The commentary is out on the movie, Brokeback Mountain, and it is mixed--as usual:
Rottentomatoes.com's Joe Williams (of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch) calls Brokeback Mountain "...simply one of the greatest love stories in film history." Also at Rotten Tomatoes, Fantastica Daily's Stacey Lane Wilson writes, "Though deeply flawed, Brokeback Mountain does break new ground in some respects and is worth seeing in some form...at least once."
But Late Breaking News (LBN) feature columnist Larry David ...
Over time Texas Hold'em poker has become a popular pastime throughout the world, as it features players from all over the world who can even compete in tournaments for large amounts of money. But before today the game has made several different changes to get it to where it is today. The history of Texas Hold'em poker is one that is long and has evolved over time through many countries. Throughout the history of Texas Hold'em poker the game has featured many additions, but the substance of the ...
(An excerpt from my UN-mailed letter to Francis Crick Nobel laureate & co-founder of genes) Dear Mr. Crick: "In a way I succumbed to the famous "Crick's Gossip Test". I have been reading/talking/thinking about certain things for many years but only recently have decided to do something about them--as you would like to call it! I have been reading and reading bits and pieces and this most unscientific way of researching has crystallised certain "pre-hypothesis", if I may call it so, ...
Charms are also known as amulets and pendants. They are as
popular today as they have been throughout recorded history.
Ancient Egyptians wore bracelets with charms or amulets. They
were used to protect against bad luck and evil forces. They
began with religious symbols and became a part of everyday
Charms/jewelry were made of almost any material of value to
people in their time. Many were made of precious metal. Others
were made with gemstones inlaid in them or mounted with ...
Before learning about watches you should be familiar with some
of the terminology. The word horology has two meanings; it is
the study or science of measuring time or the art of making
clocks, watches, and devices for telling time.
Since the first appearance of man on the earth an effort has
been made to measure time. The tracking of the sun's movement
across the sky, candles that were marked at intervals, oil lamps
with a marked reservoir, sandglasses (hourglasses) are some of
the ways in ...
I've made a conscience effort to truly contemplate and study the
story of women this month since it is nationally recognized as
Women's History Month. I expanded my studies beyond just the
recent feminist history, which in my opinion is a definite
highlight of our history to this point, to include our history
since the start of written record.
However, this was not as easy as it would seem since the vast
majority of surviving records are his-story and are very short
on the details of ...
Science. Your kids probably either love it or hate it. I know few kids who are in between. For those who love it, the suggestions in this article will thrill them to no end. And for those who would rather take a trip to the dentist than perform a science experiment, these supplements will help to put the fun into science. In fact, they'll be having so much fun they'll forget they're actually learning something about the subject they can't stand.
Here are 16 suggested supplements to turn your ...
Jewelry has been around nearly as long as human beings. The
ability to trace the history of jewelry is due primarily to the
custom, beginning with the earliest peoples, of burying the dead
with their most valuable possessions. As far back as the Old
Stone Age, people made and wore jewelry. Using their primitive
tools, they fashioned necklaces of bones, animal teeth, pebbles,
feathers, shells and leather. Although some were probably worn
as adornments, others may have been worn to ward off ...
This year's theme is "Women Pioneering the Future". According to
the National Women's History Project, this includes both
'pioneering women from US history, who led and won struggles for
equality and civil rights, created and advanced educational and
professional opportunities, and made great contributions to the
arts, sciences, and humanistic causes, and innovative women of
today who further these efforts and continue to expand the
frontiers of possibility for generations to come.'
Here are ...
Here are some sites and resources for celebrating the important
history and contributions of Blacks.
1. Check out some videos on Black history, such as "The Black
West" or "Abubakari: The Explorer King of Mali". These are
recipients of the Gold Apple from the National Educational Media
Association, Telly Award.
Including comprehensive support materials, 16 reproducible
cross- curriculum activities ...