First Fall MRSEAH Meeting with CUNY-Graduate Center Professor David Waldstreicher

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Amistad: John Quincy Adams, The Shutdown, and the Restart of Antislavery Politics, 1787-1836 The Kinder Institute held its first 2015-16 meeting of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Broadway Hotel in downtown Columbia. Attendees from across the Midwest gathered to discuss “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Amistad: John Quincy Adams, the Shutdown, and the Restart of Antislavery Politics, Read more [...]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2015 PARIS OPERA COMMISSIONS GLEN KEANE TO CREATE “NEPHTALI,” A SHORT FILM FOR THEIR NEW DIGITAL STAGE, “3RD STAGE” Glen Keane Productions is pleased to announce the official launch of Glen’s new film, “Nephtali,” which was created for the Paris Opera to coincide with today’s launch of their new digital stage, 3rd Stage (3e Scène, in French). Here is a direct link to the film: Glen was personally Read more [...]

Do People in Varying Age Groups Invest Differently?

People in different age groups don’t tend to listen to the same music or dress the same way. And not surprisingly, their investing habits aren’t the same, either. In this post, we want to take a look at just how the various age cohorts tend to invest their money. While we couldn’t find much Canadian data, there is very good data on how US households allocate their portfolios. It’s reasonable to expect that Canadians behave in a similar manner, for at least two reasons: Citizens of both Read more [...]

Estimated 35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest Alaska

(Click to enlarge) An estimated 35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska near Point Lay. (Credit: Karen Vale, USFWS) An estimated 35,000 Pacific walrus came ashore last week on Alaska’s remote northwest coast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday, a September phenomenon tied to shrinking sea ice brought on by climate warming. (From Alaska Dispatch News / by Dan Joling) — Observers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Sept. 2 flew near Point Lay and Read more [...]

What to Watch?

~ Iain Pardoe I recently overheard my older daughter being asked, “What kind of movies do you like?” I empathized with her as she struggled to answer, because I too am typically stumped by this innocuous question. Sometimes, I’ll try to sound cooler than I am by saying, “Oh, um, I prefer foreign film, art-house flicks, independent cinema, you know …” Or I’ll confess to not really having a preferred type of movie and that I have pretty eclectic tastes. But then I think I just come Read more [...]

EU stocks open abruptly upper, emphasis on Fed; Dax hurdles 1.37%

European stocks opened sharply higher on Wednesday, as investors eyed the release of euro zone inflation data later in the day and amid growing expectations the Federal Reserve will hold off from raising interest rates this week. During European morning trade, the EURO STOXX 50 rallied 1.29%, France’s CAC 40 surged 1.34%, while Germany’s DAX 30 jumped 1.37%. Investors remained cautious amid speculation that mixed U.S. economic reports and recent volatility in global financial markets will prompt Read more [...]

Die Stamp Patriots and the English Left

One of the most disappointing things about the independence referendum was the response of large parts of the English left to the Yes campaign. Although pockets of sympathy existed on the radical fringes of the English commentariat – Tariq Ali, George Monbiot and Anthony Barnett all came out for Yes – the broad consensus, encompassing Observer liberals, Fabian academics and Old Labour social democrats, was deeply hostile. On the eve of the poll, the Guardian’s Martin Kettle warned against the Read more [...]