Big Book Drive stops at Stirling Elementary School

Big Book Drive stops at Stirling Elementary School

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – There was a book party last Thursday at Stirling Elementary School in Hollywood, and the Elephant and Piggie series was a favorite. The kids welcomed the free books for the summer while celebrating Local 10 News 7th annual Big Book Drive-Thru, a My Future My Choice community-sponsored program. Most of the students … Read more

EXPLANATION: What Turkey’s Erdogan Could Gain in the NATO Debate?

EXPLANATION: What Turkey’s Erdogan Could Gain in the NATO Debate?

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Within the span of two weeks, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a stir by throwing a wrench in Sweden and Finland’s historic request to join NATO, lashing out at fellow alliance member Greece and announcing plans for another incursion into Syria. Erdogan appears to be using Turkey’s role as a … Read more

NYC kids need real books, not woke up BS

NYC kids need real books, not woke up BS

Anastasia Higginbotham, a white Brooklynite children’s book author, knows what New York City children need to learn. Not math or English or science. No: They need lessons on racism. And queerness. And liberation. All are themes in her “What you do not know” – a book that has received the approval stamp of the city … Read more

Iraq passes law to criminalize relations with Israel | Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Iraq passes law to criminalize relations with Israel |  Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Violators of anti-Israel law can face penalties, including life imprisonment or even the death penalty. The Iraqi parliament has passed a law making it a crime to normalize ties with Israel, and violations of the law are punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment. The law, titled “Penalizing Normalization and Establishing Relations with the … Read more

An exciting and vibrant inner life by Paul Dalla Rosa review – deftly executed and creepily funny | Australian books

An exciting and vibrant inner life by Paul Dalla Rosa review – deftly executed and creepily funny |  Australian books

Tthe stories gathered in Paul Dalla Rosa’s debut, An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life, are similar enough to sense a theme, different enough for each of them to come as a relief. They are about young modern life: insecure and disappointing houses, girlfriends, jobs; to try to make beautiful art, or a beautiful self, to … Read more

Former Louvre head indicted in artifact trafficking case

Former Louvre head indicted in artifact trafficking case

PARIS — The former president of the Louvre has been charged with complicity in fraud and money laundering in connection with an investigation into Egyptian artifacts traded over the past decade, French prosecutors said Thursday. Jean-Luc Martinez, who served as the president and director of the Louvre from 2013 to 2021, was released under judicial … Read more

Dallas TV Cuts Jimmy Kimmel’s Shooting Monologue

Dallas TV Cuts Jimmy Kimmel’s Shooting Monologue

A local television station in Dallas interrupted Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about the Texas school shooting, prompting an outcry from viewers and an apology from the station. The Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA began airing ads amid Kimmel’s opening remarks Wednesday night about the massacre in which an 18-year-old gunned down 19 children and two teachers at … Read more

‘Tomb of Sand’ wins international Booker Prize, a first for a Hindi novel

‘Tomb of Sand’ wins international Booker Prize, a first for a Hindi novel

LONDON – “Tomb of Sand”, a novel about an 80-year-old Indian woman’s sudden decision to travel to Pakistan, was on Thursday named the winner of the International Booker Prize, the prestigious award for fiction translated into English. Geetanjali Shree, the book’s author, and Daisy Rockwell, who translated the 739-page novel from its original Hindi, will … Read more

US seeks to constrain China by shaping its environment, says Blinken

US seeks to constrain China by shaping its environment, says Blinken

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said on Thursday that despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China remains the biggest challenger to the United States and its allies, and that the Biden administration is seeking to limit “the strategic environment” surrounding the Asian superpower. are increasingly aggressive actions. “China is the only country with … Read more