The most controversial new work of art in the United States is a sculpture that resides in an undisclosed warehouse location in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hardly anyone knows where it is, and few have actually seen it. The people who commissioned the piece have warned the artist not to publicly identify himself. They don’t think they’re being paranoid. “We’ve gotten all kinds of hate mail,” Lucien Greaves, one of the people who commissioned the work, says. Greaves has received a number of emailed death threats, which he occasionally posts verbatim to his Facebook page: “I hope, I pray you get a bullet. You are evil your a monster, an obamanation…the evil radiates off you. I hope you suffer.” A guest on Don Imus’s show on Fox News remarked jocularly that Greaves and his cohorts behind the sculpture should be lined up next to it and shot. Greaves hadn’t seen the artwork in person until recently. On a warm afternoon in early June, a … [Read more...] about Trolling Hell: Is the Satanic Temple a Prank, the Start of a New Religious Movement — or Both?
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S.M.a.r.t. Column| Twenty years ago, the City of Santa Monica unveiled a roadmap for the development of our parks and recreational programs. The plan, adopted in 1997, laid out a blueprint for the future. It is time to revamp this plan and revitalize our City’s commitment to our open spaces and recreational opportunities. The first step is to reach out and see what is working, what isn’t and pinpoint where more facilities are needed. You can, and should, participate. Whether you use our parks for an occasional picnic or a relaxing walk, whether you “sweat it out” with an invigorating workout or sport, it is vital that your voice is heard, loud and clear, on what is needed. Before you take the Santa Monica Parks Master Plan survey online (bit.ly/samoparksmasterplan) think about how accessible our existing parks are to you as you live and work in our city. Can you access a city green space within 1/4 mile of your residence? Is it safe to walk there? Is it safe to … [Read more...] about Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Computers live by Murphy’s Law: “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” Which is why, at some point, your computer will freeze, or flicker, or even shut down. Most of us are comfortable using computers as long as everything is going smoothly.Maybe your old computer is just running slowly. Click here for 9 ways make an old PC run faster.Below are five common computer problems that you can usually solve yourself. Computers have a lot of moving parts, and you may eventually decide to call in reinforcements. But with a little direction, you may be able to fix minor issues all on your own.Unexpected rebootsWindows — Troubleshoot an unexpected reboot with a program called WhoCrashed. It scans your computer to identify the problem, and it may suggest a solution. According to WhoCrashed, the problem may not have anything to do with hardware; instead may be related to its device drivers. Or it may be a problem with pieces of coding called kernel modules.One caveat: … [Read more...] about Fixes for a finicky computer
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Paul Farhi by Paul Farhi Email the author April 18 at 5:56 PM Email the author Sean Hannity of Fox News arrives on stage to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March 2016. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) Sean Hannity is one of America’s most famous TV personalities, a conservative opinion-slinger who regularly attracts more than 3 million viewers to his nightly prime-time Fox News show while also hosting a daily syndicated radio program. But lately a kind of Talmudic question has swirled around Hannity: Is he a journalist? And if not, what is he? The question is probably irrelevant to … [Read more...] about Is Sean Hannity a journalist or not? Here’s why it matters.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What is John McCain's legacy? PBS 'Frontline' offers a look The "Frontline" episode praises John McCain's independence, but says his choice of Sarah Palin as vice president helped pave the way for Donald Trump. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Bill Goodykoontz, USA TODAY NETWORK Published 6:00 a.m. MT April 16, 2018 CLOSE Eight years after an unsuccessful long-shot presidential bid, John McCain took another run at the nation’s highest office. He would run against a young senator from Illinois named Barack … [Read more...] about What is John McCain’s legacy? PBS ‘Frontline’ offers a look