AMERICAN MUSICAL PHENOMENON “HAMILTON” WOWS NYC

AMERICAN MUSICAL PHENOMENON “HAMILTON” WOWS NYC

A fresh and a creative wind has blown into the Great White Way in game-changing fashion, potentially altering the way some American musicals will be staged and produced in the future. “Hamilton”, the captivating musical/opera with a book, music and lyrics by MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a breathtaking historical ride back to […]

Possible Key to Slow Progression Toward AIDS Found

Possible Key to Slow Progression Toward AIDS Found

HIV-positive people who progress to full blown AIDS slower than others carry a rare immune gene variant. Even among these people the speed of disease progression varies widely. A possible key to that variation is a killer T-cell immune response that targets a section of the HIV protein called IW9.

Carsey Institute: More Than 16 Million Children in Poverty in 2011

DURHAM, N.H. – Between 2010 and 2011, the child poverty rate rose modestly across the nation to 22.5 percent. Today 16.4 million children live in poverty; 6.1 million of them are under age six, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. In addition, 45 percent — 32.7 million of […]

Legs the size of your arm: Shopper calls on US retailer to shelve stick-thin mannequins

Legs the size of your arm: Shopper calls on US retailer to shelve stick-thin mannequins

An American woman shopping at a department store in Florida was put off from continuing her shopping spree after seeing several mannequins she described as “shockingly thin.” She is asking J.C. Penney to reconsider their size and proportions. “The legs on the mannequin were not just ‘super-skinny,’ they were extraordinarily, shockingly thin. So thin, that […]

‘The Queen is Nude’: Berlusconi’s rag to publish topless pics of Princess Kate

‘The Queen is Nude’: Berlusconi’s rag to publish topless pics of Princess Kate

Chi, an Italian gossip magazine owned by former PM Silvio Berlusconi, will publish topless photos of Princess Kate, wife of British Prince William. The cover was unveiled in Italian newspapers and TV with the teaser headline, “The Queen is Nude.” Chi magazine, which has an estimated weekly circulation of 340,000, announced it plans to publish […]

Mass arrests in NYC as OWS movement marks one year

Mass arrests in NYC as OWS movement marks one year

Hundreds of police barricaded the New York Stock Exchange as Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the Financial District for the movement’s one-year anniversary, with over 180 reportedly arrested. Police made 180 arrests by Monday evening, primarily for “disorderly conduct”  or impeding “vehicular or pedestrian traffic.” Witnesses had previously  reported on Twitter that demonstrators were being arrested for“blocking […]

Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA

Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA

A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House’s ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or due process. Last week, a federal judge ruled that an temporary injunction on section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 must be made permanent, essentially barring […]

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