As the exhibit reveals, the Red Scare of the early 1950s interrupted the folk boom and took a heavy toll on the burgeoning music scene. Red Channels, the entertainment industry blacklist publication, included the names of many performers including Pete Seeger. Seeger, whom Petrus described as a communist with a small c, refused to testify although he did not take the Fifth.

Previously a Bible Belt kind of community, Yankee transplants drawn by booming education, technology and other high end jobs are changing the character of the region. In the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary between McCrory and then state Sen. Fred Smith, McCrory won all the counties along the I 77 and I 85 corridor between Wake and Mecklenburg counties except for Randolph.

This situation is not as fucking easy for us as it is in other countries by design. Our constitutional right to peaceful protest has been eroded away anyway, as it’s now illegal to protest within X distance of anyone with a secret service detail (which happened when we last had a major protest with the Occupy movement). 2012 Slate Article All you have to do is “knowingly” be part of “disorderly” conduct, and you’re now faced with 10 years for a federal crime.

Gun related crimes are on the rise in Africa today compared with a decade ago. In Yaounde for instance, hadly a night goes by without reports of an armed robbery. Just last night my brother in law was attacked at the entrance of his home by thieves carrying guns and cutlasses.

FADEL: Well, basically, it was a television only coup. He came on television saying that government is no longer in power, that parliament is no longer in power and their troops have taken the buildings. But on the ground, people were drinking cappuccinos.

If you have a bowl of food you want to cover and put in the fridge, you could simply place a plate over it. It might be a bit bulkier but this preserves your food just as well. You can also put it into the microwave to reheat, just make sure your crockery is microwave friendly..

A fight over the route of a new pipeline is gaining momentum while it plays out in court. Hundreds of Native Americans from tribes across the United States are protesting in North Dakota. They’re setting up camp at the site where the pipeline is slated to cross under the Missouri River.

Following a special 1899 Canadian edition of his Appleton’s guide, Michael Portillo leaves the United States to embark on the next leg of his rail journey in Canada. In the vibrant metropolis of Montreal, he discovers how French and British colonial roots have influenced the city’s construction, cuisine and culture. Undaunted by his guidebook’s description of the treacherous Lachine Rapids, Michael gets a thorough soaking on a white knuckle boat ride down the St Lawrence River..