Reuters photog Jim Urquhart captured this surreal photograph of Eric Parker, who lives in central Idaho, aiming his gun from a bridge as pro-states' rights protesters assemble at the Bureau of Land Management base camp in Bunkerville, Nevada. The Atlantic has a good explainer on the case, which involves rancher Cliven Bundy not paying grazing fees to the BLM, and now essentially squatting his "ancestral land" with support from a lot of very angry white people with guns. This is militia culture in the United States.
"A man arrives at an unknown home with an unknown agenda." As seemingly inconsequential moments keep adding up, this suspenseful piece written and directed by Robert Broadhurst feels all too timely. The title is a reference to the Ambrose Bierce story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," which was the basis for the French film… READ THE REST
Last night, US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former schoolteacher, gave her 2020 Democratic National Convention speech from an early childhood classroom. Just beside her left shoulder, you can see three wooden alphabet blocks spelling out B L M for Black Lives Matter. And that wasn't the only subtle message in the background. From ABC News:… READ THE REST
Hitting newsstands August 11 is the first Oprah-less O magazine cover. Oprah Winfrey gave up her cover spot for the first time in the magazine's 20-year history to honor Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old who was killed this past March by Louisville police officers. Here is part of her explanation on why she put an illustration… READ THE REST
With January here, it's easy to think that the worst of winter is over. Unfortunately, as recent years (like last year) have shown us, it can remain pretty steadily chilly all the way into April and May. If you've got central heating, you're going to be getting pretty sick of those bills by then. The… READ THE REST
It's likely that there's never been a New Year's resolution focused on vacuuming more. However, plenty of people want to clean up the clutter and tidy up their lives to start a new year. The investment in a quality vacuum and other cleaners can be a good way of ensuring that much-needed cleaning work gets… READ THE REST
If you've ever started a business, it probably wasn't so you could process invoices and fill out payroll checks. Yet, accounting is the absolute lifeblood of any enterprise – and unless a company is paying thousands to have a certified professional take charge of their finances, it's easy to feel like the entire accounting arena… READ THE REST