Equally optimistic and concerned, the longtime television news anchor — now a Facebook phenomenon — has written a book that doesn’t hide his love of country.
Editor’s Note: I’ve followed Dan on Facebook and Twitter over the past year, and he speaks truly, openly, and in defense of an America and American values I believe are core to our nation’s history, traditions, and democracy. Worth a listen to his views, if you get the chance…
Source: Dan Rather, An Unlikely Essayist, On ‘What Unites Us’
Author Paul Theroux shares the insights he gleaned about America from the people he met in the small towns and backroads of the Deep South. Then history professor Mark D. Van Ells returns with more suggestions for visiting places that honor the sacrifices of Allied troops in World War I. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves – including episode descriptions, program archives and related details – visit http://www.ricksteves.com.
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Raleigh and Charlotte are ranked among the top cities in the United States to live based on crime rate, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.
Source: Raleigh, Charlotte ranked among the best cities in America to live | News & Observer
Editor’s Note: Died this day, 1955, great actor gone too soon…
James Dean: James Dean, an American film actor who became a symbol of the confused, restless, and idealistic youth of the 1950s.
Source: James Dean | American film actor | Britannica.com
A biography of George Gershwin, in ASE format. Library of Congress
Prior to WWII, Americans didn’t think much of softcover books.
Source: How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever – Atlas Obscura
There’s a weird problem that keeps popping up with Star Trek: Discovery and I can’t tell whose fault it is. Is it journalists writing about the show who don’t know its background? Is it that the people involved in the show are bad ambassadors for it? Is it the way the show’s being promoted? Is it just the news cycle? Whatever the cause, the effect is that Discovery is constantly marketed as groundbreaking when it should be marketed as following in Star Trek’s footsteps.
Source: Has Everyone Forgotten What Star Trek Is Supposed to Be?
Voice recognition technology is beginning to compete with typing. Would the end of typing change the business world forever?
“After decades of development, voice recognition technology is beginning to compete with typing when it comes to sending texts, interacting with computers, and even writing whole articles. The end of typing could shake things up, judging from how much typing changed the world when it was first introduced.”
Source: How Typewriters Changed Everything | JSTOR Daily
In response to real-world tragedies, a number of people online have turned to Superman for a lesson in diversity and respect. Now, DC has shared some history and a beautiful restoration of a classic poster.
Source: Superman Teaches Diversity in This Beautifully Restored Poster
He’s been debunked again and again—and yet we still can’t give him up.
Source: Why Freud Survives | The New Yorker