A key component is missing from the current controversial discussion surrounding football players and the national anthem. In the recent days of argument over whether NFL players have the right to protest racial inequality and systemic injustice in the United States, few have brought up the fact that less than a decade ago, professional football players didn’t even appear on the field during the national anthem.
Awesome portraits by Álvaro Rodríguez Navarro, talented 24-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist based in Ciudad-Rodrigo, Castilla y León, Spain. Álvaro focuses on portraiture, he shoots a lot of beauty, lifestyle, nude and street portrait photography. More: Álvaro Rodríguez Nav
Source: Gorgeous NSFW Female Portrait Photography by Álvaro Rodríguez Navarro
The “copyright enforcer” is a walking lawsuit factory. He’s also the best hope for photographers to get paid.
—Our story starts with Geno Smith getting punched in the jaw by a teammate, as most good stories about copyright law do. It was August 2015, and the then-quarterback for the New York Jets got clocked in a practice altercation that sent him into surgery and sidelined him for the start of the NFL season. Two days after Smith’s surgery, a photojournalist named Angel Chevrestt spotted the shirtless, puffy-cheeked quarterback standing outside his apartment, tossing a football to a friend. Chevrestt took some pictures and licensed them to the New York Post, where they ran alongside an article titled “Big Mouth! Geno Emerges for First Time Post-Sucker Punch Surgery.”
When public universities and their foundations take large sums of money from political and strategic philanthropists, they can’t safeguard academic freedom unless there’s some transparency.
Source: What’s wrong with secret donor agreements like the ones George Mason University inked with the Kochs
The great mystery to me of psychedelic experiences is the centrality of love.
I mean, why is it love exactly — overwhelming love — that so many experience under the spell of these molecules? When I first dabbled in the expansion of consciousness, I assumed it was simply some kind of wish-fulfillment.
With the mystery surrounding the gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy, Stephen King’s new novel ‘The Outsider’ is poised to be the summer’s spookiest read
Source: Read an exclusive excerpt from Stephen King’s new novel ‘The Outsider’
How John Carreyrou battled corporate surveillance and intimidation to expose a multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley start-up as a fraud.
Source: The Reporter Who Took Down a Unicorn
Forest fires killed off tree-dwelling species and left the ground-dwelling ones to restart the avian dynasty.
Climate scientist Ed Hawking came up with a simple way to visualize how quickly the earth is warming up.
Source: Our entirely avoidable plunge into oblivion, as a nice poster
The novelist’s wide-ranging work spanned from irreverent short stories to self-lacerating picaresque to experimental fiction, but at its center there was still a moral core.
Source: The Many Philip Roths
Literary giant’s anointed biographer Blake Bailey shares the details of Roth’s long struggle with coronary artery disease, and of his prolific — and profound — writing life
Source: The story behind Philip Roth’s final days
While many school shooters suffered peer rejection of some sort, research doesn’t support the idea that peer rejection is the culprit behind shootings, a scholar argues.
Source: Peer rejection isn’t the culprit behind school shootings
New London, Connecticut still holds a grudge against its hometown son who turned traitor and burned the city.
Source: The Annual Burning of Benedict Arnold
FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortality, has died at age 85, his literary agent said Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
The writer, who died at the age of 85, was the last of the larger-than-life novelists of the mid-20th century.
Philip Roth, a Born Spellbinder and Peerless Chronicler of Sex and Death
The Haditha massacre was one of the most horrific incidents of the Iraq War. This is the true story of why none of the perpetrators were brought to justice.
Source: Just Kills: The True Story Of How The Marine Corps Blew The Biggest War Crimes Case Since Vietnam
By James WoodMay 23, 2018
Philip Roth would not cease from exploration; he could not cease; and the varieties of fiction existed in order for him to explore the varieties of experience.
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Homer’s Odyssey has topped our poll of 100 Stories that Shaped the World. Natalie Haynes looks at why the epic poem has survived for millennia.
Democrats are trying to impress their base, rather than writing good policy
Source: A jobs guarantee is a flawed idea
Prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 said on Thursday they had identified the missile used to shoot down the plane as coming from Russia’s armed forces.
Source: Investigators say identify Russian military unit in MH17 downing
A study of skull fragments from an extinct human relative recently discovered in South Africa suggests that it may have exhibited complex behavior.
Source: Tiny Brains of Extinct Human Relative Had Complex Features
A study has found that regularly eating meals alone is the biggest single factor for unhappiness, besides existing mental illness. Why is hanging out with friends so helpful?
Source: The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple
Stanford Ovshinsky changed your life, and the full impact of his brilliance may still be to come
Source: The Most Important Inventor You’ve Never Heard of
How would honest copywriters have pitched the cool films to audiences?
Source: If Movie Posters Told The Truth…
Photographer Sean Smith captures the city at night, from cabaret stars to road maintenance workers, homeless people to fire wardens
Source: While the city sleeps: London after hours – a photo essay