Arts school creates exchange

Arts school creates exchange

A Connecticut magnet school for the arts has signed an agreement with Chinese education officials to begin an exchange program, a first for an American public school. The ACES Education Center for the Arts signed the agreement with the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, an international branch of the Chinese Ministry of Education, on […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Toyota Prius new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Toyota Prius new car review

By Eric Peters The burden on the Champ is to remain the Champ – or know when to retire before retirement is forced upon you. The Toyota Prius is still the Champ – and has been the Champ for 20 years’ running. No other hybrid matches its combination of mileage and cost-to-benefit ratio. Meaning, the cost […]

Eric Peters: Avoiding underhood quackery

Eric Peters: Avoiding underhood quackery

By Eric Peters Cows walk willingly up the ramp to get that knock on the head. It is wise not to follow their example when it comes to getting your car fixed. And – it’s not necessary to know a lot about cars to avoid getting that knock on the head… or that great GM […]

John R. Coyne, Jr.: ‘The Vanishing American Adult’ book review

John R. Coyne, Jr.: ‘The Vanishing American Adult’ book review

THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT: OUR COMING-OF-AGE CRISIS – AND HOW TO REBUILD A CULTURE OF SELF-RELIANCE By Ben Sasse St. Martin’s Press, $27.99, 306 pages “I believe our entire nation is in the midst of a collective coming of age crisis without parallel in our history,” writes Ben Sasse, junior senator from Nebraska and former […]

Claire Hopley: ‘Saints for All Occasions’ book review

Claire Hopley: ‘Saints for All Occasions’ book review

SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS By J. Courtney Sullivan Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95, 352 pages “Saints for All Occasions tells the stories of the Flynn sisters: Nora and Theresa, who leave their home in Ireland to settle in Boston in 1958. Theresa is the adventurous one; Nora is the older, shy, responsible one. She’s engaged to […]

Bob Garver: “Cars 3” movie review

Bob Garver: “Cars 3” movie review

By Bob Garver “Cars” is probably the most unpopular arm of the Pixar universe. The first film was only moderately well-received, the sequel was the first eligible Pixar film not to be nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, and the two “Planes” spinoffs (which are from a non-Pixar branch of Disney) are direct-to-DVD-quality […]

Daniel Day Lewis retires from acting

Daniel Day Lewis retires from acting

Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis announced Tuesday that he is leaving the acting business for good. The actor will appear in his last film ever “Phantom Thread,” which is set to debut later this year. The news was confirmed by a representative of the actor to Variety. Day-Lewis will retire at the age of 60. […]

Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

From Science Daily A major new insight into how Hepatitis B Virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide. The team at the Universities of York and Leeds identified an “assembly code” in the genetic material of Hepatitis B Virus that […]

NASA Mars orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp

NASA Mars orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp

The feature that appears bright blue at the center of this scene is NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover amid tan rocks and dark sand on Mount Sharp, as viewed by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on June 5, 2017. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona › Full image and caption › Full image and […]

What Hyatt’s Expedia clash could mean for the industry

What Hyatt’s Expedia clash could mean for the industry

From Travel Pulse The Hyatt Hotels Corporation has informed Hyatt hotel owners that it intends to terminate its Corporate Lodging Agreement with Expedia this summer if the two sides can’t agree on new terms—mainly, securing lower commissions. In a letter to owners obtained by Hotels, the Chicago-based hotel company confirmed it plans to pull out […]

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