Ever since Kevin Smith confirmed that he is currently hard at work on ‘Clerks 3’ it’s been hard not to feel a tad nostalgic for the gang that made their debut on the big-screen 20 years ago. Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson will return as Dante Hicks and Randal Graves for the comedy, because, let’s face it, if they didn’t then there would be the cinematic equivalent of a riot. Which would probab
By Gregory Wakeman on Oct 31, 2014
In 1981, Andrew Young was engaged in a tight race with Sidney Marcus, a white state legislator, to success Maynard Jackson as mayor of Atlanta. For two years leading up to this election the business community had searched high and low to find a white candidate to run for mayor. They did not want another black mayor after sharing the spoils of politics for two terms with the black friends of Jackso
By Harold Michael Harvey, JD on Oct 31, 2014
Science & Tech
At least one pilot is dead and another is seriously injured after Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo spaceplane exploded over the Mojave Desert in California this morning. “SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming,” the Virgin Galactic Twitter handle tweeted at 10:13 A.M. PDT. The statement came a mere six seconds after Virgin claimed the craft’s eng
By Barry Eitel on Oct 31, 2014
This Sunday Peyton Manning will lead his Denver Broncos into New England to take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. This will be the 16th time the two quarterbacks will square off against one another and it is certainly one of the biggest player rivalries the NFL has ever known. Brady currently holds a 10-5 record in these matchups, but coming into this game the Broncos are favored by a fi
By Darren Pare on Oct 31, 2014
You try your best to prepare healthy food for your children. You tell them to eat their broccoli and encourage them to play outside instead of staying cooped up indoors watching TV. But when they head off to school, are you sure they remain as healthy as you want them to be? It’s a paradox: Schools are supposed to teach children valuable lessons in life; however, that’s where they might pick up a
By Stef dela Cruz on Oct 31, 2014
Marketers hate certain words. Spoken or written phrases such as big data, viral, snackable content, bleeding edge, all result in rolled eyes and ignited gag reflexes. But the annoyance is justified. Usually, when marketers create content or gather at events, they overuse these words. They’re easy to throw around but don’t really help others improve their marketing strategies. Many marketers were w
By Ashtyn Douglas on Oct 31, 2014
One day this past summer my friend Paula Lysak and I decided to go on a field trip. It wasn’t to the Hamptons, the Catskill Mountains or the Jersey Shore. Instead we took a short ferry ride across lower New York harbor. In the process, we left behind the skyscrapers of 21st century Manhattan and entered the Governors Island National Monument at the center of Governors Island. As we walked through
By Suzanne Surbeck on Oct 30, 2014
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