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If the recent hurricanes left you wanting to know more about the history of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the titles that follow are an easy place to start.
This October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on the door of the church in Wittenburg to protest of the sale of indulgences. Though earlier movements for reform within the Church had existed before Luther, such as the Hussites in Bohemia, the posting of his 95 Theses traditionally mark the start of what historians consider the Reformation, lasting from 1517 unti
Believe it or not, 2017 is more than halfway over. In case you’ve been living in an underground bunker or whatever, here's what you've missed so far this year:
“Bad and Boujee” - Migos
Love in the air, couples fawning over each other, gooey love notes, Nicholas Sparks’ movies: Valentine’s Day grosses me out. I’m all for love and romance, as long as you keep it to yourself. Even though I’m extreme in my squeamishness for a day devoted to public displays of affection (yuck!), I’m certainly not the only person who dreads Valentine’s Day. Whether coupled or single, the day is kind of a pressure cooker of romantic expectations and disappointment.
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. Like, sometimes I eat Cheetos for breakfast and I’m honestly not trying to change that. I do like to reflect on the previous year, however, and what I accomplished (or didn’t). And in 2016, I read a lot of books.
“I was thirteen years old when I saw the kung-fu film The Thirty-sixth Chamber of Shaolin, the story of a man who trains to be a Shaolin monk then leaves the temple to teach the world their style of kung-fu. Nine years later, I formed the Wu-Tang Clan--and we left Staten Island to teach the world our style of hip-hop.”
– RZA, The Tao of Wu