Quote of the Day

“The reality is, this happens quite frequently. And it’s kind of, ‘Oh, well, this guy was killed today. Somebody else will be killed tomorrow.’” ~JACI WASHINGTON, whose brother, Barry Washington, was killed last August as a bystander during a shooting at an Elks lodge in Cincinnati. Source: Quotation of the …

Celebrity Birthdays for May 24, 2016

Comedian Tommy Chong is 78. Musician Bob Dylan is 75. Actor Gary Burghoff (“M-A-S-H”) is 73. Singer Patti LaBelle is 72. Actress Priscilla Presley is 71. Country singer-songwriter Mike Reid is 69. Actor Jim Broadbent is 67. Actor Alfred Molina is 63. Singer Rosanne Cash is 61. Actress Kristin Scott …

Do You Speak Singlish? – The New York Times

After emerging from a half-century of obscurity, Singapore’s wacky creole has become its boldest language. SINGAPORE — Is the government’s war on Singlish finally over? Our wacky, singsong creole may seem like the poor cousin to the island’s four official languages, but years of state efforts to quash it have …

Snappy dressers | The Economist

Why breeding the brutes may help their wild brethren SOME 30,000 crocodiles bask at Izintaba, a farm sprawled across 100 acres near the South African city of Pretoria. Sold to tanners for bags, belts and watch straps, the best croc skins can fetch more than $600. The job requires long …

The Faithful — The California Sunday Magazine

René and Juan Carlos set out to convert their Colombian megachurch to Orthodox Judaism. This is what happened. With its decaying two-story homes and grazing cows, Bello looks like just another sleepy suburb of Medellín, Colombia. Thirty years ago, though, it was known as la capital de los sicarios, the …

Meet Deadeye Donald – The New York Times

Beware Trumps bearing arms. Donald Trump has a permit to carry a gun. “Nobody knows that,” he told a gathering of the National Rifle Association on Friday. Well actually, it’s pretty hard to not know since he brings it up all the time. “Boy, would I surprise somebody if they …