In 1984 Atlantic City, NJ welcomed the opening of the Trump Plaza casino and today it was gloriously destroyed in an event that seems perfectly symbolic. Though it has been owned by billionaire, Carl Icahn, who acquired the two remaining Trump casinos in 2016 from the last of their many bankruptcies, it is very satisfying to see this eye sore imploded and imagine that the former disgraced president felt a chill in his leaden bones when it came crashing down.
When I was little my parents woke me up late at night because they couldn't believe the wonderfully weird guest on Laugh-In and they wanted me to see him for myself. I stumbled sleepy-eyed into the family room and was glad they got me out of bed. The guest was a tall man with a… READ THE REST
The security footage video starts with a scene from a feel-good movie. As a man sets some takeaway food on the hood of his SUV parked in his driveway he cheerfully bids a "good morning!" to his neighbor. By the end of the 48-second video he's screaming, "I'll shoot that fucker!" What happened in the… READ THE REST
Bruce's Beach was a black-owned resort in Southern California's Manhattan Beach in the 1920s. While most public beaches were segregated and only accessible to white visitors, Bruce's was a lone haven, providing patrons with a chance to enjoy an exclusively black beach, dance hall, bathhouse, and lodge. The resort was hugely popular for a time,… READ THE REST
The ostrich analogy is real. Nobody should be sticking their head in the sand to escape unpleasant truths. And one such unpleasant reality is that for all their functionality, headphones can be incredibly dangerous. An overwhelming 96 percent of Americans say it's dangerous to wear headphones or earbuds when driving. That number remains high for… READ THE REST
Students and staff at Stanford University, the University of California, the University of Colorado, and other institutions were warned to be on alert after a widespread security breach compromised personal data files during a nationwide cyberattack on the schools' computer systems. Meanwhile, someone is selling personal information on 21 million users of the mobile parking… READ THE REST
The difficulties of pandemic life have brought some unexpected consequences over the past year. With some transportation options closed and everyone mostly stuck in their houses, people got stir crazy for an alternative — and bicycle sales surged nationwide. Unfortunately, that wave of new bike riders brought an all too expected result: a corresponding surge in… READ THE REST