A country’s territorial waters reach twelve miles off its coast, which means it can make up the rules there. Twelve miles beyond that is the contiguous zone where the country can only enforce laws regarding customs, taxation, immigration, and pollution. Up to 200 nautical miles off the coast is the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which is sort of international waters but only that country has the rights to harvest the natural resources there. One country, three different levels of laws over the ocean.
The ancient Egyptians had their pyramids, the Greeks, their sculptures and temples. And everybody knows about the Maya and their famous calendar.
But other ancient peoples get short shrift in world history. Here are a handful of long-lost cultures that don’t get the name recognition they deserve.
I’m sorry, but burgers suck. Sure, juicy meat pucks may be among my favorite stomach stuffers, but meat has so many guilt-inducing problems. Are there any restaurants where I can ingest the greasy bovine disks I crave without killing cows, the environment and myself, all without forfeiting the beefy goodness? One joint is answering my prayers with a bloody veggie burger.
A $107 billion bid by the world’s biggest beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, to buy the world’s second-biggest beer company, SABMiller, received the federal government’s blessing last week. The question now is whether American beer lovers ought to be concerned. And the answer is unsatisfying: nobody’s sure yet.
In March 2017, Nintendo will reportedly do what every other console and tablet maker has failed to do: give us a console that seamlessly moves between portable and stationary gaming.
“The Get Down” is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form.
Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.