Keith Haring—1980’s New York’s radiant baby, playful pop commentator, punk kid, rap-lite-socialite, political activist, and prolific artist. Through his short, explosive life, his art gathered such exposure that it’s instantly recognizable, on T-shirts, buttons, public works, and yes, tequila bottles.
Having an extra pair of sneakers on hand can be vital when the situation or weather changes on a dime. For some footwear enthusiasts, switching up what’s on-feet is a mid-day ritual, but it’s not always easy to keep a spare pair around at all times.
If you’re the sort of person who lives by the motto that every second counts, next week, you get to put your money where your mouth is. That’s because, as we first learned back in January, we’re all being gifted a leap second on June 30th.
For decades researchers have been trying to make fake blood to feed shortages, treat people with diseases like sickle cell anemia and even study diseases carried by bloodsucking mosquitoes. Now a candidate for synthetic blood will be tested in the United Kingdom in the first trial of its kind, as James Gallagher reports for BBC.
For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft.
Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The defenseman, who goes by the name “Misha,” started playing hockey on a smaller-than-normal rink in Beijing when his mother was trying to find him a sport. Once his talent was spotted, his family moved to Canada and he quickly excelled when he began playing as a 10-year-old.
What a series of days in American life, full of savage mayhem, uncommon forgiveness, resistance to forgiveness, furious debate, mourning, and, finally, justice and grace. As President Obama led thousands of mourners in Charleston, South Carolina, in “Amazing Grace,” I thought about late 2013 and early 2014. Obama’s Presidency was surely dwindling, if not finished. His mood was sombre, philosophical—which is good if you are a philosopher; if not, not.
When Michael Jackson passed away 6 years ago today his debts were around $500 million. Since that time TMZ reports that the King of Pop’s estate has grossed nearly$2 billion.