of the camera time. He whipped off his Olympic Rings sunglasses to reveal a pair of aviator sunglasses underneath. This…

via Meet The Figure Skater Behind The First Meme From The 2018 Winter Olympics — Dating, Breaking News, Celeb Gossip & Everything College | CC

Shizusan Shophouse|Travelling Bao Festival | Phoenix Market City…

” The more you eat, the less flavour; the less you eat, the more flavour”- Chinese proverb While baskets filled with little miniature masterpieces, fill my dwam before my sleep ; I slip into a state of trance and let the bygone moments, decide the menu of the day. About Shizusan shophouse: Shizusan, is an […]

via Shizusan Shophouse|Travelling Bao Festival | Phoenix Market City | — The Plate Memoirs

Germany Experienced an Average of Four Anti-Semitic Crimes Every Day…

The volume of anti-Semitic crimes is not decreasing. According to a police report seen by the Tagespiegel newspaper, there were 1,453 crimes against Jewish people in 2017, around the same as in 2016, and up from the 1,366 in 2015. That’s an average of four per day. Police said that right-wing extremists were behind the…

via Germany experienced an average of four anti-Semitic crimes every day — Quartz

A Review of the Paris Review’s Overproduced Podcast…

In his introduction to the first episode of The Paris Review Podcast, former editor Lorin Stein tells us that we’re going to hear some great writing. He then claims, “what you won’t hear is much in the way of hosting from me or anyone else. We’re just going to let the writing speak for itself, the way […]

via A review of The Paris Review’s overproduced podcast — Biblioklept

Bitcoin is Showing Some Signs of Life After Falling for Four Consecutive Days…

Bitcoin is showing some signs of life after falling for four consecutive days, after investors were unnerved by Asian authorities considering crackdowns on cryptocurrencies. Despite signs of a comeback, the volatile digital asset has fallen more than 40% over the past month, lagging considerably less racy investments over that time, like the stock of BlackBerry, the mobile-phone maker left for dead by Apple’s iPhone.

At the time of writing, the price of bitcoin was up by around 6%, according to CoinDesk. A bunch of other cryptocurrencies, from ripple to litecoin, were also posting intraday gains.

But BlackBerry has soared by more than 20% in the past month, leaving some cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in the dust. The company’s smartphones—and the game Brick Breaker—were once ubiquitous in corporate boardrooms. Its handset business has now been outsourced, as BlackBerry reinvents itself (paywall) as a software and services firm focused on cybersecurity, playing on its reputation for building an ultra-secure messaging system. Its clients now include the likes of Nato and the US Department of Justice.

Of course, bitcoin has suffered jaw-dropping declines in the past before making a comeback. (Even after the recent declines, bitcoin is up some 1,000% over the past year.) Thanks to the blockchain, bitcoin also has a reputation for cryptographically secured underpinnings. Even after a particularly rough month, it probably isn’t wise to count bitcoin and its cousins out just yet.

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