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Some excellent historical perspective from Julia Azari: We’re now one year into the Trump era, and politics seems more nasty, divided and polarized than ever. A government shutdown is imminent over immigration policy. Congress hasn’t passed a single, major bipartisan bill. President Trump’s approval rating among Democrats has fallen to 5 percent. Some reports suggest […]
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This is the grave of Francis Cabot Lowell (among others). Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1775, Lowell graduated from Phillips Academy in 1786 and from Harvard in 1793, in an era where such early graduations were not yet uncommon. He spent a year traveling in Spain and France after his graduation before returning to Massachusetts. […]
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Dolores O’Riordan, the voice of The Cranberries and one of Ireland’s greatest musical exports, tragically passed away under currently unknown circumstances earlier this week. In a 2014 incident with the police that The Guardian calls a “hypomanic episode” behavior she would claim to be the “Queen of Limerick” (her hometown in mid-west Ireland). I’ve never […]
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