It Was ISIS!

It Was ISIS!

(CNN)The San Bernardino, California, mass shooting is now being investigated as “an act of terrorism,” FBI official David Bowdich said Friday. Bowdich said the FBI “uncovered evidence … of extreme planning.” He said some phone conversations between at least one of the shooters and other people are being investigated. The announcement means the FBI has

Return of the Jewboy: Kinky Friedman at 70

Return of the Jewboy: Kinky Friedman at 70

Newsweek

Criss-crossing the country in a van with two musicians half his age isn’t how Kinky Friedman planned to spend his latter years, but the outlaw country singer/cultural critic/political rabble-rouser/novelist embraces his lot in life. “The point of this tour is it’s like a train going by in a dream. I don’t know what town or what…

Fox World Series broadcast interrupted by power glitch

Fox World Series broadcast interrupted by power glitch

International Business Times

Fox’s broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series, between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals, was interrupted a couple times Tuesday night after the network temporarily lost power, the New York Times reported. The network quickly switched to an international broadcast of the game with different broadcasters. As the network scrambled, the game…

The latest GOP debate was designed just to give candidates — and viewers — something to tweet about

The latest GOP debate was designed just to give candidates — and viewers — something to tweet about

The Conversation The new American politics was showcased in tonight’s Republican debate. It’s a political landscape where Twitter may have as much impact than endorsements, and experience is no way to win support. US politics has long been the triumph of image over content, the domain of celebrity. Today, celebrity is created by reality TV

Teacher shows a better way to deal with an uncooperative student — instead of violently abusing them

Teacher shows a better way to deal with an uncooperative student — instead of violently abusing them

David Ferguson A post on Twitter by user Damito Jo (@kiaspeakes) showed on Thursday how the violent incident at Spring Valley High School — in which an white “school safety” officer brutalized a teenage black girl — could have gone differently. “A former co-worker just shared this,” wrote Damita Jo. “This is how good teachers

Novel ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ pulled from Illinois high school English class over sexual ‘vulgarity’

Novel ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ pulled from Illinois high school English class over sexual ‘vulgarity’

International Business Times

High School Pulls Novel Over ‘Vulgar’ Passages

An Illinois high school removed Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” from the curriculum of an honors English class amid concerns about passages detailing sexual acts that were deemed “extremely” vulgar, according to the Journal Gazette and Times-Courier. The move, which has been condemned by free speech groups, came after parents raised concerns…

Live exorcism will air on cable Friday night

Live exorcism will air on cable Friday night

International Business Times

In the spirit of all things spooky and scary, reality TV producers have kicked things up a notch this year. A live exorcism has been scheduled to occur Friday — the eve of Halloween — on the St. Louis house that inspired the “The Exorcist” book and movie, the Washington Post reported Thursday. “Exorcism: Live!” is…

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