Birmingham, England, November 20: This blue-eyed diva – a Colourpointed British Shorthair – is Parradazy Popstar, basking in her glory at Fancy’s Supreme Cat Show. 1,196 cats were exhibited, delighting and antagonizing some 1,196,000 cat ladies.
From the monthly archives:
In November 1982, A 10 year old schoolgirl from Maine named Samantha wrote a letter to thenÂ Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, seeking to understand why the relations between the Soviet Union and the United States were so tense: Dear Mr. Andropov, My name is Samantha Smith. I am ten years old. Congratulations on your new job. [...]
In a grammatically challenged Wikipedia entry, the Los Angeles suburb of Eagle Rock is described as an “upper middle class neighborhood” and “an eclectic gathering of hipsters and the creative class”, and “Over the past decade , (the) neighborhood has been experience gentrification as young urban professionals* have moved from nearby Los Feliz and Silver [...]
Pipsqueaky, Depression Era New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia was the one who made sure this airport, New York’s smallest, got built. The tiny Tammany Hall foe famously refused to exit a plane that had landed in Newark, insisting that his ticket read New York, not New Jersey. He demanded to be taken to New York, [...]
Ah, the Midterm elections. Not sexy and traumatizing like the Presidential, but often a political barometer, with seats shifting to or from a governing party, so the result can be high drama. Remember that in 1994, the Democrats’ lost both congressional chambers and Bill Clinton was forced to govern with the (1990′s versions of) hostile [...]