Friday, October 30, 2015

Bucharest nightclub fire leaves Romania stunned - BBC News

The 17-year story behind Rubio’s knockdown of Bush

The Supreme Court Takes On the All-White Jury

What Niya Kenny Saw

The girl who was dragged out of her chair by a police officer at Spring Valley High School lacked the adult protection she deserves.
What Niya Kenny Saw
There are, as a result, three videos of what happened next. Fields, a tall man, flips the girls out her seat and throws her across the room. As she lands, with a thud, he berates her and begins dragging her out, by which time Niya is on her feet.  “I was crying, like literally crying and screaming like a baby,” Niya told WLTX, the local CBS television station. “I was screaming what the F, what the F, is this really happening. I was praying out loud for the girl.” The teacher, meanwhile, just stands there; most of the students seem frozen, some half-hiding their eyes. One of the videos shows Fields yelling at Niya. But she wasn’t going to be quiet. Her reaction to what was happening, she told WLTX, was one of “disbelief,” mixed with something more:  “I know this girl don’t got nobody.”

New Yorker illustrator Adrian Tomine: 'My inner voice says 'You suck!''

U.S. Tech Firms May Blur Boundaries in China Deals

Solo in Tokyo: A Traveler’s Odyssey

Abuse Plagues System of Guardians for Adults

Green Arrow to provide pointed critique of Baltimore and Ferguson

Absurd Creature of the Week: It's Not a Jewel—It's the World's Most Stunning Caterpillar

Bob BrueckL: "A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom"

"A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom"

Slapstick yeet unutterably flays the horn-dog grool expelling a syrupy array of bebunged parasites frittering away the vibratory zoonic boujies' ranky pus inundating the bronchials' actuatable scapple scooching-on-over to vagazzle the fat-crizzled chazzer's noop-gnat nether-petals as acerose yarn winders honeyfuggle the clingy thimbleriggers mollymawking the crinkum-crankum swinge-breeches' hiccupy squinchooing: shrilly supernal vesicles emoting chaffy snickerpusses with adhesive pelvic discs flapdoodling the synaptic skittery slang of innascibility.

Fed's Updated Model of Economy Suggests It's Time to Raise Rates

Dow Down in a few minutes

Gender Equality Is Not Possible Without Abortion

Transit project changes: What it means for your Bay Area commute

The Surprising Histories of the Coolest Streets in New York and Paris

Paris Was Wild, Once

The dangerous case of Britain’s missing nuclear debate

There is a whale longer than any orca, and we missed it

Stunning Nasa images capture hints of Saturn moon's underground ocean

Empathy, Not Scorn, as Heroin Use Hits Whites in U.S.

Polish Court Turns Down U.S. Request to Extradite Polanski

Bernie Sanders has a pretty revolutionary idea to change America’s post offices

Paul Ryan is right about the House being broken, but here are four reasons he probably can’t fix it

Leaked Jeb Bush campaign documents map out strategy to attack Marco Rubio

Spotted From Space: 8,000-Year-Old Enigma

WebMuseum: Bazille, Frédéric

Paris: The Thrill of the Modern

"A telling decision: in fact, the link between fashion and Impressionism is tenuous, verging on the deceptive. This is only in part because the dresses in their display cases are rigid museum pieces in the most static sense of the term, whereas the same dresses depicted on canvas are luminous, changeable, inseparable from the movement of the women wearing them. It is also because details are such an essential part of any elegant dress—it is the shape of a button, the placement of a pleat, the delicacy of an embroidery, the perfection of the fini (to use the language of an haute couture atelier) that determines the quality of a dress—whereas Monet, Renoir, or Manet worked first and foremost to evoke an attitude, an impression, the play of light on a fabric. This means, in fact, that they were working in the unfinished, the non-fini. This is diametrically opposed to what we find in a portrait by Ingres, who was so zealous about depicting his model’s clothing in exacting detail; their canvases invite the imagination to finish the painting."

Paris: The Thrill of the Modern by Anka Muhlstein | The New York Review of Books
—Translated from the French by Antony Shugaar

Salman Rushdie's life of literary risk-taking

Corbyn: when it comes to anti-austerity, Labour is the real deal not the SNP

Polish put drama of politics behind them and turn again to Chopin

 South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho performing in this year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, from which he emerged the winner. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/ EPAPolish put drama of politics behind them and turn again to Chopin
By finding out that everyone can play him.

Denis Staunton Who were the Celts? And what have they got to do with us?

Wells Fargo Risks Being Odd Man Out Under New Fed Rule

How to Make a Horror Movie

Yuan Rises Most Since 2005 as PBOC Mulls Easing Capital Controls

Oil Producers Curb Megaproject Ambitions to Focus on U.S. Shale

China's Graying Migrants Have a Hidden Stash of Money to Spend

Has Donald Trump Stopped Having Fun?

U.S. Backs Off Hard Line on Syrian President’s Future

Asian Shares on Track for Best Month in Six Years

Mutual Funds Flail at Valuing Startups

Mutual Funds Flail at Valuing Startups
"As mutual funds scramble to invest in hot, private companies before they go public, many funds are struggling just to put a value on their shares. Prices can vary widely, with a 17% gap for Uber."

Syria conflict: Powers backing rivals meet in Vienna - BBC News

Senate passes budget deal to fund federal government for two years

Palestinian Uprising Shifts to City of Hebron

Shaker Aamer Is Released From Guantánamo Prison