New positive economic data could be good news for retailers, who are jump-starting their holiday sales on Thanksgiving. How much are shoppers expected to spend this season, and what are the items expected to fly off the shelves?
Harvard Divinity School professor, Peter Gomes, is regarded as one of the most distinguished ministers in America. But he’s also one of the country’s foremost scholars on all things Pilgrim. As an African-American who grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he was mesmerized by the lives of the Pilgrims, and is possibly the only African-American to enter the cloistered world of the prestigious Pilgrim Society.
The deadline for emergency short-term claims from the Gulf Coast oil disaster has come and gone and now residents and businesses will have to decide whether to accept lump sum payments in exchange for giving up their right to sue BP.
Since October, cholera has swept through Haiti, killing more than 1,000 and hospitalizing more than 25,000 people. Hand washing is the best ways to prevent cholera, but many Haitians can’t afford soap, so the non-profit group, Clean the World, is sending Haiti a million used, soap bars that hotels in North America throw away everyday.
Dublin-based Conor O’Brien decided to start his one-man band “Villagers” after his college trio suddenly broke up. O’Brien writes all the songs and plays most of the instruments on his debut album, “Becoming A Jackal,” and his music has drawn comparisons to artists like Leonard Cohen and Sufjan Stevens.
Prince is a brilliant musician, a mesmerizing performer and — according to cultural commentator Touré — a Generation X icon. Touré says Prince played a wise older brother to the latchkey kids of Gen X.7 Comments | more »
In New Jersey, where Hurricane Sandy killed dozens of people and caused nearly $30 billion in damage, many people are asking: will the shore be open for business?Comment | more »